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Headlines Positives of 2020
Silver lining of 2020 for Indian real estate

Beyond the pessimism & optimism and, to some extent, more than expected recovery post the Covid-19 lockdown, the fact remains that 2020 has been by and large the most unforgettable year for the economy in general and the real estate market in particular. The old timers in the business even maintain that this has been even worse year than the global economic collapse after the Lehman crisis in 2008.

Headlines Real Estate 2021
Catalysts of real(ty) change in 2021

Ever since the lockdown was imposed in March 2020 with Coronavirus scare at its peak, it seems the built environment of the Indian real estate is experiencing the Placebo Effect. The Placebo Effect is when an improvement is observed, despite an individual receiving a placebo as opposed to active medical treatment. In medical fraternity, it is estimated that 1 in 3 people experience the placebo effect. It seems every stakeholder, barring the home buyers, is experiencing the Placebo Effect in the property market.  

Headlines Aditya Kushwaha, Axis Ecorp
Shifting focus from metro cities to tourist destinations: Aditya Kushwaha

While the COVID-19 has by and large dented the confidence level of the real estate developers, Aditya Kushwaha, CEO & Director of Axis Ecorp believes there are silver lining for the players who are forward looking in their approach. In an exclusive interview with Track2Realty, Kushwaha asserts that the Work From Home trend would shift the focus from top metro cities to open spaces in and around the tourist destinations. He therefore urges the government to look at the Holiday Home segment as a priority sector.

Headlines Housing Foreclosure, Fiscal Stress, Housing Defaults, Property Market Distress, EMI Defaults, Coronavirus & Housing Defaults, Property EMI Defaults After Covid-19
How foreclosure could be mitigated in Coronavirus hit housing market?

The statistics are scary for any salaried class across the cities of India who has an EMI to pay for his home purchase. The Indian Chamber of Commerce has estimated that the real estate would be witness to 65% defaults from the buyers of under construction projects due to Coronavirus hit lockdown. The estimation is not without its logical reasons. A CII snap poll of the CEOs finds that 52 percent of the companies surveyed foresee job losses, in their respective sectors.

Headlines Foreclosure, Banking Defaults, Job Losses & House EMI, Salary Cut & Home EMI, Housing After Corona, Covid-19 and Housing
Foreclosure fears real; property not best hedge against crisis

If the Indian real estate was gasping for breath since long, Cronavirus has further pushed it to the ventilator. Track2Realty in an online poll finds that the challenge is no more limited to the unsold inventory, liquidity crisis & buyers’ reluctance, but to keep the existing buyers stay afloat. Job losses and salary cut threatens to make foreclosure a reality now.

Headlines Force Majeure
Home buyers demand Force Majeure in accordance with law of natural justice

The good news is that the Indian home buyers do understand that the lockdown post the Coronavirus was neither in the hands of the builders nor could have been anticipated. They hence don’t object to the period of six months being declared to be Force Majeure. The bad news is that the home buyers across the country feel the government’s declaration of Force Majeure is not in accordance with the law of natural justice. Track2Realty Online Poll finds that the home buyers are demanding equal leeway in the housing market.

Headlines Track2Realty BrandXReport 2019-20, Best Brand of Indian Real Estate, Indian Real Estate Brand Rating, Top Brands in Property Market, Godrej Properties, Sobha Limited
Godrej Properties the new brand leader of Indian real estate

It is not just the fiscal performance or the stock market resilience that have elevated Godrej Properties to the coveted brand leadership across India. The performance has been remarkable and ever improving on various scale leading to better consumer experience and consumer connect. In a gloomy market of uncertainty, Godrej Properties looks most promising to meet the delivery commitments as well. Last, but not the least, while most of the corporate entities found it altogether challenging turf in the business of real estate, Godrej appears to be a natural real estate brand beyond its market presence in other businesses.  

Headlines Contract
Coronavirus declared Force Majeure; builder & buyer concerns juxtaposed

The real estate developers had a sigh of relief when the Government of India heeded to their demands for declaring Coronavirus hit construction under Force Majeure. The Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman assured the sector to issue an advisory to States and Union Territories and their regulatory authorities to extend the registration and completion date Suo-Moto by six months for all registered projects expiring on or after March 25, 2020 without individual applications.

Headlines Coronavirus, Corona, Covid19, Corona Impact on Real Estate, Property Market After Corona, Housing Sale After Corona, Office Absorption After Corona
COVID-19 to reduce housing sales by 25-35%, office absorption to fall 13-30%

The affordable housing segment, which gained significant traction over the last few years, may also take a hit by COVID-19. The outbreak will significantly affect affordable housing’s target audience. With limited income and unemployment fears, buyers of affordable housing may defer purchase decisions, leading to an estimated 1-2% rise in unsold stock within this segment in 2020.

Company News Hawelia Group, Hawelia Valenova Park, Hawelia Valencia Homes, Arihant Arden, Coronavirus and Real Estate, Real Estate and Covid19, Coronavirus Impact on Property, Hawelia Humanity
Hawelia fails with supply of essentials in Corona lockdown

It is pertinent to note here that the builder has serious tussle with many of the home buyers at both his projects. Many a times the home buyers have been overtly refused the services with point blank justification that the Hawelia Facility Management is not obliged to entertain those who are unsatisfied buyers. However, in today’s pandemic it is not just unprofessional & unethical but also inhuman to not facilitate supply of day-to-day commodities when the builder’s commercial shops are not operational. Interestingly, Hawelia’s CSR initiative is called as Hawelia Humanity.

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