Project Review: Chapter One The Campus Kaset

  • DDproperty Content Team
  • 8 January 2016

The prime locations are not only characterized by those centred around the city’s financial and industrial districts or close at hand with the urban mass transit, but also those within the universities’ campuses which harbour mass students looking out for temporary stays. Grasping this new concept and possibility, the campus condos are launched to meet the demands of the students temporarily relocated from home in the remote areas as well as the buyers who want to invest in property by rent.

Kasetsart University’s Campus is eye-catching for its physical expanse allowing for countless lives to occupy together with the high proximity to the green line mass transit (under construction heretofore) extending from Mo Chit to Saphan Mai to Khu Khot and giving convenient accesses to Bangkok’s CBDs. Even though there are a number of condo units put up for sale around Kasetsart University, Pruksa Real Estate’s Chapter One The Campus Kaset is the only condo as of now fully constructed and ready to move in. As its development was completed earlier than the rest, it shall enjoy the first-mover advantage or such.

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Project Details (Latest Updated on October 29th, 2015)

Project Name: Chapter One The Campus Kaset

Developer: PS (Pruksa Real Estate)

Address: Phahonyothing Rd, Chatuchak Sub-District, Chatuchak District, Bangkok

Project Area: 7-3-60 rais of land

Project Type: Seven 8-storey buildings with a combined total of 768 residential units and 15 commercial units.

Unit Layouts:

Studio                   [22.69 – 26.86 sq.m.]    339 units in total

1 bedroom          [28.61 – 29.11 sq.m.]    330 units in total

2 bedroom          [46.25 – 46.76 sq.m.]    99 units in total

Starting Price: 4.529MB/unit (2 bedroom)

Average Selling Price: THB 98,400/sq.m.

Average Rental Price: THB 10,000 – 20,000/unit a month

Terms of Payment: THB 10,000/unit for booking plus THB 20,000 for the contract

Sinking Fund: THB 500/sq.m. (1 time payment on the transfer date)

Maintenance Fee: THB 55/sq.m. (paid 2 years in advance)

Selling Rate: Only sixteen of 2-bedroom units left, then sold out.

Completion: Completed on June 2015.

Project Details

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Chapter One The Campus Kaset was meticulously designed under the concept of “Knowledge & Lifestyle Community” to the wish of those seeking a place suitable for peaceful study as well as anyone’s work-life balance. This condominium is what students and academic staffs enrolling at Kasetsart University are looking for, with the majestic Modern English design offering a brand new experience commensurate with one of living abroad.

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The alleyway-covered garden is highlighted for its unique and exquisite open greeneries scattering all over the outside areas between 7 buildings. The mesmerizing atmospheric ambience is merely the result of abundance of shading trees and undergrowths put in place wherever there is a room for.

The condo embraces the commitment to create a productive environment by featuring a vibrant and peaceful landscape together with a full set of lifestyle facilities. The landscape consists of an expansive garden with tall trees proportionally distributed all over, while the facilities are available in all of the 7 buildings.

อาคาร A B และ C มีพื้นที่ร้านค้าที่โครงการออกแบบให้เป็นจัตุรัส (แคมปัส สแควร์) เสมือนเป็นคอมมูนิตี้มอลล์ขนาดเล็ก

An outdoor square patio adjoining Building A, B and C acting as an outside commercial area.

ร้านรวงต่าง ๆ ภายในโครงการ เช่น ตัวแทนอสังหาฯ ที่ให้บริการฝากขาย-ฝากเช่า ร้านซักรีด ร้านน้ำหยอดเหรียญ ฯลฯ

The shops including a consignment (second-hand) shop, real-estate agent, laundry shop, coin-operated water vending machine, among others, are all lined up along the outdoor walkway.

This area is NOT restricted to the outsiders. But the incomers are always checked over at the entrance with the keycard access system.

ประตูรั้วกั้นพื้นที่ร้านค้ากับส่วนพักอาศัย

An ample gate separating the residential and commercial areas.

Building B is inclusive of a juristic person office.

Building C offers the library and multi-purpose space contoured in Modern English style and coming with a tall, sizable room with reference to double volume.

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Building D contains a fitness centre.

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ด้านหน้าจะมีบริการตู้ล็อกเกอร์ไว้ให้ ขณะที่ด้านในก็มีเครื่องเล่นค่อนข้างหลากหลายทั้งลู่วิ่ง เครื่องครอสโอเวอร์ จักรยานและอุปกรณ์เล่นเวทประเภทต่างๆ

The lockers are located foremost while exercise equipment featured by powerline cable crossover machine, exercise treadmills, stationary bikes, and other weightlifting equipment, can be found on the inside of the room.

Building E is an expansive yoga room containing living furnishings located frontmost, mirrored walls, and great windows opening for ventilation and sunbeams.

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Chapter 123Building F has steam & saunas, locker rooms, and bathrooms. The temperature controller is at the front door of sauna.

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Building G is a so-called campus lounge, a recreational area mixed by pantry and living room.

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An infinity-edge pool is located in the middle of the central garden and made up of an adult pool of 1.2 metre depth and kid’s pool of 0.6 metre depth. The area of the pool deck can be a great place to relax. The poolside showers are available near the steam rooms at Building F.

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The security mechanism consists of CCTV coupled with security guards on 24/7 duty. The entrance is guarded with boom barrier integrated with keycard access system.

45% total parking space

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ทางเข้าที่จอดรถทางด้านหน้าของโครงการ

Parking lots lined up along the entry way.

ระหว่างอาคารโครงการจะทำรั้วและประตูเข้าออกเพื่ออำนวยความสะดวกให้ลูกบ้าน

There is a side gated entrance for a convenient access.

บริเวณรั้วจะมีจุดจอดจักรยานให้ด้วย

Bike parkings are near the gate.

Two Schindler passenger lifts per building.

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Total facilities include al fresco swimming pools, outdoor garden, fitness centre, yoga room, steam & sauna, library, lounge, bike parking, and commercial area.

Usual Layouts

Flooring: The bedroom, living room and dining area are laid with laminate wood floorings throughout. The bathroom and balcony are equipped with anti-slip ceramic floorings.

Floor to Ceiling Height: 2.5 metre high

Door: Lever door

Kitchen Set: Built-in counter inlaid with a sink and faucet. All made by Starmark.

Bathroom Sanitary: A sink and toilet bowl by Cotto. Prema faucet. Furnishings: Both fixtures and wall-mounted furnishings from Starmark.

AC: Samsung 9,000/12,000/18,000 BTU. One AC for a studio. Two ACs for 1-bedroom type. And Three ACs for a 2-bedroom type.
Master Floor Plan

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The condo faces towards the northwestern direction. Even though the condo entrance from Phaholyothin Rd. is quite narrow so to describe, the outdoor space within the condo area is enormous. When passing through the gate, Building A appears at first sight. This building offers the cheapest units among them all.

The condo is densely surrounded by clusters of abodes of no more than 3 storeys, which are not in the way of sightseeing the townscape from the upper floors of the condo.

With the principal face looking with the easterly orientation, sweeping views of cityscape comprising 3-storey commercial buildings lined along Phaholyothin road and the railway can be obtained.

The north of the condo lies adjacent to Amorphan Market and townhomes surrounding Kasetsart University.

The south view encompasses commercial buildings standing closely to one another, one of which is an 8-storey building of Land Development Department, which can only be clearly visible from a few of units of this condo.

On the west, the western domain of this area shall come into view.

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3rd – 8th Floor Plans

At present, the units available for sale at the condo are only the 2-bedroom type. This type has a bedroom on the corner of the unit and is available from 2nd floor onward. There are 16 units of 2-bed in total.

Unit Layout Studio [22.69 – 26.86 sq.m.] 339 units

1 ห้องนอน 28.61-29.11 ตารางเมตร จำนวน 330 ยูนิต

1 bedroom with the size ranged from 28.61-29.11 sq.m. Available in 330 total units.

2 ห้องนอน 46.25-46.76 ตารางเมตร จำนวน 99 ยูนิต

2 bedroom with the size ranged from 46.25-46.76 sq.m. Available in 99 total units.

The only remaining 2-bed are fully furnished and ready to move in.

Unit Review The sample units are all located in Building A and represent two layouts inclusive of 2-bed and studio.

ทางเข้าบริเวณด้านหน้าของอาคาร A

The entrance of Building A

ชั้นล่างของแต่ละอาคารออกแบบเป็นล็อบบี้สำหรับนั่งพักคอย  โดยล็อบบี้ของตึก  A จะแตกต่างจากตึกอื่นๆ เพราะเป็นล็อบบี้แบบ Double Volume

In Building A, a double-volume lobby is first seen when entering through the front door.

ห้องจดหมายซึ่งอยู่บริเวณชั้นล่างของแต่ละอาคาร (ในรูปเป็นห้องจดหมายของอาคาร A)

The mailroom of Building A is classically and exquisitely designed with lots of wooden patterns put into great use.

ห้องจดหมายของอาคารอื่นๆ ถัดจากห้องจดหมายก็จะเป็นล็อบบี้ลิฟท์

In the other buildings, mailroom is next to the lobby lift.

โถงทางเดินภายในตัวอาคาร

The corridor within the building.

1) 2-Bed w 1 bahroom, 46 sq.m., 4.529MB (3rd Fl @ Building A)

ประตูห้องฝังตาแมว มือจับเป็นแบบก้านโยก

The unit door is a lever door with door cat eye.

เลย์เอาท์เมื่อเปิดประตูห้องเข้าไป จะเจอห้องนั่งเล่นเป็นอันดับแรก

The layout has a living room set frontmost of the unit.

พื้นที่นั่งเล่นและทานอาหารถูกออกแบบให้อยู่ในพื้นที่เดียวกัน ลูกบ้านจะได้บิลท์อินชั้นวางทีวีและม้านั่งตัวยาว รวมถึงโต๊ะทานข้าวตามสเปคในรูป

The living area is inclusive of the dining area, so there will be living furnishings as well as dining table set placed together there.

สำหรับห้องแบบ 2 ห้องนอนครัวจะอยู่ขนาบข้างประตูทางเข้า สเปคบิลท์อินชุดครัวจะได้ตามที่เห็นในภาพ

For 2-Bed type, the whole kitchen is located by the front door laid flat against the wall.

เคาน์เตอร์ฝั่งตรงข้ามออกแบบเป็นตู้วางรองเท้าและชั้นแขวนสำหรับเก็บของ

On the opposite of the kitchen side lies built-in shoe cabinets for storing shoes and miscellaneous items also.

โซนนั่งเล่นจะมีระเบียงกว้าง กั้นด้วยบานเลื่อนอลูมิเนียมแบบ 2

The living room abuts the outdoor balcony, accessed through the glass sliding door framed in aluminium.

บริเวณระเบียงโครงการเดินท่อไว้พร้อมสำหรับการติดตั้งเครื่องซักผ้า

The water pipes and lines are run on one side of the balcony.

โถงทางเดินภายในห้อง ประตูทางด้านซ้ายเป็นห้องน้ำ ด้านขวาเป็นห้องนอนใหญ่ ส่วนปลายทางเดินเป็นที่ตั้งของห้องนอนเล็ก

The path leading to three rooms including a bathroom to the left, a small bedroom straight ahead, and a master bedroom to the right.

มาสเตอร์เบดรูม บิลท์อินเตียงนอนขนาด 5 ฟุต มีระเบียงขนาดเล็กกั้นด้วยบานเลื่อนอลูมเนียมสีเทาแบบ 2 ชั้น

A master bedroom has a 5-foot long bed fitted in it and comes with outdoor balcony accessible through the glass sliding doors framed in grey.

บิลท์อินตู้เสื้อผ้าและชั้นวางทีวีภายในห้องนอนใหญ่

Built-in TV cabinet and wardrobe are located at the end of the bed.

บิลท์อินชุดเครื่องแป้ง

A tiny dressing table is located next to the head of the bed.

ด้านหลังประตูติดตั้งอุปกรณ์กันกระแทกเมื่อเปิดประตูด้วย

Doorstops

ห้องน้ำ ผนังกรุกระเบื้องเซรามิคสีขาว พื้นปูกระเบื้องเซรามิคกันลื่น สุกภัณฑ์เป็นของแบรนด์คอตโต้ บิลท์อินอ่างล้างหน้าท็อปแกรนิต พร้อมให้กระจกเงาตามภาพ

The bathroom’s walls are paneled with white anti-slip ceramic tiles. The counter top is made of granite. The bathroom is equipped with Cotto sanitary and mirror.

โครงการแบ่งสัดส่วนโซนอาบน้ำมาให้แต่ไม่ได้กั้นกระจกแยกให้แบบชัดเจน ฝักบังเป็นแบบก้านเปลือยแบรนด์ Prema เดินสายไฟสำหรับติดตั้งเครื่องทำน้ำอุ่นไว้ให้เรียบร้อย ท่อระบายน้ำเป็นแบบมีกระแกรงกันกลิ่น

The bathroom is well proportioned but doesn’t have a partition. It comes with Prema shower head and the hot/cold water line is run.

ห้องนอนเล็กที่อยู่สุดทางเดินกรุบานเลื่อนกระจกบานใหญ่ แต่ไม่มีพื้นที่ให้เดินออกไปได้ ห้องนอนบิลท์อินเตียง 3.5 ฟุต (ชั้นวางของด้านบนโครงการทำเพื่อตกแต่งเท่านั้น)

A small bedroom is located innermost and comes with generously sized windows by which a 3.5 foot long bed is placed.

เตียง 3.5 ฟุตมีลิ้นชักเก็บของใต้เตียงด้วย ส่วนปลายเตียงบิลท์อินเป็นโต๊ะเขียนหนังสือที่สามารถพับเก็บได้

A 3.5 foot long bed with a drawer underneath is in a small bedroom. At the end of the bed is a folding table.

บิลท์อินตู้เสื้อผ้าของห้องนอนเล็ก

A built-in wardrobe in a small bedroom.

2) Studio, 23 sq.m., 2.349MB (Sales Closed)

ประตูทางเข้า

The unit’s front door.

เลย์เอาท์เมื่อเปิดประตูเข้าไปในห้อง

When entering the door, a spacious path leading straight into the living room.

ทางด้านขวามือเป็นชุดครัวบิลท์อิน

A full built-in kitchen set located along an entryway.

บิลท์อินเคาน์เตอร์ครัวท็อปแกรนิต ฝังอ่านล้างจานพร้อมก็อกน้ำมาให้เรียบร้อย ด้านข้างชุดครัวเป็นบิลท์อินตู้เก็บของ

An built-in granite counter top inlaid with a sink and faucet.

ฝั่งตรงข้ามของเคาน์เตอร์ครัว เป็นประตูทางเข้าห้องน้ำและบิลท์อินชั้นวางของและชั้นวางรองเท้าซึ่งอยู่ด้านข้างบิลท์อินตู้เสื้อผ้าในส่วนของโซนห้องนอน

Located on the opposite of the kitchen counter are the bathroom, shelved cabinets, and shoe cabinet. With an inward slant a wardrobe shall be found next to the cabinet facing the bed.

โซนห้องนอนบิลท์อินเตียงขนาด 5 ฟุต ด้านข้างเตียงเป็นระเบียงกั้นด้วยบานเลื่อนอลูมิเนียมแบบ 2 ชั้น บริเวณระเบียงเดินท่อน้ำสำหรับติดตั้งเครื่องซักผ้าให้เรียบร้อยแล้ว

A built-in 5-foot long bed perfectly fits in the master bedroom and has an outdoor balcony that can be accessed around the head of the bed. On the outside there will be water pipes and water lines run, so a laundry machine can be perfectly put there.

ปลายเตียงบิลท์อินเป็นชั้นวางทีวีและชั้นวางของตามรูป

On the opposite of the bed A TV cabinet and storage are wall-fitted.

ด้านข้างของชั้นวางทีวีบิลท์อินม้านั่งตัวยาวพร้อมโต๊ะตัวเล็กสำหรับเป็นมุมทานข้าวและอ่านหนังสือ บานเลื่อนกระจกบริเวณนี้ทำมาเพื่อให้แสงธรรมชาติเข้าถึง เพิ่มความโปร่งให้ห้อง สามารถเปิดได้แต่ไม่มีพื้นที่ให้เดินออกไป

A long seating placed right next to TV laid back on the same side, suitable for sitting in or dining or reading. A tall glass windows (fixed) are at the end of the room, letting in a proper level of light.

ท่อน้ำฝั่งระเบียงโซนห้องนอน

There are water pipes located by the bedroom.

ในส่วนของห้องน้ำให้พื้นที่ค่อนข้างกว้าง ผนังห้องน้ำกรุกระเบื้องสีขาว ปูพื้นด้วยกระเบื้องกันลื่น ติดตั้งฝักบัวและเดินสายไฟสำหรับติดตั้งเครื่องทำน้ำอุ่นไว้แล้ว

The bathroom is spacious and immaculate with walls of white tiles and floor of anti-slip tiles. The hot/cold water line is run.

เคาน์เตอร์อ่างล้างหน้าภายในห้องน้ำมาพร้อมกับกระจกเงาบานใหญ่ตามภาพ

The bathroom sink and mirror in every unit follows the same suit.

 

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Location

Phaholyothin is one of utter importance with immense property investments lurking around every bend as well as convenient accesses to transportations to neighbouring CBDs in plenty. It owed this prosperity to the nearby CBDs its margins are being in touch with. In the future, the green line will be established across the area to provide for easy accesses to places ranging from Rungsit to CBD. In details, the line extends from Mo Chit station to Ladprao Five-Ways to Ratchayothin Intersection to Kasetsart Intersection to Saphan Mai, and ends at Khu Khot station in Rungsit Khlong 2 region.

Never short of homes are the areas set along Phaholyothing Rd from Ratchayothin Intersection to Kasetsart Intersection, as well as the campus of Kasetsart University, a magnet attracting commercial centres, shops, restaurants and other conveniences. All of the places previously mentioned are all conveniently accessible via roads including Viphawadi Rd, Ratchadaphisek Rd, Ngamwongwan Rd, and Kaset-Nawamin Rd, which intersect with each other at many points, forming the crossings. The green line will soon be extended to serve the eagerly awaiting passengers at greater conveninece. For now MRT is accessible easiest at MRT Phahonyothin station, while BTS is accessible via BTS Mo Chit. People could have a go at other public transportations to travel to the remote locations deep in streets.

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Directional map to Chapter One The Campus Kaset

Chapter One The Campus Kaset is situated on Phaholyothing Rd and 100 metre far from Kasetsart Intersection. In the future any inhabitants will be able to access Senanikom and Kasetsart stations as the most conveniently located entrances to the public transit at will. They can reach there easily by foot as the condo is adjacent to the main road.

Around the campus of Kasetsart University, Chapter One The Campus Kaset is the only famous landmark standing alone to shelter those who are in need for temporary or permanent stays, or for investiture purpose. It’s in great demand among the students who couldn’t afford to lose lodgings within easy walking with the university. Queued along the way from the condo to the university are convenience stores, pharmacies, street food stalls and markets, all of which set out grocery items on display visibly to the naked eyes. But if the residents of Chapter One would like to take the road to somewhere else, they are undoubtedly obliged to pull through the fanatic traffic blocks that commands this domain on a regular basis.

Getting There

Personal Vehicle: Go straight along Phahonyothin Rd through Ladprao Five Ways, Ratchayothing Intersection and Senanikom Intersction. After passing through Senanikom Intersection, stay on the left for about 300 metres and the condo is on the left.

An optional direction is to drive along Viphawadi Rd, past Don Mueng Airport towards Kasetsart University, then make a left towards Kasetsart Intersection. At the intersection take the right onto Phaholyothin Rd and drive straight along the road until reaching Senanikom Intersection, then turn around. Keep left about 300 metre and the condo is found leftward.

Public Buses: #26, 39, 63, 177, 191, 503, 524 and 545

Public Transits: The nearest stations are BTS Mo Chit and MRT Phahonyothin stations for time being. After getting off either of these stations, take public bus to come to the condo. In the future residents there will be stations Senanikom (green line) and Kaset (green line) established even closer to the condo.

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The Green Line map (cr. www.mrta.co.th)

Lifestyle Amenities

Central Plaza Lad Prao

Tesco Lotus Lad Prao

 

The Avenue Ratchayothin

Box Space Ratchayothin

Home Village Kaset

Amornphant Market

 

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Analysis

As the only campus condo close to Kasetsart University, Chapter One The Campus Kaset has by now received the demand through the roof particularly among the university students, their guardians and even university staffs. They all agree to the convenient location and safety the condo can offer any of its residents. By now, the rental price of Chapter One The Campus Kaset is approximately THB 10,000 a month for a studio unit and THB 20,000 a month for a 2-bedroom unit.

Nearby Condos

Project 1 The Key Phahonyothin

A mid-rise condominium launched by Land & Houses consists of four 8-storey buildings together with a total of 505 residential units. Expanding over 6-1-87 rais of land located on Phaholyothing 34 Street, 500 metre from the main road. Established in 2011 and sold out before now. The resale price of 1 bedroom unit (33sq.m.) was 2.4MB at start.

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The Key Phahonyothin

Project 2 Supalai Cute Ratchayothin

Supalai launched a condo development of five 8-storey buildings housing 887 units over 10-1-14 rais of land. It’s 600 metre from the main road on Soi Phaholyothin 34. The unit layouts available at the condo include studio type with a space of 33.5 sq.m. and 1-bedroom type with a space of 40.5 sq.m. The selling price starts from the low 2.4MB/unit. The complete construction is expected to take place in September 2016.

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Supalai Cute Ratchayothin-Phaholyothing 34

Project 3 D’Mura Ratchayothin

D’Well Grand Asset launched D’Mura Ratchayothin with one 8-storey building of 216 residential units located on a 2-0-41.7 rai on Soi Phaholyothin 34, 800 metre from the street entrance. The project begun in the end of 2015 is expectedly able to be closed by late 2016. Only 45% of total units remain unsold as of now. The available unit layouts range from 1-bedroom ranging from 25.03 sq.m. to 32.77 sq.m. in size sold at 2.2MB, to 2-bedroom the size ranging from 25.03 – 32.77 sq.m. sold at 3.6MB.

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D’Mura Ratchayothin

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Summary

In overall, Chapter One The Campus Kaset is one of highly attractive residential places with untapped investment opportunities in store to be reckoned with. In terms of physical address it’s located off road by few hundreds of metres but conveniently accessible via all kinds of public transportations available in plenty here and there. Being amid the crowded community there is a public transit passing by to ride for a visit at any entertaining and living places in remote distances depending on their conveniences. It’s easy and safe to get to the university and office from this condo in any way. All the mentioned has a strong connection with the rental profits.

The exceptional residence is developed with meticulous attention in space and design, and located in a very private and unique location despite being within a bustling community around Kasetsart Intersection. The generously-sized, vibrant garden is a great retreat within the condo to soothe the residents’ souls. Main dwellings boast their well-proportioned position for giving an expansive outdoor space along with great sense of comfort to every individual to enjoy enormously.

The average rental price of this ready-to-move-in condo sets off THB 98,400/sq.m. It’s not immoderately costly when taking the following points into consideration: high proximity to public transit and main road, fully furnished unit, highly appraised values, and great demand of expats.

This project review is written by Chaiyasit, a full-time reviewer at DDproperty.com, the No.1 property listing portal in Thailand. For any questions, please email to chaiyasit@ddproperty.com.

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Eric Wong

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