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Office-Space-Absorption-Rises-to-10.6-Million-Square-Feet-in-September-Quarter
Oct 21, 2015
Mumbai: Office space absorption during the July-September period increased marginally to 10.6 million sq ft compared to the previous quarter, with Gurgaon witnessing the highest leasing activity, says a survey.
Tata-Housing-close-to-raising-Rs-3,200-crore-for-luxury-housing-across-top-5-cities
Oct 21, 2015
MUMBAI: Tata Housing is in advanced-level talks with a few institutional investors to raise Rs 3,200 crore for its upcoming premium and luxury residential projects across top five cities.
Two-awards-for-Sobha-at-Realty-Plus-Conclave-&-Excellence-Awards-2015
Oct 20, 2015
Bengaluru: Sobha Limited, India’s premium real estate developer, has won two prestigious awards at the recently-held Realty Plus Conclave & Excellence Awards 2015 for the South region.
Trial-court-orders-builders-must-pay-customers-for-damages,-delays
Oct 19, 2015
NEW DELHI: In a significant order, a trial court has said that buyers can claim damages from builders if the latter fails to hand over the property on time.
Credai-Bhopal-fourth-edition-of-the-property-expo-witnessed-over-10,000-footfalls
Oct 15, 2015
CREDAI Bhopal organised a four-day long property expo "CREDAI GRIHA PRABESHAM - 2015" from 9th October to 12th October here at Vitthal Market Dussehara Maidan.
Redevelopment-on-leased-plots-in-Mumbai-gets-easier-as-BMC-simplifies-approval-process
Oct 02, 2015
MUMBAI: Redevelopment projects on Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's ( BMC) leasehold plots is set to become easier, as Mumbai's civic body has simplified the approval process, and more importantly, has also set a time frame for granting permission for such projects.
Chennai-developer-provides-early-exit-to-real-estate-fund
Sep 25, 2015
CHENNAI: Even as many developers struggle to sell their stocks and complete projects in time, Casa Grande Pvt. Ltd., a Chennai- based developer, has provided exit to Avenue Venture Real Estate Fund from one of their projects off the IT Highway within 18 months of the fund's investment.
Rajarhat-comes-closer-to-middle-class,-50%-price-slump-in-fortnight
Sep 25, 2015
KOLKATA: Have properties in Rajarhat-Newtown suddenly become more affordable? With properties at Rs 2,600-3,500 per square feet being advertised with unfailingly regularity over the past two weeks, a decent 1,200-square feet three-bedroom apartment in a Rajarhat multi-housing complex suddenly appears more within reach at Rs 35 lakh, compared to the Rs 60-70 lakh months ago.
In-biggest-fine-ever,-Sebi-asks-realty-major-to-pay-Rs-7,269-crore
Sep 23, 2015
MUMBAI: Market regulator Sebi on Tuesday imposed a fine of Rs 7,269 crore on Jaipur-based real estate major PACL, and four directors of the company for illegally mobilising funds through collective investment schemes between September 2013 and June 2014. This is the biggest ever fine by Sebi.
States-agree-to-comply-with-environmental-guidelines-for-urban-buildings
Sep 23, 2015
NEW DELHI: State governments have broadly agreed to comply with the proposed environmental guidelines for construction projects in urban areas.
Uncertainty-looms-over-appointment-of-regulatory-body-for-Mumbai-home-buyers
Sep 23, 2015
MUMBAI: The Maharashtra Government appears to be in a dilemma over appointment of a regulatory body to safeguard interests of home buyers in the city despite the fact that the process of framing rules for the Housing Regulatory Bill has been completed.
New-policy-to-rope-in-Maharashtra's-private-builders-for-affordable-housing-
Sep 19, 2015
MUMBAI: The state government will soon come up with a new policy that will make it mandatory for private builders to transfer a certain housing stock to Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA).
CREDAI-threatens-to-suspend-works
Sep 19, 2015
The Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (CREDAI) has threatened to stop all ongoing construction works from September 21 if the government failed to supply quality sand at affordable prices.
States-queue-up-for-PM-Narendra-Modi's-Housing-For-All
Sep 18, 2015
NEW DELHI: Within three months of launch of Housing For All scheme, a key poll promise of PM Narendra Modi, states are queuing up to tap into the funds for slum redevelopment.
Andhra-Pradesh-government-cancels-agreement-with-Unitech,-forfeits-Rs-255-crore
Sep 16, 2015
HYDERABAD: Andhra Pradesh has cancelled an agreement with Unitech Ltd for Integrated Vizag Knowledge City project in Visakhapatnam and forfeited Rs 255 crore, the firm paid for the land, for failing to meet targets.
Kochi-top-real-estate-destination-among-19-Tier-II-cities-in-India
Sep 16, 2015
Kochi has topped the list of best real estate destinations among 19 Tier-II cities in India on the back of robust housing demand and better project execution, according to a report.
Government-to-put-in-place-single-window-clearance-for-building-permissions-by-early-next-year
Sep 16, 2015
NEW DELHI: The central government is working on putting in place a single window time-bound clearance system for layout approvals and building permissions by the beginning of next year, housing and urban development minister M Venkaiah Naidu said.
Fullerton-India-to-float-housing-finance-company
Sep 15, 2015
Leading non-banking financial company (NBFC) Fullerton India Credit Company Ltd, a fully owned subsidiary of Singapore-based Fullerton Financial Holdings, has decided to float a housing finance company by November this year.
Rajasthan-Apartment-Ownership-Bill-returned-as-Union-ministries-raise-objections
Sep 15, 2015
JAIPUR: The Rajasthan Apartment Ownership Bill (2015), which was sent to the President of India for final approval, has been returned with proposed amendments.
Consumption-of-construction-chemicals-is-set-to-go-up-in-India
Sep 15, 2015
Rapid urbanisation is setting the pace of the Indian construction industry and, by extension, the construction chemicals market. The government’s ambitious ‘Housing for All’ and ‘100 Smart Cities’ programs are key growth drivers for the construction chemicals sector.
Green-Tribunal-order-on-housing-puts-developers-in-a-bind
Sep 09, 2015
The National Green Tribunal on Tuesday made it mandatory for developers to get environmental clearance for projects above 20,000 sq m.
Flat-ownership-bill-may-come-up-in-assembly
Aug 20, 2015
BHUBANESWAR: The long-awaited bill to amend the Odisha Apartment Ownership Act, 1982, is scheduled to come up in the assembly during the monsoon session, which started on Tuesday.
Cash-strapped-builders-turn-to-PEs,-NBFCs-to-refinance-debt
Aug 14, 2015
BENGALURU/MUMBAI/NEW DELHI: Real estate developers are increasingly turning to private equity investors and non-banking finance companies to refinance massive debts due to sluggish home sales in the last couple of years and banks becoming cautious about lending to the industry
Real-Estate-Bill-Clears-Govt-Of-Blame,-Worries-Some-Builders
Aug 11, 2015
Panaji: The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2013, which is still pending in Parliament, has the Goan real estate industry worried. While stakeholders agree that the bill, once passed, will bring clarity and confidence into the real estate market, developers are wary about the lack of onus placed on the government, which they feel, is an important stakeholder in the real estate economy.
Real-Estate-Bill:-Growth-of-the-sector-can’t-be-at-the-cost-of-consumers
Aug 08, 2015
The report of the Parliamentary Select committee on the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2013, tabled on the floor of the Rajya Sabha has not only rectified the many dilutions that were made to the original Bill, it has also built in additional safeguards to regulate all kinds of transactions between home-buyers and builder

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