Despite the pandemic-induced lockdown, India Sotheby’s International Realty (India SIR) has concluded over 50 transactions of million-dollar-plus homes worth $300 million in India and Sri Lanka, in the last year.

Top markets of sales include Lutyen’s Delhi, North Goa, Sunder Nagar and Colombo, the ANI reported.

Most of the million-dollar homes sold are independent bungalows, ultra-luxury floors in resale. Among them, the sale of Sapphire Residences, serviced apartments by ITC Hotels in Colombo has been over $10 million in the first quarter. Globally, Sotheby’s International Realty has recorded a 100% plus jump in sales transaction volume in the first six months of calendar 2021, compared to H1, 2020, the international consultancy said.

“This growth has come on the back of Sotheby’s International Realty delivering a transaction sales volume of $150 billion in 2020. Historically, we have witnessed that price rise is either along with or followed by an increase in property sales volume. We feel that this is just the beginning of the trend for the luxury residential market in the India and Sri Lanka region and excited about the strong sales in Sapphire Residences,” said Ashwin Chadha, founder, and president, India Sotheby’s International Realty.

Sapphire Residences Colombo includes 132 luxury apartments and penthouses overlooking the Indian Ocean. Among all the projects, Sapphire is the only one ahead of its timeline or in line with its schedule, it said.