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Old 04-06-2018, 06:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Hal Roach View Post
Some of the very older expats have basically severed all ties with their home country, and haven't been back in decades. De facto stateless. A big mistake, as there is almost no safety net for them here. It is also pretty damn selfish to become a burden on a foreign country that can't afford to give free medical to foreigners. If destitute foreigners keep showing up at the ER, they will likely require insurance, or scrutinize visa applicants more. I trade stocks in the US, so that keeps me pretty well informed. Others, never watch any news whatsoever or vote, either. I think basic fixed monthly expenses would be the big shocker. Comparing those costs is what I do lately, Instead of counting sheep. Someone stated the average adult female is 168 pounds in the US...Holy Toledo..now that would be a massive change.
The US won't allow you to renounce unless you have a second passport already. FYI
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Old 04-06-2018, 09:06 PM
Location: Macao
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Originally Posted by minibrings View Post
Ownership of the condo complex has to be at least 51% Thai owned as well...
1979 Thailand Condominium Act: Foreigners can own condos, but 51% of the building must be Thai-owned. Which, to me, implies you own your own condo, you just have any building that is 51% foreigners who own the condo.

This is kind of interesting, maybe it keeps prices down, as not more than 49% can be foreigners, it means that Thais have to be able to afford to live there too.

I'm sure Hal Roach can comment on that though...since he's been buying there.
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