At some point during our life, we all toy with the idea of buying some land and building our own small farm house. As urban educated Indians in well paid jobs, we tend to feel that after we’ve paid up our mortgages that this would be a nice way to invest some money and also build something that we could use in our retirement. Ever since I’ve started TripVillas.com a … Read the rest “So you want to buy some land and build your own farm house?”
A question we keep getting asked by prospective second home buyers is whether we would recommend buying land or buying a home in a gated community. I’ve personally thought extensively about this question and while I would like to give a single answer, my recommendation would depend on the personal circumstances and desires. First, let me summarize what I feel are the advantages and disadvantages of each type of investment:-… Read the rest “Buying land versus buying in a gated community”
In the past couple of years Krabi in Thailand has witnesses quite a buzz in the real estate sector, particularly in the luxurious residential segment. This week, in an exclusive interview we spoke to Robert C. Reynolds, the Managing Director of a luxurious development, The Lai Thai Luxury Condominiums.
Can you tell us a bit about your group and your previous projects? Who are the promoters, and … Read the rest “The Lai Thai – Luxurious Condominiums in Krabi, Thailand”
Contrary to what most people assume, Thailand does not issue a Work Visa. What it issues is a business visa or “B” visa. While this visa does not give you the right to work in the country, it however gives you the option to apply for a work permit. So basically, before you can apply or be issued with a work permit you must first have a non-immigrant visa, which … Read the rest “Obtaining a Thailand Work Permit (Thai Work Permit)”
Thailand has been a traditional retirement destination for many, particularly nationals from European nations, owing to its good climate, generally foreigner-friendly laws and comparatively low cost of living. So if you have decided to retire in Thailand here are some pointers you need to bear in mind:
While traveling to Thailand just requires a tourist visa which is easy to avail, to stay here for an extended period of time … Read the rest “Foreign nationals retiring in Thailand – rules”
So you’ve probably seen an advertisement for a vacation home or have visited a friends farm or beach home and are seriously thinking of buying one for yourself. What are the important things to keep in mind?
At the very beginning, the question you should be asking yourself – Should YOU buy a holiday home? – let us go into some of the pros and cons of vacation home ownership.… Read the rest “The Pros and Cons of investing in a Holiday Home”
In an exclusive interview to Holiday Home Times, Andrew Ngamsappasilp, Executive Director tells us about his new project, The Pelican Krabi and what makes Krabi a reality investor’s paradise.
Can you tell us a bit about your group and your previous projects? Who are the promoters, and so on?
Andrew Ngamsappasilp: We are a developer. Most of our projects are building housing and condominium projects.
Perry Group International (PGI) gives a unique opportunity to intending holiday home buyers with the launch of its new luxury development in the popular holiday resort of Krabi, Thailand. Surrounded by lush tropical flora and panoramic ocean views, The Pelican offers 96 thoughtfully designed one to three bedroom apartments ranging from 80 to 180sqm.
Located just an hour’s flight from Bangkok, Krabi is serviced with daily direct flights to and … Read the rest “Unique opportunity to buy luxurious holiday home in Krabi, Thailand”
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So I thought I would start by outlining a few things to keep in mind when buying a Second Home. Here are some quick pointers:-
1. Buy close to the city that you live in. By close I mean not more than an hours flight or else a 3-4 hour drive away. This will ensure that you are able to make ample use of the … Read the rest “Tips before you decide on buying a second home”