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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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Mumbai sees record property registrations in the last month of lower stamp duty window

From 1st March 2021 to 24th March 2021, Mumbai recorded property registration of 12,696 units at a daily rate of 529 units, which is nearly 4.3 times higher than the daily rate of registration recorded at 123 units in March 2

Residential sales recover over 90% to pre-Covid levels in Q1 2021: JLL

Mumbai has consistently been the largest contributor to sales in the last four quarters. In Q1 2021, Mumbai accounted for 23% of the sales, followed by Delhi NCR with a share of 21%.

Housing sales in top 7 cities surge 29%, new launches by 51% in Q1 2021

Around 58,290 units were sold in Q1 2021 in comparison to 45,200 units in Q1 2020 - effectively breaching pre-COVID levels.

5 smart ways to save tax without making any investment

There are some options that can help us reduce our tax outgo without making any investment.

REITs market in India poised to evolve in 2021, led by Bengaluru: JLL

Attractive tax structures, relaxing of norms for sponsors etc. aim to make Indian REITs more attractive to global equity investors and domestic institutional and retail investors.

India emerges as global hotspot for commercial real estate investment

Global investors are looking at India today for better yields and many international funds are venturing into the commercial real estate investment for that purpose.

80% ultra-wealthy Indians expect to reduce international travel in 2021: Survey

43% of ultra-wealthy Indians said they are more likely to consider private aviation for their travelling needs going forward, while 27% are less likely to consider, and 30% remains unchanged.

Covid-19 saw 2X rise in home owners, landlords from Tier-2 cities taking digital route to sell property: Survey

Landlords and owners from over 500 cities and towns across India are now opting for digital solutions to sell their property.

How Haryana Govt move to impose 2% additional duty on transfer of property will impact realty market

The proposed duty will be applicable on transfer of properties in the secondary market and the two per cent duty shall be imposed in addition to the already applicable charges in such transfers.

How much money can you deposit in a savings account in a year to stay outside the taxman’s radar?

How much money can you put into a savings account and also withdraw from it in a financial year to stay outside the taxman's radar?

India ranks 56th globally in home price appreciation: Knight Frank

India was the weakest-performing country in Q4 2020, with a decline of 3.6% YoY in home prices, followed by Morocco with a drop of 3.3% YoY.

Loan Against Property rates starting at 7.95%: Check what banks are offering

These securitized loans could offer a higher loan quantum at lower interest rates than unsecured loan products like a personal loan.

Buying a home? Check out the top 3 cities for property investment

These three cities are currently ideal residential investment destinations, with potentially satisfactory price appreciation over the next 5-10 years.

How much gold can you keep at home without earning taxmen’s ire?

While higher liquidity and sentimental attachment towards gold make it part of almost everyone’s portfolio, the question is: How much gold a person can legally hold in India?

South Faridabad may emerge as a major real estate hotspot in 2021

As per ANAROCK Research, Faridabad was the only city in the entire NCR, or even other top cities, that saw a jump in total new housing supply in 2020 amidst the pandemic.

Advance Income Tax Last Date Today: Pay final instalment of your advance tax today or face penalty

Advance Tax Payment Deadline, Last Date to File Advance Income Tax Today: You need to pay the final instalment of this financial year's advance tax latest by March 15, 2021, or be prepared to face penalty.

PPF Vs NPS Vs ELSS Vs Others: Last minute tax saving investment options available under Section 80C

Before you invest your hard-earned money in any of the available investment options, you must take time out to compare and choose the right one based on your risk appetite and return expectations, among others.

Studio apartments’ growth curve hits reverse gear in 2020

Of the total of 884 projects launched in 2020 across the top 7 cities of the country, just 130 projects offered studio apartments – a 15% share.

How much does a Rs 2 crore term insurance policy cost?

It might be a better idea to buy a term insurance policy instead of traditional policies like endowment plans as the former could offer a higher sum assured at affordable premiums.

Residential real estate may stage a K-shaped recovery in FY22: Ind-Ra

Grade I players are likely to see a surge in growth from a moderately strong base, while non-Grade I players are likely to see a reversal of the sharp decline experienced in FY21.

PropTech attracts $551 mn investment in India in 2020: Report

Investments in the PropTech segment grew marginally up to $551 million in 2020 from $549 million in 2019.

Equity Mutual Funds see outflow for 8th straight month in February

With markets touching all-time highs in February, it provided a good profit booking opportunity for investors. Moreover, the elevated valuation levels could have also triggered rebalancing of portfolios.

Women remain drastically under-represented among the ranks of mutual fund managers: Report

Of the 376 fund managers, 30 are women who are managing funds either as primary or secondary managers or have oversight as heads of equity or debt.

Looking for lowest home loan interest rates? Check out latest rates offered by 20 banks

If you’re planning to take a home loan, here is a list of 20 banks - including SBI, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank, PNB and Axis Bank - that are currently offering the lowest interest rates in the country.

he bank is required to close such SCSS on the death of the senior citizen and the deposit attracts a rate of savings bank account from the date of death till the transfer of proceeds to your savings bank account.

DSP Investment Managers launches DSP Floater Fund – Check details

The scheme aims to navigate interest rate cycles in an optimal manner, having the potential to gain from fall in interest rates as well as aiming to shield portfolio returns in times of reversal of the interest rate cycle.

Two-thirds of urban Indian women use digital payment modes regularly: Survey

As per the survey, close to two-thirds of urban Indian women use digital modes of payment on a general basis. Almost as many use cash, but slightly lesser make payments through cards.

Axis Bank launches WhatsApp Banking – Now resolve your banking queries instantly via WhatsApp

Axis Bank has now come out with WhatsApp Banking, which will help you bank anywhere and anytime on your favorite chatting app.

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