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

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

 

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

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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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”

Huzaifa Patel tells us about his latest project – Fernhill Villa in Lonavala

Fernhill Villa in Lonavla 2Open spaces, a tranquil setting and some peace and quiet sounds like bliss when compared to the hustle and bustle of Mumbai.  That is why Lonavla is fast becoming a popular weekend destination for people from Mumbai (and Pune) who are just want to get away from it all for a few days. That is why Fernhill Real Estate & Constructions (Fernhill) have undertaken their latest development, Fernhill Villa, in Read the rest “Huzaifa Patel tells us about his latest project – Fernhill Villa in Lonavala”

Purple Seasons by Disha Direct in Lonavala – Luxury in the lap of nature

Disha Direct, the pioneers of holiday homes in India has recently launched its luxury villa project in Lonavala, off the Express Highway. Spread across a total area of 6 acres of land, the development will feature 79 luxury villas, lush green manicured garden spread across an acre of land and a 10,000 square feet clubhouse.

Santosh Naik, the CEO of Disha Direct during the launch of the development said, “Purple Read the rest “Purple Seasons by Disha Direct in Lonavala – Luxury in the lap of nature”

Holiday Home Buyer’s Guide to Lonavala and Some Best Developments

Holiday Home Buyer’s Guide to Lonavala and Some Best Developments

Unlike other upcoming holiday home destinations in the vicinity of Mumbai and Pune, Lonavala has always been considered as one of the best holiday home destinations to invest. Why we recommend Lonavala to our readers is because of the fact that this picturesque hill station is located in the Sahyadri range and is only 2 and half hour’s drive from Mumbai has everything you can ask for when you are Read the rest “Holiday Home Buyer’s Guide to Lonavala and Some Best 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”

Puraniks Sayama – Premium Row Villas by Puranik Builders in Lonavala

Puraniks Sayama LonavalaLonavala near Mumbai offers a combination of urban and countryside lifestyle that allows one to enjoy the luxury lifestyle without missing the serenity and calmness of nature. It is due to these reasons that number of luxury residential projects have come up in Lonavala, which has further strengthened the identity of the location as a perfect weekend getaway for not only just Mumbaikers, but also for those staying in Pune.Read the rest “Puraniks Sayama – Premium Row Villas by Puranik Builders in Lonavala”

Rhythm Residences – Serviced Studio, 1 and 2BHK Apartments in Lonavala

Rhythm Residences LonavalaA leading vacation destination in the western part of India, Lonavala needs no introduction. For years it has also been the leading vacation home buyers’ happy hunting ground, owing to its beautiful landscape and availability of numerous options to choose from.

Today we will take a tour of a project launched last year by Rhythm Realty Pvt. Ltd. which comprises fully furnished studio, and 1 & 2BHK serviced apartments. The Read the rest “Rhythm Residences – Serviced Studio, 1 and 2BHK Apartments in Lonavala”

Marbella – Ultra Luxurious Villas by Legend Siroya in Lonavala

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Legend Siroya Realtors has recently launched a luxury township project Marbella in Lonavala which has been modeled on the lines of Spanish architecture and culture and is inspired by the town of the same name in southern Spain.

With hills and valleys on two sides, the location of the Marbella development boasts a river flowing through its side. A check dam is scheduled to be built by the developers Read the rest “Marbella – Ultra Luxurious Villas by Legend Siroya in Lonavala”

Mont Vert Valencia Phase II – 3, 4 and 5 BHK Town Houses and Bungalows in Lonavala

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After the success of the first phase, Niraj Kumar Associates a leading name in Holiday Home Developments, have started construction of the phase 2 of the development, Mont Vert Valencia 2, a picturesque development of 14 3, 4 and 5 BHK beautifully crafted bungalows and town houses in a small, cozy and exclusive gated development featuring a clubhouse and swimming pool.

Speaking to Holiday Home Times over the phone, Read the rest “Mont Vert Valencia Phase II – 3, 4 and 5 BHK Town Houses and Bungalows in Lonavala”

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?”

Ace Developers’ new offering – Ace Villas in Lonavala

Ace Developers’ new offering – Ace Villas in Lonavala

The demand for second homes in India has escalated commendably in the last couple of years with buyers looking to invest in properties that offer the richness of nature and are easily accessible to the metros where they work. Second homes are gradually emerging as the new investment route that holds promise of higher returns. The development of second home projects plays a major role in contributing towards appreciation of Read the rest “Ace Developers’ new offering – Ace Villas in Lonavala”

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”

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”

‘Perennial demand for holiday homes in India’

The demand for holiday homes in India is as wired into the country’s overall economic performance as every other segment of residential real estate. This was observed by Om Ahuja, CEO – Residential Services, Jones Lang LaSalle India in his latest article titled ‘Holiday Homes In India – Perennial Demand’ published today in the company’s blog.

“That said, it is also remarkably enduring; this has a lot to Read the rest “‘Perennial demand for holiday homes in India’”

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”

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”