Why More NRIs Are Investing Their Dollar Back Home in India?
Tuesday, 5 February 2019

The Indian Rupee has been under pressure for the past few months. As it has declined to its lowest-ever levels, a large number of Non-Resident Indians (NRI) are seeking to invest in real estate back home in India.

A stronger US Dollar against the Indian Rupee makes investments in India cheaper for NRIs. The existing 7-8% share of NRI investments in the country's real estate inventory

will certainly see growth. Looking at the current situation, it is estimated that investments from NRIs will rise to about 10-12%.

A report by 360 Realtors stated that NRI investments in Indian real estate have touched $10.2 billion so far in the current financial year. This growth is largely driven by five cities: Mumbai, Pune, Bengaluru, Gurugram and Noida.

According to Rajan Dang, founder of Zvesta.com, “With the current valuation of the rupee, foreign investors buying property in India are getting appreciation of 12-15% while investing from USD to INR. And if the dollar strengthens further, gross appreciation will reach 20-22% in property prices for foreign investors".

Speaking of the countries with the largest share of NRI investment in India’s property market, major investments come in from the Middle East, US, UK, Canada and Australia. According to experts, the current situation is a good opportunity for NRI investors to buy properties with savings of 10-20% depending on currency exchange rates of the day.

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