Residential sales drop in NCR
Developers are finding it difficult to hold on the story that the real estate sector is recovering, especially in the National Capital Region( NC R ). While on an average, sales have increased marginally in eight metro cities, they have dropped significantly in NCR.
According to the Residential Real Estate Market Report for July-September quarter 2018-19 by Li as es For as, a Mumbai- based real estate rating and research firm, “During the quarter, residential real estate sale increased by 1% as compared to the last quarter in eight cities. However, NCR and Pune have recorded a quarter-on-quarter (q-o-q) drop of 12% and 1% in sales, respectively, in the same quarter.”
The report covers NC R, Mumbai Metropolitan Region( M MR ), Bengal u ru, Chen nai, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad and Kolkata.
The report also indicates a drop of 16% in the number of new project launches during the quarter ending September 2018 compared to the previous quarter (June 2018). However, despite drop in project launches, the inventory of unsold residential units has increased.
“Unsold stock increased by 1% on a year-on-year (y-o-y) basis and on q-o-q basis the unsold stock has grown marginally,” said the Liases Foras report.
Kolka ta witnessed the highest increase of 28% y-o-y in unsold stock, followed by Hyderabad and Chennai showing 25% and 15% y-o-y growth, respectively. On the other hand, Hyderabad and Chen na ire corded maximum q-o-q increase—that of 5% between Q12018-19 and Q22018-19 in the unsold stock. The good news for potential home buyers is that prices either remained stagn ant or dropped during the quarter in the cities mentioned earlier.
As per the Li as es For as report, “Weighted average prices across all tier-I cities remained stagnant on an annual basis and witnessed a dip of 1% on quarterly basis.”
Another report by Anarock Property consultant, a real estate consultancy firm also paints a grim picture for the NCR market.
While the report said sales have improved in seven metros, including NCR, it is sceptical about the latter’ s residential market .“The realty market of DelhiNCR has been one of the worst- affected in the country amongst other prominent cities post the slowdown due to reformatory changes including De Mo, R ERA and G ST. While other cities have gained significant momentum with the dust of these policies finally settling in, Delhi-NCR is yet to come anywhere close to its peak levels,” said the report.