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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.
Budget-2016-to-boost-demand,-supply-of-affordable-homes
Mar 01, 2016
NEW DELHI: Budget proposals as positive for the real estate sector, industry players said that tax sops for first home buyers and incentives on development of affordable housing projects will help revive demand in the sluggish property market.
Need-a-'Built-in-Mumbai'-week-to-focus-on-affordable-housing-:-CM-Fadnavis
Feb 16, 2016
"With 50% of our population living in slums, we now want to start the Built in Mumbai initiative that will aim at providing cheaper homes. We will soon start a massive campaign for it," Fadnavis added.
Indians-Third-Biggest-Investor-in-US-Property-Market:-Brokerage
Jan 29, 2016
New Delhi: Indians are the third biggest international investor community in the US realty market, global brokerage Sotheby's International Realty said.
Why-housing-prices-have-dipped-on-Noida-Expressway-
Jan 23, 2016
Radiating out from Delhi into the National Capital Region are two expressways. The one in the east runs 22 km through Noida and Greater Noida. The other in the south stretches for 18 km between Dwarka and Kherki Daula. On either side of both these expressways are vast expanses that have been opened up for development by realtors.
Property-Prices-Soften-by-1%-in-Delhi-NCR:-Report
Jan 20, 2016
New Delhi: Property prices fell by an average one per cent in the Delhi-NCR during October-December period compared with the previous quarter on higher supply, according to a report by property portal 99acres.com.
How-delayed-delivery-costs-customers-buying-homes-on-loans-
Jan 20, 2016
2016 may be a good year to buy a home. Property prices have remained stagnant for almost a year. While the quoted inventory prices may not have changed, better deals are available in terms of spot discounts, flexible payment plans and freebies across most major residential markets. So, this may be the best time to haggle hard and book a property. "Right now, buyers can get up to 20% additional values in the form of freebies and discounts," says Muddasir Zaidi, national director, residential, Kni
Office-space-vacancy-dips-to-15%-in-2015-from-around-19%-in-2013-
Jan 16, 2016
MUMBAI: Showing faith in India's economic growth, corporate occupiers have been lapping up office spaces for their expansion, which is reflected in the decline in office vacancy levels across the country to 15% from around 19% in 2013. The sharpest fall in pan-India vacancy levels is expected in 2016 and 2017 when it will ease below 13%, said a JLL India report.
Head-of-PACL-Arrested-Over-Alleged-Rs-45,000-Crore-Investment-Scam
Jan 09, 2016
New Delhi: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday arrested the founder of PACL Ltd over allegations the property company cheated investors of $6.8 billion (about Rs 45,000 crore), in what local media is calling the country's biggest financial scandal.
Dubai's-Emaar-Properties-Hires-Contractor-to-Restore-Fire-Ravaged-Hotel
Jan 04, 2016
Dubai's Emaar Properties has hired a local contractor to restore a fire-damaged hotel, stating on Sunday that the New Year blaze would have "no material impact" on the company because the building and risk of fire are covered by its insurance.

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