Value of homes sold fell 43% in 9 months of 2020: Anarock

Homes worth about ₹88,730 crore were sold during the first nine months of the current year in the top seven markets, which was a decline of 42.5%, or ₹65,590 crore, over the same period last year, according to Anarock Property Consultants. The decline was attributed to the impact of COVID-19.

The total value of homes sold in the seven markets — Bengaluru, Pune, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) and Delhi NCR, stood at about ₹1.54 lakh crore in the same period of 2019.

Between January and September 2020, as many as 87,460 units were sold across these cities as against about 2.02 lakh units sold in the year-earlier period, as per Anarock.

MMR clocked sales of ₹49,313 crore, followed by Bengaluru (₹12,569 crore), Delhi NCR (₹9,430 crore), Pune (₹8,692 crore), Hyderabad (₹3,116 crore), Kolkata (₹2,833 crore) and Chennai (₹2,777 crore)

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Man killed when I-480 highway sign fell on truck identified as vice president of A. Ripepi & Sons Funeral Homes

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A 62-year-old man who died after an Interstate 480 highway sign fell on his pick-up truck was Daniel Ripepi, vice president of A. Ripepi & Sons Funeral Homes, his family confirmed.

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Ripepi died in the crash that happened about 8:30 a.m. Thursday in the westbound lanes of I-480 at the State Road exit in Cleveland, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

State Highway Patrol said a white 2015 Western Star dump truck with the bed raised struck the highway sign that extended over three lanes of traffic.

The sign collapsed and fell on Ripepi’s gray 2019 Ford F-150 in one of the highway’s middle lanes, State Highway Patrol said.

Troopers did not say if the dump truck driver suffered any injuries, if the driver stopped or if they face potential charges.

The crash is still under investigation.

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