When the house price just seems to be too cheap it is time to look around the back and ask why has the city laid a row of drainage in the middle of nowhere.
The final update on the steel prices between the beginning of 2008 through the beginning of 2009 and the relationship between steel and other building materials and labor costs.
First, commodity prices were going up at an obviously unsustainable rate. Now prices material prices (internationally) have crashed. One easy example, copper, which was selling for 4.01 dollars per pound is now under 2.00 dollar
The price of materials is rocketing up and up in Thailand with no end in sight. How much more does a project today cost than at the beginning of the year? Actual price data of various materials forms this INFLATION INDEX.
‘Rise your Happiness’ is the marketing campaign for a new housing subdivision – the type which is going up everywhere all at once. If you must buy into one of these some thoughts on not to end up with a lexus with a chevy engine.
Why is the big money building large developments in Pattaya and environs? Another bubble, or is this time different?
Things to watch out for when selecting a construction company. Unfortunately there may be easy shortcuts.
How much were these two houses, readers question.
Bank foreclosure sales in the LOL. One readers personal experience. Things to do and not do.
One readers experience buying a NPL and having a problem with transfer fees.
Maybe nothing that unusual about trying to sell a hole in the ground, but what about someone buying?
How would you estimate the cost for new construction? Also, are there stock house plans out there?
When subcontracting a job where the subcontractor supplies materials… guess what…. you need to specify the quality of each and every material to be used.
What is the future for land prices in the Pattaya area? What determines selling price. Is a farang your best choice for a real estate agent? and more….
Some of my guiding principles that might help you down that happy lane of building your dream house — or what I wish someone had told me before I built mine.
Dozer looks for land. Lessons: Farang real estate agents are really really expensive compared to the Thai agent. How one Thai thinks about subdividing land to make selling it easier.
How about finding out you paid three times the going price? Who are these lucky falangs pocketing all of this money?
Is buying to let in Pattaya a good idea or not? What are the pros and cons? Is there a building bubble?
cont. Image buying a piece of property in good faith on the understanding you can share a road — only to find out it’s all a con.
Building a dream house in Pattaya only to find out that there really is no access road to the property.
How safe is a Thai Company for land ownership? Isn’t it just a sham that can be challenged by the authorities?
A typical example of buying land in Pattaya. Dealing with the land office. Things move oh so slowly here….
When building or buying a house in Thailand do you get what you pay for: NO!
Avoid being pressured by high speed expat salesman. Buying a house, property or car? Take you time — become a time waster.
Are there too many houses and condo units coming on-line within the next couple of years. What is going to happen to land and property prices?
Feedback Q and A about land cost.