Due to tourism, land in goa is in demand and the prices of land are far higher than neighbouring states, making it unaffordable for most middle class familities. Hence it has become very lucrative for real estate and property dealers in neighboring states like Maharashtra in the areas bordering goa to sell land to people interested in investing in land. They usually advertise that the land is very close to the Goa border and yet can take advantage of the fact that the prices in other states are far lower than the goa prices. Most of those investing in land are only looking for better returns and safety of their investment.