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  • Top Contributor Asked on 8th February 2016 in Phuket.

    Hi there. We have agents at LivePhuket who can take people on viewings, and data specialists at FazWaz that can put information on your condo into our system to list on our website. FazWaz is the biggest property portal in Thailand and we’ll definitely be able to help you generate some interest.

    You can contact us at info@fazwaz.com or by visiting our Contact Us page. We will go through a list of questions about your condo. Try and have some good quality pictures taken/ready as they are one of the most important selling points for prospective online customers.

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  • Top Contributor Asked on 15th January 2016 in Thailand.

    Generally speaking, Thailand is a pretty safe place to visit, seeing millions of tourists come through each year, mostly without incident. Of course, like anywhere in the world, there is a chance of danger. To avoid dangerous situations try to keep the following in mind:

    • Try to travel with a companion when possible, or at least let someone know if you’re visiting somewhere new
    • Stick to tourist-heavy areas until you get more comfortable with language and navigation. At the same time, tourist-heavy places can have party-goers who want to get in a scuffle, so keep your wits about you
    • When hiring transport try to get an official meter taxi or a van from a recognized transit service (although songtaows and tuk-tuks can be fun for shorter daytime trips)
    • Read up on new areas before visiting so you have an idea of what you’re getting into
    • There are some areas, like Patani in the south near the Malaysian border, that have had trouble with terrorism/extremism in the past

    For most people coming to Thailand for a beach vacation or investment, or to work in a business district, you shouldn’t run into too many problems. Try to learn greetings and some basic phrases in Thai, and smile when you’re feeling it.

    This answer accepted by Eugen Pauls. on 15th January 2016 Earned 0 points.

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  • Top Contributor Asked on 7th January 2016 in Thailand.

    I don’t really know much personally as I’ve not yet needed a lawyer (knock on wood). But I did hear a discussion about Magna Carta Law Office in Pattaya. They seem worth checking out at least, and definitely handle real estate law.

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  • Top Contributor Asked on 7th January 2016 in Legal.

    Short answer:
    Yes, but it may require you to pay duty fees/taxes.

    Long answer (avoiding duty fees/taxes):

    1. You will need to procure a 1 year Thai visa (marriage, retirement, other).
    2. Once you have the visa, you have 6 months to import any “household effects” (furniture, house dressings, electronics & appliances, etc). Generally you only get to bring one of each item, unless you provide proof of change of residence in which case you can import two of each item.
    3. To avoid duty fees, all imported household effects must be used, not new.
    4. A Thai national spouse may import household effects if they lived in that country for at least 1 year.
    5. Be sure to include any and all documentation in the import shipment for Customs to process it correctly.

    This answer accepted by Eugen Pauls. on 7th January 2016 Earned 0 points.

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  • Top Contributor Asked on 7th January 2016 in Legal.

    Good question! 20 years ago this was true, a Thai national married to a foreigner could not own land. In 1999 the Ministry of the Interior passed a regulation reversing this decision.

    Nowadays, a Thai national married to a foreigner can own land, provided they are able to prove the money used to purchase the land is their own, and not from a foreign spouse’s assets. The same applies for condominium units exceeding the foreign ownership quota.

    So basically, yes a Thai national can always own land in Thailand. They just have to be able to prove the money is their own, not their spouse’s.

    This answer accepted by Eugen Pauls. on 7th January 2016 Earned 0 points.

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  • Top Contributor Asked on 17th December 2015 in Deals.

    Hi, good question. For the 1 bedroom condos in Phuket we have to offer, CAMM fees range from 1,000 to 20,000 THB monthly. The CAMM fee is often given as a price per square meter, so it will depend on the floor size of the condo you’re looking at.

    Here are a few 1-bed condos with CAMM fee less than 2,000 THB per month:

    http://www.fazwaz.com/property-sales/Condo/Phuket-Surin-PHD026-PH417-095/
    http://www.fazwaz.com/property-sales/Condo/Phuket-Patong-PHD248-PH342-004/
    http://www.fazwaz.com/property-sales/Condo/Phuket-PhuketTown-PHD050-PH083-049/
    http://www.fazwaz.com/property-sales/Condo/Phuket-Surin-PHD026-PH021-008/

    Let us know if we can assist you in your search!

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  • Top Contributor Asked on 11th December 2015 in Thailand.

    This is the song I was referring to, really makes you think about a different lifesyle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bKwRW0l-Qk

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  • Top Contributor Asked on 11th December 2015 in Phuket.

    You should definitely check out Hughes Krupica. They have a lot of experience with some big developments in Phuket, but are also very well-suited to deal with consumers trying to buy or sell a condo and wondering about all the legal ins and outs.

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  • Top Contributor Asked on 11th December 2015 in Projects.

    That’s a great question! That means there is a furniture package available through the developer for 50,000 Thai Baht. It often includes things like a bed (with pillows & sheets), TV,  kitchen utensils and plates, etc. This isn’t standard across developments, so contact one of our agents if you’d like to find out exactly what comes with the furniture package.

    This answer accepted by Eugen Pauls. on 11th December 2015 Earned 0 points.

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  • Top Contributor Asked on 11th December 2015 in Phuket.

    The taxis generally run about 500 baht from the airport to the center-south part of the island (Patong, Phuket Town, Kathu, etc). Watch out though – if you are catching a taxi at night they sometimes double the fares.

    This answer accepted by Eugen Pauls. on 16th December 2015 Earned 0 points.

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