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Developers push for direct benefits to buyers

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The real estate sector has to be recognised as a priority sector to bring down overall cost of funds and increase financial support, according to Irfan Razack, Managing Director, Prestige Estates Projects.

Razack, who is also the chairman of the Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India, an all India body representing developers, felt that the Budget should provide measures to not only help build quality inventory but also encourage buyers to commit to the long term investment of buying a house.

The developers are not looking for sops but pushing for benefits provided directly to the buyers to enhance affordability for them and provide the impetus to buy.

Income tax exemption limits on housing loans must be increased, interest rebate for affordable housing must be provided for larger houses. The limit now is just 30 square metres which is inadequate in most areas. This must be at least doubled or even tripled, he said.

The Smart Cities programme is looking at a host of smaller cities to enhance the quality of living. The entire package must be implemented meticulously to ensure the goals envisaged are achieved, he said.

Surendra Hiranandani, Chairman and Managing Director, House of Hiranandani, said: “the real estate sector certainly awaits an accommodative stance by the government in the upcoming Budget. With the GST slabs fixed at 5 per cent, 12 per cent, 18 per cent and 28 per cent, the real estate sector hopes it is set in the 12 per cent slab. This will reduce the cost of apartments and increase affordability for end users and push sales. Clarity on the composition scheme, VAT paid by developers in under construction projects will help.

Apart from this, we hope the government raises HRA deduction and provides tax incentives for first-time home buyers.

Getamber Anand, President – CREDAI National, said in a statement that with the Centre committed to accelerating housing, real estate sector is finally getting the attention it deserves. Stakeholders are hoping this translates into a positive policy implementation in the context of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mandate on housing for all and the regulations under the Real Estate Regulatory law.

“We at CREDAI feel this will be reflected in tax reform, a large part of which directed via the affordable housing segment. A key expectation would be the recognition of the housing sector, specifically the affordable housing segment, as infrastructure which would in turn provide access to institutional finance.”

We now hope that policies such as Section 43Ca, which has provision for taxation in case sale values are less than ready reckoner (guideline) rates, as well as Section 194, which calls for a 1 per cent TDS on properties above ₹50 lakh are removed.

The market has rationalised, post demonetisation, there is no need for such provisions which add cost to the buyer and are unfair.

It is imperative that incentives be provided not just for end users but for institutional and individual investors as well to transform real estate into a viable investment asset.

Source: thehindubusinessline.

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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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