the Q3 2020 base period saw nearly 29,520 units sold across the top 7 cities - much lower than the pre-COVID-19 quarter (Q1 2020) which saw nearly 45,200 homes sold. This effectively results in a larger scope for growth.
Q3 2020 saw home sales values increase by more than 2.3 times to approx. INR 29,731 crore - up from INR 12,694 crore in the preceding quarter
In the post-COVID-19 era, affordability of mid-income homes, calculated on the ratio of home loan payment to income, will touch its lowest-best at 27% in FY21. It was 53% in FY12 and has been falling y-o-y ever since.
Housing sales and new launches have plunged to a new low across India’s top 7 cities in Q2 2020. Latest ANAROCK research reveals that residential sales in the quarter plummeted by 81% on a yearly basis in these cities – from 68,600 units in Q2 2019 to just 12,720 units in Q2 2020.
It’s all very well to exhort developers to cut their prices to push sales, but this is still a very incomplete narrative presenting only half of the story.
Homeownership is now a compelling priority for millennials facing uncertain times. Out of the total voters favouring real estate, 55% are aged between 25-35 years - and 68% are end-users. In the H2 2019 edition of this survey, only 42% were in this age bracket.
While housing sales in India recorded a decline in Q2 FY20, the housing sales value of India’s top 9 listed developers stayed on course during the quarter.