Why is Hua Hin so attractive to foreign property investors?

Hua Hin is a popular destination for real estate investors.

Its climate, its long sandy beaches, the good shopping, the local and international restaurants, as well as the visiting of night markets, and its prices are relatively low compared to Bangkok or Phuket. Read more now on Phuket property

It is only 2 to 2.5 hour drive on highways that are mostly multi-lane.

Hua Hin’s atmosphere is royal and “low-key” in a way, so those who do not like the active nightlife of Phuket or Pattaya can find it refreshing. The close proximity of national parks such as Sam Roy Yod or Kaeng Krachang, is another major advantage.

Hua Hin has also become more “international”, with English-speaking hospitals and supermarkets that sell local and foreign foods and goods. In order to accommodate new housing developments, improvements are also needed in certain areas, such as the water supply, sewage system and flood prevention system. These projects all form part of the new Hua Hin mayor’s election platform. We can therefore expect to see some improvements to the rapidly growing beach town in the near future.

Scandinavians have always bought property in Hua Hin. Germans, English and Dutch are also interested in purchasing retirement or holiday homes.

Hua Hin is a popular weekend getaway for Thai buyers who consider it a great opportunity to purchase a second residence.

Luxury villas are a current trend in Hua Hin. Hua Hin was known for its low- to mid-range properties, ranging from 2 to 7 million baht. However, in recent years, luxury villas and condos have been launched, with prices exceeding 15 million baht.

There are new types of property, such as serviced apartment, condos that have full rental management, vacation resorts with guaranteed rental income, fractional ownership etc. The clients, who are mostly in their 40s or 50s, still work and can only stay in their property for a few weeks a year. They need some rental income in order to cover the maintenance costs, and to make up the difference in airfare and other expenses. Renting out their holiday homes is an attractive option for them, and is also a reason for many foreign investors to invest in Hua Hin real estate.

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