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Some People Paying Mad rents for Small Condos

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I was never a fan of the condo life.  They are often small, cramped and too close to others who can make your life misserable.   I have lived in a condo in Pattaya  for short periods of time, never paying more than 12,000 pm in rent for a 6 month contract. Now, I'm reading a lot of posts on other forums of people paying upwards of 30K for a less that 60 sqm condo. Is it me or is that crazy?  I live in my own house (commany owned)  that is 200 sq m,  and similar houses near me are being rented out for 35K pm, which for a 3 bed house with a private pool is understandable. Why would anyone wish to pay such a  high price for a small condo , outside of Bangkok?  On a related subject, I saw one Jomtien condo, admittedly 3 bed with sea view, on sale for 42 million Baht.  I nearly fell off my chair laughing. 

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A nicely fitted out one bedroom condo is okay.  A studio, even a larger one, would be oppressive for an extended stay.

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1 hour ago, nkped said:

A nicely fitted out one bedroom condo is okay.  A studio, even a larger one, would be oppressive for an extended stay.

I wouldn't like to be self isolating in anything small, let alone a studio. Fast way to madness. 

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Location is important.  I lived in this View Talay 6 studio for 2 years.  It was paradise before the building filled up with the Airbnb crowd, then lost it’s sense of community, hardly anyone was living there when I moved in. Who wants to live in a hotel?  Size was not an issue, who wants to pay a/c for a larger place when you’re living alone (some nights), and I rarely watched TV on the balcony (26th floor, Walking Street side), but I could lie in bed and watch the fireworks over Buddha Hill and see Walking Street from the balcony.  The landlord wants 35,000 for this studio now.  I moved to Bangkok for the next 7 years, Trendy Condo on Sukhumvit Soi 13.  You have to worry about break-ins if you live in a house, it’s an issue if you’ve got expensive gear.

 

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49 minutes ago, RhinoTusk said:

Location is important.  I lived in this View Talay 6 studio for 2 years.  It was paradise before the building filled up with the Airbnb crowd, then lost it’s sense of community, hardly anyone was living there when I moved in. Who wants to live in a hotel?  Size was not an issue, who wants to pay a/c for a larger place when you’re living alone (some nights), and I rarely watched TV on the balcony (26th floor, Walking Street side), but I could lie in bed and watch the fireworks over Buddha Hill and see Walking Street from the balcony.  The landlord wants 35,000 for this studio now.  I moved to Bangkok for the next 7 years, Trendy Condo on Sukhumvit Soi 13.  You have to worry about break-ins if you live in a house, it’s an issue if you’ve got expensive gear.

 

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I have been in my house for 3 years now., bought it new 5 years ago.  I like the large rooms and big ish garden and of course the pool. I feel its my space, with nobody intruding into it, but that's me, anti social  to the end. 

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It really depends what you want..... with a condo you usually get a bigger pool, a gym, your more likely to hangout with your neighbours rather than just pass the time. You can just lock your condo and go explore the country without too many worries

But a house is more people’s idea of a home

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A friend has been renting a 2 storey, 2 bedroom villa at Golden Sea in Soi Buakaow for 2 years. Air con, kitchen, small garden front snd rear courtyard, 2 pools etc for 17k a month probably a better option than a condo for many

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6 hours ago, biggles said:

A friend has been renting a 2 storey, 2 bedroom villa at Golden Sea in Soi Buakaow for 2 years. Air con, kitchen, small garden front snd rear courtyard, 2 pools etc for 17k a month probably a better option than a condo for many

I tried their website and it said forbidden. Sounds like a good deal. Hope they survive this.

Edited by midlifecrisis

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They actually gave a 400 room hotel,  ut only about 12 rooms rented so wanting no customers there. The villas are actually at the back and all  seem to be long term stayers. If it suits you, great location, it might pay you to call into reception and enquire

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50 minutes ago, biggles said:

They actually gave a 400 room hotel,  ut only about 12 rooms rented so wanting no customers there. The villas are actually at the back and all  seem to be long term stayers. If it suits you, great location, it might pay you to call into reception and enquire

I bookmarked the page for later. I am now hoping late 2021 but that depends on the virus and government policies. I appreciate you turning us on to this place. I must have walked past this place many times but did not pay much attention. A comfortable walk to LKM

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On 4/24/2020 at 8:54 AM, nkped said:

A nicely fitted out one bedroom condo is okay.  A studio, even a larger one, would be oppressive for an extended stay.

I bought my Jomtien condo many years ago. It took me a long time to find what I wanted. I hate high rises with dark and narrow hallways and worry  about fires. My building is five stories built in a rectangle and open in the middle with plants. I have a corner unit on the third floor. I also wanted a separate bedroom. It is 60 square meters and very livable with lots of storage and a place for a washing machine. My friends were buying shoe boxes and told me I was paying too much and would never get my money back. I didn't buy it to resell, I bought it to live in. No way could I be happy living in a 26 square meter shoe box. I was living alone at the time and knew I would eventually have a live in. She would want Thai TV and I wanted English TV. That meant that I needed a separate bedroom.

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