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    My New House In Korat

    anyone interested should visit the following site below


    KoratFarang.com - Index

    Stroll down to: HOUSE ,PROPERTY, & LAND

    Then stroll down to: MY NEW NEW HOUSE IN KORAT

    hope you enjoy the photo's

    Cheers

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    Why don't you just upload your pics on our gallery? We would sure love to see them.

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    Hi Jason,

    You need to be a member to view the pics. Can you please post them here as well, would love to see them.

    Cheers

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    I can not post the pics here as It won't let me

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    That is one goddam cheesy hmmm.. house.

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    Hi jason, seen these on Thaicoolhouse, you must be pretty proud of it to paste it on more than one forum.
    I'll be up there in a few months to check my teak, must remember to have a beer.

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    How much did it run you, Jason?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonthai
    Hi I have just finished building my house in Korat ( between Non Thai & Non Sung) the cost was 805,000 including builders cost and another 140,000 for the land ( 300 sq metres) I am at present building the wall around the house & sorting out the garden which should cost me about 150,000 baht so the total cost for the house should be 1.1 million baht. We also have a shop which is starting to take off when we opened the shop was making about 500 baht a day with a 20% mark up so the profit for the day would have been 100 baht or 3100 baht profit for the month, now we are upto 1200 baht a day with a 22% mark up so the profit for the day is now about 260 or 8000 baht profit for the month (not bad increase for in 1 month) anyway here are a few pics of the house
    About a million, like 14 grand Uk, a bargain if i ever saw one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helicopter View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonthai
    Hi I have just finished building my house in Korat ( between Non Thai & Non Sung) the cost was 805,000 including builders cost and another 140,000 for the land ( 300 sq metres) I am at present building the wall around the house & sorting out the garden which should cost me about 150,000 baht so the total cost for the house should be 1.1 million baht. We also have a shop which is starting to take off when we opened the shop was making about 500 baht a day with a 20% mark up so the profit for the day would have been 100 baht or 3100 baht profit for the month, now we are upto 1200 baht a day with a 22% mark up so the profit for the day is now about 260 or 8000 baht profit for the month (not bad increase for in 1 month) anyway here are a few pics of the house
    Jason ain't no accountant, 1200 - 260 = 940 x 27.7 % to get to his SPrice of 1200 Baht TO / day, its gross margin Jason, not profit unless you have no expenses at all.

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    Hi Peterpan you are right, gross margin, then you deduct your expenses which will give you your profit, but I don't have any expenses as such, no staff cost as my GF runs the shop with her family, big sack of ice 30 baht a day which last for 2 days, I used to buy 2 bags of ice a day before we had the shop for the odd drink or 2 so I don't count this as expenses as I would have spent that money anyway, the only cost is the 2 door fridge for the shop which should cost about 20 - 25 baht a day to run but I do not have anymore the electric cooker (use gas now) and I have replaced light bulbs with lower wattage bulbs to counter act the cost of the fridge so we maybe we are talking about 10-15 a day to run which is then money I save on the ice

    SO NO COST I HOPE !

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    Nice house, Can you tell me the name of the kitchen's designer so I can avoid him ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallalai
    Can you tell me the name of the kitchen's designer
    Stroller I believe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wallalai
    Can you tell me the name of the kitchen's designer so I can avoid him ?
    Stevie Wonder, or any Thai?

    Ok, colour is a bit wack but apart from that it looks ok. form over function i reckon.

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    I like your neighbours place. Your yard will probably be overrun with their chickens and dogs before long.

    Why do people pay that kind of money for a block of land right in the middle of some dusty village when they could go 1 or 2 kilometres out side of it and buy something twice the size and surround yourself with trees and peace and quiet?

    That house hardly fits in with it's surroundings does it and being cement should hold the heat nicely all night.
    Fahn Cahn's

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    I just noticed that it is your shop as well so I guess you can't move out of town.

    Not much room for expansion but you might want to be carefull regarding the "no costs at all " comment. With a flash place like that and a Farang owner the locals would see no reason to pay for what they take.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bung
    Why do people pay that kind of money for a block of land right in the middle of some dusty village when they could go 1 or 2 kilometres out side of it and buy something twice the size and surround yourself with trees and peace and quiet?
    I lived that way for 25 years. Nice little house smack dab in the middle of 13,000 square meters of semi-jungle. I got sick of it. Way too much land to take care of and a feeling of isolation that just got spooky after a while.

    I've been living in a cheek-by-jowl moo baan for the last two years and find that I quite like both the ambience and postage-stamp-sized garden that requires only a few minutes a day rather than many hours per week. It's fun to have neighbors that you can actually see and interact with now and then. It's also nice to be able to pop over to the mini-mart for a beer or ice cream and not have to hop into the car to drive in to town.

    BTW Jason. It looks like you got great value for the money (in spite of the kitchen tile). I think you got a house equal to mine for half the price. Nice going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bung
    Your yard will probably be overrun with their chickens
    It's started already....


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    Quote Originally Posted by buad hai View Post
    It's fun to have neighbors that you can actually see and interact with now and then.
    Hmmmmmm will the REAL ( dodging everyone cowardly ) B H please stand up!

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    Jason,

    I think you've got a nice place there and set yourself up in Thailand for minimal cost.

    One or two others could learn something from that - myself included.

    ~W~

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bung View Post
    I like your neighbours place. Your yard will probably be overrun with their chickens and dogs before long.

    Why do people pay that kind of money for a block of land right in the middle of some dusty village when they could go 1 or 2 kilometres out side of it and buy something twice the size and surround yourself with trees and peace and quiet?

    That house hardly fits in with it's surroundings does it and being cement should hold the heat nicely all night.
    I am building a wall at present to stop the chickens & dogs, it's good to have a few chickens roam about the place, it saves you some money on your food bill

    I would noy like to live in a field with no around me, my house would most likely be robbed and I'll be killed, also I like being around people it's nice to see how true thai's live you can learn alot just watching them

    As for the surroundings there are cerment houses aswell as woodern & even tin houses, I would not like to live in one of the delelopment places you see around I see that everyday in England (concreat jungle) as regards to the heat, I have no AC in my house and the house is still cool in the evenings (This was in April) the hottest month of the year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bung View Post
    I just noticed that it is your shop as well so I guess you can't move out of town.

    Not much room for expansion but you might want to be carefull regarding the "no costs at all " comment. With a flash place like that and a Farang owner the locals would see no reason to pay for what they take.

    I have been to this village for over 5 years now, I know alot of them good by now even the local police & goverment officers that live there, I had a German man try to cause a problem for me regarding planning permission, He was told to fuck off by the goverment office and to mind his own business, even had the police ask if I would like to make a problem for the German which I did not want, I sometimes make a party at the local school for the kids which in returns makes me feel good & also I get the respect from the people in the village, could you do that in Pattaya the only thing they respect there is your money.

    I can walk around the village and be invited to peoples houses for food & drink

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