Property price could become stable

A two-day real estate conference, Build Up 2008, which started in Bangalore on Tuesday, bore the grim realities of the global financial crisis and its impact on Indian real estate. Neither of the two major speakers — Union urban development minister S Jaipal Reddy and CM B S Yeddyurappa — turned up.
The other prominent speakers painted a somewhat sombre picture. “We are feeling the ripples of the global slowdown.
There’s a 30% drop in new projects compared to a year ago,” said Kumar Gera, chairman of the Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India. However, he added pent-up demand will manifest itself once markets stabilize.
Irfan Razack, CMD of Prestige Estates, said, “Prices in the primary market are expected to stabilize. People are not going to make the profits they did before.”
J C Sharma, MD of Sobha Developers, said, “Going forward, people could see a softening in land prices.”

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  1. Posted October 23, 2008 at 2:23 am | Permalink

    Realty has seen a sharp slump and this has sent the world economy into a dizzying cycle, the question on everybody`s mind is . Is it time yet to invest in Real Estate? The simple rule across all investment markets is `Buy low; Sell high`, it holds good even in the Real Estate market. But what one waits for is the cycle to bottom out which will enable us to buy at the lowest point, this could be crucial as one could often miss the same. Especially in case of Real Estate where the trend reversal would happen in leaps and bounds and the cycle is long term, the trend reversal could mean significant opportunity loss.For more view- realtydigest.blogspot.com

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