Sanjeev Sinha

Sanjeev Sinha is Editor, Personal Finance at Financial Express Online. He has more than 20 years of experience with some of the top Indian media

organisations. He has covered a wide variety of subjects such as politics, taxation, wealth management, brands, marketing, management and real estate. An avid reader of crime fiction, Sanjeev spends his free time watching action movies and listening to classical music.
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Housing sales fell 30%, new launches declined by 44% in Q3FY20: Report

Housing sales in India’s nine key property markets fell 30 per cent annually during the October-December quarter despite the government launching several measures in the recent past to revive buyer sentiment.

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Bangalore, Hyderabad to be two fastest growing Asian cities over 2020-24

Bangalore and Hyderabad in India should be Asia’s fastest and third fastest-growing cities, respectively, over 2020-24, while in China, Shenzhen and Guangzhou should also outperform both the national and Asia city averages.

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Budget 2020: Hike in Section 80C deduction limit will give taxpayers much-needed relief, boost investments

Budget 2020 India: While some taxpayers and tax experts want some changes in the income tax slabs and rates, others are pitching for a hike in the Section 80C deduction limit as the current limit of Rs 150,000 is not sufficie

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Budget 2020: How restoration of income tax benefit on second home will benefit homebuyers, real estate

Budget 2020 India: Among the many expectations of taxpayers, one key expectation is the restoration of income tax benefit on second home, which may not only benefit homebuyers in a big way but also the real estate sector by s

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New Gurugram circle rates: Will houses be now cheaper in Noida, Greater Noida than Gurgaon?

The Haryana government has proposed to increase the circle rates in Grurugram, which will negatively impact the housing market by further dampening the end-user and investor sentiments in the region.

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Govt measures may put real estate back on track in 2020

The year 2019 proved to be a mixed bag for the nation's real estate sector. Here's how the sector is expected to perform in 2020.

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Soon, lower PF contribution to increase take-home salary! But, should employees opt for this option?

The news of relaxation in the mandatory deductions on account of EPF in certain sectors has brought cheer to the salaried class. However, is it for your benefit?

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Managed office space set to give further impetus to real estate

In an exclusive interview, Sharad Bajaj, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Office Beanz Private Ltd, talks about the co-working space and shares his business outlook.

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Rate cuts insufficient to stir housing sales, government needs to do more, say developers

In the present scenario, therefore, only the combined effect of lower interest rates coupled with other measures can actually stimulate residential sales out of their current lethargy.

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Jewar Airport to boost Noida, Greater Noida property markets

Similar to any mega infrastructure project, Jewar International Airport too will help revive the property market in nearby areas such as Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway.

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Expect a bullish year ahead for real estate in 2020, says Sankey Prasad of Colliers International India

In an exclusive interview, Sankey Prasad, Managing Director and Chairman, Colliers International India, talks about real estate and shares his outlook for 2020.

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Will housing sales regain the peak levels of 2013-14 in near future?

Some industry reports predict that the housing sales volume is likely to regain the levels seen in 2013 in a few quarters from now.

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Expect student housing to take off in a big way in near future: Rohit Kapoor of OYO LIFE

In an exclusive interview, Rohit Kapoor, CEO, New Real Estate Businesses, OYO LIFE, talks about the co-living and student housing segments in India and shares his business outlook.

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More than 50% of delayed housing projects in 9 residential markets of India are in MMR: Report

According to an analysis that covers 10 prime residential markets of the country, as many as 1,665 RERA-registered housing projects are delayed by over 5 years across India and are likely to see completing only after 2020.

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Commercial, retail real estate on strong footing even as housing segment faces challenging times

The housing segment has recorded subdued growth even during the festive season. Thankfully, that is not the case with commercial, retail and warehousing sectors, which are said to be on a strong footing.

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Will Alternate Investment Fund revive stalled housing projects?

This Special Window will provide last-mile funding to only those housing projects which are in the non-NPA and non-NCLT category and are net worth positive.

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Gurugram bucks housing trend with maximum new launches in NCR: Study

Data show that buyers today have better access to affordable housing options at a time when Gurugram has seen an increase of 27% in new launches.

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Good news! Key NCR cities witness maximum decline in unsold housing stock

The collective unsold housing stock in the three key cities of Uttar Pradesh has declined by 26% in two years, from 1,31,150 units in Q3 2017 to about 97,270 units by the Q3 2019-end.

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Real estate market remains sluggish, but developers betting big on festive sales

In spite of a slew of reform measures taken by the government, over the past few years, the real estate sector has been grappling with subdued demand.,

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5 reasons to buy your dream home this festive season

Investors are not interested in putting their money into stagnating real estate. However, for an end-user who is planning to buy his dream home, this pessimistic market scenario can be used to his benefit.

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Real estate bets big on festive season, but will its fortunes revive?

The prevalent mood this season is one of cautious optimism, as we are still some way from a full-fledged revival of the realty sector.

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Home Loan Prepayment Vs Investment: Should you prepay your home loan or invest for better returns?

Should I invest or pay off my home loan? This is the most intriguing question which keeps playing on the mind of a large number of home loan takers, particularly in a falling interest rate regime.

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Better connectivity, proximity to commercial hubs boost demand for housing

Industry experts believe that better connectivity is perhaps one of the most important drivers of demand as far as real estate is concerned.

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Cheaper home loans, ready-to-move-in affordable homes may be big drivers of demand during this festive season

Although expectations are muted this year, still some increase in sales are expected because of various factors, including the availability of affordable ready-to-move-in homes as well as cheaper home loans.

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Want lower home loan, car loan EMIs? How to do it without switching banks

In line with the RBI guidelines, a number of banks have already linked their loans to customers' risk profile, while many others are in the process of doing so.

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Good news for borrowers! Home loans, car loans to get cheaper as SBI, HDFC Bank reduce lending rates

SBI is not the only leading bank which has slashed its lending rates recently. Some other banks – including HDFC Bank and ICICI Bank – have also made their home loans, car loans, and personal loans cheaper.

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Good News Taxpayers! Income Tax Department can’t issue you a notice or order without doing this

In a bid to provide better services to taxpayers and ensure greater accountability and transparency in tax administration, CBDT has announced the launch of Documentation Identification Number.

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