New property developments on Koh Samui. A sub-set of projects offering off-plan villas and under-construction property, houses and condos. We try to pick the best new projects. Using our local property market knowledge to weed out rotten apples.
Some investors look to buy off-plan to maximize value when purchasing a property. This comes with more risk but sometimes the benefits and profit are greater. Our goal is to advise you before a costly mistake is made.
Investing in an off-plan property – know your risks
These are some of the risk of investing in an off-plan development on Koh Samui.
Firstly, some real estate project developers have no prior experience. This does not mean the project will fail, but it does mean extra risk for the buyer.
Secondly, in several cases the company does not own the land. This is why special attention to the terms is required. Use your own lawyer and check carefully. Don’t just follow the advice given by the trustworthy developer.
Thirdly, sometimes the developer only has an option on the land. Perhaps for a payment to the landlord of a small down-payment. This is especially dangerous. There are several cases of developers using client money to fund marketing expenses, advertising, property shows and other pre-marketing activities.
Lastly, some developers make unreal claims about rental returns or capital growth. Buy-back guarantees e.g a guarantee of 140% increase property price after 3 years. Rental income net returns 8% p.a for instance. Some have no experience in this field.
Property development on Koh Samui – We care about your investment
The safety of our clients is paramount to our reputation. So when we advise you of potential off-plan property developments on Koh Samui. We have also considered the risks, using our experience and knowledge of the local property market.
Above all we always ask our clients to use a third party lawyer. Never rely on the developers lawyer, as your investment could be at risk.
If off-plan properties are not for you, we do have a range of resale and completed properties for sale. Look at our samui property for sale page for details.
Read about us, why you should use us to buy your Koh Samui property.