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A resurgence in residential demand has led to a 5 percent increase in prices across the top eight cities while registering a marginal decline in unsold inventory during April-June quarter, according to a report.

Realtors' apex body Credai, real estate consultant Colliers India and data analytic firm Liases Foras have come out with 'Housing Price-Tracker Report 2022' for eight major cities -- Delhi-NCR, Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune and Ahmedabad

Delhi-NCR saw the highest increase in residential prices at 10 percent YoY, followed by Ahmedabad and Hyderabad with 9 percent and 8 percent YoY increase respectively.

"During Q2 (April-June) 2022, housing prices in India have surpassed pre-pandemic levels, indicating robust demand and supply that is well-aligned with the demand," the report said.

As per the data, housing prices in Ahmedabad rose 9 per cent year-on-year (y-o-y) to 5,927 per square foot during the April-June quarter of this calendar year. Bengaluru saw a 4 per cent price appreciation to 7,848 per square foot, while Chennai witnessed only one per cent increase to 7,129 per square foot. Housing rates in Hyderabad stood at 9,218 per square feet in April-June, up 8 per cent from the year-ago period.

Prices of residential properties in Kolkata too increased 8 per cent to 6,362 per square foot. MMR, the costliest real estate market, saw only a 1 per cent rise in housing prices at 19,677 per square foot.

Housing prices in the Delhi-NCR property market saw the highest annual increase of 10 per cent to 7,434 per square foot. Pune reported a 5 per cent rise in housing prices to 7,681 per square foot during the June quarter. The prices are based on carpet area.

Apart from this, despite rising prices and an increase in new launches in the last few quarters, unsold inventory saw a dip in majority of the cities. 

Bengaluru witnessed the steepest decline of 21 percent YoY in its inventory overhang, led by higher sales, the report shows. 

Only Hyderabad, MMR and Ahmedabad saw an increase in unsold inventory, which was led by significant new launches. MMR still accounts for the highest share in unsold inventory at 36 percent, followed by 14 percent in Delhi- NCR and 13 percent in Pune, according to report.

In the report, Pankaj Kapoor, Managing Director, Liases Foras, said prices would remain "range bound".

“Price to remain range bound. With discounted EMI schemes, we see early signs of developers absorbing the impact of increasing interest rates. Sales volumes are likely to improve as we see growing new supply with festive offers," Kapoor said.

Credai National President Harsh Vardhan Patodia attributed the rise in housing prices to a hike in rates of key building materials as well as labour wages, besides some strong fundamentals.

He said there could be a marginal impact on demand due to a hike in interest rates on home loans but sales would continue to grow from September onwards.

Colliers India Chief Executive Officer Ramesh Nair said the upcoming festive season is likely to keep the market sentiment high, resulting in higher sales despite the hike in interest rates.

In Delhi-NCR, the report said that Golf course road in Gurugram saw the highest year-on-year price rise of 21 per cent followed by Noida Expressway.

"Housing prices in Ahmedabad highest in 3 years," the report said, adding that Gandhinagar Suburb saw the highest y-o-y increase at 13 per cent.

Prices in Central Chennai witnessed the steepest decline of about 13 per cent y-o-y whereas West Poonamallee saw the highest rise of 13 per cent.

Kolkata southwest and Howrah saw the highest surge in prices with a 13 per cent rise.

In the MMR market, Western suburbs (beyond Dahisar) saw the highest increase in prices at 12 per cent year-on-year.

Kothrud and Baner in the Pune market logged the maximum surge in housing prices at around 9-10 per cent range, the report said.

"Housing prices did not rise much in the last one decade. Builders have been operating at a very thin margin. With the rise in prices of key building materials, real estate developers have no option but to pass on the burden to customers. However, large and credible players are witnessing better demand than others, so they are commanding a premium in the market," Pankaj Pal, Group Executive Director, AIPL, said.

Established in 1999, the Confederation of Real Estate Developers' Associations of India (Credai) is the apex body of private real estate developers in India. It represents over 13,000 developers across 221 city chapters in 21 states. 

(With inputs from PTI)

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