PRESS RELEASE

Chennai Overtakes Bengaluru, Unsold Inventory Less Than 50% Of IT Capital – ANAROCK Report

  • Chennai’s current unsold housing stock at 30,800 units against 73,300 units in Bangalore
  • Avg. property prices lowest in 4 years at INR 4,900 per sq. ft.
  • 72% new supply in last 6 years in under INR 80 lakh budget range
  • PE investment increased by 15% in 2018 against 2017

Chennai, 4th February 2019: Bucking all odds including political uncertainty and a major natural calamity, Chennai has trumped southern counterpart Bengaluru in terms of upbeat residential real estate activity.

ANAROCK‘s report Chennai: From Resilience to Growth‘ confirms that the city is only behind Hyderabad in unsold stock numbers, and has the second-lowest unsold housing inventory of India’s top 7 cities in India.

As the event’s knowledge partner, ANAROCK released the report at RECON, an initiative by Tamil Nadu Real Estate Consultants Association, in Chennai today.

Anuj Puri, Chairman –

Anuj Puri, Chairman – ANAROCK Property Consultants

NCR has witnessed a 3 to 5% decrease in average per-square-foot property prices over the last one year (Q4 2016 – Q3 2017).

 

 

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Currently, NCR has the maximum number of unsold units among all the top cities in India. An approximate 2 lakh unsold units are stocked up across different cities in the region. Greater Noida has maximum share of unsold inventory, followed by Gurugram.

There are many reasons for the price decrease in NCR. To begin with, excessive delay in project construction and possession has hurt buyers’ sentiments and led to subdued demand. Also, many projects have been stalled due to agitations and litigation issues.

The massive unsold inventory itself has acted as a sentiment suppressant – and finally, while demonetisation, RERA, and GST are potentially positive moves for the industry, they have played a significant role in reduced buyer sentiment, contributing to the price falls.

Prices are likely to remain stagnant for a few more quarters. Factors such as the huge unsold inventory,