House Renting Anyone?

by Mridula on April 23, 2013

in India,Real Estate

It has been quite some since we did any house hunting for renting purposes. But those were the days, when we would go searching for a Makaan! In the initial days my husband and I stayed in two different cities. I was in the hostel and he would stay with his friends. I would get to hear a lot of stories about his experiences both in Chennai and Bangalore. Apparently it is a bit easy to get a house for rent in Bangalore if you are related to the software industry.

In those days I also used to get to hear a lot of stories about his flat mates and some of them were really hilarious. For example my husband started learning violin when he used to stay with 3-4 other flatmates and if you have not heard a beginner playing violin you are blessed. It sounds like a cat in real distress. He used praise his roommates all the time that they really put up with all that violin racket. After 14 years later he is a lot better at it!

Places we Call Home

Places we Call Home

Some of his other woes had been related to water. He managed to find property sites without really looking at the water supply. I on the other hand did not stay much in rented places. After renting 3-4 houses we moved into our own. Before that I was at the hostel. But even we had a very interesting experience.

We used to stay at a place that we fondly remember. It was one of the most badly built pieces of real estate that I have ever seen. My two nephews and we used to stay together. We used to keep the entire house upside down (not that we are much better now) and almost always something or other would be falling apart. But the way we used to laugh then! It is still the most talked about place we ever stayed at in our home!

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Thumbelina81 April 25, 2013 at 12:12 pm

Lucky you Mridula, the real estate woes of mine never end. Husbands a corporate nomad so every now and then I end up with this miserable saga.


Vishal Arora April 23, 2013 at 11:13 pm

Its a headache…i am big time fed up…. :( (((



farzana & aliasgarmukhtiar April 23, 2013 at 5:34 pm

Nice read since i am in real estate business


Nishant April 23, 2013 at 2:19 pm

A good read. would had loved to hear some more interesting stories. I’ve also lived in rented flats here in Bombay and have had some of the memorable experiences of my life.
Especially the shifting part of it. Unlike movies, shifting is much more trouble than picking up cardboard boxes and designing the new place.


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