Affordable Housing – Realty Scrips Sky Rocket

At a monetary policy meeting today, RBI kept its key borrowing rate, known as the reverse repo, steady at 6% and held the bank rate, used to price long-term lending, steady at 6%. The RBI is likely to consider a proposal where housing loans less than Rs 20 lakh will cost lesser than prevailing rates for other Real Estate lending.

There was no change to the cash reserve ratio (CRR) beyond a previously announced increase to 6.5%, due on 28 April 2007.

Unitech (up 9.20% to Rs 435.55), Indiabulls Real Estate (up 6% to Rs 322), Ansal Housing (up 9.48% to Rs 282.45), Mahindra Gesco Developers (up 7.85% to Rs 658), Parsvnath developers (up 7.16% to Rs 318.20), Akruti Nirman (up 4.66% to Rs 397.50), and Sobha Developers (up 4.86% to Rs 855.35) had surged.