Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma buys new plot in Alibaug, check price and other details
Anushka Sharma and her cricketer husband Virat Kohli have purchased an eight-acre plot of land in Alibaug, a seaside town south of Mumbai.
According to the Crichistory.com, the power couple purchased the house in two separate transactions. It was also disclosed that the land portions (2.54 acres and 4.91 acres) cost them around Rs 19.24 crore.
Surprisingly, Alibaug is also well-known among Mumbai's wealthy as a seaside resort, and it has developed as a new hotspot for celebrities and high-profile people such as industrialists, Bollywood stars, and cricketers.
According to the accessible paperwork, both Virat and Anushka paid Rs 1.15 core in stamp duty for the completion of the purchase, which was registered on Thursday. The agreement was signed on August 30.
Vikas Kohli, Virat's brother, closed the transaction for the power couple's land in Alibaug's Zirad village. Virat and Anushka purchased the land tract from Sameera Habitats, a real estate company, and intend to construct a farmhouse on it.
According to rumours, the pair inspected the property roughly six months ago, but due to Virat's busy schedule, he was unable to attend to close the sale. Virat Kohli is currently in Dubai for the Asia Cup cricket tournament.
Former cricketer, national coach, and commentator Ravi Shastri built a home in Alibaug around a decade ago.
Homebuyers in India have recently rushed to the luxury housing market, according to market experts Anarock Property Consultants, as sales of luxury homes, residential units valued over Rs 1.5 crore, have increased dramatically since pre-pandemic days.
The Mumbai Metro Region (MMR) had the largest number of luxury property sales in H1 2022, with almost 13,670 units sold, followed by the NCR (National Capital Region) with 4,160 units.
MMR's luxury home sales share went from 13% in 2019 to 25% in H1 2022, whereas in NCR, the percentage of luxury apartments increased from 4% to 12% during the same period.
Approximately 25,680 luxury units were sold during the first six months of the year, January-June 2022, compared to 17,740 throughout the entire year of 2019. In 2021, while luxury property sales increased with the second COVID wave, they remained at 21,700 - 18.3 percent lower than the first half of 2022.
"Indian luxury housing has performed remarkably well in the aftermath of the pandemic, with overall sales increasing sharply across the top seven cities."
According to the most recent ANAROCK Research statistics, almost 14 percent of the 1.84 lakh units sold in these cities in H1 2022 were in luxury residences. In contrast, only 7% of the 2.61 lakh units sold in 2019 were in the luxury category, according to Anarock analysts.