What Did 2017 Mean For Real Estate Developers, Brokers?
The year 2017 has been a roller-coaster ride for all the stakeholders of the real estate sector. After the Narendra Modi-led government announced demonetisation in November 2016, the industry was trying to recover from the setback it caused. However, introduction of new laws such as the Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Act, 2016, and the Goods and Services Tax further slowed the pace of property sales across the country. Even cheaper home loans did not encourage homebuyers to invest. However, in the end, all the newly introduced reforms did discipline the players in the sector with stringent rules and penalties for violations. Industry experts believe that 2018 would be a year that will witness sales picking up.