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Those magnificent roads of Hyderabad: ORR
Dec 02, 2013
HYDERABAD: The ORR is not just a piece of infrastructure. It was a planned growth corridor, inspired by many similar development ideas in the West. The regulations around ORR were to be such that it brought in the right kind of players to unlock the land value. This was to encourage transit-oriented development.
PCMC doubles property tax for illegal buildings
Nov 28, 2013
PUNE: Owners of unauthorized constructions in Pimpri Chinchwad will have to pay double theproperty tax. The civic body will soon start issuing tax bills for 2012-13 and for 2013-14.
BMC wants evidence to register complaints about illegal buildings
Nov 28, 2013
MUMBAI: If you want to complain to the BMC about illegal constructions, you’ll now have to submit evidence too.
Prices of residential property in Mumbai drop nearly 10% over the past three quarters
Nov 27, 2013
MUMBAI: The residential property market in Mumbai is turning in favour of buyers with inventory levels rising and prices weakening. Residential property prices in some south and central Mumbai locations such as Parel, Lower Parel and Mahalaxmi have declined nearly 10% over the previous three quarters with the increase in the number of unsold homes and prospective buyers reluctant to exceed budgets amid a slump, said property consultancy Knight Frank India.
Neemrana – The next big real estate destination
Nov 27, 2013
DELHI: It has been proposed that Neemrana, Shahjahanpur and Bahrod be included as three sub-metropolitan cities in the National Capital Region (NCR). Surprised?
Hyderabad witnesses consistent rise in valuations
Nov 27, 2013
HYDERABAD: The Hyderabad valuations index rose by 3 per cent in the last quarter. Since values are low, there is an increasing number of people upgrading to premium living which has now come within their budgets. As a result, there is robust demand for luxury properties in the Rs 40-80 lakh category. The in-demand configuration too is 2 and 3-BHK units. The 4-BHK configuration were less in demand and therefore oversupplied.
Gota: Luxury at affordable prices in Ahmedabad
Nov 27, 2013
AHMEDABAD: Ahmedabad is considered to be the largest city in Gujarat and one of the fastest growing cities in India. The continuous development of malls, residential townships and office spaces, are some of the growth stimulators, changing the cityscape of Ahmedabad to a very large extent. Maximum activities in terms of planned residential and commercial development can be witnessed in the city.
Chennai: Mission Decongest
Nov 27, 2013
CHENNAI: A few weeks back, Ashish Raghuram was held up for hours on the stretch from Vadapalani to Koyambedu, as he was trying to catch a bus from the private bus stand to his hometown in Kerala. While he reached the bus stand late by half an hour, he still managed to catch the bus, as it was more than two hours late from the scheduled time of departure. Come festive season and thousands get stranded in traffic around Koyambedu. But even on a normal day, the traffic during the evening hours gets
IT, inclusion in city limits work well for real estate in Valasaravakkam
Nov 27, 2013
CHENNAI: A 1,000-sq ft apartment which was available in Valasaravakkam for around Rs 43 lakh in 2011 today commands approximately Rs 62 lakh. Valasaravakkam, a suburb in South Chennai, has recorded a rise of nearly 43 per cent in capital values of residential properties in the past two years, as per Magicbricks.com research. Let’s take a look at the factors which make this locality click.
Market high on investors wish-list, yet not speculative
Nov 27, 2013
AHMEDABAD: Real estate markets across the country have a uniform pattern of being speculative if the given market is high on the wish list of investors. On the contrary, end-user driven markets are always modest in appreciation but nevertheless, carry genuine appreciation and provide a level playing field to all the stakeholders, including the buyers. However, the property markets of Gujarat, most notably, the cream of the market in Ahmedabad and Vadodara, defy this conventional wisdom of econom
NH-24: An affluent residential destination
Nov 26, 2013
DELHI: National Highway 24, connecting Delhi to Moradabad, is one of the most frequented arterial passages of the city, and has become an affluent residential destination in Ghaziabad. A state-of-the-art infrastructure including the proposed widening of the highway from the present 4-lanes to 8-lanes is a veritable clarion call, exhorting and impelling interested buyers to this area.
Rental market shows upward trend in Boat Club Road, Pune
Nov 26, 2013
PUNE: The rental values in Boat Club Road have increased by more than 20 per cent in the July-Sept 2013 quarter, as per MagicBricks.com research. “Boat Club Road, along with its neighbourhoods Bundgarden and Dhole Patil Road, is arguably one of the best locations in Pune, in terms of connectivity and up-market feel. There are about 60 per cent investors who are well-off and have spare money to invest. They are reaping high returns today. Several Bollywood celebrities have also invested in proper
2-BHK homes in Panvel or Kamothe?
Nov 26, 2013
MUMBAI: The price at which you get a 1-BHK apartment in Andheri or Ghatkopar, can get you a 2-BHK in localities like Panvel and Kamothe. These suburbs of Navi Mumbai have been witnessing a steady demand for 1 and 2-BHK apartments, owing to their competitive pricing. “A 1-BHK apartment in Panvel and Kamothe, sized between 500 and 700 sq ft, is available for Rs 35-40 lakhs and a 2-BHK apartment of 750-1000 sq ft area, costs anywhere between Rs 80-85 lakhs,” informs Paritosh Bhasulm of PropTiger.
Kundli-Sonipat area promises high returns
Nov 22, 2013
DELHI:The pressure on the overburdened infrastructure of Delhi has pushed real estate development to the peripheral areas of the capital city, with the newly developing region of Kundli-Sonipat along NH-1 benefiting from this perceptible movement.
Absence of satellite sprawling makes Gujarat property market unique
Nov 21, 2013
AHMEDABAD: What makes the cities of Gujarat different from the other major urban centres of India? Ahmedabad and Vadodara hold tremendous potential to grow further, unlike other cities where they have already reached, or are reaching, saturation point. At a time when the urban planners are grappling with the challenges posed by urban sprawling, with the answer of providing satellite cities, often with poor infrastructure, this absence of satellite sprawling is what makes Gujarat property market
Fresh policy set to boost cluster redevelopment in Mumbai
Nov 20, 2013
MUMBAI: Cluster redevelopment is set to get a boost with a new policy offering more benefits to both developers and residents and making projects more attractive than standalone redevelopment.
80,000 affordable housing units in 5 years: Report
Nov 19, 2013
MUMBAI: At least 80,000affodable housing units in the Rs 3-10 lakh range were constructed in the last five years across India, said a Monitor Inclusive Markets report.
Thane: The hub of 1-bhk apartments
Nov 18, 2013
MUMBAI: Ghodbunder Road, Badlapur, Kalyan west and Dombivli east offer almost 37 per cent of the total supply of 1-BHK units in Thane. Affordability and well-built connectivity to Mumbai make these areas sought-after residential locations for mid-income buyers.
Dhanori sees high supply of properties within RS 40 lakhs
Nov 18, 2013
PUNE: Located on the eastern side of Pune, Dhanori offers a wide range of options for those who are looking for a residential property within Rs 40 lakhs. According to MagicBricks.com data, the area is seeing maximum supply of properties, with several new housing projects, which are at various stages of construction. These projects offer 1, 2 and 3-BHK units.
Budget homes find demand in East Bangalore
Nov 16, 2013
BANGALORE: In the early 1990s, Bangalore east beyond K R Puram was bracketed under ‘Bangalore Rural’. People didn’t head out there unless they could manage travelling on mud roads, with no habitation or streetlights for long stretches. Around 10 years down the line, Bangalore east has transformed into a bustling cosmopolitan and self-sufficient economic hub. With a host of infrastructure projects that have upgraded connectivity and seamless travel, peripheral locations in the east are witnessing
Seven factors to consider before buying home for yourself
Nov 15, 2013
CHENNAI: Buying property is a lifetime decision. Whether you buy it for end use or for the purpose of investment, it takes a lot of research and due diligence. No doubt, budget and location are among the primary factors that help in short-listing but the final decision is generally based on the combination of several other factors. Some of the top factors include the following.
Mumbai builders must keep 20% area for affordable housing
Nov 15, 2013
MUMBAI: Builders developing a housing project on a 4,000 sq m (acre) plot must reserve 20% of the area for affordable housing, according to a state government notification issued last week. It will not be applicable to schemes where commencement certificates were issued on or before November 8, 2013.
Most buildings in Delhi not earthquake-safe
Nov 14, 2013
DELHI: November 12th’s mild tremors might not have caused any damage but with Delhi being the epicentre, concerns have been raised about the government’s preparedness to handle an earthquake. Delhi is vulnerable to earthquakes is no secret, considering it falls under seismic level IV. But are we prepared for a moderate to high intensity earthquake with Delhi as the epicentre?
HMDA asked to speed up ongoing projects
Nov 13, 2013
HYDERABAD: The chief minister has directed the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) to speed up ongoing projects like radial roads, new projects like Hyderabad Habitat Centre, Science City and initiatives like land pooling schemes and Educational Hub apart from lake protection works with specific time-frame.
Demolition in Mumbai will weaken legal floors, residents fear
Nov 13, 2013
MUMBAI: Campa Cola residents whose flats have been declared illegal are understandably under pressure, but legal residents whose homes are not up for demolition are enveloped by insecurity as well. Two reports by structural engineers indicate that the remaining structure will not be fit for habitation once the illegal portions are demolished. The legal residents also wonder how the BMC will continue to provide water and electricity while cutting off utilities for the illegal flats. After all, fl

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