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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.
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.
Rising defaults by short-term realty investors add to developers’ woes
Sep 18, 2013
DELHI: Short-term real estate investors, a source of quick funds for housing projects, are increasingly defaulting on payment to developers, as economic slowdown and rising cost of living keeps regular homebuyers on the fringes, narrowing exit routes for speculators.
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.
Realtors seek change in stamp duty clauses
Sep 10, 2013
BHUBANESWAR: Real estate developers have sought the abolition of stamp duty, while entering into agreements with land owners to execute various projects.
Mumbai developer launches project in Varanasi
Sep 09, 2013
MUMBAI: One of the oldest real estate developers in Mumbai, S Raheja Realty has moved into Varanasi to develop 140 apartments totalling over two lakh sq ft.
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.
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.
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.
Slowdown in real estate forces builders to cut prices
Sep 03, 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.
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.
‘Real Estate Regulation and Development Bill 2013 a positive step’
Aug 30, 2013
MUMBAI: The National Real Estate Developers’ Council (NAREDCO) wants rules and regulations governing real estate sector to be rationalised. It said large portion of the inconsistencies emerge from archaic laws, guidelines that conflict with the development agenda of the economy, disparity in incentives given to larger projects as against the same given to smaller projects. Also, the current FDI norms also make it difficult for smaller developers to access capital easily.
Builders frown on decision to stop conditional approval
Aug 29, 2013
BHUBANESWAR: Real estate developers on Wednesday sharply reacted to Bhubaneswar Development Authority's (BDA's) decision to do away with "conditional approval" of building plans of high-rises before such projects get clearances from various other agencies such as fire department, Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Airports Authority of India (AAI).
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.
The new India wants luxury
Aug 12, 2013
DELHI: The rising demand for luxury homes has given a new face to housing concepts in India. Real estate developers are launching an array of luxury projects in metros and peripheral areas, and Tier II and III cities.
Real estate’s share in GDP estimated at 6.3%: Report
Aug 02, 2013
DELHI: The contribution of the real estate sector to India’s GDP has been estimated at 6.3 per cent in 2013, and the segment is expected to generate 7.6 million jobs in the same period, according to a report.
Cheaper houses to revive realty market
Aug 01, 2013
BHUBANESWAR: Realtors are banking on housing units below the Rs 25 lakh range to revive the sluggish market in the city.
'Land, quick approvals necessary for low-cost housing projects'
Jul 24, 2013
MUMBAI: Government needs to ensure availability of land and speedy approvals for effective implementation of low-cost housing projects, real estate developers' body NARDECO said today.
Developers to built Metro parking
Jul 24, 2013
NOIDA: To address the parking space crunch to some extent, Noida Authority has asked two developers to built multi-level parking lots for 4,500 vehicles at two of the busiest Metro stations - City Center and Sector 15. The lease agreement with the developers has a provision wherein parking lots have to be developed without the Authority shelling out funds for the purpose.
Credai meet in Moscow from July 27
Jul 11, 2013
HYDERABAD: The Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India, the apex body representing private Real Estate developers in the country, will host the 13th Natcon 2013 meeting at The Ritz Carlton, Moscow on July 27-28.

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