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Industrialists seek extension of property tax deadline from MCG
Jul 04, 2013
DELHI: The dispute between Gurgaon’s industrialists and the civic agency over the issue of property tax has been brought to the fore once again. The local associations have written to the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) seeking, among other exemptions, an extension on the payment deadline, which was reached on June 30.
Govt eases norms for use of agricultural land for construction activity
Jul 04, 2013
DELHI: Lakhs of people living in rural areas in Delhi will benefit as Delhi Government on July 3 lifted certain restrictions on use of agricultural land for construction activities.
Vertical growth an option where there is scope in Delhi
Jul 03, 2013
DELHI: In less than a week after Delhi chief minister’s claim that she won’t allow Delhi to grow vertically till she is alive, she and the union urban development minister seemed to be on the same page on the issue of allowing highrises in the national capital. However, the CM insisted that green and open places of Delhi must be maintained.
Three more districts enter National Capital Region fold
Jul 03, 2013
MUMBAI: The National Capital Region has undergone another expansion with three more districts – Mahendragarh and Bhiwani (both in Haryana) and Bharatpur (Rajasthan) – added to it on July 1. This brings the number of districts in the NCR to 19, with the total area increasing by 34% to 45,887sq km.
Delhi-NCR key market for office leasing despite weak demand
Jun 27, 2013
DELHI: Demand from multinationals to set up offices in the NCR region has pushed the average transacted rentals. This is despite a weak off-take in office leasing and fewer transactions.
Rental housing: The road ahead
Jun 27, 2013
DELHI: Out of the 1.8 crore new houses built between 2007-2012, owners of over 1.1 crore units in India prefer not to let out the properties fearing that that evicting tenants will be next to impossible. This is primarily because India does not have a rental housing policy with incentives or benefits
Delhi-NCR key market for office leasing despite weak demand
Jun 26, 2013
DELHI: Demand from multinationals to set up offices in the NCR region has pushed the average transacted rentals. This is despite a weak off-take in office leasing and fewer transactions.
Home prices inflated; aggressive lending dangerous
Jun 26, 2013
DELHI: Terming the home prices as highly inflated in the country, including in smaller cities, industry leader Deepak Parekh on June 21 asked builders to focus on affordable housing, rather than luxury homes, and said it is a dangerous thing to lend aggressively to developers.
Buying a property just got a bit more cumbersome
Jun 26, 2013
DELHI: A common saying goes, to know “stress”, organize a person’s marriage or endeavor to build a house. Consider the various factors which affect the decision on the purchase or building of a house, they range from vastu, legal documentation, anticipated appreciation in value and maybe even the whims and fancies of the relatives. Clearly, factors which may cost a common man, seeking to obtain a roof over his head, many a nights sleep. Well, thanks to the Finance Act, 2013, the stress has been
Demand-hit CP still among most expensive office markets
Jun 26, 2013
DELHI: Despite weakening demand for office space Connaught Place (CP) remains the fifth most expensive office market in the world.
Realty check: Major developers too picking up buyers’ interest tab
Jun 25, 2013
DELHI: To clear the stock of unsold homes, real-estate developers are willing to wait for 80 per cent of a property’s cost as long as the buyer is ready to pay 20 per cent upfront.
Change in Greater Noida’s building bylaws to hit plot owners
Jun 25, 2013
DELHI: Landowners in Greater Noida will be hit hard if the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) changes its building bylaws as they will either need to build structures on vacant plots or sell them to someone else who will to avoid the plots being confiscated.
Slowdown in real estate: Time for home buyers to go bargain hunting
Jun 25, 2013
DELHI:A slowdown in the real estate sector can spell opportunity for the prepared. Delhi-based publishers, Umraopati Ray, 30, and his wife PriyankaSaxena, also 30, own an apartment at PaschimVihar. As the slowdown in the National Capital Region (NCR) intensified, the young couple went hunting for good deals.
CHD Developers launches its Headquarters-CHD Sky One
Jun 24, 2013
DELHI: NCR will soon witness its own symbolic building, as CHD Developers Ltd., one of northern India’s most renowned developers are set to launch its headquarters ‘CHD Sky One’ in Dwarka Expressway. Poised to be an iconic building of India, Sky One will change the skyline of Dwarka Expressway with its stunning international design, setting a benchmark like no other.
Slowdown in real estate: Time for home buyers to go bargain hunting but exercise due diligence befor...
Jun 24, 2013
DELHI: A slowdown in the real estate sector can spell opportunity for the prepared. Delhi-based publishers, Umraopati Ray, 30, and his wife PriyankaSaxena, also 30, own an apartment at PaschimVihar. As the slowdown in the National Capital Region (NCR) intensified, the young couple went hunting for good deals. Recently, their efforts were rewarded when they managed to buy a flat at VasantVihar at a price 15% lower than the peak rate witnessed in the area in the past.
Ban on groundwater use hits realty projects in Delhi/NCR
Jun 24, 2013
DELHI: Like the Cyber City Gurgaon, the twin cities of Noida-Greater Noida are also facing huge water shortage after the National Green Tribunal banned extraction of groundwater for construction purposes.
Realty check: Major developers too picking up buyers’ interest tab
Jun 23, 2013
DELHI: To clear the stock of unsold homes, real-estate developers are willing to wait for 80 per cent of a property’s cost as long as the buyer is ready to pay 20 per cent upfront.
Golf Course Extension Road: The ultimate luxury destination
Jun 22, 2013
DELHI: Over the years, Gurgaon has become synonymous with luxury living. Among the many localities offering high-end properties, Golf Course Extension Road stands out for the number of residential projects overlooking the golf course and state-of-the-art facilities.
Buyers seek 2BHK units, developers build larger homes in Noida
Jun 22, 2013
BHUBANESWAR: How often do we come across a situation wherein supply in the real estate market is not aligned with market demands? The probable answer may be – several times. A similar situation looms large on the Noida realty market. There is a significant mismatch between demand and supply of different configurations. While 2BHK seems to be the preferred size for buyers, developers are largely building 3BHK units.
Home prices inflated; aggressive lending dangerous: Deepak Parekh
Jun 22, 2013
DELHI: Terming the home prices as highly inflated in the country, including in smaller cities, industry leader Deepak Parekh on Friday asked builders to focus on affordable housing, rather than luxury homes, and said it is a dangerous thing to lend aggressively to developers.
Weak rupee draws NRIs to Indian realty
Jun 22, 2013
DELHI: Rupee depreciation may be bad news for the Indian economy, but not so for the non-resident Indians scouting for property back home. Cashing in on the opportunity to buy residential units cheaper by up to 20%, NRIs are queueing up big time.
CREDAI bats for realty reforms with Girija Vyas
Jun 21, 2013
DELHI: Praising the Union Government’s efforts towards real estate reforms, realtors’ apex body Chairman Lalit Jain expressed the hope that the new Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Minister Ms. Girija Vyas will continue with the unfinished task of her predecessor Mr Ajay Maken.
Residential prices surge in sector 76 Noida
Jun 21, 2013
DELHI: In the last four to five months residential values in Sector 76, Noida have shown an upward graph. The capital values in the locality have moved up from approximately Rs 4,700-4,900 per sq ft in the Oct-Dec 2012 to Rs 5,900 per sq ft in the Jan-Mar 2013, the data further revealed.
Focus on high-tech integrated townships
Jun 20, 2013
DELHI: High-tech, integrated residential township projects in metros and Tier I and II cities like the Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Kolkata, Indore, Hyderabad, etc, are promising good returns for prospective buyers and developers.
Opinion divided on housing regulatory bill
Jun 20, 2013
DELHI: The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2013, which seeks to regulate the housing market and protect the interest of homebuyers and developers has been cleared by the Union Cabinet and will be placed in Parliament for its approval.

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