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Home sales drop as prices surge

It's a curious paradox. Prices of residential units in the National Capital Region (NCR) and Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) have risen sharply in 2012 even as sales have plummeted. However, sales continue to be steady in Bengaluru.

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Bangalore's office real estate stock set to reach 100 million square feet

Bangalore's metamorphosis from 'Garden City' to India's 'Silicon Valley' has been remarkable. The tremendous growth of the IT/ITeS industry has revolutionised the residential real estate and retail markets, and triggered massive infrastructure development.

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Investors will shun 'investor unfriendly' Mumbai, flock to Gujarat: Credai

Raising an alarm over Mumbai and Maharashtra becoming increasingly “investor unfriendly”, developers' apex body Confederation of Real Estate Developers' Association of India (Credai) has said the state government’s policies will end up being its gift to Gujarat’s upcoming Gift City.

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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.

"Human interface should be minimised in the process of granting clearances and registrations, which will help in reducing corruption," CREDAI national president Lalit Kumar Jain said in a release issued here.

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Real face of realty sector

The furore over Mr Robert Vadra’s reported quid pro quo deals with the construction giant DLF Universal has served to deflect attention from the environmental devastation unleashed by builders, on a land-appropriation spree ever since 100 per cent FDI via the automatic route in the real estate sector was approved in 2005.

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Sentiment in Hyderabad realty market turns positive

This is right time to buy a property in Hyderabad as prices continue to be affordable. This may not last long as it may turn a sellers market, according to real estate body CREDAI.

The President of Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India, C. Sekhar Reddy, said the market sentiment has turned positive in the last few months and the demand continues to improve. But this phase is unlikely to sustain long as builders may hike prices.

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PE funds, realty firms in disputes over exits, corporate governance

Several private equity (PE) firms have initiated legal or arbitration proceedings against their real estate partners in India over corporate governance issues or delays that restrict the funds from selling their investments.

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Realty developers disappointed at holding of rates

Real estate developers, hoping the central bank would cut lending rates, say they are disappointed with the Reserve Bank.

In on Tuesday's policy announcement, RBI cut banks’ Cash Reserve Ratio by 25 basis points (bps), while keeping the key rates unchanged.

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Will GIFT end up as another real estate project?

It has been showcased in various national and international events as Gujarat’s response to other global finance centres. In one presentation, its tallest building, over 400m high, the so-called Diamond tower, overlooks a quiet flowing Sabarmati, and dwarfs the 125 other buildings planned around it. The Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT) looks like what it is supposed to—a city for the future; a new business hub in India; and a worthy rival to Mumbai.

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PE deals in real estate drop by 15 % in Jan - Sep 2012

The first three quarters of 2012 witnessed a fall in the quantum of private equity investments in the real estate sector.

According to the latest Investment market report from real estate consultancy Cushman & Wakefield, India, the private equity investments, recorded at Rs3,500 crore, is approximately 15 per cenet lower than same period last year. The total number of private equity transactions till date in 2012 is 23, marginally lower when compared to same period last year.

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