CBRE decodes real estate through the spiritual tourism lens

The report highlights the strategic move by retail chains to leverage the increase in spiritual tourism in 14 key cities in India. 

Bengaluru: CBRE’s ‘Decoding Real Estate through the Spiritual Tourism Lens’ report highlights retail chains’ strategic move to capitalize on the surge in spiritual tourism across 14 key Indian cities. 

This report examines some of the key real estate categories and trends influencing these destinations, which include Amritsar, Ajmer, Varanasi, Katra, Somnath, Shirdi, Ayodhya, Puri, Tirupati, Mathura, Dwarka, Bodh Gaya, Guruvayur, and Madurai. 

Furthermore, the report provides a comprehensive overview of India’s tourism landscape, including information on government policies that promote community-based tourism. It also includes an extensive case study of Ayodhya, highlighting its future growth prospects and opportunities. 

Key findings of the report include: 

  • The increase in spiritual tourism can be attributed to improved infrastructure, such as well-connected roads, airports, and public transportation, along with the development of various lodging such as hotels, guesthouses, and wellness centers. 
  • Younger generations seeking cultural immersion and spiritual growth are driving the trend toward experiential travel.  
  • Wellness centers and hospitality brands are forming partnerships in response to changing spiritual tourist preferences, with hotel chains such as Marriott, Taj, and Hyatt adapting their offerings to capitalize on this trend. 

Akshaya Tritiya: Five important factors to consider when investing in real estate

Akshaya Tritiya, traditionally a festival of prosperity and success, is becoming a day for strategic investments, particularly in real estate. Fractional ownership of commercial properties is becoming increasingly popular, providing investors with accessibility, diversification, and higher returns. 

We, as Indians, value our traditions and cultural beliefs and find meaning in the rituals that shape our lives. The auspicious festival of Akshaya Tritiya, which falls on the third day of the Hindu month of Vaishakha, sends a sacred message of prosperity and success. As a result, buying gold on this day is expected to yield good long-term returns. Traditionally associated with gold purchases, this festival has become a day for foresightful investments. 

Initially, people turned to gold for financial gain, moving from physical holdings to gold ETFs and bonds. Real estate is currently undergoing a similar transformation. Fractional ownership of commercial real estate is increasingly becoming the preferred option, rather than traditional home purchases. This shift heralds a new era of investment strategies, with the advantages of fractional ownership— accessibility, diversification, and the potential for higher returns— attracting increased investor interest.  

As we honor tradition while embracing innovation, Akshaya Tritiya is recognized as a symbol of progress and an auspicious day to invest in a better future. Here are some things to consider when investing in real estate. 

Residential vs. Commercial Properties 

One of the first decisions investors must make is whether to invest in residential or commercial properties. Residential properties appeal to both homeowners and investors seeking rental income. However, residential properties may present difficulties in tenant management and offer lower rental yields than commercial properties. 

According to a recent industry report, housing prices have risen by 13 to 33 percent in seven major cities over the last three years, while commercial real estate markets have seen a 15 percent increase during the same period.  

Commercial properties, such as grade A office spaces, provide good rental yields of 8-9 percent, compared to 2-3 percent for residential properties. This enables investors to benefit from verified tenants while avoiding certain risks associated with residential properties. 

Opportunities for fractional ownership. 

As we know, Akshaya Tritiya is important for long-term real estate investments. This day seems ideal for purchasing valuable items with the expectation that they will bring prosperity and fortune.  Moreover, India’s real estate investment landscape is evolving similarly to a “mutual fund” moment, with regulators supporting fractional ownership. 

SEBI’s regulatory support for REITs, including establishing standards for Small and Medium REITs (SM REITs), marks a watershed momentum for investors, bolstering their confidence even further. These developments make real estate investment more accessible by allowing retail investors to participate in high-value properties through fractional ownership. With a lower minimum investment threshold of INR 10 lakhs, real estate investment becomes more accessible, aligning with the festival’s theme of prosperity and abundance. 

Benefits of investing through fractional ownership. 

Fractional real estate ownership offers investors several benefits, including regular income, asset security, liquidity, tax breaks, and ease of possession. This is an excellent choice for investors seeking both income and capital appreciation. 

Navigating the regulatory and legal frameworks 

Real estate transactions involve intricate regulatory and legal frameworks that differ depending on the location and type of property. Investors must follow all legal requirements and perform due diligence to ensure the authenticity of property titles, approvals, and ownership records. Seeking professional help from legal experts or real estate advisors can help investors navigate these complexities more easily.  

Tracking long-term growth potential

While short-term gains may be appealing, investors should focus on long-term growth potential when investing in real estate. Assessing infrastructure development, urbanization trends, and demand-supply dynamics can shed light on the property’s future appreciation potential. Investing in emerging markets or growth corridors with strong economic fundamentals can generate significant long-term returns. 

In conclusion, investing in real estate during Akshaya Tritiya is an appealing opportunity for those looking to increase their wealth and secure their financial future. Using these measures, investors can make informed decisions and take advantage of the favorable timing of this opportunity to embark on a successful real estate investment journey. 

This expert believes that the power of real estate is at the heart of India’s transformation

According to Ankur Gupta of Brookfield Asset Management, local businesses are upgrading office spaces. Indians are looking for higher-quality homes, hotels, restaurants, and vacations, reflecting significant lifestyle changes over the last few decades. 

According to Ankur Gupta, Managing Partner and Head of APAC and ME Real Estate at Brookfield Asset Management, the sector contributes significantly to the economy directly and indirectly and thus is at the heart of India’s recent transformation. 

“Real estate provides that house, that backbone, not only by directly contributing to GDP but also by increasing productivity. A good quality real estate establishment, whether a manufacturing hub, logistics infrastructure, offices, high-quality homes, or hospitality, is the foundation for various industries. Gupta cited steel, cement, paints, and tourism as examples of direct users or secondary contributors to hotels. 

He cited the fact that local businesses are increasingly looking to transform their office spaces, and Indians want to live in higher-quality homes, visit higher-quality hotels and restaurants, and take vacations that were less desirable several decades ago.

Brookfield, he says, is very interested in these shifts in demand, and the next major motivator would be to support the growth of the country’s manufacturing system and the development of logistics and industrial hubs. 

These transformations will necessitate massive amounts of capital, a collaborative approach with the government and various state bodies, and the cooperation of organizations such as Brookfield. 

India’s unique combination of services and manufacturing will propel it to global leadership. It makes no difference if it is second or third. He believes that it is currently the best market in the world to invest in. 

Godrej Properties saw sales bookings of Rs 22,500 crore in FY24, an 84% increase from the previous year

Due to rising housing demand, Mumbai-based real estate company Godrej Properties reported an 84% year-over-year increase in sales bookings to a record of Rs 22,500 crore. 

Due to rising housing demand, Mumbai-based real estate company Godrej Properties reported an 84% year-over-year increase in sales bookings to a record Rs 22,500 crore on April 9, according to a regulatory filing from the business. 

The booking value increased by 135% to over Rs 9,500 crore in the fourth quarter of FY24, and by 84% to over Rs 22,500 crore in the full year. 

GPL surpassed its booking value guidance by 161% for FY24 thanks to an improved project mix, volume growth of 31% to 20 million square feet, and year-over-year improvements. The company sales volume increased by 56% to 8.17 million square feet in Q4FY24.  

Godrej Properties said in a regulatory filing that the company’s sales for the fourth quarter of the previous fiscal year and the entire year 2023-24 were the highest they have ever been.  

“This marks the greatest annual sales any publicly traded Indian real estate developer  has ever disclosed.” The company claims was achieved by selling 14,310 homes totaling 20 million square feet. 

Superlative customer demand propelled sales in a few significant new project launches. According to the statement, Godrej Reserve in MMR and Godrej Zenith in NCR had booking values of over Rs 3,000 crore and Rs 2,690 crore, respectively. 

Four projects in FY24 achieved over Rs 2,000 crore in booking value, including Godrej Tropical Isle in Q2 and Godrej Aristocrat in Q3. In FY 24, GPL’s booking in the NCR increased by 18% to exceed Rs 10,000 crore, while in the MMR, they increased by 114% to exceed Rs 6,500 crore. 

“The scale-up we have accomplished over the last years fills us with great satisfaction. Our annual bookings in FY22 are not as high as the sales bookings of over Rs 9,500 crore in Q4FY24. In FY24, we saw an 84% increase in bookings, totaling more than Rs 22,500 crore. Godrej Properties MD and CEO, Gaurav Pandey, expressed his satisfaction that the company’s sales growth was driven by a strong 31% increase in volume and an improving project mix.  

Along with its recent entry into the Hyderabad market, the company will have an even stronger launch pipeline for the current year. 

Reform the real estate industry to reintegrate women into the workforce.

Women make up less than 8% of the workforce in construction, and they leave the industry on average after less than four years.

Twelve women were working in the construction sector in India. The report “Pink Collar Skilling: Unleashing Women’s Power in the Real Estate Sector,” published in January 2023, focused on this topic. The World Trade Center and Primus Partners produced the report, which quoted Colliers’ projections showing that, of the 57 million people employed in the construction sector in 2021, only 7 million were women. 

Construction companies estimate that this percentage is less than 8% in the wake of the lockdowns imposed by COVID-19, although official statistics are not yet available. The fact that women are paid 40% less on average than men in the same industry exacerbates the situation. 

While the number of women entering the construction industry at the executive level has significantly increased over the past ten years, keeping them there has proven to be challenging. Many women use their newly acquired skills to transition from construction to more manageable industries like consulting, finance, or even marketing following two or three years in the field. It is because the multi-level skills needed in construction are transferable to many other industries. Pay is higher, and jobs in these industries are less demanding. Seldom does this workforce return to the construction industry. If they do, it is never at the operational levels and always at the top of the management hierarchy. Women make up only 1-2 percent of construction workers at the senior executive level. 

Women cannot survive on construction sites due to the harsh working conditions and frequent isolation from urban centers. These areas have few well-established childcare and creche facilities, especially after childbirth. Transferring to industries in urban centers with more facilities catering to women is simpler. The allure of the city lights frequently makes up for migrant workers’ pitiful pay. Even these attractions wear off on distant construction sites, making it challenging to draw in women. COVID-19 made frontline workforces vulnerable, which caused a further decline. Many people struggle to make a living in remote locations with different dietary and linguistic customs. Even after-work entertainment options are scarce in these situations.

Filling local jobs for women with ITI training in rural areas will help close the skills gap in the workforce. The Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC) is collaborating with startups like Salam Kisan to provide drone operating skills training to rural women. As a result of the training, the team will be able to conduct various projects, including site surveys, surveillance, and project monitoring. 

A few contracting companies have also started installing coaches on construction sites. Rehiring women into the workforce requires significant benefits. They have to appear as fair, secure, and welcoming to women. It is necessary to provide safe housing and child-rearing facilities such as schools or hospitals and to establish compensation for the distance from in-demand city centers. Workers who leave the workforce to raise a family or for other reasons must be able to renter the workforce without hindrance; in some instances, they may even be allowed to retrain and pursue vocational certification.  

Lastly, it concerns how employers view the scarcity of workers, education, and upskilling. Establishing pay parity is equally crucial. If India’s severe labor shortage in the real estate and infrastructure construction sectors is to be dealt with fairly, workplaces and compensation packages must become child-women-friendly. 

Shevgaon: After illegal PMSes take root in a peaceful Maharashtra tehsil, the real estate market declines, and suicide rates rise.

To invest with these unregistered entities, which have been offering astronomical returns, people have been moving from safer options and even taking out loans.  

Her history has been mainly quiet. Shevagaon lies in the Ahmednagar district of central Maharashtra. Renowned for its cotton commerce and sugarcane cultivation, the Thesil gained notoriety in the 1970s due to flooding caused by the overflow of the Jayakwadi Dam and recently due to an uncommon altercation among the residents in 2023. 

Shevgaon faces a new challenge from the sub-brokers running illegal portfolio management services (PMS) and promising people the stars.

Money is moving toward safer options like bank deposits and away from more conventional investments like real estate.

Financial advisor Hitesh Oberoi, based in Shevgaon and Ahmednagar, told Moneycontrol that “most people I know have withdrawn their fixed deposits and are dabbling in the equity markets for better returns.”  

More concerningly, individuals borrow money to invest with these illegal PMSs by taking out loans against gold and real estate. What is worse about this is that these arrangements are causing severe financial losses, thuggery, and suicides.  

Who owns these illicit businesses? 

Twenty-five-year-old Sai Kawade is one of the dream sellers. With a bold marketing campaign for Asitech Portfolio Management Services, he promises returns of 7 percent or 84 percent annually. Asitech is not a registered PMS and is thus an illegal service. 

In contrast, the top-performing legally registered PMSs in the country generated 50% returns over the previous year. People flock to unregistered entities because of the substantial difference in returns promised; they are often unaware that these are illegal establishments. 

We will update this article with Kawade’s response. 

Kawade presents himself on Facebook as an authorized person at Zrodha, but on Instagram, he appears as an Angel One sub-broker. As stated, Kawade is neither an authorized person nor a sub-broker; instead, Angel One and Zerodha informed Moneycontrol that he is unrelated to their brokerages. 

Unlike other PMS service providers in Shevgaon, Kawade does not transfer the client’s securities into his account. Instead, he asks clients to provide him with their login information, including their username and password and states that he will trade them through the client’s account. 

According to Kawade’s posts, he advises his clients to open accounts with Zerodha because he says he can avoid two-factor authentication with this brokerage’s account. 

Brokers must enable two-factor authentication (2FA), which entails a one-time password and a PIN/Password, before granting a client access to a trading or demat account. Software that gets around this for a Zerodha account, according to Kawade, is available.

According to Zeodha, who told Moneycontrol that there is no way to bypass 2FA on its platform, this is untrue. 

Phantasy luck 

Kawade uses standard techniques to promote his sell puts and call strategy, writing extensively about it on social media and sharing his trading account’s profit and loss (P&L) statements.  

Moneycontrol has written a great deal about how simple it is to create these P&L statements with easily accessible apps. Because statements can appear as though they came from respectable brokerage houses, it is simple to convince investors of them. 

Illegal PMSs typically fall short of expectations. These PMS managers take the capital of another client, promise returns for a few months, and then disappear with the majority of the client’s capital. 

This section of the story has a darker twist in Shevgaon. People have been hiring goons to get their money back from these PMS sub-brokers. 

According to news reports, the PMS managers are killing themselves because they can not return their client’s money, and they fear retaliation. 

Inhumane tactics 

A broker in Shevgaon reportedly ingested poison after investors demanded their invested capital and the promised return, according to a report published in Pudhari, a regional language newspaper in Maharashtra. Embankment of millions of rupees was the charge brought against the individuals in charge of this operation.

According to market insiders, investors are resorting to these drastic measures due to the use of leveraged capital.  

The market watchdog has issued directives prohibiting unlawful PMSs. Through the Sebi Complaints Redress System (SCORES), investors can voice their complaints against registered entities, including the brokerages that have hired these sub-brokers. Additionally, they can file a complaint via registered mail or email to the relevant Sebi department regarding unregistered, illegal PMSs. 

Investors who file complaints with the regulator may also include screenshots of their correspondence with these companies, including call recordings and WhatsApp conversations.  

MAHARERA Cancels 13,785 Real Estate Agents’ Registrations

The Maharashtra Real Estate Regulatory Authority (MAHARERA) took a significant step and revoked the registrations of 13,785 real estate agents. This ruling demonstrates the authority’s dedication to upholding integrity in the real estate industry and enforcing regulatory compliance. 

The reason for the cancellation of registrations is that the individuals did not follow the regulations and did not behave professionally and ethically. To protect the interests of stakeholders and homebuyers, MAHARERA has taken strict action to enforce accountability and transparency in real estate transactions. 

A wide range of real estate agents in Maharashtra have had their registrations revoked, underscoring the authority’s proactive stance in resolving non-compliance issues within the sector. Enforcement actions by MAHARERA function as a disincentive to unscrupulous practices and emphasize the significance of conformity to regulatory standards.

Deactivating registrations creates a ripple effect in the real estate market, making things more transparent and accountable for buyers and sellers. It highlights how vital regulatory supervision is to maintaining moral behavior and just business practices in the sector. 

Stakeholders expect increased trust and confidence in the real estate market as long as MAHARERA maintains regulatory standards and monitors compliance. By acting decisively, the authority sets a clear precedent that failure to comply is unacceptable, encouraging a culture of professionalism and integrity within the industry.

77% of foreign real estate investments in India between 2019 and 2023: report

A report released on Wednesday stated that between 2019 and 2023, foreign inflows accounted for 77% of all institutional investment in Indian real estate, indicating “continuing confidence” in the industry.  

According to real estate consultancy Colliers, the average yearly total investment in that period was $ 5.1 billion (see 2024 Investor Insights—Country Spotlight Series’ report). Four billion dollars came from outside sources. 

Managing director of Colliers India’s Capital Markets & Investment Services, Piyush Gupta, stated, “Global investors have always remained at the forefront and consistently infused an average of $4 billion annually in the last five years, showcasing continued commitment and confidence towards the sector.” With an average inflow of $2 billion, the office sector saw the highest. 

The alternatives sector is worth $0.5 billion, with the remaining sectors being residential, mixed-use, industrial, and logistics, each worth $0.4 billion.  

“Residential, industrial, and alternative properties are likely to witness renewed interest, even though income-yielding office assets continue to enjoy strong preference,” the report stated.

The top two investors in Indian real estate are the United States and Canada, and interest from Asia–Pacific (APAC) nations like Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Japan is growing.   

According to the data in the report, inflows into Indian real estate from APAC doubled to $1.8 billion in 2023 from $0.9 billion in 2019. The region brought in 41.1 billion in 2022 but only $57% of the amount in 2023. 

APAC nations are interested in residential, industrial, and warehousing assets and invest 70% of their money in office space in India. 

Due to strong demand and a favorable business climate, India’s real estate market “witnessed increased activity” in 2024. “Security about the policy environment, closing the gap between buyers and sellers, and investor intent to deploy more capital across real estate asset classes are some of the causes why heightened activity is predicted,” the report stated. 

Gurgaon’s Signature Global real estate developer will deliver 17 million square feet by the end of FY 26

These units, launched in Gurgaon and Sohna in 2021-2022, are all in the mid-segment and affordable category. The revenue recognition for these projects is Rs 11,000 crore. 

According to a top company executive who spoke to Moneycontrol, listed real estate developer Signature Global will finish and deliver over 17 million square feet of space in its 28 distinct projects across the Gurgaon and Sohna regions by the financial year 2025-2026 with potential revenue of Rs 11,000 crore. These will all be affordable, mid-segment units that will go on sale in 2021-2022. 

According to Signature Global’s Chairman and Whole-Time Director, Pradeep Aggarwal, these initiatives are underway in Gurgaon and nearby suburbs like Sohna.  

“By FY 2025-2026, we hope to deliver and finish these 17 million square foot projects. The revenue recognition for these projects is Rs 11,000 crore. We plan to begin completing these projects in 2025. According to Aggarwal, Moneycontrol, “The projects are a mix of mid-segment and affordable categories in a ratio of 70:30.”

According to him, the mid-income segment apartments at Signature Global start at Rs 1 crore, while the affordable category flats begin at Rs 25-30 lakh.

Twenty-eight projects -23 residential and five commercial and retail — are scheduled for completion by 2026, according to data provided by Signature Global. Of the twenty-three housing projects, eight are in the Gurgaon mid-income category, six are in the Sohna mid-income category, and nine are in the affordable segment.

218.5 acres of land in Sohna and Gurgaon are part of the overall development. These projects will likely require a total investment between Rs 7,500 and Rs 8,000 crore.

In addition, Signature Global intends to introduce new projects with a top line of between Rs 10,000 and Rs 12,000 crore in the upcoming fiscal year and 10 million square feet of saleable space. Agarwal says the company will develop ten million square feet of land in the next fiscal year.

“The new launches will comprise three projects, which will come up in Gurgaon sectors 71, 84, and Sohna region of the district. These will be premium projects with a ticket size starting from around Rs 3 crore,” he said.  

According to Aggarwal, these projects will require an investment of about Rs 6,500 crore, including the cost of the land, with an estimated top line of about Rs 12,000 crore. 

In an attempt to raise Rs 730 crore, Signature Global successfully conducted its first public offering in September 2023. 11.88 times as many shares as there were in the public offering, which included an Offer for Sale (OFS) for Rs 1277 crore and a new issue of shares valued at Rs 603 crore.

Signature Global has supplied ana rea of 6.7 million square feet through December 2023. In addition to the 16.9 million square feet it is now developing, there are another 28.4 million square feet of potential saleable space in the works.

Due to increased revenue, the real estate company reported a combined net profit of Rs 2.17 crore for the quarter that ended in December. During the comparable period in 2017, the company reported a net loss of Rs 44.89 crore.  

Indian women prefer to invest in real estate, and their top preference is bigger homes

More Indian women than ever have the means to purchase their own homes. Women can now invest in real estate more easily thanks to reduced stamp taxes on homes registered in their names and unique housing loan programs. Women tend to favor apartments most in the price range of Rs 45 lakhs to 1.5 crores. 

Hyderabad: Women are choosing larger homes and real estate as their preferred investments as they gain financial independence. 57% of participating women homebuyers in an ANAROCK Survey released on International Women’s Day prefer 3 BHKs, indicating a clear preference trend for larger spaces, while 29% prefer 2 BHKs. 

64% of female respondents looking for a home will purchase mid-to premium-class housing (between Rs 45 lakh and Rs 1.5 crore). Surprisingly, 23% of respondents would buy luxury properties costing more than 1.5 crore. According to 71% of the women surveyed, ready-to-move-in or completed properties take less than six months.  

Women can now invest in real estate more easily thanks to reduced stamp taxes on homes registered in their names and unique housing loan programs. 

“Women today are not mere influencers in the home buying process, but independent decision makers who buy homes for either self-use or investment,” states Santosh Kumar, Vice Chairman of ANAROCK Group. As per the most recent ANAROCK Consumer Sentiment Survey, 78% of female buyers prefer to purchase homes for use, with 22% opting to do so as investments. The end-use-to-investment ratio was 74:26 in H2 2021.”

The survey also reveals that the preferred investment asset class, according to 61% of female respondents, is housing. Approximately 16% favor the stock market, while 14% choose gold. Women made up half of the 5,510 survey respondents in total. 

Notably, 3 BHKs are the most favored configurations for 57% of women respondents, followed by 29% of women home seekers voting for 2BHKs. Around 9% are looking for 4BHK homes. 

Regarding price ranges, approximately 36% of female respondents looking for a home prefer to purchase mid-segment properties (costing between Rs 45 and Rs 90 lakhs), with 28% choosing luxury properties costing between Rs 90 lakhs to Rs 1.5 crore. Just 20% of respondents would buy luxury properties that cost more than Rs 1.5 crore, while 23% are willing to settle for less expensive homes under Rs 45 lakhs. 

“A closer look indicates that only 15% of women respondents prefer homes in newly launched projects, even though the survey finds that 24% of all polled home seekers currently prefer newly launched properties,” says Kumar.  

A staggering 71% of respondents will focus on homes that are either finished or set to finish in the upcoming six months. It suggests that most are purchasing for their immediate use.” 

Women’s empowerment has become a significant issue in India in recent years due to the many government initiatives to empower women. The most recent law that the Parliament passed was the Women’s Reservation Bill of 2023. 

In addition to the government’s flagship PMAY program, which prioritizes women’s homeownership, many independent urban women have entered the housing market to purchase homes.  

Because they want to feel secure and independent, more Indian women are purchasing their own homes, and an increasing proportion of single women are living alone in nuclear families. 

The real estate fund of Motilal Oswal contributes. First close of Rs 1,250 crore.

Across India’s top 8 cities, IREF VI will strategically concentrate on early-stage investments in mid-income/affordable residential projects. 

The first close of the sixth real estate fund, India Realty Excellence Fund VI (IREF VI), was announced by Motilal Oswal Alternates (MO Alts). Launched with an aim corpus of approximately Rs 2,000 crore, the fund has committed Rs 1,250 crore after its first close. 

MO Alts has made capital investments in the real estate sector through five real estate funds. The company oversees additional stand-alone and in-house real estate investments. As an experienced real estate manager, MO Alts has funded approximately Rs 7,500 crore across 50 Indian developers and completed more than 150 investments. In addition, they have profited from over 20% of their pre-approval wagers. 

The early-stage investments in mid-income/ affordable residential projects in India’s top 8 cities—Mumbai, Delhi-NCR, Pune, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Ahmedabad—will be the primary strategic focus of IREF VI.   

High net-worth individuals, Indian non-residents, family offices, and corporations have raised this fund. The fund is set up as an alternative investment fund (AIF Category II). MO Alts is the name of Motilal Oswal Financial Services Limited’s alternative investment platform. 

In the growth stages of real estate and private equity, MO Alts manages assets worth over $2 billion in aggregate. 

“This marks the largest and fastest first close for our real estate funds to date,” stated  Vishal Tulsyan, MD & CEO, MO Alts. This successful fundraising endeavor amid a rising stock market shows our investors are in our abilities. We are very optimistic about the real estate market and believe it will experience strong growth shortly. We are committed to strengthening our position as the leading capital provider for the real estate sector by taking advantage of as many opportunities as we can in the years to come.” 

“The Indian real estate market has exhibited remarkable resilience and growth in recent years,” stated MO Alts co-head (real estate) Saurabh Rathi. The demand for residential real estate has been exceptionally high, and the office market has exhibited robust absorption as it approaches the pre-pandemic peaks. The need for early-stage capital is more apparent than ever, with sectoral indicators indicating sustained momentum. We are committed to meeting this need by utilizing our solid risk management framework, conservative underwriting procedures, and proven track record.” 

Co-head of MO Alts’ real estate department, Anand Lakhotia, stated, “We are incredibly appreciative of our investors’ continued faith in our investment knowledge, especially those who have previously invested in our funds. We are in an excellent position to take advantage of new opportunities because of the tightening restrictions on banks and NBFCs regarding capital utilization and the positive outlook for the real estate market. Our robust pipeline of investment opportunities in major cities being evaluated at various stages and offering competitive risk-adjusted yields makes the deal flow look extremely promising.” 

Real estate developers are purchasing more land

Due to the overwhelming demand for homes, real estate developers have accelerated their plans to acquire land. A pattern discovered in 2023 continues this year, with builders going on a land-buying binge, particularly in major cities. However, why are land deals skyrocketing, and which acquisitions are grabbing the news in 2024? Propertywala finds out. 

Industry reports indicate that as real estate tycoons continue their widespread land acquisition binge, real estate will rise by roughly 10-15 percent, reaching nearly 3,00,000 units in 2024. With an emphasis on metropolitan areas, developers have been looking for underserved local markets to cash in on the rising demand for homes. Land deals in well-known Indian cities have significantly increased due to this. The subsequent piece delineates the land-acquisition patterns of builders for the years 2023 and 2024 thus far, in addition to the elements propelling the rapidly increasing demand for housing. 

Large-scale land grabs by real estate developers

Major developers throughout India are seeing an increase in land ownership momentum due to deals involving direct acquisitions and joint ventures. For example, DLF Ltd. recently paid Rs 825 crore to purchase a 29-acre plot in Gurgaon’s Golf Course Extension. The land has 7.5 million square feet of development potential. A 100-crore land deal on Gurgaon’s Golf Course was closed by TREVOC Group concurrently. 

LikewiseJan 25, 2024, Lodha Developer, a company listed as Macrotech, completed the acquisition of a 100% stake in Pune’s Goel Ganga Venture. As for a business-known developer, Gulshan Homz paid Rs 150 crore for a 2.5-acre plot in Sector-129, Noida. In collaboration with regional partners in Uttar Pradesh, Gulshan Homz is also building a residential project in Moradabad. There are plans to build 90 residential units as part of the project. 

Godrej Properties’ recent acquisition of a 4-acre plot of land in Bangalore also helped to start the trend. Godrej anticipates that the project will have a development potential of about Rs 1,000 crore as they look to solidify their position in the Bangalore real estate market. 

Godrej gained attention in the previous fiscal year for its meticulous land acquisitions, adding 18 new land parcels to its list. An approximate revenue potential of Rs 32,000 crore will result from these acquisitions, with a cap of Rs 15,000 crore for 2024. 

Small-time local developers are finding it challenging to acquire land because of the recent development by large developers. Developers, for example, are not happy with the bidding guidelines for a 24-acre land parcel in Bandra, Mumbai, and are criticizing the eligibility and financial requirements. Developers claim that limiting the bidder’s net worth to an astounding Rs 15,000 core will prevent many small developers from participating in the Bandra Reclamation Project. 

Cause of the increase in housing demand 

According to the Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Associations of India (CREDAI), housing demand needs to reach 93 million by 2036, confirming the longevity of the rising residential sales trend. But given rising living expenses, what might be the motivating factor behind such steadfast demand? 

“Homebuyers’ demand has an increased interest cost environment resulting from elevated inflation, the strong domestic economic fundamentals, and the increasingly aspirational attributes of residential real estate,” says Shishir Baijal, Chairman and Managing Director of Knight Frank India. However, the trend is apparent in the primary residential markets across the country.”  

Significant land purchase initiatives during the previous year  

While land acquisition activity in the first quarter of 2024 got off to a great start, some notable deals occurred in the year prior. Here are a few noteworthy land purchase transactions from 2023: 

  • In Gurgaon, near the Dwarka Expressway, BPTP Developers paid Rs 87 crore for a 5.2-acre land parcel. 
  • Chintels India gave the Sobha Group land parcels close to the Dwarka Expressway for Rs 121.82 crore. 
  • Graphite India sold 1.02 lakh square meters of land to TATA Realty in Bangalore for Rs 986 crore. 
  • Casa Grande paid Rs 56.8 crore to secure a four lakh square foot deal in Hyderabad. 
  • With a land purchase in Gurgaon for Rs 597 crore, Oberoi Realty made its real estate debut in the Delhi NCR area. 
  • Birla Estates purchased a 28-acre plot of land in Sarjapur, Bangalore, for a residential development. 

Trends to watch in land investment 

In light of the current circumstances, industry experts have identified a few prominent investment trends that can help investors and developers make better decisions for the upcoming fiscal years. For example, because large builders are purchasing land parcels for development in and around Tier-1 cities, the focus on these areas is still prevalent. 

However, there is also a ton of investment potential in cities in Tiers 2 and 3. Recent reports claim that builder brands are focusing on the undeveloped markets of Nagpur, Panipat, and Ludhiana. Investor’s first choice is also the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR). Due to their lower initial costs and potential for appreciation, buyers are eager to purchase new properties. 

Developers intend to seize the opportunity while it is still favorable, acknowledging that the current surge in housing demand is here to stay. Industry insiders predict that land acquisition will continue to be popular in 2024, with Tier-1 cities and developing areas continuing to be the hotspots. 

A beginner’s comparison between investing in Indian real estate and the stock market

Purchasing financial instruments has been a method for people to increase their wealth. The stock market and real estate are India’s two main investment options. Each has advantages and disadvantages of their own. Let us compare investing in real estate and the stock market for beginners in India in this article, considering key elements like growth potential, taxation, liquidation, flexibility, emotional connection, control, and return on investment (ROI). 

Return on Investment (ROI)

Real estate: 

Investing in real estate frequently offers a steady, growing return over time. Growth in property values and rental income affects the overall return on investment. Nevertheless, the return might be slower in contrast to other investment options. 

For instance, investing in a residential property in an expanding area may result in rental income and future value growth.  

Stock market: 

A more rapid return on investment is possible by investing in the stock market, which also offers dividends and capital gains. However, unpredictability of volatility can also result in a decline in investment. 

Example: Investing in reputable businesses with a record of paying dividends can increase stock value and provide income. 

Prospects: If investments happen at the right moment, the stock market could yield faster and possibly higher returns, but market trends are unpredictable. Real estate is a long-term wealth-building option because it provides stability and tangible assets. 

Ease of liquidation

Real estate: 

There is more liquidity in stocks than in real estate. Stocks are more liquid than real estate. A house may take a while to sell, and there may be legal complications. The state of the market may take a while to sell, and there may be legal complications. 

The state of the market may also affect how long it takes to find a buyer. However, if you have invested in a suitable property, the market slowdown might not affect it. 

Example: Outside variables like market demand and economic conditions can affect how quickly you sell your real estate investment if you need to liquidate it. 

Stock market: 

Due to their high liquidity, stocks enable investors to buy or sell shares quickly. Online trading platforms also facilitate quick transaction execution.  

Example: Selling stocks is a way to offer liquidity during a financial emergency. 

Prospects for the Future: Stocks are a good option for investors who value quick access to their money because of their superior liquidity. 

Taxation : 

Real estate:

Several taxes, such as capital gains tax, registration fees, and stamp duty, apply to real estate transactions. Although there are deductions for rental income, rental income itself is taxable. 

For instance, if a property sells after being owned for two years, long-term capital gains tax currently at 20% with indexation may be applicable. 

Stock market: 

The taxation of stock market gains varies depending on how long they remain invested. The tax rate on short-term gains (held for less than a year) is higher than that on long-term gains. 

For instance, short-term capital gains from equity investments are subject to 15% tax, whereas long-term capital gains are tax-free up to a certain amount. 

Prospects: There will be significant tax ramifications, and real estate and the stock market are complex. Investors should consider their tax liability based on their investment horizon.   

Flexibility:

Real estate: 

Compared to stocks, real estate investments are typically less flexible. It takes time and work to sell a property, and diversification can be difficult for smaller investors. 

In the real estate industry, for instance, managing several properties or modifying investment strategies might necessitate more work. 

Stock market: 

Investing in the stock market offers low entry barriers and great flexibility. Investing in mutual funds or buying and selling various stocks allows investors to quickly diversify their portfolios. 

As an illustration, an investor can quickly reallocate their portfolio in response to shifts in the market or their goals for their investments. 

Prospects for the future: The stock market offers more flexibility, enabling investors to better manage their portfolios and adjust to shifting market conditions. 

Emotional connect: 

Real estate: 

Investing in tral estate frequently involves tangible assets like residential or commercial buildings, which evoke strong emotions. Making decisions may be influenced by this emotional connection. 

Example: Even though it might be financially wise, an investor may be find it difficult to sell a family home or vacation property due to sentimental value. 

Stock market: 

Investing in the stock market can be less emotional and more abstract than owning physical assets. Market trends and financial analysis are often the driving forces behind decisions. 

Example: Performance metrics, not sentimental attachments, are usually the basis for stock selling decisions. 

Prospects for the future: Depending on the objectives and circumstances of the investor, the emotional attachment to real estate can be either an asset or a liability. 

Control: 

 Real estate: 

Investors in real etate have more direct control over their holdings. They are capable of making decisions about maintenance, renovations, and property enhancements. 

Example: A real estate investor may choose to upgrade a property in order to increase its value and rental potential. 

Stock market: 

Stock market investors have little control over the management and business practices of the companies in which they invest. Because corporate management and market forces have a significant influence on decisions, there is very little that you can do about it. 

Example: The company’s executives run things on a daily basis, but at annual meetings, share holders have the opportunity to vote on certain issues. 

Future prospects: Because real estate allows for more hands-on control, it may appeal to investors seeking for a tangible, actively managed asset. 

Factor of risk relative to the asset: 

Real estate:

In general, real estate is thought to be a less risky investment than the stock market. Long-term property values are typically more stable, and the tangible aspect of an asset lands security. 

Example: The risk of large losses can be reduced in a growing economy by the steady appreciation of real estate values. 

The stock market: 

Because of this inherent risk, investing in stocks is riskier. Stock prices can be impacted by a number of variables, such as world events, industry trends, and economic conditions. 

Example: A sharp drop in stock prices may be caused by external factors like a global economic  downturn.  

Future Prospects: For investors who are risk averse, real estate presents a more stable investment environment. The possibility of greater returns in the stock market is accompain by greater risk, though. 

Potential for growth: 

Real estate: 

Investing in real estate offers the possibility of capital growth and rental income. Well-located properties can see significant value appreciation as demand is driven by urbanization and population growth. 

Example: As infrastructure develops and demand rises, real estate investments in developing areas can result in significant growth. 

Stock market:

The stock market has the potential to expand significantly and quickly, particularly in developing industries or when there are strong individual stocks. 

As an illustration, investing in technology stocks during a time of industry innovation and expansion can result in a sizable increase in portfolio value.

Prospects for the future: Growth is possible in both the stock market and real estate, but the stock market might yield larger return faster. 

When contrasting real estate and stock market investments in India, each path has particular benefits and drawbacks. An investor’s preferences, risk tolerance, and financial goals will determine which option is best for them. While the stock market offers flexibility and liquidity, real estate offers stability, emotional connection, and control. To capitalize on these advantages and reduce risks, a well-balanced investment portfolio may include a combination of stocks and real estate. For wealth management to be successful in India, it will be essential to stay informed and adjust tactics as market conditions and investor preferences change. 

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Over $5.8 billion in institutional investments were made in 53 deals in the real estate sector in 2023, a 14% increase from 2022. Demonstrating India’s resilience in the face of global economic headwinds. Investor confidence in the Indian growth story is expected to persist through 2024, according to JJL India report titled “Investing in Tomorrow: The Real Estate Journey of 2023.” 

With a 63% stake in the total investments in 2023, foreign institutional investors made up the most contributors. The Americans, historically the most to investments, saw a sharp decline to 23% of total investments from a peak of 43% in 2022. 

Nonetheless, domestic investors saw a sharp rise in market share, with 37% of all investments made, up from an average of 19% over the preceding five years. 

With 81% of all real estate investments made, equity remained the predominant type of investment. Non-core assets make up 53% of all transaction volumes. 

According to the report, the office sector will continue to be the most favored industry in 2024. 

With a 52% share of the investment pie, the office sector by a wide margin. Residential and warehousing came in second and third, respectively, at 13% and 16%. The amount of capital flowing into the office sector increased by 61% in 2023, from $1.8 billion in 2022 to $3 billion in 15 deals.  

Emerging industries to draw capital 

In the upcoming years, many institutional investments will go toward emerging industries like student housing, data centers, and warehousing. Institutional investors in India have been paying more attention to student housing as an asset class. There is a big chance for institutional investment in this space because of the rising number of students going to college and the rising need for high-quality housing. 

Institutional investments in India in 2023 appeared unaffected by inflation or unclear global economic trends. The trend of investments surpassing $5 billion has persisted since 2018. The US and Canada’s investment activity has decreased due to various rate increases in the Americas. Nonetheless, the APAC area made a sizable contribution in 2023. The outlook for the Indian economy is still favorable, and we anticipate this positive trend will last into CY 2024, according to Lata Pillai, senior managing director and head of capital markets at JLL India. 

Pillai continued, “The India growth story will continue to be robust, driven by its inherent strengths and continued focus on economic development, even though the upcoming elections may cause delays in decision-making.”

Platform Assertions 

Furthermore, $2.8 billion in platform commitments to invest over the following few years was made public in 2023. Platform commitments decreased significantly (by 38%) from 2022, the year with the most growth in platform deals—a 174% rise from 2021. 

The global economic slowdown has impacted investor sentiment toward long-term commitments despite increasing investments. With an investment capacity of more than $1.8 billion, Ivanhoe Cambridge and Mapletree struck the largest platform commitment deal in the history of technology-led offices in India last year.  

Exploiting public market opportunities with REITs. 

Real estate businesses and investors now have more ways to access public markets in India thanks to the introduction of REITs, which provide regulated investment structures and liquidity. 

The first retail Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) in India, Nexu Select Trut REIT, was listed in 2023. Anchor investors responded favorably to the IPO, absorbing 45% of its total size. 

The last two REITs, Brookfield REIT and Nexus Select Trust REIT saw a rise in participation from domestic institutional investors, indicating a growing level of interest and confidence in the Indian REIT market. In 2023, Blackstone sold its 23.5% stake in Embassy Office Parks REIT for $850 million, or Rs 316 per unit, and left the REIT. 

Bain Capital, ICICI Prudential MF, and Capital Group were the top three purchasers, acquiring stakes ranging from 7 to 9%. The robust reaction from institutional investors suggests that this real estate investment tool is becoming increasingly popular and that real estate is beginning to institutionalize. 

2024

The nation’s growth trajectory has generally benefited from the government’s efforts to advance infrastructure development and bring structural reforms. Experts in the market believe that this growth will continue and that investors will continue to feel optimistic about India’s growth story. 

Shortly, the outlook for private equity investment in the Indian real estate market is anticipated to remain positive, having recently improved.  

However, it will be crucial to closely monitor the trends in capital flows going forward into 2024. The capital flow slowdown observed in the fourth quarter suggests the potential cautious approach investors, especially those with foreign experience, may take in 2024. 

Investors may become more risk-averse and careful when making real estate investments due to long-term uncertainty and monetary tightening in developed countries. The upcoming elections may cause delays in decision-making, but overall market sentiment remains positive. 

India needs an additional 2 billion square feet of healthcare space: Knight Frank.

According to a report released on Thursday, India requires 2 billion square feet of healthcare space to accommodate its 1.42 billion-person population. As required by the World Health Organization (WHO), India currently has less than two million beds. 

The Global Healthcare Report from real estate consulting firms Knight Frank and Berkadia states that India has 1,3 beds per 1,000 people, including public and private facilities. The WHO says that it ought to be three per 1,000.

It is substantially less than 13 in Japan, 4.3 in China, 2.9 in the USA, and 2.5 in the UK.

Considering how quickly the Indian healthcare market is expanding, this gap is critical. The Indian healthcare market will probably be worth $ 372 billion in 2022, a substantial increase from $73 billion in 2012.

Moreover, the industry’s size is expanding at a rapid rate due to two factors. First, the World Bank reports that India’s population growth (1.42 billion) exceeds that of China (1.41 billion). However, the official figures are uncertain because the Centre has yet to undertake the Census exercise first scheduled for 2021. 

Secondly, India is one of the most popular medical tourism destinations, making further investment in this field necessary.

Between 2014 and 2019, the number of foreign visitors with medical visas increased by 30% annually in the pre-pandemic years. Of  46 international travel destinations, India ranked tenth in the Medical Tourism Index (2020-21). In 2022, the Center also launched the “Heal in India” campaign to promote medical travel. 

The report’s data indicates that India offers significantly cheaper medical procedure costs than its Asian counterparts. For instance, the cost of a coronary artery bypass is $ 17,200 in Singapore and $ 26,000 in South Korea. In India, it costs $7,900.

A different operation, replacing a heart valve, costs $39,900 in South Korea, $ 17,200 in Thailand and Turkey, $ 16,900 in Singapore, and $ 9,500 in India. In South Korea, knee and hip replacements cost $ 21,000, while in Thailand, the same procedure costs $ 17,000. It costs $ 7,200 in India.

Knight Frank India chairman and managing director Shishir Baijal stated, “To adequately meet the expanding healthcare requirements of the population, addressing this demand necessitates nearly doubling the current real estate capacity.”

“Healthcare is one of the main options for investors seeking long-term income-generating investments after the pandemic.”

The report states that the industry anticipates strong demand due to shifting global demographics. 

“Despite a grim economic outlook, the global healthcare sector is still growing and is predicted to continue doing so. It coincides with the fast aging of the world’s population, which will continue to increase demand for elderly care beds, especially for full-time nursing care provided in specialized facilities,” the report stated. 

Using PEB Structures to streamline construction methods

Envision a cutting-edge structure, prefabricated and prepared for on-site assembly. You see that kind of construction technique only sometimes! Pre-engineered buildings, or PEB structures, are all the rage due to the rising demand for creative yet affordable construction! However, what are its benefits, and how can pre-structured be designed and built? Let’s find out!

A customized building can be an intriguing idea in a world where customization is essential to everything! Nevertheless, the method and schedule depart from conventional building practices. This article examines pre-engineered buildings and covers their design approach, uses, benefits, and drawbacks. Let us begin with a fundamental explanation of a PEB structure.

What is a PEB structure in the building industry? 

Pre-engineered buildings, or PEBs, are constructed using a contemporary technique utilizing building components designed and prefabricated in a factory. These parts or components use bolted connections after being transported to the construction site. Additionally, these have a variety of uses, including commercial buildings, factories, and warehouses.

What are a PEB structure’s benefits and drawbacks? 

Similar to any innovative concept, the PEB structure has pros and cons. The table below compares the two to help you better understand this concept. 

Advantages 

  • PEB structures lower labor costs and material waste through consistent layouts and efficient manufacturing techniques, which reduces overall costs. 
  • Rapid on-site assembly can cut projects in half using standardized parts and advanced manufacturing techniques.
  • PEB structures are known for their remarkable structural strength and ability to support large weights and seismic activity. 
  • PEB structures are a good value for long-term ownership because they require fewer repairs than traditional buildings. 
  • PEB structures use recyclable materials and reduce construction waste to promote environmental responsibility. 

Disadvantages 

  • In contrast to traditional models, PEB structures have less customization because they evolved using standardized modules.
  • Although PEB structures aim to be durable, exposure to harsh weather conditions and a lack of maintenance can shorten their lifespan.
  • The limitations of the structural system may result in height restrictions for PEB structures.
  • Due to their unique height restrictions, PEB structures might not be appropriate for large open areas or buildings with expansive columns.
  • PEB structures may have fewer insulation options than conventional building techniques. It could reduce thermal comfort and offset the energy-saving advantage in colder climates. 

Which are a PEB structure’s principal building blocks?

A pre-engineered building’s components consist of: 

Primary frame 

It acts as the framework for the PEB structure and includes stiff steel beams, rafters, and columns for structural support. These parts are often composed of premium steel to support large loads.

Auxiliary participants

Secondary members are details attached to the main frame to provide the walls and roof extra rigidity. These consist of girts, eaves struts, and purlins. Girts are affixed vertically to the walls, while purlins are positioned horizontally along the roof. Eave struts preserve the building’s structural integrity by joining the roof to the walls. 

Wall and roof panels

To weatherproof a PEB structure, panels for the roof and walls are necessary. These panels are made from premium steel sheets and have multiple layers of protection to prevent corrosion. Because the panels come in various thicknesses, they are economical and efficient. 

Add-ons 

Besides enhancing their looks, PEB structures also come with various accessories. These may include doors, windows, ventilators, gutters, and downspouts. Gutter and downspout systems help avoid flooding, control rainfall and prevent logs from entering the building. 

What are a few uses for PEB structures?

PEB structures are prevalent in a variety of sectors, including 

  • Industrial buildings include factories, warehouses, workshops, and storage facilities.
  • Commercial structures include supermarkets, retail centers, office buildings, and showrooms. 
  • Institutional buildings include community centers, hospitals, colleges, and schools. 
  • Stadiums, exhibition halls, and sports complexes are examples of recreational buildings. 

In short, pre-engineered buildings, or PEB structures, present a fresh perspective on the construction of buildings. Commercial builders can anticipate significant traction in their upcoming projects thanks to benefits like cost-effectiveness and quicker delivery schedules! When determining their practical application, suitability, and shelf life constraints.

Commercial vs. Residential Property

Real estate has long been regarded as a trustworthy investment because it enables people to amass wealth and generate passive income. Commercial and residential real estate investing are the two primary market segments. 

What is Commercial Property? 

In India, properties utilized for commercial purposes are commercial property. It includes workplaces, shops, hotels, warehouses, and other commercial and industrial structures. In India, businesses frequently lease or rent commercial properties, generating income from rental payments. Location, rental yield, infrastructure development, and general market conditions are just a few examples of the variables that affect the value of commercial real estate. 

What is Residential Property?

In India, residential property refers to properties used mainly as residences. It covers single-family homes, condominiums, townhomes, and gated communities. Individuals or families purchase residential properties in India for their use to rent. Location, amenities, connectivity, demand-supply dynamics, and property condition are just a few of the elements that affect residential real estate value.

Rental Income for Commercial vs. Residential Property

When contemplating investing in real estate, rental income is a crucial factor. Property buyers are frequently perplexed over whether investing in a residential or commercial property would yield a higher return on their money. Senior real estate expert Arvind Nandan notes that the general asset selection principles, such as the property’s location, quality of construction, age, and usage, are the same whether the property is residential or commercial. “Remember a few things when you consider investing in terms of the expected rental income for residential versus commercial property. Commercial properties have longer lease terms than residential properties, which typically require annual leases. Due to the frequent tenant turnover, vacancy risks are higher in residential properties. Property buyers should, therefore, consider the qualitative aspects of these two segments before deciding between leasing commercial or residential property, the expert advises. 

Commercial vs. Residential Properties: Rewards vs. Risk 

Tax Advantages: Rental income from commercial and residential properties is subject to taxation. However, under Sections 24 and 80C of the Income-Tax Act, real estate acquired with a home loan is eligible for tax breaks. 

Because residential properties experience frequent tenant turnover, higher maintenance and upkeep expenses, and lower returns, risk and volatility may be higher in residential properties. Commercial real estate provides reliable, long-term renters with steady income streams. 

Both entering and leaving an investment aren’t with illiquid assets. A portfolio of commercial properties would be easier to create with Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) regulations. Building a portfolio of commercial properties would be easier under Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) regulations than acquiring residential ones. Additionally, because there is a much higher demand than supply for Grade A pre-leased assets, they are more liquid than residential properties. 

Before deciding whether to invest in residential or commercial property, it is crucial to factor in the location, investment amount, and tenure in addition to the above factors. 

Investment in Residential Property: Pros and Cons 

Benefits Drawbacks 
Cheaper Entry Fee. Low rental income and yields. 
There’s no minimum size available. Investment in furnishings to make it affordable to rent
Loan applications are widely available The lease will be of 36 months. 
Leasing procedures are typically much quicker. 
As compared to commercial properties, returns last for a short period. 

Investment in Commercial Properties: Pros and Cons 

Pros Cons 
Higher rental yield returns Commercial property capital values typically exhibit longer-term stability. 
Possible longer-term leases of up to nine yearsFor economic viability, the property might need to meet a minimum size. 
Leasing is available in either a bare or warm shell. Selling is challenging due to the absence of buyers as there could be. 
Commercial values are not very volatile. 

Two Men on Either Side of a 75m High Building

In today’s video, we will review some bare heights and distance information before moving on to the main topic. 

Height refers to the vertical measurement of an object. 

Distance is the horizontal between two points. 

Elevation Angle

Consider a situation where a person is on the ground and looking at an object at some height, such as the top of a building. In this case, the line of sight is the line that connects the man’s eye to the top of the building. The elevation angle comes from the line of sight and the horizontal line. 

The Depression Angle

In another case, a person appears standing at a certain height about an object.  The line o sight refers to the path that connects the man’s eye to the bottom of the building. A line of sight and a horizontal line from the angle of depression.

Now let the height of the building is 75m and two men are standing on point A and point B.

Suppose distance AD = xm and DB =ym.

In the right angle Δ ADC, CD/AD = tan 30°

= 75/x = 1/ √3 = x = 75√3m 

Now in right angle Δ CDB, CD/BD =  tan 60°

75/y = √3 = √3y = 75 = y = 75/ √3 = 75/√3 ×√3/√3 = 75√3/3= 25√3

Total distance x+y = 75√3 + 25√3 = 100√3m. 

Telangana Land Registration Documents Online

People who buy property in Telangana must register the transaction with the state’s registration and stamp office. Learn about Telangana land registration, the paperwork required to enter a sale deed, and how to access Telangana land registration documents online. Let us dig deeper into this article to find the answer to your questions!

Telangana Registration Department Offers Services 

  • Registration of Real Estate 
  • Marriage Registration Form 
  • Registration of Chit Funds 
  • Registration of Partnership Deeds 
  • Registration of Societies 
  • Stamp Sales 

The Telangana Registration Department provides property registration services. 

  • Marriage license 
  • Chit Funds Registration 
  • Deed of Registration of a Partnership Telangana home registration procedure: documents required for registering a land grant. 
  • The purchaser must upload all necessary documents online before going to the sub-office registrar to register the sale deed. 

As per Tangana 2020’s new registration regulations, the following documents are necessary to register:

  • Original paperwork bearing each party’s signature.  
  • Certificate of Encumbrance. 
  • Demand draught or bank challan of all stamp duty payment 
  • Card for the property. 
  • Photo from witnesses and executors under Section 32A. 
  • Documents of identification for the witnesses, purchaser, and seller
  • PAN Card
  • Authority of attorney. 
  • The Aadhaar Card Original Copy. 
  • Proof of the purchaser’s and seller’s addresses. 
  • An image of the building’s exterior  
  • Pattadar passbook for agricultural land 
  • Registration of Societies
  • Stamp Vending. 

Documents Needed for Registration:

  • Encumbrance Certificate 
  • The Original Document 
  • Challan/DD 
  • Property ID 
  • Identity verification for the buyer, seller, and witness
  • PAN Card 
  • If applicable, a power of attorney
  • The Aadhaar card 
  • Section 32A Photo Form 
  • There were two witnesses. 
  • Aadhaar/Passport/Driver’s License/PAN Card/Ration Card/ Voter ID is acceptable as proof of address. 
  • Photograph of the property’s front elevation 
  • If applicable, GPA/SPA
  • Webland copies, Pattadar passbooks, and title deeds for agricultural properties are all available. 

The Registration Procedure 

  • By launching an online portal to facilitate property registration, the Telangana government has made the entire process of uploading documents online. 
  • The applicant must navigate the list and upload all transaction details using the Public Data Entry system. 
  • The required paperwork has to go into the system before visiting the Registrar’s Office. 
  • The applicant can also pay online through the portal.
  • There is also the option of scheduling an appointment with the Registrar’s Office to expedite the registration process. 
  • Once everything is in order, the applicant must come to the office on the specified date and time to finish the process. 
  • A check slip is generated based on the details uploaded, and it is possible to alter them by an officer at the office. 
  • The E-KYC compliances happen at the office, and the applicant’s fingerprint sample is registered and verified using Aadhar. 
  • However, the remaining payments need to occur following Aadhaar verification. 
  • Finally, the Registrar prints and registers the Document number on endorsements.  
  • This document is scanned and uploaded to the portal, where the applicant can access it anytime. 
  • If the verification fails, the applicant must resubmit the documents and make the necessary changes. 
  • The registration remains valid until the land sells to another person. 
  • The entire procedure takes approximately two days. In one day, we will upload the paperwork online, and the next day will consist of visiting the registrar’s office and completing the remaining formalities. 

Telangana Stamp Duty 2022 

In Telangana, the purchaser is responsible for paying the stamp duty and registration fees at the time of registration. The charges are as follows: 

Instrument Registration Fees Stamp Duty Transfer Fees 
Sale agreement with possession 0.5% of the total property value (Minimum Rs. 1,000 – Maximum- Rs 20,000)4%0
Sale agreement without possession 0.5% of the total property value (Minimum Rs. 1,000 – Maximum- Rs 20,000)0.5%0
Sale agreement with GPA Rs 2,000 5% (4% adjustable and 1 % Non-adjustable)0
Will Rs 1,000NIL0
Sale of Semi-furnished flat 0.5%4%1.5%
Sale of immovable properties incorporation and municipalities 0.5%4%1.5%

Bottomline 

The Telangana Registration Department is responsible for offering a range of services to the general public, including registering partnership deeds, marriages, and property. The Telangana Registration Department assists the public in verifying property documents with immovable property rights, titles, and obligations (if any).

Loan for Agricultural Land Purchase

Agriculture has been the backbone of India’s economy for centuries, and farmers play an essential role in feeding the country. If you enjoy farming and want to own agricultural land in India but lack the necessary funds, there is some good news for you. You can now empower your farming dreams and acquire the arrive you need to realize your vision with the help of agricultural loans. This blog will look at crop loans in India and how they can help you with your farming endeavors. A loan to purchase agricultural land is one of the best value propositions available in India for prospective farmers. 

Agricultural Loans Explained 

Agricultural loans are specialized financial products designed to meet the specific needs of farmers and agricultural workers. Banks, financial institutions, and rural credit cooperatives make these loans to farmers to help them buy agrarian land, invest in farming equipment, and meet their working capital needs. 

Crop loans, farm mechanization loans, agricultural land purchase loans, and other options are available in India’s agricultural loan market. This blog will concentrate on agricultural land purchase loans, which can help farmers acquire land for agricultural purposes.  

Advantages of an Agricultural Land Purchase Loan 

  • Land Acquisition: Agricultural land purchase loans allow farmers to realize their dream of owning farmland. Whether you want to expand your current farm or start a new one, these loans can help you get the necessary land. 
  • Flexible Repayment Options: Agricultural loans typically have flexible repayment options, allowing you to choose the most appropriate repayment period for your financial situation. Extending repayment periods helps you to generate income from your farm for longer.
  • Competitive Interest Rates: Many financial institutions provide agricultural loans at competitive interest rates, which are typically lower than those provided for other types of loans. Farmers can now obtain agricultural land purchase loans at a reasonable cost. 
  • Collateral Options: Lenders may issue secured or unsecured agricultural loans. While some loans may require collateral such as land or other assets, others may provide unsecured loans based on the borrower’s creditworthiness. It’s essential to look into different lenders and their collateral requirements to find the best loan option for your needs.  
  • Government Assistance: The Government of India has implemented several schemes and subsidies to assist farmers in their agricultural endeavors. These initiatives frequently include provisions for subsidized agricultural loans, making it easier for farmers to obtain credit for land purchases. These initiatives often include subsidized loans for agriculture, making it easier for farmers to access credit for land purchases. 

Loan Eligibility Criteria for Purchasing Agricultural Land 

To obtain an agricultural loan purchase in India, you must typically meet the following eligibility criteria: 

  • Age: You must be under 18 years old to apply for an agricultural loan. Depending on the lender’s policies, the maximum age limit may differ. 
  • Farming Experience: For an agricultural loan to be approved, some lenders may require years of farming experience. Prospective farmers who are salaried in India can also qualify for agricultural land purchase loans. 
  • Land Ownership: Depending on the lender, you may be required to provide proof of land ownership or a lease agreement for the land you want to buy. 

Required Documentation for an Agricultural Land Purchase Loan 

  • Identity documentation (Aadhar Card, PAN Card, etc.)
  • Address proof (Voter ID, Passport, utility bills, etc.)
  • Proof of land ownership or a lease agreement.
  • Income documentation (bank statements, tax returns, etc.)
  • Agricultural land records (if any) 
  • Any additional documents required by the lender. 

Conclusion 

Purchasing agricultural land in India is essential in realizing your farming ambitions. Farmers can now overcome financial constraints and buy the land they require thanks to the availability of agricultural land purchase loans. These loans have several advantages, including flexible repayment options, competitive interest rates, and government assistance, including flexible repayment options, competitive interest rates, and government assistance. You can set yourself on the path to becoming a proud landowner and nurturing your agricultural aspirations by meeting the vital eligibility criteria and providing the necessary documentation. 

Before applying for any loan, it’s essential to do thorough homework, evaluate various lenders, and fully understand the loan agreement’s terms and conditions. If necessary, seek professional advice to help you make an informed decision consistent with your farming goals and financial capabilities. Make your farming dreams a reality today by taking the first step toward owning agricultural land in India. 

Understanding GST on Renting Commercial Properties

Real estate is one of the country’s most important economic sectors. Many people in the country rely on property rentals as a source of income. The impact of GST on the property rental industry has been significant. Learn more about GST on commercial properties by reading this blog. 

In India, how is commercial rent taxed?

If you rent out your property for commercial purposes and earn more than Rs 200,000 per year, you are subject to GST. GST applies at 18% of the taxable value. 

Who is responsible for GST on commercial property rent?

Owners of rental properties are required to collect GST from renters. This GST is part of the rent. If the rent from AY 20-21 onwards is Rs 2.4 lakh a year, the rent payer must deduct 10% income tax. 

Both residential and commercial properties are subject to TDS. TDS is not taxed. 

Commercial property tax breaks are available. 

Commercial property can be bought and sold. 

The standard deduction

Commercial properties rented at a set price are eligible for a 30% repair deduction. It allows you to save a reasonable amount of tax regardless of how much you spend on your property purchase. 

Interest deduction on loans 

You can deduct the total interest paid on loans involved in buying or building commercial real estate to modify or build real estate. In this category, upfront penalties or processing fees are also tax deductible. It is only valid for the year of ownership following completion. You can also claim the total interest paid in five equal installments before the year of purchase. 

Use of commercial property for work/ business.

You cannot deduct fictitious rental income. You can deduct depreciation and the interest paid on the loan used to purchase the property. The actual cost of maintenance and repairs is tax deductible. 

The new tax regime limits tax deductions for commercial real estate loan interest. Section 24 deductions for rented property do not apply. You can charge up to the annual net sum of gross rent minus municipal tax if you claim interest and standard deductions. 

How much of your rent is tax-free?

You are not required to pay tax on amounts previously paid as property tax. Deduct current-year property taxes from gross rental income or gross annual value (GAV) for the year. 

Section 24A of the Income Tax Act allows for a 30% deduction from net annual value. People pay no tax on this amount and deduct it from their taxable income. Other expenses, such as painting and repairs, are not tax deductible once the 30% limit under this section applies. 

Assume an owner takes out a loan on a rental property. In this case, the loan interest paid during the fiscal year reverts to rental income after standard deductions. This rebate is allowed under Section 24B of the Income Tax Act. 

Interest on borrowed capital for acquisition, construction, repair, or diversion is deductible in the case of rental property. The Income Tax Appeals Court has ruled that owners are not required to pay taxes on unrealized rental income for unpaid rent. 

Because rental income is taxable under sections 22 and 24 of the Income Tax Act, this section only applies to income from habitable land. Renting vacant land is taxable as other sources of income. 

How is rental property tax calculated?

After deducting municipal taxes, standard deductions, and home interest, compute rental income taxes based on the Gross Annual Value (GAV). 

Consider the following example to demonstrate how to calculate taxable income on a rental property:

Assume the owner receives Rs 30,000 in monthly rental income and pays Rs 30,000 in local tax (calculated using the property unit area system). He has also taken out a home loan and is paying Rs 90,000 in interest to secure it. 

Calculate your taxable income as follows: 

Rental Property Income Amount in Rs. 
Gross Annual Value 4,80,000 (40,000 per month) 
Deduct Municipal Taxes 30,000
Net Annual Value 4,50,000
Deduct: 30% standard deduction 1,35,000 (30% of 3,30,000)
Home loan interest90,000
Income from house property2,25,000

Tax Calculation on Rental Property

In this case, the GAV of the property is Rs 4,80,000, which is greater than Rs 2,50,000, so tax is due on the rental property. If you pay Rs 20,000 monthly rent, your GAV is Rs 2,40,000 (20,000 *12). 

How can I avoid paying rental income taxes?

The following suggestions will help you save money on your rental income taxes: 

Upkeep fees: 

Deducting maintenance charges from rent is one of the simplest ways to save tax. The cost of maintenance can include in the rent. In some ways, the tax on rental income is rising. For example, if you calculate a rent of Rs 50,000 and add Rs 10,000 for maintenance, you must pay taxes on the entire amount. However, you can save Rs 10,000 in tax by excluding such costs from maintenance charges. The lease contains only one line saying that tenants can pay maintenance fees directly to the society association.”

Municipal taxes: 

A few individuals realize that municipal taxes, such as property and sewerage fees, can be deducted from rental income. The only requirement is that the property owner pays all municipal taxes. Tenants are frequently liable to municipal taxes. As a result, the tenants’ payments are not deductible. Municipal tax credits reduce your tax liability by lowering your income from real estate. 

Joint Possession 

You can pay taxes on your rental income if you buy a property with a trusted family member (husband/wife/parents). Rental income is shared and taxed with other family members in such cases. 

Fully or partially furnished properties: 

The property owner will provide amenities such as WiFi, a gas connection, DTH/cable TV, and a newspaper. Such charges are typically billed as rent and paid by the owner’s relevant authorities. In such cases, you can request that the lessee pay the bill and deduct the rent amount. Alternatively, you can collect them separately from the tenant. It’s not part of the rent. Therefore, rental income will decrease. 

Standard Deduction: 

When a property is purchased and rented for investment purposes, it follows that there will be some costs for repairs and maintenance. 30% of the annual net value can be claimed as a standard deduction regardless of the repair costs. 

What is the GST rate on commercial property maintenance fees? 

Buyers must pay GST on maintenance costs plus GST on property purchases. The builder levies 18% GST on monthly maintenance fees of around 4000 rupees. Maintenance charges are exempt from GST up to Rs 7700/- per month. 

What are the tax advantages of a commercial property loan? 

Tax break under section 24(B)

This section allows salaried individuals to claim income tax breaks on property loans. If the loan is used to [purchase a new home, you are eligible for a tax credit of up to Rs. 2,00,000. Interest payments are tax-deductible. 

Section 37 (1) Tax Benefit: 

Property loans are not tax deductible, whether they are for business or personal reasons. Because you are investing in real estate, a loan for investment reasons may be tax-free. 

What is the penalty for failing to declare rental income? 

When landlords intentionally omit income from their returns, the IRS imposes fraudulent filing penalties. It could include a fine of 20% of the owed amount plus 75% of the total tax due. These penalties are in addition to any unpaid taxes. 

Studio Apartment in Bangalore for Rent without Deposit

Millennials relocate to metropolitan cities in search of a better way of life, and most individuals have one thing in common: they are all looking for rental housing. Living in a studio apartment is a new trend on the market. Studio apartments are becoming increasingly popular. 

It is difficult to find a rental property that is both affordable and spacious in cities such as Bangalore. Given all this, living in a studio apartment might be a wise choice. 

Studio apartments in Banglore have a room, kitchen, and bathroom, so they’re ideal for bachelors or live-in couples.  

But if you have not decided yet, here are some studio apartment pros and cons to help you make a better decision:

Pros of renting a studio apartment in Bangalore 

  • Studio apartments are slightly less expensive and are ideal for those on a tight budget. 
  • Studio apartments are a low-maintenance investment that is simple to furnish and maintain. 
  • Because studio apartments are small, they help you save money on other expenses like lighting, cooling, and heating. 
  • Studio apartments usually sit in urban areas near commercial hubs and transportation options. As a result, residents of such flats benefit from the advantages of location and connectivity. 

Cons of renting a studio apartment in Bangalore 

  • They are not for everybody, particularly couples planning to start a family. 
  • They have room for decoration because too much furniture can make the space appear crowded. 
  • Because of limited space, socializing in studio apartments can be difficult. 
  • Studio apartments in Banglore can be claustrophobic for people unaccustomed to living in small spaces. 

You are in luck if you are looking for a studio apartment that needs little space, money, services, or amenities. The amenities in Bangalore’s studio apartments for rent will leave you wanting more. Continue reading to learn more about the facilities. 

You can have a fulfilling experience while getting a fully furnished room. Regardless of changing preferences, everything comes down to affordability. Given their tight budgets, millennials prefer living in affordable and convenient housing. You can enjoy all of the luxury and amenities of a studio apartment for rent in Bangalore at an affordable, all-inclusive rate. A studio apartment in Banglore uses technology to improve security in rental homes, such as biometric cards, facial recognition, CCTV, sensors, and so on, making it easier for the residents. 

If you are looking for a studio apartment for rent in Bangalore, this is the place to be. Whether you’re a bachelor, a working individual, or a live-in couple, these studio apartments are for anyone seeking a suitable lifestyle on an affordable budget. 

Apartment for Rent in Coimbatore Awaits You

Coimbatore, also known as Kovai, is a major city in Tamil Nadu, routinely known for its essential industries, engineering goods, textile mills, educational institutions, health care facilities, traditional culture, and boundless hospitality. It is home to a large textile industry and, more recently, an electronics manufacturing hub. 

The real estate trends in Coimbatore have changed over the years, and apartments are now gaining popularity with buyers and investors to the point where modern apartment designs have evolved. Because of its welcoming green pastures and hospitality, Coimbatore’s growing real estate market is seeing a significant increase in demand. 

Benefits of renting an apartment in Coimbatore

Pleasant weather: Coimbatore would be the best place to live due to its year-round pleasant climate. The city is full of friendly people who adhere to great culture and offer a warm welcome. 

Nature divine: A cosmopolitan city with breathtaking natural surroundings, it’s famous for its tastiest “Siruani Water,” after the Nile. 

Development: Coimbatore’s expanding IT infrastructure and easy connectivity can support businesses. Because of its essential amenities, the city attracts significant investment. 

Connectivity: The city is home to numerous universities, engineering colleges,   medical colleges, and other educational institutions, as well as healthcare industries, and it has easy access to major South Indian cities. It is one of the main reasons to rent an apartment in Coimbatore.  

The ideal location:  Apartments in Coimbatore are great for families, children, working parents, and college students. Coimbatore is a great place to buy your dream home because it has world-class institutes for technology, engineering, and arts, as well as some of the best schools in the area. The city is ideal for families to relocate to because it is not only urbanized and overcrowded. 

We are guaranteed a great future: Many jobs are available in various fields of interest due to the growing BPO, engineering, Computer hardware, and IT sectors. The gleaming city of Coimbatore is a beacon of hope for most rural people who come to fulfill their dreams. 

A flourishing metropolis: Coimbatore is a thriving metropolis in Tamil Nadu, with new buildings, stores, cinemas, restaurants, parks, and shopping malls sprouting up in every direction. A city where social and cultural life is thriving, it is one of the state’s fastest-growing cities. 

Coimbatore is Tamil Nadu’s third-largest city and one of its most industrialized. It is popularly known as the textile capital of India, like Manchester in England. 

Coimbatore has become the best city to live in due to its growing industries and proximity to world-class educational institutions. Students and working professionals, in particular, prefer to live in locales with excellent amenities and reasonable prices. So, if you’re looking for the best places to live in Coimbatore, we will tell you where you can live comfortably. 

Kovaiputhur

The western Ghats surround Kovaiputur, a residential township. Because of its cool climate and peaceful beauty, it is Little Ooty. This township has numerous schools and colleges, with a residential hub for many families. This area also has many playgrounds for children and parks for recreation. It has good transportation to other parts of the city. 

It also has religious sites and easy access to banks, supermarkets, and hospitals. In a nutshell, this is one of the best places for families to live. 

Gandhipuram

Gandhipuram is the city’s commercial district and its beating heart. This area, located in the city’s center, is a popular spot for shopping and entertainment. It is also a bus transportation hub. Many IT companies and commercial shops call it home. Gandhipuram is the best place to live in Coimbatore because it is close to important landmarks. It has a garden and a play area for children for its residents. Gandhipuram is the best place to live because it is close to important landmarks. 

Saibaba Colony

Saibaba Colony is a posh residential neighborhood in Coimbatore. It has good access to nearby areas such as Gandhipuram and RS Puram. The name stems from the Saibaba Temple, located in this area. This area consists of individual and residential properties. This location has the most public and private sector banks. Furthermore, this location is well-known for its restaurants and shopping malls. This neighborhood has well-kept parks where residents and visitors can enjoy a pleasant morning or evening stroll. 

Thondamuthur

Thondamuthur is a suburb within the Coimbatore Corporation. It is one of Coimbatore’s rapidly developing urban suburbs. This area has a good number of housing complexes and properties. Thondamuthur, surrounded by natural greenery, is one of the best places for families to live. 

Renting your dream apartment in Coimbatore would be the best decision you will ever make if you want to settle in a quiet and wonderful place in the entire state. 

Private Bungalows on Rent in Alibaug with Swimming Pool

Are you looking for a relaxing getaway to spend time with your family and friends? Alibaug is the perfect place for your next vacation! With its lush greenery and breathtaking views, this paradise offers some of the most luxurious private bungalows for rent.

Whether it’s a romantic getaway or an extended staycation, these villas provide the luxuries of home and lavish amenities to take your vacation to the next level. 

The most valuable gift you can give your family is quality time. Bungalows in Alibaug are an excellent choice for a vacation destination where you can spend quality time with your spouse, children, and parents. 

Read the full blog to find top–of–the–line villas that will be the ideal setting for your family’s long-awaited vacation. This destination’s lush green landscapes and beautiful blue waters will steal your heart!

Why choose private bungalows on rent in Alibaug?

A private bungalow in Alibaug is the ideal holiday destination. It has beautiful beaches, multiple activities, and some of the most spectacular views in India. Staying in a luxury villa allows you to relax and enjoy your vacation like never before. 

Booking the best villas in Alibaug is the ideal way to experience everything Alibaug provides while remaining comfortable and convenient. With spacious bedrooms, plenty of outdoor space, your pool, and amenities like WiFi and parking, these villas are ideal for a gateway. 

Plus, with amenities like elevators with air conditioning rooms and personal services like daily housekeeping staff, it is easy to see why staying at one of these luxurious private bungalow villas is so appealing. 

Benefits of renting a private bungalow in Alibaug

By staying in a bungalow, you may walk out your door and be in the heart of one of India’s most exciting cities. Alibaug has several attractions and sights worth seeing, including the trendy Kolaba Fort and the lovely Alibaug Beach. 

A private bungalow can accommodate up to 24 guests by providing extra mattresses and bedding, allowing you to bring your entire family or a few friends on vacation. 

Furthermore, private bungalows in Alibaug have elevators, which can be extremely useful when traveling with elderly guests or small children. Some bungalows also have a swimming pool, so it’s ideal for children and adults. 

You will have plenty of time to unwind and relax in the heat of the day at the pool. 

There is something for everyone: table tennis, carrom, billiards, and a life-size chess board. Aside from these, we have a fully stocked private theater for entertainment. 

A private bungalow is equipped with modern amenities to make your stay memorable. The bungalows are easily accessible to all areas of Alibaug, including restaurants, cafes, shopping malls, and markets. 

Places to Visit in Alibaug

While spending your vacation in a luxury bungalow, you can take a stroll to Alibaug Beach, Kolaba Fort, Varsoli Beach, Murud Janjira Fort, Brahma Kund, Kihim Beach, Kanakeshwar Forest, Vrindavan Farm, Rewas Jetty, and Murud Beach.  

What’s the best time to visit Alibaug? 

Alibaug is a charming coastal town that is ideal for a vacation getaway. This picturesque town, located close to the bustling city of Mumbai, provides visitors with a much-needed respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. 

The best months to visit Alibaug are October and November when temperatures are mild and humidity levels are at their lowest. 

During these months, Alibaug offers several things to do to keep you entertained. There is no shortage of fun things to enjoy here, from exploring ancient temples to taking long nature walks along pristine beaches. 

If you want an unforgettable experience, staying at a private bungalow on rent in Alibuag can be a great way to make your trip even more memorable. 

How to Calculate Area of Land in Square Feet

Knowing how to calculate the area in square feet is a helpful skill that is simple to learn and can help you tackle DIY home projects easily. Once you know the total square feet of a surface area, you can calculate the cost of materials for home improvement projects such as painting or laying new floors. 

Understanding square feet will improve your renting literacy- you will know how much space those numbers equate to and whether your queen bed and area rug will fit in your new bedroom. Finally, understanding square feet allows you to calculate the price of your space by dividing rental or real estate purchase prices into a price per square foot.  

What is a square foot?

Square footage is simply the amount of flat space that covers an area. Assume you know that your room is 8 feet wide by 12 feet long. You understand the width and length, but what about the surface area?

How do you know if your furniture will fit comfortably in the room? The square footage will inform you of the size of the area you’re dealing with. Based on how much usable square footage you have available and how much square footage your bed’s footprint will cover, this calculation can help you decide what size rug to buy or even if your room can fit a full or queen-size bed. 

Tip: Knowing the dimensions of your furniture can assist you in planning the best arrangement for your specific space. A footprint is the amount of space an item occupies on the ground, such as a piece of furniture, which, like your footprint, will cover an area of your room. 

How do I calculate square feet?

To calculate the square footage of any area, simply multiply its length and width (how tall x how wide). Because square feet are the most commonly used measurement in the United States for room sizes and DIY home supplies, the unit of measure will affect how you calculate square footage.  

However, using the basic formula, it is simple to convert other units of measurement to inches or yards. 

The basic formula for measuring Square Feet 

To calculate feet squared (or sq. ft. for short), first, determine the length and width of the area in question. Square feet are found by dividing the length by the width. You can use the following basic formula:

The area in square feet is length (in feet) x width (in feet).

If you do not know what a square foot is, draw a square 1 foot tall by 1 foot wide-you had one! Each of those squares stacked against each other equals every wall, followed by fabric sheets, wallpaper, etc. You are measuring the total area of a structure rather than just how tall or wide it is. 

How do I search for square feet in different types of rooms?

  • Rooms with closets are similar to rectangular rooms with small rectangular add-ons. Calculate and total the square footage of each rectangle. 
  • Rectangular rooms: Simply follow the formula to calculate the area of a room or the area with a square or rectangular shape. 
  • Odd-shaped rooms: The standard tool for measuring area can be used in odd-shaped rooms too. Simply divide the room into separate parts that are easy to calculate separately and total the results. If you have a lot of angles in your room, use this triangle formula- it is just a rectangle or square cut in half!

What is the available square footage?

In a commercial real estate setting, “usable square footage” refers to the total square footage a tenant can use, excluding common areas such as stairwells, hallways, and lobbies. 

In a residential real estate context, usable square footage refers to the surface area of your personal space in the household versus common areas such as hallways, storage closets, and shared spaces such as kitchens and living rooms. 

The bungalow provides private rooms in shared homes that are less expensive than single-person housing options in the same neighborhoods. Wifi and utilities, are up before you move in to make co-living as easy as possible. 

Unlike other forms of shared housing, Bungalow vets all residents and pairs you with roommates who share your living preferences and interests.