India's residential real estate segment is witnessing a decisive return of serious enquiries, which are now at 50% of pre-COVID-19 levels in the top cities. Recovery is fastest in Bengaluru, where current enquiries have reached 70% of the January-February period, followed by Gurugram with nearly 65%.

Anuj Puri, Chairman – ANAROCK Property Consultants

  • Nearly 60% of women home seekers prefer a property within the budget-range of INR 80 lakh; 52% will opt for ready-to-move-in homes
  • Women homebuyers benefit from lower stamp duty charges, low home loan interest rates, and tax deductions
  • Women must now mandatory be either co-owners or sole owners of affordable homes.

There’s a famous saying – the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world. This is so apt today, as women are excelling across sectors and increasingly making their mark in a male-dominated world.

The 21st-century millennial woman is progressive and increasingly financially independent. This had led to a distinct shift in her investment preferences – where gold and fixed deposits were the primary choices for Indian women, real estate now rides high in her investment portfolio.

In fact, in ANAROCK’s consumer sentiment survey, nearly 20% of participants were women. Among the many highlights of this survey – nearly 42% of women respondents preferred real estate as an investment asset class, followed by 30% for FDs and a mere 17% for gold.