If you're looking for a house or condominium in Hua Hin and the surronding area you cannot go wrong when you buy a property there. The price of the land has increased every year for the past five years.
Hua Hin is famous for its natural charm of beaches and mountains. Hua Hin is a major attraction and is one of Thailand 's most popular seaside resorts for foreign visitors. Hua Hin also boasts the oldest and still actively used provincial residence of Their Majesties the King and Queen.
Hua Hin is unlike any other beach resort in Thailand . If you enjoy walks through the quiet winding streets of a friendly coastal town sampling delicious seafood in the many restaurants overlooking the brightly lit fishing boats on the Gulf of Thailand, Enjoy Golf, sports, shopping, fine restaurants, relaxing cafes Local night markets and modern shops selling a wide range of bargain goods. Or enjoy the nearby National Park, Elephant rides, best of all enjoy the quiet relaxation. You can travel around by tuk-tuk or by Samlor (Bicycle Rickshaw) which is great fun though most areas of the town can be reached by easy walking. You will find the Night Market and other markets plus lots of fascinating small shops. There are many shops in the area close to the fishing piers that offer some amazing items, many people find interesting items for home decoration. You will find shopkeepers helpful and pleasant. Hua Hin also offers many modern Pharmacies, International Clinics, Hospitals and International schools. The life style in Hua Hin is very laid-back.
Hua Hin can be accessed easily by road in about two and half hours. An upgrade to existing highways is planned. The highway upgrade project will include a bridge above the see. Once the highway upgrade project is finished the travel time between Bangkok and Hua Hin will drop to well below two hours. Hua Hin can also be accessed by air thanks to the recently opened airport.
Hua Hin is well planned with good infrastructure like roads, water and severage in place. All districts of Prachuab Khirikhan are clean and picturesque.
Until recently property in Hua Hin was purchased mainly by Thais. Now there is a great demand for Thai property from foreigners who are buying for a variety of reasons. Lately there was a sharp increase in the number of people deciding to retire in Hua Hin area. This group of buyers made that the Hua Hin property market is booming.
Many of the people retiring in Thailand have worked in Asia for many years and Thailand is probably the most attractive country to choose to retire in. Part of that is a reflection of the living cost in Europe, the States and Australia, and part of that is because for someone who has spent 20-25 years overseas, Asia is as much their home as their original birthplace.
The Immigration Department offers retirement visas for foreigners over 50 years old. The retirement visa prohibits employment but allows you to live in Thailand.
Some people choose Thailand as a regional base to keep their people working all around Asia. Some keep their families here because here are good schools, good health care and Thailand is seen as a friendly country.
Many Europeans who previously retired in Spain or Portugal to escape the cold and dreary winters of northern Europe are finding that the cost of living in these two countries has increased significantly and are seeing Thailand as an alternative retirement destination because a lot of infrastructure such as health care, supermarkets and English-language TV, is more developed.
Buying a new home or property is a large investment. You should choose a reputable Real Estate Agent to assist you with the property purchase. Below are listed useful websites, which might be helpful with your property hunt in Thailand.
Bank of Thailand: 02-283-5353 www.bot.or.th
Government Housing Bank: 02-246-0303, www.ghbhomecenter.com
The Lands Department: 02-222-6131-40, www.dol.go.th
The National Housing Authority: 02-377-2010-22, www.nhanet.or.th
The Legal Execution Department: 02-433-6001-5, 433-6007-9, 881-4999, www.led.go.th
The Consumer Protection Board: 02-282-4579, www.ocpb.go.th
Real Estate Information Centre: 02-202-1760-1, www.reic.or.th
The Thai Real Estate Association: 02-229-3188-90, www.thairealestate.org
The Housing Business Association: 02-440-1274-6, www.housingbiz.org
The Thai Condominium Association: 02-260-3592-9
The Real Estate Broker Association: 02-986-5388-9, www.reba.or.th
The Association of Siamese Architects: 02-319-4124, 02-319-6555, 02-719-6292-4, www.asa.or.th
The Thai Contractors' Association: 02-255-3991-2, www.tca.or.th
The Thai Valuers' Association: 02-260-3880-1, www.tva.or.th
Agency for Real Estate Affairs Co: 02-295-2294, www.area.co.th
PropertyLines Co: 02-941-0152-71, www.propertylines.co.th