As per latest ANAROCK data, the average monthly rentals in the prominent luxury micro-markets across the top 7 cities increased anywhere between 8-18% in the last two years. Mumbai’s Worli saw the highest rental growth of 18% in the period – from INR 2 lakh per month in 2020 to INR 2.35 lakh in 2022 for luxury homes of minimum 2,000 sq. ft. area.
Indian luxury housing has performed remarkably well post the pandemic, with overall sales rising steeply across the top 7 cities. Latest ANAROCK Research data finds that of approx. 1.84 lakh units sold in these cities in H1 2022, about 14% (approx. 25,700 units) were in luxury homes. In contrast, of 2.61 lakh units sold in the whole of 2019, just 7% (approx. 17,740 units) were in the luxury category.
Fractional ownership platforms attract investors interested in not just building future income (in case of commercial or even residential properties) but also in accessing the property (resorts or vacation homes) personally for a specific period
South-Central Mumbai localities witnessed luxury home sales worth INR 500 Cr last month (October). In 2019, the corresponding period saw luxury sales worth approx. INR 150 crore, thus improving by >230% in the year.
Along with the resale homes market, luxury housing took the hardest hit after demonetization. The Government’s continued focus on affordable housing coupled with the surgical strike on high-value currency denominations in November 2016 took the sheen off luxury housing for two years in a row.
Just 63,000 ready units currently benefit out of total 6.73 lakh units across top 7 cities
Nearly 22,000 ready unsold units completed before 2017 don’t benefit from new rule
33% of 5.88 lakh unsold under-construction units in the luxury segment – 49% in MMR – will not benefit immediately
Just when the real estate industry was preparing to give the budget a complete thumbs down, the finance minister sprung a surprise ‘bonanza’ for the sector in the last 10 minutes of his speech. Or so it seemed.
Without a doubt, affordable housing gained amidst what was essentially a mass-appeal budget. However, it was the extension of tax relaxation on notional rent for unsold inventory for another year that cheered developers.
However, under closer scrutiny, it is unlikely to benefit a majority of them as on date.