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NRI interest in Gurgaon realty up as rupee touches historical low
Jul 16, 2013
DELHI: The fall of Rupee has raised speculations of increased NRI investments in the reality sector. Builders and analysts say that Gurgaon continues to be a popular destination for NRIs buying property mainly for the purpose of investment.
ASK Property to invest up to Rs 500 crore by fiscal-end
Jul 15, 2013
MUMBAI: Private equity firm ASK Property Investment Advisors plans to invest up to Rs 500 crore in mid-income residential projects by this fiscal end, a top company official said.
ASK Property to invest up to Rs 500 crore by fiscal-end
Jul 14, 2013
MUMBAI: Private equity firm ASK Property Investment Advisors plans to invest up to Rs 500 crore in mid-income residential projects by this fiscal end, a top company official said.
HDFC AMC to sell stake in Nitesh Housing to promoter
Jul 11, 2013
BANGALORE: HDFC Asset Management Company, the portfolio manager of HDFC Mutual Fund, has decided to sell its entire stake in Nitesh Housing Developers, a subsidiary of Bangalore-based Nitesh Estates.
Luxury home sales in Mumbai, Gurgaon down as growth tapers
Jul 11, 2013
DELHI: The richer middle class too is feeling the impact of the slowdown and isn't buying homes like before, badly impacting sales of luxury homes.
Rupee fall may drive NRI realty investments in India
Jul 11, 2013
CHENNAI: The fall of the rupee against the dollar may lead to the NRI community in the Middle East investing more on properties in India, says international realty consultant Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL).
ASK Property invests Rs 147 crore in ATS housing project in Gurgaon
Jul 10, 2013
DELHI: Private equity firm ASK Property Investment Advisors today said it has invested Rs 147 crore in real estate company ATS Group's Gurgaon housing project.
Century Real Estate redeems Rs 100-crore NCDs
Jul 09, 2013
BANGALORE: Bangalore-based realtor Century Real Estate has redeemed Rs 100-crore non-convertible debentures (NCDs) that it raised through Kotak Mahindra Prime.
Will rupee depreciation bring NRI real estate investors home?
Jul 09, 2013
DELHI: Dubai, which is touted to be the most popular and world-class property investment destination in the Middle East, has started to witness a recovery of its property market post the financial crisis. In 2012, real estate prices recovered for the first time, growing by 10% y/y, according to the Dubai Land Development (DLD) authority’s data and as quoted in various regional media. Real estate transactions in Dubai had increased by 8% to Dh154 million in 2012.
Understanding the Key to Growth in Real Estate Industry
Jul 02, 2013
CHENNAI: Government policy needs to include more thought from the corporate sector The Real Estate industry is a key industry to which the growth of India’s GDP is directly linked. To discuss the complexity in the industry Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), organized its flagship ‘CII Real Estate Conclave ‘with the theme ‘Embracing The Complexity of Indian Real Estate’.
Rupee depreciation may boost NRI investments in realty sector
Jul 01, 2013
MUMBAI: The depreciation in rupee provides a psychological boost to both non-resident Indians as well as developers, real estate consultancy firm Cushman & Wakefield said.
Urban youth prefer to invest in real estate: Survey
Jun 30, 2013
DELHI: Real estate seems to be the hottest investment instrument for urban youth in India, with 85 per cent of those surveyed inclined to put their money into real estate on hopes of higher and guaranteed returns.
Rupee depreciation may boost NRI investments in realty sector
Jun 29, 2013
MUMBAI: The depreciation in rupee provides a psychological boost to both non-resident Indians as well as developers, real estate consultancy firm Cushman & Wakefield said.
CII: Emerging investment hotspots
Jun 25, 2013
DELHI: India has its own unique and integral complexities and business is not an exception to it. Corporations strive for increased efficiency and productivity amidst these complexities. Real estate is an integral ingredient in the formation and growth of all businesses and steadily maturing into a big business itself.
New real estate bill is a bitter pill the industry needs for long-term cure
Jun 20, 2013
MUMBAI: The proposed real estate bill, if implemented, will hamper cash flows and escalate the cost of capital of realty firms, besides limiting overall growth of the industry.
NRIs eye real estate to get bigger bang for weaker buck
Jun 17, 2013
HYDERABAD: Rupee depreciation has been a matter of concern for most segments. But there is one section, the non-resident Indian community, which is keen to make the most of this development to make investments in the real estate.
New Gurgaon, Greater Noida emerge as real estate hot spots
Jun 17, 2013
DELHI: For investors, New Gurgaon and many parts of Greater Noida are fast emerging as new real estate hot spots. In the past year, New Gurgaon has recorded property price appreciation of 66 per cent.
Vacancy levels a key for commercial investment in Delhi-NCR
Jun 08, 2013
DELHI: Investing in a commercial property is a tough decision to make. If unplanned, one may have to bear high losses. And when you are thinking of investing in a metro city like Delhi-NCR, the risk factor is even higher.
Emaar MGF slapped with Rs 8,600-crore penalty notice by ED
Jun 05, 2013
DELHI: The enforcement directorate (ED) has slapped a show-cause notice on Emaar MGF Land, a joint venture between Dubai's Emaar Properties and India's MGF Development, for violation of the Foreign Exchange Management Act to the tune of 8,600 crore.
The agent who can save a deal
Jun 03, 2013
Amit wanted to sell his apartment in Mumbai and approached a real estate agent. His dealer took more than six months and was still unable to sell the property.
Alchemist Township India Ltd buys 20 acres in Aerotropolis Projects in WB
May 29, 2013
Alchemist Township India Ltd, a Delhi-based real estate developer, has bought 20 acres of prime land in the Aerotropolis being developed by Bengal Aerotropolis Projects Ltd (BAPL) at Durgapur, 180 kilometres from Kolkata. Leading international property consultants Jones Lang LaSalle India were the transaction mediators for this deal, which is West Bengal's largest land transaction in 2013 to date.
Chidambaram urges UAE investment in infrastructure sector
May 26, 2013
Seeking more foreign investment into India, finance minister P Chidambaram on Sunday met sovereign wealth funds here and discussed scope for investing into the infrastructure sector and corporate bonds.
Realtors under Sebi scanner for fraudulent investment schemes
Mar 24, 2013
NEW DELHI: Suspecting investor frauds in the projects being launched by numerous real estate developers, capital markets regulator Sebi is probing them for possible violations of Collective Investment Scheme regulations.
Sahara urges Sebi to verify repayments to investors
Mar 05, 2013
NEW DELHI: Caught in a legal battle with Sebi and directed by the Supreme Court (SC) to refund Rs 19,000 crore to investors by depositing this amount with the market regulator, Sahara has asked for the appointment of a credible agency to verify the authenticity of claims of repayment made by the two Sahara companies - Sahara India Real Estate Corporation and Sahara Housing Investment Corporation.
Too many loans for buying real estate can be risky
Mar 04, 2013
There is a worrisome trend today. People take loans to acquire properties - not just for home for self use, but for investment in home and land. The current thinking among most investors is that property is the only asset that will give good returns. One may wonder - what is so worrisome about this? The point is that investors are going in for multiple properties, in many cases liquidating most of what they have and taking a loan for the rest.

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