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New member- buying house in korat
« on: July 29, 2014, 10:55:33 AM »
Hi everyone, thought i would join my name is dan.
Well, my thai girlfriend has one the battle and we are buying a house in korat, a town i know nothing about other than she went to Uni there!!!!
Looking for general discussion on living there and specificly about buying in a project in korat.
Please... Save all the foreign ownership usuals as she is getting bank finance and buying herself. Pretty sure i'm paying the mortgage but we all know how that goes!!
We are interested in a project called 9tree. Although there is sweet f@@& all in english so all i can see are pictures no idea about all the rest.
So anyway we are going to korat for a week soon to explore and visit a few projects.
We dont want to build our own design because her brother is a builder and we are steering clear of that can of worms. Also i work in Australia and do 29 days on and 9days off so when i say "live" there thats what i mean, we will be married soon after house is complete.
Anyone have experience with "u-sabai" projects?
Anyone know the 9tree project?
Anyone know a casual bar i can escape the house hunt after hours and chat to some local expats?

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Re: New member- buying house in korat
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2014, 02:09:13 PM »
Hi there and welcome!

My Thai wife and I are in the process of buying at the U-Sabai 9 Trees project.

We bought there because of the feel, location and quality of the project.

U-Sabai is an established property company, having completed other developments lower down the road.

Our build will start in Dec 14 with handover in MAY 15...

We just met the designer last week for initial planning moves.

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Re: New member- buying house in korat
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2014, 05:19:05 PM »
Hi Dan, Welcome.  Good luck with the housing. There are a lot of developments around Korat.  Just one point, please be sure to take plenty of local advice regarding flooding.  I notice you are working 29/9 so wonder what industry you are in?  I have just finished a rail contract in Kuala Lumpur. 
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Re: New member- buying house in korat
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2014, 05:43:58 PM »
Hi dan welcome
Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined.

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Re: New member- buying house in korat
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2014, 10:27:49 AM »
Hi Dan and welcome to the forum.

No offense to the advice given here, but I personally do not like Hua Thale.  Tons of traffic and in certain places, flooding.

You might want to keep your options open.  Check out Khok Kruad.

The Best Siraraom

All of these projects are very nice and will give you good value for the money.  The quality of materials they use are the best and a 3 bedroom 3 bathroom 2 story house will run you around 3.4-3.6 million.  Compare that with whatever you're looking at currently.  U-Sabai is over priced IMO.  They are making money from the land not the house.

Location wise Khok Kruad, is superb.  Less than 10 minutes from the mall, Home-Pro, the city, etc, via Mittaprhap highway.  The area is just enough out of the city so that you can get your peace and quiet time and not have to travel far to get to the places in the city.  Not many people know if this area but it is becoming one of the most desired areas in Korat to live due to its location and decent housing projects. 

Siwaree is almost opposite the TOT building on Mittaprhap when you head out of town.  Before that on the same side are two schools, C-Tech and Nakhon Ratchasima College.  if you go behind there, cross the train tracks and make a left (coming from town) you'll see several housing projects.  Google map is outdated otherwise I'd post a marker.

My wife and I are considering buying a second home to rent out in one of these projects.  The Best from Srirarom looks promising.

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Re: New member- buying house in korat
« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2014, 08:42:50 PM »
Hi, Baby Farts, Dan, I agree about your suggestion about the Sirarom Project on Khok Kruat Road, very 3well designed and priced, my wife and I had one built there 3 years ago now but only live there when we visit from Australia.
We built in the first project but they opened up the new estate next door to the original .
Our house consists of two stories, 4 bedroom x 3 bathroom lounge and kitchen, fully fenced, double brick European/Thai Style with full security 2.5million Baht is what we paid 3 years ago but I believe that the prices for the same style house in the new estate have increased by 1 million Thai 3,5 mil now but they are well worth it and constructed on raised ground to alleviate flood problems, our house was not affected when they had the last major floods there,
Hope this information helps.