Insiders guide to Koh Samui
Are you looking for a Koh Samui villa rental or investigating Samui properties?
Regardless of your needs knowing beforehand some of the best of what Koh Samui has to offer along with some local knowledge will ensure your visit to Koh Samui is memorable.
The Koh Samui Property Market
Koh Samui is a little gem, a tropical island that is accessed from the mainland of Thailand by ferry, or directly by plane, to the islands award winning International airport. Its charm is addictive and with its year-on-year growth, both in the property market and in general, Koh Samui continues to be a destination of choice for holidaymakers and investors.
Since Overseas Property Portfolio opened its doors in 2008, the Koh Samui property market has seen many changes. OPP arrived at its peak, which, unbeknown to us, was soon to fall and then the worldwide recession hit. However during these years, Koh Samui saw a flow of savvy buyers for holiday home/investment purposes along with those looking to make the island a permanent home.
Towards the end of 2012, the Koh Samui property market really seemed to pick up and has been steadily driving forward ever since, with old developers returning, along with new one’s arriving, seeing the opportunity the island has to offer.
Building your own villa
Buying a plot of land and building your own villa has become very popular on Koh Samui. It can be financially rewarding however it will depend upon what you want to build and where you want to build.
Options of buying a plot can be either in a managed estate where you will have monthly management fees for the communal areas, or you may choose a standalone plot. Either way, both should be considered and decided upon carefully to suit your purpose.
When building your own villa, make sure you are committed. There’s a lot to consider but with a good builder or construction company on Koh Samui they will be able to talk you through the steps.
Which Koh Samui Property?
Buying a property on Koh Samui is an important decision to make. It is therefore imperative that you consider the options on offer, while thinking about the purpose of your purchase.
The Koh Samui Property market has something for everyone. From a studio, similar to a hotel room, apartments and townhouses with shared pools, up to the small manageable villas and large hillside or beachfront luxury properties with private pools.
It is important to decide how often you will be using the property, whether you want to rent it out on a per night, per month or long term basis for an extras income to pay for the upkeep and ROI.
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