The market in Noida has been doing extremely well since Unlock 1.0, and it picked up pace in January-March 2021. However, the second wave brought a halt in activities for a shorter duration but the sales figures are encouraging as there is an increase in sales compared to the same period last year.
"The good thing is that the second wave has further cemented the people's resolution to look for real estate assets. People are now seeking long-term financial security in real estate, which bodes well for the sales season. We expect that the real estate sector will pick up in two or three weeks from where it left after the first wave effects," says Yash Miglani, MD, Migsun Group.
According to real estate experts, Greater Noida West, Sector 150, and Sector 43 in Noida, both near the commercial hub of Sector 137, remained popular for 2 BHK and 3 BHK flats. One of the key drivers in Greater Noida West was the availability of home units priced between Rs 35 and Rs 50 lakh. In Noida's Sector 150 and 43, direct connection to the projected Jewar Airport and projects by well-known builders are seen as demand stimulators.
"Noida's well-developed road network allows for speedier commuting, resulting in increased interest in the real estate market. Many homes will appreciate by 10% to 15% depending on their location and demand in that area. Once the Jewar airport is operational, the Yamuna Expressway will be a more popular destination than Noida," says Ashok Gupta, CMD, Ajnara India Ltd.
The residential market in Noida and Greater Noida is continuing to grow. According to the realtors, Residential sales grew QoQ as a result of low home loan interest rates, new housing supply, and people's persistent desire to purchase a home. Dhiraj Jain, Director, Mahagun Group, says, "Because nothing is more important than one's well-being, and people are more aware of this than ever before, there is a tendency toward migrating to larger spaces. Noida's prosperity is due to the image it has developed among the middle class. In the following months, we expect a tremendous response in the residential market since the momentum is unlikely to wane."
The upcoming infrastructural developments are expected to stimulate the real estate market even further. Multi-level parking lots in Sector 3 and Sector 16A Filmcity, Shaheed Bhagat Singh Park, Biodiversity Park, a shooting range, and an indoor stadium in Sector 21A are among the infrastructure projects set to be completed this year. Then work on underpasses is underway on the combat front in various Noida sectors to improve traffic flow. The projects aim to improve inhabitants' living conditions, which will directly influence the real estate market.
Buyers are increasingly lured to plots along the Noida-Greater Noida Expressway and the Yamuna Expressway, with the latter gaining traction due to the planned Film City and Furniture Park. The price of residential plots along the Yamuna Expressway has jumped by 10-15%. Vijay Verma, CEO, Sunworld Group says, "The regions are popular among end-users, particularly among the working class, and sales have been fantastic. Infrastructural upgrades, such as metro, road connectivity, and announcements like Jewar Airport, are also supporting the development."