DLF launches 1,300 plots at Indore, expects sales of Rs 300 crore

Published: May 31, 2011

As part of the company’s strategy to focus on plotted development, the country’s largest realty firm DLF today launched 1,300 plots at Indore, expecting a sales realisation of about Rs 300 crore from it.
The company is developing an integrated township, Garden City , spread over 192 acres. In the first phase, it had launched 500 [...]

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DLF to Launch Mumbai’s Largest Luxury Housing Project

Published: May 26, 2010

DLF, the country’s largest real estate company, is planning to launch its Lower Parel high-end housing project soon, said sources in the know. Touted as Mumbai’s ‘largest luxury residential project’, the project is expected to have three towers with 1,000 apartments and one of the largest parking lots in the city. The apartments are likely [...]

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DLF to Launch Two Housing Projects in Mumbai

Published: April 1, 2010

DLF, the largest real estate developer in the country by market capitalisation, is looking to launch two housing projects in Mumbai at a price range of between Rs 15,000 and 25,000 per square feet as it expects the residential segment in the region to outpace the retail and commercial markets. The company will launch a [...]

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DLF Plans to Build Around One Lakh Affordable Houses

Published: November 3, 2009

Venturing where few private players have gone before, India’s largest realty firm DLF is is planning to build one lakh affordable houses that would cost less than Rs 20 lakh in major cities across the country. According to sources, the company is giving final touches to its strategy for development of these one lakh housing [...]

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Surge in Residential Realty Prices

Published: October 9, 2009

Residential real estate prices are going up. In the last three months, prices of affordable apartments have appreciated by around 10% across the country. “With improvement in the sentiment in the economy, transactions in the affordable range of residential real estate have gone up. This has made developers to increase prices by 5% to 10% [...]

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DLF’s New Project: DLF Riverside,Kochi

Published: September 23, 2009

Idyllically located on the extensive 175 meter waterfront of the Chilavannoor River, ‘DLF Riverside’ , a residential condominium sprawled over 5 acres, almost floats on the backwaters.
Developed by DLF, pioneers in building India’s finest townships & infrastructure, DLF Riverside, is in a well developed and much sought after locality in Kochi.
This premium condominium is situated [...]

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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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DLF New Project: Capital Greens, Shivaji Marg, New Delhi

Published: September 14, 2009

A great opportunity to own a lifestyle apartment in the heart of New Delhi and that too from one of the leading developers of real estate in the NCR. For the first time in New Delhi, one can look forward to owning Gurgaon Style Community Lifestyle which was envied by the Delhites for so many [...]

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Ansal Properties to invest over Rs 35,000 cr on 19 townships

Published: September 14, 2009

Claiming that it was the biggest township developer in the country, even ahead of rival DLF and Unitech, realty firm Ansal Properties
& Infrastructure said on Sunday that it will invest up to Rs 35,000 crore over the next 10 years to develop 19 township projects.
“We are the largest township developer. We are currently developing 19 [...]

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Home loans up to Rs 10 lakh get 1% interest rate subsidy

Published: September 11, 2009

Affordable housing, especially in non-metros, could get a much-needed boost with the Government on Thursday approving the one per cent interest subvention scheme for housing loans up to Rs 10 lakh. The Centre has allocated Rs 1,000 crore for the scheme.
Under the new scheme approved by the Cabinet, the interest subsidy will be made available [...]

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Is the worst over for the real estate sector?

Published: September 7, 2009

New Delhi / Bangalore: Nitesh Shetty, a developer of high-end properties in Bangalore, has no qualms over dropping the premium tag—and prices—in some of his projects as demand for affordable housing picks up pace in India.
“Demand lies here and we need (to) adapt accordingly,” said Shetty, founder and managing director of unlisted realty company Nitesh [...]

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Changes in Indian Real Estate Affairs

Published: September 3, 2009

Real estate in India has always been the playing field for entrepreneurs. This industry has witnessed unprecedented highs and frightening lows over the years. One is often left dyspnoeic with the continuous shifts in this sector. Due to rise in demand in the IT/ITeS sector and significant increase in FDI, the commercial and retail real [...]

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Realty: Retail segment not a lucrative avenue

Published: August 24, 2009

When the going was good in the real estate sector a few years back, retail was seen as a lucrative avenue to park one’s funds. But given that the current scenario creates scepticism on the return on investment, is retail still seen as a profitable option?
Take the case of businessman Manoj Shah who had invested [...]

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Property demand revives

Published: August 21, 2009

In a providential turn of events, the global economic slowdown has provided end users a unique opportunity to buy their long cherished ’sweet homes’ as prices in many pockets in the National Capital Region have fallen steeply. In particular, apartments in the new launches are now available in some markets at almost 50% of the [...]

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Master plan gives new life to Gurgaon

Published: August 21, 2009

Gurgaon has emerged as one of the most modern cities of India, with state-ofthe-art commercial buildings, posh residential condominiums and large malls. It has emerged as the first choice for a large number of multinational companies opening their offices in the country. The township has benefited hugely from its proximity to India’s capital and power [...]

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India’s biggest land deals

Published: August 20, 2009

DLF, India’s largest real estate developer, has emerged as the sole bidder for the 350.71-acre land parcel in Gurgaon put up for auction by HSIIDC. With a reserve price of Rs 1,700 crore, it’s said to be one of the largest land deals in India in terms of value.
Mega land deals, however, are not new [...]

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Realty firms may get Rs12,000 crore push

Published: August 11, 2009

New Delhi: Real estate firms and construction companies will see an increase in business with the country’s home ministry looking to build—at a cost of Rs12,000 crore—100,000 houses for people who serve in paramilitary forces such as the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Border Security Force.
These houses will be built over the next four [...]

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Realtors may not gain from tax benefit extension

Published: August 6, 2009

The government’s decision to extend the time limit for claiming tax exemption on profit earned from projects may not give the desired benefits to real estate developers. Instead of giving benefits to ongoing projects, the government chose to extend a tax waiver to ‘affordable’ housing projects that were approved till March 31, 2008.
“A change in [...]

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ECB policy: Realty players see no near-term gain

Published: July 2, 2009

New Delhi, July 1 Real estate players on Wednesday hailed the Government’s decision to open the external commercial borrowing (ECB) window for special economic zone (SEZ) developers, although some players felt that the move may not offer immediate gains given the global economic downturn.
Reacting to the latest changes in ECB policy, real estate major Unitech [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Real Estate India Ready to Roar Again

Published: May 27, 2009

Investors and analysts have begun re-rating the realty sector on optimism that the worst may be over, as the efforts of recent months and a stable global environment will help developers attract funds and boost earnings. Developers in the past year have restructured debt, sold non-core assets and tweaked product mix, helping to push up [...]

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DLF Consolidates its Realty Division into 2 Groups

Published: May 22, 2009

DLF, India’s largest realty company, has consolidated all its real estate verticals under two divisions as part of a restructuring exercise aimed at leveraging synergies and imparting greater customer focus. The company till now had six verticals in the real estate division: retail, offices, commercial, homes, SEZs and hotels. Now, the retail, offices, IT parks [...]

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Builders Allege Upturn in Property Demands- Banks Disagree

Published: May 20, 2009

Builders seem to have reset their price expectation and it is starting to reflect in the new stock entering the market Banks say that they have not seen any change in either loan disbursement or loan applications. After six to eight months of a dry spell in the real estate space, builders are claiming that [...]

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Realty may see sales building up in Q4, but profits could fall

Published: April 24, 2009

India’s real estate companies are expected to see a marginal rise in sequential sales in the fourth quarter ended March 31, 2009, on the back of good demand for their new projects, coming at up to 20% discount to existing market prices. However, their profits may take a hit. On a year-on-year basis, the top [...]

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DLF Plans Commercial and Residential Projects in Chennai and Hyderabad

Published: March 9, 2009

DLF plans to invest around INR 3,500 crore in various residential and commercial projects in and around Chennai and in Hyderabad. The projects will be developed through a SPV, which will have equity capital from DLF, JV partners. The balance fund requirement would be met through internal accruals. DLF Commercial Developers have proposed to set [...]

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DLF to Cut Apartments rates in Chennai and Bangalore

Published: March 5, 2009

A decision by DLF Ltd, the country’s biggest realty firm by market value, to reduce prices of its apartments in Chennai and Bangalore by between 10% and 30% could trigger a wider correction in what is still an overheated market, according to analysts and consultants. The DLF move will force other realtors to cut apartment [...]

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DLF raises Fund from Bond sale

Published: March 3, 2009

DLF, the nation’s biggest real estate developer, has raised Rs 720 crore from selling bonds to insurance companies as part of its plan to raise Rs 5,000 crore from such sales.
DLF on February 24 raised the funds through issue of non-convertible debentures maturing in five years which offered as much as 14 per cent interest, [...]

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Kolkata Govt Rejects DLF Township Proposal

Published: February 17, 2009

The West Bengal government has rejected DLF Ltd’s proposal to build a 500-acre township at Dankuni in the suburbs of Kolkata, according to the state’s principal secretary Subesh Das.
Though in July 2006, the state government had chosen DLF through competitive bidding to build a 4,840-acre township in the same area, it couldn’t acquire land for [...]

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DLF wants home loan interests cut

Published: November 25, 2008
By Anuj

DLF, India’s biggest real estate developer, said a recovery in the property market in the next six months hinges on lower home loan rates to lure first-time buyers. DLF, India’s biggest real estate developer, said a recovery in the property market in the next six months hinges on lower home loan rates to lure first-time [...]

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