Shradha Goyal

Sr. Editor

Shradha Goyal has spent seven years in the real estate industry and her expertise lies in writing real estate guides and trend stories. After her two-year stint at The Times Group, she has been associated with 99acres.com for over five years now and serves as a Sr. Editor in the Content Management team. She has drafted/written over 350 articles on real estate and allied industries. With a background in Research, she heads key projects like Trend Reports and Market Guides. She holds a Master’s Degree in Resource Management and Design Application from Delhi University.

Authored Articles

National Insite Report Jan-Mar 2019

DownloadReport Market Movers Govt revises GST on real estate The GST Council slashed the effective GST rate on under-construction homes to fi...

DownloadReport Market Movers Govt revises GST on real estate The GST Council slashed the effective GST rate on under-construction homes to five percent from 12 percent, and on affordable homes to one percent from eight percent, while taking away the benefit of Input Tax Credit (ITC)....

  • April 16, 2019
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Delhi NCR Insite Report Jan-Mar 2019

DownloadReport Noida gets two functional metro lines The two much-awaited metro routes in Noida – Aqua line linking Noida and Greater Noida,...

DownloadReport Noida gets two functional metro lines The two much-awaited metro routes in Noida – Aqua line linking Noida and Greater Noida, and the extension of the Blue Line to Electronic City – saw the light of the day. The developments are expected to strengthen housing demand in...

  • April 16, 2019
  • 71

FAQs about lift rules and regulations in India

Several States in India do not have a defined Lift Act. As a result, there is often ambiguity pertaining to the legal aspects of installing lifts in a...

Several States in India do not have a defined Lift Act. As a result, there is often ambiguity pertaining to the legal aspects of installing lifts in a building. Abhijit Dandekar, a panel member of the Elevator and Escalator Code Committee of Bureau of Indian Standards, answers some of the...

  • March 11, 2019
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Budget 2019: Real estate industry reacts to the provisions

The Interim Budget 2019-20 was nothing short of a last-minute surprise for the real estate sector. While a lot of prime demands of the real estate ind...

The Interim Budget 2019-20 was nothing short of a last-minute surprise for the real estate sector. While a lot of prime demands of the real estate industry went unmentioned, there were multiple tax sops introduced for the tenant community and second homeowners. Developers’ challenges in the form...

  • February 1, 2019
  • 920

Vision 2030: FM introduces a 10 dimensional approach

While presenting Interim Budget 2019-20, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal shared the Government’s Vision for 2030. To this end, he announced the follow...

While presenting Interim Budget 2019-20, Finance Minister Piyush Goyal shared the Government’s Vision for 2030. To this end, he announced the following ten dimensions: Dimension 1: Infrastructure development The FM stressed on the vision to develop social and physical infrastructure across the...

  • February 1, 2019
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National Insite Report Oct-Dec 2018

DownloadReport Market Movers Under-construction segment awaits clarity on GST rate cut While the exemption of projects with a completion cert...

DownloadReport Market Movers Under-construction segment awaits clarity on GST rate cut While the exemption of projects with a completion certificate from GST cheered homebuyers, no decision on the Centre’s proposal to slash the GST rate on under-construction properties from the effective...

  • January 17, 2019
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Delhi NCR Insite Report Oct-Dec 2018

DownloadReport Market Movers RERA implementation takes a step ahead The implementation of RERA inched ahead as Haryana launched separate port...

DownloadReport Market Movers RERA implementation takes a step ahead The implementation of RERA inched ahead as Haryana launched separate portals for the Panchkula and Gurgaon benches, and the latter issued delay notices to over 50 builders in the city. Further, Delhi appointed its...

  • January 17, 2019
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National Insite Report Jul-Sep 2018

DownloadReport Market Movers Government acknowledges homebuyers as creditors Relieving the distraught homebuyers in India, the Cabinet approv...

DownloadReport Market Movers Government acknowledges homebuyers as creditors Relieving the distraught homebuyers in India, the Cabinet approved the bill identifying them as financial creditors in a real estate project. The move is instrumental in protecting their rights in the case of a...

  • October 18, 2018
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Bangalore Insite Report Jul-Sep 2018

DownloadReport   Market Movers Single-window clearance for realty projects Quashing the need to approach 14 different government agencies...

DownloadReport   Market Movers Single-window clearance for realty projects Quashing the need to approach 14 different government agencies to seek building approvals, the State formed a single-window clearance mechanism for residential projects covering 1,200 sq ft and more. The online...

  • October 18, 2018
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Hyderabad Insite Report Jul-Sep 2018

DownloadReport Market Movers Telangana RERA website goes live After a delay of over a year, Telangana RERA launched its official website, wit...

DownloadReport Market Movers Telangana RERA website goes live After a delay of over a year, Telangana RERA launched its official website, with the online payment facility, in September. Until August 2018, just over 16 residential projects and five real estate agents were registered under...

  • October 18, 2018
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Bangalore Insite Report Apr-Jun 2018

DownloadReport Market Movers Karnataka RERA mandates permanent approval of projects Starting April 2018, Karnataka RERA mandated developers t...

DownloadReport Market Movers Karnataka RERA mandates permanent approval of projects Starting April 2018, Karnataka RERA mandated developers to seek permanent approvals before advertising projects. So far, RERA issued provisional certificates to all applicants. The move has tightened the...

  • July 24, 2018
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Chennai Insite Report Apr-Jun 2018

DownloadReport Market Movers TNRERA takes steps to upsurge transparency The Tamil Nadu RERA (TNRERA) mandated developers with projects outsid...

DownloadReport Market Movers TNRERA takes steps to upsurge transparency The Tamil Nadu RERA (TNRERA) mandated developers with projects outside the ambit of RERA to mention the same in their advertisements. The measure was taken to improve transparency in the functioning of the real estate...

  • July 23, 2018
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#GSTonRealEstate: Ready properties witness increased sales

It has almost been a year since the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was imposed in India on July 1, 2017. Since then, all industries, especially real est...

It has almost been a year since the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was imposed in India on July 1, 2017. Since then, all industries, especially real estate, has been struggling to understand its ambiguous norms. Unable to find the Input Tax Credit (ITC) profitable, homebuyers retreated from the...

  • May 28, 2018
  • 472

#99acresInsite: Residential new launches resurface in Bangalore

Bangalore witnessed multiple new residential launches in the first quarter of 2018, as reported by 99acres Insite Report. Improved demand and supply w...

Bangalore witnessed multiple new residential launches in the first quarter of 2018, as reported by 99acres Insite Report. Improved demand and supply was recorded for RERA-compliant projects offering timely completion and security of investment.                                   ...

  • April 19, 2018
  • 595

Top 4 things to check while buying a child-centric home

A residential project aimed at children’s all-round development may fail to meet its purpose if it lacks the four basic pillars – fun, safety, dev...

A residential project aimed at children’s all-round development may fail to meet its purpose if it lacks the four basic pillars – fun, safety, development and convenience. If you are a potential buyer of such a project, make sure you check all these factors before finalising your home. ...

  • March 9, 2018
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Budget 2018: Top 5 expectations of real estate experts

Real estate experts are looking forward to the Union Budget 2018-19 for progressive policies that would bring a turnaround in the market sentiment. In...

Real estate experts are looking forward to the Union Budget 2018-19 for progressive policies that would bring a turnaround in the market sentiment. In addition to seeking industry status, they are expecting the formulation of a single window clearance system, rationalisation of GST, push to REITs...

  • January 25, 2018
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Budget 2018 needs to incentivise green housing

The Union Budget 2018-19 must provide incentives for construction of green buildings in India, urge real estate and construction experts, opine indust...

The Union Budget 2018-19 must provide incentives for construction of green buildings in India, urge real estate and construction experts, opine industry stalwarts. The construction and real estate sectors are major contributors to the country’s GDP. Burgeoning urbanisation has led to a massive...

  • January 25, 2018
  • 474

Child-centric homes ensure all-round development of kids

Buyer’s evolving need to have unique living experiences at home have led developers to set foot into creating child-centric homes. Aimed at holistic...

Buyer’s evolving need to have unique living experiences at home have led developers to set foot into creating child-centric homes. Aimed at holistic development of kids, the homes are best suited for young couples in nuclear families. Indian real estate has embraced themed projects for a long...

  • January 24, 2018
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