Category Archives: Real Estate

Real Estate: Addressing the risk-return anomaly

Deepesh Salgia Tectonic changes in the real estate sector have increased the risk level for real estate business and simultaneously reduced its avenues for risk capital.   Increasing prices have now turned volatile, thus increasing business risk   Post RERA, landlords prefer upfront cash over Joint Development, requiring developers to take larger risk   Mandatory registration for home buyers after 10% Read More

Inside Australian Open 2018 champion Caroline Wozniacki’s $1.7 million apartment in Miami

  Caroline Wozniacki: New women’s world no.1 1/2 There’s a new Australian Open 2018 women’s champion in Melbourne—Caroline Wozniacki. The Dane overcame a spirited challenge from world no.1 Simona Halep to win her maiden grand slam title. With the win, Caroline Wozniacki regains the world no. 1 ranking from Halep six years after she last held it. Wozniacki, who is Read More

Property Consultant Seeks Industry Status For Realty Sector

The real estate sector is facing a multi-year slowdown (Representational image) New Delhi: The government should reduce the GST rate on under-construction properties, implement single-window clearance for real estate projects and give industry status to the entire sector, property consultant ANAROCK said in its Budget wishlist to boost demand. It also demanded higher tax incentives for first-time home buyers for Read More

Realty Sector Pins Hopes On Budget 2018 For Lower GST, Infrastructure Status

The industry is also expecting reforms in land acquisition. Mumbai: Severely impacted by various reforms like RERA, GST and demonetisation, the realty sector is pinning its hopes on Budget 2018-19 for relief measures like lower taxes and infrastructure status. The year 2017 was an eventful one for the sector with many structural policy reforms, which resulted in a significant decline Read More

Expect Pro-Consumer Measures To Continue For Realty Sector

Budget 2017 was the first post-demonetisation financial outlay of the government and expectations were running high. Infrastructure status accorded to the affordable housing sector came as the most significant announcement for the consumers and the industry players and gave them reasons to rejoice. This was in tandem with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of ‘Housing for All by 2022’, which Read More

11 Biggest Real Estate Mistakes And What To Learn From Them

  As a real estate professional, you are constantly being challenged. You need to make decisions that ultimately affect your buyers and sellers and, of course, your business. These choices can lead you down one of two paths: success or failure. Mistakes are inevitable, as with any venture, but your response to those mistakes can mean the difference between a Read More

Manhattan real estate prices and sales fell ahead of tax changes

Manhattan apartment buildings Manhattan real estate sales and prices took a fall in the fourth quarter, and they’re likely to slide even further this year after the new tax rules take effect. Total sales volume fell 12 percent compared with the fourth quarter of last year — the lowest quarterly level in six years, according to a report from Douglas Read More

Indian real estate is on an upward trajectory

A boom in affordable housing can help make a dent in the malaise of joblessness. Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint India’s real estate sector witnessed some significant developments over the past year-and-a-half. These have changed the face of the industry and augur well for it in the long run. The sector has become more transparent and organized owing to recent policy changes Read More

Standard Chartered close to selling real estate principal finance unit to Actis: report

Standard Chartered’s private equity unit has investments worth about $3.5 billion, of which $1.2 billion is from the bank’s own book. Photo: Reuters New Delhi/Hong Kong: Standard Chartered is close to selling its real estate principal finance unit to private equity firm Actis, people with knowledge of the matter said, following the bank’s decision last year to exit the loss-making business. Read More

$1 Trillion Investor Says Now Isn’t Time to Cut Real Estate

Karsten Kallevig, Per Loken and Romain Veber Photographer: Kyrre Lien/Bloomberg There may be worrying developments in some property markets, but the world’s biggest sovereign wealth fund says it has no intention of pulling back from real estate. A gap is opening between what stock-pickers think real estate is worth and what assets could be worth in the physical market, a Read More