Track2Realty Exclusive: When Prahlad Patel went on a property hunt in the city of Vadodara, the broker had a curious look at his face. Under the impression that Patel is one among the many NRIs looking to invest in the city property with the fall in the Indian currency he thought it is his duty to narrate how the property market is just ripe to enter for sizeable return.
Track2Realty Exclusive: It has often been argued that Indian realty needs to adopt best practices and improve brand image as the sector defends its rough ride on the learning curves. If adopting Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), retaining employees, inculcating brand loyalty and earning buyers’ trust are some of the best practices that can address the perception issues of Indian real estate, then the sector has to walk a long road ahead.
Track2Realty Exclusive: Statistics only tell half the story and this old adage is all the more relevant in the property market where the transactions and appreciation/depreciation may or may not have a direct co-relation. In Gujarat real estate market the prophets of doomsday had a field day in the last over a year time due to slow pace of growth. They cited the National Housing bank’s Residex that shows Ahmedabad witnessed only 6 per cent growth in property prices in last one year.
Track2Realty Exclusive: The Gujarat real estate has by and large reasons to feel satisfied with its better-than-national average performance during the year 2013. It would be safe to maintain that the property market in the state has weathered the slowdown blues better than many other matured property markets across the country and the developers are better off now than in 2009. As per rough estimates 50 per cent of top companies in the state have improved on their debt servicing while 30 per cent will see a fall in debt from next fiscal.