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A Rottweiler at the gates to the Garden of Eden…

A Rottweiler at the gates to the Garden of Eden… | Phuket | Scoop.it
Well, not quite. The ‘Rottweiler’ in question is a security guard. And he really is quite fierce – although I’m pretty sure he’s human. No matter how many times I visit this estate near Layan Beach he always demands to see my ID.
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Phuket property: Location, location, location – Part 3

Phuket property: Location, location, location – Part 3 | Phuket | Scoop.it
Today let’s take a closer look at property on the North East Coast of Phuket, Thailand; north of Phuket Town. You will discover why it’s not as popular as the West. Why it is ideal if you enjoy boating.
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Phuket living: Big game hunting in Phuket

Phuket living: Big game hunting in Phuket | Phuket | Scoop.it
Do you know there is big game in Phuket, Thailand? It’s true. You can find wild boar, deer and even ostrich – if you know where to look. I am not making this up. In fact, I know a couple of places you can find it.
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Phuket Boat Lagoon crosses water to add moorings in Krabi, Thailand

Phuket Boat Lagoon crosses water to add moorings in Krabi, Thailand | Phuket | Scoop.it
As Phuket Boat Lagoon continues to be almost always full to capacity, its owners have been looking across the water to Krabi to increase the number of yacht berths that they can offer.
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Phuket culture: In search of Baba-Yaya…

Phuket culture: In search of Baba-Yaya… | Phuket | Scoop.it
I love the local Phuket food. But I never really thought about where it came from until the other day. You see, I read an article by Dr Kosol Tang-Uthai. He’s President of the Thai Peranakan Association, also known as Baba-Nyonya.
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Thai Style villa, Phuket, Thailand

Thai Style villa, Phuket, Thailand | Phuket | Scoop.it
This contemporary Thai style villa is located on a small residential development and in a peaceful and private environment.
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Sri Panwa, Phuket, Thailand

Sri Panwa, Phuket, Thailand | Phuket | Scoop.it
Sri Panwa enjoys an idyllic setting within 40 acres of lush tropical rain-forest, perched high atop Cape Panwa.
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Phuket property: What would you pay for a view?

Phuket property: What would you pay for a view? | Phuket | Scoop.it
Believe it or not - the owner of this property paid 50,000,000 US dollars just for the view...     He could have bought a similar property a few hundred metres away for a third of the price. But, it didn’t have an ocean view.
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Send us your questions on Spain - Telegraph

Send us your questions on Spain - Telegraph | Phuket | Scoop.it
Our experts can help you plan a holiday to Spain in a live webchat on
Wednesday at 1pm. (Planning a trip to #Spain?
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Poo, parquet and a piano…

Poo, parquet and a piano… | Phuket | Scoop.it
...plus your own 30 metres of ocean-front. And don’t worry about the Poo. Because it is the island you can see in the distance... Koh Poo (Crab Island) is a popular spot for snorkelling. There are only a few villas on the ocean-front in Kata.
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Phuket living: What do expats really think about living in Thailand?

Phuket living: What do expats really think about living in Thailand? | Phuket | Scoop.it
You may be surprised to hear that Thailand has been chosen as the best country in the world for expats to live in. In the HSBC Expat Explorer Survey 2011 the Kingdom beat 31 other countries - with 3,385 expats casting their votes.
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Phuket property: Where should you buy? Part 1

Phuket property: Where should you buy?  Part 1 | Phuket | Scoop.it
As the old cliché goes - property is all about location, location, location. So here is your guide to what each area of Phuket, Thailand can offer you.
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Health, wealth and happiness from a house in Phuket, Thailand?

My friend won’t rent an office or buy a house unless he’s checked this.And one of my favourite sportsmen, Sir Geoffrey Boycott, swears it helped cure him of cancer:“People who don’t know anything about it say it is rubbish, but it worked for me –...
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Phuket property: Save 329,420 dollars…

Phuket property: Save 329,420 dollars… | Phuket | Scoop.it
Over two years ago these apartments in Phuket, Thailand were sold for 21,000,000 Baht (US$ 684,935) each. They were bought by a company that was hit hard by the recession. Now the company desperately needs to sell assets to rescue its cash-flow.
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Six Senses Residences Yao Noi, Phuket, Thailand

Six Senses Residences Yao Noi, Phuket, Thailand | Phuket | Scoop.it
Located in scenic Phang Nga Bay and just off the coast of Phuket is Koh Yao Noi - a tropical island retreat surrounded by clear blue waters and soft white sands.
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Thailand Healthcare: Medical tourism in Bangkok and Phuket

Thailand Healthcare: Medical tourism in Bangkok and Phuket | Phuket | Scoop.it
Don’t be surprised if your need for a hip replacement or prostrate surgery lands you on a plane to Thailand.
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Sea view villa – Nai Harn, Phuket, Thailand

Sea view villa – Nai Harn, Phuket, Thailand | Phuket | Scoop.it
This attractive detached villa is located within a short distance of Nai Harn beach on the south west coast of Phuket. Nai Harn is one of Phuket most attractive beaches, and is popular with locals and tourists.
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Fish and chips, deep-fried Mars bars and a pot of gold

Fish and chips, deep-fried Mars bars and a pot of gold | Phuket | Scoop.it
Last week saw the biggest ever jackpot in the Euro Millions draw. The £161,653,000 (US$260,503,809) prize was claimed by Colin and Christine Weir from Scotland. This is a picture of the lucky couple...
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Phuket property: You just can’t get closer to the beach than this

Phuket property: You just can’t get closer to the beach than this | Phuket | Scoop.it
Well that's not quite true. But the point is, if you dream of living on a tropical island like Phuket, you probably want to be as close to the beach as you can.
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A Jumbo birthday surprise

A Jumbo birthday surprise | Phuket | Scoop.it
What I love about my job is that it's not just about selling property.  Often I get the chance to help people do something really special... The other week one of my clients, Steve contacted me from his home in Spain.
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Phuket property: Urgent sale needed...

Phuket property: Urgent sale needed... | Phuket | Scoop.it

The owner of this Phuket villa needs to sell fast. So he is willing to take less than he paid for it.

 

The owner of this villa needs to sell fast.

 

So he is willing to take less than he paid for it.

 

He paid 14,500,000 Baht (US$ 470,474) in 2010.

 

Today he will let it go for 14,200,000 Baht (US$ 460,740).

 

I know that doesn't sound like a huge saving.

 

But when you consider the house next door is on the market for 18,500,000 Baht (US$ 600,182) with a smaller land plot.

 

And the last house the developer sold went for 17,750,000 Baht (US$ 575,760).

 

You could say you are saving at least 3,550,000 Baht (US$ 115,020).

 

So it is a pretty good deal.

 

If you are interested - why not make him an offer?

 

The price includes almost everything - furniture, crockery, bed linen, and TV's.

 

Why does he need to sell?

 

His employers have asked him to relocate and he needs some money to help with the move.

 

Where is it?

 

This villa is in a quiet area - 1km from Layan Beach.

 

The estate is fully managed with 24/7 security.

 

It has mountain views from the upper floor and a large walled garden (636m2) with an 8 x 4m private swimming pool.

 

What is it like?

 

The property is just one year old.

 

It is in top condition and has four en-suite bedrooms on two floors.

 

On the lower floor there is a living room, an open plan kitchen and a dining area.

 

Along with one en-suite bedroom next to the pool and terrace

There are three more en-suite bedrooms on the upper floor all with fitted wardrobes.

 

Each has a balcony with enough space for a table and chairs.

 

There is also parking and a storeroom.

 

I've seen all the papers for the house. Everything appears to be in order.

 

The building is owned freehold.

 

The land is owned with a Thai company.

 

This villa has only been on the market for a few months - with one local agent.

 

The owner only found out he had to move last week.

 

So now he's in a hurry to sell.

 

If you are interested - why not make him an offer?

 

Obviously, the best thing you can do is come and have a look for yourself.

 

If you want to see some photos and a floor plan first – drop me an email and I'll send you everything you need (no obligation).

 

Would you like to hear about more deals like this?

 

Bargain properties that sell so fast they don’t make it onto our website?

 

If so, just reply to me with the word ‘insider’ and you will be the first to hear about them.

 

Best,

 

Rebecca

 

Whether you’re buying for your retirement, a holiday home or as a pure investment – this definitive guide will help you to avoid the most common pitfalls and scams.

 

'The Definitive Guide to buying property in Phuket' - http://blog.phuketoceanvillas.com/the-definitive-guide-to-buying-property-in-phuket-pr/

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Phuket property: I want to ride my bicycle…

Phuket property: I want to ride my bicycle… | Phuket | Scoop.it
...but in Phuket I think you need your head examined if you are thinking about taking to the roads on 2 wheels. Not so here. These villas are just 200 metres from Nai Harn Lake.
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Phuket property: Location, location, location – Part 2

Phuket property: Location, location, location – Part 2 | Phuket | Scoop.it
During the six years that I’ve lived in Phuket, Thailand I have visited just about every property development on the island and got to know all the towns - including the back streets.
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Phuket property: Do you fancy a bit of action?

Phuket property: Do you fancy a bit of action? | Phuket | Scoop.it
It is no accident that Patong is the most popular destination in Phuket, Thailand. The town has almost everything you could possibly want. And a few things you probably don't! Shopping. Restaurants. A great beach.
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