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I just got into residential real estate last year. The company I work for is planning to change to a commercial brokerage. I am open to it. What has been your experience. Any suggestions? Any niches being neglected that need filling?


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Small business lending picks up tentatively
More banks are participating in federally backed SBA loan programs again, but they’re not fully committed. Federally backed loans to small businesses in Southern California and across the nation are increasing as more banks participate in federal lending programs — at least for now.

Read more on Los Angeles Times

Banks Return to Commercial Mortgage Bonds
Once dominant, and then dormant, commercial real estate loans are beginning to show signs of life on the trading floor after a two-year slump, Jotham Sederstrom reports in The New York Times.

Read more on New York Times

Fed’s Duke: Bank Lending Dropping, May Lag For Years
Bank lending continues to decline nationwide even though the banking sector is recovering, and it may be years before lending returns to pre-crisis levels, Federal Reserve Governor Elizabeth Duke said on Wednesday.

Read more on Banker & Tradesman

Brokers also want to be your banker, lender
Big brokerages are working to boost banking and lending services to their clients, eager for new revenue to offset the squeeze from volatile markets and nervous clients clinging to low-margin bond and cash funds.

Read more on Reuters via Yahoo! News


Ahmedabad, the largest city of Gujarat, is an important trade center that offers huge commercial potential. The seventh largest city in India, it is well connected to other important cities of the country. In wake of the escalation in property investments, real estate in Ahmedabad is currently experiencing tremendous growth.


The demand for realty in India has been rising immensely from last five years. Not only are the natives coming forward to buy property in India but also the foreigners and NRIs. It is bustling with real estate activities these days and Ahmedabad is among the upcoming property destinations of the nation. It is recognized as the one of the rapidly developing tier-II cities witnessing steep rise in property developments and their values both rental and capital. Real estate in Ahmedabad is slated for an overall growth i.e. across residential, commercial and retail segments in coming years.


Property in Ahmedabad is selling like hotcakes being a fast growing economy that assures huge profits. Various residential and commercial projects have been launched in the city by leading property developers in past few years fuelling up the realty rates. The skyline of the city is gradually transforming while endowing it with a new global identity. Real estate in Ahmedabad is now flooded with shopping malls, multiplexes, commercial complexes, SEZs, technology parks, residential suburbs and other such things. Such large scale developments have increased the overall living standards of the city, thus, attracting more and more property investors to pump in money in Ahmedabad property sector.


One of the chief reasons for emergence of Ahmedabad as a property destination is that it ranks among the most educated and richest cities in India. The value of commercial property in Ahmedabad is given a major boost by its proximity to the diamond hub, Surat and the state capital, Gandhinagar. This segment particularly has excellent prospects for growth and appreciation, in areas like office space, retailing, hospitality, finance industry and others. Following in the steps of BPO hubs like Pune and Bangalore, real estate in Ahmedabad is suggesting a huge demand for office spaces from BPOs and MNCs. The cheaper land prices as compared to metros also attributes to the great pace of property development and investment in the city of Ahmedabad. Other reasons like excellent infrastructure and government’s support in promoting it as a lucrative investment destination are also propelling the need for developing Ahmedabad real estate market.

The residential sector being at its best today, is no less in Ahmedabad as it promises huge benefits in coming times. The housing sector of the city offers luxurious lifestyle, marvelous architectural designs, equipped with all modern amenities like 24 hour power backup, water supplies, security and other such facilities. Pollution free environs enveloped in greenery make Ahmedabad residential property a favorite with buyers and investors. Some of the well known local and national builders such as DLF, K.Raheja Corp., N.G Developers, Navratna, BGP Builders, Saumya Constructions, etc. are catering to the need of quality residential apartments in the city. They have also laid out plans to construct retail malls and luxury hotels to cashing in on the deep pockets of the population and the prevalent surge in property prices.

The most favorable part of Ahmedabad real estate is that globe-trotting Gujaratis i.e. NRIs are investing huge capital in the sector. This has resulted in an alarming increase in property prices in all housing, commercial and retail areas. With improvements in infrastructure, realty values in the city are already observing an upward trend while new construction activities are expected to zoom it further.

Deepika Bansal writes on behalf of, which is an internet portal dedicated to meet every aspect of the consumers needs in the real estate industry. It is a forum where buyers, sellers and brokers can exchange information, quickly, effectively and inexpensively. At 99 acres, you can advertise a property, search for a property and browse through Ahmedabad property and other Properties.


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There are changes coming in how lenders process third party reports such as appraisals and environmental phase 1s. Do you know how best to advise your commercial real estate clients when it comes to ordering these reports? Watch the video and find out.