Is Hyderabad The Next Best City To Buy a House In?


hardik, March 31, 2017

Is Hyderabad The Next Best City To Buy a House In?

Here are the top reasons that make Hyderabad one of the best property markets in the country and why you should consider buying a home there.

Mercer’s Quality of Living rankings 2017 recently named Hyderabad the best place to live in India, beating out traditional business centres like Mumbai and New Delhi. From a buoyant economy and dynamic workforce to an affordable real estate market, Hyderabad is trending as a buyer’s market. It not only boasts practical perks, such as a relatively lower crime rate and international schools, but it has that intangible quality that makes it both desirable and trendy.

Here are top reasons to consider Hyderabad as your next city of residence:

  • Affordable market

When it comes to property rates, Hyderabad is attractive in comparison to the top residential real estate markets across the country. The city is probably one of the most affordable among tier 1 cities of India. If you are looking for budget homes, this is the city to be. According to the Buy vs. Rent Report 2016 by ArthaYantra, Hyderabad has witnessed de-growth in real estate costs by 3% since 2007. This is a far cry from top cities, such as Mumbai, Delhi-NCR and Chennai, where real estate is still beyond the reach of a middle-income household. In Mumbai, the average cost of buying a 1,000 square feet home is Rs.1.91 crore. On the other hand, you can buy flats in Hyderabad in well-developed residential areas such as Kukatpally, Manikonda, Sainikpuri and Miyapur in the budget range of Rs.30-50 lakh.

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  • High likelihood of appreciation

Property prices in Hyderabad have high chances of appreciation. In addition, commercial activities have gained significant momentum. In recent times, commercial leasing rates in Hyderabad real estate have also risen by 40-50%. It is just a matter of time before residential property prices in Hyderabad start picking up. Therefore, it is a good time for you to invest in a flat in Hyderabad. Make sure that you opt for projects by builders with a reputation for building quality homes in order to reap maximum benefits.

  • Be a part of the growing industry

Major companies such as Uber, Salesforce, and Flydubai have queued up to set up or expand their operations in Hyderabad. Industry giants such as Apple, Google and Amazon took the decision in 2015 to set up their development centres in the city. Little wonder that the Telangana government announced that the city’s IT exports reached a milestone of Rs.75,070 crore in 2015-16. This was 13.26% more than the previous fiscal year. What is more, Hyderabad generated nearly 35,611 new jobs in IT industry during 2015-16, taking the total workforce to 4,07,385.

  • Consistently strong residential appeal

The growing IT/ITeS industry and improved business opportunities have given further impetus to the growth of Hyderabad real estate. This is evident from the growing demand for residential spaces. Areas adjoining hubs such as HITEC City and Gachibowli have witnessed strong residential sales momentum. For instance, Kukatpally is emerging as a preferred real estate destination, with many employed in the IT/ITeS sector looking for flats in the area with quality amenities.

  • Infrastructure and connectivity

An IT/ITes investment zone II is coming up in the south and southwest part of Hyderabad. The upcoming Hyderabad Metro Rail will further enhance the city’s attractiveness as a real estate destination. More international schools have cropped up in recent years, contributing to making Hyderabad a city of choice. In addition, the city is located 22 km from the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, which offers a good variety of international flights.

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  • A vast inventory

Over the last couple of years, Hyderabad has shown sustained growth in new launches and residential sales. Hyderabad real estate market is way ahead of other major cities across India in terms of demand and supply. The latest report by Cushman & Wakefield, an American commercial real estate services company, reveals that total launches in Hyderabad rose by 43% to 11,800 units in 2016. So if you are looking to invest in property in Hyderabad, there are a lot of options for you to choose from. Around 67% of the new residential launches in Hyderabad are located in areas with better connectivity to other parts of the city and close proximity to commercial hubs and complexes.

  • One of the safest Indian cities

Mercer’s survey has listed Hyderabad as one of the safest cities across the world—a list that also includes Chennai and Bengaluru. The city has a personal safety ranking of 121, a number that was accorded after a thorough study of crime figure levels, internal stability and performance of local law enforcement agencies.

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