Real Estate Investing: Practical aspects retail investors should keep in mind

Here are some practical aspects of real estate investing that retail investors should be aware of. The article considers real estate as an investment and does not pertain to property purchase for self-occupation. About the author: Sid Joshi is a technology professional based out of Singapore. He is a keen personal finance enthusiast who loves to…

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House property capital gains exemption with two new house properties

The government announced in the interim budget on 1st Feb 2019 that house property capital gains exemption under section 54 of the income tax act can be claimed by the purchase of two new house (residential) properties. Also read: Revised Tax Rebate Under Section 87A (FY 2019-2020) Explained Existing House property capital gains exemption (section 54) Section…

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FAQ: Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT’s) and Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs)

Here is a ready reckoner FAQ on the basics Real Estate Investment Trusts (REIT’s) and Infrastructure Investment Trusts (InvITs) in the form of an FAQ. This covers key information for the layman and is meant to serve as a basic introduction. With Embassy office Park REIT IPO, there is a renewed interest in these instruments. However,…

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