Online search for property is picking up around the country but buyers are not willing to spend too much, finds a Magicbricks survey. The Magicbricks Property Buyer’s Sentiment Survey 2nd Edition, was an online survey that was conducted from 20 June to 10 July and covered 3,045 participants.
The survey also found 73% of respondents say they will cut budget for property. And out of the total respondents seeking to cut budget, a substantial 56% were looking to reduce their budget by more than 20%.
Here are the other findings from the real estate survey.
* 93% respondents are planning to buy property compared to 67% in April 2020
* 87% would-be buyers want property to live in and only 13% are looking at it as investment
The maximum budget reduction seems to be in Chennai, Hyderabad, Delhi NCR and Mumbai.
Key deciding factors for homebuyers
* Attractive deals and discounts
* Price of the project
* Availability of cheap loan
* Timely completion
* Job stability
* Return on investment
Homebuyers planning to cut budget by 10-30%
* 73% of respondents say they will cut budget for property
* 24% will stick to their pre-Covid budget
* 3% will allocate more money to buy a home
Out of the total respondents seeking to cut budget, a substantial 56% were looking to reduce their budget by more than 20%. At the same time, 32% indicated that they are trying to cut their home buying budget by 11-20%. These budget cuts may lead to demand for smaller homes.
Buyers looking for bargains
About 60% of respondents say they would prefer to go with any developer who is offering economical options, regardless of the name or reputation of the developer.
Source: ET Bureau/Magicbricks Bureau