India secures good position in GCPS

A survey was conducted by RICS Global Commercial Property called GCPS, according to which performance of real estate in emerging markets like South America and Asia is much higher than that in more developed countries.
As per the survey, in quarter II, occupiers markets picked up, with increased lease demand as compared to first quarter as indicated by countries. However, the rents continue falling in thirty countries out of 46 countries covered under the survey. On the other hand, in 8 out of 10 countries, there is a continuous increase in available spaces.
Also, the expectations from the third quarter 2010 are much higher. India ranked 6th highest amongst 46 countries on the basis of commercial rents while in case of lettings, it ranked at 13th position. India was able to secure 10th position in field of capital values but still as compared to other countries, investment activity in India was relatively lower. This indicates that investment returns are better in other countries.

Homeowners pessimistic about the short-term future of home values

Homeowners doubt these days of the future home values due to which they plan to put their home up for sale if they see the same conditions prevailing in next six months too.
According to a survey, 33% people believed that home values in their housing market are still above the bottom line while 38% believe that they have already reached a bottom.
28% homeowners expect a decrease in home values in the next six months. However, 30% of them are expecting an increase in their local market.

In totality, 27% of homeowners hope for an increase in their home values in the next 1 year, 12% expect a decrease in value, 35% say the value ill be same and 26% don’t have any opinion yet.

Buyers Now Moving Towards Delhi

According to a recently conducted survey, it has been found that over 34% of the people who are interested in purchasing property across the country wish to own a home in NCR-Delhi.

The survey revealed the fact that NCR/ Delhi has got the highest priority in 2010 for real estate investment, i.e. the most preferred realty investment destination in 2010 is NCR/Delhi. With 28% purchasers interested in Mumbai, it has become the next choice of investors. Next in the line are Hyderabad and Bangalore with 11% buyers.

Also, as per the survey, in 2010 the real estate sector is likely to be much more driven by the end user. Since last year was under the clouds of unstable property prices and recession, the investors were backing off from the realty sector, but with the slightly stable property prices and the better conditions of economy, they are back into the lead. It would also be interesting to know that most of the purchasers, who this year plan to buy a house are usually the one who want it for own use which brings a conclusion that the ones who drove the realty in 2004-07, the speculators are out of the market now. Even the people interested in buying property now are the long-term investors.

The survey also brought out the fact that 67% of the property seekers are interested in property for own use and just 23% are the ones who are long term investors.