DLF, Unitech plan to put Mumbai projects on track

Published: June 29, 2009

MUMBAI: Mumbai seems to be the next destination for India’s biggest realty companies, Unitech and DLF, to try and restart some of their projects Realty which were put on the backburner. Both these companies have been in the midst of overcoming some serious liquidity problems that they were confronted with.
Unitech, which recently raised $325 million [...]

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CMDA Puts MBS on Fast Track in Chennai

Published: June 29, 2009

Hot on the heels of hastening the planning permission mechanism for small buildings, the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority has initiated steps to put the approval process for multistoreyed buildings (MSB) also on fast track in the Chennai metropolitan area. Only recently, the regulatory agency had done away with the necessity to obtain seven out of [...]

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Parsvnath Developers 2009 profit at Rs 112.8 crore

Published: June 23, 2009

New Delhi June 22, 2009: Parsvnath Developers Limited (PDL), one of India’s leading real estate and infrastructure companies, today reported total revenue for the fourth quarter ended 31st March, 2009 stood at Rs. 76.18 crore, Profit after tax was at Rs. 13.55 crore and EBIDTA for Q4 FY09 was at Rs. 39.65 crore.
The Consolidated total [...]

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Signs of Recovery for Real Estate India

Published: June 23, 2009

Spurred by price corrections, new launches, lowering of interest rates, increase in sales inquiries and, more importantly, the new found mantra of ‘affordable housing’, the real estate industry has started showing signs of recovery. Industry body Assocham has gone to the extent of saying that the real estate recovery is possible in the coming three [...]

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Is it the right time to expand biz in property market?

Published: June 22, 2009

The good news is that the commercial segment in real estate is upbeat and demand is picking up. While initially, the first quarter of the calendar year saw a major decline in rental values in commercial spaces, the process of stabilisation has now begun over the last few weeks.
Companies, which were earlier hesitant to set [...]

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DLF Decides Against Selling Core Asset, Will Only Sell Hotel Plots

Published: June 19, 2009

India’s largest real estate company DLF has decided against selling core assets — residential, industrial and commercial plots — which it had put on the block. The company will now sell only the hotel plots, which are non-core to its business. DLF executive director YK Tyagi told ET that the company has pulled back these [...]

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Union Development Minister Favours Cheap Home Loan Rates

Published: June 18, 2009

In order to revive the demand in the real estate sector, Urban Development Minister Jaipal Reddy today favoured cheaper loans for buying houses. “Real estate is facing a slowdown. So, we should make an arrangement for giving loans at 6.5 per cent for houses in the below Rs 5-lakh category to the poor,” he said [...]

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Stimulus Expected for Real Estate Sector in Budget 09- Experts

Published: June 18, 2009

Although, Indian economy as a whole has largely been insulated against the global economic slowdown, the Indian real estate sector has been severely been affected keeping in sync with the fortunes of the global real estate sector. Demand dynamics of one large industry decide the fortune of its ancillary industries. The ups and downs of [...]

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Discounts pay, home buyers back in market

Published: June 15, 2009

NEW DELHI: Home sales have picked up in select Indian markets over the past couple of months, but analysts warn that prices may not have bottomed out yet as developers are sitting on a huge inventory.
Markets such as Delhi National Capital Region (NCR), including Delhi and surrounding areas such as Gurgaon, Faridabad, Noida and Ghaziabad, [...]

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India Property Expo in Dubai Seals Rs 65.33 cr Deal

Published: June 15, 2009

The 12th India Realty Expo 2009 held in Dubai saw 106 flats worth Rs 65.33 crore being booked, a senior real estate industry official said. “106 flats worth Rs 65.33 crore were booked (during the expo),” Maharashtra Chamber of Housing Industry (MCHI), CEO, Zubin Mehta, said in a press release issued here. “Around 86 flats [...]

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Big Malls Make a Comeback

Published: June 12, 2009

The global financial meltdown and its concomitant effect on India’s real estate industry had forced developers to defer supply of mall space in 2008. However, in what could be seen as early signs of revival of retail real estate, as many as 100 malls, spread over 30 million sq ft, are expected to come up [...]

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Affordable Housing Segment has High Expectation from the GOVT

Published: June 12, 2009

After the President of India, Dr Pratibha Patil, mentioned affordable housing in her joint Parliamentary address a week ago, real estate sector has high expectations that this segment will get a leg-up in the Budget. Housing Min may get Rs 5000-10000 cr in Budget. Kumar Gera of Gera Developers and President of realty body Confederation [...]

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Developers Resort to Discounts to Sell Commercial Properties

Published: June 10, 2009

Realty companies are resorting to discounts to sell commercial properties in order to improve cash flows and reduce mounting debts. DLF, the country’s biggest real estate firm by market capitalisation, has recently sold its 66% stake in a special purpose vehicle that owns eight acres at Prabhadevi in Mumbai for Rs 310 crore, which analysts [...]

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Home demand inching up, but recovery not in sight

Published: June 10, 2009

MUMBAI — Homes sales in India are trickling back in some sections of the market, but industry watchers say a rebound is months away as buyers in the world’s second-most populous country await further price corrections.
Builders have begun new projects after a year-long hiatus, and are also swapping older premium project proposals for cheaper ones [...]

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Developers focus on Service Apartment to Fight Tough Times

Published: June 8, 2009

After being launched in cities like New Delhi, Bangalore and Pune, service apartments will soon be a reality in Tier II and III cities. Considering the growing number of corporate honchos visiting the tri-city, Ludhiana and Amritsar, real estate developers will soon introduce service apartments in these cities. Another reason that has evoked developers’ interest [...]

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10 top most expensive office spots

Published: June 8, 2009

NEW DELHI: Mumbai, which became the second-most expensive office property market globally one-and-a-half years ago at the peak of a real estate boom in the country, has now slipped out of the top-five list, as per a survey of 170 cities by real estate consultant CB Richard Ellis. The city remained at the sixth position [...]

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Drop in Rentals Lure Retailers towards Metros

Published: June 3, 2009

With rentals dropping sharply, large retailers such as Aditya Birla Retail, Reliance Retail and Shoppers Stop, and food chains such as McDonald’s are looking at metros and mini-metros for expansion. Aditya Birla Retail and Reliance Retail had started their operations two years ago in Pune and Hyderabad, respectively, as realty costs were too high in [...]

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India Realty Expo 2009 to be Held from June 4

Published: June 3, 2009

DUBAI - Maharashtra Chamber of Housing Industry, or MCHI, will be showcasing properties of major builders from India at the 12th India Realty Expo 2009, to be held in Dubai from June 4 to 6 at the Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel and Towers.
The expo will be held under the aegis of MCHI, a member of [...]

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Real Estate Recovery in Coming 3 Months : ASSOCHAM

Published: June 3, 2009

Anticipating strong policy measures for real estate in forthcoming Budget, embattled realty majors see positive signs of recovery taking place, within next Three months as affordable housing rev up demand and improved cash flows address their liquidity concerns, according to The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).
The ASSOCHAM Business Barometer (ABB) Survey [...]

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Find average property rates in India in seconds at Zamanzar.com!

Published: June 2, 2009

We have released a wealth of information for property buyers and sellers in India to help them find average property rates across Indian cities quickly. You can now view city level and locality level average property price data on Zamanzar.com.
For example, http://www.zamanzar.com/Bangalore/Residential-Property-Prices.html gives you average prices and price per sqft values for apartments, houses and [...]

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Real Estate: Buyers willing to come forward at the right price

Published: June 2, 2009

“Land monopoly is not only monopoly, but it is by far the greatest of monopolies; it is a perpetual monopoly, and it is the mother of all other
forms of monopoly.”
Said former British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and that’s the sense of power felt by those who hold land. The thinking of Indian developers is no [...]

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Over 100 malls to spring up in India by end-2010

Published: June 1, 2009

Mumbai: Keen on matching supply with demand, real estate developers may spring up more than a hundred malls spread over 30 million sq ft in the country by end-2010, a report says.
“Between now and 2010, an additional 31,846,504-square feet of mall space will be created across India through just over 100 new shopping centres,” findings [...]

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Realtors to make Low cost House for poor

Published: June 1, 2009

The private sector real estate players must reset their priorities so as to provide low-cost housing to the middle class and the poor. S Jaipal Reddey made the pint clear while taking charge of the urban ministry for the second consecutive term here on Friday.
“The private sector, which is a major player in the housing [...]

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