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Blue Ridge by Paranjape Schemes in Hinjewadi, Pune

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  • Re : Blue Ridge by Paranjape Schemes in Hinjewadi, Pune

    Originally posted by pune_friend View Post
    Blue Ridge World Class Mangal Karyalaya..

    With slogan -

    Be a world citizen - Walk to marriage

    Leaving jokes aside, I do not find it a bad idea at all for Paranjape and will definitely be a value add for people in HJ or around to have such a magnificent garden setting for marriage. Premium can surely be charged
    If marrying couple buys an apartment at BR....a 10 % discount will be applied to the wedding charges.

    Don't forget that BR is going to put a temple next to the river.....if there are big weddings routinely.... can you imagine the revenue to the temple !

    Moreover
    as part of the wedding package BR residents would be invited to party with every wedding in the central area.....just imagine the life at Blue Ridge....nonstop-parties .....now I can call it a real amenity :-)

    A dead Golf-course doesn't come even close...to your lovely idea!
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    Last edited by Superduper; January 7 2013, 10:02 PM.

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    • Re : Blue Ridge by Paranjape Schemes in Hinjewadi, Pune

      Originally posted by pune_friend
      Good to see a realistic and end buyer picture after a looong time on this thread. Most other posts have been marketing like to say the least
      +1 man. It is really good to see when posts come from real user than investors or salesrep where only good things are highlighted.

      Blueridge,

      for your posts.
      The major point which struck me the most which will affect entire project is this :-

      1. First and foremost, in any project generally the open area as per FSI is avaiable to the flat buyers. But in case of BR maximum open area is converted into a golf course, resident also have to take membership of this 2lakhs for 10 years, this was at launch would have increased considerably now. This considerably reduces the open area availabl to a general resident who does not opt for this membership. So BR may apear to be SPRAWLING but just on adverts, that area is not for general resident. How many of us play golf seriously, i would like my kids to play normal games rather than watch people playing golf.

      The other points of chindhi-giri are now being practised by builders across the board. There have been cases in on going projects that the bathroom partition height has been reduced to save on glass cost. What interesting sources of doing chindhigiri !!

      Btw, here is what I wonder :-

      If Paranjape can convert bungalow area to golf area, what is the guarantee that the golf area won't be converted into 22+ floor building in later phases ??
      According to Maharashtra Township policy, the FSI of the land can be used anywhere within the premises. Hence, now you see cramped spaces in towers & open in golf. If golf is out, wonder what will happen next.
      And by launching more & more of 1BR slim towers, I doubt whether these buyers will actually be the ones to play golf.

      *PS:- The possession dates are different in just 2 posts of 2 different members. I trust Blue Ridge dates more as I am witness to Paranjape's Magnolia & Crystal Garden.
      If you are happy, you are successful.

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      • Re : Blue Ridge by Paranjape Schemes in Hinjewadi, Pune

        Originally posted by realacres View Post

        If golf is out, wonder what will happen next.

        Btw, here is what I wonder :-

        If Paranjape can convert bungalow area to golf area, what is the guarantee that the golf area won't be converted into 22+ floor building in later phases ??
        Golf is not "out", its already IN.

        Sir, FSI is used up by all planned towers and golf-course is almost built and the golf-club membership is for you to buy.

        I have no inside information my friend but also you may put your concerns to rest....there WILL NOT be a 22 story building in the center.




        Originally posted by realacres View Post
        What interesting sources of doing chindhigiri !!
        ---giri is nothing new to our human mind-set....you know !
        That's precisely the reason one invests (early) with a reputed builder and expect the degree of ---giri to be predictably less.

        That's all an early buyer can do.

        If one goes for a ready product....one pays top $$ for "making sure".
        Not a bad idea either. If you ask me !
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        Last edited by Superduper; January 7 2013, 10:57 PM.

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        • Re : Blue Ridge by Paranjape Schemes in Hinjewadi, Pune

          Originally posted by Blue Ridge View Post
          PNQ2012 : The possision dates you mentioned might be the ones told my BR folks but believe me these are not feasible or practical. .
          thanks for many details in your post...good to know for who bought ( they can try to do sth about it or at least be aware) ...who are planning to buy (will make more informed decision) and who will never buy ( they will have vicarious fun at perceived misery of others + long tounges)

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          • Re : Blue Ridge by Paranjape Schemes in Hinjewadi, Pune

            Originally posted by Blue Ridge View Post

            5. Builder changed the plan for tower 1 to 4. On the ground floor space was reserved for common areas like TT room, library, carrom room etc.

            these facilities have been moved to the club house.
            Where is this club house ?

            What else is there at the club house?

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            • Re : Blue Ridge by Paranjape Schemes in Hinjewadi, Pune

              Lets not bring the argument of who has already brought/invested and who is sitting on the fence and who is making a mockery of those who have brought in the society.

              I just have a basic question. This is a 135 acre plot and there are 23 towers planned in the inner area and i think 8 towers of studio and 1 BHK apartments.

              For simplicity sake, lets put each tower at 25 floors and each floor has 4 apartments with 5/6 members (1-2 seniors / 2 adults / 2 kids).

              The members of course are on the higher side when considering a studio or 1 BHK but that is more than compensated by 4/5 BHK households and lesser flats and floors considered.

              So we have 4 members * 25 floors * 4 flats * 31 towers = 12,400 people who want to enjoy the quality life promised by BR (assuming the 2 adults are working to pay off the EMI)

              And, if i see the revised plan withou the rowhouses and the golf area in place, these 12000 people will only have the podium, the cricket ground and the area near the river as free
              space.

              The golf area takes up everything else. And there is only a walkway for those not wanting to play golf.

              Please correct me if I am wrong but that seems hardly enough. With the original plan, there seemed enough space in the middle, now it is all being used to fill Paranjape's pockets in the name of the golf course.

              I do not wish to bring down the investors who had invested early in the project looking at the plans at that time. It made sense. Now BR looks like another example of builders greed screwing up buyer's dream and squeezing out his hard earned money.

              my 2 cents.

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              • Re : Blue Ridge by Paranjape Schemes in Hinjewadi, Pune

                Originally posted by mit_mi View Post
                And, if i see the revised plan withou the rowhouses and the golf area in place, these 12000 people will only have the podium, the cricket ground and the area near the river as free
                space.

                my 2 cents.
                So how big is this " just XYZ area" ?...I have been to site so many times...for me this so called "Only " area near river + podium is more than most of the societies offer in Pune

                No one would have roamed around private lanes of rowhouses (even if that was allowed) but with GC at least same space is visually consumed by people living in these big towers

                spacing between towers + circular lay-outs ensure very decent privacy at balconies ( lack of sth I saw as an issue is most other projects I evaluated)

                I dont want to become sales rep of BR by talking other positives ad nauseum

                Just a small advice...dont be a virtual freak...go & visit the site...Im sure you will not find it to be cramped by any city's standards...most of the people I have visited before booking were like vow...what a place...and hence my decision...but that might be because of my background...being from a small city...BR surely looked like a premium/luxury project to me/us

                you might find it otherwise and you are welcome for that too

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                • Re : Blue Ridge by Paranjape Schemes in Hinjewadi, Pune

                  Originally posted by Baruch View Post
                  So how big is this " just XYZ area" ?...I have been to site so many times...for me this so called "Only " area near river + podium is more than most of the societies offer in Pune

                  -- most societies wont have the no of people we are talking about in BR...what i am saying is that the 135 acres of land has been utilized to the max by the builder with the new plan for his profit instead of sticking to the original one which was somewhat in balance with ensuring a high quality of life for the residents ..

                  -- please also consider the increase in the no of people sharing the same amenties due to change in the plan from the villas to the new towers for studios and 1 BHKs

                  No one would have roamed around private lanes of rowhouses (even if that was allowed) but with GC at least same space is visually consumed by people living in these big towers

                  --- if i check the original layout ...there were waterways, paths, walkways which most residents could have utilized instead of just looking at those who play golf

                  spacing between towers + circular lay-outs ensure very decent privacy at balconies ( lack of sth I saw as an issue is most other projects I evaluated)

                  -- never in doubt of this one

                  I dont want to become sales rep of BR by talking other positives ad nauseum

                  Just a small advice...dont be a virtual freak...go & visit the site...

                  -- do not need to generalize. i been to BR almost once a year since the last 3 years ..and i have a motive to do so..

                  Im sure you will not find it to be cramped by any city's standards...most of the people I have visited before booking were like vow...what a place...and hence my decision...but that might be because of my background...being from a small city...BR surely looked like a premium/luxury project to me/us

                  -- no comments....i believe our backgrounds and most of us in the forums are pretty much the same.


                  -- it is a good project...but it was an even better one before...until they decided they will not earn enough by the villas and decided to utilize that by constructing more studio apartments and 1 BHKs ..shedding away the tag of being 'elite' which they had got by always charging a premium...

                  -- As I posted before...I understand those who brought with the original project plan..but with the new one I just wonder when people who book think of how/with how many are the amenties are going to be shared and whether that justifies the premium you pay on this project over others..

                  you might find it otherwise and you are welcome for that too
                  -- you are welcome for your point of view as well..

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                  • Re : Blue Ridge by Paranjape Schemes in Hinjewadi, Pune

                    Good valid points by many critics and residents.

                    Blue Ridge, thanks for your email. Frankly, I never did any research on the completion dates and possession dates. I just relayed what I heard from BR staff and answered someone's query. Sorry, if I was wrong about some dates.

                    I'm also in a similar situation like you, where the delay has caused me lot of inconvenience. Unfortunately, there is not much I can do at this point. As a resident, I can only make things worth living. I have already had many discussions with the BR team and many times I have had them apologize and give excuses for the delay. I did come very close to canceling too but realized that there was no other project that was affordable and worth living.

                    If I have to criticize, my list is endless too. And I know that even after getting possession, everything will not be perfect. This is the case almost everywhere & yes you may come across a unique builder who is perfect.

                    However I will say that things change at BR. One thing I have observed is that BR management is aware of the issues & whenever I have spoken to the staff, they have shown professionalism. No where till now I have had a single experience where any of the staff members was rude. Same goes with the finances. Because of the delay, I have been able to dictate my payment terms with them and they have been very cooperative. In short, they accept their issues & are willing to work with us on them. Again, I'm not saying that others don't do that, but that is something which is hard to find in this world.

                    Anyways, to conclude, I still haven't found a valid reason to abort or cancel my booking. The place is livable & things will definitely improve in the coming years. I can only say that we, the BR residents, will have to make things work.

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                    • Re : Blue Ridge by Paranjape Schemes in Hinjewadi, Pune

                      slightly off topic--I have booked 5BHK and paid nearly 50%-----how much money one will loose if one were to cancel booking--I have not done registration as yet..I am just wondering-- I do not want to cancel as yet...but I find the BR team extremely unhelpful--most builders are unhelpful anyways....they don't have any customer service...bit disappointed...thanks

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