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Apr 03, 2015
Mumbai: Assets like real estate and gold, long considered defensive bets, floundered in the financial year 2014-15
Un'real' estate? Buying houses still a distant dream for many
Oct 22, 2014
The burgeoning price of real estate continues to keep Indian realty far from reality for many
What's making affluent Indians bet on US real estate?
Oct 03, 2014
What's making affluent Indians bet on US real estate?
Indian home prices fell most in 52 nations, IMF says
Sep 01, 2014
Is India's real estate bubble finally bursting? The International Monetary Fund's recently-launched data series on global housing prices hints at that. Among 52 major markets for which IMF has collated house price data, India has witnessed the steepest fall
Gulf NRIs driving Kerala property price bubble
Aug 26, 2014
Middle East-based Keralites are on a property buying spree in Kochi, pushing prices to as high as those in the National Capital Region, according to India’s realtor association.
Bangalore is India’s top luxury homes market
Apr 22, 2014
BANHGALORE: Few cities can match Bangalore’s real estate power. The Garden City of India has long since progressed from being the country’s most preferred retirement destination to becoming its Information Technology capital – a city of entrepreneurs and the nouveau riche individuals.
Is it the right time to buy real estate stocks?
Apr 07, 2014
MUMBAI: After underperforming in 2013, when it declined almost 34 per cent, the BSE Realty Index has rallied by 21 per cent over the past month. For a long time now, retail investors have shunned real estate stocks.
15 listed realty firms see 46% dip in sales: Knight Frank
Mar 29, 2014
MUMBAI: The sales volume of 15 of the top 25 listed real estate companies by market cap declined 46 per cent to 11.80 million sq ft from 21.85 million sq ft over the last eight quarters, according to a report by real estate consultancy Knight Frank.
Home prices begin to rise, signal change in real estate market mood
Feb 12, 2014
DELHI:In recent months, real estate prices have shown an increase in 16 out of 26 cities covered by the country’s most authoritative residential housing price index, suggesting that prices may be finally bottoming out.
Vote on account 2014: Policy effect on residential real estate in the past few years
Feb 11, 2014
MUMBAI: Post the 1991 liberalization policy, India began to welcome various multinational corporates that were seeking permission to commence operations locally. Being the financial and commercial capital of India, Mumbai was the first city to witness a significant influx of large multinational firms.
Is it sensible to buy resale flats?
Feb 08, 2014
DELHI: Rahul was tired of shifting flats due to the ever increasing rental rates in Delhi until he decided to invest his money in purchasing a resale flat. In addition to a hefty discount, the flat came readymade with an instant-shift tag. Rahul can now spend the saved money on the interior decor and can flaunt his cheap yet elegant home to his colleagues.
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.
Housing prices in 12 cities rise, 10 witness decline in Q2
Nov 22, 2013
DELHI: Housing prices increased in 12 cities by up to 5.30 per cent, while it declined in 10 cities, including the national capital, by up to 7 per cent during the second quarter ended September 30.
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.
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.
Telangana to push Hyderabad realty gather pace
Aug 02, 2013
HYDERABAD: After a four year hiatus, residential real estate prices are set to rise at a relatively faster pace in Hyderabad with the Government move to carve out a separate State of Telangana.
The rich home in on properties abroad
Jun 17, 2013
DELHI:If owning a home in India is a struggle, buying one abroad is a dream for most Indians. But for some, the dream has come true, as they buy property in places such as Dubai, Sri Lanka, and the United Kingdom (UK).
Home loan growth crashes to 5-month low due to surge in house prices
Nov 05, 2012
MUMBAI: Growth in home loans has slumped to a five-month low despite banks showering potential buyers with attractive schemes and lower rates due to soaring real estate prices.
Realtors hopeful of govt help to lower funding costs
Aug 30, 2012
New Delhi: Real estate developers' apex body CREDAI today said the government has assured that it will look into the problems of the realty players and work towards lowering the cost of funding by banks and other lenders. The real estate sector has been demanding for a long time steps by the government towards reduction in cost of financing for it, saying such initiatives were necessary for prope
Balancing act for India in overhaul of archaic land law
Aug 29, 2012
MUMBAI: More than a century after it was drawn up by British colonial rulers, India's land acquisition law is finally set for a revamp that promises to breathe life into scores of frozen industrial and infrastructure projects and help lift the sagging economy. That's the optimistic scenario. The reality is that the new law will make the cost of land much higher for businesses and is unlikely to p

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