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‘Satellite townships will help de-congest urban areas’
Sep 21, 2013
HYDERABAD: With the urban population going up each passing year, there is a need to focus on de-centralised growth of cities by setting up satellite townships, according to experts.
Bangalore: Credai property show
Sep 21, 2013
BANGALORE: Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India (Credai) Bangalore to hold its two-day realty expo 2013 on September 21 and 22 at Kalyani Kala Mandir (opposite IIM Bangalore) on Bannerghatta Road. According to S Suresh Hari, Secretary, Credai-Bangalore, this the third in the series of property show being held in the city.
Non-resident Gujaratis wary of investing in realty sector
Sep 20, 2013
AHMEDABAD: Contrary to the belief that the depreciating rupee will bring in investment from non-resident Indians (NRIs) into the real estate industry, Gujarat has seen up to 50% decline in investment by global Gujaratis this year from three years ago.
How realtors lost the plot
Sep 19, 2013
MUMBAI: Their sales have slowed down and they have a mountain of debt to repay. And that is forcing real estate developers to sell non-core assets and look for other ways to raise money.
Home prices could drop
Sep 19, 2013
MUMBAI: Real estate developers are realising that they cannot hold on to inventory forever. Until now, they had shied away from lowering prices, but now, they will have to book sales to gain some liquidity.
CREDAI to set up skill training centre for construction workers
Sep 18, 2013
BHUBANESWAR: The Odisha chapter of Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (CREDAI) has decided to set up a skill training centre in the city to address the shortage of the skilled manpower in building construction.
State to witness 6000 affordable houses soon
Sep 17, 2013
BHUBANESWAR: To meet the ever increasing demand of affordable houses, Credai­ Orissa, a body of real estate developers, is considering con­struction 0f 5,000-6,000 houses for lower and middle income groups in the next 2-3 years.
Realty portals push many property brokers out of business
Sep 11, 2013
BANGALORE/NEW DELHI/MUMBAI: Falling home sales and rising competition from real estate portals has pushed many traditional property brokers out of business while forcing others to work on wafer-thin margins.
Nationalized banks return to fund Noida Extension projects
Sep 10, 2013
DELHI: The Greater Noida Authority is upbeat that the Greater Noida (West) region, formerly Noida Extension, is slowly being removed from the blacklist of banks and they have started showing interest in backing buyers who want to invest in projects in the region. After the land row in 2011, banks had stopped financing such projects due to fears of land acquisition being quashed by the courts.
CREDAI chief pins hopes on new RBI Governor
Sep 07, 2013
MUMBAI:Welcoming the new RBI governor Mr. Raghuram Rajan, developers’ apex body CREDAI Chairman and CMD Kumar Urban Development Ltd Lalit Kumar Jain appealed to him to adopt a consultative process with all stakeholders before making any major policy decisions relating to real estate
Big extension to houses will need new power line in Chennai
Sep 07, 2013
CHENNAI: All low tension power consumers wanting to extend their houses by more than 2,000 sqft will now have to get new power connections for construction activity. Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) on September 3 ordered that house owners should not use their existing connections for construction purposes.
‘NHB data on Hyderabad realty do not reflect ground situation’
Sep 06, 2013
HYDERABAD: The Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India (Credai) today said that the recent report by the National Housing Bank on real estate price fall of about 4.5 per cent in Hyderabad does not reflect the actual situation.
Hyderabad's realty sector set for recovery
Sep 06, 2013
HYDERABAD: The spiraling rate of the dollar coupled with modest pricing is likely to attract NRI investment to the city's real estate sector in the near future, said representatives from the industry on Thursday.
RBI should have consulted stakeholders before disbanding 80:20: CREDAI
Sep 05, 2013
DELHI: “Reserve Bank of India issuing circular on disbanding current practices, should consult stakeholders before issuing such circulars,” says Lalit kumar Jain, Chairman, CREDAI.
Credai against linking of home loans to construction stages
Sep 04, 2013
MUMBAI: Criticising the Reserve Bank's decision to link disbursal of home loans to stages of construction, real estate apex body Credai said the move will harm developer sentiment and disturb business plans.
Land bill ignores urban concerns: Activists
Sep 03, 2013
PUNE: The land acquisition bill, passed in the Lok Sabha on August 29, has civic activists and urban planners raising concerns about it being rural-centric. They say the government has completely ignored urban land acquisition and infrastructure development concerns.
Govt reaches out to airport operators for highrises in Bangalore’s CBD
Sep 03, 2013
BANGALORE: In a bid to make Namma Bengaluru mirror the highrise culture of a Shanghai or Singapore, the state government is seeking the cooperation of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), the operators of the city’s old HAL airport, to allow builders to go vertical. Situated in the heart of Bangalore, HAL airport issues no-objection certificates (NOCs) on height limits to developments situated approximately in a 5-kilometre radius around the airport. Until 2010, the Airports Authority of India w
Cost-push Land Bill will push back growth: CREDAI chief
Sep 02, 2013
MUMBAI: Apprehending that the home and project prices will skyrocket with the implementation of the Land Acquisition Bill, developers’ apex body CREDAI national Chairman Lalit Kumar Jain said it could at best be a “feel good “rather than a development booster.
Credai study to assess demand-supply scenario at Hyderabad
Aug 30, 2013
HYDERABAD: The Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India (Credai) Andhra Pradesh Chapter is commissioning a study to assess the demand-supply situation in the real estate sector in the rapidly expanding metropolis of Hyderabad.
Anil Sharma, President, CREDAI(NCR) on LARR Bill
Aug 30, 2013
DELHI: Quote of Mr Anil Kumar Sharma, President, CREDAI-NCR on ‘The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Bill, 2012' tabled in Lok Sabha today.
CREDAI forms five sub-chapters for speedy resolve of buyers’ complaints
Aug 29, 2013
DELHI: To facilitate quicker redressal of buyer’s complaints, the NCR body of Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (CREDAI-NCR) recently formed five sub-chapters.
Builders hope to ride on rupee depreciation crisis
Aug 24, 2013
MANGALORE: The real estate and construction industries that are reeling under a crisis following Saudi Arabia's Nitaqat programme is hoping that the current depreciation of rupee against dollar will get them back on track.
CREDAI chief appeals for high power realty committee for major projects
Aug 21, 2013
MUMBAI: Citing the inordinate delay in obtaining approvals for projects that is stalling growth of the real estate sector and also the economy of the country, Lalit Kumar Jain, Chairman CREDAI and CMD, Kumar Urban development Ltd, urged the Union Government to form a high power realty committee to accelerate big ticket realty projects worth between Rs.200 Cr and Rs.1000 Cr.
‘Connectivity is critical for residential development’
Aug 16, 2013
CHENNAI: Despite the economic slowdown, there is a healthy housing demand in the suburbs, according to Sandeep Mehta, President, Tamil Nadu chapter of the Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India.
National Green Tribunal whammy to realty projects in Noida
Aug 16, 2013
DELHI: In a major setback to realty projects in Noida, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on August 14 ordered the Noida Authority to stop construction work of all projects which do not have requisite environmental clearances within 10km radius of Okhla bird sanctuary. The tribunal has also directed Noida Authority to conduct a fresh survey and find out the projects falling within the radius.

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