L RAMAKRISHNAN The Indian Express Group


Real estate: Bricks, mortar and a billion bytes in between

Saturday 7 December '13

From managing project timelines to a 3D walkthrough, IT is involved at every step in real estate industry.
Real estate: Delivery delayed, resale looks better

Saturday 28 September '13

Home buyers looking to settle in their dream home this year, have to wait longer.
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.
Indian Ocean Rim nations commit to freer trade

Saturday 6 July '13

Commerce and industry minister Anand Sharma on Friday termed as “path breaking” the meeting of trade ministers of the Indian Ocean Rim Association
IOR to have significant role in global economic realignment: Sharma

Friday 5 July '13

The economic shift towards Asia-Pacific region is here to stay, said commerce and industry minister Anand Sharma, as a result of which
More power to the home buyer

Saturday 15 June '13

The real estate regulation bill to be introduced in Parliament envisages a strict regime that aims at protecting the buyer. Express Estates takes a detailed look at the legislation and its key provisi...
How realty will be regulated

Thursday 6 June '13

The cabinet has approved the Real Estate Regulatory Bill for introduction in Parliament. L RAMAKRISHNAN explains what the law once enacted will mean to the home buyer
Watch out for those offers, they can be risky

Saturday 4 May '13

Aggressive promotion of schemes such as 20:80 and interest subvention, which look very attractive, carry hidden costs that the home buyer should thoroughly understand
‘Our products will enable early home ownership with a lower down payment’

Saturday 27 April '13

The India Mortgage Guarantee Corporation (IMGC) is a first-of-a kind entity set up in the country
Seeing the Unseen

Saturday 13 April '13

Why, despite our best intentions, we continue to hold on to prejudice and biases
Is housing really infrastructure?

Saturday 16 February '13

A long-standing expectation of the real estate sector is the coveted infrastructure tag.
Rate cut Is Fine, it’s Prices that Matter

Saturday 2 February '13

The central bank’s slashing rates would offer the existing borrower a marginal benefit.
Realty needs to build legions, brick by brick

Saturday 26 January '13

With the urban population projected to touch 496 million by 2020, the real estate sector finds itself short of personnel to cater to the resultant demand. Public and private initiatives in training ar...
A green jolt to buyers

Saturday 19 January '13

After Gurgaon, it is now the turn of Noida and Greater Noida where ground water use for construction has been banned. Even as costs may spike for buyers, the move could mark the beginning of sustainab...
SMS a Carpenter

Sunday 9 December '12

Today’s key challenge in a world where jobs and job-seekers are increasingly in flux is to empower the technologically challenged.
Leave it to Jeeves

Saturday 17 November '12

Increasing complexities of high-rise living has led to the rise of facility management professionals.
Big Little Matter

Sunday 7 October '12

Imagine your house equipped with a smart window — one that will allow only light and not heat to enter in the blazing summer months.
Regularised, but a lot remains irregular

Saturday 1 September '12

The Delhi government’s move to regularise 900-odd unauthorised colonies across the city would give rise to several infrastructural challenges and will take a long time to bring them up to standards o...
All eyes now on CCI

Saturday 4 August '12

The most keenly watched case in the real estate industry, the DLF case, has reached another milestone.
A new direction

Wednesday 4 July '12

When a Tamil Nadu government project allowed the rural poor to take charge, they did well for themselves.


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