Reviewing the overall performance of the Indian residential real estate market in 2021 shows a definite upswing. Between Jan - Sep 2021, 1.63 lakh units of new residential supply were added across the top 7 Indian cities - 27% higher than 2020 full year supply - and 1.45 lakh units were sold - 5% higher than in the whole of 2020.
The quality of the site office can lead to better per-unit revenue for the developer. Even in new markets, the combination of a developer's brand and an excellent site/sales office can deliver adequate sales numbers even without show flats.
ANAROCK also saw continued interest in the super-luxury market of INR 10 Cr+ inventory, which in total contributed to almost 10% of the sales value so far. While the luxury market of INR 2.5+ Cr inventory has contributed almost 20% of the sales value so far.
The average size of independent/builder floor flats outstrips that of apartments, and the average sizes have been increasing over the period. In contrast, apartment sizes were shrinking until 2021 (post the pandemic).
The survey also highlighted the demand for bigger homes. At least 48% NRI respondents preferred larger homes of 3BHK configurations (>1,500 sq. ft.) while 28% favoured 2BHKs
Noida accounted for the maximum new luxury share (73%) in the first half of this year, followed by Gurugram with a 22% share, and Greater Noida with a 5% share.
- Of 36,260 units launched in Q2 2021 in the top 7 cities, the premium segment (priced b/w INR 80 lakh to INR 1.5 Cr) had the highest share (approx. 13,130 units); mid-segment (INR 40-80 lakh) had a 32% share (nearly 11,760 units)
- Hyderabad, Bengaluru & Chennai together comprised a 72% share of total new premium supply in the second quarter
- Covid-19 dents affordable housing supply share – reduced to 20% (approx. 7,230 units) as of Q2 2021
- In the pre-COVID-19 period, affordable housing supply share dominated; post-pandemic, share drops dramatically from 40% in 2019 to 30% in 2020 – at 20% in Q2 2021
- Developers strategically following trends – buyers of affordable homes most affected economically by COVID-19; high unsold affordable housing stock another concern at 33% of total 6.54 lakh unsold units in top 7 cities by Q2 2021-end
The pandemic has significantly altered previously dominant trends in the Indian residential market. Notably, it has dented the overall new affordable housing supply share across the top 7 cities. Latest ANAROCK research indicates that out of the total new launches of approx.
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