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Finance firms bring home for everyone
Nov 29, 2013
DELHI: The housing finance industry has grown significantly both in terms of size and numbers in the last 20 years.
PEs open up new avenues
Nov 29, 2013
DELHI:The real estate sector witnessed most of the transformation in the last nine years after the Government allowed foreign players to invest in 2005.
City of Palaces’ growing slowly in smaller towns
Nov 29, 2013
KOLKATA: Year 2006. West Bengal’s Tier-II towns had their brush with the realty boom. It covered smaller towns such as Burdwan, Durgapur, Assansol, Shantiniketan, Bolpur, Prantik and Katwa.
Building on the ancillaries business
Nov 29, 2013
MUMBAI: The rapid growth in the housing sector over the past two decades has catalysed the growth of allied segments such as paints, ceramics, electricals and sanitary fittings. They are expected to continue with their momentum in the years to come.
Non-consenting members in a minority cannot halt redevelopment of housing society
Nov 28, 2013
MUMBAI: In a landmark order, the Bombay High Court ruled that non-consenting members who are in a minority cannot stop redevelopment and are bound by the agreement executed between society and developer.
Listed players on shaky foundations
Nov 28, 2013
MUMBAI: The real estate sector saw phenomenal growth in the last two decades, as the market went from primarily Government-sponsored housing to large private townships.
Non-IT takes a big bite of Bangalore's property sales
Nov 22, 2013
BANGALORE: The IT and ITeS sectors' bull grip on Bangalore's residentialrea estate market has dramatically loosened over the past five years. The sales contribution from non-IT sectors has surged past the halfway mark for most city-based developers.
India's real estate sector to need $ 257 bn by 2015: Report
Nov 16, 2013
MUMBAI: The real estate sector in the country would need an investment of $ 257 billion by 2015, including Economic Weaker Section (EWS) housing, of which residential real estate alone would require $ 29 billion, according to an EY-FICCI real estate report released today.
‘Not enough policy support for real estate’
Nov 16, 2013
CHENNAI: The real estate sector is not getting adequate support from banks and policy makers despite its contribution to economic growth, according to Lalit Kumar Jain, Chairman, Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (CREDAI).
Government defers proposal on relaxing FDI norms for housing
Nov 15, 2013
DELHI: The government today deferred a proposal on relaxing FDI norms for the housing sector.
Rentals to remain under pressure on lower supply: Experts
Nov 12, 2013
MUMBAI: Decline in supply of additional office space is likely to put pressure on rental values in the coming quarters, even as the demand is expected to be moderate, industry experts say.
Realty sector: A new pressure point
Nov 06, 2013
MUMBAI: In his first full-fledged review of the monetary policy, Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan stuck to the continuing hawkish stance of inflation control first, which has seen the repo rate go up by another 25 basis points. The repo rate is the rate at which the central bank lends money (liquidity) to the financial system, and is the key policy rate. After the RBI action on October 29, it stands at 7.75 per cent.
Equity, gold, real estate: Tips to make your first investments
Nov 05, 2013
MUMBAI: It is not an easy time to be an investor. Even though you may be spoilt for choice, there is a high degree of volatility across asset classes. This means that one has to be extra cautious while choosing investments. Whether you are opting for equity, fixed income, property or gold, the current environment will punish you for rash or untimely decisions. For those who have just started saving, taking the initial steps into the world of investing is even more daunting. It's the same for any
Flood effect: Realty sector hit as workers in short supply
Oct 30, 2013
BHUBANESWAR: Realtors are keeping their fingers crossed about the impact cyclone Phailin and the subsequent floods are likely to have on the real estate sector.
Four steps to successful real estate investment in Chennai
Oct 25, 2013
CHENNAI: Whilereal estate is one of the most popular asset classes, it requires a combination of knowledge and discipline to generate healthy returns on investment. Here are four steps that could help you in making a successful decision and reap rich rewards in the long term.
Roadmap to combat housing project delays
Oct 23, 2013
KOLKATA: When Abhay Upadhyay applied for a 2-BHK row house in a project called Kolkata West International City in August 2006, he harboured the dream that his daughter, who was born a couple of months earlier, would grow up in a spacious, green and pollution-free environment.
Poor quality retail space affecting retail real estate: Experts
Oct 22, 2013
MUMBAI: The poor quality of retail space, regulatory issues and subdued economic growth are holding back international retailers from expanding their presence in the country, say experts.
Housing project delays: Roadmap to help you out of the logjam
Oct 21, 2013
KOLKATA: When Abhay Upadhyay applied for a 2-BHK row house in a project called Kolkata West International City in August 2006, he harboured the dream that his daughter, who was born a couple of months earlier, would grow up in a spacious, green and pollutionfree environment.
Why we buy homes during festive season
Oct 19, 2013
DELHI: Why do we see such a deep significance in buying a home during the festive season? Is it really only about the freebies and schemes that some developers offer?
To unlock FDI, govt to ease lock-in period for realty
Oct 16, 2013
DELHI: Much to the cheer of foreign real estate developers, those investing in India’s construction sector might be allowed to exit before the mandatory three years stipulated at present. However, for that, they would have to complete the project and procure completion occupancy certificates from local authorities.
Govt to decide soon on relaxing FDI norms for housing sector
Oct 16, 2013
DELHI: The government would soon decide on relaxing FDI guidelines for the housing sector, including easing the three-year lock-in period norm, a senior official in the DIPP said.
Investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala buys six Mumbai flats for Rs 176 crore
Oct 15, 2013
NEW DELHI/MUMBAI: Billionaire investor Rakesh Jhunjhunwala on Monday bought half of a seafacing building, comprising six plush apartments, in Mumbai's upmarket Malabar Hill area owned by Standard Chartered Bank, for Rs 176 crore, more than two persons who knew details of the open bidding, told ET asking not to be named.
Sebi issues draft norms for Real Estate Investment Trusts
Oct 11, 2013
MUMBAI: Looking to attract more investments into the capital market, Sebi today proposed listing of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), a popular instrument for raising funds in the realty sector.
Real estate stocks gain on improving liquidity
Oct 11, 2013
MUMBAI: Real estate stocks have been gaining ground ever since the RBI announced measures to ease short-term liquidity. BSE Realty index outperformed the past month, gaining over 3.05% as compared to 1.2% gains on the BSE Sensex. Real estate stocks such as Unitech, DLF, Oberoi Realty gained anywhere between 1-8% the past month.
Curbs on realty foreign direct investment below 50% may stay
Oct 09, 2013
DELHI: The government may reject the urban development ministry's proposal to scrap all restrictions on foreign direct investment below 50% in real estate on the grounds that there can be no exemptions on rules such as minimum area norms.

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