Property Tax In India - An Inside Out Layman’s Look

Published: March 2, 2013

Whether you buy or sell property for a living or just a one time buyer or seller, you must have an inside out look at how tax will affect you.
There are two types of tax regimes applicable on buying or selling property in India, short and long term. The short term and long term tax [...]

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Indian Real Estate – Growth And Profit

Published: January 21, 2013

Following the liberalization of Indian economy, the Real Estate Sector has witnessed significant growth rate in past few years. The obvious affects of liberalization can be seen as rise in business opportunities and labor migration that further resulted in high demand for commercial and residential properties, majorly in urbanized parts of the country. No wonder, [...]

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Real estate bill promises reforms

Published: January 12, 2013

On Wednesday, January 9, Union Housing Minister Ajay Maken said that the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill is likely to come up in the budget session of parliament, which begins in February. The Bill, pending since 2009, will empower consumers and enforce discipline among property developers.
It proposes to set up an industry [...]

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Zamanzar.com hits 4 lakh active listings milestone

Published: November 24, 2010

Zamanzar.com, among the top 10 Indian real estate portals according to Alexa traffic rank, just reached 400,000 active property listings online just before turning 3 years old on November 8th, 2010. The portal is seeing tremendous year on year growth in all real estate sectors - residential, commercial, sale, and rental.  Monthly online visitors and [...]

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Best Location in Pune to Buy Commercial Property

Published: April 26, 2010

The ‘Queen of Deccan’-Pune is located at the western margins of the Deccan Plateau, quite near to Mumbai. Pune has a very pleasant climate and a well developed urban area that spans about 700 sq Km. Of late, Pune has emerged as a big center for IT & automobile companies and numerous prestigious educational institutions [...]

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Budget housing in Pune - An overview

Published: November 23, 2009

Pune is a small but growing real estate market in western India. Vicinity to Mumbai, India’s financial capital, burgeoning IT sector, huge number of educational institutes, peaceful atmosphere and decent climate are some of the positive factors making Pune very attractive for a potential property buyer. With a lot of land being used up by [...]

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Best Locations in Navi Mumbai to Buy Residential Property

Published: October 29, 2009

Navi Mumbai is the world’s largest fully planned city with a total area of 344 sq. km. Navi Mumbai meets all the design requirements for a 21st century life. It is the base of many reputed Indian and multi national corporates. Even in the residential property market, the city is one of the most sought [...]

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Best Locations in Navi Mumbai to Buy Commercial Property

Published: October 29, 2009

One of the world’s best master planned cities, Navi Mumbai happens to be the hotcake for real estate investors. The proposed international airport project in Navi Mumbai has also caused an escalation in the Navi Mumbai property rates. Whether its office space or retail space (shops), commercial property prices in Navi Mumbai are on a [...]

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Best Locations in Gurgaon to Buy Commercial Property

Published: October 9, 2009

Gurgaon is a major industrial hub that caters to all sections from IT, ITES, BPO, auto manufacturing, hospitality and more recently the medicine field for their commercial property requirements. Not only does it offer a well planned infrastructure, but also globally comparable business houses like IT parks and Business Centers. Commercial centers like Udyog Vihar, [...]

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Best Locations in Gurgaon to Buy Residential Property

Published: October 9, 2009

Gurgaon in the NCR region is one such place that is highly in demand for  residential as well as corporate properties. A number of leading organizations and multi nationals have chosen it to extend their office floors. An investment in Gurgaon property, offers a very good option for commercial as well as residential sectors. The [...]

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Best Locations in Mumbai to Buy Commercial Property

Published: October 7, 2009

Mumbai is the financial capital of the country and the seventh costliest city in the world. It has established its name as the center for numerous industries, IT/ITES hub and lots of commercial activities. Owing to all these factors, there has been a continual rise in the real estate demand in the city. Mumbai commercial [...]

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Best Locations in Mumbai to Buy Residential Property

Published: October 1, 2009

Mumbai-the commercial capital of the country and home to the Indian film industry, has always been a preferred choice for buying, selling or renting properties in India. It is recognized as an IT/ITES hub and this has led to a thriving demand for properties. Despite the skyrocketing real estate prices, the city has something to [...]

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Best Locations in Bangalore to buy Commercial Property

Published: September 29, 2009

Bangalore is also counted amongst the country’s outsourcing hub along with Mumbai and Delhi. It is the third choice of HNIs, after Delhi and Mumbai. The presence of so many IT and ITES companies also support this fact. The boom in the IT sector caused many companies to have set up their offices in Bangalore. [...]

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Best Locations in Bangalore to Buy Residential Property

Published: September 23, 2009

Bangalore is now a much preferred destination not only by global IT firms but also by a number of home buyers. The pleasant weather, global lifestyle trends and improving connectivity infrastructure has made the city a heaven for new homeowners, spinning off a fresh demand for property. The city is feeding a number of builders [...]

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Best Locations in Delhi to buy Office Space

Published: September 22, 2009

In view of the edge that Delhi offers over many other metros, like better connectivity, infrastructure and easier availability of professional work, every company wants to have an office space in Delhi. There has also been an increase in the demand for office space for rent in Delhi as well. This is also evident from [...]

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Best Locations in Delhi to Buy Residential Properties

Published: September 18, 2009

Delhi has always been a lucrative real estate destination for real estate developers, investors and professionals. Not only, as a real estate market by many investors and developers, but the place is also in demand by buyers. It witnesses people coming from different parts of the country and getting settled here. Even the recent economic [...]

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Sherwoods Independent Property Consultants

Published: September 16, 2009

We at Sherwoods endeavour to give our clients the best independent advice, aiming to ensure that you will benefit from our extensive knowledge and expertise. We pride ourselves on our professional attitude and attention to detail; attributes which have earned us the trust and loyalty of our clients.
Great Reasons to choose Sherwoods:
The People
We take great care in [...]

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Small Cities Getting More Attention

Published: September 8, 2009

The ever rising property prices have created the need to look for newer realty destinations  and most of the people these days are showing interest for small cities. The upcoming land of dreams for buyers as well as developers is Neharpar in Faridabad. It is emerging as the new realty investment destination. It is supposed [...]

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Jaypee Kosmos - Noida Expressway - A good opportunity

Published: July 23, 2009

Jaypee has come up with a new project ‘Kosmos’, as part of Wishtown Classic on Noida expressway in sector 134.
There is a limited period offer giving a decent discount to launch price.
We feel it’s a very good investment opportunity from 3 years perspective for investors as well as first time buyers.
You can find more details [...]

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Super built up area & carpet area - What, Why and How!

Published: April 10, 2009

The terms built up area, super built up area, salable area and carpet area pop up again and again for an Indian real estate buyer. The apartment that is sold as a spacious 1500 sqft apartment, is actually not 1500 sqft if you count its actual covered area, or carpet area.
Definitions -
1. Carpet area - [...]

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Indian real estate: is this the right time to invest?

Published: December 15, 2008

Is this a good time to buy property in India? A lot of people would be interested in knowing the answer after watching realty prices in India grow like there is no tomorrow for last 2-3 years. Some of them must have missed the bus, and would love to buy low now and be part [...]

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Deepak Parekh on Indian real estate sector

Published: September 27, 2008

Deepak Parekh has been ‘Bhishma Pitamah’ of Indian real estate sector for many many years now.
He recently articulated about the Indian realty sector slowdown in a speech at FICCI real estate summit.
Here are the key aspects of his speech, where he gives a very nice 20,000 miles picture of this whole slowdown thing -

About the [...]

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Will US financial crisis impact Indian real estate?

Published: September 27, 2008

The recent crisis in the banking system of US is bound to impact markets and economies all over the world. But the extent and nuances would be different for every sector and every country.
How would this impact the Indian real estate market? The stock prices of Indian realty giants like DLF and Unitech have already [...]

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Checklist for buying a property in India

Published: September 16, 2008

Here are some useful questions to ask yourself before buying a property in India.
The issues such as price of the property are pretty obvious, and you would surely consider them. But there are a lot of intricacies that are not so obvious in first look.
If it’s a resale property -

What is the cash component? - [...]

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