Pattaya has much to offer: as much as any ex-pat could ever want. Pattaya is very close to Bangkok and is a well-known shopping hub for western products. The city is multilingual and offers a myriad of choices in terms of dining and entertainment. There are also several beaches and close proximity to hidden gems such as the Koh Chang, Koh Samet and Koh Lahn islands. Maybe it’s time to look for Pattaya houses for sale.
Before deciding where to stay in Pattaya, if you have made that decision, already, hold on a minute: it is also important to choose where to stay in Pattaya, exactly. It is good to be aware, beforehand, that Pattaya is not perfect. The city is large and it is therefore essential to pick a locale where access to main tourist attractions is not hindered by the problematic traffic congestion. Choose a place that is at just the right distance. You wouldn’t want to be too far away from the main attractions, as mentioned earlier, but you would not want to be too near either as noise can be at unlivable levels and foot traffic is too much. Also, costs of homes or condos can easily skyrocket at the central areas. Before choosing amongst the houses for sale Pattaya, consider location of primary importance.
Purchasing a home in Pattaya can be a challenge in itself. First, avail the services of a licensed real estate agent. He or she can help you find the right place based on your specifications. Suffice to say, their services will be highly invaluable in your search for houses for sale Pattaya. You can also bring along a Thai friend to help you negotiate even further. Of course, there are also some risks involved, even though we are in the land of smiles. To avoid scams and bad deals, you must learn the basics first. First, take note that a foreigner, by Thai law, cannot own a house or a piece of land in Thailand, but can own a condo. Still, there are a few other things to consider. For ownership of a condo, the foreigner must not own more than forty-nine percent of the property. Same as with the ownership of land: a foreigner is not legally allowed to own a controlling share of the land. This can be bypassed fortunately via long-term leases from a Thai company.
With that said, living in Pattaya is very worth it and there are other ways to bypass the ownership limitations mentioned earlier. Ask for tips from your other ex-pat friends or even your Thai friends. The total costs will also be so much cheaper than owning a home in western countries. If you think you have decided, look for some houses for sale Pattaya lists in the internet.