Property Valuation in India
Property Valuation in India
Before making any real estate investment, buyers should know the fair valuation of the property they are interested to buy. If surveyed properly, the investment in property can lead to better appreciation and getting a second opinion from a third party experienced Chartered Engineer can help you accurately judge the market value of the property without any bias.
Major factors that influence property valuation
Location: Buildings, real estate and properties, located in commercial and market areas, hold higher value than their counterparts in the residential areas. It is common to find brokers quoting a higher price for buildings in well developed and approved colonies and areas as against those in the lesser developed and upcoming areas. Similarly buildings which are constructed on freehold land tend to command a higher valuation than those on leasehold plots.
Structure: Property valuation is dependent on the specifications of materials used, layout, design, durability and life cycle of the building. The quality and cost of materials during construction, size, current rates of labor, frontage and other physical attributes such as roof covering, height of the building, type of foundation , waterproofing and plinth level, also affect the price of a particular property.
Amenities: The valuation of properties with better infrastructural capabilities and modern amenities are costlier than those which fail to provide proper electric connections, telephone lines, water sewerage facilities and all other infrastructure such as community centers, children parks, swimming pools, gymnasiums, parking lots or general stores. Property valuation is clearly based on the availability of necessities and facilities connected with comfortable housing.
Infrastructure: Infrastructural development is one of the most important factors which influence property valuation in India. The presence of roads, airports, flyovers, malls and bus terminals and other facilities in the vicinity of the property, helps in value escalation of the same. It is a known fact that connectivity is one of the most important requirements for investors looking towards purchasing land or property. This leads to the concept which explains a rise in the property valuation which is well connected to entertainment hubs, medical facilities, educational institutions, retail markets and business centers, along with other day to day facilities.
Availability of land: In places where there is ample land available for residential purposes or development of real estate, the graph reflecting the property valuation shows a slower rise than in areas where land is comparatively scarce.
Demand and Supply: Demand for real estate in a particular area is inversely proportional to its supply. As the supply or availability of real estate decreases, the property valuation increases. Changes in population are the key drivers for demand. Along with an increase in the number of people inhabiting a particular area, the popularity of a particular locality in terms of people wanting to be a part of the locality also increases its price.
Affordability: Affordability refers to the cost incurred by the owner in the process of enjoying or retaining a property. In layman’s term, it is the term which establishes a relationship between interest rates, property prices and wages. If any of above three variables reach their maximum level in a particular area, then the inhabitants start looking towards a better lifestyle elsewhere.