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Headlines Construction Dust and Real Estate, Pollution and Real Estate, Housing and Toxic Air, NGT Bans Construction
NCR property with health hazards of toxic air

Despite repeated attempts by Track2Realty, none of the developers with projects in the worst hit areas are ready to speak on camera. All of them are rather defiant that the construction ban is unfortunate disruptions and adversely affects the project timelines. The moot point nevertheless is can the builders in their collective consciousness shrug off the responsibility now? Do they wake up only when the NGT slaps the sector with construction ban? Can’t they switch to responsible urbanisation for future generations?These questions may not bother them but what they can’t afford to ignore is whether or not the housing sector in Delhi NCR would be paralysed if the city is not made worth breathing and worth living?” Unfortunately, there are more questions than what any of the stakeholders would like to answer with some honesty.

Headlines Real Estate Market Trends, Residential Real Estate Trends, Trends in Housing Market, Property Data Missing, Authentic Reports in Real Estate
Macro trends in residential may be misleading

First, residential project delay is not a pan-India phenomenon and only limited to major metropolitan cities of Delhi NCR and Mumbai in terms of quantum as well as value of projects. Second, the slowdown in completion of projects is not across the entire spectrum of housing categories but significantly visible in upper-mid and premium categories. What is needed is perhaps a push from the government and funding agencies along with a strict code of conduct among developers which will improve the situation. Going forward, developers should take cognizance of the situation at hand and accordingly realign their marketing strategies so that their launches are in sync with people’s affordability and demand.

Headlines Real Estate Deals, Real Estate Discounts & Freebies, Real Estate Festive Offers, Festive Deals in Housing Market
The ‘real’ deal in festive season 2019

The festive season has traditionally been an active period for real estate sales as many buyers consider Navratri and Diwali an auspicious time to buy property. Like in previous years, developers this year have sweetened property deals – some up-front discounts, or more commonly 0% GST (which is in any case not charged on ready-to-move properties), waived stamp duty and registration charges, free reserved car parking, modular kitchens, etc.

Finance Real Estate Investment, Institutional Investment in Real Estate, Funding Shortage of Real Estate, Funding Gap of Real Estate, Real Estate Liquidity Crisis
Institutional investment to touch USD 50 bn in 2019: JLL study

India’s commercial office segment has been the favourite asset class of institutional investors over the years. They have allocated USD 17.6 bn in the form of direct investments during 2005-2019. JLL research indicates that 294 mn sq. ft. of office stock would be eligible for REIT. This would translate to an additional investment opportunity of USD 35 bn in near term.

Headlines Maxima by Oberoi Realty, Property at JVLR, Andheri East Property, Mumbai Real Estate, New Launches at Andheri East, Andheri East Property
Oberoi Realty launches Maxima

Maxima is a boutique development consisting of a single tower up to 36 storeys. The project is RERA registered and the construction is going on in full swing. Maxima is strategically located at JVLR, Andheri East and offers excellent connectivity to prominent business districts across western & eastern suburbs, airports, the upcoming metro line and social infrastructure around. 

Headlines Festive Discounts & Freebies, Home Buying Offers in Festive Season, Real Estate Festive Offers, Property Offers in Festive Season
Festive schemes make it a buyer’s market

There has been a slump in the market. Huge unsold inventory has forced firms to not increase their rates. As a result, prices have remained range bound. With fewer launches, market is ready for homebuyers willing to take the buying decision. The unsold inventory during first nine months (July-September) of 2019 was 444,673 units, registering a small drop as compared to the corresponding period in 2018. While there has been a revival of sorts in sales since 2018, developers are still not out of the woods.

Headlines Stuck Up Housing Projects, Delayed Housing Projects, Delivery Failure of Houses, Housing Delays in India, Housing Defaults in India
Govt lifeline may rescue over 2.5 lakh stuck housing units in top 7 cities

There is no simple yardstick to calculate the exact number of units and the actual funds that are needed to complete them. Each delayed project is different in size, stage of completion, city and micro-location, etc. Also, various methodologies are used to reach an approximate number. After considering the government’s caveats – non-inclusion of projects under NCLT, and inclusion of mid and affordable units only, ANAROCK has shortlisted units launched in 2013 or before. 

Finance Nirmala Sitharaman, Finance Minister, Relief Package to Real Estate, Real Estate Stress Fund
FM gives apt festive gift to home buyers

Additionally, the fact that the corpus will be completely professionally-driven including real estate experts, banking or housing finance specialists, it is likely to move more smoothly and in the right direction with little scope for misadventure. These specialists will need to identify such projects that are affordable and middle-income projects and are in need of last-mile funding for completion. The government’s move to relax commercial borrowing for affordable housing is another welcome step.

Commercial OYO Workspaces, Innov8, Co Working Spaces, OYO Co Working, Ritesh Kapoor, Co Working in Delhi NCR, Co Working in Connaught Place
OYO Workspaces’ Innov8 opens its second centre in Connaught Place

Co-working is gaining immense popularity in the new-age workforce providing hassle-free ways of working and networking. Innov8’s new centre is located in central Delhi, attracting the best minds to collaborate and work together. The new centre offers a dedicated desk starting at an affordable price of INR 10,999/- per month and with the recently launched flexi pass at INR 2,999/- per month and a day pass at INR 600/- per hour for a hot desk or a meeting room.

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