Prashant Thakur, Head – Research, ANAROCK Property Consultants

Developed by the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) decades ago, HSR Layout – home to upper-crust residents and even some ministers – is strategically located between major IT hubs including Electronic City, Outer Ring Road and Sarjapur Road.

Not surprisingly given these excellent location antecedents, HSR Layout has transformed into a major residential-cum-commercial hotspot of Bangalore.

This micro-market is largely defined by sizeable bungalows, small builder-floor apartments, wide roads, several small parks and well-established retail options. It is also one of the most self-sustained localities in the city.

A Unique Lifestyle Quotient

Its proximity and easy connectivity with major IT hubs make HSR Layout a preferred residential destination for IT professionals working in nearby Infotech hubs.

There is no dearth of rental options here which are more affordable than in HSR Layout’s neighbouring IT/ITeS-dominated markets.

Its well-planned layout includes parks, schools and hospitals at a convenient distance in every corner of the locality.

HSR Layout’s well-developed social and physical infrastructure also makes it a desirable residential option, both from a purchase and rental point of view.

Santhosh Kumar, Vice Chairman – ANAROCK Property Consultants

  • Bangalore, Hyderabad & Chennai  saw a 77% increase in new residential supply in 2018; NCR 16%, MMR & Pune 17%
  • Chennai led new launch supply with a 98% increase, Bangalore 91%, Hyderabad 43%
  • Bangalore, Hyderabad & Chennai  saw a 20% increase in housing sales; 18% in North, 15% in West

The year 2018 was a mixed bag of highs and lows for the Indian real estate sector. The initial pangs of policy alterations seemed to fade away with each region seeing visible signs of recovery across segments.

Even as the liquidity crunch and stalled/delayed projects continue to plague the sector, the main southern cities of BangaloreChennai and Hyderabad actually saw faster growth momentum than their northern counterpart NCR.

Retail, commercial and residential real estate saw a lot more activity in Southern cities than in the North.

Residential

As per ANAROCK data, the southern cities raced far ahead of those in the North, including entire NCR.