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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.

Beyond Headlines JLL, Frost & Sullivan Awards, Best Facility Management in India, Facility Management Awards

Frost & Sullivan names JLL India the “2019 India Facility Management Company of the Year”

Frost & Sullivan Awards are presented to companies that demonstrate best practices across industries. The Awards are recognition of their innovation, commitment, technological innovation, customer service, and successful business strategies required to advance in the global marketplace. Frost & Sullivan’s intent is to help drive innovation, excellence, and a positive change in the global economy by recognising best-in-class products, companies, and individuals.

Reports Housing Absorption, Housing Demand, Housing Supply, Demand Supply Gap in Housing Market

South cities’ housing absorption slumps, Pune and MMR race ahead

The three southern cities collectively saw residential sales of 61,400 units between January and September 2019 as against 64,420 units sold in the first three quarters of 2018. MMR and Pune, on the contrary, saw the sale of nearly 93,930 units in 2019 against 70,740 units in the corresponding period in 2018. Altogether, the top 7 cities recorded sales of 2,02,200 units in 2019 till September, of which western cities comprised 46% overall share while southern region consisted of 30% share. 

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.

Consumer Connect RERA, Real Estate after RERA, Success of RERA, Failures of RERA, RERA Registered Properties

RERA sees 40% rise in project registrations in a year

After nearly two-and-half years since RERA deployment across the country, the Centre’s aim to enforce it in each state to regulate the Indian real estate sector has picked up momentum. There has been a 40% growth in project registrations under RERA in a year across the country – from around 32,306 projects in end of September 2018 to nearly 45,307 projects as on 5th October 2019.

Analysis REIT, Real Estate Investment Trust, REIT in India, REIT Success in India, REIT Potential in India, REIT Potential & Performance

India can raise over $25 bn with REITs in next 3 years – ANAROCK

While the commercial office sector will dominate Indian REIT listings for the next couple of years, retail and logistics REITs are sure to follow. However, Indian residential REITs remain at best a distant possibility. The draft Model Tenancy Act, 2019 will make rental housing a more attractive investment play – but for Indian residential REITs to succeed as they have in countries like Singapore and the US, rental yields on Indian housing need to significantly surpass the current 1-3%.

Reports Real Estate Market Trends, Residential Sales in India, Office Space Absorption in India, Real Estate Slowdown, Real Estate Demand & Supply Dynamics

Residential sales modest, office segment shows strong absorption

After witnessing a revival of sorts in 2018 housing sales have witnessed a growth of 14% in the first nine months (January-September) of 2019 as compared to the corresponding period in 2018, according to India Real Estate Market Update Q3 2019, released by JLL . The office segment witnessed strong leasing, registering a jump of 40% during the same period as compared to the corresponding period in the previous year, the report added. 

Consumer Connect Young Home Buyers, Average Age of Home Buyers, Demographic Profile of Home Buyers, ANAROCK Property Consultants, Prashant Thakur

Age of Indian home buyers across decades and cities

In the late 2010, buyers were largely in the age groups of 35-45 years and 45-55 years, but the share of homebuyers in the 25-35 years age group was minimal. However, improved tax benefits motivated more working youths in this age bracket to opt for home loans. Millennials predominantly favoured paying EMIs for buying a home over the ‘dead’ expense of rentals.

Reports Student Housing in India, Student Housing Investment in India, Student Housing Potential in India, Student Housing Market in India

Student Housing to witness investments of over USD 700 million investment & an addition of 0.6 million beds by 2023

According to the report titled “The Herald of a New Chapter: Student Accommodation in India”, the Student Housing/Co-Living space is expected to witness an investment worth USD 700 million and an addition of 0.6 million beds by 2023 across the country. The Student Housing segment is witnessing rapid growth across all the major markets in the country and expected to witness a growth of 36 percent between 2019 to 2023. 

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.

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