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Under-construction Projects’ Prices Up 30.6% YoY across top 13 cities: Magicbricks

March 26, 2024: In 2023, residential prices increased consistently, making relatively affordable under-construction properties more attractive for investment and home ownership, says the latest PropIndex report by Magicbricks, India’s leading real estate platform. 

The report underscores a notable surge in demand for under-construction properties, increasing 7.8% QoQ between January and March 2024. As a result, prices experienced a corresponding uptick, growing 1.7% QoQ and a significant 30.6% YoY. This momentum follows a previous increase of 6.32% QoQ recorded between October and December 2023, indicating a sustained positive trend in the market.

Cities such as Noida (7.1% QoQ), Greater Noida (6.1% QoQ), Bengaluru and Mumbai (5.7% QoQ each) witnessed the most substantial price increments in under-construction properties.

Abhishek Bhadra, Head of Research, Magicbricks stated, “Historically, homebuyers have often favored completed projects over new developments. But against the backdrop of increasing residential prices in 2023, there emerged a discernible shift in preference towards relatively more affordable under-construction properties. Consequently, prices of under-construction properties are on the rise as well. In response to this evolving demand, we have observed that developers are swiftly expediting the completion of under-construction projects and launching new ones.”

Furthermore, the report mentions that the demand share of 2BHK units increased from 32% (between October and December 2023) to 42% (between January and March 2024). 


This trend was particularly pronounced in cities such as Bengaluru (rising from 29% to 45%), Noida (increasing from 11% to 33%), and Navi Mumbai (from 18% to 54%) where demand for 2BHKs grew considerably during these respective periods.

“While we anticipate residential demand to continue increasing, albeit at a slower pace, there are promising signs indicating an increase in residential supply in the upcoming quarters. Consequently, we expect prices to stabilize, showcasing the market’s resilience in the face of evolving dynamics.” concluded Abhishek Bhadra.

The report highlights a continued uptrend in aggregate demand across the top 13 cities between January and March 2024, registering a robust growth of 6.9% QoQ. Moreover, after a period of relatively subdued supply, there has been a modest 0.9% QoQ increase this quarter. Despite this, the demand continues to outstrip supply, resulting in a 2.9% QoQ increase in residential prices across these 13 cities. Noida (7.4% QoQ), Greater Noida (7.2% QoQ), and Chennai (5.5% QoQ) recorded the highest appreciation in property prices. 

Demand (QoQ)Supply (QoQ)Rates (QoQ)
Gr. Noida3.9%-2.4%7.2%
Navi Mumbai14.6%-0.6%3.9%