"With increased aspirations and changing lifestyles, most prospective homebuyers in India want bigger and better homes... Indians are looking for homes that are 1,300 sq. ft, up by 4 percent in January-March 2018 in comparison to January-March 2017," the report said.
Affordable housing, which has been accorded with infrastructure status in 2017 Budget, has gained momentum on the back of interest subsidy offered by the government and lower GST rates.
Properties bought in e-auctions are sold at an ‘as is where is’ basis and are mostly offered at a discount of 10-15% to market price, because of the problems associated with non-performing assets (NPA).
About 300 million people suffer from asthma, worldwide. Ten per cent of those, live in India. Despite advances in medicine and better technology, the number of asthma patients, has steadily climbed over the years. R
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today found fault with banks for seeking to enforce new norms with regard to minimum balance in personal accounts and levy of charges on multiple transactions.
It is a proven fact that colours have a significant psychological effect on people. A home is a place where a person spends a major part of one‘s life. As specific colours stimulate distinctive R
The National Association of Realtors said on Wednesday existing home sales jumped 3.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.69 million units last month. That was the highest level since February 2007.
Reliance Jio will soon launch a series of devices beyond mobile services. Right from automobile telematics to home automation, inside Jio's experience center in Navi Mumbai, serious testing is already on.
Cash crunch in many parts was quite severe as banks were closed in North and Western India. The situation, as far ATMs are concerned, is still grim even though a task force under the chairmanship of RBI Deputy Governor S S Mundra was set up to expedite the normal working of cash vending machine.
The IPO which will close for subscription on October 27, will be second largest issue of 2016 after ICICI Prudential Life Insurance‘s Rs 6057-crore IPO. Around 22 IPOs have hit markets this year so far.
A clean home radiates positive energy and is a healthier place to live. With mosquito-borne diseases on the rise, it is important to ensure that there is no breeding ground for mosquitoes. Besides sweeping R
Sunaina Mehta, a homemaker from Mumbai, had been quarrelling with her husband a lot. These were trivial issues but they sometimes ballooned into heated arguments. Then Sunaina did something unusual â€“ she rearranged their R
With hectic lifestyles and increasing awareness about fitness, many people now prefer to have an exercise area or a gym at home. While setting up a home gym, it is important to choose a R
For many start-ups and small businesses, other than the operational cost, the real estate cost proves to be a major impediment in the intended growth. Thus, a number of small businesses are often run R
Gauri Rao‘s living room in Dubai is a sight to behold. From the curtains and the sofa, to the ceiling and the dining table, everything exudes a warm golden hue. Nevertheless, the whole place R
Pleasant fragrances not only help to create a positive ambience, but can also be therapeutic and help the brain to relax. Aromatherapy is the practice of using fragrant oils or essence of plants, to R
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
Before the internet, the only way to be able to find homes for sale, was to drive around and look for â€˜home for sale‘ signs or enlist the services of a broker. With such R
As a nation, we have been found wanting, when it comes to providing special infrastructure for the differently-abled and elderly. We need to accept people with special needs, as equal individuals in society. Accessible R
Though the home is the most expensive asset for most Indians, rarely people buy home insurance on their own.
What are the factors that influence a home buying decision in India? Besides a property‘s location, its price, size, style and brand, there‘s another criterion that seems to have a significant impact. A study R
Be it loan eligibility or loan affordability, first time home loan borrowers come across many obstacles. Better to know the finer points in detail before signing the dotted line.
Motion sensors that dial your number; lockers that send an SMS to your phone and door locks that wake up your neighbours in the dead of the night â€“ components of new-age home security …
A repo rate cut is good news for potential home buyers. However maybe not if your dream home is in Maharashtra. That's because the state government has decided to hike the Ready Reckoner Rate (RRR), which is the base rate for property transactions, reports CNBC-TV18's Kevin Lee and Areeb Sherwani.
Unveiling the first bi-monthly monetary policy for the current fiscal, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said banks have already cut interest rates by 0.25-0.5 percent and after today's rate cut borrowings will become cheaper further.