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Hurt by GST, builders speed up high-end projects

Hurt by GST, builders speed up high-end projects

Property developers are rushing to complete high-end residential projects as buyers prefer ready-to-move-in homes to save on goods and services tax (GST) for under-construction projects. According to Mint newspaper big and mid-sized real estate firms with healthy...

Realty estate firms sharpen focus on affordable housing

Realty estate firms sharpen focus on affordable housing

The new trend that is seen among real estate developers is their increasing focus to meet demands of customers. It is reflected in their growing interest in getting into affordable housing. According to market analysts it is the affordable segment that would drive...

Fly-by-night builders get the boot

Fly-by-night builders get the boot

Hardeep Singh Puri, Union Minister of State with Independent Charge in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, says sooner than later the fly-by-night operators in India’s real estate sector will be completely eliminated. Thanks to the Goods and Services Tax regime...

Retail realty portfolios are set to expand

Top investors and developers are looking to buy out shopping malls and land to expand their retail realty portfolios on the back of urban India’s consumption story. The Mint newspaper reported that large investments by global funds and demand for quality malls have...

Hybrid offices, smart work spaces gain acceptance

Hybrid offices, smart work spaces gain acceptance

Recent trends show that corporate India is  moving into ‘hybrid’ spaces that are leading to a rise in co-working culture, particularly in  metro cities where the start-ups are being provided flexible working options at affordable prices. Companies with limited space...

Eventful year for India’s housing sector

Eventful year for India’s housing sector

The year 2017 has been the most eventful year for the real estate sector, at least in this decade, according to various analysts. The demonetisation drive launched in November 2016 had a cascading impact on the following months, while the enactment of the real estate...

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GNIDA approves extension of Greater Noida phase-II metro

The Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority has approved the extension of phase 2 metro connectivity from Noida Sector 71 to Knowledge Park 5 in Greater Noida. The alignment will consist of total 9 stations with a project cost of Rs 2602 crores, Times of India...

Jewar airport to be built on PPP mode

The construction of the Noida International Airport at Jewar will be done on a public-private-partnership (PPP) mode, officials have said. A government order has been issued by the Civil Aviation Department after a nod from the state cabinet. At a cabinet meeting, it...

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Regulated market key for real estate growth

A well-regulated real estate market will spur the world’s biggest asset managers to look at India more seriously over the long-term, reports Mint newspaper. Compared with most other big businesses, real estate remains one of the best to put your money into. At its...

Realty gets boost under Haryana Chief Minister Khattar

The four-year report card of Haryana’s Manohar Lal Khattar-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government is marked by significant developments in housing, particularly affordable housing. But the pace of infrastructure development leaves much to be desired, reports...

Major changes in realty after 2019 elections

The Indian real estate is set to see important changes in the aftermath of the general elections in 2019. Although a series of reforms measures taken by the Modi government has catalysed growth impulses, investors are waiting to see the political changes in the coming...