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Expectations of realty sector from Budget 2014
Jul 09, 2014
DELHI: The change in the political landscape and resurgent optimism in the Indian economy have created widespread expectations from the forthcoming Indian Budget 2014.
Developers send wish list to finance ministry
Jul 09, 2014
NOIDA: The real estate reeling under slump has sought relief from the finance and urban development ministry in the upcoming budget.
Fancy things that your real estate agent might tell you
Mar 07, 2014
DELHI: When investing in a real estate property, a real estate agent might prove to be a really valuable asset. However, if you don't keep your eyes and ears open, you might end up ruining your investment. Ankit is a regular investor in the real estate industry and has been buying properties for some time now.
Global investable real estate to grow by more than 55 per cent by 2020
Feb 28, 2014
DELHI: Rapid urbanisation and demographic changes, especially within emerging markets, will lead to substantial growth in the real estate investment industry over the next six years, according to Real Estate 2020: Building the future, a new report from PwC. At the same time as the industry’s opportunities grow, so too will assets invested into the sector.
Should you prepay your home loan or invest the money?
Feb 12, 2014
DELHI: The home loan EMI is divided into interest and principal repayment, and the proportion of each changes over the years as the interest component falls and the principal rises. So, if Kamat prepays the loan, he will find a large amount of principal still outstanding, while the interest would already have been paid, assuming full term. When a loan is paid in part, the EMI for the remaining period is reworked. However, this is also based on the assumption of a full-term repayment, where the i
Good at saving, bad at investing
Feb 05, 2014
MUMBAI: Short-term volatility notwithstanding, mutual funds are among the most-transparent investment vehicles. That was the consensus at the Business Standard Fund Cafe held in Mumbai on October 24. The chiefs of six leading fund houses said they were confident of MFs becoming the preferred choice for financial sector investors. The round table was moderated by Shyamal Majumdar. Edited excerpts:
Investments in India's realty sector decline 6% YoY: Assocham
Dec 28, 2013
DELHI: Outstanding investments in the country's real estate sector were six per cent lower at Rs 14.51 lakh crore in September 2013 as against the same month previous year, according to a study by industry body Assocham.
Commercial property: Opening up to retail investors
Dec 07, 2013
MUMBAI: Buying an office or retail space is a huge investment, which is why commercial realty has been traditionally seen as an asset class that only institutional investors or high net worth individuals could invest in. That, however, is changing. Many retail investors are now getting into the office real estate game.
What to Look for in a Township Property
Oct 24, 2013
DELHI: In the present era of Indian real estate, townships have become the most important model of real estate development in the foreseeable future. Blame infrastructure that has not stayed in tune with the actual real estate development in the large Indian cities. The citizens have become victims of intense chaos and lack of civic amenities.

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