Thursday, July 30, 2009

Is it good time to buy or sell in real estate mkt now? Assetventures

Is it a good time to buy or sell in the real estate market right now? Chances are that as a prospective buyer or a property owner, you may be
facing a serious dilemma.
Industry players feel that while it may be a good decision to buy in certain locations, a sell off needs to be given a few more months till the market picks up completely.

So which are the best places to buy in right now? According to global real estate consultancy Cushman & Wakefield (C&W), in Delhi NCR, it is Noida, Greater Noida Expressway and areas in Gurgaon along the Golf Course Extension Road. In Mumbai, central Mumbai and western suburbs such as Bandra, Kalina and JVLR are good bets. New emerging destinations in Bangalore such as Sarjapur Road, North and central Bangalore, apart from a few projects within the city can be considered.

Aditi Vijayakar, executive director, residential services India, C&W, says that this is a good time to buy a property for self use as prices have corrected considerably over their peak in 2007-08. “Buyers at this time can take advantage of lucrative interest rates on home loans. However, for investors entering the market, this time should be evaluated keeping the various arbitrage options that they can take advantage of in the current scenario. As far as selling is concerned, this is not a sellers market. The decision should be taken when the owner is confident of achieving the expected appreciation of the capital value of that property.”

While developers such as Vipul, Realtech, Raheja Developers and SVP Group say the market is picking up and one should look at buying, they don’t sound equally enthusiastic about selling off one’s property at this time.

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