In the upcoming Union Budget 2022-23, some significant moves could help spur up residential demand
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.
Land-starved MMR saw 11 land deals involving 768 acres of area – a 64% share of the total 1,205 acres of planned residential development across the top cities. NCR came a distant second with 4 separate deals
Currently, approx. 35 Mn sq. ft. of flexible office stock is available across the country. Of this, approx. 71% or 25 Mn sq. ft. is by the large operators. Approx. 3.7 lakh flexi seats are currently spread across the major Tier I and Tier II cities of India.
Predictably, the secondary sales or resale housing market proved far more vulnerable to demonetization than the primary market. This segment, along with luxury housing, historically drew the bulk of 'cash components'.
The top 9 listed players collectively sold homes worth INR 10,669 CR in Q2 of FY22 (July to September). Their booking revenue in this given quarter rose by a staggering 89% against the same period in the last fiscal (Q2 FY21), when it was INR 5,645 Cr.
Rising vacancies in the main southern cities can largely be attributed to increased new office space additions in the period. Altogether, the three cities saw new office space addition of 12.95 mn sq. ft. area in H1 FY22, accounting for nearly 58% share of the total new completions in top 7 cities
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 long-awaited housing market revival is underway even before the pandemic is fully subdued. Whether it will last well into next year and beyond remains to be seen.
Residential property prices across the top cities increased by 1-4% in Q3 2021 compared to Q3 2020, mainly due to an increase in construction cost. Data reveals that the top 7 cities collectively saw average property prices increase by 3% annually - to INR 5,760 per sq. ft. in Q3 2021 from INR 5,600 per sq. ft. in Q3 2020. Bengaluru saw the highest 4% annual rise to INR 5,150 per sq. ft.