Author: Vikram Chari

Vikram is chairman and CEO of SmartOwner.

10 things you must look for when buying real estate in India


Investing in Indian real estate needs to be done carefully and with detailed knowledge of ground realities. Is there a way to be more like the savvy investor and less like the unlucky one? Thankfully, there is. If you follow this 10-step guideline when investing in Indian real estate, you will be able to come out on top like the successful investors.

Emerging trends in Indian real estate


The current market environment presents an incredible opportunity for individual investors. The process of investing in real estate is no longer as cumbersome and risky as it used to be. Educated professionals in India are increasingly beginning to tap into this growth story by making their first real estate investment in their mid-to-late twenties.

Taxation in India


India, like many countries, taxes capital gains differently from ordinary income. Long-term capital gains are taxed at preferential rates and short-term capital gains may or may not be taxed at preferential rates depending on the type of capital asset involved.

Types of real estate investment opportunities in India


Real estate can be confusing to investors because there are so many types of real estate (residential, commercial, retail, industrial, etc.) and each of these types has several sub-types. This article will describe the most popular real estate classes and the circumstances under which each class will be appropriate for an investor.