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Joyalukkas Group enters realty sector
Dec 18, 2013
KOCHI: Joyalukkas Group, the multi-billion-dollar global conglomerate, has entered the real estate sector by launching a residential project in Kochi.
Plea filed in HC challenging Khar highrise
Dec 16, 2013
MUMBAI: The construction of a plush residential skyscraper on a tiny plot opposite Khar Gymkhana has been challenged in the Bombay high court on the grounds that it is "illegal''.
Small projects in Chennai see faster turnover
Dec 14, 2013
CHENNAI: Large residential projects may grab a lot of attention. Sales here may indicate market trends but developments offering a handful of apartments in a plot of a couple of grounds, a characteristic of Chennai, continues to attract buyers in prime locations. Developers focussing on this segment have set their eyes on faster turnaround.
Aldea builds on tropical garden theme
Dec 14, 2013
CHENNAI: Casa Grande Pvt Ltd has launched a tropical garden themed residential project at Thoraipakkam, a suburb to the south of Chennai.
Rakindo launches the next phase of Orchids in Coimbatore
Dec 14, 2013
COIMBATORE: Rakindo Developers, a joint venture between Rakeen, a company promoted by the Government of Ras-al-Khaimah and Trimex, an infrastructure company in India, is developing a residential project in Coimbatore, Orchids. The affordable gated community houses over 800 1, 2 and 3 BHK apartments, ranging from 672 sq. ft to 1,459 sq. ft.
Ahmedabad real estate market looks promising
Dec 13, 2013
AHMEDABAD: Realty market is very sensitive in today’s scenario and any increase in borrowing cost will lead to consumer disappointment. However, we also understand that strict measures are required to curb the burning inflation and Rupee fall, but it is also equally important to keep other aspects of economy while taking strategic decisions. Although, looking at the strong fundamentals of the Indian economy and its robust growth, all these seem to be temporary.
Greater Noida West: Emerging commercial and retail destination
Dec 13, 2013
DELHI : From the day of launch, ‘Greater Noida West’ is the affordable housing destination. But in the coming years, this location will play a major role in developing retail, commercial and IT/ITeS zone for millions too. Vikas Jain, managing director of Sarvottam Group shares his view point.
Raj Nagar Extension: A locality with potential
Dec 13, 2013
DELHI: Today, amongst places to invest in, Ghaziabad’s National Highway 58 is the most sought after. This stretch has been seeing a lot of development and has an investment potential. This stretch promises a lot for anyone looking for an affordable house. Many developers are coming up with their projects on this stretch, to meet the burgeoning demand of the middle class.
Proposed sea link to support Navi Mumbai market
Dec 13, 2013
MUMBAI: The proposed 22 km six-lane sea link between Sewri and Nhava Sheva is all set to change the skyline of Panvel as the distance between Mumbai city and Panvel will reduce drastically. With this proposed infrastructural project and development of various offices and corporate houses around Navi Mumbai, the demand for residential properties in Navi Mumbai is expected to increase.
Sustainability required for increasing urbanization
Dec 13, 2013
AHMEDABAD: An exclusive thought leadership forum for architects was held in city on 'Intelligent Sustainability' on Wednesday. With urbanization on the rise there is a need to add a positive thrust to the nation's real estate market.
New residential project launches drop 12% in 2013
Dec 13, 2013
MUMBAI: International property consultants Cushman & Wakefield on Thursday reported a drop of 12% in new residential project launches in 2013 as over last year. The total estimated unit launches were recorded at 172,500 units across major eight cities of India with Bengaluru recording the largest number of units launched recording a rise 15%.
Property tax deadline extended to Dec 31
Dec 11, 2013
DELHI: The MCG office saw a huge rush all through 10 December, the last day to pay property tax and avail rebate, before the state government decided the same evening to extend the deadline to December 31.
Land losers to get more compensation
Dec 11, 2013
HYDERABAD: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and other government agencies, which take over private properties for various purposes, will have to cough up more compensation for acquiring properties from January 1, 2014.
Only 7% unsafe buildings conducted audit: Maharashtra CM
Dec 11, 2013
MUMBAI: Chief minister Prithviraj Chavan said on December 10 in the house that out of the six thousand buildings identified for structural audits in Mumbai only 415 had complied with the order. The megacity of Mumbai seems to sitting on hundreds of ‘building bombs’ which may kill residents upon their collapse anytime in future.
Why Pune makes a great investment destination
Dec 11, 2013
PUNE: Being one of the fastest growing IT hubs of India, Pune has a cosmopolitan population with good social infrastructure, excellent educational institutes and constantly upgrading physical infrastructure. The city has always been known as the educational capital of India. The infrastructure, financial opportunities and most importantly the climate of Pune make the younger generation want to live here. In addition, its proximity to Mumbai, the financial capital, makes it very convenient to set
Investment in Pune property market remains rewarding
Dec 10, 2013
PUNE: What makes Pune such an attractive property investment destination despite the fact that Mumbai, India’s legendary real estate market par excellence, is right next door? A few years ago, the reasons for this were not as obvious as they are today.
1.5 Lakh Commercial Units Have No Trade Licences
Dec 10, 2013
HYDERABAD: It may sound unbelievable but it is a fact. As many as 1,56,890 commercial establishments in the twin cities are running without trade licence and another 22,220, instead of being in the commercial tax net, are in residential property tax net.
Sanand: More than a mere auto hub
Dec 10, 2013
AHMEDABAD: In the news for land acquisition issues in recent times, Sanand is a city and a municipality but above all, is an emerging property traction point in the automobile hub of Gujarat. Its emergence from a small village near Ahmedabad city, that was ruled by the Vaghelas, in to a property hotspot has a lot to do with the economic activity that was catalysed due to it being the automobile hub. It nevertheless carries a rich cultural legacy with the Palace which was built by the Vaghelas an
Metro and monorail: A boon for Mumbai suburbs
Dec 06, 2013
MUMBAI: P Nagarajan, a resident of Andheri, is upbeat about both, the monorail and the metro project, even though the projects have been delayed. For many like him residing in the suburbs, these projects are going to make life much easier. According to property analysts, these projects are being envisaged as game-changers in terms of connectivity and will reduce both, traffic congestion and commuting time.
Mid-range, budget homes find demand in Bangalore South
Dec 06, 2013
BANGALORE: While Jayanagar, J P Nagar, Koramangala, Basavanagudi, Bannerghatta Road, HSR and BTM Layouts have witnessed the emergence of high-end housing options, much of the southern belt is occupied by midrange housing options in the newer localities close to the economic hubs, with some budget options emerging towards the peripheries. Mid-range options are popular as they are located in proximity to IT hubs, with well-developed social infrastructure and access to good health care and educatio
Home away from home near Mumbai
Dec 06, 2013
MUMBAI: Driving out of the city on a weekend to the beautiful landscape in the western ghats within a 200-kms distance from Mumbai is now seen more than a weekend getaway. Given the plethora of options in housing available in the scenic spots nestled in the hills, people increasingly prefer the option of driving to their second homes and relaxing over the weekend. With the Konkan coastline with its verdant landscape and lush greenery on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other, a second home in
Focus on delivery makes Mumbai realty realistic
Dec 05, 2013
MUMBAI: A perception is gaining ground in Mumbai that the city’s property market has reached a saturation point, with critics citing the standing inventory of 48 months as evidence. However, a closer look at the market suggests that even though it is facing the effects of an overall slowdown, like any other part of the country, the high inventory level is not necessarily a sign of stress at the project level or with developers’ balance sheets.
Single-window clearance will cut housing cost, Pune realtors says
Dec 05, 2013
PUNE: Higher input, finance costs, non-availability of bank finance for real estate projects and exorbitant taxes are some of the problems that will be debated in the forthcoming Credai Conclave 2013, which will take place in New Delhi on December 13 and December 14.
Conditions on RTI access to building plans lifted in Maharashtra
Dec 05, 2013
MUMBAI: State information commissioner on December 4 withdrew an order issued last month that imposed certain qualifications on obtaining building plans approved by the BMC under the Right to Information (RTI) Act.
Hike in TDR prices takes the Mumbai market by surprize
Dec 04, 2013
MUMBAI: The real estate market in Mumbai has been going through ups and downs since the past five years. However, the segment received a major jolt due to the recent spike in transfer of development right (TDR), a move which has been received by the suburban developers with great caution and even disappointment. TDR plays an important role, at least in the suburbs of Mumbai. Ram Raheja, director and head-design and architecture, S Raheja, says, “TDR is an important component for builders redevel

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