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  • Long-term capital gains tax: Exemption on buying multiple houses

    Long-term capital gains tax: Exemption on buying multiple houses  

    According to Indian tax laws, an assessee is entitled to claim exemption on long-term capital gains tax, on sale of a property or any other asset, if s/he purchases a residential house. However, there R

    21 Jul 2016, 5.15 pm  |  Source: Housing.com/news

  • Before paying, ensure seller isn’t lying about existing loans on property

    Before paying, ensure seller isn’t lying about existing loans on property  

    Obtain a no-objection and no encumbrance certificate In case the society has been formed, the share certificate would have been issued to the owner of the property. While issuing a loan against a property, R

    20 Jul 2016, 11.52 am  |  Source: Housing.com/news

  • Kolkata city to lower its carbon footprint

    Kolkata city to lower its carbon footprint  

    With the aim to make Kolkata a low-carbon city, companies from the United Kingdom specialising in urban design and planning, met West Bengal government and Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) officials, for collaboration in the &#...

    20 Jul 2016, 11.51 am  |  Source: Housing.com/news

  • How legally healthy is the title of your home?

    How legally healthy is the title of your home?  

    A title search, is a due diligence investigation of various aspects of a property, to ascertain its legal health. “In the case of resale properties, the existing owner may have created encumbrances on the R

    20 Jul 2016, 11.50 am  |  Source: Housing.com/news

  • Can a home be bought for end-use as well as investment purposes?

    Can a home be bought for end-use as well as investment purposes?  

    The psychology of home buyers and their expectations vis-à-vis return on investment (ROI), have traditionally been different for investors and end-users. However, this difference may be gradually disappearing, at least in the top...

    20 Jul 2016, 11.49 am  |  Source: Housing.com/news

  • Fund repatriation by NRI after property sale: Ways & means

    Fund repatriation by NRI after property sale: Ways & means  

    A non resident Indian can repatriate money depending on the source of income and other conditions.

    19 Jul 2016, 5.45 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

  • Tips to Rainproof Your Home this Monsoon

    Tips to Rainproof Your Home this Monsoon  

    The basics of protecting your home from the rains: ‘Tis the season for water leakages. Cracks in ceilings and walls allow water to seep through from the outside. Identify these cracks and get them R

    19 Jul 2016, 1.00 pm  |  Source: Housing.com/news

  • Home loan not approved? Don’t worry, you can still get it!

    Home loan not approved? Don’t worry, you can still get it!  

    A home loan is one of the best options, to arrange the funds needed for buying a home. Generally, it is easy to avail of a home loan, if the applicant has all the R

    19 Jul 2016, 1.00 pm  |  Source: Housing.com/news

  • The home buyers’ guide to choosing the right amenities

    The home buyers’ guide to choosing the right amenities  

    Amenities are an important part of any real estate project, which builders use to woo home buyers. While some amenities are essential, like a security system, elevators, etc., property sellers may, at times, also R

    19 Jul 2016, 12.59 pm  |  Source: Housing.com/news

  • Is your dream home really a ‘green’ home?

    Is your dream home really a ‘green’ home?  

    Of late, home seekers have become increasingly aware of the short-term costs versus the long-term benefits of living in green buildings. Although green building concepts in the residential segment are more prevalent in super-luxur...

    19 Jul 2016, 12.59 pm  |  Source: Housing.com/news

  • Six reasons why REITs will be a boon for real estate investors

    Six reasons why REITs will be a boon for real estate investors  

    Though there are no listed REIT today, soon investors will get to invest in REIT listed on Indian bourses.

    18 Jul 2016, 1.18 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

  • Know your neighbourhood: Andheri East  

    Know your neighbourhood: Andheri East

    18 Jul 2016, 1.00 pm  |  Source: indiaproperty.com

  • Know your neighbourhood: OMR  

    Know your neighbourhood: OMR

    18 Jul 2016, 1.00 pm  |  Source: indiaproperty.com

  • Know your neighbourhood: Beeramguda  

    Know your neighbourhood: Beeramguda

    18 Jul 2016, 1.00 pm  |  Source: indiaproperty.com

  • How to get a home loan to construct your own house

    How to get a home loan to construct your own house  

    People generally take home loans, either for the purchase of a ready-to-move-in house or for booking an under-construction property. However, people can also avail of home loans to get their house constructed – either …

    18 Jul 2016, 12.17 pm  |  Source: Housing.com/news

  • Benefits of buying a home in the wife’s name

    Benefits of buying a home in the wife’s name  

    There are several benefits to buying a property in a woman’s name, either as the sole owner or as a joint owner, with governments and banks offering several sops. “Aspiring home buyers can seek R

    18 Jul 2016, 12.05 pm  |  Source: Housing.com/news

  • ‘Sustainable buildings are needed as much for the industry as for society’

    ‘Sustainable buildings are needed as much for the industry as for society’  

    Dr Benny Kuriakose is a versatile architect, known for his cost-effective and sustainable architecture. Kuriakose has also been involved in rehabilitation projects at disaster affected sites, such as Nagapattinam, Bhuj and Latur, ...

    18 Jul 2016, 12.05 pm  |  Source: Housing.com/news

  • How to make your home pet-friendly

    How to make your home pet-friendly  

    Besides providing companionship, there are also therapeutic benefits of owning a pet. Nevertheless, owning a pet is also a commitment and a responsibility. Consequently, home owners should ensure that the house is safe and R

    18 Jul 2016, 12.04 pm  |  Source: Housing.com/news

  • Business drives Bengaluru realty

    Business drives Bengaluru realty  

    Bengaluru’s thriving economy is a major demand driver for residential real estate in the city. It is the leading city, in terms of absorption of office space and this, in turn, is fuelling demand R

    18 Jul 2016, 12.03 pm  |  Source: Housing.com/news

  • Bengaluru’s top 10 emerging affordable destinations

    Bengaluru’s top 10 emerging affordable destinations  

    Bengaluru’s affordable housing segment has been witnessing steady demand on the outskirts. Expansion of the city in all directions and infrastructure developments, such as the planned metro rail and Peripheral Ring Road, have pl...

    15 Jul 2016, 4.13 pm  |  Source: Housing.com/news

  • How is Indian realty addressing the problem of skill deficit?

    How is Indian realty addressing the problem of skill deficit?  

    Only 4% of India’s workforce is skilled as compared to 96% in South Korea, 80% in Japan, 74% in Germany, 68% in the UK and 45% in China. Experts say that developers, construction firms R

    15 Jul 2016, 4.12 pm  |  Source: Housing.com/news

  • Delhi government approves Phase 4 of metro rail to outer regions

    Delhi government approves Phase 4 of metro rail to outer regions  

    The Delhi government has approved the fourth phase of the Delhi Metro, a mega project that will take the mass rapid transit to the outer areas of the national capital. After the completion of R

    15 Jul 2016, 4.12 pm  |  Source: Housing.com/news

  • Indian real estate takes smart turn to affordable housing

    Indian real estate takes smart turn to affordable housing  

    The objective of affordable housing is to make homes that are cost effective and affordable but not at the cost of quality of living it offers but by smart planning

    14 Jul 2016, 3.59 pm  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

  • When can service tax and VAT be levied on purchase of property

    When can service tax and VAT be levied on purchase of property  

    Service tax and VAT are applicable, only on properties that are booked at under-construction stages. So, both these taxes cannot be levied on properties that are purchased, after the builder has obtained its completion R

    14 Jul 2016, 3.47 pm  |  Source: Housing.com/news

  • Brokers go digital with apps

    Brokers go digital with apps  

    Real estate agents have been known to create a network where they share inventory in order to hasten deal-making. Such networking has historically helped end-users as they are able to choose from a wider R

    14 Jul 2016, 3.46 pm  |  Source: Housing.com/news

  • Mirror, mirror on the wall, for an elegant décor

    Mirror, mirror on the wall, for an elegant décor  

    Besides its practical use, mirrors can enhance the décor of a house and create a magnificent impression. It can add aesthetic elegance to the interiors and make a space look visually vibrant. “Mirrors can R

    13 Jul 2016, 4.16 pm  |  Source: Housing.com/news

  • Thane residents may soon get relief from traffic congestion

    Thane residents may soon get relief from traffic congestion  

    In a step to make the city free of congestion, Thane has come up with a citywide hybrid simulation model for managing vehicular traffic. Under the system, the entire traffic network of the city R

    13 Jul 2016, 4.15 pm  |  Source: Housing.com/news

  • Finding a home that supports working from home

    Finding a home that supports working from home  

    With technology becoming a big part of modern day work processes, all one needs is a laptop and a good internet connection to communicate, team up and drive productivity

    13 Jul 2016, 11.50 am  |  Source: Moneycontrol.com

  • How nomination affects property inheritance

    How nomination affects property inheritance  

    The reply to a question raised in the Indian parliament revealed that deposits worth Rs 5,124.98 crores were lying unclaimed for 10 years or more, with scheduled banks. This is a huge amount, considering R

    13 Jul 2016, 11.32 am  |  Source: Housing.com/news

  • Which payment plan suits your pocket?

    Which payment plan suits your pocket?  

    When a buyer opts to purchase a home, s/he may come across various payment plans. Nonetheless, one should check out the pros and cons of each plan, before making a choice.   Down payment R

    12 Jul 2016, 5.06 pm  |  Source: Housing.com/news

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