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I found it a very good deal with Joy @ Chiangmai Riverside Condo for 11.000 Baht a month / 3 months. A modern, nice and good quality 46 sqm studio fully equipped. Also kitchen fully equipped. I liked the most the included high speed internet with private router and all True Vision channels. A package worth 3.000 baht. Sadly moving out of CM next month.

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10 hours ago, RichardColeman said:

I know its not the same area, but my wife haggled the owner of our large 2-bedroomed house with small garden in Pattaya down from 12,000 to 9,000 baht a month - seems she was happy with the 25% reduction as the bank have been harassing her to get money back. For reasons that I can now only put down to lack of people renting, I am being offered larger properties for less money now, rather than the other way round. 

That's good to know, Richard. Seems like it might be a renter's market after all 😉

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On 10/14/2019 at 9:26 AM, madmen said:

Yep op is right. I had a look a month ago and DESIRABLE areas off the charts

Where are the so called "desirable areas" ?

CM seems to be quite small without desirable / non desirable areas 

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9 hours ago, rumak said:

You are correct about  most houses having poor floor plans.  Not attractive to our western tastes.  

On the other hand I am someone who can't stand living in a box among other boxes .  I like my small garden and sense of living in my own space.   

Everyone has different opinions .  From my long tenure in the market I agree there are LOTS of rentals available.  Those that post that there are lots of houses for  5000 baht really don't understand WHY they are that cheap.   I won't bother to explain.... just let you know that mine are a bit over 10,000 and are never empty longer than a month.  One recent tenant looked at ours,  then about 20 others before coming back to rent ours .    Well, a short explanation :   the typical Farang renter would like a quiet place ( no dogs, karaoke, crazy neighbors, good floor plan,  clean and comfortable, safe, decent landlord, ETC )

The list can be longer but finding such a place is NOT easy.... hence the many problems farangs encounter after they move into that "great deal".    

I would never sign a 2 year contract as, like in a relationship,  it takes a while to catch the red flags if there are any.  And often there are.   We also would never give a 2 year lease ..... for the same reasons !

BTW:  Stubby,  I know you would like our place but we are on the far opposite side of town towards San Phii Sua.    Very convenient to everything .... but i also like Mae Hia area going out the canal road (if i was to choose another area)    I ride a bike also and that is a good spot to be.     Rumak

 

Thanks, Rumak. My budget is 10K+ so hopefully I can find another Rumak with some nice properties in my neck of the woods 😉 I've got about 14 weeks to get sorted, but the search is on.

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8 hours ago, holy cow cm said:

Could it be the mortgages are higher with the electricity rates and the condo fees so you are paying all of that for them?

I pay government electricity charges, HCCM, and no condo (maintenance) fees. It's been like that the last 5 places.

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1 minute ago, Stubby said:

Thanks, Rumak. My budget is 10K+ so hopefully I can find another Rumak with some nice properties in my neck of the woods 😉 I've got about 14 weeks to get sorted, but the search is on.

Why dont you state what you are looking for and maybe some people can give recommendations ?

   Some hotels give special rates within your budget for longer term stays and room cleaning and bills are included 

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3 minutes ago, sanemax said:

Why dont you state what you are looking for and maybe some people can give recommendations ?

I already have, Sanenax. But I'm so glad I started this topic. I had it totally wrong, and the responses have been super helpful and eye-opening. It looks like I could end up with a smashing little pad withing budget after all. I often stay in a place I like for a few years at a time, so I must have gotten out of touch with reality.

 

I just saw a 1 bed advertised on my FB page for 18,000 THB/Mo, and that's the sort of things I've been seeing. Mind you, I don't know how big that last condo was because I ignored the add. 

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8 hours ago, Bassosa said:

Glad it happened.

 

Made me realise that real estate in this town is all smoke and mirrors and not worth investing in.

I was talking with a friend in one of the outer provinces, describing the real estate market in CM... my hypothetical question - "how do you buy into a market like that" - he answered anyway - "You don't" 

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1 hour ago, Stubby said:

Thanks, Rumak. My budget is 10K+ so hopefully I can find another Rumak with some nice properties in my neck of the woods 😉 I've got about 14 weeks to get sorted, but the search is on.

For 10K, you should get a 35 -46 sqm studio in a good condo. Bigger apartments will be 15 - 20K.

There are some condos in CM that should be avoided, due to water, electrical or noise issues.

Most of the supermarkets in CM will have notice boards where landlords advertise rentals. There's always a couple at Rimping near the Nawarat Bridge.

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1 minute ago, Lacessit said:

For 10K, you should get a 35 -46 sqm studio in a good condo. Bigger apartments will be 15 - 20K.

There are some condos in CM that should be avoided, due to water, electrical or noise issues.

Most of the supermarkets in CM will have notice boards where landlords advertise rentals. There's always a couple at Rimping near the Nawarat Bridge.

Thanks, Lacessit. Yes, that sounds about right. Ideally, I've love 2 bedrooms, but then prices jump up considerably. Where I am, there are 2 bed condos, but the price is more than double for an extra 9 SQM. The actual living area remains the same.

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1 hour ago, Stubby said:

I pay government electricity charges, HCCM, and no condo (maintenance) fees. It's been like that the last 5 places.

Set rate which maybe be a bank lending ratee that covers their mortgage. Why would I rent a condo at a loss? Or to not make gain?

 

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21 hours ago, Stubby said:

I like newness, DogBarker, lots of glass, and elevated views.

The tiny windows and bland interiors of Thai houses don’t cut it for me. They just seem so characterless (on the inside), compared to a modern condo. I sooner have small and beautiful than big and bland, but it’s a personal preference, of course. 


Also, if there’s a problem in a condo, you go to the office and report it. Five minutes later, a bloke’s standing at the door with his box of tools. There are fewer issues with pests crawling all over the joint too.

 

But hey, never say never. If I came across a little two-bed detached that checked enough boxes, I might sign a 2-year contract on the spot. But thus far, I'm not convinced. Nor do I fancy rattling around a big ol house on my own.


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Modern condo living sounds good .. In new units .. I would prefer older ones with thick walls ....But remember  glass means extra heat to cool down and those  thin walls  and floors .. Height is fine to allow living on the smog clouds. Haha. But seriously being our moo baan there is a new one with light modern design houses  and service repairs. Moo banns support for repairs has never been an issue. Ok so I agree with bugs.. But depends on land ...  At least there is rpp. To swing a cat ...Try it out!

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1 hour ago, Dogbarker said:

Modern condo living sounds good .. In new units .. I would prefer older ones with thick walls ....But remember  glass means extra heat to cool down and those  thin walls  and floors .. Height is fine to allow living on the smog clouds. Haha. But seriously being our moo baan there is a new one with light modern design houses  and service repairs. Moo banns support for repairs has never been an issue. Ok so I agree with bugs.. But depends on land ...  At least there is rpp. To swing a cat ...Try it out!

I'm still not convinced about houses, but I have become more open minded than when I first started the topic. I have no idea where I'll end up, but there's certainly more optimism in the air 😉 

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Interesting topic.

Rents have gone down significantly in my view.

I rented a condo for 3,5 years near Nimman - moving out this month.

10k THB monthly. I compared many websites like Perfecthomes etc. - same units now available at 7-8k on average. Talking about new units.

Many decent units (not new) for less, cannot remember good offers like that when I came here.

You move hear in the beginning of next year? I would suggest to wait until June. Go somewhere else first - come here in June when smoky season is over.

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Just saw a non-traditional house interior for rent. Not in my area, but quite a nice modern pad by the looks of it, and BIG curtains. It also has a modern kitchen area and bathroom. It's a strange ad, though, as they don't give the size of the property. Nor do they mention the number of beds, and no pics of the outside. I’m guessing its two-bedroom seeing as it’s a house.

 

At only ฿13,500 / Month, it gives hope as a lot of stuff that shows up on FB ads is 18K+. Perhaps I should start to follow a few more local agents.

 

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