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Must Know: Laws Governing NRI Real Estate Investment in India

India is one of the most attractive real estate investment destinations, especially for the Non Resident Indian (NRI) popula­tion. According to a report by Square Yards, a real estate investment advisory firm, the total NRI investment in primary Indian real estate in top 8 major cities is expected to reach around USD 11.5 billion in […]

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Spread the Festive Cheer with Home Makeover

The onset of autumn marks a slight nip in the air. It brings with it a festive buzz that sets the mood for the remaining year. Navaratri, Durga Puja, Dussehra, Vijayadashmi and now Diwali, the festivities have just begun. Country’s one of most popular festivals – Diwali also known as Deepavali symbolises the victory of […]

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Innerve has Come a Long Way!

SOBHA’s magazine, Innerve began its journey in the early 2000s as an internal newsletter for employees only. From birthday celebrations, employee weddings, new hires, employee recognition, employee events to Company’s performance and much more found its way in the magazine. Needless to say it was popular among employees. However, like any publication, Innerve also needed […]

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A Single Buyer’s Guide to Buying a Home       

Buying a house is a significant milestone in any person’s life, and making the right choice of property to buy does not come easy.  Additionally, the transition from a tenant to an owner is considerable and involves many firsts, especially for a buyer who is single. From pledging one’s life savings or earnings, relying on […]

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This Festive Season, Gift Yourself a Home!

It is once again that time of the year when festivities take over our lives. It is not only a time to celebrate, but also a time to gift ourselves and our loved ones something unforgettable. And, what can be more memorable than gifting yourself and your family a home! Why are festivals a great […]

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Deciphering Rainwater Harvesting

India, as a country, is generally blessed with good monsoon. The country receives a rainfall of 119 cm rainfall on an average, according to Indian Meteorological Department. Despite this, there is shortage of water – the essence of our life. As a natural resource, the availability of water is limited and requires alternatives to conserve […]

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Top 5 points on your checklist while buying your house

Purchasing a house is not only the most important financial decision but also a tricky one – particularly for the first-time home buyers.  One wrong move or a hasty decision could lead to a regret of a lifetime. Therefore, a careful examination of all the factors is required before investing one’s savings. Let us look […]

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Top 5 security features to consider before buying a house

Home is where you are happy and comfortable but most importantly- safe! When one thinks of investing in a house, there are many parameters he/she needs to bear in mind. Spacious rooms, neat tiles, quality bathrooms, modern kitchen fittings, and well-polished wooden work – ALL CHECK!  But how often does one pay heed to the […]

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Big Data Insights: Changing the future of real estate in India

Big Data is not a new concept in the world of technology. In fact, it has been there for a while now. However, it is only very recently that other verticals are realizing the potential of Big Data. Real estate sector is one of them. Moving away from traditional methods of spreadsheets and reports, the […]

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India, a great prospect for NRI investment

Non Resident Indians (NRIs) are one of the richest communities and are always on the lookout for diverse investment options, to optimize and manage their wealth. Real estate is one of the best return on investments in India as compared to most other countries in the world. So, what makes India such a great prospect […]

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Indian Real Estate sector welcomes GST

Real estate sector plays a significant role in contributing to our economy. In fact, it is the second largest employment provider after agriculture, contributing 5 to 6 % to GDP on an average. The real estate sector is also key in augmenting demand for more than 250 ancillary industries. Over the last couple of years, […]

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The Changing Face of South Bangalore

South Bangalore vs North Bangalore is a debate that never seems to reach a conclusion. While North may boast of the International Airport, the South is not far behind with its robust infrastructure facilities and the old-world charm of the city. Paul Goldberger, an American architectural critic once said, “Infrastructure creates the form of a […]

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Real Estate is largely a local business

Real estate is purely a local phenomenon that thrives on local knowledge of best locations. It supports several ancillary sectors such as cement, sanitary, ceramics and others, thereby driving the economy. As one of the largest contributors to the country’s GDP, the sector has its own set of dynamics, where each geography/market has its own […]

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Real Estate: A Viable Investment for Future

When one examines their investment options carefully, they are inundated with an array of lucrative investment alternatives. These include real estate, mutual funds, fixed deposits, bonds and others. However, after a careful deliberation and research, real estate emerges as the most lucrative long-term investment channel. It is often considered as one of the best traditional […]

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Growing role of channel partners in real estate

Real estate agents have always been an integral part of the realty sector. They don’t just endorse real estate projects but also underwrite them and get paid by developers for the services rendered. Today, one can also argue that the role of online marketing portals such as www.magicbricks.com, www.Commonfloor.com, www.99acres.com etc, are akin to those […]

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Bangalore: Ultra luxury housing destination

The Silicon Valley of India has been one of the most stable real estate market in the country, with continuous surge in the luxury housing demand. This is fueled by growing economy, higher disposable income, and changing lifestyle. In addition, there is considerable amount of push from the State Government through easy allocation of land […]

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Factors influencing our decision to buy a house

Owning a house is much more than just four walls – it is an investment of a lifetime and a dream come true. Whether an urbanely designed apartment or a sprawling suburban villa, or a cozy residence to pack the family together, we all desire to own a house at some point. However, finding one’s […]

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Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana: A Step in the Right Direction

With the vision of changing the Indian economy to provide the basic necessity of a roof over one’s head, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) on 25th June 2015. PMAY is an ambitious project that envisions the government’s promise of ‘Housing for All’ by 2022.  This scheme comes with an […]

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Industrial corridors around Bangalore

The influx of technology and global investment has initiated a new model of industrial growth in India that is supported by the development of industrial corridors. The industrial corridors planned by the Government of India will not only connect major cities, but will also be the main driver behind ‘Make-In-India’ by guaranteeing flawless connectivity. It […]

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The Real Estate Regulatory Act: An update so far

The need to have a regulatory authority in real estate was long awaited and was finally implemented last year in May 1st 2016, after its proposal in January 2009. It might have taken 8years for the Act to come into play; however this Act is touted to bring in the biggest reform in the system. […]

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