Apartment search engines ?
Dawna
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#1
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Apartment search engines ?

My husband and I have been going crazy trying to find an apartment in Delhi or Gurgaon. My husband is currently in Delhi so he is able to go and look at them himself. We have been using 99acres, magicbricks and propertywala. Are there any other good sites anyone could recommend? I will be moving with our children in a month.

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#2
| Metalhead
This one to me seems pretty good (but I really have no idea of the facts...please check before you think about it!) http://www.theperch.in/?gclid=CLvUo_...FVEf6wod5XkAgw

http://www.theleela.com/locations/gu...ment/long-stay

http://www.hsngroup.com/residential-...chdesigns.com/ (they provide deals for Service/Studio apartments)

Please make sure you go thorugh the list of search results below (both are "classifieds" sites) and if you do not want a middleman (broker) avoid the listings that say "broker" and go for "Individual"

http://rentals.sulekha.com/gurgaon-r...ice-apartments (a classifieds site with a large database )

http://gurgaon.quikr.com/Studio-Flat...QAdIdZ63999063 (this is the search result for studio apartments in Gurgaon on Quickr.com which is kind of like kijiji, a classifieds site)

if the above did not help, let me know and I will try and rustle up some more! :)

PS : I would advise going in for reputed/reliable service apartments with good security...and insisting on your employer to provide a vehicle for your use at most times. Gurgaon is a satellite township that has come up very fast with most of it being commercial, ergo, less families living around. In the night times, its wide, deserted streets tend to play host to various unsavoury incidents, thanks to the low population. Its best to take all possible precautions. :D
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#3
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Thanks billions for the information and speedy reply :D We will check them out. I truly appreciate it.
#4
| Metalhead
Pleasure! all the best!! :D
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"I would advise going in for reputed/reliable service apartments with good security...and insisting on your employer to provide a vehicle for your use at most times. Gurgaon is a satellite township that has come up very fast with most of it being commercial, ergo, less families living around. In the night times, its wide, deserted streets tend to play host to various unsavoury incidents, thanks to the low population. Its best to take all possible precautions."

:) That is exactly part of our issue all the really great and secure compounds are a bit far. We would like something close to the metro in in GGN and Delhi both but especially GGN. We really want Delhi but the smaller places and higher rent play a huge part. I am a teacher, but will be teaching still here in the US online. I am moving to India for love not work :) Its ether a great place but far away or an okay place with perfect location.... My husband is Indian so we like to joke about the fact I am a short very fair dimpled blue eye blonde who has been taking MMA for the past few years. I would be a huge surprise to someone at 2am ;) Thanks for the tips only validates our concerns. I have always felt safe in India, but one most take precautions especially with small children.
#6
| Metalhead
The blonde reference at 2 am made me laugh :)

India is mostly safe but it does have unsavoury pockets, and Delhi especially seems to be home to many such locations where its easy to commit a crime in broad daylight without fear of repercussions...again primarily due to the core city having been forcibly made to expand out into swanky townships without enough provision to maintain law and order. I have a good friend in Delhi (she was originally from Mumbai but got married to a guy in Delhi) who has been living there since quite a few years. She has a son who is about 6 yrs old (I think)...so she is perhaps the right person to advise you. If you like I could get her mail ID and forward it to you after having spoken with her.

Generic advice for any city here - check out the locality and the roads taking you home. Security of the family is worth much more than a slight premium to be paid via rent...if you can afford to go that bit higher, vote for a better location as opposed to security concerns - the peace of mind will be worth it! Another aspect that could help would be finding out the areas where some of the office co-workers reside...having friends around you to start with, will get you acclimatised better.
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#7
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:D ... Its the same in any large city I am sure... That would be wonderful thank you. My daughter is 6 as well... Thank you, safety and peace of mind are huge priority...Do you know how landlords are generally in Delhi/GGN? Here they are notorious for and will do anything to keep your deposit. They will even just keep it for no reason because they know going to court is more expensive than what you paid. We will be moving to Bang and would greatly like that back.

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