Browsing: Anuj Puri

Headlines Real Estate Deals, Real Estate Discounts & Freebies, Real Estate Festive Offers, Festive Deals in Housing Market

The ‘real’ deal in festive season 2019

The festive season has traditionally been an active period for real estate sales as many buyers consider Navratri and Diwali an auspicious time to buy property. Like in previous years, developers this year have sweetened property deals – some up-front discounts, or more commonly 0% GST (which is in any case not charged on ready-to-move properties), waived stamp duty and registration charges, free reserved car parking, modular kitchens, etc.

Advocacy Repo Rate, Real Estate & Repo Rate, Repo Rate & EMI, Repo Rate & Home Loan, Real Estate Policies, Anuj Puri, ANAROCK Property Consultants

Repo Rate cut of 25 bps a notional nudge

In the April-June 2019 quarter, India’s GDP grew only by 5% – the slowest pace in over six years. Consumers are spending less on everything from FMCG to automobiles – and, of course, real estate. Naturally, the sector eyes RBI’s monetary policy for cuts in the key lending rates to support the various measures taken by the government to boost consumption sentiment.

Headlines Small Apartments, Studio Apartments, Size of Apartments in Indian Cities, Affordable Apartments, Affordable Housing

Average flat sizes shrink 27% since 2014; NCR sees least decline

Among the major factors contributing to the escalating ‘claustrophobia effect’ of shrinking apartment sizes, demand for affordable homes in metros tops the list. Also, buyers are increasingly looking to avail the government’s credit subsidy benefits for affordable housing. These require a home to be priced

Headlines Stuck Up Housing Projects, Delayed Housing Projects, Delivery Failure of Houses, Housing Delays in India, Housing Defaults in India

Govt lifeline may rescue over 2.5 lakh stuck housing units in top 7 cities

There is no simple yardstick to calculate the exact number of units and the actual funds that are needed to complete them. Each delayed project is different in size, stage of completion, city and micro-location, etc. Also, various methodologies are used to reach an approximate number. After considering the government’s caveats – non-inclusion of projects under NCLT, and inclusion of mid and affordable units only, ANAROCK has shortlisted units launched in 2013 or before. 

Finance Nirmala Sitharaman, Finance Minister, Relief Package to Real Estate, Real Estate Stress Fund

FM gives apt festive gift to home buyers

Additionally, the fact that the corpus will be completely professionally-driven including real estate experts, banking or housing finance specialists, it is likely to move more smoothly and in the right direction with little scope for misadventure. These specialists will need to identify such projects that are affordable and middle-income projects and are in need of last-mile funding for completion. The government’s move to relax commercial borrowing for affordable housing is another welcome step.

Market Rating Tardeo Mumbai Luxury Housing, India's Costliest Property Market, Most Expensive Housing Market, Luxury Housing Market, ANAROCK Property Consultants, Anuj Puri

Mumbai’s Tardeo leads India’s top 10 most expensive housing locations

Even as India’s middle-class grapples with the prospect of an uncertain future in their careers and financial ability – the main drivers of housing demand – the rise of India’s super-rich continues unabated. According to Credit Suisse report, there were an estimated 3.42 lakh dollar-millionaires in India as on mid-2018 who collectively held around USD 6 trillion. It is forecast that 5.26 lakh Indian dollar millionaires’ wealth will be around USD 8.8 trillion by 2023. Market fluctuations make very little difference to the personal networth of these individuals.

Editorial Festival Season in Property Market, Ganesh Chaturthi and Property Purchase, Festive Deals in Real Estate, Home Buying in Festive Seasons, Festive Offers in Property market

Will govt. light Indian housing sector’s festive lamp?

Traditionally, the festive quarter fares better than the previous quarters of the year when it comes to housing sales – the combination of religious sentiment and festive deals and freebies is a potent mix during this part of the year. For instance, Q4 2015 saw 70,000 homes sold in the seven major cities. However, as tempting as it was for developers to believe that this was an unshakeable performance standard, it was certainly shaken just a year later. After demonetization (DeMo) was announced in this critical quarter in 2016, housing sales halved to 32,100 units.

Analysis Ailing Real Estate, Problems of Real Estate, Under Construction, Protest of Home Buyers, Builder Buyer Conflict, Delayed Projects, Funding Problems of Real Estate

What ails the housing market?

In the ‘golden years’ of India’s housing market, property was the default go-to option for big-ticket investment. With real estate’s fading allure, investors began exploring other options and found them to quite rewarding. For instance, they can invest in a start-up with sums as ‘low’ as INR 10 lakhs. Many entrepreneurially-inclined Indians find the potential ROI (as high as 15% in many instances) makes more sense. Mutual funds provide good returns and the entry level is low enough to be affordable to many.

Reports Student Housing, Co Working, Co Living, Shared Living, Real Estate Start Ups

Start-ups fuel the Indian student housing movement

Sensing the potential of the student housing market, many start-ups have entered the fray. Student housing providers such as Oxfordcaps, Tribestays, PLACIO, Stanza Living, Campus Student Communities, Housr, Simplyguest, etc. currently operate in Delhi, Pune, Bengaluru, Noida, Mumbai, Indore, Dehradun, Ahmedabad and Jaipur. The top 10 players in the organized student housing space collectively operating slightly over 75,000 beds with plans to touch nearly 2 lakh beds by 2020. 

Column Indian Flag, Independence Day Special, Indian Real Estate Post Independence, Housing For All, Real Estate Reforms, History of Indian Real Estate

72 years of independence – A bittersweet dawn for India’s housing sector

It was not the magic wand it was hoped to be. However, over the past two years, the Real Estate Regulatory Act (RERA) has brought more sanity – and the return of consumer power – than seemed possible in such a short time. The real estate sector is still struggling with it and the Act is very much work-in-progress in many states, but RERA nevertheless hangs like a sword of Damocles over a previously unregulated industry. Eventual compliance across the board seems inevitable.

1 2 3 6