New Delhi: Sale of residential apartments increased by 22 per cent on a year-on-year (YoY) basis during the first half of 2019, to 78,247 units across seven major cities in the country, said a JLL report.
During the January-June period of 2018, sales were recorded at 72,438 units. Compared to the previous six months of July-August 2018, the sales in the first half of 2019 rose by 8 per cent, according to the JLL's half yearly report.
However, launches during the first six months of the current year declined by 11 per cent to 73,049 units, in comparison to the corresponding period of last year.
"With Hyderabad being on top among the seven cities, residential real estate market witnessed an increase of 22 per cent in sales at a pan-India level during the period, it said.
"Interestingly, the share of affordable and mid-income housing (ticket size of up to Rs. 10 million in Mumbai and Rs. 7.5 million across other cities), has seen an increase up to 58 per cent at the country level," the report said.
It added that with gradual revival in home-buyers' confidence and improved affordability, markets witnessed a resurgence in sales in 2018.
During the first half of 2019, Hyderabad recorded the highest growth in sales at 65 per cent, followed by Delhi-NCR (42 per cent) on a Y-o-Y basis. In Chennai, sales grew by 24 per cent over the second half of 2018.