Worth owning a condo and living in VN?

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Worth owning a condo and living in VN?

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What are the pros and cons of buying a condo in Vietnam? I see a wide range of condo pricing and I’ve never been there. Good place to retire?
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South or North VN? [icon_lol2.gif]

Friends of a friend moved to Thailand, nice weather, cheap living.
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Are doctors more plentiful there than in Canada?
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I bet doctors are more plentiful everywhere including Cuba and North or South Canada. Cheap living for sure. I suppose where you live varies the purchase price… maybe like Thailand.
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Jlabute wrote: Oct 1st, 2023, 6:21 pm I bet doctors are more plentiful everywhere including Cuba and North or South Canada. Cheap living for sure. I suppose where you live varies the purchase price… maybe like Thailand.
Cost of living drops once you leave Bangkok, relative stayed for few months in Chiang Mai. Everything was cheap, only issue language barrier.

How with something like Starlink you would be able to get secure internet and english speaking tv.
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I'd get the visa to live there, try living there for a month and then decide on condo living. I'd spend the month there examining every condo building, strata rules, expat groups and areas.
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Jlabute wrote: Oct 1st, 2023, 4:26 pm What are the pros and cons of buying a condo in Vietnam? I see a wide range of condo pricing and I’ve never been there. Good place to retire?
Shucks Jlabute, be adventurous, move beyond your comfort zone, say to hell with it all, then just do it. Freedom in retirement!!

Sort it out later.

But keep us informed
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good, I can go there, have a condo to stay at ! Go for it
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GordonH wrote: Oct 1st, 2023, 6:32 pm
Jlabute wrote: Oct 1st, 2023, 6:21 pm I bet doctors are more plentiful everywhere including Cuba and North or South Canada. Cheap living for sure. I suppose where you live varies the purchase price… maybe like Thailand.
Cost of living drops once you leave Bangkok, relative stayed for few months in Chiang Mai. Everything was cheap, only issue language barrier.

How with something like Starlink you would be able to get secure internet and english speaking tv.
I've seen condos for sale in Chiang Mai and they look quite nice. Everywhere has internet these days so I don't think that'd be a problem. English is probably known well enough or there are apps that will help you get by.
Either that or more to Sask. lol
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Friends if mine spent 2 or 3 winters on outskirts of C. mai and loved it. They lived in a lovely 2 story home, surrounded by forest and birds calling [Yes, Ruban likes this already] … small restaurants dotted here and there with fabulous eats priced for a song and dance. Locals friendly. Cooking facilities in house should you want to cook for yourselves now and then.

Will have to ask about practicalities, such as laundry, but think there was a washer. Hang to dry?

I’d sure take this option before revisiting the Sk winters.
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go rent for a winter, get a lay of the land. Most Vietnamese I know came here with little if any English, and none of them want to return to live there. Why not go and talk to people from there, get a better idea?
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