Sunday, May 25, 2014

House Hunting

We quickly narrowed our house hunting venture to a relatively new area called Powai in the northeast part of Mumbai. The wealthy Harinandani family designed and built it around the lake.

The streets are wider with less traffic which raises your odds that you'll survive to live another day.

Plus Ty saw these stores and declared it was a sign from God, no less miraculous than the Star of Bethlehem, pointing the exact spot where we should look for our apartment.

There are still a lot of ramshackle houses, vendors, and streets but not anything like the neighboring areas.

With a number of nice high-rise apartments to choose from, the real challenge is negotiating a reasonable rent in a secure building. Those are usually massive in size (5 bedrooms whether you want them or not) to give off the level of prestige Indians value. Quality is rarely a consideration. Bigger is simply better here but we don't want big and that's a complication. And so the hunt begins! 

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness, what a challenge. Good Luck, you guys!!