Poor quality retail space affecting retail real estate: Experts

The poor quality of retail space, regulatory issues and subdued economic growth are holding back international retailers from expanding their presence in the country, say experts.

Realtors hope to clear inventory on freebies, festival sales

Further, RBI's stringent directives like banning the 80:20 scheme is expected to make things more difficult for developers.

CCI rules out abuse of market dominance by 4 realty firms

Fair trade regulator CCI has dismissed the charges of abuse of dominant position against four real estate firms in the market for residential flats.

Realty bill aims to ensure timely possession of property

The real estate regulatory bill, when enacted into law, will ensure that home users get timely possession of properties, and as per the specifications promised by developers, say realty firms and consultants.

New home launches tumble by 39% in NCR during March quarter

Property market of the National Capital Region (NCR) saw 39 percent fall in the new launches of apartments to about 7,600 units during January-March period compared with the previous quarter, global realty consultant Cushman & Wakefield said Monday.

DLF's institutional placement fetches over Rs 1,863 cr

Realty major DLF on Wednesday said it has raised more than Rs 1,863 crore through issue of shares to institutional investors.

Mumbai housing prices up by 66% in 4 yrs

Housing prices have increased by an average 66 percent in Mumbai over the last four years on account of steady demand and rising input cost, according to property consultant Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL).

'18 realty firms under scanner for forgeries, dubious schemes'

Government Friday said complaints were received against 27 real estate firms across the country for alleged forgeries and dubious investment schemes, out of which 18 are being probed by different regulatory and enforcement agencies for further action.

Realty: New launches, discounts boosted sales in Jan-March

New launches and discounts offered by real estate developers have resulted in pick-up of sales volumes across cities during January-March, a report by US financial major Merrill Lynch said.

‘Office space absorption to see 68% growth this year’

The absorption of office space in suburban locations is expected to increase to 68 percent this year compared to 60 percent in 2012, a recent survey by property consultant Jone Lang LaSalle has said.

Property biz to be single biggest div in next 10 yrs: Godrej

Diversified group Godrej expects its real estate division to become its single biggest business in the next ten years, even ahead of its bread and butter FMCG vertical.

New home launches decline 16% in top 8 cities

About 1.62 lakh housing units were launched last year in India's eight major cities -- a drop of 16 percent from 2011, global property consultant Cushman & Wakefield said Wednesday.

Reforms raised hope for directionless realty industry

After some neglect in the past several years, the realty industry in India finally saw some reforms that had a direct and indirect impact on its fortunes and which led to the some development of the sector in 2012. The prospect of a revival looks brighter once the central bank keeps it promise of cutting interest rates to spur overall growth.

Realty developers expect prices to go up after Bill approval

Real estate developers and consultant Thursday said land prices in the country will go up, affecting housing rates, after Cabinet approved the Land Acquisition Bill.

Realty regulator will breed corruption, dry liquidity: Credai

The Bill aims to establish a regulatory authority for the realty sector.

Investment in real estate can give upto 145% returns: Survey

The real estate sector will continue to remain an attractive investment destination with the possibility of prices in residential areas appreciating by 91 to 145 percent in select cities over the next five years, a survey released Tuesday said.

CREDAI for reducing human interface to check corruption

CREDAI, the apex industry body for real estate developers, Thursday said the proposed realty regulator should try to minimise the human interface in the process of granting clearances and registrations to reduce corruption.

Final report on realty approvals to be submitted by month-end

The committee appointed by the Ministry of Urban Development to streamline approval procedures for real estate projects is expected to submit its report by the month-end, a senior official said here Thursday.

Panel for a/c norms for computing income of realty developers

A high-level CBDT panel has suggested framing of tax accounting standards (TAS) for computing precise income of real estate developers and for share-based payments to avoid tax litigations.

Realty sector welcomes more liquidity but wants rate cut

The industry also sought measures to lower borrowing cost and boost housing demand.