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by johnjar
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: House market in Hua Hin
Replies: 31
Views: 1754

Re: House market in Hua Hin

Yes, I knew that, but still no return on investment until the house sells at a profit above cost to maintain. Theoretically if i sold the house for 3million ( 1 million less than i paid) i am up 500 000bht, then take off maintenance and monthly fees, probably come out square So therefore ( as selli...
by johnjar
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: House market in Hua Hin
Replies: 31
Views: 1754

Re: House market in Hua Hin

in the early 80's when I first came to Thailand the fx rate usd/thb was 22, and again in 1997 the Asian market crash it went to nearly usd/thb was 50, Actually, the Thai Baht was pegged at 25 Baht to the US Dollar from the early 80,s up until it was floated on 2nd July 1997. It reached a low of 56 ...
by johnjar
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: The Beach Bar
Topic: Weather in Hua Hin & Thailand
Replies: 2634
Views: 220889

Re: Weather in Hua Hin & Thailand

Looking at wx forecast its 70 to 100% precipitation everyday all day until it eases off on Thursday.


https://weather.com/en-GB/weather/today/l/THXX0006:1:TH
by johnjar
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: House market in Hua Hin
Replies: 31
Views: 1754

Re: House market in Hua Hin

I dont know where you are moving from but I would say the exchange rates are not favourable at the moment if you have to transfer money from the EU or UK in order to buy. Was just looking at those. Definitely not good for US either. The currency markets go up and down like a yo-yo I remember in the...
by johnjar
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: House market in Hua Hin
Replies: 31
Views: 1754

Re: House market in Hua Hin

Yes some very sound advice on this thread. I’m living in Thailand 14 yrs and have decided to relocate to HH and will rent until I can find a suitable house to live in. Just the 2 of us and no investment interest as we live here year round. I’ll be looking to spend 5mill so I’m hoping I can find som...
by johnjar
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: House market in Hua Hin
Replies: 31
Views: 1754

Re: House market in Hua Hin

It's straightforward. If he didn't buy but spent 25,000 Baht per month renting after 5 years he has spent 1,500,000 on rent. Yes, I knew that, but still no return on investment until the house sells at a profit above cost to maintain. No one has mentioned any return on investment, just the opposite...
by johnjar
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: New drivers must take longer theory training
Replies: 17
Views: 3549

Re: How can Thailand curb its appalling road fatality rate?

"Beginning today, candidates applying for driving license will need to attend longer driver theory test to make sure qualified drivers know how to drive safely" Well at least its a start isn't it a long journey always starts with the first step. http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/stricter-driver-theor...
by johnjar
Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: House market in Hua Hin
Replies: 31
Views: 1754

Re: House market in Hua Hin

Again, some are grossly overpriced, some are selling at a reasonable price. The houses near me are on sale at double their sensible market value. You have to look around and decide what is a fair price before parting with any cash. The house market is the same the world over, its all about location...
by johnjar
Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Property & Real Estate
Topic: House market in Hua Hin
Replies: 31
Views: 1754

Re: House market in Hua Hin

Circumstances are unique to each individual, you buy a home because you want a home, the same as myself, and then when we fall off the the perch, we pass our home on to our loved one's, never mind the investment b####cks :)
by johnjar
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Snakes in the house and garden
Replies: 325
Views: 37708

Re: Snakes in the house and garden

He has a good website about snakes in Thailand which look very informative. https://www.thailandsnakes.com/thailand-snake-notes/how-common-are-snakes-in-thailand/ Yes his utube channel and website is great, especially his relaxed way of explaining about snakes, wild life, and about Thailand in gene...
by johnjar
Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Tax Residency (bank requirements)
Replies: 20
Views: 843

Re: Tax Residency

This is quite correct,I went to Singapore and tried to open an account with Standard Chartered,I was rejected as I did not live or work there. I am exploring further possibilities as I can foresee a future Labour Government bringing in exchange controls.( they are already planning for it) Has anybo...
by johnjar
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Tax Residency (bank requirements)
Replies: 20
Views: 843

Re: Tax Residency

JohnD Your spot on "This is based in escalating international agreements for such, to combat tax evasion"

My bank explained this to me when I called them about this [CRS/ TIN Form] that all the major banks are tightening up the world wide regulations.
by johnjar
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Snakes in the house and garden
Replies: 325
Views: 37708

Re: Snakes in the house and garden

This guy has some very good advice regarding snake bites and first aid needed immediately after the bite.There is a different first aid treatment btwn a Cobra and Pit Viper.Well worth watching He has a good website about snakes in Thailand which look very informative. https://www.thailandsnakes.com...
by johnjar
Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: Tax Residency (bank requirements)
Replies: 20
Views: 843

Re: Tax Residency

All of my bank correspondence goes to my brother. He received a similar request and just binned it on my behalf. However, he told me about it when he received a hastener. I bollocked him for the first action, and asked him to get me replacement form for completion. He contacted the bank, and they s...