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JLL-India-asks-home-buyers-to-avoid-Noida-Extension,-Greater-Faridabad-
Jul 24, 2015
NEW DELHI: Property consultant JLL India has advised home buyers to avoid certain locations, including Noida Extension, in Delhi-NCR real estate market due to delays in projects delivery, oversupply, speculation and lack of infrastructure.
Fullerton-India-receives-housing-finance-licence-from-NHB
Jul 23, 2015
Mumbai: Non-banking finance company Fullerton India on Thursday announced the receipt of housing finance licence from National Housing Bank.
'Housing-for-all'-project-to-give-Indian-economy-a-much-needed-boost
Jul 23, 2015
MUMBAI: The Housing for All (HFA) project will give the Indian economy a much needed boost. However, its success will depend on the ramping up of the existing urban infrastructure, fast tracking of approval processes and also targeting the actual beneficiary, says India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra).
No-hike-in-circle-rates-for-flats-in-noida
Jul 21, 2015
NOIDA: There will be no increase in circle rates for flats in Noida and Greater Noida this year. The UP stamps and registration department on Monday announced fresh circle rates for Noida and Greater Noida, keeping in view the slump in the real estate sector. The new circles rates will come into effect from August 1.
Government-nod-made-must-for-plot-sale-in-Himachal-Pradesh
Jul 21, 2015
SHIMLA: The Himachal Pradesh government has made seeking prior approval mandatory before registration of a plot's sale deed. In order to ensure the planned and regulated development in all areas, the state government has decided to ensure strict enforcement of the Town and Country Planning Act and its rules
Credai-aims-at-new-synergy-between-government,-real-estate-players
Jul 17, 2015
COIMBATORE: Credai is aiming to establish a new synergy between real estate developers and government, while rallying its support to push for a single window clearance system, industry body's National President Gitambar Anand said today.
Land-bill-not-to-affect-real-estate-developers:-CREDAI
Jul 17, 2015
COIMBATORE: The proposed Land Acquisition Bill would in no way impact the real estate sector in the country, CREDAI said today.
State-Bank-of-India-ties-up-with-Bankbazaar.com-for-home-loans
Jul 14, 2015
PUNE: State Bank of India (SBI) has entered into a tripartite memorandum of understanding (MOU) with online financial product aggregator bankbazaar.com and the bank's subsidiary SBI CAP Securities Ltd. (SSL) to display its housing loan products on the bankbazar website.
Floor-area-ratio-hiked-around-rapid-transit-systems-in-Delhi
Jul 14, 2015
NEW DELHI: Urban Development Ministry today almost doubled the floor area ratio for constructions around mass rapid transit systems like the Metro, albeit with some riders, to address the issues of traffic congestion and shortage of housing in Delhi.
Realty-seeks-friendly-government-policies-in-Punjab
Jul 14, 2015
CHANDIGARH: Real estate in Punjab has failed to come out of the long-drawn slump and realtors feel the state government has not done enough to incentivize property business with its unfriendly' policies. The issue will be taken up with union finance minister Arun Jaitley during his visit to Amritsar on Tuesday by associations of property dealers from the state.
DC-sets-up-Gurgaon-Arbitration-Council-for-builder-disputes
Jul 13, 2015
GURGAON: A Gurgaon Arbitration Council (GAC) was constituted as ombudsman to resolve disputes between consumers and builders on Sunday at a meeting attended by builders, administration officials and RWAs.
NCR-flat-buyers-to-launch-fresh-protest
Jul 13, 2015
NOIDA: Ten buyers associations from across NCR have now threatened to launch protests from July 19, stating they feel "used and disregarded by interest groups".
Master-plan-for-15-cities-on-cards
Jul 13, 2015
PATNA: State urban development and housing department (UDHD) principal secretary Amrit Lal Meena on Saturday said the administrative system and people need to be smart to make a 'smart city' as only pumping resources will not make the city smart.
ICICI-Bank-gets-inquiries-for-its-housing-finance-company,-may-sell-soon
Jul 11, 2015
Country's largest private sector lender ICICI Bank on Friday said it has received enquiries from potential suitors for its housing finance arm, and is expected to soon take a call on it.
EPFO-plans-housing-scheme-for-members,-says-labour-minister-Bandaru-Dattatreya
Jul 11, 2015
NEW DELHI: Retirement fund body EPFO is considering a scheme for its subscribers so that they are able own a house by retirement, labour minister Bandaru Dattatreya said on Friday.
Dip-in-borrowing-cost,-affordable-housing-to-boost-house-purchases-in-2015
Jul 08, 2015
MUMBAI: Declining borrowing costs, improving employment outlook and availability of affordable housing projects are encouraging prospective home buyers to purchase new properties in 2015, a survey has said.
New-home-purchase-sentiment-strongest-in-4-years:-ZyFin-Research
Jul 06, 2015
NEW DELHI: Consumer sentiment about buying a new home is currently the strongest in four years, according to ZyFin Research's New Home Purchase Sentiment Index.
Financing-realtors-to-cut-housing-cost-Deepak-Parekh
Jun 27, 2015
MUMBAI:HDFC chairman Deepak Parekh has called for an end to the ban on loans for acquiring property for development. According to Parekh, easing finance to developers would help bring down cost of houses.
Pakistan-stumps-India;-rolls-out-South-Asia’s-1st-REIT-while-we-still-try-to-axe-the-tax-
Jun 26, 2015
MUMBAI: At a time Indian realtors and investors are struggling to roll out real estate investment trusts (REIT) amid regulatory complications and tax uncertainties, Pakistan has gone ahead to launch South Asia's first REIT at a premium of 10% to the offer price, earlier this month.
PM-Modi-launches-Smart-Cities-Mission,-says-government-committed-to-safeguarding-rights-of-consumers
Jun 25, 2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched three mega flagship schemes aimed at transforming urban India, including the much talked about Smart Cities proposal, with a whopping Rs 4 lakh crore kitty having been lined up for the projects.
'India-needs-to-invest-more-in-smart-building-technologies'-
Jun 24, 2015
NEW DELHI: The government, building owners and service providers need to invest more in smart building technologies to better serve India's rapidly urbanizing population and help create sustainable cities and infrastructure.
‘Housing-for-All’-scheme-toothless-without-release-of-land:-JLL-India-
Jun 24, 2015
NEW DELHI: Unlocking of land for creating affordable housing, a fast-tracked approval process and financial empowerment of the low-income categories is essential for the success of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's favoured Housing for All scheme.
Narendra-Modi-to-address-municipal-heads-at-launch-of-Pradhan-Mantri-Awas-Yojana
Jun 20, 2015
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address elected heads of 500 civic bodies from across the country here on June 25, when he will launch the three flagship schemes for urban revamp, including smart cities and housing for all.
Maharashtra-to-appoint-housing-regulatory-body-for-home-buyers
Jun 18, 2015
MUMBAI: The Maharashtra government will soon appoint a regulatory body to safeguard interests of home buyers after the Centre gave a go ahead to the state to frame rules to implement the Housing Regulatory Bill passed by the legislature and approved by the President.
"Housing-for-all-by-2022"-sends-housing-finance-stocks-soaring
Jun 18, 2015
Shares of housing finance companies were in the spotlight on Thursday, surging up to 5%, after the government gave its approval to the launch of 'Housing for All by 2022' scheme.

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