User: sandman1965 Topic: real estate
Category: Home Loans
Last updated: Jan 30 2015 12:48 IST RSS 2.0
 
1 to 20 of 5,570    
5 smart tips for home loan customers 30.1.2015 Rediff: GetAhead
Do you aspire to purchase a house? Are you depending upon a bank or housing finance company to fund your needs? Is the same rate of interest charged by two different lenders confusing you? You are at the right place.
Also found in: [+]
HDFC Q3 net rises 11.5 pct on higher loan growth 29.1.2015 Sify Finance
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Housing Development Finance Corp (HDFC), India's top mortgage lender, posted an 11.5 percent gain in quarterly net profit, in line with estimates, aided by higher
Also found in: [+]
India's HDFC Q3 net profit rises 11.5 pct on higher loan growth 29.1.2015 Sify Finance
NEW DELHI, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Housing Development Finance Corp (HDFC), India's top mortgage lender, posted an 11.5 percent gain in quarterly net profit, in line with estimates, aided by higher loan
Also found in: [+]
Stamp duty reform brings spike in UK home buyer interest 28.1.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
December saw highest number of house buyers visiting estate agents for a decade

Changes to stamp duty announced eight weeks ago led to the highest number of buyers visiting estate agents in December for 10 years, according to the National Association of Estate Agents.

Association members reported the number of house buyers registered in December was on average 360 per branch; the last time December visits were this high was in 2004.

Continue reading...
Also found in: [+]
Buying a home in 2015? Here's some good news 28.1.2015 Sify Finance
Also found in: [+]
Best tips to ease your top-up loan burden 27.1.2015 Rediff: Top Stories (India)
By consolidating borrowings, the total EMI burden and interest cost can be reduced.
Also found in: [+]
Police poster boy cleared of fraud alleges smear campaign by own force 23.1.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
John Buttress says he was repeatedly falsely accused because he tried to expose corrupt practice in Greater Manchester police

John Buttress was a poster boy for Greater Manchester police. Ten years ago he appeared in adverts for the force’s high potential development scheme, which cherry-picks the brightest and best for a fast-track programme. “I never imagined I could get so far in my force,” read the slogan above a picture of Buttress in uniform. “I moved from constable to chief inspector in five years.”

There’s another thing Buttress could never have imagined: standing trial on a fraud charge instigated by his own colleagues – a charge that he claimed in court had been brought only after he stood up to senior officers whom he accused of bullying and persecution.

Continue reading...
Also found in: [+]
First-time home buyers in Britain must save for ‘more than a decade’ 22.1.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Shelter report underlines the difficulty faced by prospective home buyers for many of whom escaping rent is ‘a fantasy’

Aspiring first-time buyers in some parts of the country will have to save up for more than a decade to raise a big enough deposit to afford a home, with single people and those who have started a family facing the longest path to homownership, according to research from the housing charity Shelter.

Rising house prices, low-earnings growth and the high cost of living mean that a childless couple in their 20s living in England would need to save up for more than six-and-a-half years to build up the 20% deposit typically put down by those stepping on to the housing ladder. Even though wages are generally higher in London and the south-east, so too are rents and other living costs, meaning that in these parts of the country it takes even longer to build a deposit.

Continue reading...
Also found in: [+]
Attractive home loans? Tread with caution 22.1.2015 Rediff: Business
If you are looking to stay in the property, unnecessary delays will only increase the cost.
Also found in: [+]
Government's new housing policy faces challenges: Report 21.1.2015 ET: Infrastructure
Housing finance companies are expected to grow their loan books by 20-22 per cent in 2015 and will need a whopping Rs 2 trillion in incremental funding.
Also found in: [+]
Report points out challenges in government's new housing policy 21.1.2015 DNA: Top News
The new government's 'housing for all by 2022' and liberalised FDI norms will boost the residential mortgage backed securities (RMBS) market, but challenges remain for development of the sector, says a report. Rating agency Moody's Investors Service in the report said as the funding needs of the domestic mortgage lenders grow in step with the government vision to provide 'housing for all', the RMBS market has scope to develop into a larger funding source, particularly for niche lenders focused on affordable housing. "Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'housing for all by 2022' goal will boost the emerging RMBS market, though challenges remain for the development of the sector," it added. In 2014, the RMBS issuances rose 75 per cent to Rs 5,300 crore, but the report notes that this growth was from a low base and the sector remains relatively small. It is estimated that the country faces a housing shortage of about 18.78 million units in urban areas. The government has liberalised the FDI regime for the ...
Also found in: [+]
PM reviews preparations for "Housing for All" 21.1.2015 Govt of india: PIB
PM reviews preparations for "Housing for All"
Also found in: [+]
'We assist to bankrupt ideology of violent extremism everywhere' 21.1.2015 Rediff: News
In his penultimate State of the Union address, Barack Obama said that the economy is improving.
Also found in: [+]
Full text of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address 21.1.2015 TOI: The United States
Full text of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address
Also found in: [+]
How 3D printing and land reform could help to solve the housing crisis 20.1.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Using open source software to design and custom build houses, together with a change in planning law, could open up the market so we could build affordable homes we want to live in

Since the Industrial Revolution the assumption has always been that the only people who can build homes at scale are large organisations – either state or market – building whole estates; rows of one-size-fits-all boxes for imaginary “average” humans. Form follows finance.

In a way, the most extraordinary thing is that this top-down form of development became so normal. Planned communities tend to be, at best, dormitory neighbourhoods and shopping malls, and at worst, empty, economically dysfunctional accumulations of capital; permanent hotels for borrowers with ever larger mortgages.

Continue reading...
Also found in: [+]
Happy New Year home buyers! 20.1.2015 Rediff: GetAhead
If you have plans to buy a new home in 2015, there's good news for you
Also found in: [+]
Budget likely to raise home loan exemption 20.1.2015 Hindustan Times: Business
The government may raise the tax exemption limit on home loan interest by Rs 50000 this year in what will help thousands of families save more ...
Also found in: [+]
Housing market creeps up in ‘new year bounce’ 19.1.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
Cost of property increased by £3,798 compared with December, despite January usually being month when asking prices fall

The housing market is showing signs of a “new year bounce” in activity, with new sellers increasing asking prices by an average of nearly £4,000 in January, property search website Rightmove has reported.

The price of property coming on the market increased by 1.4% or £3,798 compared with December - despite January usually being a month when asking prices fall, the website said.

Continue reading...
Also found in: [+]
WestBridge backs India Shelter 19.1.2015 TOI: India Business
Private equity firm WestBridge Capital is leading a $30-million financing round in India Shelter Finance Corporation (ISFC), a housing finance company providing loans to informal income segments.
Also found in: [+]
Buying a home in Britain should not be an impossible dream 18.1.2015 The Guardian -- Front Page
The obnoxious divisiveness of a housebuilder’s ad for London penthouses perfectly encapsulates the UK housing crisis ‘To make the impossible possible. To rise, and rise”. Uttered in a movie-trailer tone, it sounds like the mission statement for a Mars probe – but, set against the backdrop of the twinkling lights of night-time London, it’s actually the voiceover for a particularly obnoxious Redrow ad for flats in one of the capital’s now-ubiquitous glass and steel skyscrapers, launched and hastily withdrawn earlier this month after a furious outburst on social media. Its sharply suited, go-getting protagonist is whisked through the streets in a cab, reminiscing about all the hours he had to put in (“the mornings … that felt like night”); the calls from mates he was forced to ignore; and the terrible soul-searching he had to endure to succeed (apparently he felt the urge to “be more than individual”). Without encountering another soul, our hero strides into an anonymous lobby and is whisked up to a vast, ...
Also found in: [+]
1 to 20 of 5,570