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Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - Estates - - ESTATE - Anub­huti Matta & Lav­ina Mulchan­dani n ht­spe­cial­pro­jects@hin­dus­tan­times.com

CHANG­ING LAND­SCAPE Cowork­ing spa­ces are in, so are stu­dio home town­ships. To­day’s buy­ers ex­pect vir­tual tours, live chat fa­cil­i­ties and en­ter­tain­ment hubs at their doorstep. A look at the many ways in which the MMR realty mar­ket has changed

Re­mem­ber what buy­ing a home used to be like? The­p­lod­dingsite vis­its con­ducted by bus, in groups. The bro­ker you didn’t know whether to trust. The homes — just plas­tered walls with win­dows at one end.

Click for­ward to 2017. To­day, you take a 360-de­gree tour on­line so you know ex­actly what to ex­pect. You browse web­sites, apps and so­cial me­dia pages that al­low you to by­pass the bro­ker al­to­gether, if that is how you wish to do things.

Youmight buya‘stu­dio flat’ in a town­ship of only stu­dio flats.

You may opt for a1BHK that is fur­nished down to the kitchen cab­i­nets, oven and wash­ing ma­chine.

The ques­tions have changed too. From ‘ Are there good schools for the kids to go to?’ to ‘There’s park­ing in­cluded, and a mall nearby, right?’ ‘Do I have op­tions to chill on a week­end or will I have to go too far?

Be­cause of­ten the kids are the buy­ers — mil­len­ni­als look­ing to set­tle down but keep their pub­hop­ping life­style.

A look at some of the most sig­nif­i­cant changes in the real-es­tate land­scape that have come about in the past few years.

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