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How can Foreigners obtain mortgages in Thailand?

Up until recently it was virtually unheard of for a foreigner to be granted a mortgage to buy a property in Thailand. This and many other property related issues faced by potential foreign buyers are slowly changing, but still there is a long way to go before a foreigner will be able to purchase landRead More


There is no NHS in Thailand, so why run the risk of not having health insurance?

When travelling to a tropical holiday destination such as Pattaya, most tourists consider and acquire travel insurance that cover both sudden illness needing treatment and accidents. However, many expatriates living in Pattaya do not have health insurance or accident cover. In particular those expats of a working age are generally not covered unless their companyRead More


Why isn’t it compulsory to have house insurance in Thailand?

House insurance is not a legal requirement in many countries, including Thailand and UK. (The only legally required types of insurance in the UK are motor insurance and employers’ liability insurance.) In the UK Mortgage lenders generally require building insurance and sometimes life assurance and even critical illness protection to help prevent you from notRead More


Dark Side Condo Developments – Is this the future for Pattaya?

The impressive Chok Chai Development in Siam Country Club With land in Wongamat, Central and South Pattaya, Pratumnak Hill, and Jomtien being developed at an accelerating rate with ever increasing land costs, it could be well worth investing in an off plan condominium project on the ‘Dark Side’ of Pattaya. (For those who aren’t sureRead More


How does a seller benefit from being able to have multiple listings agents?

A seller benefits from being able to have multiple listings agents because an Agent that is affiliated with the Multiple Listings Service is able to market a seller’s home with different companies and brokers around Thailand. They can even list internationally too if your property and location appeals to foreign buyers. So the initial benefitsRead More