Real Estate Developers

Monday, 30 January 2017

Property Developers in Mumbai Focusing on Smaller Apartments

Smaller homes are being considered by many property buyers in Mumbai. This is because 3 and 4BHK properties in Mumbai have become unaffordable for many. Even a 2BHK apartment in some posh areas of Mumbai is out of the reach of middle-income buyers.

Considering the growing demand for affordable units, many property developers in Mumbai are focusing on construction of smaller apartments. They are reducing the average size of apartments for reducing per unit cost.

According to the industry experts, developers are coming up with new offerings in order to attract fresh customers to their projects. They are taking advantage of the demand in the affordable segment, offering 1BHK units to cater to middle-income buyers or investors. As per a report published by JLL India, in the last five years, the average size of an apartment in Mumbai has seen a decrease of 26.4%.

The demand for 1BHK homes have shot up also because maintaining a 3 or 4BHK apartment gets as expensive as buying it. As per a PropTiger report, smaller, 1BHK units accounted for approximately 22% of the total residential property sales in FY16. It was in cities like Mumbai, Pune and Bengaluru where demand for such units was mostly concentrated.

Another important factor due to which developers are focusing on building smaller units are- new incentives. The government has announced new incentives to developers as well as home buyers. There are service tax exemptions on affordable homes of up to 60 square meters constructed by state or central government, including private public partnership.

A significant number of new residential property in Mumbai belongs to the smaller, more affordable segment. If you have been planning to buy a home in Mumbai or to make an investment on a budget, you can look for a small, affordable option.