28.09.2011 - India: Home sales: Builders think of raising home prices post Diwali
Home sales are far and few, but a section of Gujarat builders is planning to raise prices by 10% post-Diwali. Real-estate experts however, feel that the move could possibly boomerang in the present market conditions. Rising construction and labour costs are the main reasons for a possible hike being considered by the developers most of whom operate in Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar. "Profit margins of the developers are being heavily dented by the rising costs. Therefore, we may consider a 10-12% rise in prices after Diwali," Suresh Patel, president of GIHED (Gujarat Institute of Housing and Estate Developers) said..............................................Full Article: Source
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