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Office sector in India has entered into the rents falling quadrant with the downturn. (AFP)

The office sector in India has entered into the "rents falling" quadrant with the downturn phase expected to last 12 months to 18 months, according to a real estate consulting firm.

Affordable housing in India is one of the best investments for 2009 an industry expert has claimed.

Les Calvert, director of Property Abroad said that demand continues to grow in advance of supply for such housing as India's middle class continues to grow. He said:

Indian Builders Lower Sights

JACKIE RANGE The Wall Street Journal 20.03.2009

Home buying: All about the down payment

Rediff India Abroad 20.03.2009
Indian Builders Lower Sights

'Affordable,' Not Luxury, Is New Watchword in Housing

Home buying: All about the down payment

A dream that most of us nurture when living in a rented accommodation is purchasing our own house. When you cannot provide cash upfront, a home loan is the best possible way of making the purchase.

Get Tax Rebate on home loan in India

Best Sydnication 20.03.2009
More women in India buying real estate thanks to lower taxes and easier loans

A higher real estate tax rebate and cheaper loans for women in some parts of India is increasingly attracting the fairer sex to invest in property, it is claimed.

Get Tax Rebate on home loan in India

In India the age for owning a house has come down from 42 to 31years. The main reason behind this is the increase in the average income level due to double income i.e. both husband and wife are earning. Therefore mostly the young couples prefer to buy a property.

Orange Realty’s India subsidiary plan approved

The Hindu Business Line 20.03.2009
SVP Builders India Ltd. Launches ‘Premium Small Apartments’ on NH-58

Announces Launch of Six Acre Prime Property, Krishna Garden; Offers Car Parking Free till 30th April 2009

Orange Realty’s India subsidiary plan approved

New Delhi, March 18 The Government today allowed Orange Realty to set up a wholly owned subsidiary in India. The company has already received Rs 2,051 crore from IREO Investment Holding III, a Mauritius-based fund focused on setting up SEZ, IT/BPO Parks, and development of real estate projects.

Code of conduct likely to hit PMC projects

Snehal Sonawane Sawant India Times 16.03.2009
Hamptons International offers Commonwealth Games Village 2010

Hamptons International has announced availability of Commonwealth Games Village 2010 by Emaar MGF. As Delhi gears up to organize the Commonwealth Games 2010, the city is witnessing an infrastructural makeover, including the development of world class sporting infrastructure, roads, flyovers, hotels, modern transportation facilities and a new Games Village.

Code of conduct likely to hit PMC projects

PUNE: Pune Municipal Corporation development projects in the city, slated to be started in the next two months, are now likely to be delayed with the election code of conduct coming into force

SBI sees a hit in cheap home loan scheme

VIVEK NAIR The Telegraph India 16.03.2009

Indian real estate has not escaped downdraft

Una Galani The Walll Street Journal 16.03.2009
SBI sees a hit in cheap home loan scheme

The State Bank of India (SBI) is well on its way to meet the target of its discount home loan scheme.

Indian real estate has not escaped downdraft

Residential and commercial property prices in cities such as Delhi and Mumbai skyrocketed—rising by as much as 300% in the three years until 2007

Effective measures required to generate real estate sector demand

Pallav Mulay & Supriya Verma Mishra India Times 16.03.2009

Real estate sector: Yet to bottom out

Supriya Verma Mishra India Times 16.03.2009
Effective measures required to generate real estate sector demand

Homebuyers have become hard-nosed bargainers. They are leaving no stone unturned to get a better deal. Sitting on the fence, they are waiting for the market to bottom-out before they make a move. This has prompted the government to boost demand by offering sweeteners to homebuyers

Real estate sector: Yet to bottom out

The real sector is in middle of the global economic turmoil and most of the Indian companies in the sector are suffering due to high debt-to-equity ratio and poor cash flows. Though interest rates have softened in last few months, it’s yet to show any positive rub off on the housing demand.

Office rentals likely to fall

The Hindu Businessline 16.03.2009
Housing finance companies beat banks to perform better

While real estate companies are reeling under the pressure of slowing demand, lack of funds and mounting interest payments, the housing finance companies seem to be faring much better.

Office rentals likely to fall

NEW DELHI: India is facing a situation of major real estate oversupply and is likely to witness "significant falls'' in rentals this year, a report has said.

Provident Housing launches

Business Standard 09.03.2009

RBI plans housing startup index

Express Estates 09.03.2009
Provident Housing launches

A Premium Affordable Housing Project In Pudupakkam, Chennai.

RBI plans housing startup index

The Reserve Bank of India is planning to start a housing start up index. A standing committee will be constituted to launch this initiative, monitor its progress, commission and overview the surveys for constructing start-up coefficients and consider increasing the scope and coverage of HSUI over time.

Remittance drop to hurt real estate

The Daily Star 09.03.2009
 
The global recession stokes fears that falling exports and an ebbing remittance inflow may take shine off the country's burgeoning real estate. Photo: Faisal Parag

Realtors feared the global recession might undermine the real estate sector's prospective growth unless special initiatives are taken, although the sector began to expand after a two-year sluggish trend when its growth slowed to 7.05 percent in 2006-07 from 8.31 percent a year earlier.

 
 

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