Buying a home? Check out the top 3 cities for property investment

With property costs having bottomed out in MMR – the most costly actual property area of the nation – each traders and end-users are again on the market.

Looking to purchase or put money into a piece of property, and questioning the place to purchase one? If that’s the case, right here is nice information for you. According to ANAROCK, the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), Bengaluru and Pune are at the moment the top three markets for shopping for houses each for end-use and investment, with probably passable worth appreciation over the subsequent 5-10 years.

With property costs having bottomed out in MMR – the most costly actual property area of the nation – each traders and end-users are again on the market. The IT/ITeS sectors’ post-COVID growth has labored properly for the IT-centric realty markets Bengaluru and Pune.

Interestingly, Bengaluru and Pune have, respectively, additionally been declared the top two most habitable cities of India in the current Ease of Living Index printed by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA). This coveted title additional reinforces their attractiveness.

Data signifies that these three cities remained the most energetic markets in 2020 – collectively accounting for a 67% share of the complete housing gross sales (of about 1.38 lakh models) recorded in the top 7 cities, and 60% of all new launches (about 1.28 lakh models).

“Given the ongoing uncertainties in the stock market and financial sector, housing is currently being viewed as one of the safest long-term investment bets,” says Prashant Thakur, Director & Head – Research, ANAROCK Property Consultants. “While the stock market prices are at their peak, property prices have bottomed out and various offers and discounts result in further reductions in acquisition costs. Affordability of homes in top cities is also at its best – estimated to be 27% in FY21 as against 53% in FY12.”

Housing costs have been range-bound for the previous 7-8 years, however previous market dynamics would point out that the return of demand in these pandemic instances will trigger costs to harden as soon as COVID-19 stabilizes. From that perspective, MMR, Bangalore and Pune are at the moment best residential investment locations, with probably passable worth appreciation over the subsequent 5-10 years.

Price actions in the best-performing micro markets of those cities:


Despite skyrocketing costs in comparison with different top cities, the area stays a scorching favorite with traders, primarily due to the nation’s monetary capital and its strongest financial progress engine – Mumbai. MMR is considered one of the greatest contributors to India’s general GDP and thus attracts traders from throughout.

MMR’s actual property market remained energetic in 2020, regardless of the pandemic. Its unsold housing stock declined by 6% – the highest in 2020 as in opposition to the earlier years. In the earlier 7 years, MMR’s stock both elevated y-o-y or declined by not more than 3%. Additionally, the ongoing infrastructure tasks similar to a number of metro hyperlinks, Mumbai Trans Harbour Link and so forth. make it a beneficial investment vacation spot.

In the present pandemic instances, MMR’s property costs have bottomed out. Before COVID-19, it was anticipated that common property costs would enhance marginally in 2020. Instead, builders beset by stock pile-up and cost-overruns have been wooing patrons with reductions and presents.

The limited-time stamp responsibility reduce and lowest-best home-loan charges are different added advantages. The value of property acquisition in MMR has diminished by wherever between 5% and 15% – a beforehand unimaginable state of affairs. The current limited-period 50% discount in development premiums could additional assist property costs cut back by 5%-7%.

As per ANAROCK Research, the common property costs in MMR in direction of 2020-end had been Rs 10,610 per sq. ft.


Bengaluru’s housing sector has constantly withstood the check of time, rising way more resilient than most different main cities – not simply earlier than the pandemic however after it, too. While housing gross sales in different cities picked up solely after the leisure of pandemic lockdowns, Bengaluru housing gross sales did fairly properly even throughout the lockdown.

The fundamentals of the metropolis – proper pricing, high-quality merchandise, well timed supply, and so forth. – give it an edge over different cities. Also, being the predominant IT/ITeS hub, Bengaluru is an evergreen property investment vacation spot. The metropolis noticed its unsold stock decline by a huge 51% in 2020 as in opposition to 2016 – from 1.21 lakh models in 2016 to almost 59,330 models as of 2020-end.

As per ANAROCK Research, the common property costs in the metropolis at the moment hover at Rs 4,955 per sq. ft. – which is much extra reasonably priced than most different top cities.


Pune has a excellent mixture of IT/ITeS, manufacturing and providers industries, which provides it a decisive benefit. Moreover, it perpetually presents itself as a considerably extra reasonably priced property market than neighbouring Mumbai – whereas offering a comparable way of life – and, going by the current Ease of Living Index, a higher one.

Over a 7-year horizon to gauge worth progress throughout top cities and markets, Pune noticed the highest rise of 38% in common property costs between 2013 and 2020. As per ANAROCK Research, Pune’s common property costs stood at Rs 3,980 per sq. ft. in 2013. This elevated to Rs 5,510 per sq. ft. in 2020 (a 38% bounce).

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