Five Star Villas & Condos now make it easier for you to sell your property!Read more
It is nice to read that Thailand has been included in the World’s Best Places To Retire In 2015; a ranking list compiled by the International Living magazine, due to its culture and low healthcare cost.Read more
In England we are known as “Estate Agents”.
In Thailand and USA (and some other countries) the English term “Estate Agent” is often replaced by “Real Estate Broker”.
But what is a Realtor®?
Spacious Built-in furniture
Built-in shelves help feed another common buyer craving: the desire for extra storage … so don’t clutter shelves.Read more
4 Quick Tips for preparing your Pattaya home for sale or rent
We recommend some of the following general staging tips in preparing your home for sale or rent.Read more
As a Pattaya property owner looking to sell or rent your property you may be covering up some of your home’s best features - literally.Read more
2013 is over, and it was a good year.
It’s possible that 2014 will be even better.
In fact, I am planning on it.
Here are some of my resolutions for the New Year:
Chinese tourism: 'Finally, we are seeing the world'
Chinese tourists now outspend holidaymakers from all other countries.
The most important thing when looking for a property is to find a trustworthy agent; an agent that has been in the business for a long time, an agent that is qualifiedRead more
Try and find a nice piece of land in Bangsaray to build a house? Almost impossible.
Home owners with rental properties in Bangsaray are rubbing their hands in anticipation.
Home owners in Bangsaray are looking forward to an increase in demand for properties.
In a declining real estate market where supply outstrips demand, a person can generally sell a property faster by lowering the price.
But there are other ways to enhance a property’s attractiveness besides lowering the asking price.
If you’re looking to sell your property in a cooling real estate market, read on for some tips on how to generate interest and get the best price possible.Read more
It was announced in Bangkok on 24 May 2012 that in excess of than Bt1 billion will be invested in the first ever Cartoon Network AMAZONE project sited at Bang Saray, Pattaya and due to open in 2013.Read more
Many people now buy condominiums off-plan in Pattaya i.e. in a condominium project that has not started construction.
This can be a good investment as the developer usually increases the prices of the condos during the period of construction.
Real Estate Seminar - 8 August 2012 – Eastern Grand Palace Hotel, Soi Khoa Talo, Pattaya
REBA-ES and the Agency for Real Estate Affairs proudly present a Seminar on the recently surveyed Pattaya property market.
I don’t regard myself as a typical real estate broker working in Pattaya, Thailand.
I don’t know what I really mean by “typical”.
All I know is that I try to maximize every day and give the best possible service.
08.30 checked and answered my emails on the iPhone at home as I expect a busy day ahead.
ASK members of Bangkok’s sizeable expatriate community whether they would swap the Thai capital for a new life in Zurich, Helsinki or Vienna and the vast majority would almost certainly respond with a resounding ‘no.’
They’d probably also reject an offer to move to Berlin or Montreal. Even the prospect of living in Copenhagen is unlikely to excite many expats here.
And yet the Danish capital has been voted the world’s top city for quality of life by monocle, a British publication set up 18 months ago by Tyler Brule, the founder of Wallpaper magazine.Read more
Pattaya has an ability to offer a host of international sports and leisure activities, combined with all the conveniences of a modern and cosmopolitan city is attracting investors sold on the tropical lifestyle of this great destination.Read more
A visa is fundamentally a document affixed into the passport issued to a foreigner by the Thai government allowing a foreigner to travel to the Kingdom and a granted permission to stay for a certain period of time. Visas can only be obtained outside of the Kingdom from a Royal Thai Embassy consulate. A visa has a validity period which denotes the period within which the visa may be used to apply for entry. The validity period is NOT the length of time you will be permitted to stay in the Kingdom.Read more
There are many worthy causes in Pattaya, and the Mercy Center located in Soi Nong Yai, Soi 8 is a prime example.Read more
Most foreigners working in Thailand are well aware that they need a visa and work permit to stay and work in the country. Yet, they find the law and regulations rather complicated and difficult to comprehend, especially with immigration rules dramatically evolving in the past few years and posing a challenge to the status of many expatriates.Read more
It feels like a case of déjà vu. Here I am in 2008 writing an article again about new property tax cuts. It wasn’t that long ago when the same tax cuts were in place to support the recovery of the real estate sector following the 1997 economic crisis.Read more
How tolerant Thailand became the guy tourism capital of Asia
“Travel broadens the mind.” This truism applies not only to the tourist, but also the host country.
Visitors naturally feel most comfortable where their hosts are welcoming and tolerant. Few nations have been as historically open to others as the Thais. That’s why in a polarizing world, easy going Thailand proves so popular with Arabs and Israelis, traditionalists and hedonists, straights and gays. Thailand got its hug gay visitor-base without even trying, through word-of-mouth, private enterprise and by just being itself.Read more
Asian property market
s weathered last year's global financial storm triggered by the sub-prime fiasco in the US and are expected to perform well this year, says Jones Lang LaSalle.Read more
Being English (and sometimes proud of it) I am always amazed to see how the Thai people react to celebrating under the hot sun, fuelled with alcohol and throwing gallons of iced water at each other…they laugh, joke and Wai each other with respect…imagine thousands of young people in an English town on a hot bank holiday Monday (a contradiction in terms) full of whisky and throwing water at each other…how long would it be before the police had to break up the riot?Read more
Rental, operations and financial leasing, factoring will be allowed to have majority foreign ownership.
Four additional restricted businesses - rental, operations leasing, financial leasing and factoring - will be made more open to foreign ownership this week.
"For these four businesses, it will be easier to hold more than 50 per cent in the company," Kanissorn Navanugraha, director-general of the Business Development Department, said last week.Read more
Koh Larn is a wonderful little island in the Gulf of Thailand, located about 7km off the coast of Pattaya Beach of which is about two hours drive south of Bangkok.Read more
New Act puts tighter controls on escrow transactions.
The Escrow Act of 2008 came into effect on May 21, establishing laws governing the escrow business in Thailand.
In an agreement to purchase and to sell immovable property, or any such reciprocal contract, one party will have an obligation to transfer or deliver assets or documents to another party and the other party will be obligated to pay the first party.
New Act puts tighter controls on escrow transactions.
Advance booking is essential…how unfortunate to see those inquisitive diners respectfully turned away while you tuck into your terrine du canard.
A perfect end to the week…or for some a perfect start to the week…Sunday brunch at Casa Pascal restaurant in the heart of Pattaya, close to the Royal Garden and The Avenues shopping malls…but just far enough away…Read more
Finance and Deputy Prime Minister Surapong Suebwonglee on Thursday voiced confidence that business in the property sector would grow markedly in the second half of this year after measures issued to stimulate the sector take effect.Read more
There is always something going on somewhere in Pattaya that is how dynamic this part of the Eastern Seaboard is.
For one, shopping has become a major workout for Pattaya quests. Walking through streets and bargaining endlessly seem like a good cardio-activity and this is a common sight in the busy shopping areas.Read more
Rice is central to Thai life and Thai society. It is the staple food of the country, forming part of every meal, and its production the chaw naa or rice farmers. The economy benefits greatly from the lucrative export of the rice surplus.Read more
Ko Chang (Thai: เกาะช้าง), also Koh Chang is the second largest island of Thailand, located on the Thai east coast 310 km away from Bangkok near the border to Cambodia in the Gulf of Thailand. The name means Elephant Island.Read more
Siam Country Club Plantation (2008)
18 holes at the 27-hole Plantation Course at Siam Country Club are now open for play. The Plantation Course features significant elevation changes that result in several breathtaking views of the beaches of Pattaya and the Gulf of Thailand approximately seven miles away.Read more
Why seven shareholders? is a question businessmen have pestered corporate lawyers with for years, but it is about to become a thing of the past.
The Thai government, prodded by the Commerce Ministry, is adopting major amendments to several partnership and corporate law provisions with the aim to simplify or do away with unnecessary statutory procedures under the Civil and Commercial Code. The amendment was published in the Government Gazette on March 3, 2008 and will be effective on July 1, 2008.Read more
Pattaya projects move inland
Rising prices of beachfront locations prompt developers to avoid ocean views.
Pattaya's Songkran festival, which ended last week, is a good indicator of just how rich this beach town has become because of the hotel and condominium boom.Read more
Increase in foreign quota for condos possible.
ACCORDING to finance minister Surapong Sue-wonglee, the government is considering allowing greater foreign ownership in property firms, notably condos, and extending freehold leases beyond 30 years to stimulate the real estate business in resort areas such as Bangkok, Pattaya, Samui and Phuket.Read more
Legal Clinic: questions and answers on Thailand property legal issues
Q. I have seen the marketing materials for a unit I am interested in acquiring and it refers to a â€˜rental guarantee of 6% per annum.â€™ I havenâ€™t received the contracts yet, but have been asked to place a deposit, is there anything I should think about, legally, which might assist me in questions I should put to the developer before signing a reservation agreement? â€“ James Blackwall, Heswall, CheshireRead more
There are a few places in the world where life rarely comes to a complete standstill. And just a couple of hours away from busy Bangkok is an outpost that seems locked in delightful isolation, yet very ac
cessible any day during the week.Read more
Ko Samet (Thai: เกาะเสม็ด), is an island located in the Gulf of Thailand off the coastline of the Thai province of Rayong, approximately 220 km southeast of Bangkok and a 1 hour drive from Pattaya.Read more
Whether you are just visiting Thailand or actually live here, you must have seen this mysterious creature, most notably on Thai bank and insurance company buildings. The unmistakable figure adorns the facades of government ministries and all other official edifices.Read more
The rights of condominium buyers will be protected under an amended Condominium Act that will take effect on July 4 (2008), according to the Lands Department.
The rights of condominium buyers will be protected under an amended Condominium Act that will take effect on July 4, according to the Lands Department.Read more