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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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Tips to buying an old home and renovating it

Tips to buying an old home and renovating it

Though considered time consuming, renovating an old house gives the buyer scope to experiment and redesign according to his needs and style. Having said that, if constructing a house from scratch on your own could a pain, buying an old house and renovating it could be equally excruciating. However many home-seekers are now choosing to buy an old house and renovate it themselves.

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Top Locations to Buy a Beach Home in India

Top Locations to Buy a Beach Home in India

Beach houses no doubt can be a nice getaway for anybody inclined to sand beneath their toes. If you go to think about it, where would be the best place for someone who has left his busy office days behind and is now looking for a second home where he can relax? I personally would want a beachfront house that’s got some space, close to a self sufficient town/ city, Read the rest “Top Locations to Buy a Beach Home in India”

Abel Oakleaf Homes – 2, 3 BHK Sea View Apartments by Abel Projects in South Goa

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Being the most happening part of Goa, North Goa is increasingly becoming more and more crowded, the fact that has opened up huge opportunities for South Goa. Equally beautiful, but relatively much quieter beaches, South Goa over the last decade has seen a lot of real estate activity, predominantly with buyers of vacation homes looking for a less-crowded environment.  Plus the property rates are relatively still less compared to Read the rest “Abel Oakleaf Homes – 2, 3 BHK Sea View Apartments by Abel Projects in South Goa”

Feya Residencia – 2 and 3 BHK fully furnished signature residences in Calangute

Feya Residencia Goa 2Located in Calangute, Feya Residencia is a development by Pushpganga Ventures comprising 2 and 3 BHK fully furnished signature residences with a wide range of amenities including a clubhouse, swimming pool, gym, landscape gardens/ parks, jogging track, wifi connection, etc.

Targeting buyers of the higher income group who are looking for an address near Calangute, one of the premium locations of this beach state, the development has been designed keeping Read the rest “Feya Residencia – 2 and 3 BHK fully furnished signature residences in Calangute”

Pristine Valley – Villa Plots in a Resort in Ooty

Pristine Valley 2Hailed as the Queen of Hill Stations Ooty has been a popular holiday destination for over a century – whether it is the fragrant tea, or local chocolates – there are many simple pleasures to be savored here.

Meanwhile, in the recent years, Ooty has seen resurgence in its popularity owing to its vicinity from rapidly developing cities like Bangalore and Coimbatore and its proximity to places of tourist interest Read the rest “Pristine Valley – Villa Plots in a Resort in Ooty”

Nex-Boulevard – Villas by SRS Xanthic in Karjat

Nex-Boulevard KarjatSituated around 100 km from Navi Mumbai, in the last couple of years Karjat has seen many developers launching their projects here and equally have found a great interest from buyers alike looking for a second/ retirement home in the serene surroundings of Karjat.

What makes Karjat the next best realty destination in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), is not only affordability in realty prices, but the vicinity of the Read the rest “Nex-Boulevard – Villas by SRS Xanthic in Karjat”

The Residences – Luxury 2, 3BHK Villas by Benchmark Signature Homes in Mysore

The Residences Mysore 2After successfully completing two projects in Australia, Benchmark Signature Homes has recently launched its debutant project in Mysore’s Belavatha Village. Located just before you enter Mysore, The Residences, comprising luxury villas spreads across a total area of two acres surrounded by greenery, yet close to all major amenities you can ask for.

Meanwhile, villas will have an open-plan kitchen with a second kitchen/store for the heavy cooking and a separate Read the rest “The Residences – Luxury 2, 3BHK Villas by Benchmark Signature Homes in Mysore”

Midmac Brookefield – Villa Plots by Midmac Group in Mysore

Midmac Brookefield Mysore 4Known as the Cultural capital of the southern state of Karnataka, Mysore is the second cleanest city in India after Chandigarh and the second largest city with major tourist spots as well. Gifted with a good year-long climate and beautiful surroundings, today, Mysore sees a lot of foreign investments in its real estate sector, a factor that has pushed the growth of the sector, with NRI investment in the city’s Read the rest “Midmac Brookefield – Villa Plots by Midmac Group in Mysore”

Serene Villas – 2, 3BHK Villas by Dolphin Group in Lonavala

Serene Villas LonavalaThe Lonavala property market is booming due to several reasons, the foremost reason being the hill station’s proximity to Pune and Mumbai. Lonavala just 64 kilometers from Pune and 96 kilometers from Mumbai is a leading weekend gateway hill resort and second home destination in the west of India. With excellent road and rail connectivity, the second home market of Lonavala and Khandala is a boom story in its own Read the rest “Serene Villas – 2, 3BHK Villas by Dolphin Group in Lonavala”

Yesh Gardens – Villas and Villa Plot by Yesh Developers near Mysore Airport

Yesh Gardens Mysore 2Spread across 80 acres and set in the backdrop of the Mysore Airport is Yesh Developers’ Yesh Gardens, which was launched just recently and is already been seen as the city’s leading premium property. A 15-minute drive from the heart of Mysore and a short 5-minute drive from the Mysore Airport, Yesh Gardens is as close to Mysore’s business and commercial district all the while tucked in the green environs Read the rest “Yesh Gardens – Villas and Villa Plot by Yesh Developers near Mysore Airport”

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”

Vision Retreat – Exclusive Villas by Vision Group in North Goa

Vision Retreat GoaThe pristine beaches, white sands, colorful flea markets, and most importantly the architectural diversity make Goa a holiday home buyer’s ultimate paradise. Since decades, Goa has been considered as the most popular destination for owning a holiday home – both by Indians and foreigners alike. And why not? Goa attracts an ever-increasing number of visitors by providing the best of both worlds – a laid-back green paradise with breathtaking scenery, Read the rest “Vision Retreat – Exclusive Villas by Vision Group in North Goa”

Postcard Portico – Row Villas and Apartments in North Goa by Remus Group

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North Goa has always been the hub of activities in Goa with some of the best beaches, restaurants and a vibrant nightlife that entices tens of thousands of tourists every season. Owing to these reasons, this part of Goa has seen a spurt of good developments – some near the beaches, while others in the quiet locales at a radius of 15-20 kilometers.

In today’s articles we are featuring Read the rest “Postcard Portico – Row Villas and Apartments in North Goa by Remus Group”

Top 4 Places for Bangaloreans to Buy a Holiday Home and Retire

Owing to Bangalore’s strategic location and easy access to some of the best holiday locations situated nearby, Bangaloreans are extremely lucky that they have several options to choose from when they are looking for a place to ultimately retire. After working for years, you are familiar with the nooks and corners of the city so even if you have to choose a different location away from Bangalore to spend your Read the rest “Top 4 Places for Bangaloreans to Buy a Holiday Home and Retire”

Acron Watervista Villas – Semi-Detached Villas in Aldona, Goa

Acron Watervista Villas Aldona Goa In our earlier articles we had reviewed two developments of Acron Group – Eugenia Evergreens and Fleur Greens – in Goa. After the success of these two projects, the developer which is known to build aesthetically designed villas and apartments in tranquil surroundings of Goa and has been in the scene since 1988 has launched another villa project – Acron Watervista Villas in Aldona in North Goa.

A collection of Read the rest “Acron Watervista Villas – Semi-Detached Villas in Aldona, Goa”

Vizag – Introduction to its Holiday Home Property Market, Price Trends and Locations to Buy

Vizag real estateAfter the initial euphoria, the real estate market of Vizag had remained almost stagnant till the end of 2010-11 fiscal. However the market is now not only showing signs of recovery, but also sterling growth, with several new areas in the port town coming to fore with housing options catering to both the budget and the high-end buyer segments.

But the real shot in the arm and the reason why Read the rest “Vizag – Introduction to its Holiday Home Property Market, Price Trends and Locations to Buy”

Antillia Teak Garden – Holiday Homes in a Teak Plantation in Mysore

Antillia Teak Garden MysoreAbout a 20-minute drive from Mysore city on the Mysore-Coorg highway, the surroundings take a sudden change with the usual hustle and bustle of the thriving Mysore city far behind and greenery all around.  

The Manuganahalli area on the highway in the past couple of years has seen good real estate activity, catering mostly to buyers who are looking for a second/ holiday home in the cool climes of the Read the rest “Antillia Teak Garden – Holiday Homes in a Teak Plantation in Mysore”

Foundations Green Grass – Villas on the Mysore-Madikeri Road

Foundations Green Grass MysoreThe city of Mysore has now emerged as a top investment destination with the expansion of Mysore-Bangalore Road, double track railway line, airport and the four-lane expressway.

Just 140 kilometers from Bangalore and 220 kilometers from the port town of Mangalore, Mysore owing to its strategic location has always been regarded as the most sought after holiday home buyers’ destination in the country.

Meanwhile with property prices in the erstwhile
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