Can Non-Goans and Foreigners Buy Property in Goa?

Can Non-Goans and Foreigners Buy Property in Goa?

Goa with its verdant hills and scenic landscapes make it the perfect place to unwind and relax. The serenity and calmness that Goa provides can be much-needed to help you get back on track when you live in a fast-paced city. This is what draws people to Goa and makes many want to own a place of their own here. Rainforest Estates can provide you with just what you’re looking for: the best private villas with a swimming pool in Goa. We offer the most luxurious homes in gated communities, each one, ensconced by nature.

When it comes to owning property in Goa, you may be faced with a few hurdles. Firstly, purchasing a property in Goa can be a lengthy process; the laws laid down by the Portuguese years ago don’t make it any easier. Also, there can be several Goans who claim ownership over one particular property making it even more tedious to buy land.

However, the proceedings of purchasing a property can take up to a few months if many permissions and requirements are needed. Rainforest Estates has eliminated the hassle of buying a property to build on. Instead, you can now own a home in one of our exclusive properties in Goa.

Who can buy property in Goa?

Any person who is a resident of India but is not residing in Goa, that is, an NRI (non-resident Indian) and PIO (person of Indian origin), is eligible to buy luxury villas in Goa. In other terms, non-Goans can buy property in Goa!

However, there are a few special requirements for an NRI. For instance, they need to have a PIO or OCI (Overseas Citizenship of India) card and adhere to the current Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) rules, other than that they have a green card to purchase the property.

However, when it comes to foreigners living outside of India, they do not enjoy the privileges that others have. Due to the FEMA rules of 1999, buying property becomes a little tricky as many permissions and requirements need to be taken from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for the same, and proceedings can take a long time to go through.

Although there is another way in which a foreigner can invest in property. If a foreigner has a registered running business company in the country, then they would be able to purchase property without all the additional requirements or permissions.

Nevertheless, they can still rent out private villas on the property for a longer duration and can enjoy all the benefits.

In recent years, investment in exclusive private villas has been on the rise with many non-Goans wanting to settle down in Goa permanently. Although many invest in private villas, hardly a few reside in them for most parts of the year. During this time many rent out their villas and use them as second-homes or retirement homes as it provides great rental income, too. An idyllic place like Goa makes people want to stay no matter the cost. Just the thought of having a luxurious home to even come back to is too tempting to ignore.

When it comes to ensuring the best quality homes in Goa, Rainforest Estates doesn’t hold back. Our mission is to provide our clients with the finest services and the best amenities to go along with their new, relaxing homes. What makes the idea of buying a home in Goa so charming is the fact that Goa boasts of lush greenery, open views and a quiet pace of life. So, from choosing the most ideal location in North Goa, to strategically located land that’s rich in greenery, Rainforest Estates aims to sustainably construct luxury villas that offer you the best of what Goa has to offer, to match the lifestyle you’re used to.

Take, for example, our ongoing project, Rainforest Woods, a 6-villa property in Assagao. 4-BHK villas located in a gated community offer you much-needed privacy space of your own. This is one of the reasons why buyers are shifting from investing in large residential societies to exclusive projects. Apart from the safety and space that gated communities offer the elders and kids in your family, this particular project also features rooftop pools with views of the treetops!