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Prices up, sales brisk in Trump’s South American tower

PUNTA DEL ESTE, Uruguay: In recent weeks, the massive head shot of Donald Trump that greeted visitors to the Trump Tower Punta del Este “ultra exclusive” apartment project in this… Read more »


Zuckerberg reconsiders process to get land

HONOLULU: The billionaire chief executive officer of Facebook says he is reconsidering the process by which he is trying to gain title to about a dozen small parcels of land… Read more »


Realty hit hard by demonetization, awaits ‘white money’ buyers

NEW DELHI: Property market, long considered a black money safe haven, seems to have taken a big hit from demonetization, with developers seeing their sales drop by about 50 per… Read more »

The Bank of Baroda headquarters is pictured in Mumbai, India, April 27, 2016. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui/Files

Home loans turn cheaper as banks cut rates

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI: Home loans are set to turn cheaper with state-run Bank of Baroda lowering its rate to as low as 8.35 per cent – the lowest across industry –… Read more »


What’s in store for housing market in 2017?

We got spoiled in 2016. Mortgage rates fell be low 4 percent at the beginning of the year, and they spent the summer flirting with record lows. And then, just… Read more »


Houses for 44 cr with power, water, LPG

NEW DELHI: Pursuing its aim of providing ‘homes not houses’, the Centre has said it will not only ensure roof over head of as many as 44 crore people in… Read more »

CREDAI President Getamber Anand

Builders pin hopes on rate cuts for revival in 2017

NEW DELHI: Property market was the economy’s underbelly this year and demonetization towards the fag end only made it more isolated. But things might change in 2017 as builders are… Read more »


States told to allot land to homeless

NEW DELHI: In a unique initiative, the Centre has asked states to allot land to a female member of homeless families so that they can be provided with funds for… Read more »


Twice as many new houses needed to keep pace with demand

We need more houses. It’s going to take a long time until we have enough. Check out what happened during and after the housing bust that began in 2008: Single-family… Read more »


Crown Point at Stonebrae Country Club in Hayward is now open

HAYWARD, CA: It’s time to discover where country club living comes with a view. With beautiful new models now open, Brookfield Residential has issued an invite to experience Crown Point… Read more »


Change the locks & 4 other things to do when moving into a home

You bought the house and circled “moving day” on the calendar. Before you get settled in, there are 5 things to do immediately to the home you just bought. The No. 1… Read more »

Union Minister of Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and Parliamentary Affairs, Venkaiah Naidu

‘Housing, construction got benefits in budget’

NEW DELHI: The housing and construction sector got various tax reliefs in the 2016-17 budget despite not being accorded the infrastructure status, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu has said. The sector… Read more »

Treasury Deptt to track high-end deals in NY and Miami

Treasury Deptt to track high-end deals in NY and Miami

WASHINGTON: The Treasury Department will begin tracking sales of high-end real estate in two of the country’s most expensive markets -Miami and Manhattan – to try to crack down on… Read more »


North Platte plans to improve housing options

NORTH PLATTE, Neb.: The city of North Platte has entered a partnership with the North Platte Area Chamber and Development Corporation to improve housing options. The city and the chamber… Read more »


Raheja cuts price for housing project in Sohna, Gurgaon

NEW DELHI: To boost sluggish sales, realty firm Raheja Developers has said it has launched a housing project in Sohna, Gurgaon, at a price of Rs 2,500 per sq ft,… Read more »

Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

Jaitley tells developers not to depend on sops

MUMBAI: Terming the real estate sector as an important engine for faster growth, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said developers should not depend on government subsidies but learn to survive… Read more »

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2015, file photo, a man rides his bike past the MGM Grand hotel and casino in Las Vegas. MGM Resorts International on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 announced it plans to spin off part of its casino-resort real estate into a separate company that will lease the properties back to MGM to boost value for shareholders and give both companies more flexibility to grow. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

MGM Resorts to create a real estate trust

LAS VEGAS: MGM Resorts International plans to shift some of its casino-resort real estate into a separate company that will lease the properties back to MGM to boost value for… Read more »

The National Association of Realtors says sales rose 7.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.82 million. That's the most since May 2010, when sales were fueled by a federal home-buying tax credit.

California home sales regain footing

SAN DIEGO: California home sales regained footing in September and prices cooled as buyers sought property in more affordable markets away from the coast, a research firm said. The median… Read more »


Terrace Ridge offers 36 exquisite luxury homes in Dublin

DUBLIN, CA: Terrace Ridge by William Lyon Homes presents a limited collection of 36 exquisite luxury homes and is among Dublin’s most coveted new addresses. Three distinctive single-family home designs… Read more »

Christopher Cerk stands for a photo outside the 170-square-foot home he built himself in Ann Arbor, Mich.

University of Michigan student builds, lives in tiny house

ANN ARBOR, Mich.: A University of Michigan computer science junior has moved into a 170-square-foot home he built himself. Christopher Cerk, 21, loaded the tiny house on a trailer and… Read more »