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Western style condominiums rentals in Chiang Rai

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I am not sure if a representative or agent has authority but the girls in the office,, who speak English, told me to leave a copy of my passport page with them and they coordinated with the owner who lives in BK.  I suspect most Thai condo owners and certainly an agent will know they need to report the foreign tenant to immigration.

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1 hour ago, kanook said:

I am not sure if a representative or agent has authority but the girls in the office,, who speak English, told me to leave a copy of my passport page with them and they coordinated with the owner who lives in BK.  I suspect most Thai condo owners and certainly an agent will know they need to report the foreign tenant to immigration.

Sounds very civilised compared to the hoo hah in other cities.

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ID: 23   Posted

On 26/08/2016 at 9:10 PM, kanook said:

Ironic that this topic came up, just moved back to CR 3 weeks ago after 2 years in CM.  Wife's international employer moved their regional office with very little notice so we didn't have much time to look for a house and never found one we liked at our preferred price, so moved into a condo.  

 

Looked at the 3 main ones that have just been built in Muang; D Condo, Like Condo and Q House.  All of D Condo's units are 29 sq M and even though they have the biggest pool & gym and you can use the overhead walkway to Central the size and layout makes the units feel even smaller than they are.  Like has larger units available and a nice salt water pool with gym - viewed a 37 sq M, but the owner wouldn't budge on her 8500 baht price. Went with a unit in the Q house which has several layouts, I believe 29 to 37sq M - salt water pool and gym. Got a great price and very happy with the staff, just the usual Thai Condo problem of not enough parking and Thais with multiple cars leaving their nicest car to occupy a premium spot permanently.

Thanks for the info. A local friend told me about the DCondo. Have to check the two other too.

And according to another poster, Absolute Condo north the river.

And Condotel : will check too, the website says :

1st Month 28,000 THB
2nd Month 18,000 THB
3rd Month 10,000 THB

 

Chiang Rai look pretty nice and relax. I was for years in Chiang Mai too, and it's quite different here, more friendly/less tourist oriented, and less pollution !!! It's smaller, less traffic and diesel, and not in a small valley with no wind. Have very positive experience here... well, since two days only :)

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4 hours ago, Sambotte said:

Thanks for the info. A local friend told me about the DCondo. Have to check the two other too.

And according to another poster, Absolute Condo north the river.

And Condotel : will check too, the website says :

1st Month 28,000 THB
2nd Month 18,000 THB
3rd Month 10,000 THB

 

Chiang Rai look pretty nice and relax. I was for years in Chiang Mai too, and it's quite different here, more friendly/less tourist oriented, and less pollution !!! It's smaller, less traffic and diesel, and not in a small valley with no wind. Have very positive experience here... well, since two days only :)

Less tourist, wait until high season heheheheeh

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ID: 25   Posted

Less than CM anyway i could bet on that :)

 

For info i've seen the condos :

- DCondo is well located indeed, BigC just 50m, and most of the studios are not direct on the main road, quiet i think ; 8 to 12 K bahts depending on the owner.

- QHouse is not that well located but ok, except more studios and appts will have the main road noise. 7 to 12 K bahts and even a few 50sqm appt i think.

- Like Condo i didn't see, but talked to a cool American living here. Half appts are on the back, not sure about the noise. Prices around 10K or more if biger.

- Condotel not seen yet, looks crazy expensive first month.

- Absolute condo i saw construction far away after the airport. On construction so...

 

Will sign in DCondo probably tomorow, 2 months minimum, deposit 10K, internet will be installed in one day.

Easy Thailand :)

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17 hours ago, Sambotte said:

Thanks for the info. A local friend told me about the DCondo. Have to check the two other too.

And according to another poster, Absolute Condo north the river.

And Condotel : will check too, the website says :

1st Month 28,000 THB
2nd Month 18,000 THB
3rd Month 10,000 THB

 

Chiang Rai look pretty nice and relax. I was for years in Chiang Mai too, and it's quite different here, more friendly/less tourist oriented, and less pollution !!! It's smaller, less traffic and diesel, and not in a small valley with no wind. Have very positive experience here... well, since two days only :)

Those condotel internet prices are insanely rediculous.  Whoever is asking that is dreaming and there is much for far less.  Why don't you send an email to John Ellis that has many very nice rooms to rent on a monthly basis.  jomtien.john@gmail.com

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ID: 27   Posted

I totally agree. Would be surprise if they get lot of customer with that, so i will go to ask them.

Thanks for the contact, i send John a e-mail.

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ID: 28   Posted

When you look at what is available in Chiang Mai for the same money, there is no comparison except I could never live in Chiang Mai.

 

We have found that by talking to the local people in these condo's, you get a much better view on reality than the internet.

 

The other internet sensation that will ruin the housing market is Airbnb. You have no idea of whether you are dealing with the actual owner, pay inflated prices and God help you with the registration at the immigration dept.

 

Thank you America and the internet.

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ID: 30   Posted

Thanks John.

 

I agree with you Flustered, more choice in CM, but yes too you still can find enough offer in CR when you meet people, very easy and cool here. I've seen some kind of condo/room for cheap, like 3.5K bhts, not amazingly good though...

 

Joking mode on :

Am i dreaming or your avatar is a FROG ? I'm the Frenchman :ph34r: How dare you Brit Brother ? :smile:

Or the Farang-set, name that came from Fran-çais with Thai prononciation ! Yes, yes, yes :)

But i like the American and Internet though hé hé... Well except for the DAMN Brit-American non-metric non-scientific system of mesure ! Guys when will you evolve upper than inches and feet seriously ? That's a shame :sorry::partytime2:

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22 minutes ago, Sambotte said:

Joking mode on :

Am i dreaming or your avatar is a FROG ? I'm the Frenchman :ph34r: How dare you Brit Brother ? :smile:

Or the Farang-set, name that came from Fran-çais with Thai prononciation ! Yes, yes, yes :)

But i like the American and Internet though hé hé... Well except for the DAMN Brit-American non-metric non-scientific system of mesure ! Guys when will you evolve upper than inches and feet seriously ? That's a shame :sorry::partytime2:

My avatar is the world famous Hypnotaod. You  don't get out enough Look up Futurama, it's an American cartoon show.

 

And don't worry, I wont hold the fact your are French against you. I worked in Paris (Challenger, Versailles) for two years at Bouygues Telecom as a UK ex pat of one of the partner companies. Great time but a real problem with the language. I speak French but the girls in the office said I was destroying their language with my English accent (of course, the more they complain the more we revert to type) and they all spoke fluent English anyway. Very proud of their language/accent these Parisians.

 

 

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ID: 33   Posted (edited)

On 05/05/2017 at 11:11 PM, Flustered said:

My avatar is the world famous Hypnotaod. You  don't get out enough Look up Futurama, it's an American cartoon show.

...

 Very proud of their language/accent these Parisians.

Well a frog is a fr.. french :)

 

Off topic, i may open a new one since it's so cool : "According to different sources, 45% of all English words have a French origin".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_English_words_of_French_origin

And many other sources, google says.

 

I think Amercan like that fact (i mean when they know) more than the British, fighting spirit between brothers :)

I love the Brit (London i think) accent by the way. American accents too. And many things from those two big cultures.

And i must admit French usually don't speak english, don't want, and well the french accent is almost impossible to get rid of. Happens to me to say just "yes" and the guy pick up immediatly i'm french :) A shame :)

But French langage is so beautiful "indeed" when you master it. Langage of litterature, of love :) Etc.

And half british/american langage coming from french langage, well well well, what a surprise hé hé hé...

 

Thanks a lot ballzafire for the info, i may check that if i want to move from the actually good condo in DCondo Hyde. Walls and windows are good, doors are poor indeed, but almost no noise from corridor. Kind of medium-high Thai society. Very big swimming pool, nice gym, very well situated in front of central plaza, and well... 30 square METERS (lol) are just but ok. I feel good :)

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ID: 34   Posted (edited)

I would offer 10,000 first month, 10,000 second month, and then 10,000 for the remaining ten months, so for you a total  of 120,000 baht for the year. This way you get a discount on the first and second month. If you like it after a year, go ahead and buy it for 2.4 million. Sounds like a good plan. Tell them the Wizard

sent you and you'll get a free refrigerator!

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ID: 35   Posted

34 minutes ago, Sambotte said:

Well a frog is a fr.. french :)

Our favourite watering hole was the Frog & Rosbif in Paris. One of the only places you could get a decent beer.

 

On the accommodation front. This is turning out to be a great thread with good info from many.

 

My wife and I are deciding between a "larger" condo (30CM is not big enough for anyone), a house or maybe just outside of Chiang Rai...http://kay.estate/retirement-home-in-chiang-rai-golden-living-package-mae-chan/.

 

You may not be old enough to want to lay back and do nothing but that is my idea of heaven.

 

Keep us all informed about the house hunting.

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ID: 36   Posted

>> I'm not a fan of waiting 5 + minutes a major intersections.<<

Whats your rush lol .

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