BEIJING: Ice Chen, a 36-year-old bank manager in Beijing, hasn't been to Bangkok lately, but she just bought two apartments there. The millennial is among younger Chinese flocking to specialist online platforms to buy international real estate. The biggest of the sites, Uoolu.com, reported a 60% surge...

This promises to be an interesting year for the Thailand real estate market with both opportunity and uncertainty present. This was the main takeaway from the Thailand Real Estate Market Outlook 2019 from CBRE Thailand. The Bank of Thailand enacted regulations that require higher down payments...

Many East Asian expats call Southeast Asia home. A significant number of companies from China, Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong have set up shop in the region bringing with them local staff to help with operations. However, not all locations for these expats are...

Pattaya has been a focal point for development historically. In the past decade, Pattaya's more popular areas such as Wong Amat, Phra Tamnak, Jomtien and Na Jomtien were developed heavily for the condominium market. With limited beachfront land along these beaches, developers are looking further...

New housing loans are expected to shrink by 10% this year, dragged by the central bank's stringent mortgage lending rules and weaker condominium demand from Chinese buyers, says a senior executive at Bank of Ayudhya (BAY). Both global and domestic factors are denting demand in residential...

Condo developers should monitor their own unsold inventory closely and try to drain as much as possible before planning new supply launches this year amid slowing property market growth, according to analysts. Therdsak Thaveeteeratham, executive vice-president for the research division at Asia Plus Securities Co, said...

WHEN CHINA’S government in 2015 encouraged its people to expand their investments in Thailand and other overseas countries, Chinese investors responded. Thailand was one of the largest beneficiaries of both individual and corporate investment from China. According to Siam Commercial Bank IEC research, Chinese investors expand their...

Land prices in Samut Sakhon, Nakhon Pathom and Nonthaburi saw the highest increases last year among the top five locations in Greater Bangkok, with developers shifting to low-rise development from condos. Phattarachai Taweewong, senior manager of property consultancy Colliers International Thailand's research department, said residential developers...

SINGAPORE: Singapore's CapitaLand said Monday it has agreed to buy two real estate holding firms in a Sg$11 billion (259 billion baht) deal that will create Asia's biggest property group with assets in dozens of countries. Under the agreement, CapitaLand will acquire two units from a...

The Port Authority of Thailand (PAT) will spend 7.5 billion baht to build 6,144 condominium units at Soi Trimitr on Rama IV Road for 26 slum communities that encroach on PAT land spanning nearly 200 rai in Klong Toey district. According to Deputy Transport Minister Pailin...