With attractive deals, real estate becomes buyers' market amid Covid-19

Just before the lockdown began, Ritesh Chandra managed to sell his ancestral house in Uttar Pradesh. To avoid paying capital gains tax, this Delhi-based financial professional plans to reinvest the proceeds in another property in the National Capital Region (NCR), Lucknow or Jaipur. He has searched online and prepared a list of prospective sellers. “I am waiting for the lockdown to end and will then do on-the-ground due diligence,” says Chandra. Like him, thousands of prospective buyers across the country have been stymied in their efforts to purchase a house. A survey conduc.....

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