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Unrestrained speculative buying can kill the market
Jun 25, 2013
MUMBAI: With the Mumbai real estate re-sale market touching hitherto unseen heights, questions about how sustainable the real estate bubble is are being raised more so now than ever.
Ulwe outperforms in the Uran-Ulwe stretch
Jun 24, 2013
MUMBAI: The long stretch from Uran to Ulwe in Navi Mumbai, covers many areas which have witnessed spurts of real estate development but the one area which has emerged as a clear favourite of developers and investors, is Ulwe.
Condominium concept popular amongst Mumbai middle class
Jun 22, 2013
MUMBAI: Nina and her husband are working professionals with two school going children. Her apartment complex recently signed up a Property Manager, who gets the household chores done, including delivering lunch for the two children and her by 7.45 am.
South Mumbai property rates crash 30% as buyers miss the ‘view point’
Jun 22, 2013
MUMBAI: Marquee apartment buildings in south Mumbai with views to die for (of the sea, the Queen's Necklace, the Race Course) fetched its owners unheard-of prices till a few years ago. But not any more as new apartments which tend to block the views are depressing property values by up to 30%. The art deco Kamal Mahal, which was once the home of the Ambani and Godrej families, on Carmichael Road now has the high rise Imperial Towers by Shapoorji Pallonji on its east side blocking the view reside
Borivali West not viewed as a suburb anymore
Jun 20, 2013
MUMBAI: Borivali West, classified as one of the suburbs of Mumbai, grew by 22 per cent in the Jan-Mar 2013 quarter. The average price of the area today commands Rs 15,200 per sq ft. Properties in places like RM Bhattad Road, one of the best roads in Borivali West, fetch around Rs 18,500 per sq ft.
Demand for rental homes down as India Inc turns thrifty
Jun 20, 2013
MUMBAI/DELHI/BANGALORE: Demand for rented homes has halved and rents are down by 25% in several popular residential localities in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore, as India Inc tightens housing budgets in its battle against economic slowdown.
The Bill will be a boon for homebuyers
Jun 19, 2013
MUMBAI: The Real Estate Regulator Bill which was recently approved by the union cabinet, has been several years in the making now and hasn’t had smooth sailing from the start. Apart from inordinate delays, it faced much resistance from the real estate fraternity at initially who were afraid that this Bill would prove to be yet another regulatory bottleneck, rather than a regulation that would empower the industry and its homebuyers.
Home buyers increasingly turn to Virar
Jun 17, 2013
MUMBAI: When Bollywood actor Govinda made his debut in the Hindi film industry, people made fun of him, labelling him ‘Virar ka chokra’, as the actor hailed from the far-flung Mumbai outskirts. Just like Govinda, Virar has come a long way since then and real estate and infrastructure development have made the area a prime location for those looking for affordable and spacious homes.
Levying TDS complicates the home buying process
Jun 14, 2013
MUMBAI: The Finance Bill 2013 has introduced a new Section 194 IA which provides that with effect from June 1, 2013, the buyer of property will have to deduct tax at source at one per cent from the payment to be made to the seller, if the sale consideration is Rs 50 lakhs or more.
Brokers turn developers as realty business booms
Jun 14, 2013
BANGALORE/ MUMBAI: PrashanthSambargi, partner at Bangalore-based real estate brokerage firm Mars Realty, is these days busy designing residential projects for two land parcels he owns in the IT capital of India. "I am now looking at smaller size projects with 18-40 units with 20 months' turnaround time... big builders do not enter this segment," he says.
Relief to builders, Centre relaxes green norms for high-rises
Jun 11, 2013
MUMBAI: In what will be a big relief to builders in tightly-packed cities such as Mumbai, the environment ministry has done away with green clearances for high-rise buildings based on the width of the roads that they fall by the side of and the distance from fire-stations. It has left it to the state government to makes rules as they deem fit.
Ghodbunder road in Mumbai has good options for realty investment
Jun 11, 2013
MUMBAI: Ghodbunder Road, one of the major roads running through the Thane district, is witnessing a rapid pace of real estate development. This road is several kms long and connects the eastern and the western express highways.
Mira Road-Bhayandar East witnesses max supply of 2BHK
Jun 06, 2013
MUMBAI: Situated in the Western peripheral area of Mumbai, Mira Road and Bhayandar East are amongst the fastest growing suburbs of the city.
The upcoming middle-class destination
Jun 04, 2013
MUMBAI: The road from Ambernath to Badlapur is flushed with properties suitable for the middle-income buyers who have limited options available in Mumbai. Those looking for residential options in the budget range of Rs 20-40 lakhs can opt for the Ambernath-Badlapur area. They are witnessing an ever-increasing demand for residential properties because of their low property values.
Virar offers multi-dimensional benefits for affordable housing
Jun 03, 2013
For Somesh Vaidya, who shifted to Virar from Borivili, it was a decision he would not regret. The area has excellent connectivity, more open space and social infrastructure is no less compared to the other suburbs. Another added advantage of buying property here is its easy accessibility to Mumbai via the Western Express Highway, which is just five kms from the area and the Metro is only in three kms. The roads are also constructed well and are in good shape.
Mhada to hold 1 more lottery around Diwali
Jun 03, 2013
In a first, the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (Mhada) is planning to hold a second round of lottery for 2,450 under-construction flats around Diwali this year. The flats, which would be completed early next year, would be located in Virar, said Mhada vice-chairman Satish Gavai.
Mumbai Metro pushes property values in Ghatkopar and Andheri
Jun 01, 2013
The upcoming Mumbai Metro, which has been in the news for a long time, will finally be running across the city in another six months.
Mumbai leaseholders opt for govt’s one-time premium offer
Jun 01, 2013
Plot holders are latching on to the state’s move to offer its leased lands on occupancy basis. While 22 plot holders in the suburbs have opted for the option, only six have chosen the other preference that involves renewal of lease by paying revised lease rents.
The Panvel-New Panvel stretch will witness multiple project possessions
May 28, 2013
The upcoming International Airport at Navi Mumbai has infused new life into the real estate market in the southern suburbs of Panvel and New Panvel, which would be in close proximity to the airport. This has made these locations, one of the most-promising property destinations in Navi Mumbai, today.

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