Buying a new property is a massive decision, it may be something we only do once in our lifetime, so it is important that we get it right. When choosing a new place, make sure you consider everything. Aside from the obvious elements, such as the price and location of the house, make sure you do not forget these essential items.

Opinions of People You Trust

The first thing you should do when thinking about buying into a new project in Chonburi (called บ้านชั้นเดียวชลบุรีโครงการใหม่ in Thai) is to ask the opinion of people around you. Get in touch with trusted family members, friends, and professional contacts who have bought a house or are involved in the industry.

They have been through the entire process and will be able to give you some good information on buying a new place. People who work in real estate or who have bought their own property usually know their stuff.

Size Matters

Many people will tell you to plan for the future and always buy a home that is bigger than you currently need. Although this sounds like good advice, most of the time it is not.

When you buy a big house, there is more space to maintain, higher utility bills, and more things that can go wrong. All these things add to your expenses and having a bigger house no longer seems manageable. Think about where you lived before and find something of similar size.


At the very least, you will be in your new house for a few years before you decide to sell it. If you have no plans on selling it, it will be your permanent residency for the rest of your life. With this in mind, you should check on your neighbours when buying a property. Who will be living next door? Do they have a big family with lots of dogs that like to bark late into the night? Do not forget about neighbours when buying a home.

Night Visits

It is also a good idea to view the house at night to see what the atmosphere is like after dark.

In addition to the points raised above, you should also think about the state of the neighbourhood. Is the place starting to look run down or does it look well kept? If it is a new development, find out how many houses are going to be built and see how many of them have been sold.