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Archive for the ‘Apartments’ Category and its statistics from an year ago

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I was chancing to look upon my blog’s readership and it has skyrocketed in last few months. To give you an idea of how much the readership for has gone up by, Alexa rating has shown a consistent rise in my webpage ranking (it currently stands at 755139 worldwide and its India ranking is better at 58137. Furthermore, my year old blog stats shows my blog to have averaged 9999 hits way in May 2007. The current count stands at 77791.

Above means nothing if people don’t read posts. Simple page views/hits serve no value absolutely. The most important indicator that indicates the health status of a blog is its post:comment ratio. My blog’s average post:comment ratio is at about 1:2. This means, for every post I put up, I get double the # of comments. This ratio was about 2:1 last year at about the same time and it had not even reached breakeven. So, it is a satisfaction that my blog is a success in terms of these critical metrics.

Thank you, all for making this blog readable! Its only my readers who can turnaround this blog and I hope to keep you as repeat readers so the value of this blog is enhanced further!

Keep visiting back – you know where to look for me:!


Some macro economic predictions for 2008

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Here’s a caveat: I fully understand economic predictions are foolhardy and its a bunch of crap since it is not something that can be predicted. Famous investors such as billionnaire Warren Buffett etc. also share the same viewpoints about economic predictions not being practical due to the changing dynamics of economies worldwide!

I still choose to defy this and some of my predictions for 2008 are as follows. Do not worry – I will not try to state the obvious and this is a result of some tad bit of analytical analysis thrown in for it to have some meaning. Read the rest of this entry »

Blogging guidelines – my two cents

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What are the important factors one needs to consider before one begins to blog:

1. First, get over this obsession of Google adsense. 99/100 bloggers I meet first think of making a quick buck on adsense rather than focus on quality of their blogs and its relevance towards the topic(s) chosen! This is really very disturbing statistics. Read the rest of this entry »

US economy snapshot: Who’s to blame in the US housing bubble burst?

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In conjecture, its probably all of them.

The mortgage lenders, the brokers, the buyers, the sellers, the mortgage market, the economists – everyone – in my opinion.

Here’s an interesting article from

Many have raised the odds of a US recession at 50:50 now.

The USD is depreciating against a whole load of currencies (this is from the perspective of the USD and not the INR) and moreover the US economy is witnessing its worst slowdown in 16 years (to put things in perspective again, its the worst slowdown that has hit the US economy in the home mortgage market since 1991!)

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October 23, 2007 at 9:25 pm

Caveat Emptor: Guidelines for purchasing an apartment unit in India – due diligence to be carried out

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One of the biggest issues one needs to factor in is to make all payments to the seller in plain cheque. That should be the right logical approach. This is easy on first sales where you buy a property directly from a reputed builder where you make payments by cheque and in instalments.

Second sales are invariably having this complication where cheque payments may not be accepted in entirety (its different if you buy directly from a builder as they accept money only in cheque) and this is where I felt there was a lacuna of information and therefore tried to fill in this gap with below due diligence/analysis.

Some of the principles used in Real Estate investing are highlighted below. These are from my own experiences in dealing with this tricky (and murky) world of business. Read the rest of this entry »

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October 16, 2007 at 8:40 am