Developers Target Industrial Areas of Tier 2 & 3 Cities

Published: September 4, 2009

The demand fundamentals of India are now focused around cities that have sufficient economic activity, be it industrial, service sector-driven or incentive-driven programs by the State Government. In Gujarat, which has seen considerable industrial progress, cities of Ahmedabad, Surat and Vadodara come readily to mind.
Baddi in Himachal Pradesh and Pantnagar and Rudrapur in Uttaranchal attracted [...]

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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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Realty sector begins to look up, ahead: boom by Diwali?

Published: August 6, 2009

New Delhi Bogged down by the economic slowdown, the real estate sector is going all out to woo would-be buyers. Builders and realtors from across the country, thus, went all out to promote their upcoming projects at the three-day Property Expo, which concluded at Pragati Maidan on Monday.
In an attempt to get some of their [...]

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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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TDI launches Tuscan City in Kundli

Published: May 22, 2009

New Delhi: Real estate developer TDI Infrastructure Ltd has announced the launch of Tuscan City in Kundli. Designed around the theme of Italy, this is an affordable housing project, which claims to bring to India for the first time the look and feel of Italian lifestyle, known for its panache, design and architecture.
Says Kamal Taneja, [...]

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Buying land a good option in downturn

Published: March 17, 2009

So said the famous playwright Mark Twain, and it holds true till date. Land values are known to appreciate more than 40-50 times, though, over a long period.
However, investors get bogged down by the procedure and legal formalities involved in the buying a plot of land. ET Intelligence Group takes you through some of the [...]

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ASK Investment Launches 500 cr Real Estate Fund

Published: March 12, 2009

At a time when property prices have been moving southwards and experts are predicting a tough period ahead, private equity firm ASK Investment Holdings has launched its Rs 500-crore real estate fund. ASK’s management thinks that the real estate advisory business will complement its existing wealth management business, apart from growth opportunities existing in the [...]

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Indian real estate market - Is the worst over?

Published: March 5, 2009

“The worst is over” for the Indian real estate market, a leading developer has claimed, pointing to lower interest rates.
Sanjay Rastogi, director of Saviour Builders, said real estate schemes were now becoming more attractive investments after government measures.
Saviour is behind the planned GreenIsle housing project, Ghaziabad, which the developer has dubbed as an eco-friendly scheme.
Mr. [...]

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It’s not the best of times for real estate funds

Published: February 19, 2009

MUMBAI: It’s not the best of times for real estate funds. Given the slowdown in the sector, realty funds are going slow on raising money from their investors - a process that is referred to as the draw down option. Lack of  investment opportunity is cited as the prime reason.
Typically, a real estate fund works [...]

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Real estate market in for a sea change

Published: February 17, 2009

CHENNAI: With the economic slowdown, the real estate market will undergo a sea change and both residential and commercial markets will get corrected. This will lead to stabilized market for real estate across the country.
As far as residential space is concerned, the market for affordable housing has been on the increase. In the last few [...]

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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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