PBEL City

[review] PBEL City Hyderabad

It is Final !
I booked a flat at PBEL City Hyderabad, Pearl Building and I have a good feeling about it.I won’t go in detail about the pros and cons of this venture. But here are a few main ones (for me) !

PROS

  • Great Approach (4/6 lane road, 5 mins from ORR Appa Junction Exit)
  • Escape from Zombies ! a) via ORR and head North or South b) via Chevella – Langar House road to the main city (Abids etc)
  • Fly away from Zombies ! ( Airport in ~20 mins, ~15 Kms )
  • Good Amenities
  • Rest in the brochure ! πŸ™‚

CONS

  • 16 KM to my work place near In-Orbit Mall, HiTech City via ORR (May be a PRO, depends if you like long drives)
  • Lack of quick public transport (Auto’s etc., but this will change in time)
  • Cost of Amenities -pricey, ( what you pay is what you get ! )

I am sure no one buys a house based on a review, so go ahead and research ! This post is more of a placeholder for people who are researching various properties to buy and would like to ask a question or two about this one, Please feel free to comment here, I will answer them for sure.

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14 thoughts on “[review] PBEL City Hyderabad

  1. Piyush

    Congratulations Ravi!! I am thinking to book a apartment in PBEL city. may i know how much you have paid? I went today and they quoted me 3500 sft.

    looking forward to hear from you.

    cheers.

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  2. ravikiran Post author

    Hi Piyush..
    I booked an year ago and paid 3200 for a non-corner flat.
    Now please be aware that PBEL’s pricing structure is very transparent and they don’t negotiate and their pricing is different for each building.
    Their pricing is on par with the market and is quite competitive (at least when I checked)

    All the best!

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  3. Lakshmi

    Hi Ravikiran,

    It has been over 2 years since you posted about buying at PBEL city. Could you talk about your experiences living there? I read in another forum that there is a water problem there. Is that true?

    Would be very helpful to hear your opinion.

    Thanks,
    Lakshmi

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    1. ravikiran Post author

      Hi Lakshmi,

      I am not living there but have rented it out. But if I could, I would be very willing to live there.
      That said, I would still highly recommend moving there, it’s very beautiful, windy and pollution free (due to the constructions in the complex and around, you would have some dust and noise pollution, but way better than any place in the city)

      Now regarding the water problem, one needs to define what the “problem” is. The taps never run dry, so for me there is no problem.
      Is there enough water in the ground and thru municipal supply? No.
      PBEL City doesn’t have municipal supply yet, they are working on it. Ground water is not enough to sustain the entire community, so they supplement using tankers, most of the city does this.
      They also have a STP on premises where they recycle water for gardening and toilet flushes. So be aware that the maintenance is high, 2.5Rs/sft/month

      Overall very professional management that cares for the residents and the environment. Go there and check it out.

      Do let me know if you have any other questions.

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      1. bhagyaraj

        Hi Ravikiran, i am planning to buy a house in Peble City. I am looking for investment purpose. Just wanted to what is the rent you get for a 2bhk and 3Bhk. Appreciate if you would respond on this at the earliest.

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  4. Sanjay

    Hi Ravi!
    Was looking for some first hand opinion on PBEL city and came across your blog. Its heartening to know that you recommend buying a flat there. Since you must me well informed about the complex and area (which I hardly am), it would be of great help if you could share your views/ info on some issues:

    1. How is the infrastructure around the area in terms of roads, schools, hospitals restaurants etc and how have you seen it grow over last couple of years?
    2. How much time it takes to reach Inorbit and back during peak office hours?
    3. While the city might be safe, how is it commuting to or from PBEL city during odd hours? I mean can one safely do so, Are roads well lit, etc?
    4. As you said you have rented out the flat. How easy is it to find a tenant there considering its still on the outskirts which not many offices might be around (It’s my assumption)
    5. How is the connectivity to other parts of Hyderabad. Any proposed metro station/ MMTS nearby?

    Thanks

    Thanks

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    1. ravikiran Post author

      Hi Sanjay,

      Here are some answers to your questions

      1. How is the infrastructure around the area in terms of roads, schools, hospitals restaurants etc and how have you seen it grow over last couple of years?

      a) APPA Junction/Narsingi area has lot of potential, mainly because of the adjoining ORR, all big schools are in that area, DPS etc. Hitech City/Gachibowli is close by, so that brings in all the hospitals and restaurants located there.

      2. How much time it takes to reach Inorbit and back during peak office hours?

      a) hmm thats a tricky question, 30-60 Mins, but without traffic it takes around 25 mins. But remember, its 4/6 lane road all the way!

      3. While the city might be safe, how is it commuting to or from PBEL city during odd hours? I mean can one safely do so, Are roads well lit, etc?

      a)As safe as it can get. But remember, you need your own transport or cab. Buses/Autos may not work, not yet.

      4. As you said you have rented out the flat. How easy is it to find a tenant there considering its still on the outskirts which not many offices might be around (It’s my assumption)

      a) Majority of the residents living there work in Hitech City/Gachibowli area and own a car. It is not too far, (30 mins by car is normal now-a-days), you get least amount of traffic, great roads. Very easy to find a tenant, I listed my apt in the PBEL Sales Office and found my tenant within 2 days. I was surprised! (PBEL offers free tenant finding service where they show flats to walk-ins.)

      5. How is the connectivity to other parts of Hyderabad. Any proposed metro station/ MMTS nearby?

      a) Connectivity is great, but need to have your own car. I know people who usually take a bus to Vijayawada (their hometown) during long weekends and don’t like this location as the Volvo buses don’t have a pickup stop nearby. But I personally love this location as it has ORR access and connects to main Hyderabad City via Chevella/Langar House road towards Mehdipatnam. No idea about any metro/MMTS station.

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  5. Suman Dubey

    Do you see construction quality difference of Pearl & Crystal towers compare to other earlier towers.I own a flat in Crystal and I feel that builder is using inferior quality in Crystal compare to other towers. Also construction is not that great like earlier towers. What do u suggest. May be I m wrong. But i felt it yesterday when I visited yesterday.

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    1. ravikiran Post author

      hmm.. to be honest, I have no idea.
      Did the process of handing over the flat and the building complete?
      Seeing the flat & building before and after the handover (finishing process) makes a lot of difference.

      That said, I don’t think INCOR can afford to cut corners on their flagship venture just when they just launched a new venture INCOR One City at Kukatpally.
      Most of their sales is through word of mouth and good will.

      That said, I wonder how can one determine the quality of the building just by seeing it?

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  6. Nidhi Savla

    Hi Ravi,

    This page has been very helpful as I am considering buying in pbel city.

    Do you know anything about the Garbage dumping yard by GHMC causing environmental hazards near PBEL city?

    I saw it on charge.org here – https://www.change.org/p/ghmc-could-figure-out-innovative-ways-of-using-garbage-for-electricity-generation-new-garbage-dumping-yard-by-ghmc-causing-environmental-hazards-near-pbel-city-tspa

    Have you received any notification from the developer that they are writing to GHMC about it?

    Also can you or the tenant feel any impact due to this already?

    Regards,
    Nidhi

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  7. Garima

    Hi Ravikiran, based on your experience in real estate acquisition, what other options you would recommend exploring that might be more close to the Inorbit mall road?

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    1. ravikiran Post author

      I personally have no recommendations as I am not living in the city any longer πŸ™‚
      Real Estate, at least in India, is 99% boots on the ground type of research..

      Reply

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