Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Tier 2 cities in bubble now

Hectic builder activity in small towns
Source : Moneycontrol.com

A snapshot of the real estate scenario in Vishakapatnam, Mangalore, Mysore, Coimbatore and Cochin.


A number of Grade A integrated townships are springing up in the city - mostly in the peripheries towards the north east - in Madurawada and Rishikonda.

Apartment prices here are up 33% over the last three months. Vepagunta is another area in the northern outskirts where the housing board has taken the initiative to develop a 52 acre township.


In Mangalore, the area between Bijai in the northeast to the KS Rao Road continues to be in demand but industry watchers say that the demand is primarily from investors at this point.

Nantoor too has witnessed an increase in demand with an appreciation of 5% in two and a half months.

Bangalore based Purvankara Group plans to develop between a 40 to 75 acre township near Bondel in the city's western outskirts, while the Raheja Group from Mumbai is developing a 100-acre township in Kulai in north Mangalore. Thirty acres of the township has already been handed over to a Singapore based software company for their set up.


In Mysore, the north and northwest belt of the city is where all the residential activity is concentrated. Jayalaxmipyram has seen the maximum growth over the last two months with an increase of 10% in apartment prices. Vijaynagar too is in demand. The Prestige Group from Bangalore has its project underway here.

Further north, the Sankalp Group is developing a 28-acre township in Yadavgiri. In the south of the city, development of villas is being proposed in Koodanahalli and Nanjangud. The average price quoted for villas is about Rs 3000 per sq ft today.


Avinashi Road continues to be in huge demand in Coimbatore. Apartment prices have touched Rs 3,500 per sq ft now - up 9% in two months. The Peelamed area along Avinashi Road is also witnessing some demand now. Shreeram Properties have launched their project in Pellamed at Rs 2100 per sq ft and villas are priced at Rs 2,600 per sq ft.

Sai Baba colony too has seen a significant increase over the last two months, with close to a 50% appreciation, and higher end projects now command Rs 4000 per sq ft.

According to estimates, approximately 3,000 apartments are under construction in Coimbatore. Major development is also underway on Trichy Road and Mettupalayam Road where many developers hold large land parcels.


Lastly, in Cochin, new developments continue to spring up along the suburban belt of Kakkanad, Edappally and Kalamasery. The demand for residential space has increased significantly here and national level players like Puravankara, Shobha, Brigade Group, DLF, Prestige and Dubai-based Emaar groups have now joined the development bandwagon in the region.

The traditional prime area of Marine Drive is also not loosing steam � in fact, prices have touched a high of Rs 6,500 per sq ft there, compared to Rs 2,000 per sq ft last year.

1 comment:

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