Category Archives: Real Estate

China’s interest rate reform not to stoke real estate market

BEIJING, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) — China’s new interest rate reform aiming to steer business funding costs lower will not stoke the real estate market, analysts said. The country’s central bank announced Sunday that starting from Oct. 8, new mortgages will be priced based on latest month’s loan prime rate (LPR) of the corresponding term, while certain basis points will be Read More


In ‘real estate’, it’s ‘survival of the fittest’

Manali Bhatia Real estate sector have been going through a consolidation phase. Past years have been very difficult for this sector and such situation was not observed in last three-four decades. The sector remained under performer because of slowdown in demand and piling up of inventories. Resultant, companies are forced to sell assets owing to hovering debt burden (in lieu of Read More


Commercial real estate loans down by Rs 4,000 crore: Indiabulls Housing’s Gagan Banga

Gagan Banga, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Indiabulls Housing Finance, spoke to CNBC-TV18 about the financial results of Indiabulls Housing Finance. “Our emphasis over the next few months is going to remain to reduce the commercial real estate (CRE) book and to the extent possible given market conditions allow, compensate that by largely micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) focussed Read More


Where Will AI Take the Real Estate Market in 10 Years?

Artificial intelligence is here and shows no signs of slowing down. According to PwC, business leaders said they believe AI is going to be fundamental in the future. Most people referred to AI as a “business advantage.” The same survey reports that 63% of people agree AI will help solve complex problems that plague modern societies, and 59% agree that Read More


Embassy, Blackstone looking to buy promoters’ stake in Indiabulls Real Estate, says report

Realty firm Embassy Group and its investor partner Blackstone Group LLP are looking to buy the remaining promoters’ stake in Indiabulls Real Estate Ltd (IBREL), reported LiveMint. The Embassy Group had earlier bought 14 percent stake in IBREL from promoter Sameer Gehlaut for around Rs 950 crore in June, said the report. Now the firm, along with Blackstone, is keen on Read More


Stock market update: Realty shares mixed; Indiabulls Real Estate falls 4%

NEW DELHI: Realty shares were trading on a mixed note in Thursday’s morning session. Shares of Prestige Estates ProjectsNSE -0.48 % (up 3 per cent), Phoenix Mills (up 1.80 per cent), Oberoi Realty (up 1.35 per cent) and Godrej Properties (up 0.09 per cent) were trading with gains. Indiabulls Real Estate (down 4.23 per cent), Sunteck RealtyNSE 2.81 % (down 2.97 per cent), DLF Read More


Funds dry up for real estate sector; IL&FS, NBFC crises drag down sector

PE inflows accounted for more than $ 2.1 billion during January-June 2019, whereas 0 million came in from non banking financial companies (NBFCs) and housing finance companies (HFCs). A clutch of factors, including the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections and RBI tightening lending norms for NBFCs and HFCs, impacted investments in real estate during the January-June period in the current calendar year Read More


Real estate attracts $34 billion PE investment since 2014: Report

On the supply side, the report said the current estimate of housing shortage in urban areas is around 10 million units. Most of the housing shortage lies in the Economically Weaker Section and Lower Income Group segment. Indian real estate has attracted USD 34 billion private equity investment since 2014, largely in commercial real estate because of slowdown in housing Read More


Still teething? Two years on, 20% Hyderabad real estate projects yet to register with RERA

HYDERABAD: In spite of repeated extension of the deadline to register a real estate project and enhancing the late fee to Rs 3 lakh, apart from a 10 per cent penalty, a large number of realtors in the State are yet to comply with the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016. While the Act has been implemented fully in other states, Read More


The missing number 13 in real estate

NEW DELHI: Buying a house is an emotional decision for many people. Actually, it is one of the biggest investment one makes in their lifetime. That is why for a common man many sentiments are attached to a home. Number 13 – is not only one of the most popular superstitions in the real estate sector but also impacts both residential and commercial sectors Read More