Hi Folks,

There is a new project from Ackruti builders in Kondhwa Budruk called Ackruti Countrywoods. I personally visited the site there. I also met Tarang Patel who is the sales executive there I think. The initial impression was nice. I saw the sample flat. It was ok-ok. The show flat is 730 sq ft but still it does not look that small !! The reason is that design-aspect of the flats has been given considerable thought. The biggest they have in 2BHK segment is 850-890 sq ft. They are not ready to negotiate even a single rupee. Covered car parking is 1.5L and open is 1L. So on average a 850 sq ft flat would come to around 23L (ALL INCLUSIVE). Yes i said all inclusive including the car parking.

Positives: *Just 4 Kms from Katraj Bus depot.
*10 Mins from Pune Camp, MG road.
*Hill-locked project side.
*Close proximity to Wanowrie, NIBM, Hadapsar, Camp etc
*Very affordable (a big point in this RE market)
*Nice amenities and benefits of a township

Negatives: *Area is underdeveloped with no residential projects around.
*800 metres inside the main road. No bus would be coming there.
*850-890 sq ft flat size is a problem if looking for 1100-1300 sq ft
*possession is in Dec 2010


Having said that, in my team I have three guys who have booked 2 BHKs there. One has also combined 2BHK and 1BHK together. Tarang claims to be having 300+ bookings in three months.

Dont know whether this is true or false, but i DID see atleast 50 people at their sales office last saturday.

PS: The location is also very strategically placed. very close to katraj bus depot and Camp
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  • that really good info!!
    Thanks..

    Yuo are saying that flats are around 890 sq. feet. I guess it must be sellable area. How much is the carpet area of 2 BHK flat??

    do you think that they will give the possession by Diwali-2010?
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  • Originally Posted by m_square
    Hi Folks,
    Tarang claims to be having 300+ bookings in three months.
    Dont know whether this is true or false, but i DID see atleast 50 people at their sales office last saturday.


    If one visits site-office on weekends, will find few people.
    When I have nothing to do on weekends I visit construction-sites to check new projects.

    Those 50 people must be either builders relative or home-loan guys or onlookers like me.
    As can see lot of vacant ready-possession flats available around same area for 2100 psft.
    Don't find a reason to book in under-construction projects if rates are similar.
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  • ^^ I have been looking in Kondhwa-fatima nagar area for a while now. Couldnt find any reputed builder giving ready possession for 2100 psf. :)
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  • Originally Posted by m_square
    ^^ I have been looking in Kondhwa-fatima nagar area for a while now. Couldnt find any reputed builder giving ready possession for 2100 psf. :)

    I meant areas around Akruti (kondhwa-budruk).
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  • Kondhwa is stretched upto kondhwa petrol pump, near jyoti restaurant. Kondhwa budruk is just 1 km from there. So for me no diff between kondhwa, kondhwa khurd or kondhwa budruk. :)
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  • Originally Posted by m_square
    Kondhwa is stretched upto kondhwa petrol pump, near jyoti restaurant. Kondhwa budruk is just 1 km from there. So for me no diff between kondhwa, kondhwa khurd or kondhwa budruk. :)

    Hi m_square,

    Please correct me, I see some some differences.
    Akruti project must be 2-3 kms from Konark-Puram (center) of Kondhwa budruk. Overall 3-4 kms from Jyoti restaurant.

    Regarding Positives:
    *Close proximity to Wanowrie, NIBM, Hadapsar, Camp etc
    Above areas are not really close. They are almost 4-8 Kms away from the project with no public-transport.

    *Very affordable (a big point in this market)
    Don't know about amenities provided, but those can not come at the cost of development especially when one is paying 23L for 850 sqft flat. Bye the way what is loading factor. Carpet vs Super-built up area?

    At similar rates Kharadi/hadapsar are better options.
    In which area you work?
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  • Originally Posted by hitmady


    Akruti project must be 2-3 kms from Konark-Puram (center) of Kondhwa budruk. Overall 3-4 kms from Jyoti restaurant. --Very Right. Bingo!

    Regarding Positives:
    *Close proximity to Wanowrie, NIBM, Hadapsar, Camp etc?
    Above areas are not really close. They are almost 4-8 Kms away from the project with no public-transport. --half-right I can say, distance-wise. Public transport has always been a problem in Pune. But in hadapsar-kondhwa-katraj area, the situation is better.

    *Very affordable (a big point in this market)?
    Don't know about amenities provided, but those can not come at the cost of development especially when one is paying 23L for 850 sqft flat. --Silly me coudnt get this one :(

    At similar rates Kharadi/hadapsar are better options.--Kharadi a big no-no. Hadapsar doesnt seem to hv any good projects in 2300-2400 psf range.

    Where is your office?
    What is loading factor. Carpet vs Super-built up area? ----dont know abt this. Would confirm the same this weekend.



    I need to add some characters to get this one posted :D
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  • I read Kumar picasso, hadapsar has going rate close to 2400 psf.
    A colleage is about to buy in Nirmal Township, Sasane Nagar, 2BHK 905 sq feet 2/3 yr old resale flat at 18.5L with car-park (SD+Reg extra).
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  • ^^ Kumar Picasso is not negotiating any further than 2550 i think.

    Congrats to your colleague btw :)
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  • Originally Posted by m_square
    ^^ Kumar Picasso is not negotiating any further than 2650 i think.

    Rate as per celebration offer is 2570 psf. Refer link below:
    http://ravikarandeekarsblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/kumar-properties-celebration-offer-rs.html
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  • ^^ sowieee :p






    was a typo... what i meant was 2550 :)
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  • As promised, Here are the other details of the project.

    1BHK-> 580 sq ft (444 sq ft carpet)
    2BHK-> 875 sq ft (700 approx carpet)

    1 BHK-> 18L..thats it ! (inclusive car park, MSEB, Society&club house charges, stamp duty, reg etc)

    2BHK-> 23L (everything inclusive)


    They are launching 15 buildings; A,B, C, D, E.....upto P.

    I saw two allotment letters of a 605 and 606 flats of wing "G" on Tarang patel's desk.


    With all this said, People are READILY booking flats there. Even while we are discussing these RE matters here, flats are getting occupied there. There could me many people on this forum also who have got flats there. Most conspicuous example is group booking of 6 flats there from people(my frnds) working here in Magarpatta last week. :)

    So I would suggest my frnds looking for a home in pune to go to countrywoods and have a look rather than spending 33-35L on a 2BHK in wakad/balewadi.
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  • Name Change.

    AKRUTI CITY has changed it's name to ACKRUTI CITY!! Seems builders are now turning to astrologers than buyers!:D:D
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  • Originally Posted by realacres
    AKRUTI CITY has changed it's name to ACKRUTI CITY!! Seems builders are now turning to astrologers than buyers!


    Right on spot you are. I asked them the same thing. Tarang said that their astrologer has advised them to do so. Add and extra "c" to the existing name.

    They have changed their name in the stock market also from Akruti to Ackruti..

    realacres-> do you have more info abt this project. probably you could share with us the finer details of the project as you are at home in the RE sector :)

    PS-> People working in Magarpatta are seriously thinking abt booking a unit there. Just came back from Lunch and the guys sitting at the table behind were discussing the same :p
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  • Originally Posted by m_square
    Right on spot you are. I asked them the same thing. Tarang said that their astrologer has advised them to do so. Add and extra "c" to the existing name.

    They have changed their name in the stock market also from Akruti to Ackruti..

    realacres-> do you have more info abt this project. probably you could share with us the finer details of the project as you are at home in the RE sector :)

    PS-> People working in Magarpatta are seriously thinking abt booking a unit there. Just came back from Lunch and the guys sitting at the table behind were discussing the same :p

    Found the area of flat too small. And as said before, I would avoid going for newly launched projects. If at Magarpatta, why not look at flats at Hadapsar or Solapur-Kharadi bypass? If lucky, you may well get a good deal at Daffodils. I may be biased but I don't like Kondhwa area at all due to anti-national elements there.
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