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    Buying land - How much to pay?

    hi guy's..anyone no how much i should expect to pay for land for a new house.
    thinking up in nakon sawan,nothing major just enough for a house.
    my wife thinks the best thing is to have a look about ourself's if we see anything she will go ask before they see me...you no falang price pay more.
    she is going to get her family to scout about as well..

    also what size would be enough for a 3 bedroom house...

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    Don't let the family get involved or it will all be done their way, to their speck and convenient for them and their needs - even if you think otherwise. Your g/friend will knowingly or unknowingly help them do this.

    Its in all their interests when you finally bugger off, willing or not.

    ...look mummy theres the fulung built house.

    Oh and as for the price? it will be what ever they think you can afford to pay. What ever people on here tell you won't matter.


    Welcome to the party. Keep the family out till you've good a good hand on all of this.
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    i paid 140,000 bht for approx 1/2 a rai ,built a bungalow /big/ klong pia /pak chong/ 2yrs back .hope this helps to give you some ideal .....

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    hey brian,
    think,that a size from 2 ngarn (800qm) to 1 rai (1600 qm) will big enough.

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    A lot depends on the land- is it well watered, does it have access to permanent water? Roads and Utilities?

    In cities and large towns, the usual things apply- access to good roads & the local urban centre, good area or not. The price can vary enormously, like the West.

    There are just too many variables to give you a straight answer.

    Quote Originally Posted by brian3673
    also what size would be enough for a 3 bedroom house...
    Half a rai would be enough, and you'd have a garden, albeit not real big. One third of a rai contains many a three bedder too, but seems too cramped to me. Two thirds of a rai you've got breathing space.
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    Make sure you get a 30 year lease in your name.

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    I built on 2/3 rai. House 200 sq meters. Plenty of space for garden but not so big it's much work.

    Prices vary greatly depending upon location, accessibility, availability of water, electric and telephone services. I paid 165,000 baht.

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    thank's for the reply's i was thinking up to 1 rai..good info about the 30 year lease,,never thought about that.
    we are going to get the land now and try and plan what we want,and who will do the work.
    we have a house in pattaya allready,,so we don't need to worry about staying in rented house's.
    i am going to put my son's name on the house ownership as well,,anyone no what age you have to be to do this..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smug Farang Bore View Post
    Don't let the family get involved or it will all be done their way, to their speck and convenient for them and their needs - even if you think otherwise. Your g/friend will knowingly or unknowingly help them do this.

    Its in all their interests when you finally bugger off, willing or not.

    ...look mummy theres the fulung built house.

    Oh and as for the price? it will be what ever they think you can afford to pay. What ever people on here tell you won't matter.


    Welcome to the party. Keep the family out till you've good a good hand on all of this.
    yep!
    i would agree with this
    you don't come into the equation at all.
    thai "face" and family will normally interfere with what you are trying to do.
    no matter how loyal your thai your wife is, her first loyalty and duty is towards her family and her culture.
    it's not neccesarily her fault, and she may even really love you, and no matter how much it may hurt her (or not!), her family will come first, so avoid at all costs purchasing land from friends or family and if you ABSOLUTELY HAVE to settle in thailand, make sure that you do not buy land in an area that can accessed by the family without them having to drive for an hour or two to get to you.
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    thank's for the reply's
    i no all about the family thing and how they come first have seen and read about it,,my wife only has a sister,papa die in army & mama left when they were small.
    i made a small house for her sister in febuary as we where getting married..
    but you are right i don't fancy staying close to them.

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    Good mate, thought I was gunna get a slaggin for giving it to you straight. Have a green.

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    When land is being sold, there's usually a kick back from the seller to the introducer. I don't mean to cast dispersion on your wife, but she may get a kick back. If you get me drift ? I always say "never trust the one that stands to gain the most".
    Death is natures way of telling you to slow down.

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    no mate,allway's good to get advice in the los.
    anthing am not shure about all ask,,cheer's

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    I bought 1 1/2 rai in my wifes village on the main road for 100 000 baht ...Chaiyaphum

    Out in the fields tends to be 50 000 or less per rai...chaiyaphum/khon kaen

    I was looking at land on the main roads outside khon kaen that could be used for business all 1.2 million baht ....i maybe looked at 10 places and my wife talked on the phone ...the landowner did not know I was there

    Special places for business or recreation can be more expensive. I have seen people paying more than 1,000,000 baht per rai with no land title on a lake.

    I will pay 2,000,000 baht on a river in a thai tourist area with chanote for 1.5 rai.

    The problem with the families is that they think they have won the lottery when their daughter gets married to a farang and they spend like that ....as we all would if we won the lotto. I think you should listen to all the family and get them to scout for you.... they will want stuff and try to push you into doing or buying things they want..... but by listening to them you will understand them ....just learn how to say no politely ......a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pickel View Post
    Make sure you get a 30 year lease in your name.

    So a farang you can lease land but not own it?

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    Pretty much.

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    Or be a man and put the land and house in the wife's name. Think of it as a gift to the woman you love. If she wants you out all she has to do is tell you.

    It's only a Thai house on Thai land.

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    Do not buy the land.
    Get a lone from the bank in her name and get her to give you a 30 years lease on the land.
    You then service the loan.
    If you have to fuck off then she gets stuck with the loan and you walk away.
    BTW. You can legally own the house.
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    Kind of like forcing them to live with you.

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    Better still.
    You can sell the lease at half the land value, and sell the house at half the house value and get all your money back and still leave her with the loan.
    Get a yellow tambien bahn from the amphur office though.
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    I have a yellow Tambien Baan and 30 years lease. No loan on the house. Legally, I am as "covered" as a foreigner can be in Thailand. Should have no trouble with court judgment to get compensation. Collecting is quite another matter. Selling the lease sounds a good idea but not going to happen in the village I live in. Anyone who could afford to buy it would be building a new house in the GF's name.

    If in the event a wife/GF wants you out not likely you'll want to stay anyway no matter what your legal rights may be. Best to never reach a point in the relationship where this happens. If you do you can simply walk away. You'll be angry but if wise haven't invested everything you have in the "dream" house.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    All agreed.
    But do what you can.
    DON'T build in your GFs village.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the dogcatcher
    DON'T build in your GFs village.
    Good advice as a general rule. Depends a lot on the behavior of the GF's immediate family and the villagers as well. Best advice from me, give the relationship a couple of years so you can observe the behavior of all including the GF before you rush off to spend a lot of dosh on a house. Red lights and sirens should be going off in your head if the GF is constantly pushing to buy land, build house, buy car and the like a week after you meet her.

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    Lots of doom and gloom G/F wives, families etc, but it is not always bound for failure. Sometimes you get a good honest wife and a set of in-laws that are more than helpful. Maybe I am just lucky. Jim

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    ^ It is possible Jim.

    I've been with my missus for 8 years, and she has never been anything other than 100% good with money. Recently, she wanted to buy a car, I did not (I don't really think we need one and driving in Bkk is horrible). I said that the only way I'd buy her a car is if she paid (), I was kinda joking, just wanted her to kick the idea to the kerb, but she put down 200k (she's not rich) for the finance deposit cause she wanted a car; in my name with me as the sole owner... & she is starting to drive well and is very good about it. I've probably got just about enough dough to buy her a car in a couple of months time cause we now have become addicted and accustomed to driving... She's completely trustworthy and generous with money, as is her father...

    Thais are different to us, but when they trust you and care about you they can be very good partners (still insane, goes without saying...)

    Re, land prices. The missus has some land in Nakhon Hayok which is okay land, but not close to the road, so it's worth about 70k per Rai. She also has another little plot which is close to the road and worth about 350k per rai.

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