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Analysis Ailing Real Estate, Problems of Real Estate, Under Construction, Protest of Home Buyers, Builder Buyer Conflict, Delayed Projects, Funding Problems of Real Estate
What ails the housing market?

In the ‘golden years’ of India’s housing market, property was the default go-to option for big-ticket investment. With real estate’s fading allure, investors began exploring other options and found them to quite rewarding. For instance, they can invest in a start-up with sums as ‘low’ as INR 10 lakhs. Many entrepreneurially-inclined Indians find the potential ROI (as high as 15% in many instances) makes more sense. Mutual funds provide good returns and the entry level is low enough to be affordable to many.

Analysis Co Working Space, Co Working Space in India, Success of Co Working, Investments in Co Working, Trends in Co Working, Innovations in Co Working
Huge investments enabling co-working spaces to scale up and innovate

Over the last few years, co-working spaces have gained popularity with start-ups, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and large corporates. Unlike the traditional business centres, co-working offices offer unique amenities such as a gymnasium, spa, a food court, gaming zones, sleeping pods, crèche services etc. These attributes have helped popularize co-working spaces among employees, entrepreneurs and corporates alike.

Column Indian Flag, Independence Day Special, Indian Real Estate Post Independence, Housing For All, Real Estate Reforms, History of Indian Real Estate
72 years of independence – A bittersweet dawn for India’s housing sector

It was not the magic wand it was hoped to be. However, over the past two years, the Real Estate Regulatory Act (RERA) has brought more sanity – and the return of consumer power – than seemed possible in such a short time. The real estate sector is still struggling with it and the Act is very much work-in-progress in many states, but RERA nevertheless hangs like a sword of Damocles over a previously unregulated industry. Eventual compliance across the board seems inevitable.

Column JC Sharma, Sobha Limited, Union Budget 2019-20, Budget Wish List of Real Estate, Budget Demands of Real Estate, Real Estate & Budget
Budget augurs well for Indian real estate

The last few years have witnessed increasing focus on the affordable housing segment.It remains a key segment for the Government towards its mission of ‘housing for all’.  To provide further impetus to affordable housing segment, the Government has sanctioned over 81 lakh homes under PMAY Urban scheme with an investment of about 4.83 lakh crore. 

Analysis ROI, ROI of Property, Return on Investment, ROI of Commercial Property, ROI of Residential Property, Investment Potential of Property, Growth Potential of Property, Property Valuations
Is Indian real estate still a profitable investment asset class?

Let’s get straight into this question, which has been a concern among all stakeholders – financial planners, property owners, investors and prospective buyers – over the last few years. And only because real estate, particularly residential, did not yield the same returns as it did during its Golden Era of the early 2000s.

Analysis REIT, Real Estate Investment Trust, REIT in India, Success of REIT, REIT worthy Projects, REIT Listing, Developers worth REIT, India Real Estate News, Indian Realty News, Real Estate News India, Indian Property Market News, Investment in Property
Top 10 developers/funds own half of the REIT-worthy assets in the country

Large foreign funds have expressed an interest to own a share of the Indian real estate pie. Nikko Am Straits Trading Asia, North Carolina Fund, Hwang Asia Pacific REITs and Infrastructure Fund, Eastspring Investments and Canada-based Sentry Global have received SEBI approval to invest in India as developers and real estate investors, revealing the underlying interest in REITs. Our research indicates that continuous institutional flow of funds has provided the initial momentum to REIT.

Editorial Small Towns, Potential of Tier II & III Cities, Investment in Tier II Cities, Real Estate in Tier II Cities, Growth of Small Towns, India Real Estate News, Indian Realty News, Real Estate News India, Indian Property Market News, Investment in Property
Tier 2 & 3 cities the new draws for over 25% real estate investors

Lack of affordability in the larger cities is the primary hurdle to the largest investor base, and property investors are now looking at smaller towns and cities. However, their increasing bullishness on Tier 2 & 3 cities as against their tier 1 counterparts is not just on account of their relatively more affordable property prices, but also because of their better growth prospects. 

Analysis Private Equity, PE Investments, Funding Gap in Indian Real state, Real Estate Funding, India Real Estate News, Indian Realty News, Real Estate News India, Indian Property Market News
Entity-level PE inflows in Indian realty up 17% in last 2 years

Entity-level investment is an efficient strategy to get a firmer foothold in the real estate market. It allows a private equity investment firm to not only deploy its capital but also gain synergetic skills in the real estate marketplace. PE firms invariably look for high levels of corporate governance in a real estate development company before deciding to invest in it at an entity level.

Analysis NRIs, Non Resident Indians, NRIs Property Investment, NRIs property search, NRIs Legal Checklist, NRIs Investment in Property, India Real Estate News, Indian Realty News, Real Estate News India, Indian Property Market News
NRI investors zero in on Indian real estate revival signals

According to a World Bank report, India received USD 79 billion in remittances in 2018 – with a sizeable portion going into real estate. NRI investments into Indian real estate are led Indian expatriates from UAE, USA, UK, and Canada. In terms of Indian cities, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai and Delhi-NCR currently attract the lion’s share of NRI investments. 

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