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Demand for office space set to perk up
Jan 08, 2014
BANGALORE: In 2014, the real estate market is likely to see an increase in activity. Sanjay Dutt, Executive Managing Director (South Asia), Cushman and Wakefield, says, “With the economy expecting more stability in the post-election phase from 2014, the absorption trend is also expected to pick pace, especially in established markets of Bangalore, Mumbai, and the NCR.”
Revenue site registrations shoot up in Bangalore
Jan 07, 2014
BANGALORE: There’s fresh hope for 2014 on the realty front. Buoyed by an uptick in the registration of sites and buildings in revenue pockets during the fag end of 2013, realty observers expect the momentum to continue till April.
New home launches in Bangalore break records
Jan 06, 2014
BANGALORE: The country’s IT capital saw the highest number of new residential property launches between January and September of 2013 among Indian cities. The final number for the year could be the highest ever for the city.
High-end homes gain prominence in East Bangalore
Dec 28, 2013
BANGALORE: In the mid-1990s when the road to far-off Whitefield was upgraded, it was rumoured that a delegation visiting the site that ITPL was to come up on had agreed to put up the tech park in the location only if the road infrastructure was upgraded to reduce travel time from the Vidhana Soudha to ITPL, to 10 minutes. From then on, there has been a focus to upgrade civic infrastructure in the east – the widening of several key roads, the completion of the Outer Ring Road (ORR) and ongoing wo
Green tribunal asks industries in TG Halli zone to pack up
Dec 26, 2013
BANGALORE: The National Green Tribunal (NGT), Southern Zone, Chennai, has asked over a dozen industrial units to move out machinery and materials from Zone-3 of Thippagondanahalli reservoir catchment area (TGR) within three months. This eco-sensitive zone has a number of granite units.
Mid-range and budget homes market expands in Bangalore North
Dec 21, 2013
BANGALORE: In the early 2000s, Bangalore north beyond Anandnagar was still largely unexplored. Vast tracts of barren land laden with trees lined the highway leading towards Andhra Pradesh, and the only known landmark in the area was the Devanahalli fort. The relocation of the airport brought the north into focus and over the last five years, residential property development has taken off, with a host of housing options coming up in this region.
Panel to monitor action on TG Halli encroachments in Bangalore
Dec 21, 2013
BANGALORE: The Karnataka high court on December 18 constituted a seven-member special committee headed by V Umesh, additional chief secretary, to monitor action on encroachments in Zone-III of Tippagondanahalli reservoir (TGR) catchment area.
BDA: 146 unauthorized layouts have sprung up at TG Halli
Dec 21, 2013
BANGALORE: The BDA on December 17 informed the Karnataka high court that 146 unauthorized layouts have come up in 23 villages in Tippagondanahalli reservoir zone – III area, 1km on either side of the Arkavathy river.
‘Some steps to revive the market’
Dec 16, 2013
BANGALORE: The State Government last month approved registration of ‘B’ khata certificate (title deeds) buildings constructed on revenue land in the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) limits.
Mid-range, budget homes find demand in Bangalore South
Dec 06, 2013
BANGALORE: While Jayanagar, J P Nagar, Koramangala, Basavanagudi, Bannerghatta Road, HSR and BTM Layouts have witnessed the emergence of high-end housing options, much of the southern belt is occupied by midrange housing options in the newer localities close to the economic hubs, with some budget options emerging towards the peripheries. Mid-range options are popular as they are located in proximity to IT hubs, with well-developed social infrastructure and access to good health care and educatio
High-end residential options find demand in Bangalore South
Dec 01, 2013
BANGALORE: The south has been home to some of the oldest residential neighbourhoods such as Basavanagudi, Jayanagar, V V Puram and Chamarajpet. Over the last two decades, it has witnessed the rise of some more cosmopolitan localities in Koramanagala, BTM Layout, HSR Layout, Sarjapur Road and Electronics City, dotted with towering apartments, swanky commercial and office establishments, and an array of malls. The residential landscape has gradually morphed with apartments, gated communities and r
Bangalore North: A commercial hub in the making
Nov 22, 2013
BANGALORE: The northern belt mainly consists of the micromarkets Hebbal, Yelahanka, Devanahalli and Bellary Road and comprises the northern realty hub of the city. Known for its residential catchments, good social infrastructure and roads, the northern part of the city is well-connected and boasts of easy accessibility and proximity to the international airport.
Budget homes find demand in East Bangalore
Nov 16, 2013
BANGALORE: In the early 1990s, Bangalore east beyond K R Puram was bracketed under ‘Bangalore Rural’. People didn’t head out there unless they could manage travelling on mud roads, with no habitation or streetlights for long stretches. Around 10 years down the line, Bangalore east has transformed into a bustling cosmopolitan and self-sufficient economic hub. With a host of infrastructure projects that have upgraded connectivity and seamless travel, peripheral locations in the east are witnessing
B-khatas is another slippery step
Nov 15, 2013
BANGALORE: Civic analyst Ashwin Mahesh said the decision to allow transaction and registration of properties of B-khatas is another slippery step when it comes to property ownership and transactions.
B-khatas registration to resume, fetch revenue to BBMP
Nov 14, 2013
BANGALORE: Good news for property owners and registrations.Even as there is slump in the property registration resulting in decline in revenue, the state cabinet on November 13 decided to allow transaction and registration of properties of B-khatas (title deeds) in BBMP limits.
Connectivity in Bangalore brings suburbs into focus
Nov 01, 2013
BANGALORE: A ‘suburb’ is typically defined as an area of development that is exclusively residential or mixed use, which is part of the city or a separate neighbourhood which lies within commuting distance of a city. This definition can be applied to many areas in Bangalore that have witnessed rapid development over the last decade.
REITs will push realty sector
Nov 01, 2013
BANGALORE:The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is preparing to allow public and private sector companies to start Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) to enable retail investors to invest in the real estate sector.
Bangalore is a growing investment hub
Oct 31, 2013
BANGALORE: Bangalore today is more than a geographical identity. “Back in the 90s and the early 2000s Bangalore was known as much for its climate, and defense and engineering antecedents, as it was for being a retiree’s paradise. Over the last 15 years as outsourcing and BPOs became household words, Bangalore became a brand, first to be admired, and then envied, and an investment destination for businesses and property.
Bangalore North is an emerging hotspot
Oct 30, 2013
BANGALORE: The north has emerged right on top of the list as a preferred destination in Bangalore from the time the airport moved here. With connectivity in focus, with grade separators that facilitate smooth travel from Sadashivanagar right up till the airport, the widening of the Hebbal flyover, and the upgradation of Bellary Road with the elevated highway, localities around are witnessing a mix of premium luxury residential developments as well as mid-segment and budget housing options. The G
Bangalore: From global back office to a work and live hub
Oct 28, 2013
BANGALORE: In the early 1990s, when Electronics City was in its nascent stage, there were many who thought Infosys was a bus company, as buses emblazoned with the company’s name became ubiquitous, as they ferried employees from home to work and back.
Akrama-Sakrama may be put on hold for revisions
Oct 24, 2013
BANGALORE: Property owners worried about the Akrama-Sakrama scheme can breathe easy. Legal experts have advised the government to put the regularization of building violations scheme in cold storage for the time being as resident associations and other stakeholders are set to file public interest litigation pleas against the ordinance.
Is Akrama-Sakrama on a strong foundation?
Oct 22, 2013
BANGALORE: Three governments, seven years, five chief ministers. That pretty much sums up the saga of Akrama Sakrama and the struggle by successive regimes in Karnataka to allow one-time regularization of urban building violations.
Bangalore East: Some emerging residential hotspots
Oct 18, 2013
BANGALORE: Bangalore east, as a result of the high concentration of IT and ITeS companies, has witnessed an increased residential spread over the last 8-10 years, with its localities emerging as self-sufficient micro-markets.
Karnataka Govt to issue ordinance to regularise illegal buildings
Oct 17, 2013
BANGALORE: The Karnataka government on October 11 decided to promulgate an ordinance to regularise bylaw deviations in residential and commercial buildings in urban areas of the state by collecting penalty, from the date of its assent by the Governor.
It’s in North Bangalore where all the action is
Sep 18, 2013
BANGALORE: Smart growth is the buzzword for cities struggling to overcome the horrors of urban sprawl. ‘New guard’ urban planners at the Rio de Janeiro United Nations Conference on Environment and Development while accepting that growth and development would continue to occur, sought to put in place sustainable communities that are good places to live, to do business, to work, and to raise families. The aim was to facilitate residents’ access to quality education to livable, safe and healthy pla

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