Anshumali Ruparel The Indian Express Group

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Real estate sector: Growth starting, but no bull-run yet

Saturday 4 January '14

The real estate industry is anticipating relief in in Budget 2014-15, post elections.
Real estate: Soft launches can lead to a hard landing

Saturday 14 December '13

Cash-strapped developers are resorting to pre-launch sales to lure buyers with discounted prices.
Campa Cola case: Lessons for the home buyer

Saturday 30 November '13

In absence of a regulator for real estate sector, the onus of due diligence lies with the buyer.
Delivery of new flats: Delays can attract high penalty for developers

Saturday 19 October '13

Recent court ruling relieves buyers of the risk of being duped by developers.
Real estate: Back to freebies this festive season

Saturday 21 September '13

RBI restriction on loans under 20:80 scheme has developers reworking strategy to woo buyers without reducing prices.
Real estate: No writing-off the broker

Saturday 14 September '13

In spite of real estate deals online, there's no substitute to essential services that brokers provide.
Property redevelopment: Factor in capital gains

Saturday 24 August '13

Calculation of capital gains tax on redeveloped tenanted property has no clear guidelines.
Dharavi development project inches ahead

Saturday 10 August '13

Redevelopment of Asia's largest slum, launched decade ago, has made progress despite hurdles.
New homes for old ones

Saturday 25 May '13

A sluggish market has turned the focus back on redevelopment.
Real Estate tips: Housing price - More than what meets the eye

Saturday 23 February '13

There are many costs that add on to reach the final price of a property.
Expectations from 2013 market

Saturday 5 January '13

Developers expect positive action from the government and central bank that would bring in good tidings this year, while consumers are seeing prices as the real action point that would enable them to ...
Ringing in 2013 with high hopes

Saturday 29 December '12

The year 2012 has been lacklustre for the real estate sector, and sentiments remained muted for builders and buyers alike. Hopes are pinned on possible price correction and cheaper home loans
Hot spots for residential realty

Saturday 15 December '12

Several cities are seeing high growth turning them into the next investment destination for residential realty.
NOC on resale: Crucial issues unresolved

Saturday 3 November '12

Unless penalties are put in place and banks roped in, decision may not achieve much.
No festivities this season

Saturday 13 October '12

Property sales remain subdued this festival season, bucking the usual trend.
Let green buildings save costs for buyers too

Saturday 29 September '12

Green buildings with their norm of reduce, reuse and recycle translate into huge savings for developers. It is time that some of it is passed on to the buyer as well
How to bell the VAT?

Saturday 8 September '12

Confusion created due to VAT to be charged on property in Maha throws up many questions.
Mobile towers come full circle

Saturday 11 August '12

A decade ago, connectivity-starved housing societies prized the mobile phone tower and got them installed bypassing rules.
Fungible FSI: Boon for home buyers

Saturday 14 July '12

Mumbai has amended its Development Control Rules to usher in a new FSI regime. This change would regulate construction activity to the advantage of the buyer, curb black money and hopefully moderate p...
A black spot on real estate

Saturday 23 June '12

The scourge of black money has gripped real estate and buyers too are involved, knowingly, in generating it much against one’s will.


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