The role of virtual realty

It isn’t better job opportunities alone that’s taking city techies overseas these days. Drawing them to the international market are rich-in-return property deals, a trend fast becoming popular among urban investors. Right from cities in the US and the UK to Dubai and Istanbul, Hyderabad’s IT crowd is putting their money in a range of realty hotspots. Here’s how it works. Investors buy a piece … Continue reading The role of virtual realty

PMO asks all govt depts to spot unused lands for Housing for All

After reaching the half-way mark of its term, Narendra Modi government is trying to give fillip to BJP’s poll promise of Housing for All. The Prime Minister’s Office has asked all government departments to identify unutilised land, especially in already developed government colonies, to plan affordable housing projects. The government wants to build a land bank to give a push to the a land bank … Continue reading PMO asks all govt depts to spot unused lands for Housing for All

Why urban Indians are heading to buy weekend homes

Elegant farmhouses, koi ponds, equestrian facilities, themed event venues, beachfront gardens, and private golf courses – India’s uber-rich have always splurged on their lavish vacation homes. Now, people of more modest means are getting on to the leisure-property ladder, buying weekend retreats to escape the madding city crowds. Urban India’s increasing quest for solitude is turning the foothills of the Himalayas or the Aravalli, and … Continue reading Why urban Indians are heading to buy weekend homes

HDFC Realty launches app ‘PropPartner’ for brokers

Real estate advisory solutions provider HDFC Realty on Wednesday said it has launched a mobile application ‘PropPartner’ exclusively for brokers. The app gives brokers access to projects exclusively being marketed by HDFC Realty, featured projects with special schemes by developers and projects with HDFC’s special payment plan schemes, the company said in a statement issued here. Also, all the listed projects would be approved by … Continue reading HDFC Realty launches app ‘PropPartner’ for brokers

Khan Market most expensive retail spot in India, 4 others from Delhi-NCR in top 10

Half of India’s 10 most expensive retail micro-markets are in the Delhi-National Capital Region, with Khan Market remaining the costliest location to rent a shop, a Cushman & Wakefield report said. In the global ranking, however, Khan Market slipped two spots to 28. New York’s Upper 5th Avenue continues to remain the world’s most expensive retail location, followed by Causeway Bay in Hong Kong and … Continue reading Khan Market most expensive retail spot in India, 4 others from Delhi-NCR in top 10