the residence is blessed with an abundance of natural light.
Real estate has become big business for people around the world and that includes India. Whether it be for living or as an investment, people are purchasing houses while new ones are being developed.
However, in the UK, more people are choosing to rent because buying a house has become very expensive.
Even if they can afford it, a lot of houses do not represent good value for money.
According to The Times, the average price of a house in the UK is £233,000 and most of the time, that is what they are, average.
They tend to have several bedrooms, a kitchen and a living room. Some may have a garden but it will be difficult to find a house with additional features for the same price.
But in places like India, there are houses which are £200,000 or less and have far more extras such as swimming pools.
Not only that but they are also situated in affluent areas within their respective cities.
With there being houses in India which seem to be better value for money, we look at five that you could buy for £200,000 or less.
Pune: Mundhwa – Kharadi Road
This newly built property is situated on Mundhwa – Kharadi Road at Tuscan Estate Signature Meadows and it is a stylish home which costs less than £200,000.
The three-bedroom detached house is located among luxury apartment blocks which offer modern living to residents.
Each building has just three apartments per floor which make for spacious living but the house has a modern design complete with an outdoor swimming pool.
Not only that but as it is next to the apartment blocks, privacy is a priority as 24-hour security is at hand should there be any issues.
The estate in Pune has 13 acres of land containing a lush garden, jogging area and nearby shops.
As well as the security, the entrance to the house and apartment blocks is gated, meaning that the area is a safe place to live.
The design of the house means the residence is blessed with an abundance of natural light.
The entire complex is a new development so it is especially great that the three-bedroom property is one of the more modern houses in India and one which is good value.
Goa is seen as the tourist area of India and while there is a boom in people building houses there, many of the owners choose to rent them out to tourists.
When it comes to buying a property there, it is expected that they are expensive and while some of them are, they are some which can be purchased for less than £200,000.
One of those is located in Varca and at around £75,000, it is a bargain compared to some which sell for over £1 million.
This property was built in 2004 but the interior has been redesigned to make it one of the modern-looking residences within the budget.
This two-bedroom and two-bathroom property has an outdoor swimming pool and is just 300 metres from Varca’s white sandy beaches which offer a whole host of watersports.
The fully-furnished property is also near restaurants and beach shacks. It is even near the five-star Taj Exotica hotel.
For those concerned with safety, it has a gated entrance at the front. As it is near the beach, it has excellent rental potential when in season. Owners could be looking at earning at least £295 per week if they choose to rent the property out.
The property has been listed below its market value by the seller for a quick sale but it could make for a good investment for potential buyers.
Pune: Viman Nagar
Viman Nagar is an affluent neighbourhood in the east of Pune and is near the military airbase which also serves as Pune Airport.
The neighbourhood plays a factor when considering the price of a property but there are houses which can be purchased for £200,000 or less.
This property has two bedrooms as well as one bathroom and living room. It is a newly built home located at Marvel Piazza which is filled with stylish apartments and penthouses.
The 10-acre space is all part of the development to make Viman Nagar more modern.
All the rooms are spacious and its design gives the impression that each room integrates into each other.
A unique feature is the entrance to the rest of the house has a higher ceiling for more of a grand introduction to the property.
The residence features a glass pool complete with a sculptural pool deck.
As it is among the other apartments, the resident will have access to a fitness area as well as a large forest playground for children to enjoy.
A terrace is also included and it is an area where one can relax as it has a hammock bar. But the area is the ideal place for a BBQ as it is out in the open while also acting as a place which is private enough.
At £118,877, the combination of the area and the additional inclusions with the house make it great value compared to UK houses which cost the same.
Mahabaleshwar: Panchgani Road
This property is the most expensive out of the five houses but it just about manages to stay within the £200,000 budget.
While it can be purchased and lived in, this house is better suited as a holiday home when taking into account the surroundings.
It is 2.5 acres complete with six bedrooms as well as a garden house.
This farmhouse sits on a cliff, overlooking the Krishna River Valley and it has been luxuriously designed. It is situated opposite a mountain which is the located of the Kamalgad Fort.
Inside the house is just as stunning as crafted high ceilings and large windows create more than enough space for sunlight to enter.
This is a house for one who enjoys peaceful living especially since it is 4,500 feet above sea level and is in a notified eco-sensitive zone.
While there will not be as many people living there, the same cannot be said for wildlife as there is a plethora.
The future owner can expect peacocks, deer, rabbits, mongooses and over 500 bird species to roam around the lavish property.
Gurgaon: Vatika Emilia
Vatika Emilia Floors in Gurgaon is an apartment complex and they are the ideal home for families who prefer to have an independent approach to life.
The area has had a lot of factors taken into account with the priority being on efficient space utilisation where ground floors have front sit-out areas and exclusive rear lawns.
Each two-bedroom property has spacious balconies and a terrace on the first and second floor.
The area provides a lot of opportunities for residents to socialise and this includes a playground.
The location is also ideal as it is not far from key places. The likes of the airport, hospital and shopping centre are all less than five miles away.
This makes it a prime area to live as residents have access to a range of facilities.
Every property has been designed the same, they are low-rise developments which unclutter skylines, allowing people to enjoy the scenery.
Not only that but residents can also enjoy a high degree of privacy and independence whenever they want.
As these properties start from £78,000, they are far cheaper than average UK homes and they have been built with the owner in mind.
By looking at these five houses, it looks clear that you would be getting more for your £200,000 purchase than if you were to buy one in the UK.
Many of these houses cost less than the £200,000 budget which means that the leftover funds could be used to make any changes that you prefer.
The properties in India look different from one another but they appear to be much more stylish than £200,000 houses in the UK.
A mixture of interior inclusions as well as the area that they are in may persuade house hunters to consider India as a place to live.