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Will interest rates soften?

It could prop up real estate and encourage new property purchases by individuals »
Huge gaps in demand and supply, especially in urban areas, tend to push up prices and generate a speculative market. File photo

Your capital gains tax based on guideline value

If gains were computed using the guideline value as sale value, sellers would have to pay tax for gain they never received in monetary terms, writes Coimbatore-based Chartered Accountant G.Karthikeyan »
The buyer of a property is always at the risk of paying higher stamp duty despite having negotiated a lower rate. File photo: G.R.N. Somashekar

Guidance rate conundrum

This method of calculating the rate can create an artificial bubble and an inflationary trend, and does not take into account price correction at any time, says Suresh Hari »
The Ascendas IT Park Taramani, along the OMR. Buildings and tech parks built to serve the IT boom remain largely vacant today. Photo: M. Karunakaran
November 14, 2014

The IT ghost towns on OMR

In March 2011, the central government ended the Software Technology Parks of India (STPI) scheme, which extended incentives and tax holidays to IT companies. As a result, the last three year... »
The third quarter of 2014 saw the launch of only 166 new housing projects across the top eight cities with Chennai recording the highest at 45 projects. File photo
November 14, 2014

Decline in new launches

Global real estate consultancy Cushman & Wakefield, in its latest research on the residential markets of India, has reported a drop in total residential units launched in July-Sep 2014 of appro... »
October 31, 2014

Real estate and Interest rate

Like the time immemorial debate as to which is first, ‘egg or chicken’, the never ending debate on ‘interest rate leverage’ for economic revival has been raised by the Finance Minister, once again... »
October 24, 2014

Bangalore's real estate market set to remain high

Bangalore’s residential market is likely to remain highly active in future with 243,000 units expected to be supplied in the next five years (until 2018). The city, being a prominent IT-ITeS hub of... »
October 17, 2014

Being eligible for pre-approved home loans

Excess liquidity in the financial system calls for new and innovative offers to lure customers. Most banks have started to advertise about pre-approved home loans yet again. If you ever wondered wh... »
October 17, 2014

Home buyer's first lesson

The first and most important decision to make before you buy a home is whether you are a home buyer or an investor. Simple as this may sound, it has significant implications on how you approach the... »
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor, Raghuram Rajan speaks during a news conference at the RBI headquarters in Mumbai. pFile photo: Shashi Ashiwal
October 3, 2014

Will buyers get a good deal?

The RBI Governor has used terms such as ‘medicine,’ ‘patient’ and ‘full course’ in his post-policy press conference. Perhaps, he was hinting that the patient (economy) is out of ICU but still in th... »
Some flat purchasers in Hyderabad are also in a peculiar situation as
premature occupancy threatens future completion of the project. File photo
Hyderabad, November 14, 2014

Jittery flat purchasers jump the gun

Increasing instances of delay in delivering flats in high rises has pushed purchasers to occupy homes even before occupancy certificates are obtained for the projects.Realtors or agents say... »
Dr.Ruby R. Manoharan
November 14, 2014

Tracking growth

1. Your projects are primarily centred along GST Road. What are the factors that have led to the area’s growth?The announcement of Sriperumbudur as an industrial corridor triggered ur... »
October 31, 2014

A lifeline to real estate

This week, the government relaxed FDI rules in the construction sector by reducing minimum built-up area as well as capital requirement, and by easing exit norms. The industry has welcomed the move... »
NEW DELHI, October 22, 2014

Getting approvals for buildings to be easier soon with single-window system

The task of getting approvals from different civic agencies for buildings is likely to get easier with new and dynamic building bye-laws in the offing. The Delhi Urban Art Commission (DUAC) and th... »
October 17, 2014

When guidance value goes up…

As the name suggests, guidance value is an indicative figure laid post the government’s assessment of the real estate value in the region concerned. The guidance value forms the basis of assessing... »
Mahindra Lifespace Developers MD Anita Arjundas (left) and Business Head (Happinest) Sriram Mahadevan at a press conference in Mumbai on Thursday. Photo: Shashi Ashiwal
MUMBAI, October 9, 2014

Mahindras launch second affordable housing project

Mahindra Lifespace Developers (MLD), the real estate and infrastructure development arm of the Mahindra group, on Thursday, launched its second affordable housing project Happinest in Boisar, a su... »