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Why Isprava and other luxury real-estate homes are gaining popularity post-pandemic in Goa, Alibaug and Kasauli

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While their homes in Alibaug are sleeker and more contemporary, Isprava’s forte is haciendas, or Portuguese-style villas with a heritage design. These fully serviced villas have butlers, cooks, gardeners, managers, concierge services, as well as tennis courts, walking tracks, swimming pools and, of course, gardens. “People want to be surrounded by greenery,” says Nibhrant Shah. “After the lockdowns, there’s a desperation to break free for the whole family, with more land, or a fruit garden.”

Isprava villas start at about Rs 4 crore and go all the way to Rs 50 crore for estates on large tracts of land. “People are now willing to spend more,” says Shah. “Earlier, you had that invisible buyer at Rs 15 crore and now there’s movement at Rs 20 crore to Rs 30 crore.” Their properties are mostly in and around north Goa, in Assagao, Vagator, Siolim, Anjuna and Ashwem.