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Housing prices see downward trends in 22 major cities: NHB

Property prices in majority of the cities, 22 out of 26 are witnessing marginal downward trend

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Housing prices in 22 major cities, including Delhi and Mumbai, are witnessing downward trend in April-June period compared to the previous quarter due to slowdown in demand, National Housing Bank said today.

Property prices in majority of the cities, 22 out of 26 are witnessing marginal downward trend, quarterly update of NHB Residex said.

The movement in prices of residential properties for the quarter has shown declining trend in majority of the cities, ranging from -0.45% in Mumbai to -5.99% in Ludhiana, it said.

On the contrary, there was a price rise in four cities, 0.55% in Dehradun and 3.07% in Nagpur during the quarter April-June, 2013.

In term of price decline, property prices in Indore declined by (-5.64%), Vijaywada (-5.43%), Hyderabad (-4.55%), Kolkata (-4.06%) and Guwahati (-3.92%).

Among others, residential property in Kochi declined by (-3.37%), Patna (-3.29%), Coimbatore (-3.26%), Ahmedabad (-3.13%), Faridabad (-2.42%), Chennai (-2.26%), Jaipur (-1.79%), Delhi (-1.49%), Bhopal (-1.30%).

NHB RESIDEX tracks the movement in prices of residential properties on a quarterly basis since 2007. The index for Delhi includes property transactions in Gurgaon, Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad.

NHB RESIDEX has been expanded to include six new cities namely Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Meerut, Nagpur and Raipur from this quarter, it said.

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First Published: Tue, August 27 2013. 19:26 IST