10 Investment Planning Tips in Gurgaon Realty
Feb10

10 Investment Planning Tips in Gurgaon Realty

Gurgaon has been a well known spot for real estate for some time now. It has one of the most booming real estate markets in Delhi-NCR. The “Millennium City” offers a plethora of residential and commercial projects as per the buyer’s budget. For a strategic investment in Delhi-NCR region, Gurgaon realty is the top destination, with options ranging from luxurious villa or a spacious yet affordable apartment, here. But, you need to make a wise buying decision and here’s how. Investment Tip 1: Areas that will reap good Returns on Investments (ROIs) Although Gurgaon realty as a whole offers unique and lucrative investment opportunities for buyers and investors, yet there are a few areas in the “Millennium City” that will offer a higher ROI. These localities include Golf Course Extension Road, Dwarka Expressway, and Southern Peripheral Road that offer Smart Townships for housing both residential and commercial properties. The Southern Peripheral Road in particular has had a booming real estate market for the past few years with newer projects rapidly emerging. Patatudi Road is yet another great hot spot in Gurgaon, with bright investment prospects. This area is linked with the Dwarka Expressway and thus commuting to and fro Delhi-NCR is not a challenge. The Dwarka Expressway is another great option for affordable housing segment. It shares its proximity with the Indira Gandhi Internal Airport (IGI) and Gurgaon, and thus the transport system here is good, with public transport plying in every few minutes. Gurgaon realty is an upcoming hub for multi-national companies and IT, and thus several reputed developers can be found here with their top-notch residential and commercial projects. Buyers and investors can buy good residential or commercial property that promises good ROI. Investment Tip 2: The First Time Buyer First time buyers should research well before purchasing a property in Gurgaon, else the chance of getting scammed is high. Here’s a story to ponder over. A few investors had booked a 1,000 sq feet office space in a renowned commercial area, only to be disappointed in the coming times. They had paid an enrolment fee of Rs.2 Lakhs for the space in 2010, and were told that they would get a launch price of Rs. 40 Lakhs when the project would finish. However, the project didn’t take off for more than a year and the builder kept reassuring the investors, their investment had risen in great value. But, investors had doubts and wanted to pull out after 2 years of long wait, but they had signed up a bond with the investor, which would prevent them from receiving the maturity amount of Rs. 40 Lakhs. Later...

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Dwarka Expressway: New Destination for Realty Investors
Jan08

Dwarka Expressway: New Destination for Realty Investors

The traditional favorite markets for real estate investment in Delhi NCR is still alive and kicking, as is clear from the interest of the builders, investors, and the buyers in these micro markets. According to industry reports, NOIDA-Greater NOIDA and Gurgaon have been giving consistent returns for previous 20 years and have remained growth engines for realty development in Delhi NCR. In Gurgaon sub micro-markets consisting of Dwarka Expressway, Sohna Road, and Sectors along NH 8 from Sector 76 to Sector and 95 are particularly the emerging hubs for real estate. The reasons for this being, Slew of upcoming infrastructural projects Large developable land availability Comparative low property prices Dwarka Expressway Dwarka – Gurgaon Expressway or the North Peripheral Road (NPR) is a project under the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA). This new link is to connect Dwarka to Gurgaon via 150 m wide, 8-lane Expressway, which starts in Dwarka, Delhi and connects Gurgaon’s Palam Vihar to join NH8. The aim behind this massive development project is to ease the traffic on Delhi-Jaipur Highway. Out of the overall 18 km stretch, almost 15 km is near completion with first 14 km ready for use. As the last of the lingering bottlenecks to the development already clear, the authorities are hopeful to complete the rest by 2015. This is the widest ever State Government project at 150 meters, which connects National Highway 8 on Kherki Daula, going on to Dwarka. Of the total land area, 630 acres required for overall project development, the government has already acquired 600 acres with the acquirement of the rest in the offing. Traditionally, responsibility of major road construction lies with the government. However, in this case, developers under Credai-NCR umbrella are every step of the way with State Government for speeding up construction. Why is it the hotbed for real estate activities? First, the Dwarka Expressway is going to improve the connectivity between Delhi and Gurgaon significantly. Second, it offers a faster access to the Indira Gandhi International airport than ever before. Also, it boasts of proximity to the railway station, proposed Metro Corridor, and upcoming diplomatic enclave at Dwarka. In tandem with this development, people can expect better infrastructural growth and real estate options at affordable prices. That’s where the main interest of the investors lies. Sectors along this Expressway are going to be perfectly planned, contemporary and premium urban areas as per Master Plan-2021, Gurgaon. These are to be posh developments, posing strong competition to well-developed areas like Vasant Vihar and Shanti Niketan and by all indications lifestyles here will surely surpass ordinary! The expressway has opened avenues for urban and commercial...

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Bangalore Realty Attracts the Maximum Private Equity Investment
Dec31

Bangalore Realty Attracts the Maximum Private Equity Investment

The real estate sector in India is ringing, and as a result, Private Equity funds are keen to expand their scope of investment. This is good news for property developers in Bangalore as better days are coming. Business friendly government and pragmatic policies are key factors that are driving Private Equity investments in Bangalore realty sector of late. A major development is that Private Equity funds are showing interest to fund not only Grade ‘A’ developers in Bangalore, but also extend the facility to even Grade B developers in the city. However, they plan to do it in a structured way. During the first half of 2014, real estate sector of Bangalore has received a Private Equity (PE) investment of almost INR 2, 005 crore, the highest in the country, beating the national capital Delhi and Mumbai, which has long been the commercial capital of India. Owing to increased demand for leased office assets from institutional investors and growing residential sector, PE investments in Bangalore have jumped almost 20 times year-on-year to INR 2, 005 crore. The city has received Private Equity investments worth INR 103 crore during first 6 months of 2013. During the same period, Mumbai received INR 1, 140 crore, Delhi – NCR received INR 490 crore, and Chennai INR 200 crore. It is the availability of investment-worth leased office spaces and stable returns that have kept the interest high for PE investment in Bangalore. Considering the current trend, the share in total PE investment is expected to grow in Bangalore in years to come. Most of the leased office assets are primarily attracting institutional investors because they have a high occupancy rate and deliver stable yields of about 9%, making them a lucrative option to invest. Key Drivers for Bangalore’s Real Estate The major reason behind the significant growth of Bangalore’s real estate is the rapid growth of both commercial office spaces and residential assets. As the demand for office space is increasing at a fast pace, residential demand continues to grow at a steady space, but both the sectors are driving the market to make Bangalore a realty powerhouse of India. The key driving force here is that Bangalore is the hub of South India and a booming IT center, which has been attracting high-profile property developers from around the world. The Silicone Valley of India houses leading IT/ITES companies, MNCs and national corporate houses, which has lead to a radical growth in demand for leased office spaces as well as residential projects. Higher Private Equity investments in Bangalore can also be attributed to easy availability of real estate properties across all segments at...

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Real Estate Market Improved After Easing of FDI
Dec06

Real Estate Market Improved After Easing of FDI

The Union Cabinet, on October 2014, relaxed rules for Foreign Direct Investment in India’s real estate sector, making it easier for investors to enter the property market, bring major developments in the industry, and help the cash-starved property developers to have an incredible amount of foreign funds to build new projects and complete the existing ones. According to the new rules, it has now become easier for foreign investors to invest in India’s real estate sector, while several projects will be qualified for Foreign Direct Investment through automatic route. Opening up the construction sector to attract foreign investments is expected to achieve Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream to create 100 “Smart Cities” in India by the year 2020, and this isn’t possible without huge financial support from foreign investors. According to new government guidelines, following are the norm for FDI in real estate sector: Minimum capital investment by foreign companies has been reduced to $5 million from $10 million The minimum built area for real estate projects in which FDI will be allowed has been reduced to 20, 000 square meters from 50, 000 square meters The norm for providing 30% affordable housing projects has been removed Earlier the lock-in period during which investment cannot be repatriated was 3 years. After the relaxation of norms, foreign investors will be allowed to expatriate investments on completion of the project or 3 years after a final investment has been made Flow of Funds in the Hands of Property Developers Though India’s real estate is considered to be one of the most promising sectors today, it is still plagued by traditional inhibitions, market uncertainty, and financial crunch. It is majorly characterized by small players having a local presence, and that too under high levels of debt that forces them to stop construction projects midway. Currently, poor demand and falling property prices in some areas of Delhi and NCR has further elevated the scenario. With the government’s decision to relax FDI norms in real estate sector, property developers will now have a flow of money in hand to fund their construction projects. As a result, the industry will see a greater number of construction projects, especially residential, in years to come. This is of utmost importance because the huge population influx in Delhi and NCR will drive demand in future, and property developers should have the potential to supply the same. Improved Liquidity of Builders Easing of FDI rules in India’s real estate industry is expected to improve liquidity of developers as well as boost supply in the property market. The minimum foreign investment threshold has been lowered from $10 million to $5...

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Benefits of Investing in Luxury Apartments
Nov19

Benefits of Investing in Luxury Apartments

Who doesn’t love to unwind and rejuvenate amid the sheer luxury and comfort of their opulent home, well-equipped with finest indulgences of modern life! Luxury apartments even reflect your status quo and make an impressive lifestyle statement. Despite that you have to dig deep into your pocket to invest in a luxury apartment, the benefits are umpteen. You can even expect a fantastic Return on Investment in the years to come as resale value of your luxury apartment hikes to more than double its cost. Beyond its aesthetic appeal and sheer opulence, there are several other benefits of investing in a luxury apartment, which should hold more significance to a home buyer. Modern Amenities For High Net-Worth Individuals, investing in a lavish, well-furnished luxury apartment ensures the best value for money. If you have an eye for exquisite crown molding, tall ceilings, beautiful fireplaces, modern gadgets and hi-tech living, luxury apartment may be the perfect choice for you. Luxury homes are meticulously designed and built to offer absolute comfort and a classy look. Modern amenities include landscaped gardens, swimming pool, stylish living room with LED television and hi-tech gadgets, fully equipped kitchen, Wi-Fi, lavish bedrooms, parking, elevators, 24-hour security, and often a gymnasium. Attractive interiors, splashed with vivid colors and cutting-edge facilities, enhance the value of your luxury apartment, worth investing every penny. After a hectic day at work, relax and de-stress amid opulence and comfort of your luxury home. Residential complexes with luxury apartments offer a myriad of state-of-the-art facilities such as spa and beauty salon, business center, game zone, basement parking, children play area, club house, Jacuzzi and sauna, and much more. And what more can you demand from your dream home! Centralized Location Centralized location certainly adds “luxury” tag to properties in India, but a residential complex amid traffic congestion and hustle and bustle definitely doesn’t provide luxurious experience. Understanding this, property developers in India are currently focusing on offering a central location for luxury homes, but one that is not cluttered at the heart of the city or lying in the chronic traffic zone. Many luxury apartments today are strategically located in posh localities, which have good connectivity and easy access to important facilities such as educational institutes, markets, hospitals and offices. Only then it can be tagged as “luxury,” which allows you to escape from the chaos of the city and unwind, and yet keep you well-connected. A centralized location can also pay off better when it comes to re-selling the property in years to come. Security A luxury apartment is a costly venture, with everything expensive around. And of course, you don’t expect...

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Connectivity Spurs Demand For Homes in Bangalore
Nov17

Connectivity Spurs Demand For Homes in Bangalore

With real estate developments, reaching saturation point within the city limits, property developers and buyers today look elsewhere for development and purchase. Thus holds true for the India’s Silicon Valley as well. In the heart of the Bangalore city, space is premium. This is the reason why peripheral locations are witnessing an escalation in the property value today. Most of these properties are priced at less than INR 30 Lakhs. It makes them a lucrative deal for professionals employed here. Those looking for options in the range of INR 30 Lakhs can obtain good property deals within the 35 km range around Bangalore. Today, even the city outskirts are easily reachable and are ripe for lucrative real estate development. Most of suburbs are located within a span of 18 km of Bangalore’s central area. Regions earlier thought of, as too far away are today hubs of residential and commercial activities. Take the case of Electronic City Years back when companies began setting up facilities here, people thought it was foolish to consider living here. Today however the mindset has drastically changed with the presence of civic upgraded infrastructure along with quick and easy peripheral location access. As one can see, easy connectivity has changed the buyers’ attitude and even made seemingly far-flung areas quite within reach. For the property developers this means more development options in Bangalore than earlier. North Bangalore – The Current Development Hub Commercial developments today are moving at a fast pace in the northern regions of Bangalore. Once commercial development begins, can residential property developments lag behind? No! So, today you will come across several standalone projects along with integrated developments ensuring development of self-sufficient neighbourhoods. Connectivity up north has increased quite significantly especially with the 22 km upgraded highway for localities nearby NH7. Seamless links are present to different city areas via the Outer Ring Road (ORR). With the spurt in developments in North Bangalore today, industry experts are dubbing it as the, New Bangalore. On the cards is an ambitious Special Economic Zone (SEZ) project along with tech parks under construction. This is beginning to look as a strategic long-term location for corporate houses in keeping with the consolidation plans. Construction activities are all set to begin at the business park behind the International airport, an endeavour of the Karnataka Government. Within the next 3 to 4 years, a number of corporate sector companies are going to move inside this business park campus. During the 2008-2009 periods, nobody could have thought the regions in North Bangalore to be commercially viable. What has changed today is connectivity and this has spurred demands for value...

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