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ANAROCK sells 1,805 homes in Sept-Oct; 78 pc higher Y-o-Y


Despite unusual pressures on the housing market, residential real estate is on a high this festive season, said an ANAROCK report.

ANAROCK Property Consultants, it said, sold 1,805 homes across top nine Indian cities (NCR, MMR, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Pune, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Lucknow) and NCR, Dubai in the months of September and October this year. Last year, the firm sold 1,016 units in the corresponding period.

Anuj PuriAnuj Puri, Chairman, ANAROCK Property Consultants, said, “Our sales in these two months saw a 78 pc y-o-y jump over the same period in 2019. Much can be attributed to the multiple schemes and offers available across cities this year – particularly the limited-period stamp duty cuts in Maharashtra. In many cities, these incentives add up to an overall financial benefit of 5-15 pc of the property cost. The rock-bottom home loan interest rates have also played a role in India, while NRIs seem to be making the most of the reduced property prices in Dubai.”

“City-wise, MMR remains our most active market, with nearly 573 units sold in this two-months period amounting to an annual jump of 116 pc”, said Puri. “Interestingly our sales in Chennai saw an almost five-fold yearly jump with 223 homes sold in Sept-Oct. 2020, against just 45 units in the same period last year. Most sales are by end-users looking to buy and own homes in a marketplace radically transformed by the COVID-19 pandemic”, added Puri.

ANAROCK Housing Sales in Sept.-Oct. Period (Units)
Cities 2019 2020
Ahmedabad 67 33
Bangalore 146 257
Chennai 45 223
MMR 265 573
NCR 260 333
Hyderabad 39 37
Kolkata 49 58
Pune 110 154
Lucknow 32 120
Dubai 3 17
Total 1016 1805

At an industry level, ANAROCK expects the top seven cities to cumulatively record a 35 pc jump in housing sales in the ongoing festive quarter (Oct-Dec.) against the July to September period (Q3 2020). If this pans out, housing sales in the whole of CY2020 will have rebounded to more than 50 pc of the overall sales clocked in CY2019 – approx. 2,61,500 units were sold in 2019 across the top seven cities. This is significantly higher than previous predictions.

Q-o-Q Prediction


 Comparing housing sales on q-o-q basis in the whole of 2020, ANAROCK anticipates overall industry-level housing sales across the top seven cities to rebound to nearly 90 pc of the pre-COVID-19 levels (Q1 2020) in Q4 2020 (Oct-Dec).

  • In MMR and Pune, housing sales in Q4 2020 can rebound to nearly 90 pc of the pre-COVID-19 levels (of Q1 2020). MMR saw total sales of nearly 13,900 units in Q1 2020 while Pune recorded sales of nearly 7,200 units.
  • In Chennai, housing sales in Q4 2020 can rebound to around 89 pc of Q1 2020. Approx. 2,200 units were sold in the city in Q1 2020.
  • Kolkata could see housing sales to rebound to 86 pc of the pre-COVID-19 quarter. Approx. 2,450 units were sold in the Q1 2020 quarter.
  • In both Bengaluru and NCR, ANAROCK anticipates housing sales in Q4 2020 to come back to 84 pc of pre-COVID-19 quarter of Q1 2020. Approx. 8,630 units were sold in Pune in Q1 2020 while NCR saw sales of nearly 8,150 units.
  • In Hyderabad, we may see sales rebound to nearly 77 pc of the pre-COVID-19 levels. 2,680 units were sold in Q1 2020.