Section 80EE
1 July 2020
What is Section 80EE?
Section 80EE deals with tax deductions under the Income Tax Act, 1961. It allows first-time homebuyers to avail of tax benefits on interest paid on home loans. It came into effect in FY 2013-2014 and was applicable to FY...
Energy Saving System for Home
22 June 2020
Solar Panels for Homes
Global warming is fast becoming a reality and its associated problems can be seen in most countries, where extreme weather conditions are now becoming a norm. To combat this effect, more electricity is needed which in turn means using...
Disadvantages of Home Loan
1 June 2020
Negative Side of Taking a Home Loan
People are increasingly buying homes at a younger age. Where most people managed to save enough funds for buying a home by their mid-forties in the earlier days, couples are now buying homes much early on. This is not...
Smart Devices for Home
25 May 2020
Smart Home Technology for your Home
SMART home technology stands for Self Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology and became commercially available from between 1998 and the early 2000s’. A smart home uses technology to make life more convenient, comfortable, secure and energy-efficient for the homeowner....
Types of Roof Insulation
18 May 2020
Types of Roof Insulation
You often hear about roof insulation to prevent wastage of energy spent in warming up the house. But times are changing and people are now worried about insulating their roofs to prevent seepage of heat into their home’s interiors....
Which to buy - Villa vs Apartment
11 May 2020
Should You Buy a Villa or an Apartment?
Taking the plunge to buy a home is a very expensive one and you can’t afford to go in unprepared. You have to make a list of the things you need in your home including the number of bedrooms,...
Santhigiri Ayurveda Treatment
4 May 2020
Santhigiri Ayurveda Treatment
Kerala is famous for its Ayurveda treatment with a history going back about 5,000 years. Ayurveda is the science of life and longevity and is the oldest known health-care system in the world. This holistic method of healing that...
Modern Front Door Designs 
27 April 2020
Modern Front Door Designs
As far as first impressions go, your front door is the focal point for your home’s exterior. It gives an impression of what lies within the closed doors. It’s the first thing your visitor contemplates upon arrival and the...
Kowdiar Palace History
20 April 2020
Kowdiar Palace History
Trivandrum, the capital city of Kerala, has been associated with the royalty for many centuries. The late Maharaja Marthanda Varma (1729-1758) of the erstwhile Kingdom of Travancore was instrumental in making Trivandrum as its capital since 1745 AD. The...
Farmhouse Dining Table
13 April 2020
Farmhouse Dining Table
The ubiquitous farmhouse table has been evolving since the 19th century when it used to serve many purposes. It was used as a sorting table for farm-grown produce, as a handy kitchen work counter and most importantly, as a...
Tips for Luxury Home
11 March 2020
Ways to Make Your Home Look Luxurious
Luxury is anything that makes you feel special, it could be a walk on the beach, a kiss from your child or owning something that brings you joy and pride. Luxury comes alive in the finer details of life...
Reasons Why You Should Invest in Villa Projects
3 March 2020
Reasons Why You Should Invest in Villa Projects
When people think of buying homes, the instant image in their mind is usually of an independent home with a garden to potter around in, space for children to play and for pets to have free reign. However, not...
Tips for Outstanding Walls at Home
17 February 2020
Wall Painting Ideas for Home
When it comes to home decor, the walls should weigh heavily into your plans. While most people spend time obsessing over the furniture, fabrics, accessories, and colors, the truth is that it’s the walls that act as the master...
Benefits to Buying a Villa
3 February 2020
Benefits of Investing in a Villa
Truth be told, everyone’s dream home is an independent house with a backyard and front garden to putter around in. However, only a few lucky ones can fulfill this dream. A villa offers exclusive niche living, speaking volumes about...
Know More about Occupancy Certificates
27 January 2020
Know More About Occupancy Certificates
While home buying can be a very gratifying experience, you do need to be vigilant about the paperwork as the process involves several legal permits and certificates. One of these is the Occupancy Certificate (OC) which your builder needs...
Know More about LTCG Tax
20 January 2020
Know More About LTCG Tax
Capital gain refers to profits arising from the sale of a capital asset. This capital asset can be in the form of land, home, jewelry, vehicles, patents or machinery and can also be known as equity. This capital gain...
Importance of Family Relationships
13 January 2020
Importance of Family Relationships
Families are the strongest unit structures that make up the society around us. Children who grow up in strongly-bonded families grow up to become forward thinkers and contribute positively to society. Families with good bonds, however, have to work...
Benefits of Buying a 'Ready to Occupy' Villa
6 January 2020
Benefits of Buying a ‘Ready to Occupy’ Villa
It is a known fact that ready-to-move-in villas are more expensive than under-construction homes. This difference in cost influences many an unsuspecting home buyer into going for the cheaper option and then having to pay heavily for the mistake...
Investment - Favourite Homes
18 December 2019
Why Invest with Favourite Homes
Trivandrum is the culturally-endowed capital city of Kerala that is also rich in infrastructure, premier educational institutions, a vibrant IT hub offering huge job opportunities and a booming medical tourism industry. Blessed with abundant natural beauty and low pollution...
Villaments In Trivandrum - Favourite Homes
11 December 2019
Luxury Villaments in Trivandrum
Trivandrum is one of the best cities in Kerala to set up home, as it has the perfect blend of all the features needed in an ideal location. This ancient city has a rich cultural heritage, great infrastructure, low...
Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana - Favourite Homes
4 December 2019
Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana
Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana is a citizen-friendly initiative set up by the Indian government to provide affordable housing to the urban poor under this flagship programme by March 31st, 2022. As of 1st February 2019 during FY-budget, the Finance...
Bedroom Tips
25 November 2019
Tips to make your Bedroom look Spacious
We all dream of large spacious bedrooms with lacy canopied beds and fancy walk-in closets; the reality, however, is usually different. With spaces getting scarce in cities, homes are getting smaller as well. But that doesn’t mean you should...
Home Pest Control
18 November 2019
Ways to Control Pests at Home
Household pests are those unwanted organisms, usually insects, which creep into our homes and set up base. Common household pests include cockroaches, ants, meal moths, silverfish, fruit flies, lizards and rodents. There are a number of simple and effective...
Homes Loans in India
11 November 2019
Different Types of Home Loans in India
In India, buying a property or a home has become synonymous with taking a home loan against it. It is a more convenient way to finance your biggest life investment and allows you to buy a home even when...
Furniture Essentials for Every Home
22 October 2019
Furniture Essentials for Every Home
Buying your dream home can be so exciting! Your next job is to turn those four walls into a cosy home. The smart way out is by not jumping in with both feet and buying a cauldron full of...
Importance of Property Insurance
15 October 2019
Importance of Property Insurance
Bad events in Life’s unfortunate events do not come with advance notice. They just happen. Apart from the emotional trauma, they can also lead to a lot of havoc and financial loss. And when it comes to your most...
Best Areas in Trivandrum to Buy a Home
27 September 2019
Best Areas in Trivandrum to Buy a Home
There are many things to consider when buying a home, the most important of which is the location. And when it comes to choosing Trivandrum, the capital city of Kerala, as the location to buy a home in, you...
Modern Roof Designs - Favourite Homes
17 September 2019
Modern Roof Designs
It is not only in clothes that trends keep changing; architecture also sees a change in trends over the years. Contemporary architectural styles have been gaining ground on a global level too, with people increasingly on the lookout for...
What Is a Serviced Apartment - Favourite Homes
10 September 2019
What is a Serviced Apartment?
There comes a time in everyone’s lives when a break from humdrum routine is needed….a time away from home to go off on a vacation to relax and rejuvenate. And when planning a vacation, it’s not only the destination...
Why Are Apartments Near IT Parks So Popular - Favourite Homes
3 September 2019
Why Are Apartments Near IT Parks So Popular?
Trivandrum has a bustling IT park, the Technopark, which is touted to be one of the largest technology parks in India. Some of the biggest IT companies as well as start-ups have their offices here and collectively employ a...
Main Gate Vastu Ideas - Favourite Homes
20 August 2019
Main Gate Vastu Ideas
Vastu Shastra is an ancient Indian science of architecture that helps in making a building auspicious for its inhabitants. If applied properly, it enhances the health, wealth and prosperity of the inhabitants of that building, be it an office...
Upcoming Real Estate Trends - Favourite Homes
13 August 2019
Upcoming Real Estate Trends
The Indian real estate sector has been evolving over the past few years, having witnessed both fluxes as well as growth. The introduction of new rules including taxes, reforms as well as regulations is improving the business environment.
The Traditional "Nadumuttam" House Designs - Favourite Homes
6 August 2019
The Traditional “Nadumuttam” House Designs
The ‘nadumattam is a throwback to the old Kerala style of housing where more than one family lived in a home. The Kerala ‘nalukettu’ homes typically had four blocks built in all the four directions around a nadumattam.
Tips to Buy a Pre-owned Home - Favourite Homes
23 July 2019
Tips to Buy a Pre-owned Home
There are many advantages to buying a pre-owned home since there is no waiting period for construction to be over. You get a ready-to-move-in home in a neighborhood of your choice and already has all the necessary fittings to...
Rental Property Checklist - Favourite Homes
16 July 2019
Rental Property Checklist
Some people buy properties for investment purposes and give them out to renters. This makes a nice secondary income aside from having the security of owning immovable property. But when you are planning on giving out your property for...
Recreate your Home - DIY Home Decor - Favourite Homes
9 July 2019
Recreate your Home – DIY Home Decor
Beauty is inspiring and everyone one wants some of it in their own homes, their personal space where they relax, recreate and rejuvenate after a long day away. Decorating your home with the right kind of accessories can be...
Indoor Garden Ideas - Favourite Homes
3 July 2019
Indoor Garden Ideas
Don’t have access to an outdoor space or backyard to indulge your green fingers? Not to worry; you can always fulfill your creative urges by growing an indoor garden instead! And the best part of indoor gardens is that...
Vastu for Staircases - Favourite Homes
25 June 2019
Vastu for Staircases
Vastu Shastra is an ancient Indian science that unifies the tenets of architecture, art, astronomy, directions and the five elements of nature. It balances them with man and materials to create a congenial living or workspaces that enhance health,...