Most regions in the top metros have seen prices soar by double digit percentages in the last three years with areas in Mumbai and Delhi-NCR witnessing maximum price gains. In Delhi, Dwarka and Gurgaon regions saw 64% and 50% price rise in 2012 when compared to 2010. In Mumbai, Mira Road, Thane and Navi Mumbai saw prices increase within the range of 48% and 51% during the same time period. These are the findings of 99 acres.com study on the trends in realty prices of key metros.
Beyond what is happening in the strategic board room meetings of realty companies, market is cautiously optimistic that with the inventories piling up, developers will sooner or later be forced to blink. A look at the recent developments in the sector does indicate that prices can come down, but it all depends on the builders holding power.
The real estate sector accounted for a sizeable proportion of total investment, as of December 2011, in seven of the top 20 States, an Assocham study said on Monday, July 16.
Growth in the property business in Asia Pacific this year will be driven by many countries and not just China as in the recent past, according to DTZ survey. The region’s solid performance will be supported by strong growth in the use of equity for investment as opposed to debt, intra-regional investment, and increasing willingness of banks to lend, the company says in its research report Money into Property 2012.
Quality has suddenly become the buzzword in the realty sector to tide over the unprecedented crisis meet with the uncertain times ahead. Builders are now hiring quality surveyors, construction project manager, energy efficiency specialists and others who can get them quick buyers.
The unprecedented restructuring of project portfolio, selling of land bank, exiting non-core business and the job cuts have yet not led the Indian real estate into the desired comfort zone. The realization to shed the flab has on the contrary left some of the developers to outsource the project execution and pay more.
Realty sector may appear to be bullish and project that downside is over with rosy forecast ahead, yet the decline in fortune is far from being over. As a matter of fact, the learning in the last four years has made most of the leading players to restructure their project portfolio and shed the flab.