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Dwarka Expressway to trigger the surrounding area’s realty
Apr 19, 2014
DELHI: Dwarka Expressway, also known as the Northern Peripheral Expressway, is an 18km-long and 150-metre-wide vital link being developed between Delhi and Gurgaon. The expressway will begin from Sector 22, Dwarka at the Delhi end and meet NH-8 at Kherki Daula (near Haldiram). Around three-four years ago, the sectors lying alongside this expressway caught the eye of real estate buyers due to their proximity to Delhi and the IGI airport. Currently, however, the market here is awaiting signals for
Greater Noida: Affordable, spacious & green!
Apr 16, 2014
DELHI: World-class projects like the forthcoming night safari, transport hub, DMIC (Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor) industrial zone, industrial and investment zones, mega rail terminal, and quality infrastructure have positioned Greater Noida as one of the top destinations in the NCR for residential and commercial properties.
No hike in circle rates in Delhi till poll-end
Apr 16, 2014
DELHI: At a time when there is a slump in the real estate market, any hike between 20% and 50% in the circle rates for property registration in Delhi – as is likely to be proposed – may for the first time see the circle rate and market rate become equal in areas like unauthorized regularized colonies and new settlements in Narela and Bawana. The black component in transactions will then be nil. And this may further dampen sentiments and lead to stagnation in sales, say experts.
Capturing opportunities in the complex real estate terrain of India
Apr 15, 2014
HYDERABAD: Real estate is an asset class that demands specialised skills and the complexity surrounding this sector, increases in the Indian context. Compared to the mature real estate markets in the developed nations, buyers in India need a higher degree of diligence before entering into property agreements. Issues pertain to ownership rights of the property, understanding the difference between usable area and saleable area in the absence of standardised definitions, completion of the project
Pune will not see a price correction
Apr 15, 2014
PUNE: Pune’s residential property market has maintained its momentum, even in a challenging economic environment. It is true that residential sales have slowed down even in Pune. However, it is also a fact that they have remained healthy enough to sustain the viability of the city’s real estate market. That is why Pune’s developers continue to launch fresh residential projects. The Gera Realty Report Pune, for the period July 2013 to December 2013, indicates an increase in supply through the lau
New age homes in Hyderabad
Apr 11, 2014
HYDERABAD: Most of the builders in Hyderabad are of the opinion that today’s house buyer is smart and wants value for money. When a consumer comes to a property exhibition he is fully prepared and ready with his research, and he knows what he is looking for in a house. Today the expectation of a regular buyer is much more than what it used to be five to ten years ago.
New Maninagar: On a realty growth path in Ahmedabad
Apr 09, 2014
AHMEDABAD: Ahmedabad’s Real Estate market is on an upswing because of the huge growth of its industrial sector and the overall high rate of development, both in commercial and residential terms. Particularly, due to the industrial growth in the city, many new residential areas are being developed near the industrial areas and new Maningar is one among them.
Work speeds up on Dwarka Expressway
Apr 03, 2014
DELHI: Dwarka Expressway has emerged as one of the most sought-after real estate destinations in the National Capital Region (NCR).
Sohna no longer poor cousin of Gurgaon
Apr 02, 2014
DELHI: Sohna is to Gurgaon what Gurgaon is to Delhi. Sohna Road, which once used to be the other end of Gurgaon, is now the hottest destination in the town after MG Road. The bumpy two-lane road has been replaced by a six-lane highway which is busy 24×7.
Is Mumbai and Pune market going to see a major change on gudi padwa?
Apr 01, 2014
MUMBAI: “Buyers are back in the housing market!” exclaimed one of the city builders with a sigh of relief and they have enough reasons to be relieved. There is a considerable rise in the sale numbers, compared to January and February. City builders are only hoping that this trend will continue in the coming months as well. Madhurima Basu, director – residential services, Cushman & Wakefield, says, “Increase in demand is expected, due to developers offering discounts and subvention schemes to att
Land prices in Mumbai touch new high
Mar 26, 2014
MUMBAI: Acute land shortage in Mumbai has led to a ridiculous situation where plots fetch astronomical rates. On March 24, a 25-acre sprawl belonging to Tata Steel in the suburban Mumbai invited the highest bid of Rs 1,155 crore. Over the past decade, as the housing shortage became more severe, the city recorded phenomenal property transactions. Fours years ago, a land parcel sold for over Rs 4,000 crore, a national record of sorts.
Pune: Gaining metro recognition
Mar 26, 2014
PUNE: While most of the metro cities are dealing with the problems of increasing urbanisation and the load on the land and infrastructure has led to several issues, there are cities like Pune, which seem to be learning from the mistakes of these metro cities and the late-movers’ advantage seems to be helping the city grow holistically, in terms of its real estate developments and infrastructure issues. What makes the case of Pune even more unique and the reason why it is rated as better than the
Tata Steel’s 25-acre land parcel fetches Rs 1,155 crore
Mar 25, 2014
MUMBAI: Steel major Tata Steel's 25-acre land parcel in Borivali suburb of Mumbai has fetched the highest bid of Rs1,155 crore in an e-auction concluded late Monday, said three persons familiar with the development. Realty majors Lodha Group, Oberoi RealtyBSE -2.96 %, Kalpataru Properties and Tata Group company Tata Housing Development Co were in the race to acquire the property. It is believed that Tata Housing has offered the highest bid. However, this could not be confirmed independently.
Resale property
Mar 21, 2014
MUMBAI: If one has personal cash resources at one’s disposal and is not reliant on a home loan, it is best to buy a home in a strategic, high-demand location that has no new supply of housing, feel experts. This could result in very high return on investment (ROI) because it would mean that the project would come up for redevelopment, ensuring a tidy profit to the owner. However, it is important to note that home loans on a very old property cannot be taken for granted.
BMC to issue certificates before razing shaky buildings
Mar 21, 2014
MUMBAI: In a bid to persuade the residents of private societies to vacate their dilapidated buildings, ward offices will issue them a certificate of occupancy before razing such structures.
Hyderabad: Delay in possession
Mar 19, 2014
HYDERABAD: Consumer forums have filed complaints saying they have not been given possession of their dream house even after paying the lump sum down payment and all those Equated Monthly Instalments (EMIs).
City planning: The Mumbaikars’ way
Mar 19, 2014
MUMBAI: “When I see the city from my window, I don’t feel how small I am but I feel that if a war came to threaten this, I would throw myself into space, over the city, and protect these buildings with my body.” This Ayn Rand quote would possibly cross our mind, when we look at the skyline of Mumbai. If we dig deep into the history of this metropolis, we will be amazed to know how two distinctly different cities, co-exist here. One Mumbai exists which is rhetoric, expressive, tangible and can be
Hunt for Gurgaon’s best homes narrows to 15 condominiums
Mar 18, 2014
DELHI: The Clash of the Condominiums has come to the deciding stage. A survey conducted by the Indian Market Research Bureau in association with The Times of India has identified 15 finalists among 150 societies that will vie for the honour of being among the best five places in the city to live in.
Name owners of multiple plots: Chandigarh High Court
Mar 18, 2014
DELHI: Taking up the issue of allotment of multiple plots in the defence category and under discretionary quota by HUDA, the Punjab and Haryana high court on March 13 asked the urban development authority to submit the names of all allottees who were allegedly granted multiple plots. According to HUDA records, around 8,000 people have taken multiple plots under various categories in contravention of the norms.
Mumbai builders flout rules, sell flats in projects sans clearances
Mar 18, 2014
MUMBAI: Without any construction permissions in place and sometimes even when land titles are not clear, builders in the city have been enticing clients to book flats early at discounted rates although it is illegal under the law. In fact, by luring investors to book flats by paying just 10% to 20% before the first brick is laid, developers manage to sell 200 to 300 flats even before the project is publicly announced in some cases.
IT searches Hiranandani group in Mumbai, other places
Mar 12, 2014
MUMBAI: The Income Tax department today conducted searches at 20 locations of real estate major Hiranandani group in Mumbai and other cities in connection with alleged tax evasion.
Devesh Kapur and Arvind Subramanian: A property tax proposal
Mar 08, 2014
DELHI: In our last piece, we had argued that taxation is the economic glue that binds citizens to the state in a necessary two-way relationship ("Taxation's fatal neglect?", January 20). A citizen's stake in exercising accountability diminishes if he does not pay in a visible and direct way - typically via direct taxes or user fees - for the services the state provides. We estimated that a very small percentage of Indians (about 10 per cent) are in this taxpayer accountability relationship with
Greater Noida West can cope with housing demand
Mar 07, 2014
DELHI: Greater Noida West has a huge potential as in the next five years, this developing area will be in a position to deliver nearly 5 lakh housing units, catering to a population of nearly 10 lakh people.
IT drives growth in suburbs of Bangalore
Mar 07, 2014
BANGALORE: Good connectivity to prime locations and economic hubs, lower land costs towards the peripheries and older congested localities have fuelled hectic residential activity and demand in upcoming suburbs.
Chennai: 3 in 4 buyers look for apartments within Rs 60 lakh
Feb 25, 2014
CHENNAI: Over 70% of apartment buyers in the city purchase properties below Rs 60 lakh, going by figures thrown up by the just concluded three-day property fair, Fairpro, organised by the Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India (CREDAI).

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