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Nothing is for Free; think twice before you accept rent on home buy
Mar 19, 2014
MUMBAI: Two Mumbai-based builders — wo Mumbai-based builders — Nirmal Lifestyle and Rustomjee — are promoting some of their under-construction residential properties with the promise of paying rent. Nirmal Lifestyle promises to pay the rent if the construction of its project is delayed beyond December 2017, while Rustomjee will pay the rent during the construction period.
Four weeks to study Campa Cola documents
Mar 11, 2014
MUMBAI: Attorney general Goolam Vahanvati appearing for the BMC sought four weeks from the SC to study the land title and conveyance documents submitted by Campa Cola residents who have filed a review against their eviction order.
Indian real estate worth Rs 7,700cr up for sale by lenders: Report
Jan 16, 2014
MUMBAI: India's dismal economic figures have expectedly hit the Realty sector hard - an estimated Rs7,700 crore worth of commercial and residential properties across the country are up for sale by lenders, according to an industry study.
Kanakia Group to invest Rs 500 crore in residential, hotel properties
Jan 09, 2014
MUMBAI: Diversified conglomerate Kanakia Group plans to invest more than Rs 500 crore over the next two years for developing residential and hotel properties, a top company official said.
Factors expected to drive Mumbai’s realty in 2014
Jan 03, 2014
MUMBAI: While 2013 was a year of stagnancy for the real estate market in Mumbai, 2014 is expected to perform better. However, there are certain factors that would impact growth and a substantial improvement is expected only if the conditions favour the market. A few things one hopes will happen in the year 2014 are
Mumbai Residential Property – Striking A Balance
Nov 15, 2013
MUMBAI: Mumbai has a high residential inventory of 67,000 units, equal to sales of 34 months. While the underlying demand is strong, it is not being converted into transactions due to the high property prices. From a developer’s point of view, low absorption is a source of worry; however, due to high costs of land acquisition, raw material, labour, finance and new costs such as fungible FSI, lowering prices beyond a point seems difficult. Is there a way to end this stalemate?
Mumbai Real Estate: Is a Leasehold Property Better Than Freehold?
Oct 18, 2013
MUMBAI: A leasehold property defines the status of the land on which the property is built. Leasehold land on which construction takes place is ordinarily on long-term lease of 99 years onward. Specific to residential property on leasehold land, one may use the example of the MMRDA’s Wadala development plan, wherein the land is given on long-term lease to various developers who can sell the units constructed on an outright basis. The developer ordinarily pays a substantial value for the long-ter
Selling a 17-acre project in South Mumbai, Lodha style
Oct 08, 2013
MUMBAI: From outside, the metal and glass facade of Lodha’s new residential project, The Park in Pandurang Budhkar Marg in Mumbai’s office hub Worli, looks like a corporate headquarter. The 10,000-sq-ft sales office inside, with quotes by renowned poets on glass walls, is equally striking.

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