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Housing sales across 8 cities may grow 20% in 2021

Property sales picked up due to pent up demand, low-interest rates on home loans

Housing sales across 8 cities may grow 20% in 2021
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Housing sales across 8 cities may grow 20% in 2021

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New Delhi Housing sales are likely to rise by 15-20 per cent annually during the current calendar year across eight major cities on pent up demand and low-interest rates on home loans, property consultant PropTiger said on Tuesday.

During the 2020 calendar year, sales had plunged 47 per cent to 1,82,639 units from 347,586 units in 2019, mainly because of strict nationwide lockdowns imposed in March last year to control the COVID pandemic. As per PropTiger's 'Real Insight Residential Q3 2021 report, housing sales have increased by 12 per cent to 1,38,051 units during the January-September period of the current calendar year from 1,23,725 units in the corresponding period of 2020.

PropTiger.com, owned by Australian firm REA group, tracks the primary housing market of eight major cities - Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi-NCR, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) and Pune – in India. "Driven by pent up demand and festive sales as well as the gradual recovery in the Indian economy, improved job market and low-interest rates, housing sales are likely to rise by 15-20 per cent above 2020 level during the current calendar year despite the strong second wave of the COVID pandemic," said Rajan Sood, Business Head, PropTiger.com.

Property sales picked up from July onwards as the infection rates waned, he added. Despite the revival in the residential real estate market, Sood said housing sales might still fall short of 2019 numbers. As per market estimates, PropTiger said that housing sales could rise by a high double-digit percentage during the October-December period this year from 58,914 units in the same quarter last year.

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