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Coronavirus declared Force Majeure; builder & buyer concerns juxtaposed

The real estate developers had a sigh of relief when the Government of India heeded to their demands for declaring Coronavirus hit construction under Force Majeure. The Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman assured the sector to issue an advisory to States and Union Territories and their regulatory authorities to extend the registration and completion date Suo-Moto by six months for all registered projects expiring on or after March 25, 2020 without individual applications.

Headlines Home Buyers Protest

Hawelia imposes high CAM during lockdown at Valenova Park; residents protest

The buyers of Valenova Park have questioned that at a time when the District Administration of Gautam Buddh Nagar has warned the maintenance of Eros Sampoornam to stop hiking maintenance charges during the lockdown  or else face arrest, how come Hawelia is hell-bent to charge maintenance without giving them any facilities, other than water and limited electricity with diktat to use it economically.

Reports Covid-19 Affecting Housing Sale, Coronavirus Affecting Property Sale, Anuj Puri, ANAROCK Property Consultants, Housing Sale in Top 7 Cities

78,000 unsold homes ready in Top 7 cities; MMR & Pune have 45% share

The COVID-19 lockdown has accelerated technology-led homebuying in India, making it possible to inspect properties online as well as negotiate and finalize deals. Virtual site visits are now a firm reality and a large chunk of the property selection and purchase process can now be done digitally.

Analysis Coronavirus Affecting Property Market, Covid-19 Affecting Property, Anuj Puri, ANAROCK Property Consultants, Coronavirus Halts Construction, Affordable Housing and Coronavirus

COVID-19 derails affordable housing growth in 2020, ~ 6.1 lakh units impacted in Top 7 cities

There are altogether over 6.1 lakh affordable units under construction across the top 7 cities, of which NCR and MMR alone account for nearly 59% – or 3.59 lakh units. These units were launched between 2013 to 2019. Both cities together also have a 57% share (approx. 1.34 lakh units) of the overall unsold stock of 2.34 lakh units in the budget homes category. (Unsold affordable stock consists of both under-construction and ready-to-move homes.)

Beyond Headlines Sobha Logo. Sobha Ltd, Bangalore real estate, India real estate news, Indian property market, Track2Realty

SOBHA featured as one of the 500 high-growth companies in APAC region

Catering to India’s housing demand, SOBHA is the only Indian real estate company to make it to this prestigious list of growth drivers for the APAC region among other construction companies listed. The evaluation was based on companies having: revenue of at least $100,000 generated in 2015; revenue of at least $1m generated in 2018; being independent; headquartered in one of 11 territories in Asia-Pacific (Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, New Zealand, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines) and whose revenue growth between 2015 and 2018 was primarily organic.

Headlines Hawelia Valenova Park, Hawelia Valencia Homes, Hawelia Group, Nikhil Hawelia, Ask Hawelia, Save From Hawelia, Greater Noida West Property, Noida Extension Property, Builder Fruad in Noida Extension

How to dodge poor consumer feedback? Ask Hawelia

It is pertinent to note here that there has been nothing posted on Hawelia Facebook page that could be defined as “Defamatory” by the Indian Penal Code (IPC). It seems builder does not believe in the IPC and wants to continue his fiefdom with HPC (Hawelia Penal Code). As per the law of the land, any comment/feedback/grievance could only be termed as defamation if it can’t be substantiated with the fact. Truth stands as biggest defence against the defamation. The chain mail between the builder and the home buyers of Hawelia Valenova Park could establish the fact that the buyers are not happy with the builder and the builder failed to even come forward to address the concerns.  

Finance Amit Modi, ABA Corp, County Group, Cherry County, Cleo County, County 107, Indian Real Estate Foreclosure, Property Foreclosure, Housing Loan Defaults, Coronavirus Impact on Property, Covid19 Affecting Real Estate

Escalation fears misplaced, input materials might be cheaper: Amit Modi, Director, ABA Corp

Lockdown is not a new reality for the developers across India, and more particularly in the Delhi NCR region. The NGT construction ban, often for months together, has hampered the execution cycle of the business. However, the comprehensive lockdown due to Coronavirus could multiply the woes of the business with supply chain hurdles leading to cost escalation, labour migration and the job losses in the market leading to standstill sales and even foreclosures. However, Amit Modi, Director of ABA Corp who is also a known face of CREDAI in this part of world thinks otherwise. In an exclusive video conferencing with Ravi Sinha, he feels some of the input costs might come down to clear the material inventory in a competitive market.  

Headlines Let's Talk Real With Track2Realty, Diary of a Real Estate Journalist, Real Estate Journalism, Real Estate Media, Media after Coronavirus, Property News

Media must question its purpose in coronavirus hit real estate

For the media business also, the time has come to close this purpose gap — the distance between an organization’s stated aims and its lived behaviour. The longstanding view that the sole purpose of the media is to be the medium of information dissemination and thus maximize shareholder (read advertisers) value would quickly give way to a more balanced way of thinking. There is cut throat and hardly any differentiation in the content and message of an end number of media outlets today. Fortunately, that is our biggest strength with Track2Realty, whether it is in creating differentiation or minimising the purpose gap.

Headlines Diary of a Real Estate Journalist, Honest Journalist, Most Hated Journalist, Ravi Sinha, Real Estate PR, Media and Property Market

Grow up beyond #BoycottRaviSinha PR Folks

But wait! I suppose the recent Ravi Sinha Uncensored has only added fuel to the fire that you all had in you for a number of years now. I do understand that a journalist like Ravi Sinha bruises your ego and inferiority complex of not being treated with respect. I suppose you are being sandwiched at both the ends – on the one hand a nasty journalist like me showing you the mirror and at the same time you get bulldozed by the unreasonable client demands. Isn’t it?

Headlines Coronavirus, Corona, Covid19, Corona Impact on Real Estate, Property Market After Corona, Housing Sale After Corona, Office Absorption After Corona

COVID-19 to reduce housing sales by 25-35%, office absorption to fall 13-30%

The affordable housing segment, which gained significant traction over the last few years, may also take a hit by COVID-19. The outbreak will significantly affect affordable housing’s target audience. With limited income and unemployment fears, buyers of affordable housing may defer purchase decisions, leading to an estimated 1-2% rise in unsold stock within this segment in 2020.

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