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RBI Maintains Key Interest Rates: A Boon for Homebuyers and Realtors

RBI Maintains Key Interest Rates
The Silicon Review
07 June, 2024

Real estate experts and industry leaders have expressed optimism about the RBI's decision

On June 7, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced it would leave its key interest rates unchanged, a move welcomed by the real estate sector. By maintaining the repo rate at 6.50% for the eighth consecutive policy meeting, the RBI aims to stabilize borrowing costs, making home buying more accessible.

Real estate experts and industry leaders have expressed optimism about the RBI's decision. Boman Irani, President of the Confederation of Real Estate Developers' Associations of India (CREDAI), highlighted that while maintaining the current rate is positive, the RBI should consider reducing the repo rate in future meetings to further boost GDP growth and consumer spending. "Lower lending rates could significantly enhance consumer confidence and spending," Irani noted.

Sanjay Dutt, MD and CEO at Tata Realty & Infrastructure Ltd., echoed similar sentiments, stating that the RBI's decision is a positive outcome for home loan borrowers. The RBI has proved that it has an understanding of market dynamics and the homebuyer’s sentiment. This decision supports stability in the real estate market, Dutt said. He also mentioned the potential for future rate cuts, especially in light of the European Central Bank's recent policy rate reduction.

The RBI's Monetary Policy Committee, composed of three RBI officials and three external members, emphasized a "withdrawal of accommodation" stance, indicating a cautious approach to future rate adjustments. As the real estate sector anticipates lower interest rates later this year, the RBI's current policy is seen as a step towards fostering a stable and conducive environment for homebuyers and developers.