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So you want to buy some land and build your own farm house?

So you want to buy some land and build your own farm house?

 

At some point during our lives, we all toy with the idea of buying some land and building our own small farmhouse. As urban educated Indians in well-paid jobs, we tend to feel that after we’ve paid 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 lot of people Read the rest “So you want to buy some land and build your own farm house?”

Buying land versus buying in a gated community

Buying land versus buying in a gated community


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:-
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X2 Kamala – BHMAsia’s Villa Residence Project in Phuket

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Asia Pacific hotel management, development and consulting group, BHMAsia, has recently unveiled X2 Kamala,  the first X2 property on Phuket which will comprise nine luxurious villas scheduled to be completed in first quarter of 2015.

This is BHMAsia’s fourth project in Thailand; the other three being X2 Kui Buri, X2 Koh Kood and X2 Samui.

Like other properties of BHMAsia, X2 Kamala too will provide residents with a full Read the rest “X2 Kamala – BHMAsia’s Villa Residence Project in Phuket”

Buying Land in Phuket as a Company – Recent changes in Law and What to Look Out For

Land for sale signIn June this year, changes have been made in the application process and consequently the approval of registration of companies to purchase land and long term land leases for foreigners in Thailand.

But before we go into the new changes let’s revisit the laws pertaining to a foreigner buying land in Thailand:

Under Thai law, foreigners are generally prohibited from owning land. However, they are allowed to own buildings built Read the rest “Buying Land in Phuket as a Company – Recent changes in Law and What to Look Out For”

Laguna Park – Condos, Townhouses and Villas at Laguna Phuket

Laguna Park PhuketLaguna Resorts & Hotels Plc (LRH), part of the Laguna Resorts and Hotels and the Banyan Tree Group, has recently unveiled its latest project, Laguna Park, a development worth THB 17 billion (USD 5,28,754,400) and will be a collection of 2,000 condo units, townhouses and single houses at the Laguna Phuket mainly targeting middle-upper income buyers.

The project to be completed in the next five years will be the island’s Read the rest “Laguna Park – Condos, Townhouses and Villas at Laguna Phuket”

The Height – Studio, 1, 2 BHK Condominiums by Phanason Group in Phuket

The Height PhuketPhuket-based developer, Phanason Group has recently launched a medium-rise development in the island – The Height condominium, offering 301 condo units on 14 floors.

The Height will be a modern tropical condo development designed predominantly to meet the needs of people who don’t want to stay far from the modern amenities and the nightlife of the island. The development offers units with high-end design, facilities and rooms with sea-views and Read the rest “The Height – Studio, 1, 2 BHK Condominiums by Phanason Group in Phuket”

The View Phuket – Condos and Penthouses near Kata Beach

The View PhuketThe View Phuket a condominium development perched on the hillside near Kata Bay and offering unobstructed views of the Kata town and the sea will be a combination of one bedroom apartment on the first floor to three bedroom penthouses with private swimming pool and Jacuzzi on the roof deck. 

Being built in a total area of 18,558 square meters, development once completed will feature 9 blocks – A-E to Read the rest “The View Phuket – Condos and Penthouses near Kata Beach”

Malaiwana Estate – Beachfront Villas and Residences in Phuket

Malaiwana Estate PhuketMalaiwana, a residential estate is a collection of 19 villas, 12 residences and a beach club built on a total area of 28 rai overlooking the Naithon Beach and the Andaman Sea on Phuket’s north-west coast. Launched in the last quarter of 2011, the development to be completed in two stages has completed two thirds of the construction of the villas and the entire development is scheduled to be completed Read the rest “Malaiwana Estate – Beachfront Villas and Residences in Phuket”

Property Overview – Anantara Phuket Villas and Anantara Residences, Koh Samui

While shortlisting destinations to buy a holiday home in Thailand, two locations will definitely figure in everyone’s list – Phuket and Koh Samui. The former requires no introduction being Thailand’s largest island, approximately the size of Singapore. Nestled in Andaman sea waters on the Indian Ocean, Phuket is home to some of the best holiday home developments in Asia with magnificent coves and bays, powdery and palm-fringed white beaches and Read the rest “Property Overview – Anantara Phuket Villas and Anantara Residences, Koh Samui”

Dcondo Mine – Affordable Condos in the Heart of Phuket

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After the huge success of its earlier condo developments in Thailand, Bangkok-based developer Sansiri has continued to show its confidence in the strength of the affordable condominium market in Phuket with its recent sales launch of dcondo Mine in December last year.

The condo complex, in which Sansiri is investing B740 million, has a modern tin mine design, and targets the younger generation. Located on four rai of land Read the rest “Dcondo Mine – Affordable Condos in the Heart of Phuket”

Chic Condominium – Studio and 2BHK Condos near Karon Beach

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Chic Condominium Karon is an ultra modern condominium development by Chalong Concrete Co. Ltd. (CLC) featuring seven floors of modern designed condos over looking Karon Bay on the West coast of Phuket.

The development will have a total 132 condominium units including 45 to 47 square meter studios and 82 square meter 2 bedroom units and will feature a 20x6m common pool, fitness center and wifi lounge.

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Laguna Shores – 1, 2 BHK Holiday Apartments at Laguna Phuket

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Laguna Property, Phuket’s largest developer of high quality resort residences in Thailand, and particularly in Phuket has recently launched a development comprising serviced one and two bedroom holiday apartments at affordable prices in the heart of Laguna Phuket.

Targeting the new upwardly mobile, travel savvy generation, with prices starting at THB 3,675,000, Laguna Shores aims to combine the best of contemporary Asian interior design with resort ambience in a Read the rest “Laguna Shores – 1, 2 BHK Holiday Apartments at Laguna Phuket”

Z Cape X2 – TRI Property’s Latest Condo Offering in Phuket

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Following the success of its Zcape Condominium in July, Tri Property has now added another dynamic dimension to Phuket’s lifestyle trends with the December launch of another innovative condo concept – Z Cape X2 Condominium. Tri Property is one of the leading names of Thailand’s construction industry, and this latest launch, a lifestyle condominium project inside the high-end Laguna area of Phuket has already found many buyers in a Read the rest “Z Cape X2 – TRI Property’s Latest Condo Offering in Phuket”

The Charm Residence – Studio, 1BHK Condos Near Patong Beach

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Located in the renowned Patong beach area in Phuket, The Charm Residence is a beachfront project being developed by Proliving Co.,Ltd., a seasoned hotel operator with a background of previous projects on this island.

The Charm Residence consists of four inter-connecting buildings with 246 units. There are six different layouts ranging from studio, one-bedroom, duplex units with Jacuzzis and ground units with pool access. All units come fully-furnished. Owners Read the rest “The Charm Residence – Studio, 1BHK Condos Near Patong Beach”

Vista del Mar – 3, 4 BHK Pool Villas at Naithon Beach, Phuket

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Situated at the picturesque Naithon Beach on Phuket’s northwestern coastline, the Vista del Mar development offering villas is just 600 meters from Naithon Beach nestled upon a scenic hillside offering sea and sunset views.

There are three types of pool residencies available at Vista Del Mar with three to four bedroom choices. Some of the sea-views directly from the villas in this elevated location are simply spellbinding.

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Luc Montens of Tropical Properties – Our Pick for the best Real Estate Agent in Phuket

Luc MontensMeet Luc Montens, the man behind Phuket’s Premier Real Estate Agency, Tropical Properties, as he speaks to us in an exclusive interview about the real estate market of Phuket, what a buyer can expect in the island and also about his journey from Europe to Phuket which now he calls his home.

The interview…

Firstly, please give us a brief paragraph to introduce you and Tropical Properties.

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Different Types of Properties Available for Purchase in Phuket

A recent survey on residential projects in Phuket conducted recently has shown that there are currently 23,340 units available on the island. The survey on Phuket real estate was conducted by Government Housing Bank Real Estate’s Data Center whose Director Mr. Samma Keetasin, told a media house that there was a total of 9,940 house units, 1,280 bungalows, 4,430 National Housing Authority condominium units, 720 National Housing Authority house units Read the rest “Different Types of Properties Available for Purchase in Phuket”

Willy Thuan on Life as an Expat in Phuket

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A photographer and blogger by choice and a web director by profession; meet Willy Thuan, the French expat living in Phuket as he speaks to Holiday Home Times in an exclusive interview about his professional career, his blog and most importantly about life in Phuket. But before we go to the interview, we would also like to thank Willy who has been kind to share some of the Read the rest “Willy Thuan on Life as an Expat in Phuket”

Baan Chalong Residences – sea view pool villas in Phuket

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Comprising 16 freehold pool villas, Baan Chalong Residences, is a residential development, overlooking Chalong and Koh Lon and Coral island. On a clear day one can even see all the way to Koh Phi Phi. The development is in the vicinity of three beaches – Naiharn, Kata and Rawai.

The villas are built on two floors with a rooftop barbeque area, car park and swimming pool available in all Read the rest “Baan Chalong Residences – sea view pool villas in Phuket”

Phuket Properties – Our Reviews of all the major developments

The largest island in Thailand, Phuket is a mountainous province located in the southern tip of the Andaman Sea. It comprises approximately 590 square kilometers, including 39 surrounding islands. About 70 percent of the land is covered by mountains, which stretch from the northwestern tip of the island to the southern edge. The remaining 30 percent is plains. Millions of tourists flock to Phuket each year to experience its scenic Read the rest “Phuket Properties – Our Reviews of all the major developments”