NCR Faces Fall In Real Estate Projects

New housing project launches in the national capital region (NCR) slumped by 20% during January-June 2008. This is explained by the slowdown in demand due to appreciation in real estate prices and rising interest rates for borrowers.

The first half of this year also saw a marked shift in developers’ strategy towards mid-income houses, as the high-end segment witnessed increased resistance from buyers.

Project launches in the high-end category fell by two-third to just 5, while mid-income housing project launches rose by over 20% to 37.

As per a report by international property consultancy firm DTZ, the absorption of mid-income houses in July at 76% had overtaken that of high end houses (68%). This means that high end houses are selling at a slower pace than the mid income segment. The report says that the share of mid-income housing in the overall residential supply is expected to rise to 62% in three years, compared to 22% currently.

This translates into a CAGR of 131% for mid income housing units.

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  1. Posted October 3, 2008 at 1:52 am | Permalink

    The Indian real estate sector might be going through a major downturn but to some extent it is also making things attractive for foreign investors. The slowdown, in fact, has set in more realistic valuations and growth-oriented investment opportunities for biggies to close in profitable deals. The recession in the US and the fact that China is tightening its FDI policy has aided a remarkable shift in investment. Experts feel that cities like Mumbai, Bangalore and the NCR region are hot investment destinations because of their strategic importance. Considering this, Mr. Donald Trump Junior is all set to launch a $1bn fund to buy property in India and Lehman Brothers Real Estate Partners has recently acquired a 50% stake in Unitech’s Mumbai project. Also, TAIB Bank, a leading private bank based in Bahrain has recently picked up a 26% stake into a project of Anant Raj Industries.For more view-

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