Saturday, June 23, 2018

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16 Jun 2018

Safe and sound

16 Jun 2018 | 1:15 AM

Accidents can happen anywhere. Even within the boundaries of a house. A house owner should, therefore, always take a few precautions to make his house accident free. Let''s have a look at a few ways to avoid accidents in your house.

Is stamp duty cut an answer to price woes?

16 Jun 2018 | 1:15 AM

The recent move of the J&K government to abolish stamp duty for registration of property in the name of women, has put spotlight on the important issue rationalisation of stamp duty in the post-GST regime and effectively bringing down transaction cost to boost real estate.

More room for affordable growth

16 Jun 2018 | 1:15 AM

Affordable housing has emerged as the most previleged segment in the realty sector over the past three years, courtesy a continuous government policy push.

09 Jun 2018

PAPRA pill a placebo for realty pain

09 Jun 2018 | 1:06 AM

The Punjab Government enacted the Punjab Apartment and Property Regulation Act (PAPRA) in 1995 to provide a roadmap to colonisers for planning a large ecosystem of residential and commercial areas based on the sustained development without hurting the ecological balance of an area.

02 Jun 2018

Tread on Turnkey track

02 Jun 2018 | 12:13 AM

Construction of a house is a time consuming activity and it is difficult to supervise the complete construction of a house.

Legal leverage for homebuyers

02 Jun 2018 | 12:13 AM

IF you are among thousands of prospective homebuyers who have deferred a decision to purchase a house for the fear of losing hard-earned money and savings because of delayed projects or “rogue” developers, then it’s time to breathe easy.

26 May 2018

Unkept promises dash homebuyers’ dreams

26 May 2018 | 12:54 AM

The industrial hub of Punjab is well known for investors with deep pockets and a robust property market.

Building on a challenging turf

26 May 2018 | 12:54 AM

The four years of Modi government are marked by landmark reforms in the real estate and housing sector.

Beware of assured returns

26 May 2018 | 12:54 AM

Assured return as an offering of funding methodology in real estate, be it commercial and retail or residential has not been successfully executed at the ground level das it has always been marketed and accepted as a scheme and has never been regulated by any government body.

20 May 2018

Slump drags down smart city

20 May 2018 | 1:23 AM

Slow demand and a huge inventory overhang in the holy city continue to haunt the investors and dealers as the real estate business continues to remain listless.

Geometrical grace

20 May 2018 | 1:23 AM

The thing about trends is that they always find themselves in a cyclic loop of refurbishment and modern takes.

A fascinating face

20 May 2018 | 1:23 AM

Each house builder wants to have an attractive front elevation of his house.

12 May 2018

Elevating aesthetic appeal

12 May 2018 | 1:03 AM

Elevators and lifts have become a necessity in the high-rise buildings and apartment blocks nowadays.

How to introduce plants in your abode

12 May 2018 | 1:03 AM

From spidery air plants to succulents that don’t need watering, house plants are the accessories of the moment. There is a huge upswing in terrariums — gardens under glass — as well as desert succulents, moss-ball kokedama and cowboy cacti.

Residential segment stirs to life

12 May 2018 | 1:03 AM

The housing market that had been witnessing a severe slowdown over the past few years, is witnessing recovery, largely on the back of sale pick up in affordable housing and ready-to-occupy segment.

05 May 2018

RWAs can’t be urban khaps

05 May 2018 | 12:39 AM

Some harsh realities of housing societies clearly indicate that there is little consideration given to the rights of privacy of singles and women.

Realty & GST

05 May 2018 | 12:39 AM

Though the uniform tax regime has been discussed and debated across platforms, the impact of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on the real estate sector, right from the purchase of a home to construction and rental income segments, still needs to be deciphered more comprehensively.

Material strength matters

05 May 2018 | 12:39 AM

For long lasting and strong building structures it is important to pay full attention to the types of materials used and the way these are used.

Inspiring designs

05 May 2018 | 12:39 AM

Polymer is the material of the future when it comes to interior finishes as it is durable, adaptable, multi-functional and suitable for energy-efficient buildings.

28 Apr 2018

ZiffyHomes acquires Nivaasa

28 Apr 2018 | 12:46 AM

Home Rental Service start-up, ZiffyHomes has acquired Nivaasa, a Gurgaon-headquartered home rental platform, for an undisclosed amount recently.

Revving up revival

28 Apr 2018 | 12:46 AM

Notwithstanding its patchy and tardy implementation and initial disruption caused by it along with other associated key reforms like GST, the favourable changes brought in by Real Estate Regulation & Development Act (RERA), can not be underplayed.

A year of trials and tribulations

28 Apr 2018 | 12:46 AM

So, Real Estate (Regulation & Developmen) Act, 2016 is here and now all grievance will be taken care of, the Regulator will tighten the builders and all that was wrong in real estate sector is going to be set right.