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Apna ghar…the concept is still very dear to Indians, considering that it is the second question asked to every would-be groom. And if you’re still not convinced, check Google. Notwithstanding the high real estate prices in India, houses top the search list, followed closely by apartments and offices. Similarly with the rest of the world. In India, Bangalore is the only city that defies the trend with a higher number of apartment searches, possibly by the immigrant working class who prefer to rent flats. The office space hunt is hotter in Delhi and Mumbai, what with small and big concerns ready to set up shop in India’s business centres. Realtors and contractors seem to have taken the sheen off the idea of buying and building on plots. So grooms with apna ghar are not going out of the market yet!