Am I living in the right place? You don’t have to be planning a move to ask this question. I think about it daily, and I suspect it’s on your mind too. I wonder if my career is stable enough so that I can keep up my current lifestyle. I want to ignore the possibility of another economic dip, but the hard reality is that it could happen. Then there are the social questions. I am single, but would like to change that eventually. Would moving increase my odds of finding the right someone?
Moving today means more than changing addresses. It is an opportunity to assess how you really want to live. The formulas that once guided our life decisions are being questioned, opening the door for you to create your own formula and live a more fulfilling life. Where you live is much more than the structure you live in. Where you live is tied to your community, your job, your family, your health, and your personal finances. This book explores the factors beyond home that affect your quality of life. The goal is to help you consider all of the variables so you can make the best decisions possible, whether you’re taking stock of your current situation or planning a move to someplace new.
Finding a new apartment or flats is not easy, especially in metropolitan cities like Mumbai, Delhi or Bangalore. The better option is to look for home in the suburbs or small town near these cities. If you wan to rent 1 bhk flat in Kalyan, it would cost you around Rs 6,000 to Rs 10,000 depending upon the locality and amenities provided by the landlord. Whereas the same type of flats of similar area would cost anything around Rs 10,000 to Rs 20,000 in Mumbai. If you are looking for a long term investment in real estate, smaller cities are better option. Property rates in Kalyan are still at a reasonable rate and it is expected to rise in the next 5-10 years.
To define your housing profile, you need to first understand your entire range of options. Only then should you narrow your choices. In his classic career-planning guide What Color Is Your Parachute? Richard N. Bolles illustrates good and bad methods of narrowing choices for finding a profession. His method applies equally well to housing. Bolles uses two shapes to represent the two paths.
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