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Keen foreign and expat investors seeking to buy Phuket Villas for sale should take the time to properly familiarise themselves with the Phuket property market and the ownership laws and structures in particular. The most important factor influencing the local market is that only Thai nationals can own land.

However buying in Phuket also does not require much leg work due to a well established property infrastructure dominated by foreign staff. Most of the newer Phuket Villas for sale are customized for foreigner and expats buying having their own maintenance and rental agreements and furniture packages for rental in place.

But it’s also advisable to take your time and familiarise yourself with the island and the area you are interested in purchasing in. Recently strong demand and price growth has occurred in the sought after West coast area close to the popular bays of Patong, Kata and Kamala, where the prime land is still dominated by commercial developments such as resorts.

Developers are now looking to the East coast, where the land is cheaper. Villas on the East coast offer the kind of peacefulness more like the islands of Koh Samui or Krabi, with its traditional Thai fishing villages, and quiet beaches. Also the South of the island, once ignored, is becoming more popular and with so much more affordable prices. The 40 minute drive from the international airport may turn some from traveling down to the south of the island, but those who do will find beautiful beaches, great restaurants and their luxury villas comforts match anything on the island.

When choosing a Phuket villa for sale one should decide if a more laid back lifestyle or a more hectic atmosphere with the bustle of tourist markets and beach activities is preferred. You may not want to be living permanently among the crowds of tourists that arrive during the high season, on the other hand some locations may be a little too distant for your lifestyle enjoyment. A good place to start your search is to visit www.phuketpropertydiret.com.

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