Anyone who wants property related information can obtain virtually all of it on housing.com. The information provided here does not pertain to news items and general real estate trends. The information provided by housing.com is specific to the cities that it caters to. This information is further broken down into locality specific information so that someone who is interested in a property in a specific area can know more about it.
The portal has been designed to start property search and close it by obtaining a home loan; all at the same place. Housing.com was established initially as a property search website. The other feature facilities were gradually incorporated when the demands of consumers was realized.
Currently, the major features of housing.com can be divided into the following categories.
The very beginning of the housing.com page allows choosing from a number of options- Rent, Buy, New Projects, PG & Hostels, Land and Plot Projects. Choosing Rent or Buy allows a person to explore the properties of that category. All that the person has to do then is to choose a city and start the search. The search criteria includes the home type and the budget. A person is then presented with a circular map wherein he/she can further filter search basis the availability of amenities like swimming pool, full furnishing, gas pipelines etc. Each property is listed according to the number of bedrooms in case of apartments. A person can switch to a Grid view by the click of a button. The more a person zooms in, the greater the number of properties come into view.
Similarly one can search for new projects and plots. Apart from photographs, there are 3-D views also available-especially for New Projects.
Suppose a person is looking for flats in Gurgaon. This person would not merely be interested in the type of the house but (obviously) in the price and in the area where the property is situated before considering an investment. Housing.com has installed a Data Science Lab to research property trends from demand data. The data scientists at this Lab use the latest statistical techniques and technology to extract information from large volumes of untapped data. Interesting results have been found by the “drilling” from such data.
Now on housing.com, one can find out localities in cities where the demand is high or low. One can also find out the average price of renting or purchase. Similarly, one can even find out whether a property in Gurgaon is “child friendly” or not. Child Friendly properties are ones where a locality comprises of amenities like parks and schools which would make it easy for parents to bring up young children.
There are similar other insights available for further exploration.
One can even apply for home loans also using the housing.com portal. One can ascertain one’s eligibility criteria and also compare various home loan plans. Some of the biggest names in the financial sector are now associated with the portal. And all these home loan companies provide loans at competitive rates.
Those who want a lean version of housing.com can now opt for the housing.com app which is available on both Android and iOS platforms.
Housing.com started out as a property search portal and has evolved into a single repository of knowledge and services of real estate. It has also become an active provider of homes as well as home loans.