SEBI Asks Investors To Be Cautious About Dubious Schemes

Issuing advertisements, market regulator SEBI has asked the investors to be cautious against dubious collective investment schemes.

The advertisements issued by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) ask the investors to be cautious against the collective investment schemes (CIS). The SEBI –Ads were mainly against the schemes initiated by MPS Greenery Developers and Rose Valley Real Estate and Construction. Continue reading

Investors Turn to Gold, Leave Real Estate

With the fall of gold prices, the investors are rushing to grab this glittering yellow metal. The investors feel it wiser to invest in gold than real estate market.

Is Real estate losing its charm? Whether it loses its charm or not, the investors are not fond of investing in the construction sector now. One of the main reasons for this is the fall of gold prices. Continue reading

Iyyapanthangal in Chennai Entices Buyers With Connectivity

With infrastructure growth in the area, Iyyapanthangal in Chennai has become one of the most sought after destinations in Chennai. The area now offers better connectivity to the people here.
Connectivity boost the growth of Iyyapanthangal

Connectivity boost the growth of Iyyapanthangal

The home buyers are always keen to know the connectivity of the area. Once they feel that a residential property is located in a location where they can enjoy better connectivity, their sentiments are boosted and they readily buy out the property. This is what happens in Iyyapanthangal in Chennai now.

Iyyapanthangal; an area located in the Sriperumbudur Taluk of Kancheepuram district, has carved a place for itself in the Chennai’s real estate landscape. The growth of the area is mainly due to its improved connectivity and infrastructure development.

Iyyapanthangal is rightly supported by better connectivity and infrastructure. The residents of the location enjoy better advantages as it is situated between the Bangalore Highway and the Grand South Trunk Road which provides better connectivity.

Connectivity and infrastructure development affects the property prices of the area which move upward day by day. The average capital value for the properties here range from Rs.4000 to Rs.6000 per sq. ft. There is an increase in the rental rates of the area as well. Continue reading

Indian Real Estate Exhibition in Hong Kong

Sumansa Exhibitions, a Dubai-based company, is organizing the Indian Property Show in Hong Kong on Saturday and Sunday. Here, Investors and homebuyers can get good information and knowledge about the real estate from experienced Indian builders.

Indian real estate industry is growing day-by-day in both commercial as well as residential sectors. At present, buying property in India will be an excellent investment.

This two day exhibition will give a proper overview of the real estate sector which will be helpful to those who want to own or invest in Indian real estate. In this exhibition around 300 projects will be exhibited by over 70 developers.

In this exhibition the coming projects and infrastructural development in Mumbai, Pune, Jaipur and Bengaluru will also be available.

Approvals for Home loan for properties purchased at the exhibition will be given there itself. So now, having a own home in India will no longer be a dream for the Indians living abroad.

The details about this exhibition are given below:

Indian Property Show Hong Kong

Date March 3 and 4

Time 11am-9pm

Venue Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai

Website www.indianpropertyshow.com

Sebi’s Refund Order Diverted

The Sahara Group had challenged Supreme Court against market regulator Sebi’s order asking it to return funds collected from investors through a scheme along with 15 pc interest. The matter to be listed for hearing on 04 July 2011, the first day after the vacations. Sahara India has critiqued market regulator’s move to make its order public when the matter is undecided before the Supreme Court. Sebi on 23 June 2011, had directed two Sahara group companies — Sahara India Real Estate Corp and Sahara Housing Investment to refund the money made from investors.

The Sahara group firm want directions to Sebi to remove the order from its website and restrain the market regulator and its officials from publicizing the order which it has challenged. The Sahara’s counsel argued that the company wants Sebi to obliterate the parts of the order directing it to return money with interest to the investors as it has created a panic among the investors.

When is the right time to Invest?

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When the right time to enter into realty is is a kind of intuitive decision and can’t actually be described in words- it is more or less based on judgment considering the past facts. As per the present scenario, it would be good for the small investors to wait for around 8 to 1o months if they plan to invest in certain areas within larger cities like Mumbai since a correction is expected there in the midterm.

However, if planning to invest in other cities, the right time would probably be now. Since this view is always subjective, one must study the local market and inquire into the expected dynamics and prevalent there.

A proper measure is affordability. Since realty is not a one day investment, one should plan well his wealth and then invest into the market. Also, taking a back seat and using the policy of ‘wait and watch’ should be a game of experts, who on one hand hope for the profit, do have the bravery to bear loss, if any.

‘Affordable Housing’ a Pillar of Residential Realty Market

Halifax's Version Of 'Repent Sinner' and 'Riot 2010'
Affordable housing is an unquestionable concept. The buyers and their service providers learnt a lot from the sudden growth of Indian economy and the recession which followed it.

It was a miserable condition for buyers when the annual GDP growth rate hit double digits. Be it be a vehicle or a house, an essential or a non essential product, everything was quoted at a big price. But, thanks to the banks which offered every kind of loans to the investors and brought them out of their miseries. However, the recession is over now.

After this recession, the affordable housing emerged as a new as well as interesting concept which became the ray of hope for all. Due to these affordable houses only, the realty market could recover so early. Thus, it would be nowhere wrong to call ‘Affordable Housing’ a pillar of residential realty market in this scenario.

The RBI’s Realty Indices For Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad happens to be one of the 11 countries for which the reserve bank of India would prepare one index for commercial and one for residential properties. This is done to curtail speculations and expected realty bubble burst in the coming years. The RBI report on asset price monitoring system (ASMS) advised to formulate these indices two months back.

Reserve Bank of India, Kolkata
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Many different countries such as Canada, France, us refer to these indices for realty prices.

The report says, RBI should start compiling a realty index and update it every quarter. To begin with, the report has proposed Mumbai and Delhi where property prices have skyrocketed to record levels. After these cities RBI would add 10 other cities which include Greater Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bhubaneswar, Pune, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow, Bangalore and Bhopal.

The real estate price index once devised would become the primary index that could be perused by investors to gauge the performance of companies that are listed in the realty sector. The index can also help the investor analyze how real estate is performed in comparison to stocks and bonds. It can also provide information on the risk involved in a particular investment and returns that can be achieved from it.

The ASMS report has defined the deficiencies this indices would help overcome.

Comeback Of Realty

Halifax's Version Of 'Repent Sinner' and 'Riot 2010'
March 26, 2010

Towards the end of 2009, remarkable appreciation in values has been observed by the residential markets across big cities of India. Report by Wakefield and Cushman informed that in the two key residential markets in India, Mumbai and NCR, this trend is most prominent. In these areas, as compared to the same period of last year, values in Oct-Dec 2009 were appreciated.

Since Mumbai and NCR are one of the high demanded markets, both from the investors and consumers, it witnessed a faster recovery than other cities. As a result of economic slowdown, these investors were backing out their requisites which had brought a kind of uncertainty in the job markets. But on the other hand, this slowdown brought affordable housing to the consumers which in turn led to sharp upward correction in the capital values and strong recovery in the economy.

Since in NCR, a large number of projects were sold out as soon as they were launched, it can be concluded that the demand for the housing which seems to be affordable, i.e., ranging from 20 to 40 lakhs was quite high. Recently, 500 flats offered by Supertech in Noida at a cost of 9.75 lakhs are sold out just after its launch. Due to the new trend, volume of transactions has been aggrandized.

However, this trend can continue only if the government takes back the extra burden of the 10.3 percent service tax which was announced in the budget 2010 on the sale of flats before there completion. This may make the projects under construction more attractive.

Retail investors turn careful on IPOs

Though the 10 IPOs in the fiscal have mopped up close to Rs 10,000 crore, the attitude of retail investors to the offerings has been one of extreme caution.

While participation by institutional and high net worth investors has been positive, retail interest has waned, said merchant bankers.

The 10 IPOs that hit the market this fiscal have seen their retail portion getting subscribed less than four times on an average.

The IPOs may be getting subscribed multiple times. But the fact that several investment recommendations stated that the IPOs were overvalued put retail investors off.

Mr Adeel, a retail investor, said: “A small-time retail investor will look at investment recommendations and most of the IPOs are said to be overvalued. This will keep us away from those IPOs.”

Update yourself with recent realty trends

Real estate is known as growing industry. That is why, change is the only constant thing or I must say that the change is the only predictable thing for this industry. We got the know the prediction that real estate will be on peak for residential properties and in the very next week we hear that investing in commercial properties are good for future. Such trend may create dilemma for the prospective buyers and investors.
The best way to update yourself with recent and upcoming trend is to keep your eyes on reliable websites. Information technology is playing very important role in providing information on time, which is needed before taking investment decision.

Let us find some positive aspects of recession

Everybody is cursing recession as it resulted into slowdown in market. But, have you ever realized that there is always some positive aspect behind every off-putting phase. Recession has changed the point of views of consumers, lenders and developers as well. Consumers became more cautious during spending their saved money. On the other hand developers shifted their focus towards low cost housing.
Recession has made tremendous changes in real estate, various real estate giants showed interest in housing for middle class people rather than building a huge complex. Investors may seem to be winners with recession giving them an opportunity to pick investments at more realistic prices.

Money raising by realty-focused PEs sluggish

Money by realty-focused PEs declined to over a four-year-low level in April-June quarter of this year as institutional investors remained uncertain in committing capital. Investors have turned carefull and are now looking at more established markets. In this quarter, 21 real estate funds made aggregate commitments of 10.3 billion US dollars, down 72.16% from 37 billion US dollars in a year period.
During this time of instability, investors are especially cautious and therefore they are looking towards more established markets, rather than emerging markets.
Anticipating slump in demand amid the global economic downturn, various investors have reviewed their investment portfolios and reconsider their allocations to PE real estate.