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The 5th Largest Residential Property Buyers In The USA Are Indians

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The 5th largest residential property buyers in the USA are Indians

The clouds may look gloomy for the NRIs in American but that has not stopped them from investing in real estate. In the last financial year alone, 2016-17 properties worth $7.8 billion were purchased, making Indians the fifth largest investor in real estate in the US. The properties were either purchased as a residence or for a child studying in the US.

The Chinese made the first place with purchasing residential property worth $6.1 billion followed by Canadians, British, Mexicans and, then finally Indians.

Looking at the previous year, April 2015 and March 2016 Indians invested $6.1 billion and stood at the third place on the list of buyers. However, with the rise in investment from other countries resulted in Indians slipping to the fifth position in 2016-17. According to the report 2017 Profile of international activity in US residential real estate released by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), buyers from China, India, and Mexico were working and living in the USA while most buyers from Canada and the UK were non-resident buyers.

While more than a third Chinese buyers bought their properties in California, Indian buyers did not concentrate in any one state. Indians investments were based on the location of resident’s job. Kentucky, Texas, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and California were top destinations, more than two in five Indian buyers purchased in another state.

Foreign buyers purchased $153 billion of residential property in the US between April 2016 and March 2017 in total. This is a staggering 49% jump from the $102.6 billion investment in the previous year. When it comes to the number of units bought, the year 2016-17 saw foreign buyers purchase 2.84 lakh residential properties. Almost 32% jump from the previous year with 2.14 lakh properties. The average purchase price of properties bought by Indians was $522,440.

NAR’s chief economist, Lawrence Yun said, “The political and economic uncertainty both here and abroad did not deter foreigners from exponentially ramping up their purchases of US property over the past year.” He added, “While the strengthening of the US dollar in relation to other currencies and steadfast home-price growth made buying a home more expensive in many areas, foreigners increasingly acted on their beliefs that the US is a safe and secure place to live, work and invest.”

Even though the strong dollar makes it more expensive to buy properties in that country, the fear of local currency further weakening has lead foreign buyers to accelerate their purchase.

The Indian rupee depreciated by 2% against the dollar over the entire period of the survey.

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Nagpur One Of The Big Potential Cities For Affordable Housing

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Nagpur One Of The Big Potential Cities For Affordable Housing

According to a report released by CREDAI Nagpur is among 45 potential cities that are projected to drive the demand for affordable housing. The ‘Dawn of India’s Future Cities’ report was released at the two-day New India Summit organized by CREDAI in the city.

As per the press release issued by CREDAI, Lucknow, Jaipur, Kochi, Bhopal, and Ahmedabad are some of the other main cities included in the list of 45 cities. The New India Summit will focus on the opportunities in Tier II and III cities of India.

As per the release, “Driven by investments in infrastructure, affordable housing, skilled workforces, these cities can potentially see accelerated growth in the manufacturing, tourism and warehousing sectors, and emerge as India’s new megacities”.

The release further added that the study based its findings on key parameters such as socio-economic momentum, enhanced connectivity infrastructure and high-value indicators. With a sharp-focus on real estate, it identified areas of opportunities for developers while reiterating the impact of regulatory changes on the sector.

The study suggested that the country needs new cities to augment its growth. Initiatives such as ‘100 Smart Cities’ and the Urban Rejuvenation Scheme — AMRUT— will provide emerging cities with a blueprint for becoming the next flagbearers of development in India.

“India’s demographic capabilities bring a huge opportunity to match the world’s economic superpowers. This opportunity also brings with it challenges such as developing new urban centres,” said Jaxay Shah, CREDAI’s national president.

Geetamber Anand, CREDAI’s chairman added, “The Nagpur summit will help builders gauge the opportunities in smaller centres. The Tier I cities are already overcrowded There is a clear need for new cities to be developed as the growth engines of the country”.

Union Surface Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari also addressed the meet through video conferencing.

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Badlapur – The Right Investment Zone

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Badlapur – The Right Investment Zone

Part of the district of Thane, Badlapur is one of the fastest growing areas in the MMR. Mumbai is one of the costliest cities to invest in while neighbouring areas like Thane, Badlapur, Kalyan, Navi Mumbai and others have become attractive destinations to invest in.

Badlapur constitutes of 4 small villages, i.e. Katrap, Kulgaon, Badlapur and Manjarli. There are several reasons why Badlapur is becoming the preferred choice and the most recommended option when it comes to investments and properties.

Nature lovers prefer coming to Badlapur for its scenic beauty around itself with greenery, waterfalls, hilly regions, etc. Badlapur is also a popular weekend getaway and picnic spot for the people of Mumbai. With quiet and peaceful surroundings and comparatively cooler temperatures, there is no second guess as to why the people also love to settle here.

Its proximity to Mumbai gives the people another reason to settle within Badlapur permanently. With flawless connectivity in terms of both roadways and railways, the commute is quick and smooth. The Badlapur road is connected to Thane from one side along with the Mumbai Pune Expressway at another side. The Neral-Badlapur road will trigger an exclusive transit system between Kalyan and Karjat. Some of the roadways are under development, the gateway to Khopoli being an example.

The town is divided into the Eastern and Western region as the railway line runs in between it. The nearest railway station of Kalyan serves as a junction, connecting it to many major cities across India. Badlapur lies along the central line of Mumbai suburban railways. Stations like Thane and Dadar are located within a 40 kms radius from Badlapur station.  

Badlapur is about 50 kms away from the international airport and about 30 kms away from the Proposed Navi Mumbai airport. Badlapur East has excellent connectivity through NT buses as well. The smooth connectivity has played an important role in the elevating Badlapur’s real estate scenario. The Monorail has been proposed by the RDA authorities that will connect from Badlapur to Bhiwandi and Thane or Kalyan to Badlapur.

Badlapur has a well developed social infrastructure. Reputed schools and round the clock medical facilities make the town a preferred choice. It is one of the best locations that meets the criterions of a budget, proving the perfect locality, basic amenities and an evergreen environment. People are also moving to Badlapur for employment opportunities as it is home to all types of companies and banks.

Badlapur has huge land parcels and a steady pipeline of projects. Both East and West Badlapur offers affordable home options as well as properties that are well planned and well designed. With the transformation of the skyline of the town, it is sure to give opportunities for better returns in future.

One of the plush club residencies present within Badlapur is offered by Tulsi Estates. Tulsi Signature offers 2, 3, and 4BHK quality homes and has only 112 limited edition club residences. It offers a community and a lifestyle that is chic and sophisticated, yet ultimately secure and comfortable. You will find yourself part of a nurturing community; a private paradise that you will be happy to reside in. The architecture is grand and every minute detail has been taken care of. Tulsi Signature defines your taste and style in its finest masterpiece.

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NTR Housing Scheme In Full Swing: Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu

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NTR Housing Scheme In Full Swing: Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu

On Thursday, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu said with the estimated expense of Rs. 5,556.74 crore, the construction of more than 2,44,164 houses, out of the proposed 3,03,044, has been commenced under the NTR Housing Scheme 2017.

While addressing the second day of the Collectors’ Conference he also said the construction of the remaining houses will begin soon. He mentioned that Prakasam and the Kurnool districts are ahead of the schedule in the urban housing scheme. Also, the works are in full swing in the Nellore and the Guntur districts under the rural housing scheme.

According to Naidu, the government will complete 2.5 lakh houses by January next year and another lot of two lakh houses by June.

By October 2, 2018, the state government intends to finish the construction of all the houses and plans to celebrate with massive house warming ceremony with local public representatives. This will help them set an example for housing schemes in other states.

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