Samui Phangan Magazine August September 2019

It’s a beautiful morning on Koh Samui, rain has just stopped and there’s still that freshness in the air. Already evidence of the heavy shower is disappearing fast and apart from a few small puddles and washed sand on the road it’s hard to believe only minutes ago the heavy deluge that came down. It’s been raining quite often the last week and the recipe of strong sun in the day and heavy showers late afternoon and evening have produced an amazing sea of lush green everywhere. Even after 27 years, this summer Samui feeling is still invigorating. June and July have been quiet on our islands, but tourist arrivals are already increasing and we are all looking forward to positive months ahead.

This is our 2019 August September issue which is Edition 87, not many publications in SE Asia can boost of such ongoing magazine success. Lovingly called the Samui Bible of Real Estate, the Samui Phangan Real Estate Magazine brings together absolutely everything the heart could desire in terms of living, buying, investing and renovating house and land on our islands.

The stunning villas at Samujana grace our Front Cover and our Developer Profile in this issue and we take a close look at their amazing architecture by the awardwinning designer Gary Fell of GFAB Architects. The Samujana villas range from 3-6 bedrooms which are currently available for purchase and this includes new villas completed in early 2016.

We strive in each edition to keep you updated on any new laws or policies that the governing forces might be bring out. This edition we have our “Legal Buzz” article from the law firm Limcharoen legal and our “Property Report” from our property and finance expert Mr. Stuart Foulkes from the MBK Group. This is one of the few companies offering finance solutions to foreigners with an already exceptional data base of properties that are already pre-approved.

If you have a Real Estate related question or concern you feel we can help with, please drop us a line and our team will do their best to help or point you in the right direction. Buying, owning and renting property outside of the Western World is completely different to what we all have come to know. For instance, titles are not the same (or as accurate), the closing process is not the same (or as reliable), and the financing process is not the same (or in some cases non-existent). Plus, the immigration and tax laws can be difficult to understand… and that is just the beginning. We try to give clear facts and advice where it is needed, living in and owning real estate in Thailand can be a wonderful experience but there are certain rules and regulations that we follow to the letter to avoid problems in the future. If you have a query let us know.

Enjoy Life, Enjoy Samui
Crispin JG Paton-Smith

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