Has Upswing Begun In Residential Property Prices

It is true that the upswing has begun in residential property prices in India. In fact, the real estate market in India has gone through a downward trend in the immediate past. The market has witnessed a slump. Property prices have gone down. In the metro centres of India like Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Calcutta, during the recession period property prices on an average property rates went down by 33 percent. This has adversely affected the real estate industry and several investment companies as well as infrastructural development companies have suffered losses. Many institutional as well as individual investors found it hard to sustain. However, the grip of the slump became less and less severe as the days and months elapsed. Now the industry is back in the saddle and reportedly the upswing in property prices has begun.

Of late, there is an upswing in the residential property prices in India. Across India, in the prime urban locations during the previous quarterly period the property industry has witnessed an average 10 per cent appreciation in property value. As a matter of fact, this growth in property value is not confined to residential property alone. The growth is discernible in the commercial property as well. However, the growth rate in the residential property segment is much more noticeable than that of the commercial, property sector. In the commercial property sector during the corresponding period the value appreciation is below 5 per cent. There is reportedly an unprecedented demand for middle-level income type of residential units. This upswing in the middle-income level residential property is due to the revised pay scale for government employees and a better paying private sector.

Across India there has begun an upswing at the prices of residential property in India  . It is reported that in the property market in the major South Indian cities independent residential houses show better value appreciation than apartment units or flats. This may be due to the higher affordability of the corporate sector clientele in Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai. In Delhi and Calcutta the residential property sector shows an average 10 per cent growth in the previous quarter and the trend is expected to continue in the remaining part of the year. In the suburban centres in India, the demand for independent floors and villas is on the increase. A major market trend witnessed in the prime locations across India is that the demand for single and double bedroom housing units is on the increase. Market experts are of the view that there is a price increase of about 15 percent during the current fiscal for the middle-income level residential units and the trend is expected to continue inn the coming years.