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Real Estate: Affordable housing did well despite demonetisation; RERA will boost confidence

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Real Estate: Affordable housing did well despite demonetisation; RERA will boost confidence

Year 2016 was a mixed year for developers and discerning buyers, though the announcement of the Real Estate Regulation Act (RERA) brought a huge cheer to the industry in 2017. It has been a year for the end-users, while investors have largely kept away from the market. A lot of launches, therefore, have specifically targeted the end users — offers on the booking amounts, and stretched payment schemes have only sweetened the deals further, leading to good traction in sales.

In the first half of the year, the residential resale market fared very well, with a lot of end-users looking for ready to move-in options. This also played well for buyers, who are averse to risk related to the product quality, and project possession timelines.

The international properties market fared well in 2016 – Brexit provided an excellent opportunity for Indians to invest in the UK market. The benefit is not only with regards to the capital values, but the rental yields in these markets that are pretty exciting too, with markets like Manchester and Liverpool offering yield as high as 5-6 percent.

Across the country, the domestic markets have done well in the affordable segment. Effects of demonetization has shown largely on the luxury property market, primarily at the city centers; however, leading brands that cater to the affordable segments continue to do well. With regards to specific affordable micro-markets, affordability also comes with a range of amenities. Here the product is not much of a differentiator, however, the location is; MMR and NCR are good examples of such micro-markets.

In any other micromarket though, that has a mix of premium and affordable segment- parameters for affordability could be smaller sized homes, singular tower, fewer amenities, up to G+10 apartments. These products are existent in Tier II/Tier III and other metro cities like Bengaluru.

Some of the popular locations that have shown promise amongst other clusters are Thane (MMR), Gurgaon (NCR) and ORR (Bengaluru). There existing infrastructure, and an ongoing facelift shall see a lot more dynamics in the following residential clusters:

Thane (MMR): Thane has evolved as an excellent option for investment in the MMR. All support infrastructure like healthcare, education, retail and entertainment are within the cluster. With its existing infrastructure supported by accessibilities to all important clusters through roadways and rail, Thane has emerged as one of the most preferred destinations to invest in the MMR.

Gurgaon (NCR): One can look at Golf Course Road Sector 56, Golf course extension Sector 61, 66 and sector 67 and Sohna road sector 48, as most of the apartments in these locations come with a club, exciting retail, swimming pools, etc. Highlights of the location include vicinity to good schools and medical facilities. With rapid metro and widening of Golf Course Road, commuting and future appreciation is guarded.

ORR (Bengaluru): There are key micro markets adjoining ORR that have excellent support and Social infrastructure like Sarajapur Road, Bellandur, Panthur, Marathahalli, Haralur road and Mahadevapura that are highly preferred by IT employees. They are also well-connected with the other important clusters in Bangalore. Properties on main road of ORR location are very close to Leading IT tech-parks, like ECO Space, Embassy Tech Village, Prestige Tech Park, Salarapuria Soft Zone, Cessna Business Park and also surrounded with shopping malls

The real estate market looks extremely promising for the next year. The stage is now set for RERA to reinstate the much-needed confidence in the realty market. It is bound to instil immense positivity and confidence through its transparency and control mechanism.
Source: firstpost.

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NTR Housing Scheme In Full Swing: Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu

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NTR Housing Scheme In Full Swing: Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu

On Thursday, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said with the estimated expense of Rs. 5,556.74 crore, the construction of more than 2,44,164 houses, out of the proposed 3,03,044, has been commenced under the NTR Housing Scheme 2017.

While addressing the second day of the Collectors’ Conference he also said the construction of the remaining houses will begin soon. He mentioned that Prakasam and the Kurnool districts are ahead of the schedule in the urban housing scheme. Also, the works are in full swing in the Nellore and the Guntur districts under the rural housing scheme.

According to Naidu, the government will complete 2.5 lakh houses by January next year and another lot of two lakh houses by June.

By October 2, 2018, the state government intends to finish the construction of all the houses and plans to celebrate with massive house warming ceremony with local public representatives. This will help them set an example for housing schemes in other states.

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A Mumbai Suburbs’ Swift Transformation From Industrial To A Residential Zone: Wadala

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A Mumbai Suburbs’ swift transformation from industrial to a residential zone: Wadala

An industrial zone primarily, Wadala has undergone a drastic transformation in the past decade. Now an upcoming residential area, this Mumbai suburb is one of the seven islands to form the modern Mumbai. It is located on the Harbour line of Mumbai’s railway network.

Due to its proximity to BKC, large scale land development was inevitable, thus fueling the real estate market. Wadala is bordered by Dadar on the West, Matunga on the Northwest and Sewri on the South. Nestled between south Mumbai and the suburbs, Wadala enjoys strong connectivity by road and rail to most parts of Mumbai.

It has a number of flyovers like the Anik Panjrapol Link Road, Elevated road and Santacruz flyover. Thane, CST and Chembur are connected via the Eastern Highway while the Western Highway connects the locality to Bandra and Borivali. Wadala has the biggest bus depot in Mumbai. Furthermore, the multiple infrastructure initiatives like the monorail, Truck Terminal and the expansion of Highway are in various stages of development.

All this has given rise to residential demand and pushed the property value over the last few years. One of the most populated areas in Mumbai, Wadala has a large number of old temples, churches and dargahs, university campuses, schools, reputed hospitals and is also home to a former world’s largest IMAX dome theater. There are many stores, showrooms and malls around Wadala like the R Mall, High Street Phoenix and Palladium Mall.

Ramesh Nair, COO – business and international director, JLL India says, “A decade ago, property prices at Wadala were as low as Rs 2,800 per sq. ft. and it rose to Rs 14,000 a few years ago.”  As the infrastructure plans are on their way, so are the renowned developers like Ajmera, Dosti Group and Lodha Group among others.

Wadala at present offers one of the highest returns on real estate investments in the region. All the above-mentioned developers have their luxury projects in the area.

Ajmera I-Land introduces Aeon, Zeon and Treon towers with 2, 3 and 4 BHK plush homes. Conceptualized by renowned Singapore based Architects Space Matrix, these spaces with top-of-the-line lifestyle amenities exude exemplary class and finesse. The first residential floor begins at 110 feet from the ground level and offers several modern lifestyle amenities like kid’s pool, swimming pool, gymnasium, club house, open space and landscaped gardens, yoga room, kid’s play area and senior citizen corner.

Dosti Ambrosia is a 36-storey tower nestled in the 18 Acre Township of Dosti Acres. The architecture of the project was undertaken by renowned Hafeez Contractor in the 2 and 3 BHK apartments. It offers an exclusive rooftop swimming pool with 40,000 sq. ft. of landscaped gardens. You will find all modern conveniences like Gymnasium, Tennis Court, Indoor Badminton Court, Yoga and Meditation Room, Elderly Corner, Banquet Hall, Indoor Games, Indoor Badminton Court, Guest Rooms, Restaurant, Grand Entrance Lobby, Kids Play Area, 2 Club Houses and an Amphitheatre.

New Cuffe Parade by Lodha Group offers its residents all the comforts of a world-class lifestyle. The 2 and 3 BHK homes are spread in over 23 acres of land with 15 acres of stunning landscape and 75,000 sq. ft. of the club house. It includes 11 swimming pools, an organic farm, cricket pitch and multiple themed gardens. The buildings are designed by the world renowned WOHA in Singapore and the landscape was planned by Sitetectonix in Singapore.

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Rajasthan Government May Hike The Affordable Housing Prices

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Rajasthan Government May Hike The Affordable Housing Prices

The prices of homes under the ambitious Mukhyamantri Jan Awas Yojana are expected to be increased by the state government.

According to the sources in the empowered committee meeting to be held on Monday, a proposal to increase the cost of a low-income group (LIG) and economic weaker section (EWS) houses will be proposed. Urban development and housing (UDH) minister Srichand Kriplani will chair the meeting. The LIG and EWS houses, presently are being constructed on government lands by private builders. These homes are sold at a fixed rate of Rs 1,250 per sq feet; out of which 1000 rupees per sq ft is given by Urban Improvement Trust (UIT), development authorities and local bodies to the builders.

According to provision 4(A) and 4(B), the developers are supposed to build EWS and LIG houses on government land. Seventy-five percent of such government land can be used in building EWS and LIG houses, while the remaining 25% can be sold by the developers. However, since the rates provided by the government are less the developers are not showing interest to construct houses under these categories. Sources said, “In Jaipur, not a single developer has shown interest in constructing houses under this model. The JDA has invited expression of interest (EOI) several times.”

The UDH is leaving no stone unturned to attract the builders in order to achieve the target of constructing 10 lakh houses by 2019. The sources mentioned, “As per the new proposal, the department has proposed to provide Rs 1,600 per sq feet rate to the developers. The land rates have increased subsequently over the period of time; this is why increasing rates has become a need of the hour.”

Sources further added, “The developers are constructing G+3 buildings at present. However, it is not cost-effective. It has been proposed to construct G+2 buildings for LIG and EWS category.”

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