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  • Homebuyers may defer purchase decision until more clarity emerges on GST Jun 28, 2017 06:27 PM IST

    Homebuyers may defer purchase decision until more clarity emerges on GST

    Homebuyers may even decide to wait for real estate projects to get completed to avoid paying GST altogether

  • How much input tax credit benefit will homebuyers get under GST after July 1? Jun 27, 2017 04:59 PM IST

    How much input tax credit benefit will homebuyers get under GST after July 1?

    Real estate developers may pass on differential input tax credit benefit to homebuyers invested in the same project depending on the amount that may be due from them to the builder on July 1, say real estate experts.

  • Planning to buy a house through a bank auction? Here's what you need to know Jun 09, 2017 01:35 PM IST

    Planning to buy a house through a bank auction? Here's what you need to know

    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).

  • Looking for a good property deal? Buy a home with extra ‘half bedroom’ Jun 07, 2017 02:29 PM IST

    Looking for a good property deal? Buy a home with extra ‘half bedroom’

    Finding it hard to purchase a house that suits your budget? A ‘half more’ apartment could be the solution for you.

  • GST may help reduce cost of construction; bring down property prices May 26, 2017 04:25 PM IST

    GST may help reduce cost of construction; bring down property prices

    The new GST rate may increase prices of premium units due to high land costs, but the amount of benefit that a buyer may get will depend on the demand-supply situation and competition in a micro market

  • Parking woes: This is how RERA distinguishes parking space and garage May 26, 2017 11:09 AM IST

    Parking woes: This is how RERA distinguishes parking space and garage

    The Real Estate (regulation and development), Act, 2016 (RERA) for the first time clearly defines that parking will be part of the common area

  • RERA effect: Homebuyers can now exit the real estate project at any stage May 08, 2017 11:19 AM IST

    RERA effect: Homebuyers can now exit the real estate project at any stage

    The builder is also bound by law to return the money collected from buyers within 45 days, after deducting the booking amount

  • RERA may help homebuyers seek better loan terms, easier access to finance May 05, 2017 11:43 AM IST

    RERA may help homebuyers seek better loan terms, easier access to finance

    Financial sector experts believe lenders would gain extra comfort in extending loans to homebuyers under the new real estate law, which came into force from May 1.

  • Homebuyers’ forum writes to PM Modi seeking govt intervention on delayed apartments Apr 20, 2017 12:37 PM IST

    Homebuyers’ forum writes to PM Modi seeking govt intervention on delayed apartments

    In a letter sent to the Prime Minister recently, Fight for RERA, a pan India homebuyers forum, said that “a committee be formed to come up with a Satyam Computer-like solution to provide reprieve to homebuyers whose life-time savings are stuck in unfinished projects. Time is of the essence and any delay would leave homebuyers in a lurch permanently since there will be nothing left in the companies to complete the projects.”

  • Want to buy a Rs 100 crore plus property? Many luxury properties up for sale post demonetisation Apr 14, 2017 12:41 PM IST

    Want to buy a Rs 100 crore plus property? Many luxury properties up for sale post demonetisation

    Almost five months after the government announced its decision to ban Rs 500 and Rs 1000 notes, a few MNCs across the country are planning to sell properties that they owned for several years

  • Home prices to pick up in Q1 of FY18, perfect time to buy: House of Hiranandani Chief Apr 07, 2017 11:30 AM IST

    Home prices to pick up in Q1 of FY18, perfect time to buy: House of Hiranandani Chief

    Home loan interest rates have reduced significantly on the back of huge inflow of deposits in the banking system and creating a good atmosphere for end-users. Homebuyers can now purchase homes of their choice by making full cheque payment.

  • Faced with defaulting developers? Here is what homebuyers must do Apr 04, 2017 03:29 PM IST

    Faced with defaulting developers? Here is what homebuyers must do

    To avoid the recurrence of Unitech like cases, it is important for homebuyer association members to take the lead and act as a bridge to raise funds, in case the builder claims he is bankrupt.

  • Don’t defer buying a home as prices are unlikely to go down: CREDAI President Apr 04, 2017 01:13 PM IST

    Don’t defer buying a home as prices are unlikely to go down: CREDAI President

    Low home loan rates have improved affordability for most income groups and have made purchase of property viable. Demand-supply mismatch is also likely to push real estate prices higher. To wait further will be a fallacy on the part of home-buyers, Getamber Anand, President, Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India (Credai) said in an interview to Moneycontrol.

  • Demonetisation: Long due but contingency plan would have helped, says Swamy Nov 16, 2016 09:33 PM IST

    Demonetisation: Long due but contingency plan would have helped, says Swamy

    Demonetisation is a good move but implementation has been disastrous, says Former Additional Solicitor General of India, Biswajit Bhattacharya. The rural and agriculture sector has come to a stand still due to this move.

  • Downside of 'wait-and-watch' syndrome while buying property Dec 27, 2013 03:56 PM IST

    Downside of 'wait-and-watch' syndrome while buying property

    In India today, fence-sitting buyers are waiting for one of two things to happen - for property prices to come tumbling down, and for home loan interest rates to be brought so low as to become irresistible. Of these two factors, a correction in property prices would definitely be the stronger incentive.

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