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    Buying a Ready Built House

    probably a bad place to post buying a ready built house but oh well

    A 3 bedroom house for 2.4million in the suburbs of Samutprakarn not too far from Bearing BTS.

    The plans. Our house is laid out the same except:

    we dont have any stones in the front,
    the main downstairs is wide open
    the back garden is a concrete hell hole.




    same except:

    the two smaller rooms are filled with junk.
    the main bedroom is mirrored due to mother in law wishes...




    When we first bought it.








    Neighbors have moved in too now. The ones on the left are twats and spray water at the dog making him bark. The ones on the right are building a balcony and stuff but are so bloody slow at it. nothing quite like being woken up at 9am by the sound of hammers.

    Nearly everything is from Ikea. except the kitchen which is from homepro.

    things have changed since the pics, we now have an ugly ass washing machine inside and everything is a little dirtier.





















    I'd like to see what morning looks like
    Don't wanna drink pint after pint
    I wanna wake up without feeling sick
    But I can't cuz I'm a drug-abusing alcoholic

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    Looks like a Preuksa Real Estate house. We bought ours two years ago in Bangyai for 1.1 million . Also 3 bedroomed but with shorter front garden .They go now for 1.8 million so not a bad investment.

    Here is their website. Your development might be on it .

    Pruksa Real Estate Plc

    Been happy enough in ours so far so I wish you and the new Ms Armstrong a healthy happy future in your new home.

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    yep that rings a bell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai View Post
    Looks like a Preuksa Real Estate house. We bought ours two years ago in Bangyai for 1.1 million . Also 3 bedroomed but with shorter front garden .They go now for 1.8 million so not a bad investment.

    Here is their website. Your development might be on it .

    Pruksa Real Estate Plc

    Been happy enough in ours so far so I wish you and the new Ms Armstrong a healthy happy future in your new home.

    Your bangyai is near Bang Bua Tong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai View Post
    Looks like a Preuksa Real Estate house. We bought ours two years ago in Bangyai for 1.1 million . Also 3 bedroomed but with shorter front garden .They go now for 1.8 million so not a bad investment.

    Here is their website. Your development might be on it .

    Pruksa Real Estate Plc

    Been happy enough in ours so far so I wish you and the new Ms Armstrong a healthy happy future in your new home.

    Your bangyai is near Bang Bua Tong?
    It is indeed. More Preuksa homes around here than you can shake a stick at.

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    Seems to be a few of us in the immediate vicinity, maybe a bbq is called for.
    I'm sort of behind the tesco on Kachanaphisek in bang bua tong.

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    what is the sound insulation like from adjoining properties? They tend to build party walls with those pretty slim breeze blocks. I like the good size garden at the front, why don't they ever have any at the back? Went to an 18 million baht home recently and even that had nothing to speak of at the rear of the property.

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    ^ If it's in the back, no one can see how wealthy your are.


    Seems comfortable enough Armstrong. Khazi opening onto the kitchen must make for some awkward moments though. 2.4 seems kinda steep, probably get a detached for that or just a little more where I am.

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    No idea how people can live this cramped together. For that price you could have owned a stand alone home with some land. A larger townhouse than that is around 900,000 in Thanyaburi, Pathumthani with stand alone homes start at 1.5 mil. Close to all amenities including Future Park Mall, the motorway and Nakhon Nayok. You guys that think the value goes up, wait until you try to sell and find out NO Thai wants to buy a second hand townhouse. That is a lost investment. I have seen 100's of vacant townhouses that have been for sale for years

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    Quote Originally Posted by liveinlos View Post
    Thanyaburi, Pathumthani with stand alone homes start at 1.5 mil. Close to all amenities including Future Park Mall, the motorway and Nakhon Nayok.
    Would like to see pics of separate house at 1.5 mil. Don't be fooled by the ads on the roadside eg went to look at some advertised at 1.99 only to be told that was at the start of the project and that they were actually 2.5. they were townhouses. I think the areas mentioned were severely flooded last year and I know some trying to get out of areas like Pathumthaini and Rangsit. Went to a house in Jan at Rangsit klong 3 bought the year before for 10 mil, they were trying to get rid of it for 8 due to the floods

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    Quote Originally Posted by liveinlos View Post
    No idea how people can live this cramped together. For that price you could have owned a stand alone home with some land. A larger townhouse than that is around 900,000 in Thanyaburi, Pathumthani with stand alone homes start at 1.5 mil. Close to all amenities including Future Park Mall, the motorway and Nakhon Nayok. You guys that think the value goes up, wait until you try to sell and find out NO Thai wants to buy a second hand townhouse. That is a lost investment. I have seen 100's of vacant townhouses that have been for sale for years
    I believe you're right.

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    [QUOTE=mickey;2301714

    I believe you're right.[/QUOTE]


    Not about Thai's never buying second homes, not as common as other countries but it does happen. My Thai bro in law bought one. As for bring cramped townhouse is not as bad as a condo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liveinlos View Post
    No idea how people can live this cramped together. For that price you could have owned a stand alone home with some land. A larger townhouse than that is around 900,000 in Thanyaburi, Pathumthani with stand alone homes start at 1.5 mil. Close to all amenities including Future Park Mall, the motorway and Nakhon Nayok. You guys that think the value goes up, wait until you try to sell and find out NO Thai wants to buy a second hand townhouse. That is a lost investment. I have seen 100's of vacant townhouses that have been for sale for years
    It's a question of where you want or need to be located. Obviously , the closer to the city centre you go the more expensive things get. Anything near the BTS is also going to be pricey.

    As for resale, sold our first two bedroom house here no problem. Paid 650 for it and sold it for 800,000 four years later , although we had spent 100,000 on it so no big profit but at least it sold fast and we didn't lose.

    Thais are not quite as stupid as some would have us believe. The reason a lot of second hand homes don't sell is because they are in such a poor state of maintenance and decoration. That plus a lot of owners make ' improvements ' that are so unsightly that no one in their right mind would by them. Also, some sellers don't bother checking out local prices and try to sell something at a ridiculous price when a buyer could get something new for the same money in the same area.

    If you maintain your property well , decorate it attractively inside and out and sell at a sensible price for the area then resale should not be impossible. Another thing you can do is look after your immediate environment. WHere we used to live, I used to pick up all the rubbish in the park outside myself and look after the plants. Even painted the fence there a couple of times. Never spent more than 10 - 15 minutes on it at a time but it kept it presentable and encouraged like minded neighbours to do there bit.

    Finaly....as for living cramped together, most of the occupants are out at work all day so don't see them much except on weekends. But even so, a lot of people live in condominiums etc and living sandwiched together doesn't bother them much . They even pay a lot for the privalage !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    Seems to be a few of us in the immediate vicinity, maybe a bbq is called for.
    I'm sort of behind the tesco on Kachanaphisek in bang bua tong.
    I know the big Tesco on the Kanchanaphisek ring road, about 8 k south of Bangyai. Is that the one you mean ? Thats not Bang Bua Tong though ??

    In any event, sounds like a good idea for the new year .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai View Post
    Thais are not quite as stupid as some would have us believe. The reason a lot of second hand homes don't sell is because they are in such a poor state of maintenance and decoration. That plus a lot of owners make ' improvements ' that are so unsightly that no one in their right mind would by them. Also, some sellers don't bother checking out local prices and try to sell something at a ridiculous price when a buyer could get something new for the same money in the same area.
    Thais can be a bit daft when it comes to selling price as you say. At our condo block a bloke has been trying to sell one for 2 mil for the last 6 years, despite others selling at 1.5. Some don't seem to understand that a property is only worth what another is prepared to pay for it. You can sell if it's value for money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99 View Post
    Seems to be a few of us in the immediate vicinity, maybe a bbq is called for.
    I'm sort of behind the tesco on Kachanaphisek in bang bua tong.
    I know the big Tesco on the Kanchanaphisek ring road, about 8 k south of Bangyai. Is that the one you mean ? Thats not Bang Bua Tong though ??

    In any event, sounds like a good idea for the new year .

    I don't know where I live, I only know how to get there, and from there to the beer shop.
    Bang Kruai apparently.
    Just redoing my garden, I post an invite when it's done.

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    It does seem a bit expensive for a terrace (row) house, so that depends on the price of the land (which seems very small in size)

    you have to put up with neighbours, who can be anything from charming to a pain, living on your lap

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    You got seen off, mate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xanax
    what is the sound insulation like from adjoining properties?
    I don't hear them at all tbh, unless they are hammering...

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    Quote Originally Posted by armstrong View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by xanax
    what is the sound insulation like from adjoining properties?
    I don't hear them at all tbh, unless they are hammering...
    sounds OK then, enjoy living there mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by xanax View Post

    You can sell if it's value for money.
    Exactly right. Trouble with Thais is that they would sooner leave a place unsold for years until it falls to rack and ruin rather than sell at a realistic price.

    I bet you could sell dog poo to Baitong Boy if the price was right ( he has expressed an interest in the stuff although he's currently got a free supply from his neighbour right now. ))

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    Quote Originally Posted by armstrong View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by xanax
    what is the sound insulation like from adjoining properties?
    I don't hear them at all tbh, unless they are hammering...
    Because they are not made with bricks or blocks. They are made from precast reinforced poured concrete. German technology , very strong and as you say .... can't hear the neighbours at all.




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    that's quite Cute, would fit in me Living room, saying that I lived in a 4mt wide House in BangNa with the Missus when I meet Her,

    She still has it! cant sell it cos there another 500 the same in the Suburb!

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    When the non-stop motorcy shop opens next door and the noodle shop is opened on the other side, what business do you plan to open? Bar?

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