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Koh Samui Investment in Condominiums, Condos and Choices For the Lifestyle Investor

Koh Samui Island Property Investment

Koh Samui, Thailand’s number one tropical Island destination with its own international airport creates an ideal platform for any would be property investor. Recognized for being an internationally known World class holiday destination not only brings an abundance of nationalities but also opportunities for lucrative property investment.

While the majority of interest has traditionally been from European countries such as the UK, Germany, Russia, the Netherlands, France and Scandinavian countries, a new market of investors is emerging from Asia and Middle Eastern countries including Singapore, Vietnam, Korea, China and the UAE. The recent surge of interest from Asian investors is due to an increase in the levels of disposable income, recent deregulation of foreign investment laws (Korea) as well as new direct air links to/from Koh Samui. Discounted flights within the region also offer tremendous value to tourists wishing to holiday on Koh Samui and its surrounding Islands.

Koh Samui’s real estate profile includes many large branded hotels and exclusive luxury villa developments.

The market here is firmly based due to the fact that nearly all purchases of property are made without finance. Local mortgages are indeed not readily available, making property prices much more resilient to the World financial meltdown. What had been seen over recent months are certain properties being discounted, where the owner has a need to sell quickly due to financial losses sustained elsewhere in the World. This has created several buying opportunities, although these are generally quickly moved on to investors with cash.

So recent activity in the property market in Koh Samui has mainly been driven by cash investors, looking to move funds into property where good discounts have been offered. There is activity both on resale properties with price reductions of 10% to 30% to move property quickly to release cash and also certain developers looking to manage their working capital and clear property stock. Developer’s in the early part of 2009 have been finishing off part complete properties, and selling them at a discount to realize cash. At this time there are still several opportunities to gain and purchase luxury property, before the local market shows complete signs of rebound and starting its predicted growth path.

After understanding these current local climate conditions, the Koh Samui market has undergone a change of emphasis with the arrival of a new breed of creative developers aware of the great potential from planned increases in numbers of luxury travelers and investors looking for Lifestyle investments.

Focusing on two innovative developers both anticipating this demand for Lifestyle investment properties, both focusing on the area surrounding Plai Laem and Cheong Mon. They reason that with the areas fantastic beaches, closeness to the airport and no signs of overcrowding this makes it an ideal location for a lifestyle investment. Indeed the area still exhibits a traditional Thai feel with small beach resorts combined with more luxurious properties, 5 star spa resorts and hotels.

Both have strong ideas about how to create lifestyle property, which act as both an exciting investment and life style vehicle for those seeking to experience Koh Samui tropical Island life in luxury packages.

The Mandalay Gardens apartment project is set not far from Cheong Mon on the hillside. It is only 800 metres from the beach, with many of the apartments having spectacular sea views. It is indeed a fully flexible vehicle and as a lifestyle investment gives its owners the best possible advantages, having the special feature of a branded hotel management by Astudo. The project was soft launched in May this year, with a show unit being ready for active investors already in place at the hillside site. There are 9 different types of 1 bedroom units ranging from 50 Sqm to 90 Sqm. Prices start from 3.49m Thai Baht. Investment returns are not guaranteed, but with a 35% occupancy level are anticipated to reach 6 to 8 % at a 3,600 Baht a night average rate. Most owners are anticipated to participate in the rental program, and by doing so are granted up to 60 days per year free use. There is the possibility before construction commences of combining 2 or more units to create 2 or 3 bedroom apartments. Following on from its successful first project, Mandalay Villas, Tibor Szedlak CEO of Mandalay Samui Developments stated that the company has been founded on private financing, with no loans or other outstanding commitments. The legal status of this current project gives its owners a leasehold ownership of 30 + 30 + 30 years. Land ownership is secured by the fact that each unit owner equal shareholder in the land owning company. Payment’s after the initial 35% deposit are based on monthly installments becoming due as work is completed. Sterling has been appointed as Project Managers with DFDL Crawshaws acting are legal advisors. The whole project is set on 5,600 Sqm of land and with construction commencing in September 2009 and completion of Phase 1 by the third quarter of 2010.

The Samui Emerald Condominium represents another attractive option as a lifestyle investment, with the construction already underway, now is the time to take advantage of the remaining units on offer. Completion of the whole facility is contractually scheduled for no later than December 2010. Situated along side Plai Laem beach it gives easy access to Cheong Mon and back along the coastline to the chic boutique resort, Fisherman’s village. This area is home to the high end resort, Six Senses-Hideaway and Giorgio Armani’s branded villa development is also close by. Among the other close by attractions are Big Buddha, Turtle Island and Koh Som. The Samui Emerald units give their owners access to classy facilities including a large swimming pool, restaurant, fitness suite and multi lingual reception. Units range from 1 to 3 bedrooms, including 4 Penthouse apartments with standard units from 44sqm to 109Sqm with prices starting from 3.05m Baht. Units come fully furnished with modern designs including all loose furniture and electrical items. Again, there is no guarantee on investment returns but expect 8% with average rental rates estimated at 2,700 Baht per day for a standard studio room with 30% occupancy. Samui Emerald will be run like a hotel. Guests will be met at the airport, transferred to the site, deposits will be taken, guests will be shown to their rooms to find welcome basket and shower amenities waiting.

Owners who enter the rental scheme can benefit from up to 167 days per year free usage, whilst obtaining income for the rest of the year. Given its legal status as a Condominium, also gives foreign investors the opportunity to obtain foreign title.

The Oracle Apartments – Best at Beach Front Living

Nothing can surpass the lavishness of living in a beautiful house at a beachside! Especially if the beach is a beautiful Broad beach! Living in nature’s lap has its own charm. The experience of laying back on the sand, under the warm sun with the waves rocking at the beach side is luxury at its best! To bring you this ultimate experience the Oracle brings you the luxury Oracle apartments in Broadbeach.

These apartments are a prime Gold Cost real estate, which are an epitome of luxury. This real estate is a perfect blend of luxury and lifestyle intertwine from the discerning beach side apartments of The Oracle in Broadbeach. The Niecon architects have worked wonders and created an excellent creation, which are one of the world’s most desirable beach front apartments.

Passion for the art of architect and penchant for perfection in minutest of details have resulted in pure extravaganza, which is impeccably exuded from the exteriors and interiors of these Broadbeach Apartments.

The Location:

Open the doors of these lavish apartments to vibrant and effervescent streets of Broad Beach, which are a magnetic mix of cosmopolitan shopping malls and boutiques and a world renowned hub of cafes and restaurants dishing out exotic cuisines and delicacies, which are an integral part of a beach lifestyle. These apartments are situated in the heart of Broad beach, which are the pulse of Gold Coast, Australia’s premium lifestyle and holiday destination. These apartments are the most new, exclusive, and luxurious piece of beach side real estate in Gold Coast.

The Retail Scene:

This area is home to the Conrad Jupiter’s Casino and the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, which is the heart of Australia’s most lively Beach resort city. You can open doors to panoramic beaches, world famous designer showrooms and world class cuisine, which come together to exhibit the multi ethnic streets and lifestyle of Australia’s most popular city known for its leisure culture and vibrant lifestyle.

Outstanding Features:

These apartments are ultimate in gold Coast’s luxury beach front apartment living scene. The Oracle offers you generous spaces, exceptional interior detailing and an eternal living environment. When the sun light from the beach’s sun enters these apartments, through floor to ceiling glass windows, they work magic with soothing colour palette of these apartments to unveil their sophisticated interior designing. The elegance of natural floor stone, the sharp superior quality wood work and the modern efficient European style appliances in the kitchen, makes these apartments a perfect blend of functionality and art!


With these apartments you get exclusive membership to a world class health centre, pampering spa and salon on the stunning Gold Coast are just an introduction to the features and facilities you get as a proud resident of the Oracle. When you buy these apartments you become a proud member of a supreme private club, Niceon Executive Lounge, and the privacy of a beautiful Zen garden. Enjoy the facilities of personal wine cellar and private cinema with your family and friends. These apartments are the best you can get when it comes to beach front living!

SoHo Apartments – The Most Coveted Apartments in NYC

SoHo apartments are arguably the best real estate that you can find in NYC. SoHo is a large area located in downtown Manhattan. The area runs from the Houston Street to the Canal Street, from Lafayette Street to Hudson River. Known for its café culture, artistic blend and its stylish boutiques, this is a great choice for those looking for an elegant, sophisticated place to live. SoHo has enjoyable bars, great shopping destinations and many good restaurants which makes it an enjoyable place to live. The neighbourhood also offers close proximity to the Chinatown, Little Village, NoLita and the Village which makes it easier to explore various destinations around the area and check what other neighbourhood has to offer.

Residential Options in SoHo

SoHo apartments generally tend to the well to do crowd. Before you start apartment hunting in this area you should know that the real estate prices there tend to be the highest that you will find in the city. If you are on a tight budget this is the area you will want to avoid. There are several choices available for those who are ready to shell out some serious money. From a small number of walkups to several grand lofts with elevators and a limited number of high rises, you will definitely have several great choices in this neighbourhood. The apartments are spacious and well maintained and the whole feel of this neighbourhood is posh, polished and very influential.

Shopping and Entertainment

One of the main reasons why SoHo apartments are so highly prices is because the neighbourhood offers several shopping and entertainment options. The neighbourhood is known to be one of the best shopping destinations in Manhattan. You can check the West Broadway, the side streets or the Spring Street and you will be able to find several stores worth checking out. Although most shopping options that can be found in the area are quite upscale, you will also find a few flea markets as well as street vendors with jewellery, crafts and arts during the warmer months.

The apartments in this neighbourhood are not for those with tight means. However, if you don’t really mind paying the high rents then this could be one of the best places to live in NYC. The elegant and luxurious apartments provide all the amenities that one could want while the neighbourhood is easily one of the most desirable places to live in the city. With a little research you will be able to find good apartments that can be a little affordable for young professionals. SoHo apartments are definitely the best of their kind that can be found today in NYC.