Thalang, Phuket Muang Thai (PressExposure) January 11, 2012 -- 2012 in Phuket certainly kicked off with a bang. This is a photo taken from my terrace just after midnight.
During the holidays I've been stuffing myself with turkey, pork pie (a Yorkshire tradition) and lots of chocolate.
But being a bit of a workaholic, I couldn't resist keeping an eye open for the best property deals.
If you are looking for an investment property, this one may interest you...
A developer in Patong is offering condos with a 6 per cent rental return, guaranteed for 6 years.
That's 6 per cent net - there is nothing else to pay; no common area fees, no management fees, no sinking fund, no taxes - nothing at all.
Prices start at 7,493,693 Baht (US$ 237,445) for a one-bedroom apartment with private pool.
And you get a sea view from the upper floor.
If you'd like to know more just send me an email or give me a call.
The third phase of a very popular condo development has just launched in Surin Beach.
It is less than 50m into the town and only 200m to the beach.
But there are only 16 available and they are selling fast.
So you need to be quick if this one tickles your fancy.
Prices start at 3,500,000 Baht (US$ 110,901).
The completion date is December 2012, so you could be spending your next New Year's Eve in Phuket.
If you are interested - email me and I'll send you all the info.
On the sales front...
One of my clients snapped up a fabulous one-bedroom sea view apartment - reduced from 4,750,000 Baht (US$ 150,508) to 3,200,000 Baht (US$ 101,395).
They saved themselves 1,550,000 Baht (US$ 49,113), 32.6%.
If you want to know about bargains like this - just email me saying 'Insider'.
You will get to hear about all the best deals before anyone else.
And wherever you are in the world I would like to wish you a happy, healthy and wealthy 2012.
I look forward to seeing you in Phuket soon.