What will you give up to buy Thai property?

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This story from the U.K. caught our eye and raised the question, what would you give up to buy Thai property?

Strangely, unless of course you are a big fan of this food, some 87 percent of British people will not give up avocado on toast to buy a property?

Giving up this particular ‘delicacy’ wouldn’t be a problem for us, but it got us thinking.

What would you give up to buy you perfect Thai property?

More than 2,000 Brits were asked what they would forfeit for five years to be able to save for a deposit on a property.

Avocados and property were first mentioned together when an Australian property tycoon urged millennials to stop buying avocados on toast and expensive coffees in order to save for a deposit.

However, many young people hit back to say giving up such luxuries would not make a difference when house prices were so high.

In order to raise a deposit, Brits are prepared to give up nights out (35 percent), an annual holiday (35 percent) and takeaway food (30 percent).

Emma Denton, Sales Director Designate at Bellway Thames Gateway, said: “It is interesting to see that while young people are not willing to sacrifice avocados they will happily cut out nights out and an annual holiday in order to get on the ladder.”

So, we will start things off.

If we were saving to buy Thai property, our morning Caramel Frappucino from a global coffee chain would actually save us around THB 39,000 in one year – assuming we had one a day, every day, which we do not, just now and again.

What would you sacrifice to buy Thai property?

Andrew Batt
The author of this article is Andrew Batt, the founder and editor of www.thailandproperty.news. Andrew has been writing about property and real estate issues in Thailand and Southeast Asia for more than 10 years. He has worked for PropertyGuru Group, DDproperty, Dot Property Group, Hipflat and AsiaRents. He has also produced content for leading Thailand property developers and real estate agencies.
Email: andrew.thailandpropertynews@gmail.com.

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