Investing in residential or commercial properties? Read this Twitter thread on real estate first

In India, the age-old advice for investment often leans towards real estate. Jumping onto this bandwagon, an influencer recently advised her followers to consider Indian real estate. Tanya Khanijow, in a tweet, shared her recent experience of buying a commercial property as a future investment, sparking a deeper dive into the Indian real estate market. She provided insights for potential investors with a disclaimer urging them to conduct their own research.

“Recent reports suggest that India is set to urbanize at a rate of 50% by 2050, and those investing in tier-two cities stand to benefit. Considerations include commercial properties or land purchases in cities like Noida or Greater Noida. Additionally, explore residential, commercial, land, or other real estate investments in cities such as Bhubaneswar, Coimbatore, Indore, Jaipur, Kochi, Lucknow, Nagpur, Surat, Thiruvananthapuram, and Visakhapatnam,” she recommended.

Khanijow also highlighted options like the purchase of land or leasing and rentals in picturesque locations across India, emphasizing their potential conversion into homestays, Airbnb units, or contributors to the tourism industry. Tier-two cities like Chandigarh, Vijayawada, Indore, Coimbatore, Visakhapatnam, and Nagpur were specifically mentioned for their rapid growth due to a robust industrial base, improved infrastructure, and large populations.

However, not everyone on Twitter agreed with her perspective.

A user named Aman Kharbas shared a contrasting experience with commercial real estate, narrating challenges with rent collection and property resale. Another user, Ashok Mehta, advocated for stocks over real estate, citing a better return on investment in his stock portfolio compared to his real estate ventures.

Drawing parallels between real estate and stocks, a Twitter user likened investing in tier 2 or 3 cities to investing in mid, small, or micro-cap stocks, where returns can vary significantly.Despite the differing opinions, some users concurred with Khanijow’s viewpoint. One user recommended places like Ahmedabad for potential real estate growth, while another emphasized the tax advantages and returns achieved through a real estate investment compared to the stock market.

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