OFFICE ADDRESS

47/109 Moo 9, Welcome Town
Pattaya Klang Road,
Nongprue, Banglamung,
Chonburi 20150

GPS CO-ORDINATES
N12.56325
E100.535774

TELEPHONE
+668 1938 8391 (Robert)
+66 800 916 667 (May)

EMAIL
robert@fivestarvillasandcondos.com
may@fivestarvillasandcondos.com

Want to sell your property?

Want to sell your property?

Five Star Villas & Condos now make it easier for you to sell your property!

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Thailand ranked as one of world’s best places to retire in 2015

Thailand ranked as one of world’s best places to retire in 2015

It is nice to read that Thailand has been included in the World’s Best Places To Retire In 2015; a ranking list compiled by the International Living magazine, due to its culture and low healthcare cost.

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What is a Realtor®?

What is a Realtor®?

In England we are known as “Estate Agents”.
In Thailand and USA (and some other countries) the English term “Estate Agent” is often replaced by “Real Estate Broker”.
But what is a Realtor®?

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Chinese tourists and Pattaya and Barnsley

Chinese tourists and Pattaya and Barnsley

Chinese tourism: 'Finally, we are seeing the world'

Chinese tourists now outspend holidaymakers from all other countries.

 

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Cartoon Network theme park set for Bang Saray

Cartoon Network  theme park set for Bang Saray

It was announced in Bangkok on 24 May 2012 that in excess of than Bt1 billion will be invested in the first ever Cartoon Network AMAZONE project sited at Bang Saray, Pattaya and due to open in 2013.

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Pattaya Property Outlook 2012-2013

Pattaya Property Outlook 2012-2013

Real Estate Seminar - 8 August 2012 – Eastern Grand Palace Hotel, Soi Khoa Talo, Pattaya
REBA-ES and the Agency for Real Estate Affairs proudly present a Seminar on the recently surveyed Pattaya property market.

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A day in the life of a Pattaya real estate broker – 30 May 2012

A day in the life of a Pattaya real estate broker – 30 May 2012

I don’t regard myself as a typical real estate broker working in Pattaya, Thailand.
I don’t know what I really mean by “typical”. 
All I know is that I try to maximize every day and give the best possible service.
08.30 checked and answered my emails on the iPhone at home as I expect a busy day ahead.

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How dare they omit Bangkok as a quality city

How dare they omit Bangkok as a quality city

ASK members of Bangkok’s sizeable expatriate community whether they would swap the Thai capital for a new life in Zurich, Helsinki or Vienna and the vast majority would almost certainly respond with a resounding ‘no.’

They’d probably also reject an offer to move to Berlin or Montreal. Even the prospect of living in Copenhagen is unlikely to excite many expats here.

And yet the Danish capital has been voted the world’s top city for quality of life by monocle, a British publication set up 18 months ago by Tyler Brule, the founder of Wallpaper magazine.

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Why Pattaya is ripe for investment

Why Pattaya is ripe for investment

Pattaya has an ability to offer a host of international sports and leisure activities, combined with all the conveniences of a modern and cosmopolitan city is attracting investors sold on the tropical lifestyle of this great destination.

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VISA INFORMATION

 VISA INFORMATION

A visa is fundamentally a document affixed into the passport issued to a foreigner by the Thai government allowing a foreigner to travel to the Kingdom and a granted permission to stay for a certain period of time. Visas can only be obtained outside of the Kingdom from a Royal Thai Embassy consulate. A visa has a validity period which denotes the period within which the visa may be used to apply for entry. The validity period is NOT the length of time you will be permitted to stay in the Kingdom.

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THE MERCY CENTER

THE MERCY CENTER

There are many worthy causes in Pattaya, and the Mercy Center located in Soi Nong Yai, Soi 8 is a prime example.

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Understanding the new work permit law

Understanding the new work permit law

Most foreigners working in Thailand are well aware that they need a visa and work permit to stay and work in the country. Yet, they find the law and regulations rather complicated and difficult to comprehend, especially with immigration rules dramatically evolving in the past few years and posing a challenge to the status of many expatriates.

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Property tax cuts

Property tax cuts

It feels like a case of déjà vu. Here I am in 2008 writing an article again about new property tax cuts. It wasn’t that long ago when the same tax cuts were in place to support the recovery of the real estate sector following the 1997 economic crisis.

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THE PINK BAHT

THE PINK BAHT

How tolerant Thailand became the guy tourism capital of Asia

“Travel broadens the mind.” This truism applies not only to the tourist, but also the host country.

Visitors naturally feel most comfortable where their hosts are welcoming and tolerant. Few nations have been as historically open to others as the Thais. That’s why in a polarizing world, easy going Thailand proves so popular with Arabs and Israelis, traditionalists and hedonists, straights and gays. Thailand got its hug gay visitor-base without even trying, through word-of-mouth, private enterprise and by just being itself.

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THAI PROPERTY SET FOR REBOUND AFTER MISSING OUT ON ASIAN BOOM

THAI PROPERTY SET FOR REBOUND AFTER MISSING OUT ON ASIAN BOOM

Asian property market

s weathered last year's global financial storm triggered by the sub-prime fiasco in the US and are expected to perform well this year, says Jones Lang LaSalle.

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Songkran 2008…Pattaya-style

Songkran 2008…Pattaya-style

Being English (and sometimes proud of it) I am always amazed to see how the Thai people react to celebrating under the hot sun, fuelled with alcohol and throwing gallons of iced water at each other…they laugh, joke and Wai each other with respect…imagine thousands of young people in an English town on a hot bank holiday Monday (a contradiction in terms) full of whisky and throwing water at each other…how long would it be before the police had to break up the riot?

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REGULATIONS EASED Govt. opens the door to more foreign investors

REGULATIONS EASED Govt. opens the door to more foreign investors

Rental, operations and financial leasing, factoring will be allowed to have majority foreign ownership.

Four additional restricted businesses - rental, operations leasing, financial leasing and factoring - will be made more open to foreign ownership this week.

"For these four businesses, it will be easier to hold more than 50 per cent in the company," Kanissorn Navanugraha, director-general of the Business Development Department, said last week.

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Koh Larn

Koh Larn

Koh Larn is a wonderful little island in the Gulf of Thailand, located about 7km off the coast of Pattaya Beach of which is about two hours drive south of Bangkok.

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Thailand's new Escrow Act in effect

Thailand's new Escrow Act in effect

New Act puts tighter controls on escrow transactions.
The Escrow Act of 2008 came into effect on May 21, establishing laws governing the escrow business in Thailand.

In an agreement to purchase and to sell immovable property, or any such reciprocal contract, one party will have an obligation to transfer or deliver assets or documents to another party and the other party will be obligated to pay the first party.
New Act puts tighter controls on escrow transactions.

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Finance minister upbeat vis-a-vis property sector growth

Finance minister upbeat vis-a-vis property sector growth

Finance and Deputy Prime Minister Surapong Suebwonglee on Thursday voiced confidence that business in the property sector would grow markedly in the second half of this year after measures issued to stimulate the sector take effect.

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SHOPPING MANIA IN PATTAYA

SHOPPING MANIA IN PATTAYA

There is always something going on somewhere in Pattaya that is how dynamic this part of the Eastern Seaboard is.

For one, shopping has become a major workout for Pattaya quests. Walking through streets and bargaining endlessly seem like a good cardio-activity and this is a common sight in the busy shopping areas.

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Ploughing Season

Ploughing Season

Rice is central to Thai life and Thai society. It is the staple food of the country, forming part of every meal, and its production the chaw naa or rice farmers. The economy benefits greatly from the lucrative export of the rice surplus.

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Ko Chang

Ko Chang

Ko Chang (Thai: เกาะช้าง), also Koh Chang is the second largest island of Thailand, located on the Thai east coast 310 km away from Bangkok near the border to Cambodia in the Gulf of Thailand. The name means Elephant Island.

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Golf Courses in Pattaya & the Eastern Seaboard of Thailand

Golf Courses in Pattaya & the Eastern Seaboard of Thailand

Siam Country Club Plantation (2008)

18 holes at the 27-hole Plantation Course at Siam Country Club are now open for play. The Plantation Course features significant elevation changes that result in several breathtaking views of the beaches of Pattaya and the Gulf of Thailand approximately seven miles away. 

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Partnership and corporate law upgrades

Partnership and corporate law upgrades

Why seven shareholders? is a question businessmen have pestered corporate lawyers with for years, but it is about to become a thing of the past.

The Thai government, prodded by the Commerce Ministry, is adopting major amendments to several partnership and corporate law provisions with the aim to simplify or do away with unnecessary statutory procedures under the Civil and Commercial Code. The amendment was published in the Government Gazette on March 3, 2008 and will be effective on July 1, 2008.

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Pattaya projects move inland

Pattaya projects move inland

Pattaya projects move inland

Rising prices of beachfront locations prompt developers to avoid ocean views.

Pattaya's Songkran festival, which ended last week, is a good indicator of just how rich this beach town has become because of the hotel and condominium boom.

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Thai government may extend 30 year leases

Thai government may extend 30 year leases

Increase in foreign quota for condos possible.

ACCORDING to finance minister Surapong Sue-wonglee, the government is considering allowing greater foreign ownership in property firms, notably condos, and extending freehold leases beyond 30 years to stimulate the real estate business in resort areas such as Bangkok, Pattaya, Samui and Phuket.

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A LAZY DAY ON KOH LARN

A LAZY DAY ON KOH LARN

There are a few places in the world where life rarely comes to a complete standstill. And just a couple of hours away from busy Bangkok is an outpost that seems locked in delightful isolation, yet very ac

cessible any day during the week.

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Ko Samet

Ko Samet

Ko Samet (Thai: เกาะเสม็ด), is an island located in the Gulf of Thailand off the coastline of the Thai province of Rayong, approximately 220 km southeast of Bangkok and a 1 hour drive from Pattaya.

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Garuda: A South Asian Icon

Garuda: A South Asian Icon

Whether you are just visiting Thailand or actually live here, you must have seen this mysterious creature, most notably on Thai bank and insurance company buildings. The unmistakable figure adorns the facades of government ministries and all other official edifices.

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Clarity for condo owners

Clarity for condo owners

The rights of condominium buyers will be protected under an amended Condominium Act that will take effect on July 4 (2008), according to the Lands Department.

The rights of condominium buyers will be protected under an amended Condominium Act that will take effect on July 4, according to the Lands Department.

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Battle of Koh Chang

Battle of Koh Chang

The Battle of Koh Chang took place on January 17, 1941 during the French-Thai War and resulted in a decisive victory by the French over the Thai Navy. Despite the fall of France in 1940 the Vichy government still held sway over France's colonial territories abroad. 

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OFFICE ADDRESS

47/109 Moo 9, Welcome Town
Pattaya Klang Road,
Nongprue, Banglamung,
Chonburi 20150

GPS CO-ORDINATES
N12.56325
E100.535774

TELEPHONE
+668 1938 8391 (Robert)
+66 800 916 667 (May)

EMAIL
robert@fivestarvillasandcondos.com
may@fivestarvillasandcondos.com