Lifestyle hotels are growing in Asia, boosted by youthful guests looking for authenticity, community and local experiences coupled with features including innovative design, good connectivity and convenient locations, according to the Hotels and Hospitality Group of JLL, the international real estate investment, services and management...

Thailand is the first country in Asia-Pacific to see the launch of Facebook's new Marketplace category, Property for Rent. Globally, Thailand is the fifth market (after US, Canada, France and Britain) in which Facebook has introduced Property for Rent, said Mayank Yadav, product manager of Facebook...

Almost half of new mortgages in the second quarter had a loan-to-value (LTV) ratio of more than 90%, and those with a loan-to-income (LTI) ratio above five times made up nearly one-third, says a senior official at the Bank of Thailand. The data points to deteriorating...

The Bank of Thailand will hold a consultation to discuss the "search-for-yield" behaviour prevalent in the property sector with relevant parties because it could lead to higher risk of default in mortgage loans. The central bank found this behaviour is widespread, especially in high-rise condominium projects,...

Earlier this year, Terra International Realty experts noted how the Pattaya condo market seemed primed for a turnaround. It looks like the recovery is now taking place. The revival is happening at a steady pace as both developers and property buyers continue to carefully watch...

The Bangkok condominium market continues to draw big investment from overseas and the non-property sector, with many large firms from Japan, China and South Korea lured because of attractive returns, says the Thai Real Estate Association. Pornarit Chounchaisit, the association's president, said these investors are pure...

From Russia with Love might is a James Bond 007 thriller but it has also been a mantra for island developers as the past nine months has seen a strong uptick in demand in Phuket real estate by Russian buyers. According to the recently released Phuket...

TOKYO: Kyushu Railway Co is entering the market for condominiums in Bangkok in response to a steady demand from middle-income earners in the suburbs. The Japanese railway operator, known as JR Kyushu, said in a statement that it will set up a local firm with other...

Petrol prices are constantly  on the move.  But in most cases, the process of addition applies more  frequently with very visible  price increases than occasional roll backs hardly seen  or felt by consumers. However, the recent  launching of the “full-liter petrol” Mobil Apps  by the  Ministry...

Having two passports or the privilege of dual citizenship is, indeed, very beneficial as the holder can enjoy some privileges considered inalienable to natural born citizens. After the 9/11, 2001 terror attacks, the U.S. government toughened visa requirements for visitors from nations previously free to come...