30.10.2008 - Real estate slump may pull prices by 20% in India
From Indiatimes.com: With a slump in the Indian real estate sector due to excessive credit crunch and demand slowdown, home buyers can expect a further correction in real estate prices in the range of 15-20% in next six months. There are several factors working against the Indian real estate sector that can bring about such a price correction. With the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) tightening money supply and increasing interest rates to fight inflation, the developers are facing liquidity crunch. Banks are getting jittery over loan disbursals to real estate developers. Even if the developers manage to get loans from banks, they are hardpressed to keep more collateral with the banks. .... Full Article: Source