Pros & Cons of Buying a Beachfront Condo for Sale in Pattaya

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Owning a beachfront condo for sale in Pattaya is the fervent dream of many people residing both within and outside Thailand. Picture this: sunsets stroll along the beach, sleeping to the sound of waves crashing on the shore, drinking a morning cup of coffee on your balcony overlooking the ocean… Sound good? While beachfront living might sound like an unattainable fantasy, it is actually possible in the Land of Smiles. However, before you jump in and throw down all your money, take time to consider the various pros and cons of this lifestyle. To help you out, we’ve compiled a brief list of the various points you should consider before buying your beachfront property.

PROS

You live where people want to vacation  Simply living in Pattaya means spending every day in a top vacation destination. People pay big bucks to visit this happening seaside city, but you get to live there and feel like you’re on permanent vacation. 

The value of your home is greater – A home that’s identical to yours but isn’t on the beach doesn’t have as much value. Why? Because the world over, oceanfront land comes at a premium, so homes on the coast tend to have higher values.

You don’t have to travel far for beach entertainment – There’s no need to lug your stuff to the car, scrounge for lunch or plan your route home to avoid traffic. You can quickly and easily plant your toes in the sand just a few steps from your front door! 

No room for boredom – Spend the day surfing, taking the grandkids shell hunting, learning to paddle boarding, kayaking at sunset or just relaxing with a good book. Nobody living at the beach ever says “I’m bored!”

A ready source of supplemental income – If you need a few extra bucks, renting out your beach condo will be easy. Excluding the ‘low season’ from May to June, you’ll be able to take advantage of the many tourists visiting Pattaya throughout the year.

CONS

Lots of people will want to visit – Owning a beach condominium will make you realise how many close friends and family you never knew you had! If you like hosting lots of visitors all the time, it won’t be a problem. If you prefer solitude, you might have a problem on your hands.

There will be sand in your house – Even if you sweep every day, have an outdoor shower and a spot for people to knock the sand off their shoes before coming inside. The reality of living at the beach is that you’ll have sand in your home all the time.  

Salty air will take a toll on your possessions – Salty sea air combined with wind and humidity conspire to destroy your stuff – furniture, walls, car, etc. You’ll definitely need to keep up with all manner of home maintenance, more so than people who live inland.

High season can be annoying  The high season in Pattaya runs for about nine months a year. At which time people who live there year-round can get a little irked by the high influx of visitors. You’ll have to learn to live with the traffic and increased numbers of people everywhere. It’s all part of the joy of oceanside living. 

There you have it. To decide whether purchasing a beachfront condo for sale in Pattaya is a good idea, you have to take time to look at the pros and the cons; and decide which side outweighs the other for you.