As widely anticipated, RBI has once again reduced its key lending rate by 25 basis point.
Luxury housing in South-central Mumbai is rarely out of the news. Mumbai's legendary playing ground of Bollywood celebrities and high-flying business tycoons has been a constant magnet for HNIs and UHNIs from both within the city and beyond, and everyone from start-up founders to C-Suite professionals has an inherent yen to live here.
Top 7 cities' unsold inventory declines from 50 months in Q1 2017 to 30 months this quarter Unsold inventory in Delhi-NCR drops to 50% - from 90 months in Q1 2017 to 45 months in Q1 2019 Bangalore & Hyderabad’s current inventory levels at all-time low of 15 months each Pune’s unsold inventory at 28 months, followed by Chennai with 30 months; MMR & Kolkata with 35 months each Top 7 cities' cumulative unsold stock declines by 16% in 2 years - at 6.65 lakh units in Q1 2019
The quintessential Indian's yen for investing in real estate continues. The latest data vouchsafes the visible return of investor sentiment for real estate, and the enthusiasm is not limited to traditional property hotspots of the big cities. ANAROCK's recent second edition of its Consumer Sentiment Survey confirms that investors are equally - if not more - upbeat on the prospects that India's Tier 2 & 3 cities offer.
Billions of Indians have given their verdict and the real estate sector has every reason to cheer. After all, the sector got the maximum policy-related attention during this government's first tenure.
Co-living, like car-pooling and co-working, is the result of demand for more evolved rental housing solutions coming from millennials, students and young working professionals whose choices differ vastly from those of previous generations. Currently, this new accommodation option is most popular with young and unmarried millennials aged anywhere between 20-30 years. Professionals who don't live with their families in the city of work are also considering this option.
Inarguably, the Indian real estate vertical that in the direst need of funding is the residential sector. In a perfect world, the private equity that is now pouring into the country's realty sector would focus on where it is needed the most. However, PE firms have their own investment rationale, and Indian residential real estate has been far from attractive to them.