Mumbai and Thane residents snap up second homes in Konkan villages


In a growing trend of sorts, buyers from Mumbai and Thane are purchasing second homes in quaint Konkan villages. Homes across beautiful seashores and amidst lush natural greenery are attracting buyers in the residential segment across villages in the Ratnagiri districts of Khed, Dapoli and Guhagar. These are steadily turning into hotspots for buying eco-friendly homes in townships which are inherently sustainable. These destinations offer several leisure/second home options to customers.

As per reports, more than 1 lakh buyers from Mumbai, Pune and Thane have already enquired or expressed their interest in purchasing properties in this belt over the last 2-3 years. At the Konkan Exhibition which was recently held at Thane, there were more than 3,000 enquiries from customers for the residential properties on display. The Konkan villages offer calm and serene surroundings along with a charming break from the hustle and bustle of city life. Many customers are interested in buying Konkan homes for weekend relaxation or even for elderly parents who can stay there either permanently or for longer periods of time. However, for people from the local areas who have already migrated to Pune, Mumbai or Thane, buying their own homes here is nothing short of a dream. The number of buyers in this category has also gone up.

Several developers with roots in Konkan and their own lands in villages have started coming up with residential properties and are targeting self-sufficient eco-friendly villages which automatically offer higher employment to local villagers. PPROM Group, one of the prominent developers of Second Leisure Homes in Konkan which are eco-friendly, ha already delivered the flagship Nisarg Vihar Jambha Nagari project near the Dapoli Taluka at Shivnari.

It has already launched the Janak Jambha Nagar project near Dapoli at the Shirsinge village. This project will make use of the Jambha stone and will be the first Green Project in Konkan to get IGBC certification along with features like geological water recharging, solar power, rainwater harvesting and solid waste management. Local villagers will also get employment opportunities at this project. Several developers are not professional real estate players but are using their family land for building projects to attract buyers. Apart from ready to move homes, buyers can also opt for plots where they intend to build a bungalow/cottage in the near future.