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Government may form database on suppression of property sales amount
Sep 16, 2014
In an exercise aimed at checking blackmoney, economic intelligence agencies have started identifying instances where proceeds from property sale have been suppressed in a bid to defraud the government of revenue from stamp duty
Amid shortages, houses remain locked
Aug 30, 2014
Housing is an important sector of the Indian economy with backward and forward linkages with over 260 industries and is a major employment generator only after agriculture. As per estimates of the Central Statistics Office, the housing sector contributes as much as 5 per cent to the GDP of the country.
Realtors seek single window clearance system from Modi
May 19, 2014
NOIDA: The real estate sector has jumped on the Modi wave hoping for a revival in fortunes of the under-performing industry. The real estate body of Noida has sent a proposal to Narendra Modi to implement a single window clearance system for new projects to bring in greater transparency.
Realtors expect revival in property mkt
May 17, 2014
DELHI: Hailing clear majority for Narendra Modi-led BJP in the polls, real estate experts today said a stable government at the Centre will help revive the property market.
Maximum Scope of Money Laundering in Real Estate Sector: ED
May 15, 2014
DELHI: The real estate sector in India has the maximum scope for money laundering activities and there should be some sort of regulatory mechanism to keep a check on such activities, Special Director of the Enforcement Directorate Balesh Kumar today said.
Real estate sector: Investor money waiting at the gates
May 11, 2014
MUMBAI: The broader enthusiasm in the market has caught the real estate sector too, going by the slew of investments that are on the upswing.
Air India to sell residential property abroad
May 04, 2014
DELHI: Air India has asked real estate consultancy firm DTZ to find buyers for its surplus residential real estate assets abroad to mobilise funds. “We have got residential properties at Hong Kong, Mauritius and Nairobi which we plan to monetize this year.
Real estate NCDs: Good returns but with high risks
Mar 17, 2014
MUMBAI: Since March 3, the BSE realty index has gained 14.2 per cent, compared with the Sensex's 3.95 per cent rise. Though real estate developers are reporting a slowdown in sales, in most centres, returns by real estate-linked non-convertible debentures (NCDs) are 18-22 per cent a year.
New bill proposes licences for real estate brokers
Feb 18, 2014
NOIDA: The UP government has planned to draft a new law to tighten the noose around fraudulent real estate agents so that interests of homebuyers are protected. A senior official in Lucknow said that under the law dealers are required to register themselves with a local government body and obtain a license for practicing.
Vote on Account 2014: Indian real estate embracing change in the time of economic revival
Feb 15, 2014
MUMBAI: The past decade has seen the Indian real estate industry ride on a roller coaster ride through many highs and lows. This period has seen the expansion fury which gripped the sector with the market peaking in 2006 -2007 characterized by a growth in demand, substantial development and increased foreign investments. By mid-2008, this fervour was replaced by cautious evaluation of business models and plans, which was the key agenda of the business houses when the market loomed large with unc
Project money being diverted to fund poll campaigns, realtors fear labour crisis too
Jan 28, 2014
DELHI: In Noida, part of the National Capital Region and home to a burgeoning middle class, a builder is wondering where he'll find the money to finish building about 1,200 apartments that are to be delivered by the middle of next year. Unless he can find some cash, the construction will grind to a halt. But all the usual sources of funds have dried up, at least until the general election is over.
Affordable housing to remain in demand in 2014
Jan 27, 2014
MUMBAI: The year 2013 was the period of reforms and surprises for real estate industry. Government landed the sector with policy reforms to restrict land disputes across India, introduced REIT for healthy funding and also relief through various changes in act then at the same time buyers were worrying about rising inflation and interest rates that affected home loan amount.
Slump hits real estate sales, revenue
Jan 23, 2014
NASHIK: The slowdown, increased land prices, rising cost of construction materials have badly affected the realty sector and around 4,000 ready flats across the city are reportedly lying unsold.
Innovations, technological developments in construction
Jan 21, 2014
MUMBAI: During the past decade, the construction industry has adopted various innovative tools to curb costs, reduce timelines and improve safety standards during project development.
Real estate (office) urged to contribute to new international standard
Jan 21, 2014
MUMBAI: The International Property Measurement Standards Coalition (IPMSC) has launched a public consultation on theInternational Property Measurement Standard (IPMS) for office buildings.
PE exits in real estate rose by 33% in 2013
Jan 09, 2014
CHENNAI: Private equity (PE) firms focused on the real estate sector made 24 exits during 2013 compared to a total of 18 exits announced during 2012. Ten of these exits with disclosed values harvested $421 million for the investors.
Real estate sector: Growth starting, but no bull-run yet
Jan 07, 2014
MUMBAI: The year 2013 was a year of survival for the real estate sector, but expectations are now high among developers and analysts. The industry is pinning hopes on a mid-year turnaround after the General Elections, it is not likely to materialise given the time lag for policy implementation.
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
Developers optimistic of revival in realty sector in 2014
Jan 01, 2014
DELHI: With high property prices and costlier borrowing hitting real estate, developers are hoping for a reversal of the slowdown in the new year and sales picking up post general elections.
Qatar fund may invest $200 mn in Indian realty
Dec 30, 2013
MUMBAI: Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), the sovereign wealth fund of the gas-rich Gulf emirate, is in talks to invest $200 million in residential property in India, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said.
Investing lessons and strategies for 2014
Dec 30, 2013
DELHI: The investing landscape saw momentous developments in 2013, most of them driven by regulatory actions. Whether it was the introduction of direct plans in mutual funds, new guidelines for health insurance, or the precipitous fall in debt funds, each of these events had a significant impact on your finances. Each development also offered a lesson to the small investor.
Branded residences taking a foothold
Dec 28, 2013
DELHI: In India, the concept of branded luxury homes is only two or three years old but it has gained a foothold in market and growing by 5-6 per cent a year.
2013 roundup: Despite key reforms, realty industry remained stressed
Dec 27, 2013
MUMBAI: Economic slowdown, inflationary pressures, volatility in foreign exchange and stock markets, together with liquidity crunch and costly debt, took a toll on India's real estate sector in 2013, with investor sentiment taking a severe beating despite a number of reform initiatives undertaken by the government.
Affordable housing in India is the need of the hour
Dec 23, 2013
DELHI: The government has set an ambitious agenda to boost affordable housing in the country, including the metro cities and larger towns. But even several years after making its policy intention clear, the segment has lagged behind its potential. The supply of affordable homes has not been able to keep pace with the demand.
Small-cap, mid-cap stocks shine as Sebi relaxes norms for trading in illiquid stocks
Dec 23, 2013
MUMBAI: A bout of volatility was witnessed as key benchmark indices recovered from lower level after trimming initial gains in morning trade. The market breadth, indicating the overall health of the market, was strong. The market sentiment was boosted by data showing that foreign funds remained buyers of Indian stocks on Friday, 20 December 2013. The barometer index, the S&P BSE Sensex, was up 86.68 points or 0.41%, off close to 40 points from the day's high and up about 85 points from the day's

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