According to a new report, Mumbai's central business district has topped the list of cities with highest return on investment in commercial property in the country.
The report by real estate consultant Knight Frank showed that Mumbai's central business district topped the list with 19 per cent return per annum ahead of Hyderabad, Pune and Chennai in returns. The report also showed that the National Capital Region (NCR), which is largest office market in India, lags behind other cities at the 6th position with 11 per cent return per year.
Godrej Properties, the real estate development division of Godrej Group, has announced its plan to raise Rs 700 crore through rights issue.
Pirojsha Godrej, managing director & chief executive of Godrej Properties, said that the issue had already been approved by the company's board, and that the funds would be used to finance the company's existing and new projects.
London, May 9 : House prices in Britain rose by 1.1 percent in April following two consecutive increases in the previous two months, according to the Halifax House Price Index report.
The average house price in April stood at 166,094 pounds (about $257,200), the highest since 2010, reported Xinhua.
Prices in the three months from February to April were 1.3 percent higher than in the previous three months, the fifth successive increase in this measure.
Nearly 400 residents of Campa Cola compound in Mumbai's Worli area are on the verge of losing the roof over their head as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has declared that it would not extend the deadline for demolishing the buildings.
BMC on Friday served the Campa Cola compound residents notice asking them to vacate the flats within 48 hours. The Civic body also also declared that it would start demolishing the buildings on Monday.
Panaji, April 26 : Ancestral land sold by Goan expatriates could have led to Goa's real estate rush, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said Friday.
Parrikar was speaking at a function in the state secretariat to launch the official website of the Goa government's Non-Resident Indian (NRI) Commission.
The chief minister said that a lot of land owned by the expatriates was encroached or fraudulently sold by politicians and conmen, which had forced these NRIs to sell off their ancestral properties, instead of managing them.
Cement firms are planning to step up their capacities by investing in new expansions and running their existing plants at full capacity, despite emerging market concerns that demand can reverse in the future.
Aditya Birla group cement firm UltraTech Ltd has confirmed its plans to invest Rs 2,000 crore to expand its Rajasthan-based unit's capacity by 2.9 million tonne (MT).
London, April 13 : British house prices in March registered a seventh consecutive month of growth and reached a five-year high, boosted by London property prices, said Acadametrics and LSL Property Services Plc, the country's house market agencies.
The average cost of a home in England and Wales rose 0.2 percent on the month to 230,078 pounds ($354,000), Acadametrics and LSL said in a monthly report published in London.
The Real Estate Institute in New Zealand has said that the national house prices have reached their highest level ever.
The data released by the institute on Thursday shows that the median house price during the month of March touched $400,000, which is its highest level ever. The average house prices have risen 8 per cent or $30,000 to $400,000 compared to the same month of the previous year. The shortage of housing options has kept the prices high, mainly in areas including Auckland and Christchurch.
Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) has sniffed a new gas pool in an exploration well in its flagging natural gas fields in KG-D6 block.
Sources privy to the development revealed that the Mukesh Ambani-led firm encountered natural gas in its MJ-1 exploration well on the Dhirubhai-1 and Dhirubhai-3 gas fields in the KG-D6 block.
The exploration well is being drilled more than 2 kilometers deeper than, and straight beneath the producing Dhirubhai-1 and Dhirubhai-3 fields in the block.
The company drilled the exploration well on the fields to learn about reservoir characteristics.
Residents of Yeshwantpur's Platinum City apartments on HMT Road in Peenya held a protest on Friday against the Bangalore Development Authority's notices to vacate their homes.
The Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) is issuing eviction orders as the residential enclave has not obtained obligatory occupancy certificate from it.
So far, the BDA has served eviction orders to a total of 17 residents, while more than 400 are reportedly in the pipeline.
Real estate private equity firm Indiareit Fund Advisors on Tuesday announced two investments totaling Rs 200 crore.
Indiareit Fund Advisors, a division of Piramal Enterprises, said that it had made the two investments in realty projects in Central Mumbai and Pune.
The equity firm made the first investment worth Rs 100 crore in a marquee project that is being developed in Bhoiwada, Central Mumbai, by Omkar Realtors.
New Delhi, April 3 : Indian expatriates are among the top investors in Dubai's property market, which is expected to grow 10-12 percent this year, company officials and analysts say.
"Expatriates, mainly from India, Russia and Saudi Arabia, are leading the growth. Indians are among the top five investors in Dubai's property market," Ziad El Chaar, managing director of Dubai-based Damac Properties, told IANS here.
He said Dubai's real estate sector witnessed around 10 percent growth in 2012 and this was likely to further accelerate this year.
Property developer Sean Dunne has filed for bankruptcy in the US and there are indications that he might be let off from paying back to his lenders in just months.
Mr Dunne filed for bankruptcy claiming that he is being forced to go in for bankruptcy by the financial institutions, who are claiming their dues from the developer. He raised debt worth hundreds of millions of dollars for making property investments. Some believe that he might be let off from paying back his debt in just months.
Godrej Properties Ltd (GPL), the real estate arm of the Godrej conglomerate, on Thursday announced that it had hit a contract with the Sahakar Nagar Vibhag-II Federation to undertake a residential redevelopment project in Chembur, Mumbai.
The contract, which GPL entered through its wholly-owned subsidiary Godrej Redevelopers Mumbai Private Limited (GRMPL), is to redevelop a residential project of 200 tenements in Sahakar Nagar-II at Chembur in Mumbai.
Godrej Properties has announced on Friday that it is starting its second redevelopment project in Chembur area in the financial capital Mumbai.
According to the latest figures released, the average housing prices have risen 0.8 per cent during the month of March compared to the same month of the previous year.
Home insurance and repairs group, HomeServe has said that it is planning to cut about 300 jobs in the UK as it faces a fall in the number of customers in the country.
The company said that its customers are expected to fall from 2.25 million to 1.9 million by March, 2014 in the UK. The company is under investigation by the Financial Services Authority for miss-selling contracts earlier in the UK. The company has relaxed its sales terms but has not been able to maintain the number of customers.
The authorities in Singapore are offering 3,900 flats that were built as part of the Build-To-Order (BTO) project for the people in the South East Asian country.
The projects are located at three locations including Batok, Punggol and Sengkang. The flats are part of the larger plans of Housing and Development Board (HDB) to offer a total of 25,000 units this year. The HDB announced the sale of flats that are all located in non-mature towns in the country.
Washington, March 22 : US house prices maintained a moderate growth in January on a seasonally-adjusted basis, the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) reported.
House prices in January were 0.6 percent higher than a month earlier, according to the FHFA's monthly House Price Index.
Over the 12 months ending in January, house prices rose 6.5 percent, the biggest gain since 2006, indicating a steady improvement in the US housing market, reported Xinhua.
Global financial institution, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned that the rising housing prices might affect economic stability in New Zealand.
The IMF said that the government is taking appropriate steps to address the situation but added that the rising property prices in Auckland and other parts of the country could affect the economic growth in the country. IMF experts have said that the property speculation could destabilize the economy of the country.
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