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Column Ar Tripat Girdhar, The Design Studio, Design & Architecture, Trends in Design
Design & architecture all about creating experiences

Green buildings are to create positive impacts on our climate and natural environment which helps to improve quality of living. Every country has different climate conditions, unique culture and traditions, diverse building style and ages, wide-ranging environmental, economic and social conditions – all are depends which design & architecture should be fit according to country condition. The need of green building has taken a big turn in design giving a lot of importance to light, ventilation and air-conditioning.

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. 

Column Ravindra Sudhalkar, Reliance Home Finance, Housing Finance in India, Online Home Booking, Online Payment for Housing, India Real Estate News, Indian Realty News, Real Estate News India, Indian Property Market News, Investment in Property
Technology is changing bank- good or bad for India?

Fintech is transforming the conventional face of financial services in the country at a rapid pace. Indian customers are becoming more tech-savvy, aware and are accordingly seeking products and services which are up to date and are tailor made specific to their needs.  Compared to banks Fintech firms clearly have an edge in terms of product delivery and customization.

Column Ravi Sinha- Diary of a Real Estate Journalist, Home Buyers' Activism, Home Buyers' Fight with Builders, Builder Buyer Conflict, Housing Delays, Housing Defaults, India Real Estate News, Indian Realty News, Real Estate News India, Indian Property market News, Investment in Property
Why homebuyers fail to fight builder?

Unfortunately, in the name of common cause the cause is seldom common even though prima facie it appears to be. As a matter of fact, every buyer has his own definition and set of interests to get into a fight with the builder. The legitimate fight that should ideally start with the ‘conviction of being upright’ often starts with suspicion, one-upmanship, or even worse, ulterior motive.

Column Elections & Real Estate, Real estate in election year, Elections & Property Market, Elections Impact Over Real Estate, India Real Estate News, Indian Realty News, Real Estate News India, Indian Property Market News, Investment in Property
5 years of Modi – is Indian real estate ‘house’ in order?

This policy ‘trishul’ brought about a paradigm shift in the way Indian real estate does business and laid the groundwork for improved transparency and efficiency in the sector. However, while end-user and investor confidence were rekindled for real estate, it did not exactly set the industry on fire with renewed interest.

Column Ravi Sinha, Diary of a real estate journalist, Honest journalist in India, Legal threats to journalist, Defamation against journalist, India real estate news, Indian realty news, Real estate news India, Indian property market news
I will sue you; I will silence you

I am also conscious of the fact that no one would dare to file a case. It will only make them a laughing stock and force me to further expose their fault lines and consumer grievances/backlash in the public domain. This is one business where there is always more to conceal than reveal.

Column GST, GST on Property, GST on Home Buying, GST on Under Construction Property, GST on Ready to Move Property, India real estate news, Indian realty news, Real estate news India, Indian property market news, Investment in property
Major implications of the GST rate cut

This is a major push to the housing sector as aspiring home buyers now have a wider range of options to choose from. Additionally, developers would be enthused enough to commit towards offering more residential options in the affordable category.

Column General Elections, Elections and real estate, India real estate news, Indian realty news, Real estate news India, Indian property market news, Track2Realty, Polls and property market
General Elections – the real estate connection

During any impending general elections, real estate stakeholders conjecture exhaustively about the likely impact on the real estate market. Conventionally, the period between the announcement of the election date till the final result day is a period marked by caution and hesitancy in the overall real estate market.

Column REIT, Real Estate Investment Trust, REIT in India, REIT investment, REIT success, REIT failure, Investment in REIT, Funding options in real estate, India real estate news, Indian realty news, Real estate news India, India property market news, Investment in property, Track2Realty
50% of Indian office stock qualifies for REITs

The listing of India’s first REIT by Blackstone-backed Embassy Group has been in the offing for quite some time, but it now finally appears that it will be listed within the first half of 2019. As REITs await their official deployment in India, investors hoping to cash on this new avenue for generous ROI growth seek to understand what exactly is in store for them – and for the real estate market.

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