JamesWest wrote:'my friend' rents a three bedroom house for 10,000 baht a month and rents the other rooms to bargirls. 'my friend' happy.
Awu wrote: in this village a house as this goes for 6-7 mill and I pay 25.000 in rent fully furnished with towels, linnen you name it. From this the owner have to pay the gardener 1500 and 2500 to the projekt for communal maintenance so left for him is 21.000 baht. For this he should pay for broken aircons and all other shit it is to pay for when you own a house and with the poor Thai quality it´s a lot of things to pay for..
Korkenzieher wrote:So net-net, if you discount the rent against the value of the house as it was 14 years ago at 100% you have a 2.84% compounded rate of return on the capital employed. Adding the rent back in brings it to 3.88% (assuming rounding on all figures, and that you didn't have any debt to service). It's OK, and quite reasonable considering what has happened in that time period - but my point is very simply that there's plenty of investments which would have offered you more.
However, as zeitgeist pointed out - different people want different things. While private residence properties may offer many things - security not least - investment performance generally isn't one of them.
overkillxx wrote:I know this post is ancient, but its puzzling to me. As per this:
https://www.samuiforsale.com/knowledge/ ... pouse.html
My understanding is that if you marry a thai & buy a property together she has absolute legal rights over the property. You can't contest this unless you start doing something fancy such as placing the actual house under your name, but the land remains under hers.
But from reading this thread many are saying that by marrying a Thai & buying the property, if the marriage goes bad the foreigner is entitled to 50 percent of the value of the property. Am I missing something? That completely contradicts the link I provided above.
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