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In key markets, realty prices may fall 10-15% in months
Nov 05, 2013
DELHI: In what could soon bring some cheer to home buyers, property prices are expected to fall 10-15 per cent in select markets over the next few months, as developers are trying to cut down on inventory and push sales.
'Premium housing prices may fall soon on inventory pile-up'
Nov 02, 2013
MUMBAI: Investorscan look forward to premium housing units getting cheaper by up to 20 per cent and gold prices rising significantly this festive season, says a financial advisory firm.
Housing price growth moderates in first quarter: RBI
Oct 29, 2013
DELHI: Average housing price inched up by a meagre 0.89 per cent during first quarter of current fiscal, although property rates were nearly 14 per cent higher from year-ago levels, an RBI report said.
Housing demand picks up in NCR; sales up 18% in January- June
Oct 25, 2013
DELHI: Housing sales have risen by 18 per cent in the Delhi-NCR region during the first half of this year at 35,000 units, showing signs of improvement in the property market that has been facing slowdown in demand.
Home buyers in no hurry, expect real estate prices to fall by up to 10%
Oct 24, 2013
DELHI: Home buyers across the country expect real estate prices to fall by up to 10% over the next six months and they are willing to wait for over a year to buy property, a study by IIMBangalore and MagicBricks has found, signalling that festive season offers by developers have failed to attract buyers.
Simplify financial life: Calculate your home loan installments using MS Excel
Oct 24, 2013
DELHI: For many people, owning a house is one of the most significant financial goals. With property prices rising faster than our savings or incomes, a home loan is the best way to fulfill that need.
Realty bites: Despite weak rupee, NRIs not keen to buy property in India
Oct 24, 2013
BANGALORE/MUMBAI: The weakness in the rupee hasn’t led to the usual surge of non-resident Indians buying property in the country, with many of them drawn to real estate markets in the US, UK, Singapore and Dubai where prices and borrowing costs are relatively subdued and returns are seen as being higher.
Know the tax benefits of house rent
Oct 23, 2013
MUMBAI: As the real estate prices in metro cities continue to remain high, many salaried individuals either prefer or are compelled to stay in rented houses. Many are postponing their decisions to purchase a house, given the increasing interest costs. In such cases, tenants should know the tax exemptions they can avail of by staying on rent.
Kalpataru Group, Oberoi Realty, Runwal Group and Lodha Group in final lap for Clariant's plot
Oct 22, 2013
MUMBAI: Speciality chemicals maker Clariant Chemicals has shortlisted four Mumbai-based real estate developers for selling its 87-acre land parcel in Thane, three people familiar with the development said.
Will you have to pay VAT on your flat? SC ruling to push up property prices
Oct 14, 2013
BANGALORE: According to a recent verdict by the Supreme Court, the sale of a property that is under construction would be liable to value-added tax (VAT).
No buyers for Lutyens’ Bungalows for fear of getting spotted by politicians looking for funds
Oct 09, 2013
DELHI : Available now: A dozen or so bungalows in the heart of Delhi. Nice, quiet neighbourhood. Lots of trees. Generous parking space. Few high-rises in close proximity. Suggested price of 150 crore and above said to be a bargain.
Before buying a property, read the sales agreement carefully
Oct 07, 2013
DELHI: It can take months, even years, to find a dream home. After extensive bargaining, when you manage to seal the deal, remember to go through the sale deed in detail before signing on the dotted line.
CREDAI chief worried over possible ‘cement cartels’
Sep 26, 2013
MUMBAI: With prices of cement suddenly going sky high, developers apex body CREDAI Chairman Lalit Kumar Jain, expressed his concern and said he believes a cement cartel is active. Jain, who is also the CMD of Mumbai-Pune developer Kumar Urban development Ltd (KUL) said CREDAI will consider to file a complaint with CCI against the continuous price hike as this creates pressure on developers to increase sale price of homes.
Prices of residential real estate may rise 20-25%: Parsvnath Developers
Sep 18, 2013
DELHI: Real estate major Parsvnath feels there are clear indications that residential property prices may rise by nearly 25 per cent in the coming quarters. Pradeep Jain, Chairman, Parsvnath Developers, attributes this to raw material costs, macro-economic conditions, funding issues and the recently passed Land Acquisition Bill. In an interview with Business Line, Jain says the company will focus on executive and fast-track deliveries. Parsvnath is currently working on 49 projects with a total a
Spectre of bubble-burst looms over housing sector
Sep 17, 2013
MUMBAI: The year was 2007. The real estate market, like the Indian economy, was on a roll. And Manish Khanna was busy house-hunting in Mumbai. His weekends were spent looking for an affordable deal in a good locality.
Want to buy a house? Keep it on hold if you are not desperate
Sep 16, 2013
MUMBAI: Sumanta Rudra, head of infrastructure and administration at VFS Global, has decided to defer buying a property. "I am expecting a correction in property price. I will only take a call about buying after the elections."
Land buying can be a tricky affair
Sep 14, 2013
DELHI: Buying a piece of land and building their first home is the biggest dream harboured by many Indians. So, when Prabhat told his mother that he was buying a plot of land, she was proud of him, something she did not feel when he had invested in a flat.
New generation of homebuyers flock Thane for best options
Sep 13, 2013
MUMBAI: Thane was earlier considered as an extended suburb of Mumbai. Now, it has evolved into a self-sustained city in itself. The high levels of demand for housing in Thane have also necessitated vertical development, since Thane will be witnessing serious real estate growth in the coming years.
Mumbai property rates may remain subdued in near future: Icra
Sep 06, 2013
MUMBAI: Real estate developers in Mumbai are finding it difficult to increase property prices because of rising inventory levels, subdued demand and uncertain macroeconomic environment, says credit rating agency Icra.
Slowdown in real estate forces builders to cut prices and dole out freebies
Sep 02, 2013
DELHI: There are no takers for close to 6 lakh homes in the country, forcing builders to cut prices and dole out freebies, which many hope will herald the much-awaited correction in the home market ahead of the festival season.
Housing prices see downward trends in 22 major cities: National Housing Bank
Aug 28, 2013
DELHI: Housing prices in 22 major cities, including Delhi and Mumbai, are witnessing downward trend in April-June period compared to the previous quarter due to slowdown in demand, National Housing Bank said today.
Now, pay property tax at banks in Bangalore
Aug 21, 2013
BANGALORE: Tired of standing in serpentine queues at BBMP offices and BangaloreOnecentres to pay property tax? Now you can pay at computerized kiosks in several banks.
Property prices up by 15 per cent in Delhi-NCR: Report
Aug 20, 2013
DELHI: Property prices have increased by an average 15 per cent in the Delhi-NCR during Apri-June quarter of this fiscal against the year-ago period, according to a report.
DDA to allow construction of houses in industrial areas
Aug 08, 2013
DELHI: The Delhi Development Authority may soon allow construction of residential homes in areas earmarked for industrial units, a move that could help ease the national capital's housing supply pressure.
Kolte-Patil Developers forays into Mumbai, gets redevelopment project in Khar
Aug 02, 2013
MUMBAI: Pune-based realty developer Kolte-Patil Developers has forayed into Mumbai property market with a redevelopment project in western suburb of Khar. The company will be redeveloping a housing society spread over 1,594 sq meter in Khar (west), a release said.

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