Why are So Many Leaving?

Why are So Many Leaving?

Hills of Uttrakhand and Himachal many say is the future. As hills still carry the essence of our past, that's why we call it devbhoomi. Both are diverse state, pushing progressive policies that could be models for the rest of the country.

Yet people are leaving in droves for opportunities elsewhere.

The actual migration patterns on hills are quite as bad as that sounds.

This pattern is in practice over decades

But still less severe than domestic out-migration during the previous decade. But the patterns of who’s moving in, and who’s moving out, underline some of the social and economic pressure that have made Uttrakhand, and other hill areas, so prohibitively expensive.

Missing of Industrial sector, multinational or corporate houses are not only the reasons for this migration.

As per my survey hills are the most expensive areas. You may get some products above MRP, milk packets are the best example as you have to pay Rs. 27 per 1/2 litre packet where the MRP mentioned on it is Rs. 26.

Absence of shopping chain group franchises like Easyday and Big Bazaar for food and other daily needs could be a major reason for the prevailing monopoly of local retailers.

Inadequacy of Online shopping awareness is also a major cause of expense. Fashion of online shopping is not taking speed due to the pathetic service of courier partners. On hills Indiapost is the only lifeline available to most of the pin codes and no one trust on this channel as they are depending on local bus transportation which is neither safe nor reliable.

The acute lack of options is pushing many residents out of the state, with little hope of returning. 

Useless Properties Cannot Be Created Hot

Useless Properties Cannot Be Created Hot

When there are more buyers seeking property than available for sale, that makes every property a hot commodity. And when multiple people are all checking for the same stuff, that means there’s a good chance the seller will get the best possible offer on his asset.

In Kanatal, Kaddukhal, Dhanolti, Jadpani and Buranskhand. With few available properties most of the estate agents trying to beat round the bush. Every year you visit and every year you will be catered with same property but may be with different dealer. As per above paragraph if you have hot commodity in market you can dispose it off as soon as possible.

It shows these properties are no where match your demands or might be not legal or may be disputed or there could be some misunderstanding in price between owner and agent. Numerous reasons for deal not getting cracked. Most of the dealers on hills are illiterate and believe in one time wonder. Price hike at above mentioned places is above 20% every year. Kindly beware of these false properties and confirm for how long property is in the market.

As per me these are not the feasible areas to invest, especially to someone who has never purchased a home on hills before.

Don't Fall In Spell Created By Fake Agents.

Don't Fall In Spell Created By Fake Agents.

On the hills of uttrakhand mostly we have the customers from Delhi and NCR. Due to the impeccable flow of funds in these territories every customer expect Realtors similar to there areas, not knowing the swing of hills.

In last 5 years most of the local residents of Delhi/NCR after selling their properties get shifted on hills, being not so qualified and unenlighted they declared themselves to be a brilliant guide.

Kindly don't get deceived by their luxury cars or offices as the traps are always fascinating. Kindly follow my blogs or be in touch with me on social media like facebook or twitter or News section of my website " https://heartofhimalayas.in/News.aspx "to understand and analyze the tendency on hills.

Though my blogs and posts are very basic but for sure after going through it you can easily crack the web.

Prefabricated Homes With Asbestos can be Dangerous.

Prefabricated Homes With Asbestos can be Dangerous.

Due to the trend on go in hills most of the people are planning their homes on steel structures with asbestos sheets on it.
Reason - quiet cheap than concrete or wooden construction, easy to assemble and less time consumption.

But Unfortunately using of asbestos can be harmful if it not properly taken care, each exposure to asbestos increases the body burden of asbestos fibers, releasing dust or fibers into the air where they can be inhaled or ingested.

Many of the fibers will become trapped in the mucous membranes of the nose and throat where they can then be removed, but some may pass deep into the lungs, or, if swallowed, into the digestive tract. Once they are trapped in the body, the fibers can cause health problems.

When airborne, the barbed fibers can be inhaled and lodge in the lining of the lungs, eventually leading to a deadly form of cancer.

Because it is so hard to destroy asbestos fibers, the body cannot break them down or remove them once they are lodged in lung or body tissues. They remain in place where they can cause disease.

There are three primary diseases associated with asbestos exposure :-

Lung Cancer

On hills due to continuous rain and drenched trees cause moisture, water damage, continual vibration, aging, and physical impact such as drilling, grinding, buffing, cutting, sawing, or striking can break the materials down making fiber release more likely.

While installing due to negligence and less knowledge of evil effects some of the people or even labours working for same may use it for lighting fire.

Asbestos is most hazardous when it is friable. The term "friable" means that the asbestos is easily crumbled by hand, releasing fibers into the air. Sprayed on asbestos insulation is highly friable.
Damage and deterioration will increase the friability of asbestos-containing materials.

Final Thoughts

We plan a visit or accommodation on hills when we want to live in a peacefull, pollution free environment. So just to save time not money (as on hills you may pay similar amount for prefab or concrete construction) don't debase the hills.

If you are planning for Prefabricated Homes or commercial framework, kindly use the alternate of asbestos. Now a days we are fighting a big battle against Polybags but neglecting other issues kindly be wise and stop practising harmful activities as it's our duty to pass mother nature safe and healthy to our children as it was given to us.

Choose Wisely Your - Realtor

Choose Wisely Your - Realtor

There are few names being a realtors in Kaddukhal, Dhanolti, Buranskhand, Chalchala & Kanatal and you can easily found them on some chai ki Tapri, pakoda or papdi ka khoaka or if you are staying in any hotel you may ask the attendant or waiter and most probably he will suggest someone among them.

In last 2 years number of property dealers increased as many of the visitors who leased properties and running hotels or homestays started practising as realtors.

Few people owning a tyre puncture shop, juice stalls and maggie points are also pretending to be a realtor.

Number of dealers are growing than the number of properties available. And here they seriously believe "Unity is strength. . . when there is teamwork . . . hatch conspiracy . . . make weak strong . . . stay united". But unfortunately at the judgement day (day to finalize the deal) their success ratio is 3:100.

Watch out for the people who are bragging, as lion never introduce himself as lion.

Heart Of Himalayas Private Limited is a spark in the field of real state on Hills. And always remember neglected spark may burn the house (here you may burn your investment or funds).

Wealthy Customers need Luxury Agents.

There are many Agents in Chamba or in the outskirts may pretend to be a luxury agent and can make you count for numerous big names they are associated with. And here they loose as luxury agents never disclose the secrets of their esteem clients.

Today's successful agents have their own websites. And these website will have links to their blog, social media pages and YouTube Channel, which can be a great resources to help you explore the different neighborhoods.

Only among the few like Heart Of Himalayas Private Limited gives you an option of online payments via payment gateways.

Being a client of Heart Of Himalayas Private Limited you don't have to maintain any accounts for Registry Charge to Mutation to Commission paid. With just one click you can pay and get the Invoice for the same.

Yes It's really hard to believe but to check just click the link


4 Reasons Why We Buy a Home On Hills

We often talk about why to invest in buying a holiday home on hills, but more often than not, the emotional reasons are the more powerful or compelling ones.

No matter what shape or size your living space on hills, the concept or feeling or breathing on hills can mean different things to different people. Whether it’s a certain scent or a favorite chair, the emotional reasons why we choose to build our homes on hills are typically more important to us than the financial ones.

1. Owning your home on hills offers you a clean and healthy environment.

To live in the best neighborhoods and the best surroundings with natural scenic beauty is major reasons for choosing the locations of the homes on hills.

2. There’s no place like hills.

Hills offers you not only safety and security, but also a comfortable place that allows you to relax after a long stress period.

3. You have more time for you and your family.

Whether your family is expanding, an older family member is moving in, or you need to have a large backyard for your pets, you can take this all into consideration when you are living in a peaceful environment.

4. You have control over extra expenses cause every year on holidays.

Tired of paying an additional amount for your vacations and to your trip planners. Looking always at beautyfull images of cottages or single family homes on shutterstock or pinterest. Who’s to say that you can’t get all this of your own. Do just that in your own home.

Bottom Line

Whether you are a first-time buyer or a move-up buyer who wants to start a new chapter in your life, now is a great time to reflect on the intangible factors that make a house a home. Hills are waiting for your next move.

9 Reasons Your Land Is Not Selling

9 Reasons Your Land Is Not Selling

In every area around Dhanolti, Kanatal, Kaddukhal, there are lands that sit for sale longer than most of the competition. For a owner, this can be not only frustrating but in some cases even expensive. Learn 9 reasons your house is not selling, plus your options!

Your Home is Priced Too Expensively

I bet you thought this would be the first item covered, right?
Believe it or not, the price is the most important problem. That’s why this point was made first. You should talk to your agent about this, as most of the agents are inexperienced and don't know much about the current market affairs. After demonetization property rates drastically fallen.
Still some agents are expecting the sale may happen at their quotes. Stop being fooled by these agents and its time to replace them with experienced One's

Listed on the Market for a Very Long Time

Buyers often ask how long a property has been listed for sale. This information is compared to the listing times of other nearby properties. A home that sits for a long time throws up a red flag to prospects.

Your Land is Much Larger

Due to the restrictions on non-uttranchali's that they can't buy above 1.25 nalis (= 250 sqmtrs/300 sqyds) most of the potential buyers don't show interest in large lands. And most of the owners are also rigid to sell the land in parts.

Home Pictures Do Not Reflect the Current Season

A real estate agent will do the best they can when taking a picture of your land, but if the sun was shining and the skies were blue when the pic was taken, it is hard to imagine how that land looks with 6 inches of snow on the ground. And the same holds true in reverse. If the home was photographed in the coldest part of January, the land likely looks very different when compared to the early part of March or April.

Thankfully, this issue is easy to correct. Either take some updated photos yourself or ask your agent or someone that is good with a camera, to make some recent images for you.

Not Motorable

Reason to deny if land is not motorable is very common as every buyer on hills want to buy a land where he can easily park the car in driveway. To climb on hills to reach your home is not easy.

Land Looks Unruly

It is important to keep the land looking fresh and clean at all times. People will make a split-second decision about the land from the appearance of the cleanliness. Overgrown bushes, grass that needs to be mowed and leaves that have not been raked in weeks make difficult for anyone to understand the current layout and view of land.

The “For Sale” Sign is Causing Problems

There are 2 ways a For Sale sign in the front can turn away buyers.

First, a worn and ratty looking sign screams “this land has been for sale forever!!!” Fix this issue by getting a new sign or asking your agent to replace the old sign with a new one.

Secondly, the real estate sign may have way too many details. It is wise to put the dimension of land on the sign since that is basic information. Much more than that will clutter the sign and people won’t read it. The goal of the sign is to get people to contact you or your agent and schedule a viewing.

Missing Khasra or Khet Number

If your land is missing on khatuni records or some khet numbers are missing buyers may struggle to find the records. This struggle will create bad feelings and could push away buyers before they even enter your property. Rectify the clerical errors before putting your land in market.

Disturbance Of Owners While Showings

Most real estate agents will agree to this common truth; it is quite awkward to show a land to potential buyers when the current occupants are standing right next to you.

Summing Up Why Your House Is Not Selling

If you are in a position where you must sell a Property , it can be really irritating for the land to sit on the market with no offers. Now is the time to take a step back and look at all aspects of the land, top to bottom, inside and out. This is the only true way to discover any of the items that may be stopping someone from buying.

What home buyers want in a hill home?

What home buyers want in a hill home?

Home trends tend to come and go like the wind, but there are certain features that become timeless. For being a homeowner on hills, you should know what buyers are looking for in a home. This way, you can put thought into the return you could get on your investment on improvements to help them stand the test of time. Your home will also be more attractive to buyers should you sell in the future. Below, you’ll find some of the most popular trends that buyers look for in a hill vacation homes.

Metal Roofs

The desired materials for roof tops tend to change with the decade that we’re in metal roof tops used to be the “in” thing. Powder coated tin made roof tops are desirable since it is more durable and less prone to staining. No matter what material you choose, know that updating your roof tops is the most important thing that you can do in your home. Metal roofs are good and more durable especially in snow and very cost effective. 

Hardwood Floors 

Buyers love hardwood floors since they look clean and are easy to clean. Wall-to-wall carpet is usually a deterrent for buyers. Although carpet can give a warmer feel, it’s usually a requirement in this climate to make a home feel “warm.” but a foul smell generally occurs during rain and snow. 

Allergy sufferers also appreciate hardwood floors as they are easier on the collection of dust and allergens. It should also be noted that hardwood floors last longer than carpet. It’s definitely beneficial to update the flooring in your hill  home to some type of durable hardwood material.


On hills we don't offently say "what a bright sunny day" so your hill home should offer a lots of light. Big, open windows are a great feature that home buyers are looking for. Think of bay windows, floor to ceiling windows, and skylights. Hills are more safe compared to any town or district. Mostly people avoid big windows keeping security in mind but here you can go with your heart and feel the wide view of nature sitting inside your home.

Vacation Homes can be a Big Business.

Vacation Homes can be a Big Business.

According to my survey on hills no matter Nainital, Mussourie, Shimla, Ooty or on any other hill stations 75% of the properties are used as rental homes for short stays.

When that tourism is delivering hundreds of thousands of rupees into the pockets of local or vacation home owners every resident is in process of same.

And after the impact of online bookings from Oyo, Airbnb etc now rental services are not limited to Metro or Cyber cities even in rural areas or on hill towns tourists are getting attracted. Interest of tourist is shifted on vacation homes and most of them are avoiding hotels.

Properties that previously saw sporadic use by owners are now on the market all season or all year. Almost every owner rent their second homes for at least part of the year to cover some or all of their ownership costs. In mussourie, 78 percent of vacation homeowners cover all their costs through rental income.

In this decade of recession, investments need to be planned carefully. And an investment which helps you to be on hills with good earning is something you must understand and opt.

Token / Property Booking Advance / Down Payment can be - Byana Japat

Token / Property Booking Advance / Down Payment can be - Byana Japat 

As In my previous blogs and posts I enlighted on the tendencies in practise on hills of Uttrakhand. Today let's discuss about the token or booking amount. 
Someone willing to sell his property never make the mistake of brushing aside a qualified buyer by demanding too high a down payment.

Generally from 10% to 25% of negotiated amount can be taken as byana. But unfortunately, some sellers and their Realtors are making the mistake of pushing away the buyers by demanding a higher down payment than is truly necessary. As on hills most of the dealers and sellers  believe in the term "Byana Japat". Sellers does it as this is the only chance and if buyers fails to click he want himself to be in a maximum profit without losing anything. Sometimes after receiving a huge byana they themselves create an issues (family issue or khandani batwaraa issue or sanchayati names in khatuni).

Realtors does it due to a small list of prime properties in their hands they never ever want these properties to get matured. And here they  squeezee you to the limit to get the maximum. So in future they might raise some issue and try to convince you for some other property (cheaper than previous one but offered to you in high price / or unworthy).

And here you will automatically follow them as your hands are cuffed due to heavy amount blocked . 

Yes !
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