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Property For Sale in Pattaya: 5 Interesting New Projects & Launches


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Pattaya is the second most popular tourist destination in Thailand after Bangkok, attracting travelers and investors in vast numbers.

The market was initially dominated by Westerners, and later saw a big influx of Russians. Chinese buyers are predicted to increase in numbers. By having the reputation of being Asia’s biggest beach resort, Pattaya will continue to be popular among property buyers.

Increasingly more people buy off-plan properties, but established property is still a preferred choice for some buyers. Below you’ll find interesting new property projects and launches in Pattaya, including villas, bungalows, and condos.

Viewing the projects and surrounding areas in Street View (Desktop Version)

To check the projects and surrounding areas in Google Maps Street View, simply zoom in the area of the marker and pull the orange colored Pegman to the marker, or nearby areas. You can track the marker/project in Street View as well.

To go back to Google Maps, press the arrow in the top left corner.

Latest Update: 2018-09-27

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Renting Out Property on Airbnb in Thailand: The Definitive Guide


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If you own a property in Thailand, or plan to buy one, Airbnb can be a great option to earn additional income. With more than 35 million arrivals in 2017, Thailand was among the top ten visited countries, which means that there’s a high demand for short term rentals.

Airbnb provides a perfect solution to the high demand, something that Thai hotels have (negatively) experienced. In 2017, there were around 40,000 Thai properties listed on Airbnb.

However, before you take the step and start renting out your property on Airbnb, you should know that there are some legal limitations to it as well. In this article, I explain everything you need to know when renting out property on Airbnb in Thailand.

Is Airbnb illegal in Thailand?

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The 6 Best Places to Buy Real Estate in Thailand: A Foreigner’s Guide


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Thailand is one of the most popular countries when foreigners and expats look for overseas properties in Asia. With millions of tourist arrivals a year, it’s also one of my top choices.

Thailand has a number of choices to choose between, with everything from Chiang Mai, a cultural center listed as a UNESCO heritage, to the bustling nightlife in Bangkok, and white beaches in Phuket.

In this article, I list the 6 best places to buy real estate in Thailand.

1. Bangkok


Bangkok is one of the most developed cities and the commercial center in Thailand, making it a top destination for foreign property buyers. Statistics show that around 3 million foreigners live in Thailand, where the biggest part stays in Bangkok.

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Top Property Management Companies in Thailand: A Complete Guide


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You’ve finally bought that property in Thailand, but realize that you won’t be able to maintain it. You simply don’t have the time or live in another country.

Don’t worry. You have a number of property management companies that can do the job for you.

In this article, I present some of the biggest and most popular property management companies in:

  • Bangkok
  • Phuket
  • Pattaya
  • Koh Samui


Below I’ve listed property management companies located in Bangkok.


CBRE Group, Inc. is a global property management companya based in the US. The head office of the company is located in Los Angeles and it’s the biggest publicly traded commercial property management company in the world. CBRE has more than 70,000 employees and 400 offices in different cities, which speak for itself.

CBRE (Thailand) Co., Ltd. established in 1998 when they opened their first Bangkok office, being the first international property management company to operate in Thailand.

Since then, they’ve managed to expand to Phuket and currently have around 800 employees in both cities. So who’s running CBRE Thailand?

Aliwassa Pathnadabutr has worked as the managing director since 2005. She’s a graduate from the Kent State University, and has worked with some of the leading Thai real estate developers in the past two decades.

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Top Conveyancing Lawyers in Thailand: A Complete Guide


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Thailand is one of the most popular countries for overseas property buyers who want to have an income generator, a retreat to spend a couple of months a year or they’ve simply decided to settle down.

Even if Thailand offers a great quality of life and has attracted a huge amount of foreigners over the decades, it’s still developing and things are not as straightforward compared to developed countries. Therefore, a wise choice is to hire a property lawyer, before you transfer those hundreds of thousands, or even millions of dollars.

But it’s not that easy to find summarized information about local property lawyers. Therefore, I’ve written this article where I list some of the biggest and most reputable firms in Thailand.

Introductory remark

The firms are listed in a random order.


Below I’ve listed property solicitors with offices in Bangkok.

1. Chaninat & Leeds

Chaninat & Leeds is an international law firm based in Bangkok and was founded by American and Thai attorneys in 1997.

The team includes both Thai, British and American attorneys with a complete knowledge of Thailand’s legal system and real estate laws. The law firm specializes in offering services to foreigners and managed by the American attorney, Joe Leeds.

Joe leads the team of more than 10 multilingual attorneys. He’s been working as a foreign law consultant in Thailand for more than two decades and specializes in real estate and intellectual property law.

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Top Real Estate Agencies in Pattaya: A Complete Guide


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Pattaya is one of the most popular cities in Thailand and attracts a huge number Westerners and Chinese holiday spenders and retirees. Some people also decide to just move here and settling down with their families.

You’ll be able to find many real estate agencies here, opened and run by foreigners. Often, they have decent on the ground experience and of doing business locally.
In this article, I explain about more about some of the biggest and most reputable real estate agencies in Pattaya.

Introductory remark

a. While there are a number of large, multinational brands that sell properties in different cities in Thailand, I will mainly focus on companies who have Pattaya as their primary location of doing business. Some companies that sell properties around Thailand and that I’ve already written about in my article about real estate agencies in Bangkok are, for example:

  • Colliers International
  • CBRE
  • Knight Frank
  • JLL

b. The agencies are listed in a random order.

1. Alan Bolton Property Consultants

Alan Bolton has resided in Pattaya since 1987, working with real estate in Pattaya and surrounding areas. He is the founder and managing director of the company. With more than 3 decades of experience on the ground, Alan Bolton Property Consultants is one of the most popular real estate agencies in Pattaya.

They currently have around 7500 objects up for listing on their website.

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Buying a Pattaya Condo: The Market and Prices Explained


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Pattaya is one of the biggest cities in Thailand and has attracted a great amount of foreign buyers over the years.

With property prices that are cheaper compared to Bangkok and with direct access to the beach, it’s not strange why many decide to invest here.

The city is the second most popular for foreign visitors after Bangkok and has become one of the favorite spots for retirees and young investors who struggle with expensive property prices at home.

In this article, I explain the different areas and property prices in each area, in Pattaya.

Pattaya’s real estate market

Pattaya has attracted a big portion of Russian investors in the past years, turning it into a meet up point for Russian holiday spenders.

Even if people from Japan, China and Westerners buy property as well, the depreciation of the Russian Ruble has left the property market in a temporary decline.

A combination of an oversupply of mainly low prices condos and Russians who pull out of the market has resulted in 2nd hand condo prices being sold for less compared to newly developed properties.

The fact is:

If you plan to buy a property in a relatively stable market, you need to assure that there’s a strong local market, that is not only relying on foreign buyers.

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