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The Current State of Thailand’s Luxury Real Estate Market and Predictions For 2016-2018

Despite its economic woes, Thailand’s luxury real estate market is doing just fine. But that’s not unusual for a country where, come bull or bear, the market for luxury real estate continues expanding and diversifying. Both foreign and domestic buyers are still willing to shell out serious cash to live in, what some may argue, is one of the most beautiful places in the world.

The Market Faces Challenges, But the Future is Bright

Thailand’s economic path isn’t written in gold, and its luxury property market isn’t all rainbow and butterflies either.

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Why Invest in Koh Samui Real Estate Sales?

Koh Samui Real Estate Sales. The Samui Real Estate & Property Investment scene has long been a very attractive market to Invest in. Now being an ideal time to Invest in Koh Samui Property. Investment in real estate for sale and villas for sale on Koh Samui has for the last 6 yrs has produced capital gains of between 23% and 25% per year.

This is helped by the very restrictive planning laws they have in place. These laws are designed to keep the island as a beautiful tropical destination. Not hampered with high rise and excessive real estate development.

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Thailand’s Koh Samui: hippie hang-out turned upmarket resort

To cater for its new high-end buyers, bamboo huts have been replaced by gated estates with infinity pools and staff quarters

October 7, 2016

Lamai Beach on Koh Samui © Luigi Vaccarella/SIME/4Corners

Alex Garland’s bestselling 1996 novel The Beach inspired a generation of backpackers to beat a trail to the Gulf of Thailand. They kicked back in hammocks on Koh Samui’s sugary beaches, grew dreadlocks and danced under a full moon, while dreaming of finding their very own secret beach, just like Garland’s disenchanted protagonist.

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How To Purchase Property On Koh Samui In Thailand

Thailand is gorgeous. It has lush jungles, pristine beaches, and unimaginably temperate weather.

You’d be completely forgiven if you decided, after a visit to Koh Samui, that this is where you wanted to live…for the rest of your life.



Koh Samui, the second largest island in Thailand after Phuket, has at last been getting the attention from tourists that it deserves. Why?

Koh Samui is green and gorgeous. It has a short rainy season, lasting about one month or so, leaving eleven months of nearly unbelievable perfect weather for exploring, pampering, soaking up the sun, and being a beach bum. It also has one of the larger international airports that you can find in Thailand, which makes it very easy to get to this paradise.

Once you’re here, you’ll fall under the spell. Of all the places you’ve visited, Koh Samui will be your new favorite!

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10 Things to Know Before Buying Luxury Property in Thailand

Investing in Thailand property isn’t an easy exercise. Despite a fantastic positive growth trend, the Thailand property market is full of surprises for the unsophisticated foreign investor. Here are 10 things you need to know and some common mistakes that can turn your investment dream into a nightmare.

1. Can Foreigners Invest in Thailand properties?

The short answer is YES, but one commonly overlooks the barriers one has in order to be eligible to invest.

A foreigner may own 100% of a condominium in his/her own name only. All other investment property purchases are governed by another set of rules.

If the foreigner wishes to acquire land and build a house, he/she must obtain a long-term lease on the land (for a period not exceeding 30 years for each term).

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Whats New in Real Estate

Chinese Interest in Koh Samui Property Soars.

In the past few years, Chinese buyers have started to make their presence felt on the global property market, snapping up everything from luxurious trophy homes and vineyards, to more modest condominiums and investment opportunities. For many Chinese, global property investment is an emerging opportunity which until recently was out of reach.

Second only to the US in terms of international buying power, Chinese buyers represent a tremendous new market opportunity for property sellers around the world. Yet, new opportunity brings new challenges in reaching, communicating and engaging this new market.

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