The eastern seaside resort of Pattaya is now home to a sizable community of expats. A warm climate, the fabulous attractions of this part of the Gulf of Thailand, wonderful nightlife and a choice of dining options from all corners of the planet are among reasons many of the foreign residents settle here.
Local real-estate developers have recognised that when people move to a new home they want to own their own property. Despite the fact that foreign buyers can only own 49 per cent of the available units in any condominium construction, there are more than enough to go round. Signs advertising condos for sale in Pattya and Jomtien with prices as low as 799,000 Baht are as common as trees in a jungle.
The cheaper units tend to be farther away from the centre of Pattaya. Higher-floor condos with sea-views are always more expensive. People responding to adverts for new condos should check that construction has started, or is about to start.
Estate agents such as Pattaya Realty Company, Siam Properties and Alan Bolton Property Consultants usually have an extensive property portfolio on their books at any given time. Using an estate agent takes the pain out of searching for a condo and getting caught out on a legal loophole.
Our 1Stop list of Pattaya estate agents is a useful resource for people exploring the possibility of buying a condo in the locality.