Anuj Puri, Chairman – ANAROCK Property Consultants

  • 4.25 lakh housing units ready-to-move-in in top & cities
  • Only 5% buyers will consider under-construction projects

RERA was supposed to save the day for homebuyers, but that doesn’t seem to have happened – at least not yet. In many states RERA, in its present form, is currently either non-existent or a pale shade of what it was intended to be. It is a fact that RERA has been diluted in some states to favour developers while in a few others it hasn’t even been deployed yet.

RERA’s primary area of focus is under-construction properties. After all, this is the area where buyers had been facing the most challenges on account of project delays, project plan deviations and various other issues.

As things stand now, states like Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan have the benefit of operational RERA, but even in these states, the registration numbers are far from motivating.

While Maharashtra comes out on top with over 18,300 projects registered under it, other states where RERA has been implemented are lagging far behind.

Two lateral views from the revolving door

Prashant ThakurPrashant Thakur, Head – Research, ANAROCK Property Consultants

NRIs Eyeing Indian Properties

Ever since the Indian rupee began nosediving, more and more NRIs (non-resident Indians) have turned their focus to the Indian real estate market. There are good reasons for this.

Other than the favourable exchange rate, the new regulatory environment driven by RERA, DeMo and GST have served to clear up a lot of the misgivings that kept many NRIs from investing in property in India. However, that’s not all there is to it.

Most NRIs, regardless of whether they are permanently stationed or well-settled abroad, at some point entertain a fond wish to buy a home in India – if not for themselves, then for their families back home.

Buying a property is still a mark of prestige and accomplishment for any Indian, regardless of where they are in the world. Nor will most NRIs ever entirely shed a feeling of responsibility towards their families back home.

As per ANAROCK’s recent Consumer Sentiment Outlook survey,

Mayank SaksenaMayank Saksena, MD – Land & Head – South India, ANAROCK Property Consultants

Hosur Road in South Bengaluru essentially covers locations such as Begur, Kudlu Gate, Singasandra and Electronic City. Major factors contributing to its growth are:

Affordable Property Prices: 

Locations along Hosur Road close to Electronic City and Begur Road essentially cater to affordable and mid-segment housing.

Prices in Electronic City, for instance, range between Rs. 3,500-5,600 per square foot. Prices on this stretch are more relatively affordable than other major IT hubs, including Whitefield and Outer Ring Road-Marathahalli.

Good office rental yields:

Commercial property prices range from Rs. 4,500-8,000 based on the type of property and the amenities available in the building. Rental yield in Electronic City varies from 3.5 to 4.2%, which makes it one of the top rental yield markets in Bengaluru.

A wide range of housing options:

A favourable confluence of factors such as ample new supply in Electronic City due to large tracts of land, affordable property prices coupled with high consumer demand,

  • Housing sales increase by 32% in a year, highest amongst the top cities
  • Unsold housing stock declined by 32%
  • Maximum new supply in the Rs. 40 – 80 lakh budget range

Bengaluru, 29 October 2018: Bengaluru’s real estate market has out-performed all other cities in terms of shedding unsold housing inventory, says the latest report by ANAROCK Property Consultants.

The report, released at ACETCH 2018 in Bengaluru last Friday, confirms that Bengaluru saw a remarkable decline of 25% in the total unsold stock across the top cities.

City-wise Unsold Inventory (in Units)

City-wise unsold inventory

The report studies Bengaluru’s residential real estate trends since 2013, factoring in the city’s evolution in terms of infrastructure development, transport and connectivity.

Given the ever-escalating challenges the city faces on these fronts, a marked preference for walk-to-work options by homebuyers has become evident. That said, Bengaluru’s overall market profile retains most of its sheen thanks to its highly favourable confluence of market drivers.

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  • Compact homes (area less than 646 sq. ft)see maximum traction in Vadodara
  • Surat’s residential market set to boom on the back of DREAM City

Ahmedabad, 26 October 2018: Gujarat’s real estate market presents a mixed bag of highs and lows, according to ANAROCK Property Consultants’ report ‘Gujarat – Land of Innumerable Possibilities.

As knowledge partner for the event, ANAROCK launched the report at the CII Realty & Infrastructure Conclave 2018 in Ahmedabad today.

Shobhit Agarwal, MD & CEO – ANAROCK Capital said, “Gujarat has attracted over ₹65,432 crores of FDI over the last 5 years, accounting for 5% of the total investments in the country. The state’s major real estate markets are largely stable, barring a minor price correction in early 2017 due to demonetisation. Smaller-sized housing units appear to attract the maximum demand overall, though Surat is a notable exception. While there has been fairly constant housing price growth in all segments since 2016, the maximum price rise in major cities of the state has been in the mid-segment.”

Housing Price Trends

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Anuj Puri

  • MMR, Pune, Bengaluru & Chennai accounted for 76% of the new supply
  • MMR saw max. jump in buys with 16% increase, NCR & Hyderabad lowest with 2% increase
  • Overall unsold housing inventory reduced by 2%

As anticipated, the real estate market across the top 7 cities in Q3 2018 stayed subdued. The quarter saw a meagre 3% increase in the overall fresh housing supply as against the preceding quarter.

These new launches were largely dominated by the lower-budget segment (< Rs. 40 lakh) with nearly 42% of the total new supply. 33% launches were in the mid segment (Rs. 40-80 lakh) and the remaining 25% in the luxury and ultra-luxury segments.

The third quarter of the year is usually a lull period due to the 15-day shraddh period, which is considered inauspicious for buying property. Consequently, builders keep new projects on hold for the ensuing festive season beginning early October.

In terms of purchases, there was a slight increase of 9% during the Q3 as compared to Q2 2018 across the top 7 cities of India.

PRESS RELEASE

80% Of Navi Mumbai Launches Affordable-To-Mid-Segment – ANAROCK-CREDAI Report

  • Housing sales have exceeded launches in the past two years
  • At 36,400 units, Navi Mumbai has only 15% of MMR’s overall unsold supply
  • Navi Mumbai ranks 2nd in Ease of Living out of 111 cities, surpassing Greater Mumbai & Thane

Navi Mumbai, 5 October 2018: Nearly 80% of the overall residential project launches in Navi Mumbai from 2013 to H1 2018 are in the affordable (< INR 40 Lakh) and mid-segment (INR 40 Lakh – INR 80 Lakh) budget range, states a report by ANAROCK Property Consultants and CREDAI.

The report ‘Navi Mumbai – City of Possibilities‘ was released at the Capital Connect event organized by CREDAI BANM in Vashi, Navi Mumbai today.

Anuj PuriAnuj Puri, Chairman – ANAROCK Property Consultants says, “If we focus on the unsold inventory, it emerges that Navi Mumbai has a mere 15% of the overall pent-up housing stock in MMR.

Anuj PuriAnuj Puri, Chairman – ANAROCK Property Consultants

Technology has disrupted almost every facet of the real estate business today. However, the creation of the core product is and will remain the most important aspect of this business, and advanced technologies are certainly playing a major role there.

By adopting innovative technologies like automation in construction, innovative designs, sustainability, use of prefabricated material and online marketing, developers can value-engineer their product.

Let’s look at some of the existing and upcoming technology disruptions in real estate construction.

  1. 3D Printing

Among the many new technologies already adopted by the construction sector, 3D Printing (large-scale printing of homes) is anticipated to change the way real estate is built over the next decade.

Though still very nascent, 3D Printing can potentially replace a substantial amount of construction across major segments, including residential, commercial or even retail.

This will be a massive paradigm shift in real estate development. Apart from seriously reducing waste, cost and labour requirements, 3D printing will help builders penetrate the hitherto inaccessible areas of dense urban centres,

Prashant ThakurPrashant Thakur, Head – Research, ANAROCK Property Consultants

Panvel, previously seen as a destination on the outskirts of Navi Mumbai and far off from Mumbai, has now evolved into an integral part of Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) and is, in fact, a buzzing real estate market.

Strategic Location

  • Located on the eastern side of the Mumbai-Bangalore National Highway (NH-4) and the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, Panvel is well-connected to the rest of India by road and rail. Also, being located on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, Panvel has garnered a huge amount of interest from end-users and investors of both Mumbai and Pune.
  • Excellent connectivity to workplace destinations of Navi Mumbai and Pune
  • Panvel is a 30 – 45 minutes’ drive from CBD Belapur and Vashi, which are prominent workplace destinations of Navi Mumbai, and a 2-hour drive from Pune’s thriving IT hub Hinjewadi. This makes Panvel a convenient destination for working IT professionals who shuttle between the two cities.

Infrastructure upgrades to take Panvel to the next level

Numerous infrastructure initiatives are planned to upgrade the connectivity and profile of this city.

Piramal Capital & Housing Finance Announces the Launch of its Housing Finance Business in Nashik

  • 25+ start-ups and 6,000 angel investors sharp-focusing on the city
  • 726 MahaRERA registered projects in Nashik city out of 904 new and ongoing projects in Nashik
  • ₹2,200 Crore as an estimated cost to turn Nashik into a Smart City

Nashik, 31st August 2018: CREDAI Nashik Metro & ANAROCK Property Consultants released a research report on Nashik: Land of Opportunities at the Capital Connect event held today in collaboration with Piramal Capital & Housing Finance. The report findings state that Nashik is emerging as a favoured investment destination.

The report focuses on Nashik’s immense potential as an exciting new destination for domestic and global businesses. In addition, Mr Jijina formally announced the launch of the housing finance business of Piramal Capital & Housing Finance in Nashik.

Mr Khushru Jijina, Managing Director – Piramal Capital & Housing Finance Ltd. Said, “Nashik exhibits tremendous potential as a promising new investment destination in North Maharashtra. We are delighted to announce the launch of our housing finance offering in Nashik – which marks our strategic foray into selective non-metro markets.