22nd Feb 17 Housing sales and launches dips by 31 and 40 percent in third quarter of FY17
A report by NDTV Profit has highlighted a fall in housing sales and launch of new housing units by 31 and 40 percent respectively during the third quarter of FY17 in eight major realty centres. The sale of new houses dropped to 26,718 units during third quarter as compared to 38,450 units for the corresponding period a year ago. Similarly, the launch of new home units dropped to 16,636 units in December, 2016 as compared to 27,696 units a year ago.
17th Feb 17 PNB Housing Finance launches EMI step up plan for self employed loan borrowers
PNB Housing Finance has launched a new EMI scheme called EMI Step up Plan for self employed loan borrowers across home loan and loan against property segment. Under the scheme, borrowers who have taken loan of Rs. 50 lakh and above can opt to pay a lower EMI initially and can gradually increase the EMI to match an increase in their income. This is expected to ease the loan burden on borrowers in the initial years of their career.
16th Feb 17 Private equity investment in India realty sector at nine year high in 2016
A report released by Cushman and Wakefield has highlighted the growth of private equity investment in Indian realty sector at its nine year high in 2016. Private equity investment grew by 26 percent and reached at 5.97 billion dollars crore in 2016 on a year on year basis. As per the report, residential assets remained the most preferential asset class witnessing the investment of 3.1 billion dollars during the year. Investment in the other segment such as commercial office assets also witnessed an impressive investment of 850 million dollars.
15th Feb 17 Real estate sector to see healthy competition and improved liquidity in future
Finance Minister accorded the status of infrastructure to the affordable housing segment in Union Budget 2017. Expert at Business Today expect to see a healthy growth in the realty sector with easier access to loans and improved liquidity position. He also opined that the grant is likely to attract more private developers into the affordable housing segment, which will lead to a healthier competition amongst the real estate companies.
13th Feb 17 Real estate to get a makeover under new law
Government has launched RERA, a new regulatory and development act for real estate companies in India. The act is aimed at organising the real estate sector while maintaining a level of transparency. Real estate developers believe that the Act will improve accountability and transparency in the operations of real estate companies and hence, attract more foreign investment in the sector.
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