Most of the homebuyers as well as the other stakeholders of India’s housing market share the sentiments of this homebuyers. The Reserve Bank of India has indeed surprised many while keeping the repo rate unchanged at 6.25 per cent at the beginning of the new fiscal year. Even a symbolic rate cut would have helped the market change its outlook towards the economy.
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Track2Realty Exclusive: The Government of India has been re-evaluating policy measures and modifying these or initiating fresh mandates in order to give a boost to the industry. Changes in policies pertaining to SEZs towards reducing area requirements, the easing of norms for external commercial borrowing (ECB) for development of affordable housing and the augmentation of limits for listed NCDs will go a long way in clearing bottlenecks faced by the sector.
Track2Realty Exclusive: The real estate sector in India today is developing at a scorching pace. Factors such as higher levels of income and purchasing power and the growing need for entertainment, leisure and shopping, the government’s focus on infrastructure development, rapid urbanisation driven by rural-urban immigration and an emerging trend of nuclear families, greater availability of loans to finance real estate purchases, amongst others, have been instrumental in this development.
Track2Realty-Agencies: Real estate players and analysts on Tuesday welcomed the Reserve Bank’s move to cut short-term lending rates, but said that more such steps are needed to bring growth back to the sector.
Track2Realty: Expressing disappointment over the RBI’s decision to cut repo rate by “just” 25 basis points, realtors’ apex body CREDAI said the central bank appears to missing opportunities time and again.
Track2Realty Exclusive-Yearly Analysis: Many of these cash-strapped developers may find it difficult to get bank loans as well. Bank lending is the single largest source of funding for developers, who require funds primarily for construction finance but also to service debt.
Track2Realty-Agencies: The Reserve Bank of India has allowed real estate developers and housing finance companies to raise funds overseas for low-cost housing projects.
Track2Realty-Agencies: Mantri Realty on Friday, Dec 7, said it will invest up to Rs 750 crore to develop three housing projects in Maharashtra and Karnataka over the next 2-3 years.
Realty sector has welcomed the the RBI’s decision of slashing the CRR rates by 25 basis points to 4.50% with a guarded optimism. The statement from the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council (PMEAC) that the RBI move to infuse liquidity in the system is “more potent” than a cut in interest rate and it will help banks expand credit portfolio seems to have few takers in the sector.