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So you want to buy some land and build your own farm house?

So you want to buy some land and build your own farm house?

At some point during our life, we all toy with the idea of buying some land and building our own small farm house. As urban educated Indians in well paid jobs, we tend to feel that after we’ve paid up our mortgages that this would be a nice way to invest some money and also build something that we could use in our retirement. Ever since I’ve started TripVillas.com a … Read the rest “So you want to buy some land and build your own farm house?”

Buying land versus buying in a gated community

Buying land versus buying in a gated community


A question we keep getting asked by prospective second home buyers is whether we would recommend buying land or buying a home in a gated community. I’ve personally thought extensively about this question and while I would like to give a single answer, my recommendation would depend on the personal circumstances and desires. First, let me summarize what I feel are the advantages and disadvantages of each type of investment:-
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Nitco Escape Village – Luxurious 2, 3, 4BHK Villas by Nitco Earth in Alibaug

Nitco Escape Village Alibaug 4Nitco Ltd, a major player in the tile industry in the country has recently launched its first ultra premium managed villas ‘Nitco Escape Village’ at Alibaug – a project that gives buyers an opportunity to own a villa designed by international architects amidst beautiful lush green surroundings and grand landscapes, right next to the beach.

Designed on the concept of five star resorts which will be a weekend getaway and Read the rest “Nitco Escape Village – Luxurious 2, 3, 4BHK Villas by Nitco Earth in Alibaug”

Saffron Hills – Sky Villas by Samira Habitat in Alibaug

Samira Habitats Saffron Hills AlibaugAlibaug is turning out to be a hot destination for property investment. The ambitious Government infrastructure development plans in Alibaug have considerably improved the connectivity to the place – both via road and the ferry service from Mumbai. The ferry service to Alibaug from Mumbai makes it even more accessible. Today, the coastal hub of Alibaug is seen as an extension of South Mumbai and is the preferred holiday home Read the rest “Saffron Hills – Sky Villas by Samira Habitat in Alibaug”

Magnolia and La Gardenia – Kiron Group’s Two Apartment Projects in Alibaug

Just 2 kilometers from the coastline in the catchment area of Chendhare in Alibaug, Kiron Group’s two apartment projects – Magnolia and La Gardenia – are good opportunities for holiday home buyers who don’t want to wait too long to get the possession of their home. To be completed this year, both the projects are in their advanced stages of construction and will be delivered on time.

We spoke to Read the rest “Magnolia and La Gardenia – Kiron Group’s Two Apartment Projects in Alibaug”

Sai Residency – 1, 2BHK Apartments by Jet Infraventure in Alibaug

Sai Residency AlibaugLaunched on January 19, 2013, Sai Residency by Jet Infraventure Pvt. Ltd. is a collection of 18 1 and 2BHK apartments just a kilometer from the Versoli beach. With six apartment units on each floor the low rise apartment complex enjoys the best location of Vidyanagar which is also not far away from the city center all the while enabling residents to enjoy a peaceful existence.

Looking at the current Read the rest “Sai Residency – 1, 2BHK Apartments by Jet Infraventure in Alibaug”

Alibaug as a Holiday Home Buyer’s Destination and Top Ongoing Developments

Alibaug as a Holiday Home Buyer’s Destination and Top Ongoing Developments

Alibaug has always been a leading weekend destination for Mumbaikars. It’s proximity to the city makes it very accessible for South Mumbai and for this reason, since the late nineties, Alibaug has seen tremendous growth in the real estate sector with several good developers working here. Apart its proximity to Mumbai, many other factors make Alibaug an attractive second home destination. Not least among these are the availability of a Read the rest “Alibaug as a Holiday Home Buyer’s Destination and Top Ongoing Developments”

Know the Satbara Extract (7/12) Before you Buy Land in Maharashtra

Know the Satbara Extract (7/12) Before you Buy Land in Maharashtra

In India there are many different terms in the land acquiring process which are used in certain regions or states and are completely alien in other parts. So for a person who wants to buy a plot in a state or region which he is not familiar with, it’s very important to know the local terms used to do away with all confusion.

One such land record term used in Read the rest “Know the Satbara Extract (7/12) Before you Buy Land in Maharashtra”

Tranquille Coast – Fully Furnished Studios in Alibaug

Tranquille Coast, AlibaugAlibaug a leading tourist destination in West India needs no introduction. A weekend destination for many of India’s who is who, it’s close proximity to Mumbai and Pune has made it a most sought-after weekend destination for not just the wealthy, but also for those who seek to take a vacation in one’s own house near the beach away from the hectic city life. The trend that caught up particularly Read the rest “Tranquille Coast – Fully Furnished Studios in Alibaug”

Albertsville Universe – 1 and 2 BHK Seaview Serviced Suites in Murud Near Alibaug

Albertsville Universe MurudMurud, also known as the ‘Mini Goa of Maharashtra’ is easily accessible from Mumbai/ Pune via road with a driving time of 3 hours. It is home to a couple of beautiful beaches making it a leading holiday home destination where one can have a holiday amidst a green environ. Owing to its relatively unspoilt beaches and vicinity from both Mumbai and Pune, Murud has also witnessing several good holiday Read the rest “Albertsville Universe – 1 and 2 BHK Seaview Serviced Suites in Murud Near Alibaug”

Cidade Vida – Goa Themed Apartments from Disha Direct in Alibaug

Cidade Vida AlibaugDisha Direct, the pioneers in the second home real estate market of India, has recently launched a premium Goan theme residential project at Alibaug, near Mumbai, named Cidade Vida, offering 231 Portugal style one, two, and three BHK apartments of sizes ranging from 550 square feet to 1,500 square feet.

Launched in January this year, the development is spread over a total area of 4.5 acres. In its first phase, Read the rest “Cidade Vida – Goa Themed Apartments from Disha Direct in Alibaug”

Palazzo – Row Houses by Disha Direct in Alibaug

 

Palazzo row housesAlibaug, a coastal town surrounded by greenery and home to a couple of pristine beaches, is located in Raigad District in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. It is well connected with Mumbai by road via the Mumbai-Goa highway and the nearest railway station is Pen which is just 28 kilometers from here. To reach Alibaug by the sea route one can also avail catamaran/ ferry services from Gateway of Read the rest “Palazzo – Row Houses by Disha Direct in Alibaug”

Santi Villas – Samira Habitats’ Luxury Villa Project in Alibaug

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Samira Habitats, a niche lifestyle real estate company, focusing on developing luxury second/ vacation home properties in the P.A.R.K. (Panvel, Alibaug, Revdanda and Kashid) Region and the periphery areas surrounding it had launched its villa project Santi Villa in Alibaug catering predominantly to the luxurious needs of the HNI segment. Ensconced amongst the lush greenery of Alibaug, this project by Samira Habitats is designed impressively to maintain the green Read the rest “Santi Villas – Samira Habitats’ Luxury Villa Project in Alibaug”

Samira Habitats’ Alibaug Project – Samira Pavilion – designer villas and row houses in the lap of luxury

Samira Habitats’ Alibaug Project – Samira Pavilion – designer villas and row houses in the lap of luxury

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Alibaug which is coming up very fast with development in infrastructure has today become an extension of Mumbai. The projects that are coming up here are unique – some offering designer villas, speedboat facilities, property management services, etc.

One such project which we are featuring today is Samira Habitats’ Samira Pavilion which is scheduled to be completed later this year. Samira Habitats’ integrated high end-housing project of 200 Read the rest “Samira Habitats’ Alibaug Project – Samira Pavilion – designer villas and row houses in the lap of luxury”

Answers to readers’ queries on Artha Property, Disha Direct and Soft Corner Properties

Answers to readers’ queries on Artha Property, Disha Direct and Soft Corner Properties

In the last couple of months we have been receiving a lot of queries from our readers with regard to projects  offered by Artha Property, Disha Direct and Soft Corner. These three companies have of late been marketing several weekend and holiday home projects rather aggressively raising eyebrows of prospective buyers on their credentials and exact status of operations.

In this article we try to put to rest these concerns Read the rest “Answers to readers’ queries on Artha Property, Disha Direct and Soft Corner Properties”

Surge in second home market in India: report

A recent media report has said that while residential property sales have witnessed a significant decline in metros due to higher prices and high home loan rates, demand for second homes has picked up in the past couple of years in the outskirts of cities. This is especially seen in the upper end of the market as customers are not essentially dependent on housing loans to finance their dream home Read the rest “Surge in second home market in India: report”

Destinations to invest in a holiday home in and around Mumbai

Lonavala and Khandala:

Less than a couple of hours’ drive on the Mumbai expressway, one can see clouds descend on the serene, tranquil hill station of Lonavala, a perfect getaway for most city dwellers! Every weekend the twin hill cities of Lonavala and Khandala turn busy as city dwellers make a beeline, to spend some quality time, far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Situated at the Read the rest “Destinations to invest in a holiday home in and around Mumbai”

India’s second home market to grow 60-70 percent in 2012: Naik

The second home market in India will see a growth of 60 to 70 percent  in 2012, writes Santosh Naik, MD and CEO of Disha Group, a Mumbai-based realty developer and pioneer of second homes. 

Naik in his blog post titled ‘Reality for Realty Sector in 2012’ writes: “As far as second home market is concerned I see a growth of 60 to 70% in 2012 due to strong growth Read the rest “India’s second home market to grow 60-70 percent in 2012: Naik”

The Pros and Cons of investing in a Holiday Home

The Pros and Cons of investing in a Holiday Home

So you’ve probably seen an advertisement for a vacation home or have visited a friends farm or beach home and are seriously thinking of buying one for yourself. What are the important things to keep in mind? 

At the very beginning, the question you should be asking yourself – Should YOU buy a holiday home? – let us go into some of the pros and cons of vacation home ownership.Read the rest “The Pros and Cons of investing in a Holiday Home”

Best places to buy a Vacation Home in India

Bettys Place GoaImage by Cajie via Flickr

So I am sure quite a few of you’ll must be thinking of buying a second home. What are good locations that I would recommend for the same?

1. Goa:- This is in my opinion the best location for a Vacation home for two main reasons – the potential for income generation and secondly the number of good restaurants, amenities, flights etc. available to make Read the rest “Best places to buy a Vacation Home in India”