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Will real estate cos. pay for their deeds?

(Sep 6, 2011)

"Will real estate companies pay for their deeds?" comments on the unfair trade practices followed by real estate companies and analyzes the possible impact of CCI verdict on the profitability and stock prices of these companies

Realty sector: Till the dust settles

(Dec 20, 2010)

The recent housing scam has brought a correction long due in the realty sector and should be used to bring in reforms

REIT: Treat or retreat for real estate investors?

(Mar 29, 2010)

This article discusses REIT and their advantages and drawbacks in the Indian context

Realty: Demand woes

(Sep 2, 2008)

In the previous article, we had discussed the impact of rising interest rates and cost of capital on the fortunes of realty companies.

Realty: Interest rates woes

(Aug 30, 2008)

The real estate sector is currently going through a tough phase as it is caught between the sluggish housing demand and the rising cost of capital. The demand for real estate significantly depends on the prevailing interest rates offered by the banks. As such, due to poor cash flows, the developers have to resort to higher cost borrowings. Since most of the banks have increased their lending rates by 0.5% to 1% in the months of July and August, the scenario for companies from the real estate sec

Real estate: 'Taxed' growth

(Dec 17, 2007)

Over a period of time the taxes and the regulatory environment in the real estate sector has become very important. The construction industry is already subject to a number of taxes and is considered as one of the overburdened tax segments.

ULCRA Repealed: Our View

(Nov 30, 2007)

The Urban Land (Ceiling & Regulation) Act (ULCRA), 1976 came into force in February 1976. Initially, the states of Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Orissa, Punjab, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal adopted the Act. Thereafter, it was adopted by six more states namely Assam, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya and Rajasthan.

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