India: MMR, Pune Saw Highest Festive Housing Sales Boost in Last 5 Years

India: MMR, Pune Saw Highest Festive Housing Sales Boost in Last 5 Years

Anuj Puri 26/10/2020 4
India: MMR, Pune Saw Highest Festive Housing Sales Boost in Last 5 Years

Going by past trends and current developments, MMR and Pune are likely to witness the highest housing sales improvement during the ongoing festive quarter - by 36% and 34% respectively. In MMR, housing sales in Q3 2020 stood at 9,200 units, and 4,850 units in Pune.

These two leading western markets have a major edge over their other counterparts during the festive season.

Anuj Puri, Chairman – ANAROCK Property Consultants says, “This year, innovative deals and discounts by developers coincide with unprecedentedly low home loan interest rates and the Maharashtra State government’s limited-period stamp duty incentive – 2% up to December 2020 and 3% between Jan.-Mar. 2021. The overall financial benefit amounts to a reduction of anywhere between 7-15% on the total property cost.”

MMR and Pune vs Others in the Last 5 Festive Quarters

Usually, the festive (October to December) quarter sees housing sales across cities improve due to the auspiciousness of this period. During the ‘shradh’ period in the previous quarter, many homebuyers abstain from making purchases. Developers therefore go all out to draw customers with freebies and discounts in the festive season.

A 5-year analysis of quarterly housing sales growth in the top 7 cities during the festive quarter against the preceding one shows that the western markets of MMR and Pune consistently stood on top.

  • In 2015, while the other five cities saw sales decline between 5% to 18% in fourth quarter over previous one, MMR and Pune both recorded a 30% quarterly growth.
  • In 2016 and 2017, while 4th quarter sales plummeted q-o-q in all cities due to Demo, RERA and GST, MMR and Pune saw the least decline. Sales in these two cities reduced by 35% and 37% in 2016 and 15% and 18% in 2017 respectively in the festive quarter over the third quarter. In all other cities, the decline was higher - NCR, for instance, recorded a decline of 59% in 2016 and 23% in 2017.
  • In Q4 2018, MMR saw sales rise by 11% and Pune by 7% on a quarterly basis. In contrast, Bangalore saw sales reduce by 9% during the same period.
  • In 2019, MMR and Pune saw housing sales increase by 7% and 10% respectively in the festive quarter over the previous one.

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  • Waazir Mahanti

    Much needed positivity !!!

  • Dhani Devdhar

    Sales are slowly increasing not only in real estate !

  • Nehal Patel

    Things will get back to normal very soon

  • Ravi Parachure

    Pune is the next Silicon Valley !!

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Anuj Puri

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Anuj Puri, Chairman of ANAROCK Group is a highly respected industry authority and thought leader with 30 years' experience in leveraging Indian and global real estate opportunities. His company ANAROCK has a staff complement of over 1800 qualified and experienced professional, with offices in all major markets in the country, dedicated services in Dubai and a global footprint with over 80,000 preferred channel partners.

   

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