Construction permits in Delhi, Mumbai via online mode from October

However, the present system of both online and manual procedure will continue till then

http://www.livemint.com/Home-Page/Construction-permits-in-Delhi-Mumbai-via-online-mode-from-O.html

End-user demand for houses remains high

The high demand is mostly for houses that cost lesser than Rs.50 lakh, as price rise is affecting affordability

http://www.livemint.com/Home-Page/Enduser-demand-for-houses-remains-high.html

Large realty firms scouting for stuck projects to fuel expansion

Hiranandani, Godrej Properties, Tata Housing among those taking acquisition route for expansion

http://www.livemint.com/Companies/Large-realty-firms-scouting-for-stuck-projects-to-fuel-expan.html

Commercial realty does better than residential in 2015: report

Demand from certain sectors drove commercial real estate but residential sector saw little change

http://www.livemint.com/Money/Commercial-realty-does-better-than-residential-in-2015-repo.html

Centre decides to speed up construction of national highways

The road transport and highways ministry has decided to more than double the rate at which national highways are being built—from 16 km a day to 41 km a day

http://www.livemint.com/Politics/Centre-decides-to-speed-up-construction-of-national-highways.html

Community land reserves and affordable housing in India

We need a different strategy if we are to provide affordable housing for the poor well into the future

http://www.livemint.com/Politics/Community-land-reserves-and-affordable-housing-in-India.html

Sale of property in India will be taxed in the year of sale

PIOs are allowed to repatriate up to $1 million per financial year out of the sale proceeds of assets in India acquired by her by way of inheritance

http://www.livemint.com/Money/Sale-of-property-in-India-will-be-taxed-in-the- year-of-sale.html

Expanding residential footprint

Located to the north of central Chennai, this micro-market comprises areas such as, Ambattur, Avadi, Kolathur, Madhavaram, Tondiarpet and Thiruvottiyur

http://www.livemint.com/Money/Expanding-residential-footprint.html

Residential projects: Low demand yet prices rule high

While high unsold inventories and few new launches marked 2015, real estate price data reveals that rates went up by 3-15% during 2013 and 2015.

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/residential-projects-low-demand-yet-prices-rule-high-2777108/#sthash.tKK4FmfS.dpuf

Steel association moves SC for consolidated hearing in MIP cases

Attorney general Mukul Rohatgi asks the court to grant some time as the Centre has also filed a similar case for transfer

http://www.livemint.com/Politics/Steel-association-moves-SC-for-consolidated-hearing-in-MIP-c.html

Lessons from Tata Steel

Tata Steel’s decision is in keeping with the trend of Indian companies selling off overseas assets to either repay debt or exit low-yielding assets

http://www.livemint.com/Opinion/Lessons-from-Tata-Steel.html

Wait for one more year before you can seek shelter under Real Estate Act

The housing ministry effectively set April 30, 2017, as the deadline for all states to establish a Real Estate Regulatory Authority and an Appellate Tribunal.

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/#sthash.lVN2GSRN.dpuf

Furniture major IKEA giving a ‘desi’ touch to its global business model

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/todays-paper/tp-news/article8525229.ece

Poor building audits ‘recipe for disaster’

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/todays-paper/tp-news/article8525238.ece

Ease of construction: Modi wants India in top 50 globally

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/todays-paper/tp-news/article8495736.ece

Smart city project: 40 cities to be selected in second round

http://realty.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/industry/52034410

'India's green building footprint can be largest in world by 2022'

http://realty.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/industry/52003997

Reduce home prices to attract more buyers, Raghuram Rajan tells realtors

http://realty.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/industry/51987661

NRIs turn to property management startups for better returns on homes

http://realty.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/industry/51822460