Under pressure, realty firms offer easier payment plans, smaller units
Most developers consider January to May to be the peak sales period and are leaving no stone unturned to convert enquiries into bookings
http://www.livemint.com/Companies/zHJdut7oEwuRh2GQ27Hj2O/Under-pressure-realty-firms-offer-easier-payment-plans-sma.html

Tata Housing sets sights on Rs 15-20 lakh affordable homes again
The Mumbai-based firm will also start deploying capital from its two platforms with CDC-IFC and Macquarie
http://www.livemint.com/Companies/7LRoFKtSeYP804nuMaevLP/Tata-Housing-sets-sights-on-Rs-1520-lakh-affordable-homes-a.html

Demonetization impact: Realty firms may miss 2016-17 sales targets
Real estate sales dropped significantly in November-December. Sales have picked up now but still below the September levels
http://www.livemint.com/Companies/Ruf3IGy08bXfIaqMInNheN/Demonetisation-impact-Realty-firms-may-miss-201617-sales-t.html

Realty stocks rebound on budget boost, sales recovery
After demonetization, BSE Realty eroded nearly 20% until 25 December, but since then, it’s up 21.24%, outperforming Sensex which gained 10.87% in the same period
http://www.livemint.com/Money/EUuXAjmHxyfrxmRQCq4b1K/Realty-stocks-rebound-on-budget-boost-sales-recovery.html

You can claim tax benefits on home loan interest for a rented out house
If you propose to buy an under-construction property, the pre-construction interest can also be availed as deduction
http://www.livemint.com/Money/SdpqP3K3OaEQffkJsAXrjL/You-can-claim-tax-benefits-on-home-loan-interest-for-a-rente.html

Government’s push for highway projects likely to benefit road developers
The govt in its Union budget announced an allocation of Rs. 64,900 crore for the construction of national highways for 2017-18, up from Rs58,000 crore for 2016-17
http://www.livemint.com/Politics/RMV89xzE8m9gNb2fX0LUxO/Govts-push-for-highway-projects-likely-to-benefit-road-deve.html

Steel production likely to remain higher in 2017-18: Report
In 2017-18, steel production is expected to remain higher backed by an expected revival in consumption
http://www.livemint.com/Industry/bMijWuYcA6jzSkHlpUFs0I/Steel-production-likely-to-remain-higher-in-201718-Report.html

Construction industry needs to do its bit to cut pollution
http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/57308118.cms

Affordable Housing: Land costs to technology; factors that influence successful implementation
The Union Budget 2017-18 has yet again emphasised the importance of housing, and has accorded infrastructure status to this sector.
http://indianexpress.com/article/business/business-others/affordable-housing-land-costs-to-technology-factors-that-influence-successful-implementation-budget-4535274/

Just buy and occupy
Developers are luring buyers with attractive schemes to homes that are completed and waiting to be occupied
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/todays-paper/tp-others/tp-editorial-feature/just-buy-and-occupy/article9557878.ece

Government cuts down 56 labour registers to 5 common ones
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/policy/economy/article9557708.ece

Budget builds demand for cement
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/portfolio/real-assets/budget-builds-demand-for-cement/article9550705.ece

Provide housing for construction labourers: Government panel
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/provide-housing-for-construction-labourers-govt-panel/articleshow/57259065.cms

It’s time to promote steel-based construction, says Sushim Banerjee
http://www.financialexpress.com/market/commodities/its-time-to-promote-steel-based-construction-says-sushim-banerjee/569006/

Demand from road construction is inching up, says Cummins India
http://www.moneycontrol.com/news/results-boardroom/demandroad-construction-is-inching-up-says-cummins-india_8418201.html

Wooden “plyscrapers” challenge concrete and steel
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/international-business/wooden-plyscrapers-challenge-concrete-and-steel/articleshow/57296447.cms

The story of India’s real estate resale market
In addition to large unsold inventory with developers across the major Indian cities, there is a very active resale or secondary market.
http://realty.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/industry/the-story-of-indias-real-estate-resale-market/57127461

PE inflows in real estate hit a nine-year high in 2016
http://www.livemint.com/Money/NHffVUIsxPWtMRJF7M5QHN/PE-inflows-in-real-estate-hit-a-nineyear-high-in-2016.html