Hyderabad only Indian city in Top 20 globally in home price appreciation: Knight Frank Global Residential Cities Index Q3 2019

Delhi, Bengaluru & Ahmedabad see growth in home prices, while Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai witness degrowth

Knight Frank India, Global Residential Cities Index Q3 2019, Hyderabad, New Delhi, Pune, Budapest, Hungary, China, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Shishir Baijal

Knight Frank, a leading international property consultancy, in its latest report - Global Residential Cities Index Q3 2019 - has featured Hyderabad as the only Indian city in top 20 among 150 global cities tracked, in terms of appreciation in residential real estate prices, standing at the 14th spot with a healthy 9% year-on-year (YoY) rise in home prices.

Price growth has been strong in the Hyderabad residential market as shortfall in launches diverted homebuyers towards the ready unsold units giving developers a bargaining edge.

Among other Indian cities which have seen an appreciation in home prices, New Delhi stood at the 73rd rank globally, with a home price appreciation of 3.2% YoY; Bengaluru at the 94th rank with a 2% appreciation and Ahmedabad at the 108th rank with a 1.1% rise.

Among the Indian cities which have seen degrowth in home prices, Kolkata was ranked at the 130th spot with a decline of 2%, Mumbai at the 135th rank with a degrowth of 3% and Chennai at the 136th rank with a fall of 3%. Pune was the lowest-ranked Indian city standing at the 138th spot, registering a 3.5% decline in home prices.

The Global Residential Cities Index tracks the movement in mainstream residential prices across 150 cities worldwide using official statistics. Budapest in Hungary leads the Global Residential Cities Index Q3 2019 with the highest annual growth rate of 24%, followed by Xi'an in China and Wuhan in China at 15.9% and 14.9%, respectively.

Prices across the 150 cities worldwide increased at 3.2% on average, the weakest annual rate registered since the second quarter of 2015. Yet despite this, more than 78% of the 150 cities tracked by the index, registered either flat or rising prices over the 12-month period.

“During the last four years, the growth in residential prices in most of the top eight cities of India has been below retail inflation growth and the gap has progressively increased since H1 2016. Hyderabad has been the only market to buck the trend and record residential price growth over the retail inflation level. This end-user friendly movement in prices across cities is a step in the right direction and more in-line with the contemporary home-buyer’s needs,” said Shishir Baijal, CMD, Knight Frank India.

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