Real Estate

What’s Ahead for the Bangkok Property Market in 2020

A supply influx of new office space is on the way while the overall retail industry faces low consumer confidence. But, in 2019, the number of Chinese tourists to Thailand has started recovering, says CBRE, an international property consultant. Bangkok Office Market The office market in Bangkok continues to perform strongly for this, but CBRE identifies challenges that are heading our way in the...

What’s It Like Renting a Property in Thailand?

Since formal legislation for rental agreements is not clear-cut in Thailand, existing statutes tend to favor landlords more than tenants. While the contract serves as the binding documents, only the landlord has the privilege to define the terms of rental deposits or call the police to evict tenants. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || ).push({}); Terms & Conditions of...

Rental Apartments Facing Change in Demand

Bangkok Rental Apartments Facing Change in Demand

As the number of Japanese expats in Thailand decreased to lower than 20% of the total expats for the first time in 2019 and dropped to 34,133 as of April 2019, a 4% decline Y-o-Y, CBRE is seeing a change in demand and its impact on the rental apartment sector in Bangkok, despite a healthy performance. Typically, when expats move with their family members to work in Thailand, the companies will cover...

High demand for luxury villas in beach destinations in Thailand

Business owners in Thailand are demanding for more supply of luxury villas in the country’s prime beach destinations. Making the most out of lower interest rates, demand for beachfront property remains strong in the face of conflicting economic sentiments. Popular Demand for Beachfront Properties Prapavadee Sophonpanich, founder and CEO of Ideas 1606 Co, a luxury resort and home developer,...

Bangkok condo launches rise

Newly launched condo supply continued to rise in Bangkok

Newly launched condo supply in the second quarter continued to rise in Bangkok, with most launches in June after the political situation became clearer, says property consultant Colliers International Thailand. Despite many negative factors, developers still launched new condo supply in Bangkok in the second quarter, said Phattarachai Taweewong, Colliers' associate director. (adsbygoogle...

How Blockchain Could Change the Real Estate Investment Landscape

How Blockchain Could Change the Real Estate Investment Landscape

An increasing number of countries have begun the process of implementing functional and legal frameworks to regulate blockchain-recorded tokens over the past several months, which has led to increasing exploration of these technologies across many investment sectors. Further, the use of distributed ledger technology (DLT) is a powerful disruptor at the transactional level, where significant...

New MRT Line Extensions to Trigger Property Development Growth in Bangkok

New MRT Line Extensions to Trigger Property Development Growth in Bangkok

It was recently announced that MRT Dark Blue Line’s two new extensions will finally be scheduled for their first test runs nine years since they were constructed. The Dark Blue Line will become Bangkok’s first circular line after the official opening of new MRT line extensions. The capital of Thailand will subsequently pave the way to more development opportunities. (adsbygoogle =...

Chinese move their purchase power away from Bangkok condo market

Chinese move their purchase power away from Bangkok condo market

Buyers from mainland China are slowing their condo purchases in Bangkok because of the strong baht, overpriced units and a supply glut. Simon Lee, co-founder and president of property brokerage Angel Real Estate Consultancy Co, said overall sales volume of Bangkok condos bought by Chinese buyers will shrink by half this year. "Chinese purchases have been sluggish since late last year after the baht...

Unstructured Thailand Real Estate Market!

The property market of Thailand has a life of its own. Critics say there is a sense of isolation in the Thailand real estate market. There are also rules – or the lack thereof – that deviate from what you normally see in foreign real estate markets (i.e. absence of appraisal policies, transactions going haywire). Unstructured Thai Property Market Former CBRE property consultant Natthapon...

Why Should You Invest in the Phuket’s Property Market

Thailand, especially its capital Bangkok, is a famous real estate hotspot, attracting both local and foreign homebuyers and investors. While places like Pattaya, Koh Samui and Phuket are famous tourist destinations, real estate in these coastal areas are growing as well. In fact, the Phuket property market continues to expand as tourists go in and out of the island city in large numbers. Is Phuket a...

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