Encouraged by price correction and lowering of interest rates, the real estate market, after a period of relative inactivity lasting the first few months of the year, witnessed improved levels of activity on the part of retail investors in the residential sector, especially in the low to mid-end housing segment, said experts as well as market analysis reports of the second quarter in 2009.

CBRE Market View, India Office , published for the second quarter, said: “Level of enquiries went up and, more significantly, transaction velocity also increased marginally as compared to Q1 (first quarter) of 2009… However with most of the activity confined to smaller format offices, vacancy levels remain high. Most developers deferred plans for launching any new projects, the focus being on deploying the scarce resources on completing projects in hand.”

Source: Economic Times, Gurgoan Edition