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Consumer-court-sentences-developer-to-5-years-in-jail
Jul 06, 2017
PUNE: The district consumer court has sentenced a developer to three months in jail in each of the 20 execution applications filed by as many homebuyers for his failure to comply with the court's orders.
Goa-govt-to-tie-up-with-real-estate-companies-for-quality-housing
Jul 04, 2017
PANAJI: Goa Housing Board (GHB) is looking forward to tie up with private players to develop its properties. The board has opted to collaborate with private firms to offer better quality housings, minister of housing Jayesh Salgaonkar said.
RERA-ban-on-marketing-Housing-illegal:-Lawyers
Jun 29, 2017
NEW DELHI: While there is no framework ready in many states to register projects under the Real Estate Regulation (and Development) Act (Rera), prohibiting them from marketing by the government is bad in law as it affects the livelihood of developers and the workers, said
Naidu-writes-to-CMs-for-proper-implementation-of-Realty-Act
May 02, 2017
NEW DELHI: On the day when the much-awaited Real Estate Act came into force, Union urban development minister M Vankaiah Naidu wrote to the state chief ministers saying that they should ensure quick a proper implementation of the Act.
Home-buyers-can-directly-approach-NCDRC-against-builders-by-forming-registered-associations:-SC
Feb 22, 2017
NEW DELHI: Clearing the way for homebuyers planning to file complaints against builders in the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) through an association route.
K-Raheja-Corp’s-IT-building-at-Whitefield,-Bengaluru-gets-USGBC-Gold-LEED-Rating
Feb 20, 2017
K Raheja Corp, India’s leading real estate developer has received the Gold Leadership in Environment and Energy design (LEED) certification from the US Green Building Council for its IT building at Whitefield, Bengaluru.
Government-Rules-Out-Tax-Incentive-Beyond-Rs.-2-Lakh-For-Second-Home
Feb 04, 2017
New Delhi: Ruling out rollback of the proposal to restrict tax incentive for second home to Rs. 2 lakh per annum, Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia on Saturday said there is no point in subsidising purchase of second property by those who have surplus funds.
Union-Budget-2017-gives-infrastructure-status-to-affordable-housing
Feb 01, 2017
In Union Budget 2017,Finance Minister Arun Jaitly reserved his best for the real estate sector,which witnessed a slump post demonetization.
Odisha-capital-city's-growth-linked-to-real-estate-developers
Jan 21, 2017
BHUBANESWAR: Real estate developers have contributed a lot for the fast development of the Capital City by providing facilities of metro life under one roof, said Vice-Chairman of Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) Dr Krishan Kumar.
Hyderabad-has-huge-potential-for-modern-retail:-Knight-Frank
Sep 08, 2016
Knight Frank India today launched the first edition of its report on Hyderabad retail sector titled – Hyderabad Retail: Unlocking the Potential. The reportlooks into the emerging trends in multi-channel retailing, shopping centers and new formats.
'Over-2-lakh-houses-built-under-central-schemes-in-2-years'-
Aug 11, 2016
NEW DELHI: The minister of state for housing and urban poverty alleviation Rao Inderjit Singh told Lok Sabha on Wednesday that 2.24 lakh homes have been constructed for urban poor under the old and new housing programmes during the last two years.
Under-construction-flat-to-cost-more-after-GST-Bill-is-rolled-out
Aug 05, 2016
NEW DELHI: Prices of underconstruction apartments may rise by up to 5-10% when the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is rolled out. But, prices of completed apartments will not be affected as GST will not be applicable there.
Affordable-home-loans-to-witness-strong-growth:-Moody's-
Jul 26, 2016
The underwriting practices of lenders are vital to controlling credit risk in India's affordable housing loans segment, which is set to grow strongly over the next few years as the government tries to increase home ownership among underprivileged groups, says Moody's Investors Service.
High-costs,-sluggish-job-market-hurt-home-sales-
Jul 08, 2016
MUMBAI: Rising affordability concerns and a sluggish job market continued to push home prices downwards, according to a report released by Nomura. At all-India level house price inflation continued to moderate at a fast pace and eased to its lowest recorded level of 5.2% in Q1 2016, as per the Reserve Bank of India's housing price index (HPI). House price inflation was recorded at 9.8% in Q4 2015.
Maharashtra-flat-buyers-can-now-file-a-police-complaint-against-builders-violating-norms-
Jul 04, 2016
The state police has directed police stations across Maharashtra to register complaints against errant builders who cheat flat buyers and violate building norms. Housing experts have welcomed the move--termed by CM Devendra Fadnavis as "a good decision" -but which the real estate industry finds 'disturbing'. In a circular issued last week, special inspector general of police Prabhat Kumar instructed police commissioners in the state to take action according to the provisions of law when people f
7th-Pay-Commission:-Home-Sales-Likely-To-Improve,-Say-Realtors
Jun 30, 2016
New Delhi: Real estate industry bodies on Wednesday said housing sales are expected to improve following implementation of Seventh Pay Commission recommendations as prices have fallen in last few years because of a slowdown in the property market.
Bought-A-Property?-This-Small-Mistake-Could-Serve-You-A-Tax-Notice
Jun 27, 2016
If you have bought a property worth Rs 50 lakh or more, according to income tax rules you are liable to deduct a tax at source, or TDS, at the rate of 1 per cent from the payment to the seller.
'FDI-Reforms,-REIT-Rule-Relaxations-To-Boost-Realty-Sector'-
Jun 24, 2016
NEW DELHI: Reforms in FDI policy and relaxation of norms in Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) will benefit the realty sector, especially the commercial segment, property consultant CBRE today said.
Worli-In-South-Mumbai-New-Housing-Destination-For-Super-Rich:-Report
Jun 23, 2016
New Delhi: Worli in South Mumbai has become the new luxury residential destination for super-rich and celebrities with the likes of Virat Kohli, Akshay Kumar and business tycoon Ajay Piramal buying properties in this area, a report said.
Tata-Housing-sells-over-200-flats-in-Gurgaon-for-Rs-300-crore-
Jun 21, 2016
NEW DELHI: Realty firm Tata Housing has sold more than 200 flats for about Rs 300 crore in its residential project in Gurgaon.
Real-estate-developers-body-vows-to-oppose-corruption
Apr 19, 2016
Chennai: Confederation of Real Estate Developers' Association of India (Credai) Chennai chapter has called for increasing ease and reducing cost of doing business in the state. The developers' body has been raising concerns about corruption in the building plan approval process for some time, but this is the first time that the organization is confronting the state administration openly on the issue of corruption.
Realty-Firms-Hope-for-Housing-Sales-Revival-Post-Rate-Cut
Apr 07, 2016
New Delhi: Interest on home loans is expected to come down helping a revival of housing sales following the Reserve Bank of India's lowering of policy rate by 0.25 per cent today, say realty experts.
Govt-confident-about-timely-creation-of-real-estate-regulators
Apr 06, 2016
New Delhi : Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said he was confident that each state would be able to set up its regulator for the real estate sector within a year as envisaged in the Bill passed by Parliament.
RBI-cuts-repo-rate-by-25-basis-points
Apr 05, 2016
The Reserve Bank on Tuesday cut the key interest rate by 0.25 per cent and introduced a host of measures to smoothen liquidity supply so that banks can lend to the productive sectors.
Big-cheer-for-home-buyers-!-Rajya-Sabha-passes-Real-Estate-Bill
Mar 10, 2016
NEW DELHI: A bill seeking to regulate the real estate sector, bring in transparency and help protect consumer interests was passed by the Rajya Sabha today.

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