Kailash Babar

  • Repo Rate cut, EMI moratorium to help homebuyers, developers manage liquidity

    Repo Rate cut, EMI moratorium to help homebuyers, developers manage liquidity

    Realty developers and Industry experts lauded key measures announced by the central bank to support the economy. However, they also stated that banks need to transmit the same soon to help boosting liquidity and potential reduction in installments. The move is also expected to help realty developers avoid default in payments and any subsequent downgrades.

    COVID-19 Impact: Maharashtra govt plans to grant funds for labourers

    COVID-19 Impact: Maharashtra govt plans to grant funds for labourers

    Builders in Maharashtra have already stopped construction work since Sunday in the backdrop of a state wide lockdown directive by the government. An initial tranche of Rs 20 crore will be released for grocery and daily maintenance allowance of these workers. Currently, there are 1 million homes being constructed across Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR).

    COVID-19: Significant stress likely on mall operators' cash flows in the near term, says ICRA

    COVID-19: Significant stress likely on mall operators' cash flows in the near term, says ICRA

    The global spread of COVID-19 since January 2020 is resulting in a slowdown in economic activity across the world. The impact on India has been limited so far, however, increasing spread of the pandemic in the country over the last few days and the preventive measures being taken by the central and various state governments have severely restricted business activities.

    Realtors click on digital channels for launches

    Realtors click on digital channels for launches

    Some large developers like Godrej Properties, Total Environment Building Systems and Prestige Group have launched digital site tours, email document confirmations and verifications and even features that lead to online closure of deals.

    COVID-19 impact: Construction projects hit as workers keep away

    COVID-19 impact: Construction projects hit as workers keep away

    More than 30% construction workers are staying away from work sites due to fear over coronavirus infection and many of them may have returned to their villages or are planning to do so, they said. Contractors are also not keen on pushing them either.

  • Kailash Babar

    Much-Needed Detoxification

    Dear Readers, All businesses go through trade cycles including the boom to bust periods and real estate sector is no exception. Rather, contraction in real estate activity turns out to be more painful given the...

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    Special Funding Window to Realty’s Rescue

    Dear Readers, Real estate sector, being the second largest job creator after agriculture, holds a significant importance in economic growth and its ability to kick-start the economy is undeniable. Undoubtedly, given its linkages with other...

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    Affordable housing gets further impetus

    Dear Readers Housing has been an area of key importance for governments across the world and its contribution to economic development remains undisputed. India’s Union Budget for 2019-20 on Friday underscored this very fact as...

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    Keep Pushing!

    Dear Readers, Housing has been a key issue for governments across the world. India has been relatively successful over the past decades taking care of its basic needs of food and clothing. However, addressing the...

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    REITs: The Moment of Truth

    Indian investors keen on real estate as an asset class are on the cusp of getting a new investment option in the form of REITs, modelled on the lines of mutual funds. This comes as...

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    Equilibrium attempted

    Dear Readers, Real estate sector’s importance in terms of economy’s growth, its linkages with other ancillary industries and job creation is well acknowledged for long. The Interim Union Budget 2019-20 has underscored this significance further...

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    REITs: Action begins now

    Dear Readers, Finally, India is set to witness emergence of Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs), a formal and sophisticated investment mode for property market that has been a traditionally favored asset class for almost everyone....

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    Spotlight on Homebuyers

    The tide is certainly turning in favour of homebuyers, who despite being the most important stakeholder in real estate sector have remained almost ignored so far. While homebuyers themselves have been getting more vocal about...

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    Learning Curve

    Over the last one year, real estate sector and key stakeholders especially homebuyers have gained significantly owing to the implementation of Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Act, 2016. With RERA, the sector has embarked on...

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    Back to basics

    Builders across key property markets are offering apartments with smaller configurations with the idea of making houses affordable by reducing average apartment sizes and thereby bringing down the price.

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    Consolidation gathers pace

    The ongoing transformation in real estate can easily be termed as one of the toughest over the years as the sector is slowly coming out of the shadow of opaque nature of the business. The...

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    Getting in shape…

    The shortage of housing and pent up demand among end users for organized accommodation has been well documented for years. Despite this, a shelter remains out of reach for millions, who are forced to live...

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    Marching Ahead…

    The much-needed Institutional interest in crucial affordable housing is finally gathering momentum led by the government’s drive to attain its stated objective of ‘Housing for All by 2022’. Two separate, but interesting developments that took...

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    Stage is set…

    We all are witnessing phenomenal transformation that real estate sector is currently undergoing. All the dimensions, be it business practices, regulatory environment, consumer activism or demand and supply patterns, are changing. Certainly, all of this...

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    Disruption to continue in 2018, homebuyers key beneficiary

    The spill-over effect of demonetisation, implementation of the Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Act, 2026 and the Goods & Services Tax – a triple ripple – had a dramatic impact on Indian Real Estate Sector...

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    Unitech takeover: A stern message for all

    The government’s decision to initiate proceedings, through Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), to take over beleaguered realty developer Unitech may have surprised a few industry players, but has sent an unyielding message to all the...

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    Demonetisation & real estate sector: Positive disruptions

    Exactly a year after the government announced its demonetisation decision, real estate sector, long known for its cash intensive dealings, continues to undergo a cleansing of the system. The sector’s transformation towards transparency and formal...

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    Aadhaar-Property linking: No pain, no gain

    Real estate sector is about to witness a tectonic shift with the proposed linking of Aadhaar with property transactions. While the move is still under consideration, the government has given a clear indication with regards...

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