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Which is better – Buying a house or living in a rented apartment?

While owning a home is typically every Indian’s dream, skyrocketing property prices, especially in metros, have led to people preferring to rent rather than buy. Many who can afford to purchase a home, on the other hand, face a difficult decision between buying and renting. In India, it has been observed that people who can afford to buy a house place a higher value on owning a home, with renting...

‘Pagdi’ buildings may be brought under RERA

MUMBAI: The government is planning to bring tenanted or cessed buildings and tenants of such buildings under the Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Act, 2016 (RERA),providing for the first time the same protection to these consumers as those available to other home buyers. The tenanted or cessed buildings that dot the landscape of many cities, especially Mumbai, house people who have been...

Retirement and second home market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 23.63%: Report

The retirement and second home market segment in India are expected to grow at a CAGR of 23.63% in the next 5 years, according to a report by 360 Realtors. The current size of the market is USD 1.394 billion and is set to reach USD 4.021 billion by 2026. At the onset of the previous decade, the concept of such a home started becoming popular in the country. Goa became a natural choice, comprising...

Luxury Homes Expected In 2022

The constantly evolving definition of a home combined with Indians’ rising purchasing power is driving the luxury property market across the country’s top metros. Read on for a detailed analysis This is the year of the luxury home-buyer and realty experts envisage a phenomenal jump in the sales of and the demand for luxury apartments in the Rs 10-25 crore range. A survey released by India...

Is Your Housing Society Disabled-Friendly?

Inclusive developments that cater to the needs of all citizens, including the physically challenged, are necessary to realize the full potential of all. Here’s how residential spaces are adapting and innovating to meet inclusive development goals Having lived with reduced mobility throughout his life due to a polio condition, 78-year-old Mumbaikar Valerian Fernandes feels that including the needs of...

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