Finding a Home

Articles, information and guides to finding a home in Chiang Mai. Written by the people who live here.

By | Tue 31 Mar 2020

In these pages, we look at the issues and options when it comes to finding a home on Chiang Mai. It can be a challenge to find a nice home anywhere in the world, but if you are relatively new to a city or even a country, the difficulty is compounded.

Fortunately, Chiang Mai has plenty of options for making a nest here.

If you are a new arrival renting is definitely the best option. There is no shortage of supply on rental options here whether you are looking for an apartment in the city, a family house or even a mansion surrounded by paddy fields. Find one or more reputable realtors let them know what you are looking for and they will soon have a list of properties for you to view.

Buying property here should be approached with caution, especially by foreigners. We recommend you take legal advice and think carefully before buying property. That is not to say don’t do it. Overseas nationals are allowed to buy condominiums in Thailand and many do. Purchasing a house is more difficult as foreigners are mostly prohibited from buying land. It can’t be said often enough, seek good, professional legal advice.