What I’ve learnt over my 5 months in Goa

Some handy pointers from a tourist-resident I have now been in Goa long enough to know that Mojigao is an Israeli restaurant, not a village in North Goa. The other day at a house party in Anjuna, somebody asked me how long I had been here. This is the kind of question you get asked […]

Pandemic gives unexpected boost to luxury realty segment in Goa

For many sectors the COVID-19 pandemic was a disaster, but for the real estate market in Goa, especially in luxury villa segment and selling of plots in a gated community, it came as a boon in disguise. Property in Goa is much in demand. From studio apartments to villas, everything is selling briskly despite the […]

Relief for real estate sector as Goa CM cuts infrastructure tax

The chief minister also said that it proposes to extent the online building plan approval management system for multi-family dwellings, commercial buildings and industrial buildings in a phased manner. In a move that is likely to breathe life into the real estate sector, chief minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday announced that the infrastructure tax levied […]

Goa RERA specifies norms for transfer of real estate projects

The new rules have been framed and notified after the authority found several instances where builders were transferring real estate projects to other entities without clear obligations being specified. The Goa Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) has set a few ground rules for phase-wise development of real estate projects and transfer of real estate projects […]

How to buy a property on which home loan is pending

There are some crucial checks and document requirements before you enter into a legal contract to buy a property on which home loan is pending. Buying a resale property appears much simpler than buying an under-construction unit. However, there are some crucial checks and documents requirements before you enter into a legal contract. Every property […]

Most Homebuyers feel this is the best time to buy a house

Amidst deals, discounts and cheaper home loans, an increasing number of homebuyers are considering it advantageous to buy houses right away. Real estate’s perception as an investment asset class has also increased distinctively post the outbreak of Covid19 pandemic. Nearly 62% respondents, in a sentiment survey conducted jointly by the CII and Anarock Property Consultants, […]

Why does one want to move to Goa?

Who uproots herself to collect raindrops in the basins of her collarbone? Who? Why? I wanted to. Maybe because I was a desert in my past life, my heart aching for the rain that never drenched my brown body. Or, an underfed river that yearned to be more Rubenesque. Maybe a farmer whose mind was […]

Goan holiday homes back in vogue; demand improving post-COVID

Homebuyers are also keen to have their own holiday homes as they look for social distancing, health, hygiene, safety and comfort in one space. HNIs are becoming a force multiplier in fueling luxury housing demand, which is rooted in factors such as growth in disposable income and a shift in approach to life. Effects of […]

NRIs Offer Hope For India’s Troubled Real Estate Market

India’s diaspora offers hope to the nation’s beleaguered real estate market in a pandemic-marred year. Home sales struggled to overcome multiple setbacks of demonetisation, a stricter housing law and a credit crunch in the last three years, stalling projects and leaving developers with a bloated inventory. The pandemic that has triggered jobs losses and salary […]