Real Estate Brokers everywhere, but when considering the purchase of a property in Thailand buyers have three basic options:.
1. Buy a used (or second-hand) property. Huahin-property.
2. Buy a piece of land and build your own dream home. Similarly we have a large selection of land available in and around Hua Hin on our land for sale page.
3. The third and probably the most popular option is to have us accompany you to the new developments around town where you choose from a vast selection of property styles, land plot sizes and extras such as a swimming pool, jacuzzi, sun terrace, japanese garden or whatever takes your fancy.
Please visit our legal advice page for more information on how to buy a house and land in Thailand.
From the vast array of developments (new and established) in and around Hua Hin we have selected but a handful. Because we feel that some developments in Hua Hin lack the experience to offer you the customer a decent and value for money product.
Many developers build to order so that means your new home will not be started until you have selected your plot and house design, paid a deposit and signed the contract. As a rule of thumb a bungalow takes about 3 to 4 months to build. A two storey house takes about 6 months. Most developers offer stage payments which means that you pay a 10 % deposit of the purchase price at the signing of the contract and then the remainder over a fixed period of months in equal monthly instalments. But if you make too many changes to the basic design then this timescale can be seriously prolonged.
Over the past twelve months or so many new housing developments have started up and offered by Real Estate Brokers. It is estimated that in Hua Hin right now there is something in the order of 20,000 new homes under construction. Some years ago there were only a handful of developers and Real Estate Brokers, almost all Thai.
Buy a piece of land and build your own dream home. It is estimated that in Hua Hin right now there is something in the order of 20,000 new homes under construction. This will of course depend on many factors but essentially ask yourself if the home is meant to be a home from home, a holiday home or a permanent residence? A distinct advantage of buying on a development is that you can be pretty sure that the developer has done his homework and that no planning laws are likely to affect your new home or land. Many developers build to order so that means your new home will not be started until you have selected your plot and house design, paid a deposit and signed the contract.
All the developments we promote have passed our seven point check with flying colors. We feel that if you buy from one of our recommended developers you can be sure of purchasing a well designed and built home produced by a reliable and honest developer at a fair and reasonable price.
A distinct advantage of buying on a development is that you can be pretty sure that the developer has done his homework and that no planning laws are likely to affect your new home or land. All these details can be thrashed out in the office of the developer with our own fluent Thai/British sales staff, to ensure that nothing gets lost in translation!
A final point to consider is workmanship. Many foreigners buying houses here expect the same quality as they would see in their own country.
When buying a car there are the average family saloons and the luxury limousines. You get what you pay for. With housing developments it's the same story. When buying a home is location, one of the major considerations often overlooked. When it comes to selling location is everything, and. You will therefore need to make one or two basic decisions before you begin your search. How much do you want to spend? This will of course depend on many factors but essentially ask yourself if the home is meant to be a home from home, a holiday home or a permanent residence? Once you have decided on a figure then decide on the size of house and land plot you feel you will need. And find the richt Real Estate Broker.
Most developers offer smaller homes with the holidaymaker in mind. The larger properties are more geared towards people who have decided to make Thailand their home. Carefully consider plot size. A large plot is very nice but it will also probably mean a large garden and a lot of work for someone. If your only intending to be here for short periods then garden maintenance costs can spiral during your long periods abroad. Similarly maintenance and upkeep on a swimming pool can be very costly if you use it only one month a year! Location, location, location, that has always been the most important issue, ask any real estate broker. Thai planning laws are at best haphazard and often ill considered. Road planners seem to put roads wherever they feel there may be an eventual need which could be a serious problem if a new highway is built right next door to you tranquil hideaway (or worse still right through it)! Seriously think about how far you want to be from the town and the beach. As a general rule land closer to the beach is considerably more expensive. A house built close to the beach will inevitably also require more maintenance than one built some way inland due to the general climate here and the affect on the fabric of the building by it.