2019 is Expected to Bring Some Light to the Real Estate Space (Infographic) Residential prices are expected to remain contained, observes the Real Estate Sentiment Index

By Aastha Singal

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As the Indian government announced demonetization, real estate space took the biggest hit. While the sector is struggling to come out of the shambles, the Real Estate Sentiment Index works as a light at end of the tunnel for those who are involved in the profession. The report broadly captures the overall perceptions and expectations of industry leaders.

Based on a survey of over 150 stakeholders from the Indian real estate sector, the survey indicates that for the next six months, the sector has a positive outlook on account of the stable policy environment post introduction of structural reforms in 2017. It notes a general optimism around various schemes and launches with the hope of a gradual upward incline.

While the stakeholders are still in the wait and watch mode, something that can dampen the sales, future sentiments for price appreciation have remained marginally down, indicating that the sector does not expect any price rise in the coming six months. Nevertheless, the real estate sector has shown signs of controlled optimism.

Current Sentiment Score

The current sentiment score inched upwards and remains in the positive in the last quarter of 2018. A slight improvement has been noted in the current score, indicating that the dust has started to settle from the implementation of various structural reforms in 2017. The score indicates that stakeholders are waiting for the outcome of the long-term policy initiatives of the government.

Future Sentimental Score

Post observing various factors, an optimistic vibe has settled over the real estate sector. The looming uncertainty over the upcoming elections has also been reflected in the future sentiment score. Having divided in the zonal, stakeholder and residential areas, the future sentiment score witnessed a series of ups and downs but the overall outlook seems positive.

For further details, kindly refer to the following infographic based on the report by Knight Frank India in association with National Real Estate Development Council (NAREDCO) and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI):

Aastha Singal

Entrepreneur Staff

Former Features Writer

A business journalist looking to find happiness in the world of startups, investments, MSMEs and more. Officially started her career as a news reporter for News World India, Aastha had short stints with NDTV and NewsX. A true optimist seeking to make a difference, she is a comic junkie who'd rather watch a typical Bollywood masala than a Hollywood blockbuster. 

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