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Non-resident Indians (NRIs) are playing a big role in making India's real estate market exciting and dynamic, especially because they're interested in buying high-end, luxury homes. This interest has led to a significant 15% increase in sales of such properties, showing that NRIs are really keen on investing in India's property scene. This boost in sales isn't just a temporary bump; it reflects a growing trust in India's real estate, with NRI investments in housing jumping from 11% to an impressive 15% in a short time. Experts at NoBroker have even predicted that by 2025, sales to NRIs could reach 20%.

In the past three years, there's been a noticeable uptick in the number of NRIs putting their money into Indian properties. This surge is thanks to a few important changes: easier tax laws, the benefit of indexation (which helps with taxes when you sell property after a while), and clearer rules and regulations. All these factors together make India a very attractive place for NRIs to invest. Big real estate companies like DLF have seen a lot of this investment firsthand, with sales from NRIs hitting over Rs 2,000 crore in the 2022-2023 fiscal year, accounting for about 14% of their total sales. This interest comes from all over the world, including places like the Gulf countries, the USA, the UK, and Singapore.

One of DLF's latest projects, DLF Privana South, saw about 25% of its sales coming from NRIs. This shows that NRIs from various parts of the world, including the US-Canada, Southeast Asia, the Gulf countries, and even Africa (like Tanzania and Kenya), see a lot of value in investing in Indian real estate.

Aakash Ohri from DLF pointed out that Indian real estate offers a great chance for NRIs to make good investments back home. In the last couple of years, more NRIs have become interested in buying homes in India, indicating a strong demand waiting to be met. Factors making India more appealing for these investments include simpler taxes, lower interest rates for housing loans, better currency exchange rates, digital procedures for buying property, and clear regulations.

This growing interest isn't just limited to DLF or big cities; other companies like TARC Limited and Smartworld Developers have noticed more NRIs wanting to invest, especially in luxury properties. Amar Sarin from TARC mentioned that since their start in October 2022, 20% of their sales have been to NRIs, showing the trust and connection they feel towards investing in India.

Vivek Singhal from Smartworld Developers highlighted that the Indian real estate market is now seen as an excellent opportunity for investment, thanks to potential rental income, the chance for property values to increase over time, and affordable prices. There's a high demand for luxury homes that offer large, well-lit spaces and outdoor areas for people to relax and enjoy.

The involvement of NRIs is becoming more and more important for India's real estate market. Their confidence in the market shows they believe in the country's economic stability and the attractiveness of its properties. The partnership between NRIs and the Indian real estate sector is expected to continue growing, thanks to a welcoming investment environment and increasing interest from overseas.

To wrap it up, NRIs are showing more and more interest in Indian real estate, which is a positive sign for the sector's growth and India's increasing importance in the world economy. The real estate market in India is getting clearer and more organized, attracting even more investment from NRIs. This trend is likely to keep growing as India strengthens its position globally. Cities like Mumbai and the National Capital Region (NCR) are expected to benefit greatly from this wave of investment, driven by improvements in infrastructure and the rise of new, high-quality residential areas. This makes it an exciting time for real estate in India, with NRIs playing a crucial role in shaping its future.