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Residential demand up by 5 per cent in top 8 cities: Report

“With discounted EMI schemes, we see early signs of developers absorbing the impact of increasing interest rates. Sales volumes are likely to improve as we see growing demand with festive offers,” said Pankaj Kapoor, Managing Director, Liases Foras.

CHENNAI: A resurgence in residential demand has led to a 5 per cent increase in prices across the top eight cities (Delhi-NCR, MMR, Kolkata, Pune, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru and Ahmedabad) while registering a marginal decline in unsold inventory during 2022 Q2, as per CREDAI–Colliers-Liases Foras Housing Price-Tracker Report 2022.

Residential prices, which have surpassed pre-pandemic levels, have been seeing an upward trend led by rising demand amidst rising prices of construction materials.

Delhi-NCR saw the highest increase at 10 per cent YoY, followed by Ahmedabad and Hyderabad with 9 per cent and 8 per cent YoY increase respectively.

Despite rising prices and an increase in new launches in the last few quarters, unsold inventory saw a dip in the majority of the cities. Bengaluru witnessed the steepest decline of 21 per cent YoY in its inventory overhang, led by higher sales.

Only Hyderabad, MMR and Ahmedabad saw an increase in unsold inventory, which was led by significant new launches.

MMR still accounts for the highest share in unsold inventory at 36 per cent, followed by 14 per cent in Delhi- NCR and 13 per cent in Pune.

Harsh Vardhan Patodia, president of CREDAI National stated, “The central bank continues to increase repo rates to offset the impact of inflation and banks are expected to increase loan interest rates, including that of home loans. As captured in this report, the housing prices have increased between 2 – 5 per cent across cities, as materials and labour costs continue to remain high. We may see a marginal dip in demand due to increasing interest rates, but I am confident that the sales will continue to grow across segments from September, as we enter the festive season.”

“Rising homeownership amongst millennials supported by higher disposable income and willingness to upgrade to larger spaces equipped with better amenities have sparked a sharp growth in housing demand in the last few quarters. Demand for self-sustained properties replete with best-in-class amenities has also been increasing post-pandemic. These have led to strong growth in housing sales in the last few quarters. Prices have also seen a 5 per cent rise on YoY basis.

“With discounted EMI schemes, we see early signs of developers absorbing the impact of increasing interest rates. Sales volumes are likely to improve as we see growing demand with festive offers,” said Pankaj Kapoor, Managing Director, Liases Foras.

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