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'Jul-Sep realty inventory in metros down to 4.5 lakh units'

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Inventory pile up across metro cities has reduced to 4.5 lakh units in July-September quarter signalling a revival in the residential real estate market, a recent study said.

According to a survey by 99acres the inventory pile up across metro cities reduced to 4.5 lakhs units from 8 lakh units in July-September 2017.

Property sales across top metro cities in recorded marginal improvement in Jul-Sep 2018 as against the previous quarter, the report said.

"The Indian finally bid adieu to the prolonged impasse which started with demonetisation and worsened with Rera and GST ambiguities. Recovering property enquires, sales volume and prices were testimony to a progressive market sentiment," its said.

The report said that new launches were put on a back burner as cities swarmed with unsold inventory.

Grade A developers took the lead in launching new projects as acquiring a RERA number became a challenge for small-scale developers, it said.

"While unsold inventory trimmed in both new projects and resale markets, project launches in affordable housing segment gained momentum. Multiple efforts towards strengthening infrastructure, a pro-buyer regulatory environment in the country and unchanged interest rates are expected to push the housing sector on a growth trajectory with improvement in fresh supply and sales volume in the ensuing quarters," he added

and Pune, where average weighted property prices remained unchanged this quarter, all other metro cities witnessed the capital rates increasing marginally versus the previous quarter, the report said.

The report further stated that affordable housing clusters, transit corridors and economic hubs continued to gain the maximum buyer traction.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, November 05 2018. 19:30 IST