New Delhi: Sale of residential apartments during the January-March quarter of 2019 rose by 3% on a quarter-on-quarter basis to 33,000 units across seven major cities in the country, according to a report by real estate services and investment firm, CBRE.
According to the report, new launches during the period under review also stood at 33,000 units, up 14% on a quarterly basis.
"While policy reforms such as Real Estate - Regulation and Development Act 2016 (RERA) and the Goods and Services Tax (GST) brought in the much-needed transparency in the residential real estate, the present upward movement is also credited to proactive and customer-centric initiatives undertaken by real estate developers.
"The overall impact of both these reforms and proactive approach of the developers resulted in new launches and sales witnessing a yearly increase of about 11% and 19% respectively in 2018," it said.
The broad stabilisation of capital values and increasing disposable income also created a suitable environment for the recovery of the residential sector, it added.
Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Delhi-NCR were the dominant markets, with a share of almost 70-75% in both new launches and sales. The other cities where the survey was carried out were Hyderabad, Pune and Koltaka.