Would you like to know the true state of the property market in Hua Hin? Would you like to know some of the secrets that nobody talks about? Follow me on my journey and I will open a few closed doors. I can reveal that things are not what they appear to be. The property market in Pattaya is very weak, so how about the market in Hua Hin? I will give all the answers in this exclusive report.
In Pattaya nobody talks, their lips are sealed. Sadly the same is the case in Hua Hin. We are going to change all that. Do they have big projects that have failed in Hua Hin? Would you like to know about these projects? Would you like to learn a few secrets that are not available on the internet or in the print media? Then you have come to the right place. The Property Guru will take you on guide through the property jungle in Hua Hin.
The road to Hua Hin is long and for many reasons it feels longer than it actually is. Driving the more than 220 km takes time, simply because Rama II Road leading to the south of Thailand is heavily trafficked and the quality of the road is poor. A trip from Bangkok to Pattaya is much more pleasent, it is simply much more hassle free. And there are more ways leading to Pattaya. There is the Bangna-Trad elevated expressway where you have two choices, the elevated expressway or the highway below. And then there is the new motorway 7.
“The road leading to Hua Hin feels longer than it actually is”
Rama II Road intersects with Petchkasem Road leading to Hua Hin, this is the main road to the south of Thailand, it actually runs all the way to the malaysian border. That explains the high number of vehicles on that road. This is just one of the reasons why Pattaya seems to be a much more attractive holiday destinations for people living in Bangkok. A little more than an hour’s drive and you will be in Pattaya while it will take around two and a half hours to reach Hua Hin.
I know Hua Hin extremely well. I have been to each and every one of all the construction sites. I have construction photos from all the sites. I even have construction photos from villa developments in very remote areas. I will talk about some of the failed projects. I will talk about the planned projects that are coming and projects that have been withdrawn or postponed. I will talk about the hot areas both in and outside Hua Hin. It will be unique information that is not available anywhere. It will be an experts view on what is happening in Hua Hin.
If you travel to Hua Hin hoping to find just 10% of the construction activity taking place in Pattaya you will be extremely disappointed. There is practically nothing going on, there is very little to write home about. Not even a single high-rise is under construction. Just a few low-rises are under construction.
“If you travel to Hua Hin hoping to find just 10% of the construction activity taking place in Pattaya you will be extremely disappointed”
If I stay away from Hua Hin for a whole year I won’t miss out on much. If I stay away from Pattaya for just one week I will be in deep trouble. It does not make much sense to compare the two cities. However, by comparing the two cities the true state of Pattaya will become more clear. By comparing I can explain the differences and I can declare a winner.
“If I stay away from Hua Hin for a whole year I won’t miss out on much. If I stay away from Pattaya for just one week I will be in deep trouble”
I once met a german national in soi 4 in Bangkok. He had just arrived in Thailand and was feeling excited about about being here. We talked for a long time and he explained he was going to Hua Hin to work for a friend that had a business down there. I remember him because he said something peculiar: I like Hua Hin because there are no Russians.
“A German guy said: I like Hua Hin because there are no Russians”
Personally I have nothing against Russians. I have never even talked to a Russian, the ones that have tried to communicate with me were only able to speak Russian. However, I have news for my german friend: The Russians are coming to Hua Hin.
Most statistics are worthless, that is why I believe only what I see with my own eyes. I saw a lot of scandinavians in Hua Hin. Also many people from Germany and Holland were to be seen. On my last visit in December 2013 I saw a lot of Russians in Hua Hin. The Russians practically never smile. I don’t know whether they suffer from group depression or there is another reason but they practically never smile, that is, except for when they play with their children, then they smile. Naturally the Russians love their children too.
So where did I see all these Russians in Hua Hin? I saw them in the Tesco Lotus store inside The Market Village shopping complex. I saw them outside Hua Hin travelling in tour groups. Like it or not, they are coming…..
The political instability in Thailand is likely to have an effect on the proposed high speed train systems throughout the country. That is a shame because the growth of both Hua Hin and Pattaya will also be severely affected by this. We need to start looking for another engine to ensure the growth of these cities.
Sansiri is building a new high-rise in Hua Hin. Prices start at 1.89 MB, it is not a beachfront property but close to Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Jungle that is currently under construction.
Vana Nava Hua Hin Water Jungle is under construction. They claim to be ready to open its doors for customers in April 2014. There is construction activity at the site, I estimate at least one year until completion. Tickets will be 1000 baht per person and 600 baht for chidren.
Bluport Hua Hin Resort Mall is a massive shopping complex under construction, however there has been no sign of construction activity during the last 14 months. There is no doubt that Market Village Hua Hin is already covering the demand there is. This is the only existing shopping complex and it is not exactly crowded. Big dreams are nice to have but a realistic approach is better.
“There is no doubt that Market Village Hua Hin is already covering the demand there is”
The project called ‘The Energy’ has shown very little progress since my last visit in october 2012. The Trust Hua Hin is coming along nicely but it is just a low-rise.
Wan Vayla Hua Hin Khao Tao is a huge project by Land & Houses, the project comprises 14 buildings with a total of 294 units varying in size from 45 sqm to 316 sqm. The Wan Vayla project is well underway.
While the Wan Vayla mega project seems to be doing just fine the same can not be said about The Colonial Kao Tao Hua Hin, a residential high-rise project located in the same area. The Colonial Kao Tao is a project that failed because of low sales numbers. This was one of those projects that just quietly disappeared from the market, it happens in Hua Hin just like it happens in Pattaya.
People in the property business don’t like to talk about projects that are not successful. We are the only website in the world that writes about these unfortunate events that are part of the business.
Outside Hua Hin towards the border to Burma there are mountains with a height of more than 1000 meters. Pala-U Waterfall is located 65 km outside Hua Hin, it is beautiful with crystal clear water, at least if you visit during the dry season.
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