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The SC has done a great job by taking up the cause of homebuyers. But the buck must not stop here. Whichever party is elected should champion people’s rights In the aftermath of the Rafale conundrum and the Balakot airstrike, the Lok Sabha election season is in full swing. For the voters, media and psephologists, it is hyperbole and rhetoric for the ... Read More »

Despite Record Penthouse Sale, Manhattan Real Estate Market Continues To Slip

Uncertainty about the Manhattan real estate market led to the number of first quarter closed sales in Manhattan reaching its lowest level in a decade.  GETTY While hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin’s record $238 million purchase of a penthouse at 220 Central Park South helped push the average sale price up nearly 10%, the Manhattan real estate market continued to soften, with the ... Read More »

Women In Real Estate: It’s Time To Break The Glass Ceiling

Woman have been selling houses for some time, but are just beginning to occupy seats at the top levels of the profession. GETTY Just think: when the National Association of Realtors (NAR) was founded in 1908, its membership was entirely male. The first woman joined NAR in 1910, but women struggled for the next half century to serve on real estate boards. Today, the ... Read More »

Telangana State Real Estate Regulatory Authority to crack whip on over 700 erring developers

HYDERABAD: The Telangana State Real Estate Regulatory Authority (TSRERA) has decided to initiate stringent action against those erring real estate builders from the State who have failed to register their projects. From next week onwards, two TSRERA teams consisting of three members each will inspect the real estate projects in the jurisdiction of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) and Hyderabad ... Read More »

Tax cuts should boost Indian real estate demand, but many issues linger

A tax cut by India to help the country’s troubled housing sector should boost home sales, but by itself will not be enough to put cash-short developers on more solid ground, say industry executives. On February 25, a government body said the sales-tax on under-construction residential houses in April will drop to 5 percent from 12 percent, while that on ... Read More »

10 Commercial Real Estate Systems That Can Help Your Business

In recent years, new and evolving technologies have impacted the way nearly every industry operates. This is especially true of real estate, where tech has revolutionized everything from property listing databases to signing contracts. The members of Forbes Real Estate Council have seen a lot of disruptive commercial real estate solutions emerge during their careers, and many of them have leveraged these new products and methods to improve their business. Below, members discuss some of the technologies that have helped them get ahead. ... Read More »

This week in Houston real estate: Employment numbers, new iBuyer comes to town and more

Texas’ economy continues to hum along, with new numbers from the Texas Workforce Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor showing that 2018 ended on a high note. The state added 38,000 seasonally adjusting nonfarm jobs in December, the comission said in a news release. The state’s unemployment rate remained unchanged from November’s level of 3.7 percent—a 43-year low in the ... Read More »

Real estate options: Where should you invest in 2019?

With scarcely available ready A-grade rent-yielding commercial assets being taken up fast and the housing market no longer offering the kind of returns it did a few years ago, investors are now turning to other options such as warehousing, co-living, co-working spaces and even student housing to get the best bang from the buck. There is a major shift from investors ... Read More »

What 2019 augurs for real estate in India

India’s real estate market seemed to be on the path to recovery in 2018 as the impact of Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016, (RERA Act)and Goods and Services Tax (GST) tapered down and home sales and new launches picked up. But the liquidity crisis at non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) has hit growth prospects of the real estate sector. Mint takes a look. How did home ... Read More »

Real estate transactions for Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018

Following are seller, buyer, property description and price of property. Note: price is an estimate based on revenue stamps that are bought from the county. ROCK ISLAND COUNTY WARRANTY DEEDS Pure Industrial Real Estate Trust, c/o Piret, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to BPP Pristine US, New York, N.Y.; 7800 Turkey Hollow Rd., Rock Island, industrial building; $19,000,000. Franks, John and Jan, ... Read More »