'Rupee aids NRIs buy properties in India'
According to the survey conducted here by Sumansa Exhibitions who are organisers of Indian Property Show, 89 per cent of NRIs (non-resident Indians) in the UAE are planning to leverage the power of their additional income by investing in properties worth up to Rs 1 crore and beyond.
The weakening rupee gives more power to dirham currency that they have and current sluggish market enables them to buy properties at a cheaper rate in India, it said.
It added that 26.7 per cent NRIs are looking to buy properties as additional investment, a sharp rise of 6 per cent in one year.
NRIs in the UAE mostly prefer investing in property as it is one of the safest option and gives good return as the capital value of any property appreciates, Sumansa Exhibition CEO Sunil Jaiswal said.
"Plus, there is always feeling of returning home since NRIs don't get citizenship in this region, so property investment becomes natural choice. We can support this
further as the survey also reveals that Mumbai, Bengaluru and Delhi feature in the top five destinations list," he said.
This shows that they are looking for cities which will give them good returns, he said. "Even if the NRI takes home- loan, his payouts are much cheaper as compared to last year. Hence,
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