Residential demand in Mumbai increases 15.2 percent: Magicbricks Reports

Mumbai, India: Housing demand (searches) in Mumbai grew 15.2% while supply (listings) grew 3.8% QoQ, revealed Magicbricks PropIndex Report Q1’ 2022.

The report further observed that in Mumbai, smaller-sized 1 and 2 BHK apartments dominated the homebuyers’ preference and cumulatively accounted for 69% of the demand and 73% of the supply, during the period. The demand and supply for 2 BHK configurations accounted for 40% and 42%, respectively.

Navi Mumbai exhibited a similar trend with demand for 2 BHKs accounting for 48% of the total demand and 46% of the total supply in Q1 2022. In Thane, smaller configuration homes continued to dominate the housing market with 1 and 2BHK units comprising 78% of the total demand and supply, and 2 BHK constituting a demand share of 43%.

Commenting on the trend, Sudhir Pai, CEO, of Magicbricks shared, “Across India, increasing project completions, attractive offers from developers, supportive policies, and improving employment opportunities have boosted buyer-confidence in the real-estate industry. While the present geopolitical situation is impacting the supply chain and input costs, we expect the momentum gained thus far to continue across demand and supply backed by new launches tailored to the evolving needs of consumers and all-time low home loan interest rates. In Mumbai, the suburbs of the city continue to be hotspots of demand driven by infrastructure development. These trends signal optimism and a stable outlook for the industry for the coming quarters.”

The report further identifies Malad and Kandivali as the residential hotspots in Mumbai during the quarter. While the overall upsurge in housing demand and supply in Mumbai was majorly driven by regulatory initiatives like the reduction of construction premium charges by half; western suburb localities such as Andheri, Borivali-Dahisar, Goregaon, and regions beyond Mira Road, witnessed the highest demand and supply during the quarter due to proximity to commercial office spaces, affordable pricing, and construction of the metro line.

In Navi Mumbai, New Panvel, Kharghar, Airoli, Taloja, Vashi, Kamothe, and Nerul were observed to be the most preferred localities, due to their connectivity to the rest of MMR. In Thane, localities such as Ghodbunder road and Dombivali continued to be the preferred micro-markets supported by factors such as connectivity, good amenities, and better access to employment hubs.

The report predicts an onward trajectory for 2022 due to external stimuli such as digitization of land records, and increased allocation of INR 48,000 crores under PM Awas Yojna and PM Gati Shakti that are expected to further strengthen infrastructure and boost investments in the real estate sector.

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