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Jan 25, 2016
NEW DELHI: Godrej Properties has signed a development management agreement with NCR-based builder Lotus Greens to build a housing project on 36 acre land parcel in sector 150 of Noida. This is its first foray into the Noida market.
Funding the realty sector
Mar 21, 2014
HYDERABAD: The Reserve Bank of India’s diktat to banks to link the disbursal of home loans to stages of construction, to protect the interests of buyers and contain the fallout of ‘innovative’ housing finance schemes, has yet again revived the debate over the right funding formula to sustain the real estate business. Developers have experimented with numerous funding options. Nevertheless, many of them are now being forced to seek other unregulated sources of funding, which come at a significant
Project money being diverted to fund poll campaigns, realtors fear labour crisis too
Jan 28, 2014
DELHI: In Noida, part of the National Capital Region and home to a burgeoning middle class, a builder is wondering where he'll find the money to finish building about 1,200 apartments that are to be delivered by the middle of next year. Unless he can find some cash, the construction will grind to a halt. But all the usual sources of funds have dried up, at least until the general election is over.
New home sales fall in Delhi NCR, Pune, Chennai, Mumbai; sales picked up in Bangalore
Jul 26, 2013
DELHI: New home sales fell in Mumbai, Pune, Chennai and Delhi-National Capital Region in the June quarter but picked up in Bangalore, according to data from property research firm Liases Foras.
'Land, quick approvals necessary for low-cost housing projects'
Jul 24, 2013
MUMBAI: Government needs to ensure availability of land and speedy approvals for effective implementation of low-cost housing projects, real estate developers' body NARDECO said today.
Delhi hotels may be allowed to build and sell flats to raise funds
Jul 04, 2013
DELHI: The government is planning to allow hotels to build and sell apartments in their complexes in Delhi, a move that may benefit several hotels in the city except those that fall within the restricted Lutyens' Bungalow Zone.
DLF-Aman Resorts deal delayed due to funding issue
Jul 04, 2013
MUMBAI: DLF's cup of woes continues to overflow. The real estate giant is desperate to cut debt from its balance sheet, but the state of the market is so weak that previous agreements are coming apart.
Akhilesh Yadav meets Japanese delegation to explore funding for Metro rail
Jun 29, 2013
LUCKNOW: The state government has begun considering loan options for Lucknow Metro rail project after giving green signal to its first phase. On Friday, chief minister Akhilesh Yadav held a closed door meeting with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)'s India chief, Shinya Ejima and deputy chief representative of India, Ichiguchi Tomohide along with other senior officials of the international agency.
Easier ECB norms to create more affordable housing: Crisil
Jun 27, 2013
MUMBAI: The easing of fund-raising norms through the external commercial borrowing (ECB) route will lead to developers focusing on low-cost housing projects, says rating agency Crisil.
Realty portal raises $2.5 mn from Nexus Venture Partners
Jun 05, 2013
DELHI: Realty portal, started by a group of IIT Bombay students, today said it has raised $2.5 million of funding from Nexus Venture Partners.
Builders' body asks FM to bring in sops for real estate
Aug 23, 2012
MUMBAI: After finance minister P Chidambaram asked realtors to sell off unsold flats at discounted prices, CREDAI, the apex body of real estate developers in the country, put the ball in the minister's court and said he should take immediate steps to boost housing stock supply through special incentives to the affordable segment. Chidambaram had reportedly asked commercial banks to put pressur

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