Reaction of Mr. Rajan Bandelkar, President, NAREDCO on hike in repo rate by 35 bps and its impact on the real estate sector


New Delhi, December 12, 2022: ‘We believe this rate hike is short-term and going forward, housing sales will continue to grow. Acquiring a home is seen as the biggest decision of one’s life and these short-term decisions are unlikely to have an impact on a buyer’s decision. The rate hike by RBI will impact the growth in residential sale, albeit in the short-term. The low interest rate was one of the biggest reasons for the sale to breach the pre-Covid level. Recently, developers across the country also hiked the unit prices owing to continuous rise in the raw material cost.

Home buyers also understand that these things are beyond the control of developers and they will continue to invest in real estate. Hopefully, once the global supply chain is restored, the rates will be cut again.’

Corporate Comm India (CCI Newswire)