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Old 10-31-2012, 01:46 PM
 
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I visited Koh Samui last year, and absolutely fell in love with the place. It was very peaceful and laid back, and the people were extremely friendly and welcoming. Could someone tell me how difficult it is for an American to purchase property there?
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:48 PM
 
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I visited Koh Samui last year, and absolutely fell in love with the place. It was very peaceful and laid back, and the people were extremely friendly and welcoming. Could someone tell me how difficult it is for an American to purchase property there?
Very easy. Just show up with the 75k or whatever and the place is your's. Check out P() cket too.

You can't own the land in Thailand as a Farang but you can own what's on top of it.
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Old 10-31-2012, 11:30 PM
 
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I would only buy a condo in your name. Always avoid flimsy titles. I bought a house in CNX with an attorney in 2006. She no longer provides this service, as there have been a number of crackdowns at the land offices. It worked for me (mostly because US prices fell so much while I was there), but there are too many horror stories.

I paid 23,500 for this gem. Property taxes are ZERO! HOA fees were 10 USD per month including water/trash and 24 hour gate guarded security.
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Old 11-01-2012, 10:52 AM
 
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^23,500! WOW!!! I haven't seen anything in that range in all of Koh Samui. I'm looking for a villa near the beach, or with an expansive view, but most importantly, I want amenities....i.e. chef, maid, security, close to restaurants, and about 1,500 square feet.
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:36 PM
 
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:01 PM
 
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chiang mai is quite a bit cheaper than samui
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:08 PM
 
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yes, it is. And after you get sick of being around Europeans on two week beach drinking binges, you will realize that CNX is not just a resort city, but a real city that is the agricultural and transportation hub of Northern Thailand. If you don't believe me, ask one of the 40,000 university ladies.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:38 PM
 
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Good information.
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Old 02-18-2017, 11:40 PM
 
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yes, it is. And after you get sick of being around Europeans on two week beach drinking binges, you will realize that CNX is not just a resort city, but a real city that is the agricultural and transportation hub of Northern Thailand. If you don't believe me, ask one of the 40,000 university ladies.
Interesting! How about Phuket? Is that basically the same as Ko Samui, or just slightly better? I mean, for local amenities, more infrastructure, more to do, etc.?

I see the population of Phuket is 386,605; whereas Ko Samui is only around 60,000.

I've also heard that Phuket is quite a bit more expensive as well though.
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Old 02-19-2017, 11:24 AM
 
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Interesting! How about Phuket? Is that basically the same as Ko Samui, or just slightly better? I mean, for local amenities, more infrastructure, more to do, etc.?

I see the population of Phuket is 386,605; whereas Ko Samui is only around 60,000.

I've also heard that Phuket is quite a bit more expensive as well though.
The population of Phuket is closer to 600.000 if you include all the tourists and illegals (mainly Burmese).
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