Premium Homes Launches at 36% in Q2 2021, Affordable Housing Share Dips to 20%

  • 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.

As per latest ANAROCK data, of the total sales made in the first nine months of FY2021 (approx. 93,140 units) across the top 7 cities, the top 8 listed players’ share stood at 22% while non-listed leading players’ share was 18%. Non-branded developers accounted for a 60% share
The total number of leases coming up for renewal in 2021 account for 90 Mn sq. ft. area. Interestingly, in terms of area, Bengaluru has the largest share at about 37%, with Mumbai coming in a distant second with a share of about 19%.
Average monthly rentals across the major high street retail markets mostly saw corrections across cities. However, there were also few markets that saw an upward trend.
The stamp duty cut significantly stimulated housing demand in the city. The government would do well to seriously consider extending it to keep the property sales momentum - and registrations revenue - going.
As many as 58,290 homes were sold in the top 7 cities in Q1 2021 in comparison to 45,200 units in Q1 2020 - effectively breaching pre-COVID levels. MMR and Pune together accounted for 53% of housing sales in the quarter –
2020 kick-started a trend reversal wherein larger homes - spacious enough to accommodate home offices and online study spaces for children - began to be in higher demand
About 57% respondents now favour property over fixed deposits, the stock market, and gold. 59% property-favouring respondents were convinced after the pandemic unfolded, after riding the fence of uncertainty before COVID-19.
ANAROCK’s year-end data indicates that the top 7 cities saw total home sales of over 1.38 lakh units in 2020 against approx. 2.61 lakh units in 2019 – a decline of 47%.