Real estate is the best bet against an inflation hedge as it is the only asset that loses little value in periods of rising prices. Thus, it holds its value and purchasing power even during inflation. Normally inflation has a co-relation with the booming economy and an investor also buys this asset to hedge against inflation.
Ever since the Jewar airport has been given in-principle clearance there has been the last ditch attempt by the developers of subdued property market of Noida and even Ghaziabad to make the best of it. They have suddenly started firing all cylinders with marketing overdrives. It seems the airport is the marketing mantra of survival amidst a prolong spell of slowdown and sales drought.
If one has to ask a homebuyer about his dream wish list, one would ask for few things like getting what one can see, carpet area that could be measured, no hidden cost and, last but not the least, no extra tax. Now it seems these fancy wishes would be true with the Goods & Services Tax (GST) if only one would go for a ready to move property.
As per a Track2Realty pan-India survey, no les than 82 per cent single professionals have found it challenging in one way or the other to get a house on rent. This is not a reality of small towns but in the top 10 cities of India known to have metropolitan culture & lifestyle, singles are finding it hard to get n apartment on rent.
Crowdfunding is the financial modelling of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people. However, this model needs three parties to take shape as a business model– the developer who proposes his project/idea to the crowd, people who support the idea with financial contribution and a moderating organisation that brings the parties together to take it on ground.
The supply of quality housing even today is confined to eight key cities. It is not that the new cities are not coming up, but neither the investors nor even the end users want to buy a house in Tier II cities today. The dream and aspiration is always Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune kind of life.
India definitely has to do a lot of catching up as far as smart urban governance and the participation of citizens are concerned. Failing to involve the citizens, the smart cities will only end up having state-of-the-art infrastructure and poor follow-up leading to smart urban chaos for the future.