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What Makes a Good Bangkok Condo?

Bangkok Highrise CondoOne man’s palace may well be another man’s hovel of a habitat, but there are certain aspects of the condo lifestyle that the majority of Bangkok’s expats will be looking for when searching for their new home.

Just as the cheapest dwelling might not always offer the best value for money, the same can also be said for the most expensive too. In this piece we look at what makes a good Bangkok condominium.

Highrise, Low-rise, Location, Facilities?

Without any question of doubt, some of the city and river views offered by Bangkok’s highrise condominiums are absolutely breathtaking. But highrise is not everyone’s cup of tea, and nor is central city living.

Depending on whom you are and what you like, will determine what type of accommodation you opt for and where. Some of the typical items to have on a checklist include:

  • Condition
  • Neighbourhood
  • Location
  • Price (rental / purchase)
  • Proximity to transportation network
  • Age of building
  • Nearby attractions

There are or course many other things to factor into consideration, but the above items are usually on the top of most home hunter’s shortlist.

In this blog post we briefly look at five condominiums which are popular choices for expats living in Bangkok (at the time of writing), and  point out why it is that they are popular choices.

These Residences include:

  1. My Condo 81
  2. Roof Garden
  3. Nusasiri Condo
  4. The Ivy Ratchada
  5. The Address 42
  6. The Empire Place

Editor’s Note: Over time, Bangkok’s residential property scene changes and therefore needs to be revised as certain aspects become outdated and irrelevant.

This post: “What Makes a Good Bangkok Condo?” was originally published on Dec 19, 2009 and is one of our articles that are currently in the process of being revamped and updated so as to provide accuracy and comprehensiveness for our readers. Please check back soon.

Thank you for your consideration.


About Amorn S

Amorn Suramongkol is passionate about Thai real estate and writes useful and informative articles for aimed at helping Bangkok's expats find homes and settle in to the capital.

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