Buying a condo in Bangkok

A guide to buying an affordable condo in Bangkok

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Are you looking for a nice, affordable condo in Bangkok that you can live or invest in? The good news is that you will surely find one that fits your budget since Bangkok has a wide price range of condos. The price is largely dictated by  the type of condo and where the condo is located. Condos situated at the heart of the city and in wealthy neighbourhoods, such as Sukhumvit, Thong lor, and Sathorn are more expensive than those in further areas, such as Ekkamai, Prakanong, Onnut, Punnawithi, Praram 9, and Huaykwang. However, those latter  condominiums are still very much accessible since most are near Skytrain or subway stations, making it easy for you to go to work or travel around the city without needing to own a car. In this article, we’ll tackle the things you should consider when searching for a condominium that is under two million Baht.

Area you want to live in

Buying a condo in Bangkok that’s under two million Baht is not as hard as you think. Start by limiting your search to these areas: Phra Khanong, Onnut, Bangwa, Ratchadapisek, Ladprao, Suan Luang, Bang Sue, Bang Kapi, Sathorn, and Ratchada.

If you are looking to experience the local life in Bangkok, then you can consider a condo in either Phrakhanong or Onnut. Both areas are not so far from Sukhumvit and Thonglor, which have many international restaurants and luxury malls. However, if living near a big community mall is what you’re looking for, then a condo in Ladprao may be more suitable. But if you want a condo that’s surrounded by big office buildings, such as the Empire building, then Sathorn is the way to go.

Size of the room and readiness for occupancy

You should also factor in  the size of the condo you are looking for and whether it is fully or partially furnished or completely unfurnished.

Facilities, amenities, and other building details

Take time to browse the website of each condo. Check whether the condo has facilities, such as a swimming pool, rooftop deck, balcony outdoor garden, car parking, and an indoor gym. Look into the amenities that are available. Do they have a concierge, CCTV cameras, and 24/7 security services? Is there free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and a water heater?

You should also look for more  photos of the place and details, such as the building date, location map, and the price per square metre. Finally, search for the price chart of the property’s valuation over the years. This will help you determine whether buying the condo is a good investment.

Next step: Conduct an ocular

After you have narrowed down your list of potential condominiums following the above mentioned considerations, it is time to contact the property owner or the real estate manager to gather more details and see  the condos for yourself. Visiting the condos will let you determine how you feel about those places, so you can compare them against one another and decide which condo to purchase.

Expert tip when searching for a condominium that is under two million Baht

When starting your condo hunt, you can either type the term “คอนโดไม่เกิน 2 ล้าน” in a search engine or check out DDproperty.com.

There are over 25,000 properties listed in DDproperty.com, but you can easily narrow down your search by city, type of property, whether the property is for rent or sale, and price range. For example, you can specify that you are looking for a condo with a price range of between 1,800,000 – 2,000,000 Baht. Each property listed is coupled with photos, prices, and other details. With all of that information in DDproperty.com, you will surely find a condominium that fits both your budget and lifestyle in no time.

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