Of all the properties registered in July, 86% were residential deals compared to 87% in the previous month. Contribution of commercial property has gone up to 10% from 8% last month.
“Industrial property deals contributed to 1%, while land deals registered stayed under 1%. Other forms of property deals contributed to 3% of the total deals registered.”
July, the report stated, has recorded “strong sales despite maximum properties being registered and filed in July itself, effectively most consumers registering their properties paid the additional stamp duty”. “With the looming inflation pressures, the Reserve Bank of India opted for a cumulative repo rate hike of 90 basis points that has stretched homebuyer affordability. But property registrations remain buoyant.”
Strong consumer demand continued to drive property sales in Mumbai, according to Shishir Baijal, chairman and managing director at Knight Frank India. “Post Covid, the revival in housing demand has sustained… though there has been an increase in home loan rates and additional 1% stamp duty.”
The state government revenue, he said, has also seen robust growth month-on-month. “We expect the market demand to remain steady. A further rate hike, however, can add pressure on the property demand. Developers remain cognisant of the changing affordability and are expected to plan for risk mitigation such as enabling fixed rate limited period loans, and other measures.”