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Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019

Relief for real estate sector in Mumbai, say builders

The reduced Repo rates could result in lower interest rates on home loans as well as lower equated monthly instalments (EMIs) for home buyers. Builders will benefit as funds to execute their projects will be available at cheaper rates.

mumbai Updated: Apr 05, 2019 06:52 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Mumbai
The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) decision on Thursday to reduce the repo rates (RR) by 25 basis points (bps).
The Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) decision on Thursday to reduce the repo rates (RR) by 25 basis points (bps).(Mint)
         

The real estate sector in Mumbai has reacted positively to the Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) decision on Thursday to reduce the repo rates (RR) by 25 basis points (bps). The move could result in lower interest rates on home loans as well as lower equated monthly instalments (EMIs) for home buyers. Builders will benefit as funds to execute their projects will be available at cheaper rates.

Amit Ruparel, managing director, Ruparel Realty, called it a perfectly-timed move. “Reducing the interest on home loans creates a perfect setting for an optimistic start to new financial year. With Gudi Padwa and Akshay Tritiya a few days away, we anticipate this announcement will result in increased residential sales,” said Ruparel.

Surendra Hiranandani, fou-nder and director, House of Hiranandani, said the cut will provide relief to the realty sector. “Consecutive rate cuts will lead to lower lending rates which augur well for the sector as they will bring back fence-sitters in the market,” he said.