Besides the ever green affordable housing segment, luxury housing is the flavour of the festive season this year. Considering that luxury housing sales across top 7 cities have doubled to 14% of the overall housing sales in H12022, up from 7% in 2019, clearly points out that luxury housing will be a major driver of festive homes.
According to Anarock study, Indian luxury housing has performed remarkably well post-pandemic, with 25000 luxury homes sold in Hi 2022 out of the total home sales of 1.84 lakh units. While the share of affordable housing stood at 31%, the luxury housing notched up14% share, with MMR and NCR emerging as the leading luxury housing markets.
The latest CII-Anarock survey shows that luxury properties priced Rs 1.5 crore saw 4% rise in share , up from 6% in pre-covid 2019 period to 10% in H1 2022. The survey has revealed that in view of the home seekers’ preference for luxury homes, 3BHK homes are in highest demand, commanding a share of 44%. The share of 4BHK homes has also risen more than three times from the pre-covid period.
As per the latest Anarock data, the average monthly rentals in the prominent luxury micro-markets across the top 7 cities increased anywhere between 8-18% in the last two years. Mumbai’s Worli saw the highest rental growth of 18% in the period – from INR 2 lakh per month in 2020 to INR 2.35 lakh in 2022 for luxury homes of minimum 2,000 sq. ft. area.This was followed by Bengaluru’s Rajaji Nagar, which witnessed a 16% jump in the same period – from INR 56,000 in 2020 to INR 65,000 in 2022. According to Anuj Puri, Chairman, Anarock Group, the pent-up rental demand hitting the market has caused a demand-supply mismatch in many areas, resulting in monthly rental hikes. Most prominent luxury housing markets witnessed double-digit growth in rentals in the last two years.Pre-Covid, average 2-year luxury rental increases at a given time were largely single-digit, between 5-7%.”
|Avg. Monthly Rentals: Top Luxury Markets (For 2,000 sq. ft. area)|
|City||Micro Market||2020 (INR)||2022 (INR)||% Appreciation (2020 vs 2022)|
|NCR||Golf Course Ext. Rd||50,000||56,000||12%|
|Golf Course Rd||70,000||78,000||11%|
Source: ANAROCK Research
The capital appreciation in these luxury markets remained in single digits (between 2-9%) in the last two years. Bengaluru’s Rajaji Nagar witnessed the highest capital appreciation of 9%, with average prices increasing from INR 5,698 per sq. ft. in 2020 to INR 6,200 per sq. ft. in 2022.The high demand for luxury housing is resulting in growth in average monthly rentals.
|Avg. Capital Prices: Top Luxury Markets|
|City||Micro Markets||2020 (INR/sft.)||2022 (INR/sft.)||% Appreciation (2020 vs 2022)|
|NCR||Golf Course Ext. Rd||8,300||8,700||5%|
|NCR||Golf Course Rd||13,150||13,500||3%|
Source: ANAROCK Research