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Property rates in Eastern Mumbai District expected to double by 2017
Mar 08, 2014
MUMBAI: Property rates in the Eastern Mumbai District (EMD) which encompasses Karjat, Neral, Shelu and Khopoli are expected to double by 2017, according to Brick Eagle, a financial services platform for affordable housing development in India.
Revival of Boom Imminent, Say City Realtors
Mar 04, 2014
HYDERABAD: With political uncertainty in the state ending with the Centre’s move to bifurcate the state, realtors in the city are a happy lot. They believe, Hyderabad will once again emerge as an investment destination which will lead to an uptick in real estate prices.
Gujarat: Moderate appreciation makes entry point attractive
Mar 04, 2014
AHMEDABAD: Statistics show that Gujarat witnessed 6 per cent growth in property prices in last one year and the property price index in the state remained volatile. However, what the statistics does not reveal is the fact that during the same period, many of the cities that National Housing Bank’s Residex tracked down, did witness either no change or downward change. Out of the 26 cities that it covered across the country, only 12 cities witnessed marginal appreciation, and two cities of Gujarat
'Despite Telangana issue, HSI for Hyderabad up 22% in Dec qtr'
Feb 27, 2014
HYDERABAD: Despite Telangana issue, the Housing Sentiment Index (HSI) for Hyderabad increased by 22 per cent to 101 points during the October-December quarter, breaking a largely negative streak to end close to neutral, according to an assessment by IIM Bangalore and Magicbricks.
Private equity inflow in realty sector up 13 per cent to Rs 7000 crore: Report
Feb 25, 2014
DELHI: Private equity investment in the real estate sector increased by 13 per cent to Rs 7,000 crore last year on higher inflows in the residential segment, global property consultant Cushman & Wakefield said.
DLF sales bookings up 46 per cent to Rs 3,760 crore in April-December
Feb 25, 2014
DELHI: Realty major DLF's sales bookings rose 46 per cent to Rs 3,760 crore during April-December period of this financial year despite a slowdown in the real estate market.
DLF sales bookings up 46 per cent to Rs 3,760 crore in April-December
Feb 24, 2014
DELHI: Realty major DLF's sales bookings rose 46 per cent to Rs 3,760 crore during April-December period of this financial year despite a slowdown in the real estate market.
Realty Scenario in City may Undergo Change
Feb 19, 2014
HYDERABAD: With the government finally passing the separate Telangana Bill, property buyers can cheer as realty prices could be in for a correction.
Realty market slipped over 6 months: Study
Feb 15, 2014
MUMBAI: The real estate market has deteriorated compared to the last six months, according to a report released by Knight Frank India and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry.
Experts advise end-user needs to figure out a good project with decent location and not get caught u...
Feb 15, 2014
MUMBAI: The real estate industry, which till a few months ago was plagued with issues of oversupply, low demand and weak sentiments has started buzzing with activity.
CBRE: India beats China as ‘top choice’ for corporate expansion plans
Jan 30, 2014
AHMEDABAD: Corporate decision-makers are responding to signs of economic improvement across Europe, shifting the focus away from pure cost management to future growth opportunities, with an increased appetite for global expansion into Indian markets.
Nahar Group launches multi-themed villas in Mumbai
Jan 28, 2014
Mumbai: The Nahar Group, India’s leading real estate developer today made its foray in premium villas by launching Bali themed podium villas at Nahar’s Amrit Shakti in Chandivali, Powai. The limited edition of the villas is well planned to provide complete privacy and exclusivity to the owner. Each villa is spacious and super luxurious with a private garden, a perfect home for those who opt for something special and unique.
Investors turn to realty as gold loses sheen after curbs
Jan 24, 2014
MUMBAI: The government's efforts in the past few months to curtail gold demand may have come as a saving grace for the real estate sector. For months, realty had been going through a slump in the country with high prices keeping the end-user demand low. As the government's efforts to moderate gold demand through import duties and other stricter norms began around July, investors and speculators shifted their focus from the yellow metal to real estate, said a report by India Ratings, the Indian a
Bangalore emerges as largest office space landlord in India
Jan 23, 2014
BANGALORE: Led by the IT industry's need for large office spaces, Bangalore is on the verge of crossing the milestone of having over 100 million sqft of leased A-grade office space. It will be the first Indian city to hit that figure, and is expected to do so by March this year.
Gurgaon to see number of lease renewals in office spaces in 2014&15: Report
Jan 22, 2014
GURGAON: Gurgaon is expected to witness significant number of lease renewals in office spaces 2014 and 2015 as companies that had set up offices in 2004 - 2006 are approaching the end of their lease terms .
CommonFloor raises Rs 64 crore from Tiger Global and Accel Partners
Jan 20, 2014
BANGALORE: Online real estate portal CommonFloor has raised Rs 64 crore in its fourth round from existing investors Tiger Global and Accel Partners. Last July, the Bangalore-based company had raised about $7.5 million (over Rs 45 crore) from the same investors.
A close look at Goa's real estate market
Jan 20, 2014
GOA: The real estate sector in Goa continues to reel under the pressure of slowdown, with no sign of respite even in 2014. Not so far back in the past, for rich clients from cities like Delhi, Pune, Bangalore and Mumbai, and for even non-resident Indians (NRIs), Goa was the most preferred destination for buying second home.
Branded homes: The new symbols of ‘arrival’
Jan 18, 2014
MUMBAi: In India, the concept of branded luxury homes is only two or three years old. Growth of this segment could be pegged at roughly 5-6 per cent per annum, owing to the fact that it is a very exclusive niche category with a restricted number of buyers.
Pune sees increase in addition & absorption of office space
Jan 18, 2014
PUNE: While the residential real estate market of Pune is going through a definite slowdown, the office space market is experiencing a veritable windfall. As per the latest reports of CBRE Commercial Real Estate Services, of the 7.3 million sq ft of office space supply in the Indian market in the fourth quarter of 2013, Pune saw an addition of 2 million sq ft.
Ahmedabad real estate: Steady march towards growth
Jan 13, 2014
AHMEDABAD: Ahmedabad’s real estate market is on an upswing because of to the huge growth of its industrial sector and the overall high rate of development, both in commercial and residential terms. It is the largest city of Gujarat, and also its commercial capital. It is the hub of the textile, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. Apart from being a well-established education centre (with national institutes like IIM, NID and CEPT) Ahmedabad has also established itself as a major IT/ITeS and
Changing Demographics Boosting Pune Real Estate Demand
Jan 08, 2014
PUNE: We already know that Pune is no longer just a Pensioner’s Paradise (though it still is the #1 city of choice for retiring people in Maharashtra). At least three other factors now define Pune – the growth of the Information Technology, the massive spread of organized retail and the city’s changing demographics.
Sobha Developers' Q3 sales bookings fall by 6 pc to Rs 502 crore
Jan 05, 2014
DELHI: Realty firm Sobha Developers' sales bookings fell by 6 per cent in the third quarter ended December 2013 to Rs 502.3 crore due to lower sales volumes because of a slowdown in the real estate market.
Commercial, retail segments pick up pace in Bangalore
Jan 04, 2014
BANGALORE: For the real estate sector across India, year 2013 did not bring much activity and the same was for Bangalore too. However, the Bangalore real estate market showcased a stable picture, in terms of pricing and actual transactions. The developers have now pinned their hopes to 2014 and expect that with the country-wide realty sector set to gain momentum after general elections, Bangalore will be benefitted as well. The city is driven by the information technology sector and with major I
High returns make realty investors ignore risks, says experts
Dec 29, 2013
MUMBAI: The ongoing slowdown and steep rupee fall are among the factors making the country a riskier realty destination for global investors, even as it continues to be a high return market, say experts.
Posh areas take a realty beating
Dec 23, 2013
KOLKATA: Will the government do anything to tame the rising trend of inflation? Is there anything in the market that I can buy at a reasonable price? Set aside your first question for policymakers at the Centre, but as far as your second query is concerned, we certainly have an answer. You can buy a property at select parts of the city where real estate prices are literally on the wane. Sounds intriguing? Read on.

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