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Pune,-Hyderabad,-Navi-Mumbai-in-10-Affordable-Property-Markets:-JLL-India
Jan 12, 2016
New Delhi: Hyderabad, Pune, Navi Mumbai, and Ahmedabad were among the 10 affordable property markets in the country where flats were available within the budget of Rs 30-50 lakh, according to JLL India.
US-Housing-Data-Signals-Economic-Strength
Dec 17, 2015
US housing starts in November rebounded from a seven-month low and permits surged to a five-month high, signs of strength in the housing market that could give the Federal Reserve more confidence to raise interest rates on Wednesday.
Budget 2014: Higher FDI in realty encouraging
Jul 13, 2014
PUNE: Pragmatic measures to support the country's housing sector proposed in the Budget will encourage developers to plan larger residential projects and attract substantial investments from Indian and overseas investors, real estate developers from the city have said.
Investment-friendly budget to spur real estate growth (Comment: Special to IANS)
Jul 13, 2014
MUMBAI: The 2014-15 budget is both positive and promising that focuses on reviving the sentiment of property buyers and investors and promoting investment with a view to give fillip to construction and housing sector, a significant contributor to GDP.
Housing Prices Can Fall on Transparency, Timely Approvals: HDFC
Jun 20, 2014
Calling for major reforms in housing sector, HDFC chairman Deepak Parekh has said transparency and timely approvals from different authorities can reduce home prices by almost 20 per cent.
Credai favours lower interest rate regime to boost housing sector
Apr 02, 2014
HYDERABAD: The Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India (Credai) today urged the Government to focus on development of the housing sector by reducing interest rates.
First investments for a young professional
Mar 31, 2014
MUMBAI: For a while now, we have been addressing the needs and concerns of individuals approaching retirement. Not surprisingly, we received queries from young professionals — who have just started their career.
Housing sector: A glimpse into the problems and possible solutions
Feb 08, 2014
HYDERABAD: The housing sector defines the overall social health of the population of a country. Apart from its contribution to the country’s GDP, construction of housing increases the civil welfare of a society by improving the social capital of a nation. Consumption expenditure by individual and households consists of a sizeable mix of expenses incurred on rent, utilities, related taxes, etc., all of which are also contributions of the housing sector, to the GDP of an economy.
Housing Start Up Index launched for 27 cities
Feb 04, 2014
DELHI: There is a declining trend in the construction of housing activities in big cities like Kolkata and Chennai whereas a growth is apparent in small cities like Bhopal and Hubli in the housing sector, according to the Housing Start Up Index.
Repo rate hike will deepen crisis in real estate: Credai
Jan 29, 2014
HYDERABAD: The Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India (Credai) has expressed concern over the RBI decision to increase the repo rates by 25 bps to 8 per cent in the monetary policy review.
RBI relaxes FDI regulations by permitting optionality clause
Jan 14, 2014
MUMBAI: The Reserve Bank of India announced that optionality clauses may henceforth be allowed in Foreign Direct Investments (FDI), to facilitate investors to exit subject to the conditions of minimum lock-in period and without any assured return.
Banks try to attract home buyers with low interest rates
Dec 23, 2013
MUMBAI: Barely days after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) surprised the Street by keeping the repo rate unchanged, banks and mortgage lenders have started lowering the interest rates on home loans.
Realty firms seek priority sector status for low-cost housing
Dec 20, 2013
DELHI: After exporters, real estate companies are demanding a priority sector tag for loans to the low-cost housing sector.
Low income housing sector in India
Dec 13, 2013
DELHI: Low income housing sector has always been avoided by the big players in the real estate development business. Reason being the low margins, greater effort and set of skills which are different from what the traditional builders possess. These factors have kept away reputed builders from this sector. Tata Housing has its presence in this sector.
Cabinet may decide on FDI in pharma, housing tomorrow
Dec 13, 2013
DELHI: The Cabinet is expected to take a decision tomorrow on relaxing FDI norms for the housing sector and reducing foreign direct investment cap to 49 per cent in critical areas of the pharma segment.
Governments need to be efficient to trigger housing sector growth
Dec 04, 2013
MUMBAI: Confederation of Real Estate Developers' Association of India (Credai) today said governments need to be more efficient to accelerate growth in the housing sector.
Building on the ancillaries business
Nov 29, 2013
MUMBAI: The rapid growth in the housing sector over the past two decades has catalysed the growth of allied segments such as paints, ceramics, electricals and sanitary fittings. They are expected to continue with their momentum in the years to come.
Government defers proposal on relaxing FDI norms for housing
Nov 15, 2013
DELHI: The government today deferred a proposal on relaxing FDI norms for the housing sector.
Govt to decide soon on relaxing FDI norms for housing sector
Oct 16, 2013
DELHI: The government would soon decide on relaxing FDI guidelines for the housing sector, including easing the three-year lock-in period norm, a senior official in the DIPP said.
Bank credit to housing sector falls to 9.5%: RBI
Jun 28, 2013
MUMBAI: The Reserve Bank today said despite a steep fall in bank credit to the housing sector, which in turn brought down demand, house prices in some of the major urban centres have been on the rise.
Loans for home buyers, builders to get cheap
Jun 23, 2013
MUMBAI:In order to give a fillip to the housing sector at a time when the economy is facing a slowdown, the Reserve Bank of India on Friday announced two measures that will increase flow of bank credit to builders/developers and individuals buyers.
Single-window approval for projects sought
May 28, 2013
Credai, the apex body of real estate developers in the country, has urged the Government to introduce single-window approvals for projects at the earliest.
Housing sector may see some price correction: NHB
Oct 12, 2012
New Delhi : Housing finance firms' regulator NHB today said there may be "some price correction" in the housing segment as there is inventory build-up in some areas. "Such projects which are not selling on account of high price perception may see some price correction partly in the light of current downward revision in the housing loans," National Housing Bank (NHB) Chairman and Managing Direc

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