1. Scope and Coverage of the Index
NHB RESIDEX tracks the housing prices in the select 15 cities. The latest Residex is for the quarter July-September 2011. The Residex has been constructed for 15 cities and has taken into account the price trends for residential properties in different locations and zones in each city as per classification devised for the purpose. The classification has been designed so as to give the most representative Index for each city based on the transactions in the market and data collected from various sources. The data are put through a Model that depicts the actual behaviour of the market and throws up the Index. This initiative seeks to provide a better understanding of the trends in the Residential property market and its various nuances. The trends also seek to bring greater transparency in the property market. As the Residex evolves, it is expected to bring greater uniformity and standardisation in the valuation of properties across the industry.
2. Uses of NHB RESIDEX
The Index also helps the general consumers and property buyers and borrowers in their decision-making by enabling comparisons over time and across cities and localities and the emerging trends. This information has a critical bearing on the credit evaluation by the lenders and assessment of the value (present and potential) of the security against the loan. NHB RESIDEX can be a useful indicator for estimating the value of property to be financed and also for assessing the value of security cover on the outstanding loan. Builders and developers may also benefit from the index by assessing the demand scenario in a locality, and mapping the housing needs in different parts of the country. NHB RESIDEX may be useful to policy makers, banks, housing finance companies, builders, developers, investors and individuals.
3. Price Movement for the quarter July-September 2011
The movement in prices of residential properties has shown decreasing trend in nine cities covered under NHB RESIDEX during the quarter July-September, 2011 in comparison to the previous quarter. However, on year-on-year basis, except 2 cities, price movements in all the cities have witnessed increase.
Rising Trend: Residential housing prices in 6 cities have shown rise in prices in this quarter ended September, 2011 (July-September, 2011) over the previous quarter ended June, 2011 (April-June, 2011). The city which has shown the maximum increase is Pune (13%) followed by Chennai (9%), Mumbai (7%), Delhi (5%), Jaipur (2%) and Bengaluru (1%).
Declining Trend: There are 9 cities which have shown decline in prices over the previous quarter with maximum fall shown by Kochi (-9%) followed by Hyderabad (-8%), Bhopal (-7%), Surat (-7%), Faridabad (-6%), Ahmedabad (-4%), Lucknow (-4%), Patna (-3%) and Kolkata (-2%).
CITY WISE HOUSING PRICE INDEX
CITY WISE HOUSING PRICE INDEX (UPDATED UPTO QUARTER JULY- SEPTEMBER 2011)