NRI Investments in the most expensive real estate markets

NRI Investments in the most expensive real estate markets

Owing apartments in Kochi is the biggest dream of NRIs and the middle class people. Kochi is basically said to be an investors’ market and these investments of both the NRIs and the middle class people have fuelled up the growth in the city. Kochi has seen a massive growth in its IT sector and Infrastructural development through NRI investments.

Kochi is one among the most expensive real estate markets in India. Significantly, the populaces with an annual income of 13 lakhs and above only can consider buying residential projects in Kochi. Furthermore, the average price of the new apartment projects in Cochin and the rental value is noticeably getting high in the commercial capital of Kerala.

The city of Kochi is already in the process of progressing from the small town into a metro city. The major places like Tripunithura, Vyttila, Fort Kochi, Kakkanad and Edappally are becoming part of the prime residential locations in Kochi. Many number of new apartments in Kochi are found available for sale and rent in these places.

Nowadays, the home buyers who are most interested in investing in flats in Kochi are the salaried classes - the NRIs and the middle class people. And both these classes are specific about the facilities and the amenities offered by the flat builders in Kochi.

They are also price conscious and are not willing to spend their hard earned money on investing in the independent homes especially because of the unreasonable hike in the prices of such properties in Kochi. In order to help the home buyers in buying their dream homes, the Government of India is planning to drop the GST rate for property purchases under the Credit Linked Subsidy Scheme (CLSS) from 12% to 8%.

As NRIs are not dependent on home loans for buying new luxury flats in Kochi, the middle class people are the most beneficial with the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) Scheme in India. Under the scheme, a home loan subsidy interest amount of Rs 2.67 lakhs is provided to the beneficiaries and the amount is credited to their loan account. Thus, the home loan borrower is privileged to lower the EMIs and this lessens the principal amount of loan payable.

The younger generations are also into investing in new luxury apartments in Kochi mainly because of the increase in number of IT companies, rapid progress of the transportation sector and improved communication in the metro city. With the advancement of metro rail, youngsters also prefer to buy new flats in Kochi which are even farther from their work places.

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