House Buying Information

1.What do You Want?

Suggestions for finding your ideal home.

Frequently Asked Questions

Detailed below are the most commonly asked questions we have received to date. If you cannot find an answer to your particular question, please feel free to Contact Us us
Can I Own a Condominium in Thailand? | Can I Own a House and Land in Thailand?| What is a Tor Tor Sam?

2.Beginning the Search

Searching for the right agent and home.

3.Inspecting Properties

What to do and look for when inspecting prospective properties.

4.Negotiating a Deal

Negotiating effectively on your ideal home.

5.Making the Deal

Contracts, title transfers, lawyers and etc.

6.Moving In

Tips to help simplify the moving process.

Selling Your House

1.Appointing An Agent

Factors to consider when appointing a Real Estate Agent.

2.Determining Your Price

How to calculate the value of your property.

3.Preparing your house

Price Preparing your house for inspections.

4.Making The Sale

Finalising the sale.

5.Moving Out

Tips to help simplify the moving process.

Renting a Property

1.Determine What You Want

Factors to consider when looking for rental accommodation.

2.Searching for a Rental Property

Looking for the right rental property for you.

3.Signing a Lease

Signing the lease.

4.Problems with Rentals

Areas where problems may arise.

5.Moving Out

When it is time to leave.

Building a Home

Building a Home Ignoring for the moment the legal issues relating to a foreigner purchasing land, (which is covered in our FAQ's) buying a house that is already completed is certainly much simpler than buying land and building a house yourself.

Renovating Your Property

Renovating has increased in popularity over the last decade, particularly with more foreigners buying Thai-style houses and wanting to Westernise them, and the increased availability of Western materials and fittings. In many cases owners are now spending more on the renovations than on the purchase of the property. Bearing this in mind, it is important to get it right.

Investing in Property

1.Reasons for Investing

Why people invest in property.

2.Planning to Invest

Some simple rules for investing in property.

3.Landlord's Responsibilities

A Landlord's duty of care and responsibilities.

4.Problems with Tenants

Some common problems with tenants - a guide for landlords.

Commercial Businesses

1.Buying an Existing Business

Advantages and disadvantages of buying an existing business.

2.Making a Business Work

Creating a realistic Business Plan.

3.Selling Your Business

Selling your business as a going concern.

4.Complete Business Checklist

Step-by-step processes for buying or selling a business.

Insurance Needs

In the process of buying and selling real estate, you should consider insurance as one of your priorities. Insurance is required for a variety of reasons and purposes such as:
Building Insurance, | Contents Insurance, | Burglary Insurance, | Moving Insurance.

Living in Thailand

East Coast Real Estate can provide you with a standard or completely tailor-made orientation program for the Eastern Seaboard and life in general in Thailand. Our English and Thai speaking staff can guide you through the dos and don'ts, the why's and wherefore's and the how's and how not to's of living in Thailand. Programs will vary according to your individual needs, but would normally include any and/or all of the following:
International Hospitals, | International Schools, | Lawyers, | Banks,

Moving House

It is understandable that many people put off doing anything about moving house until right at the last minute. However, this seemingly massive task can be simplified with a little careful planning beforehand.

Improve Your Home Security

Burglary is a crime of opportunity. Studies show that most burglaries occur during the day when high fences and shrubs obscure visibility from the street or when the building appears unoccupied. Entry is often gained through forced entry or through an unlocked or open window.

It isn't possible to make your home completely burglar proof but if you think of it from a burglar's perspective, you can quickly determine the vulnerable areas of your home.

Although most estates and condominiums in Thailand have their own security guards, do not rely on them to protect your property - for a variety of reasons. You can take a few inexpensive steps to make your home more secure and less of a target, such as the following:
Physical security features, | Your actions, | Going away, | What not to do.