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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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Policy changes have added momentum to Indian real estate sector

Evolution is the term that comes to mind, when one examines the real estate sector in India. Regular developments in the sector have not only propelled the Indian Real Estate to the second largest employment generator in the country but also marked its prominence as an industry that contributes to 6 percent of India’s gross […]

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High-risers are trending in Indian real estate

Just when we felt we have seen it all from luxury villas, gated apartments, giant commercial projects, the industry began revolutionizing with the influx of an array of high-rise condominiums. These high- risers are redefining the parameters of luxury at every step. Even more interesting is the fact that many old apartments are being replaced […]

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Useful tips for buying properties for earning rental income

Real estate has been a popular investment choice and it has paid off handsomely for many people. Real estate investments can provide you with both capital and income gains. However, it is important that one goes with eyes wide open while buying a property for rental income—acknowledging the potential advantages and disadvantages. Before finalizing the […]

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Understanding ‘affordable housing’

The announcement of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) scheme marked the beginning of the shift of focus to low-income housing. Earlier known as the ‘Housing for All’ scheme, this proposal aims at maximizing housing facilities to Indians across the spectrum. As the phrase indicates, this segment refers to a segment of properties that are reasonably priced. But […]

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International quality delivered timely

Ask any individual evaluating a property purchase – what the key deciding factors are and the response is almost immediate – good quality construction and timely delivery of the project. Over the last 20 years, SOBHA has played a crucial role in revolutionising the real estate industry in India by consistently delivering international quality homes […]

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Buying property now in India is the best bet for NRI’s

The Non Resident Indian (NRI) popula­tion, estimated to be over 12 million, has been growing rapidly over the past decades. Better social infrastructure, improved standard of living, and higher currency valuation in countries such as US, Europe, Middle East etc. are some of the points of attraction. After significant years of savings, NRIs invest back […]

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