Affected by slowdown and reported corrections in prices, the country’s real estate industry predict growth in the long term despite costly home loans and lack of funding for realty projects.
According to a most recent study by Ernst & Young and FICCI on the country’s real estate scenario, about 62% of the respondent developers expected the industry to grow in the long term despite a correction in prices by about 10-15% in the previous year.
Giving highlights of the report, ‘Realty Pulse’ to be released on September 10, Ernst & Young Partner and Leader Ganesh Raj said, “There has been a slowdown in demand and some correction also happened by about 15-20%. But this is momentary, the market will surely bounce back.”
Healthcare infrastructure, logistics and warehousing and affordable housing would hold significant growth potential in the Indian real estate sector, he added.
“The temporal slowdown in the market will be followed by sustained activity as a result of innovative formats, new geographies and flexible pricing and delivery mechanisms. Given the growth in residential housing, organised retail and hospitality industries, the sector is likely to see increased investment activity,” Raj said.
The report pointed out that respondents believe genuine end-users had ‘taken over’ from the investors and account for about 80-90% of sales in their current projects.
“Respondents expressed mixed reactions with regards to land valuations. Most of them seem to be reaching a consensus that land values are likely to see stability over the short to mid-term and may not witness any appreciation over the next 12 months,” it said.