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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”

Head for the Hills to Buy your Holiday Home in Thailand

Unbeatable views of the valley and mountains, cooler climes, and a much quieter  community – if these are things you are looking at when you are short listing your property location in Thailand then head north of the country where some the exotic locations and equally good properties await you! But don’t be surprised by the lack of advertising for properties in this region if you are someone who is Read the rest “Head for the Hills to Buy your Holiday Home in Thailand”

Sunset Hill Resort – Apartments, Penthouses on offer in Koh Phangan

Sunset Hill Resort 4Known primarily for its full moon parties, Koh Phangan as a leading real estate market can be termed as a late starter. Despite that, the island situated in the South East coast of Thailand is today slowly attracting investors looking for romance, nature, amazing beaches, health and easy lifestyle. Other factors that have added to the rising popularity of Koh Phangan as an emerging property buyers’ destination are the new Read the rest “Sunset Hill Resort – Apartments, Penthouses on offer in Koh Phangan”

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”

The Palm – Condos and Penthouses by Nova Group at Wong Amat, Pattaya

The Palm Pattaya 5Established in 1994, The Nova Group is one of Pattaya’s most successful and fastest growing property development companies with a track record of high-profile residential developments including Nova Park (2004), Avenue Residence (2009) and Nova Ocean View (2010). The Group has also launched a number of new residential development projects in Pattaya including The Cliff, Amari Residences Pattaya, Serenity Wongamat and Novana Residence. All of these projects are planned for Read the rest “The Palm – Condos and Penthouses by Nova Group at Wong Amat, Pattaya”

Legalities Around Foreigner Transferring his Condo Ownership in Thailand to a New Owner

Handing-over-house-keys-to-new-ownerIf you are an expat and have bought or in the process of buying a freehold condo in Thailand you need to know the laws not only around its ownership, but also around transferring it to a new owner or even to your heirs at a later stage because handing over the keys of the condo to your non-Thai wife or children is not as simple as it may appear.Read the rest “Legalities Around Foreigner Transferring his Condo Ownership in Thailand to a New Owner”

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”

Trang – Exploring new destinations in Southern Thailand to buy a Holiday Home

With prices of properties in Phuket’s coastline hitting the roof and the coastline of the island depleting rapidly, other equally beautiful locations in Thailand are coming to fore promising expat property buyers a more relaxed lifestyle.

While places like Chiang Mai, Koh Samui, Hua Hin, Krabi, Ko Chang, Kui Buri and others have emerged as secondary markets to Phuket, the demand for relatively cheaper options nearer to the coastline have Read the rest “Trang – Exploring new destinations in Southern Thailand to buy a Holiday Home”

MahaSamutr – Luxury Villas in a Manmade Lagoon in Hua Hin by Pace Development Corp.

MahaSamutr Hua HinLocated in Hua Hin, Thailand-based developer, Pace Development Corporation Plc., has recently unveiled its latest project, MahaSamutr comprising approximately 90 detached houses set on a 45 rai manmade lagoon. To be Asia’s first clear-water lagoon, framed by sand beaches in a resort like atmosphere, this THB2.7 billion (US$87.7 million) project will feature villas built on large, green enclaves fronting the lagoon and designed to blend in with the surroundings.

MahaSamutr Hua Hin 2Designed Read the rest “MahaSamutr – Luxury Villas in a Manmade Lagoon in Hua Hin by Pace Development Corp.”

The Deck – Sansiri’s Latest Condo Project in Patong for Holiday Home Seekers

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Phuket is a proven tourist destination and the most renowned location for holiday home seekers in Asia, welcoming thousands of tourists to the Island every year. Meanwhile attracting tourists from all over the world, Patong is the top beach location, which is famed for its unique characteristics: both the spectacular beach and the proximity to a range of entertainment and dining venues. And setting its sights on Phuket’s holiday Read the rest “The Deck – Sansiri’s Latest Condo Project in Patong for Holiday Home Seekers”

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”

The Alps – Condominiums by Summit Global Developments in Chiang Mai

The Alps Chiang MaiIt’s always a relief to escape the hustle-bustle of Thailand’s touristy places and head towards the cooler climes of the north. And Chiang Mai, a major gateway to Northern Thailand that is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination also remains a favored destination for those expatriates who are looking to enjoy the slower pace of life and are happy to take advantage of the cheaper accommodation not usually found in Read the rest “The Alps – Condominiums by Summit Global Developments in Chiang Mai”

Building Your Dream Home in Thailand – Natthida Prasertsun of Kensington Co. tells us how

The thought of building a holiday home in another country can be a bit daunting, but with some preparation, local advice and a good builder it doesn’t have to turn into a nightmare. Kensington Company is a company in Thailand who focuses on designing and building quality homes for clients both locally and overseas.  We spoke to Natthida Prasertsun, Director of Kensington Company about building a property in Thailand.

Tell Read the rest “Building Your Dream Home in Thailand – Natthida Prasertsun of Kensington Co. tells us how”

Jirung Group’s New Chiang Mai Residential Development

Jirung Residences Chiang MaiChiang Mai has long been a destination for people who  want to retreat from the beachside parties and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the Thai mountainside. This town has grown and now has a thriving expat community and some modern luxuries, whilst retaining its relaxed and simple lifestyle and atmosphere.

It is therefore no surprise that Jirung Group has chosen this beautiful region to develop its health and wellness Read the rest “Jirung Group’s New Chiang Mai Residential Development”

In Conversation with Anthony McDonald of X2 Group of Companies, Thailand

Anthony McDonaldSeven years ago he set foot in Thailand as a traveler. Dissatisfied with the traditional tropical style resorts and the “un-interesting, un-refreshing” service and accommodation on offer, he made it a mission to fill this gap in the resort market of the island. Today his company has created its own brand of resorts – “something as you can see are very different and pleasantly refreshing for people traveling for business Read the rest “In Conversation with Anthony McDonald of X2 Group of Companies, Thailand”

Raimon Land Launches The Lofts Ekkamai: Luxury Development in Bangkok

Right in the center of bustling Bangkok you can soon own a quality apartment that suits your lifestyle.  From compact Studio apartments to loft suites, The Lofts Ekkamai has all the facilities you would expect from a quality development with the convenience of being located in the middle of the action. 

Just 150 meters from BS Ekkamai Station and in the trendy Sukhumvit-Thonglor-Ekkamai area, The Lofts Ekkamai is designed for Read the rest “Raimon Land Launches The Lofts Ekkamai: Luxury Development in Bangkok”

Riding the Wave in Phuket: An Interview with Angus MacLachlan of Exotiq Holidays

Angus MacLachlan heads up Exotiq Holidays from one of the world’s most beautiful holiday destinations, Phuket in Thailand. Exotiq is a lifestyle brand for those who are discovering, investing and living a lifestyle in a tropical destination. Exotiq holidays is still in its early stages of development, but focuses on high quality and stylish holidays; from luxury villas to boutique hotels and cruises. We spoke to Angus MacLachlan about holidaying Read the rest “Riding the Wave in Phuket: An Interview with Angus MacLachlan of Exotiq Holidays”