Even though the Union Budget for 2018-19, falls far short of expectations, especially in the absence of a booster dose – for the struggling real estate and housing sector, it may well be described as a balanced and positive Budget. In the run up to the Budget, the Modi government took several policy initiatives to strengthen the ailing sector. Last year, a major initiative was taken to give industry status to affordable housing.
As the Real Estate Regulation Act (RERA) fully settles down this year, it will lead to consolidation of real estate by bringing in greater professionalism and transparency in the sector, which in turn will see the exit of fly-by-night and non-serious players. It will also strengthen players who have been following good practices and enjoying brand equity. Players with sound financial, execution and marketing capabilities will benefit from RERA.
Hit by the weak job market, slow GDP growth and disruption caused by the big bang reforms last year, the real estate sector is looking forward to a friendly and favourable Budget. It is looking for measures that may help it tide over the prevailing crisis and hasten a recovery process. At a time when the real estate sector is in a slump due to weak sales, tax incentives for developers and property buyers can go a long way in giving a boost to the housing sector.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".