Rent-to-Buy or Rent-to-Own SCAMS

Rent-to-Buy or Rent-to-Own SCAMS

  UNDER CONSTRUCTION Updated 26/01/2019 Rent-to-Buy or Rent-to-Own SCAMS (Welcome to Thailand) If you are a foreigner in Thailand wanting to purchase property, the chance of getting any finance or any loan from a Thai Bank is almost ZERO. On the surface, rent-to-buy or rent-to-own deals can seem like a great idea. But like all […]

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Title Deeds – Thailand

Title Deeds – Thailand

Updated: 31/10/2018 The 4 main types or categories of Title Deeds in Thailand are: 1. Nor Sor Si Jor (NS-4J)  <<< also known as Chanote or full Title Deed. Denoted with a RED Thai Garuda emblem at the top of the title deed. Beware of a monochrome photocopy, refer to the top, right corner for […]

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Property Taxes in Thailand

Property Taxes in Thailand

Updated: 3/11/2018 Calculating the total expenses to transfer property ownership is complicated. In order to calculate the total taxes and fees for the transfer, you will need to know the following: The current appraised value of the property (get from local land office) The registered sale price Is the property owned by an individual or […]

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The New High-Speed Train Project – Travel To & From Hua Hin In The Fast Lane (250 km/hour)

The New High-Speed Train Project – Travel To & From Hua Hin In The Fast Lane (250 km/hour)

Update: 30/11/2018. Refer to my thoughts at the bottom of this webpage. Some previous news articles… Bidding to commence for a high-speed rail project linking Thailand’s major airports Thailand Trains: 10 August 2018: These are exciting times in the development of Thailand’s railway system. Following on from the recent proposals build a rail link between […]

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Some Common Thai Words & Phrases – Thai 101

Some Common Thai Words & Phrases – Thai 101

Update: 14/01/2019 Some common Thai words & phrases: Note 1: I am not a professional teacher of the Thai or English language. The point of this blog is for non- Thai readers to learn some basic (phonetic) Thai. I started learning numbers in Thai so I could understand pricing. The 2nd thing I learned was […]

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Songkran – Thailand’s Unofficial New Year Celebration on April 13

Songkran – Thailand’s Unofficial New Year Celebration on April 13

Update: 27/09/2018. Songkran – Thailand New Year Songkran (pronounced song-krarn) is the unofficial Thai new year day and is traditionally celebrated on the 13th April and extended for the next 2 days, every year. In Thailand, New Year is officially celebrated on the 1st January, since 1940.  Songkran (13th April) was the official New Year until […]

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Thai Currency (THB) – Learn About the Banknotes & Coins

Thai Currency (THB) – Learn About the Banknotes & Coins

Update: 1/11/2018. Thai Currency Thai Coins ^ The 10 Baht coin is the largest with a gold to bronze colour centre and silver on the outside. ^ The 5 Baht coin is the next in size as well as value. This coin is silver with a 9 sided polygon (nonagon) border on each side of […]

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Standard Land Measurements in Thailand – Wah, Ngan & Rai

Standard Land Measurements in Thailand – Wah, Ngan & Rai

Updated: 12/02/2019 Standard Land Measurements in Thailand   The common units of Land Measurement in Thailand are Rai, Ngan, Tarang Wah & Tarang Mett. Land prices are usually expressed in baht per Rai and baht per Ngan or Tarang Wah (for smaller plots under 1 Rai). However, most foreign real estate agents list the land […]

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Buying Property in Thailand – Important Information for the Foreign Buyer

Buying Property in Thailand – Important Information for the Foreign Buyer

Updated: 03/01/2019 Can foreigners own property in Thailand? Answer – Current Thai law does not allow Foreigners to own land in Thailand but they can own a building on the land or they can own a condominium unit. Only Thai citizens or Thai companies can own land freehold. Definitions: Freehold: If you own the property freehold, […]

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