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property advisor Real Estate Act RERA comes into Effect from May 1; What does it Mean for Home Buyers?

Real Estate Act RERA comes into Effect from May 1; What does it Mean for Home Buyers?

May 01,2017

The Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 (RERA) finally gave India’s real estate sector its first regulator. The parliament had cleared the act last year and the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation had given time until May 1, 2017, to formulate and notify rules for the functioning of the regulator. According to RERA, each state and Union territory will ha
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property advisor What does 2015-16 Budget mean for Real Estate Sector?

What does 2015-16 Budget mean for Real Estate Sector?

Mar 02,2015

The 2015-16 Union Budget released by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley dashed expectations of the Indian real estate sector that was hoping for significant reforms and changes to boost the housing demand. However, the budget still contained some positives that will benefit the sector.   The real estate sector was expecting an increase in the limit of interest deduction on housing loans from INR
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property advisor Top 5 Tips to Get Best Rent for Your Property

Top 5 Tips to Get Best Rent for Your Property

Feb 11,2015

Are you a landlord, who is looking to maximize rental income of your property? Following certain proven ways can help you not only attract more tenants but can also help you maximize your rental income. Knowing what tenants look for while renting the property can play a big role in planning your preparation. Top steps that can help in improving your chances of getting the best rent include:
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property advisor 6 Points that You Should Remember While Applying for Home Loan

6 Points that You Should Remember While Applying for Home Loan

Jan 27,2015

Buying a house is one of the most important decisions that one makes life, and given the scale of investments, most people choose to finance the purchase through home loans. However, careful planning is needed to ensure that a bank clears your home loan, and the terms of the loan agreement work in your favor. Following six factors need to be considered carefully before applying for a home loan:
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property advisor Understanding Tax Implications of Owning a Second Home

Understanding Tax Implications of Owning a Second Home

Jan 10,2015

With growing income and soaring ambitions, today’s investors constantly look for options that can offer them with returns better than their saving bank account or fixed deposit. The appreciation in the real estate prices over the last 5-6 years has made real estate a good investment option for many investors. Spurred by success of the first real estate investment, investors with sufficient i
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property advisor Banks are Actively Pushing Fixed Rate Home Loans; But Should You Go for Them?

Banks are Actively Pushing Fixed Rate Home Loans; But Should You Go for Them?

Jan 01,2015

After a lull, banks and home financers are again clamoring to offer fixed rate home loans, and bank executives are telling prospective home loan customers how going for these loans can offer them with a sense of comfort and certainty related to fixed EMIs, and would thus make their life ‘tension-free’. So should you jump at the first fixed rate loan offer that comes your way? May be no
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property advisor Why and How You Should Check Builder’s Credentials before Investing in Property?

Why and How You Should Check Builder’s Credentials before Investing in Property?

Dec 30,2014

With the advent of major brands across product categories in India, a consumer in India has developed sophistication and ability to evaluate brand value of most products that they intend to buy. Despite faith in brand name, an Indian consumer is able to weigh brand value against utility by verifying multiple details related to features, durability, service, re-sale value, efficiency, etc., while b
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property advisor 2014 review of real estate sector; what does 2015 hold for the sector?

2014 review of real estate sector; what does 2015 hold for the sector?

Dec 28,2014

After suffering under severe pressures of low sales, financing crunch, rising costs and declining prices for the past two years or so, the 2014 brought long-awaited glimmer of hope for the battered real estate sector and its industry participants. The single most important positive event of the year was when Narendra Modi-led NDA government came to power with full majority. Since the arrival of PM
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property advisor What is REIT? How it can be Better Than Buying a Property Directly?

What is REIT? How it can be Better Than Buying a Property Directly?

Dec 16,2014

Real estate investment is one of the biggest investment decision that most individuals take in their life as it requires both careful financial planning and long-term financial commitment. Real estate as an asset class is preferred by individuals as it generally yields good returns over long-term period and also helps in diversification of one’s investment portfolio. However, not everyone is
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property advisor Is Buying Property Online a Good Idea?

Is Buying Property Online a Good Idea?

Dec 10,2014

India has become a big fan of online shopping festivals and countless discounts that online retailers, such as Flipkart and Snapdeal offer on different products ranging from clothes to gadgets. Intrigued by the interest of online shoppers, some realtors, such as Tata Housing started exploring online channel as medium to sell flats, and sold some 700 flats online. Impressed by the success of Tata H
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