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Water’s Edge in South Goa – Sattva Group’s Apartment and Villa Project

Suresh GoelWhen we talk about holiday home properties in Goa and the locations where one should invest, we always tend to zero in on North Goa, which is relatively a more happening place, owing to some of the most touristy beaches, colorful bazaars and a vibrant nightlife. But for those looking at a much quieter holiday, all the while, remaining close to the beach and amidst a greener surrounding, South Goa Read the rest “Water’s Edge in South Goa – Sattva Group’s Apartment and Villa Project”

Sun n Sand – Devashri Real Estate Developers’ boutique apartments at Candolim, Goa

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Having successfully completed several projects, Devashri Real Estate Developers has recently launched a new project Sun n Sand, a holiday destination comprising resort style boutique apartments at Candolim in Goa.

The first phase of the project will be completed by May 2013, while the entire project will be completed in late 2014.

LOCATION:

The project is located in Candolim in North Goa, which is the throbbing tourist hub of Read the rest “Sun n Sand – Devashri Real Estate Developers’ boutique apartments at Candolim, Goa”

Own a Peace of Goa – Heritage Princeś Real Estate Developers’ Heritage Exotica

Pierre Serrao, Heritage Princes Real Estate Developers’ Heritage ExoticaNorth Goa has always been the most happening place in the whole of Goa. It has some of the best beaches, restaurants and a very vibrant nightlife that goes on to the wee hours. Owing to these facts developers too have come up with several projects here for buyers looking for a holiday home in this beach capital of India. We met a couple of developers here recently to find Read the rest “Own a Peace of Goa – Heritage Princeś Real Estate Developers’ Heritage Exotica”

The Developer’s View – Acron Group’s Villa and Apartment Projects in Goa

Kunal Balsara Acron GroupWe are all aware that Goa is one of the top destinations in India to buy a holiday home. From time to time several readers too inquire about current projects, developers’ profiles and most importantly the location they should choose. In our endeavor to provide our readers with answers to all these queries, in the weekend we had met up with several developers operating in Goa to know about their Read the rest “The Developer’s View – Acron Group’s Villa and Apartment Projects in Goa”

Akar Excelsior – Akar Creations’ Apartments and Row Houses in Colva, Goa

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If I had to invest on a holiday home in Goa, my first preference would definitely be near a beach in North Goa. The area is more vibrant and puts you in the holiday mood because there are countless places to spend an eventful evening. Plus, the sight of the sea from the balcony/ verandah of your house is indeed an indescribable experience. No doubt the property prices of Read the rest “Akar Excelsior – Akar Creations’ Apartments and Row Houses in Colva, Goa”

Acron Developers’ Two Projects in Goa – Eugenia Evergreens and Fleur Greens

After the success of recently completed developments – Vicente Greens and Emerald Court – Acron Developers Pvt. Ltd. has recently launched two other projects in the beach capital of India, Goa. In this article we will review two under construction projects of the developer which have seen good response from buyers:

(i) The Eugenia Evergreens is a luxury villa project in the tranquil and picture perfect village of Moira, close Read the rest “Acron Developers’ Two Projects in Goa – Eugenia Evergreens and Fleur Greens”

Gera Astoria – 2 BHK Luxurious Apartments at Miramar, Goa

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Goa is a perennial favorite and second home paradise for most buyers. This rather unique market primarily offers luxury apartments and villas for ready property buyers, close to some of the best beaches and other preferred micro-locations within the state.

One such development which we are reviewing today is Gera’s Astoria, which is a premium residential project offering lavish living right in the heart of Panjim near the well Read the rest “Gera Astoria – 2 BHK Luxurious Apartments at Miramar, Goa”

Nitesh Estates’ new offering – Nitesh Fisher Island, Goa

Nitesh Estates’ new offering – Nitesh Fisher Island, Goa

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Goa has always been the traditional holiday home destination for both Indians and foreigners. The pristine beaches, white sands, colorful flea markets, and most importantly the architectural diversity make Goa a holiday home buyer’s ultimate paradise. Today we are featuring a luxurious waterfront development located on the serene banks of the river Sal in South Goa.

The project, Nitesh Fisher Island, is being developed by Nitesh Estates, one of Read the rest “Nitesh Estates’ new offering – Nitesh Fisher Island, Goa”

Converting your farm or plantation into a homestay – challenges and getting started

Converting your farm or plantation into a homestay – challenges and getting started

If you have decided to convert the property in your farm or plantation, you need to consider a couple of things. The most important point to consider is whether the homestay will be your primary business or a secondary one.

HOW TO DECIDE:

If you are confused whether your homestay should be your primary source of income or not, here are some tips to help you decide:

1. What is Read the rest “Converting your farm or plantation into a homestay – challenges and getting started”

Row house, apartment, farm house or a beach house – what’s your pick for a holiday home?

Row house, apartment, farm house or a beach house – what’s your pick for a holiday home?

Holiday home optionsRising disposable income and the desire to get away from the frenetic pace of city life is opening up new windows of growth for the holiday home segment. India’s many tourist destinations have seen a mix of young people looking for vacation homes in places where one can either have an occasional vacation with friends and family or to start a holiday home rental business or even to spend one’s Read the rest “Row house, apartment, farm house or a beach house – what’s your pick for a holiday home?”

Making a great property even better

In this week’s column, we look at a very good property indeed – a two-bedroom apartment in a resort in Candolim, Goa – that’s tastefully furnished and extremely welcoming as a holiday homestay.

The apartment has a sofa-bed that can sleep an additional two people. Perhaps because it’s in a resort, one of the photos shows the sofa-bed converted, with proper bed dressing. It’s always important to have photographs of Read the rest “Making a great property even better”

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”

Property shows to showcase Goa holiday homes from Dec 10

Two property exhibitions to be held in the Indian state of Goa, between December 10 to 20, will showcase some of the best projects to invest in holiday homes in the state. Around 30 builders will be showcasing around 200 properties spread across Goa, which is also known as the beach capital of India.

The shows being organized by Times of India in association with Vihan Events and titled ‘Times … Read the rest “Property shows to showcase Goa holiday homes from Dec 10”

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”

Tips before you decide on buying a second home

Joaquin Miller "Poet of the Sierras"Image by dbking via Flickr

So I thought I would start by outlining a few things to keep in mind when buying a Second Home. Here are some quick pointers:-

1. Buy close to the city that you live in. By close I mean not more than an hours flight or else a 3-4 hour drive away. This will ensure that you are able to make ample use of the Read the rest “Tips before you decide on buying a second home”