The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) has suggested the government to introduce Real Estate Investment Trust and Real Estate Mutual Fund to enable investors to own a diversified portfolio of professionally managed assets in the real estate sector. In a note submitted to the government, the Chamber said that the Indian Real estate sector currently lacks any monetization vehicle for capital intensive verticals such as commercial offices and retail malls.
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Property management as a subject of specialized study has hardly been discussed in India. While the industry gropes with the huge manpower shortage in almost all functional areas of real estate including property sales, marketing & brokerage, expertise is hardly available in the industry.
Most banks lending for homes are only interested in providing mortgages to people who have a fixed annual or monthly salary and their important criteria for assessment is based upon the amount that is earned. The presumption is that only these people are capable of meeting their repayment options without default.
Capital market regulator the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has apprehensions over the feasibility of real estate investment trusts (REITs) in India. The regulator had issued draft guidelines for REITs a couple of years ago, but may drop its plan to introduce it now.
Various factors can negatively affect the value of one’s real estate assets. Being aware of these is an inalienable part of successful property investment.
Home is the most integral part of an individual, who since his birth and childhood, dreams to have a living space of his own in India. Once in a lifetime investment requires loan to accomplish it, and that is how the home loans comes into the scheme of things.
In the year 2007 Preeti Banerjee bought a house in Royal Legacy, Vasundhara, Ghaziabad with the obvious high expectations of moving into a hassle free living. However, the dreams were soon shattered and she was exposed to the agony of an average middle class home buyer, often left alone at the mercy of the builders.
There have been many cases where the project gets a kick start and invites bookings only on the paper. The property dealer with their minor gains/commission advices the gullible buyers to put their money in the projects. The prospective buyer must take the help of a local advocate and request him to prepare a search report.