The centre had imposed a nationwide lockdown in late March last year to curb the spread of COVID-19.
Sales in MMR rose 46 per cent to 20,350 units while in Pune it rose by 46 per cent and 47 per cent to 10,550 units.
Anarock said 58,290 homes are estimated to be sold in the top 7 cities in Q1 2021 in comparison to 45,200 units in Q1 2020.
The agency expects the residential real estate sector to stage a sharp K-shaped recovery in the next financial year.
It said in a statement that in 2019, a total of 3,47,590 units were sold of which 18 per cent were ready-to-move-in.
Housing sales in Oct-Dec up 25 per cent across 7 cities; demand rises 78 per cent from September quarter
Developers with excellent track records in quality and execution continued to witness substantial sales numbers across projects.
Housing sales and new launches in southern India have picked up substantially in the last quarter of 2020 despite an overall slump in demand.
The sales of residential properties in Hyderabad declined 38 per cent to 10,042 units from 16,267 units.
Housing sales recover in October-December from previous quarter; industry expects momentum to continue
According to Anarock data, housing sales in the October-December rose to 50,900 units across seven big cities from 29,520 units in the previous quarter.
Mumbai Metropolitan Region is expected to see maximum sales of about 44,320 units this year followed by Bengaluru with 24,910 units.
According to the report, housing sales stood at 33,403 units during July-September of this calendar year, which is 3.5 times higher than 9,632 units recorded in the previous quarter.
During the January-September period this year sales have declined by 57 per cent to 87,460 units, from 2,02,200 units a year ago.
A total of 14,415 units were sold during the quarter ended September, as against 10,753 units sold during the previous quarter.
The Reserve Bank for the second time in two months has raised its benchmark interest rate by 25 basis points on inflationary concerns.