Are we building too many homes?

Construction of single family homes and multifamily apartments fell by over 14 percent in August from July, a far more striking plunge than analysts expected. Single family housing starts are running at about half the normal, prebubble pace, and single family building permits, an indicator of future construction, are flat. So how is it that […]


Realty Check……

With a view to increasing transparency and accountability in the housing sector, the state government has sought opinions from stakeholders on the draft rules for a proposed regulatory authority The nightmare of getting a newly bought 2-BHK flat in Ulwe registered in September, still haunts T Tawde, 26, a marketing professional. “Getting all the documents […]


Indian home prices fell most in 52 nations: IMF

Drop Worse Than In Crisis-Hit EU Countries, Is India’s real estate bubble finally bursting? The Inter national Monetary Fund’s recently-launched data series on global housing prices hints at that. Among 52 major markets for which IMF has collated house price data, India has witnessed the steepest fall. IMF’s calculation on the annual percentage change in […]


The Road To Housing For All

The recently held NAREDCO Real Estate Banking Conclave on the need for Banking and Investment Reforms for the Real Estate sector, raised all the right points about the synergy required between the real estate and banking sector, if the government is to achieve its objective of Housing For All, by 2022. What is the one […]


Realty sector saw significant change during 2005-14: Report

MUMBAI: Indian real estate market witnessed a significant change in the last decade mainly backed by opening up of FDI in the sector and shift in preference to high-rises over traditional low-rise structures, according to a report. The opening up of the sector to foreign direct investment in 2005 initiated the entry of new avenues […]

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