The slow but steady demise of a suburban luxury apartment building

It all looked so nice when you moved in.

September comes and the floodwater in the soi - a soi that never floods according to the sales person - is almost waist-deep. You seriously contemplate buying a boat.

Buying a Bangkok condo: 10 months later

What are the pros and cons of splashing the cash on your own place?

There's a lot to be said for not having to worry about messing up the landlord's sofa, and it's nice to feel like you have a "home" rather than "a nice place to stay" as I had for years before.

The quest to find a condo in Bangkok

How easy is it to buy your own place?

If you plan on being a permanent expat in Bangkok, it makes financial sense to go for buying a place of your own.

What's in a name?

'Everything' say property developers

All around us these days, products and services are branded with care and precision. This is not only done to draw attention, but also to stimulate precise feelings within consumers for whatever product or service is being hawked. It's been proven time and time again that clever branding really does produce positive results in businesses.

An unbeatable investment

Ten reasons to invest in Bangkok real estate

Many people emigrate to other countries looking for opportunity in their lives. They see it as a chance to have a better life than back home. Of course it is an adventure as well and perhaps there is a romantic element linked to their decision, but most expats who become 'permanent' residents of Thailand or Bangkok only do it if their lives are improved in the process.

The changing face of Bangkok

How property developers are playing their part

Like many SE Asian cities, apart from religious monuments such as temples and a few other buildings, there is a virtual free-for-all on development, and very little in the way of protection and preservation. Does this detract from the city in the form of character and beauty? That of course is a matter open to debate.

Wet, wet, wet

Going door to door and staying dry!

We can at least attempt to escape a number of those rainy season downpours by living as close to the BTS and MRT stations as possible, and in fact some of the condominium developers in Bangkok have gone one stage further and actually linked their buildings to a station

Movie madness

Property choices for movie buffs

If you are interested in living on Sukhumvit like many expats, then there are three main cinema complexes, all with multi-screens and English language films showing every day.

Up the junction

Two of Bangkok's nightmare traffic junctions

The most famous junction in Bangkok for expats is Asoke junction, where Sukhumvit road crosses over Asoke road (which confusingly turns back in Ratchada road once Sukhumvit has been crossed). I'm guessing every expat that reads has been caught at this junction at one time or another, in the back of a taxi or driving themselves

The plus points and the downsides

The advantages and disadvantages of different types of Bangkok properties

The best way to choose which type of property is suitable for you is to decide which one is best for your own lifestyle and needs. Whatever type of property you are considering, whether it be an apartment, a condominium a townhouse or a detached house there will be many factors that need consideration.

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