Housing Projects for Seniors, Bangalore Tops The List

There are seven housing projects for seniors in Bangalore. The city is far ahead to the others like Chennai and Pune which has three each such projects.

Bangalore is one of the prime IT hubs in India. It is known for its IT development. Temperate climate, end-user oriented residential sector, stable property prices, etc. were some of the most used adjectives for Bangalore city. Adding to all these is the top position for developing most number of housing projects for the ‘seniors.’ Continue reading

Residential Market Likely To Grow Theme-Based

Theme-based housing has become the latest trend in the Indian residential market. According to the industry experts, the theme-based housing projects hold better potentials for growth in India.
Indian residential market becomes theme oriented

Indian residential market becomes theme oriented.

Recent trend in the Indian residential market is that it has become theme-based. Indian realty market witnesses a steady increase in the demand for theme-based housing projects. Viewing this increased demand for theme-based homes; Tata Housing Development Co. Limited is up with many theme-oriented projects.

Speaking to media persons Mr. Rajeeb Dash, marketing head at Tata Housing Development Co. Limited; said that theme based projects are becoming more popular in India. In his opinion theme based projects have a very bright future in the residential market in the upcoming days.

The growing trend is seen as resulting from the people’s contact with the outer world. At present the people of India travel a lot; and they get acquainted with the housing trends in the world-cities like Paris, New York, Dubai and the-like. These cities influence them and moreover they become aware of the western culture and the residential markets there. Continue reading

Housing Segment Needs Infrastructure Status: NAREDCO Demands

NAREDCO, the National Real Estate Development Council, demanded that the housing segment should be given infrastructure status as it will enable them to gain tax benefits.
housing segment demands industry status

NAREDCO demands industry status for housing segment.

National Real Estate Development Council has recently demanded infrastructure status for the housing segment. The Housing ministry expressed that infrastructure status can be given to the affordable housing segment.

Housing and Poverty Alleviation Ministry (MHUPA) gestured that this time special focus will be on affordable housing segment. Housing Ministry revealed that they are hopeful of bringing some changes in the affordable housing segment. Continue reading

Tata Housing in talks for fund

Tata Housing is in initial talks with 2 PE funds, Sequoia Capital and Atlanta Equity, to raise funds for its multiple affordable housing projects, signaling that the PE players were willing to return to the real estate projects that offer good customer demand and less risk.

Sequoia and Atlanta have begun talks with the Mumbai-based realty firm to pick up minority stakes into its existing low-priced housing project in Boisar near Mumbai and three other affordable housing projects expected to be launched.

The two PE players want to pick up stake in Tata’s projects because they are low-risk projects with decent returns, the person close to the development said, adding that PE players could expect a return of 20-30% in these projects.

Sequoia Capital had marked around $1.8 billion out of its total ten billion dollars to India. If a deal with Tata Housing goes through, it could perhaps be its first in the real estate. Ditto for Atlanta Equity, an Atlanta-based $109-million fund founded in 2007.