Declination Of Unsold Property In Kolkata

 By: Vinay Jain
Metros like Delhi and Mumbai wrestle with the dilemma of high unsold residential property in Kolkata for the last number of months, Kolkata looks to possess slow down its inventory over the past 3 years.

A quick survey of the 3 metros' residential markets by country's leading realty consultant Jones Lang LaSalle's realty intelligence service confirms the availability-for-sale residential property in Kolkata have dipped by 19.32% to 7776 in end-2011 from 9639 units in end-2010. Total active stock was abundant higher at 14,908 units in end of 2009.

In Mumbai, unsold property are more than the 2009 levels at 50198 apartments. Relatively, unsold inventory levels in NCR-Delhi, as well as Delhi and metropolitan areas of Faridabad, Noida, Gurgaon and Ghaziabad were over twofold the 2009 levels at 112993 units in end 2011.

Realtors and real estate consultants attribute the town's declining active stocks to fewer launches within the city over the last one year compared to the previous year and also year before. One should keep in mind that the new launches predominantly geared toward the premium section in contrast to launches targeting completely different income categories last 2 years.

Since demand for residential property in Kolkata has been sturdy, real estate corporations - private, state- owned furthermore as those within the joint sector together with the likes of state-owned West Bengal Housing Board, Ambuja Realty, Mani Group, Ideal Group and PS Group, among many others - are making an attempt to get rid of their stocks.

Mr. Mayank Saksena, MD of real estate consultancy firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) Kolkata, India stated, "Sales have been happening though at a slow pace. The sellers and home buyers are negotiating hard to clinch a deal."

As per JLL figures, the sales of Grade A residential property in Kolkata averaged 5581 units in end of 2011, against 9031 units and 5786 units in end 2010 and in end 2009.

Developers attribute the less launches to overall economic slowdown, not to mention political uncertainty, lack of confidence within the state's machinery, absence of land parcels yet as non availability of fresh quantity of land. On condition of anonymity, a city-based developer said: "Statutory authorities within the state are holding on to sanctions on some pretext or different. Absence of city planification and infrastructure have additionally blocked growth of town horizontally or vertically.

When contacted by ET, West Bengal Housing Minister, Mr. Arup Biswas stated, "Work on ongoing residential property in Kolkata is on. New real estate property in each personal moreover as within the joint sector is welcome. We have a tendency are fastidiously scrutinising new ventures to review whether or not the building norms, as well as fireplace safety rules are being complied with before giving them green signal. The Housing Board conjointly plans to launch new residential property in Kolkata."

Kolkata realty sector is expanding and a good variety of latest residential and commercial property in Kolkata are being launched. Enhanced demand of homes within the cheap and premium worth brackets has fuelled town developers to launch new residential property across town. Growth of software business and gap of IT sector has additionally resulted in paradigm shift within the living types of the people and a felt would like for premium homes within the town as anticipated by town realtors.
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