Posted by & filed under Krabi, Phuket, Property, Thailand, Tourism.

renderings_3_poolgarden2For many Asians Krabi is still a fairly unknown part of Thailand, but an experienced Singaporean property investor believes it has the potential to become the next top destination for property buyers and investors considering an investment in Thailand.

Mr. Getty Goh, Director of Ascendant Assets, is already an investor in Krabi, and he is a mega fan of Krabi.

He describes Krabi as being how Phuket was some 25 years ago. “It’s very much undiscovered,” he says, ”Krabi is a real pearl in the South”. Read more »

Posted by & filed under Bangkok, Investment, Pattaya, Property, Thailand, Tourism.

Property in Pattaya affected by Bangkok protests

pcon1Many foreigners cancelled their stay in Pattaya due to the political unrest in Bangkok.
According to research by Colliers International Thailand the whole of Thailand’s property market will be affected if the political unrest is not resolved within a few months. Read more »

Posted by & filed under Investment, Property, Thailand.

images-villa20-villa20-5What is the difference between a condo and an apartment in Thailand?
And why does Thailand distinguish between the two?

We often hear the words apartments and condos; and most people , especially those new to Thailand, think it is just the same.

But the truth is, an apartment and a condo are not the same, and this knowledge is very important, if you are planning to invest your hard earned money in real estate. Read more »

Posted by & filed under Investment, Koh Samui, Property, Thailand.

beachrepublicThe popular island Koh Samui’s renowned beach club, the Beach Republic has launched a new collection of villas available to purchase.

The Club Suites is 18 completed, fully-furnished villas for sale at 6.25 million THB and boast a guaranteed rental income of 6% for the first five years.

The 55 sq.m. properties are available through a 300-year lease, with no restrictions on foreign ownership. Read more »

Posted by & filed under Krabi, Property, Thailand.

Beware of the property rental sharks in Thailand.

koh_koo_villa_11Are you looking to rent a house or villa in Krabi or Ao Nang in southern Thailand? Phuket, Pattaya or anywhere else in Thailand for that matter? Then you should read this article and learn from my experience renting houses in Thailand.

One of the advises is to avoid the property rental sharks at all costs! But how do you find these sharks to avoid? Well…read on here… Read more »

Posted by & filed under Business, Ideas, Investment, Khanom, Property, Thailand, Tourism.

khanom_areaAt the end of the day imagine a picture postcard tropical beach with palm trees swaying in the breeze, exotic destinations and the connection becomes clear that ocean front property remains many a property investors’ most desired acquisition.

Given this particular twist, I’d like to detail out 5 of the top emerging markets for resort real estate in the region in no particular order. Read more »

Posted by & filed under Cartoons, Investment, Land, Phuket, Thailand, Tourism.

Land-Encroachment-300x225Phuket accounts for 30% of all land encroachment in Thailand!

Seems the Thailand and especially the Phuket developers say: “Hey, we need some more resorts and some more new villas, but the land is too expensive so let’s kick out the elephants and encroach the national parks!”

More than 12,000 rai of public land and forest reserve has been illegally encroached on nationwide, says the National Anti-Corruption Commission.

The situation in Phuket is the most critical in the country, accounting for 30% of encroachment on public land. (View enlarged cartoon). Read more »

Posted by & filed under Ideas, Investment, Property, Thailand.

3 good property resolutions for Year 2014!

gogreenIn the month of January many people look back on the past year and decide that the coming year shall be different and they set up a few goals to enrich their lives.
Some would like to lose a few pounds on their waistline while others want to stop smoking.
But it is rare that people find it worthwhile to change their view of their real estate investments. And this is indeed a shame!
Here follows 3 tips for how you can make your investments better in 2014. Read more »

Posted by & filed under Architecture, Business, Ideas, Investment, Property, Tourism.

The world’s largest artificial island in Denmark is now up for sale.

Kings-Island-Middelgrundsfortet-300x151Middelgrundsfortet is the largest artificial island in the world that is not connected to land and is located some 15 minutes by boat outside of Copenhagen.
The island was created in 1890 by King Christian IX and is now up for sale for US$9,500,000. That is some 285 million THB.
This is actually very affordable! Really! I mean, we are talking about Denmark here! One of the most expensive countries on the planet!

Read on here and you will know what I mean. Read more »

Posted by & filed under Investment, Khanom, Property, Thailand, Tourism.

Is Khanom becoming the new over developed tourist trap?

RonDavis-300x225I moved to Khanom some 9 years ago, escaping from Phuket with my Thai wife in order to be nearer family but more precisely because of the unspoilt, provincial nature of the place and lack of foreign tourists. We have seen relatively little development over the years, much of which failed. There is a change however, and with the Khanom Beach Magazine and several Khanom websites singing the praises of investment in development, whilst suggesting that the area would remain unspoilt at the same time. Read more »