Property Watch: Thailand at a crossroads in property investment

Property Watch: Thailand at a crossroads in property investment

PHUKET: Thailand is and will remain an attractive property market to invest in. The geography lends itself well to a good quality of life, especially if income to support that lifestyle isn’t an issue. However, it does have neighboring competition and is in the process of assessing its options to revise laws to continue developing its economy. The way in which Thailand chooses to proceed at this current crossroads will have an impact for the next 5-10 years and will shape the volume and quality of foreign investment in property. Amid a backdrop of protests about ‘long leases’ for foreigners in special economic zones, I

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 | 02:00 PM

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Across the Land: Luxury villa rentals picking up in Phuket

Across the Land: Luxury villa rentals picking up in Phuket

PHUKET: This year, the luxury villa rental inquiries are coming in early. By March, agents had already started calling around asking for rental rates over the holiday season of December 2017 to April 2018. Luxury villa rentals over the last two holiday seasons have been somewhat disappointing, with villa owners either not achieving any rentals for their properties at all or conceding a lower rental rate to accommodate the budget of the booking. It was also noted that the length of bookings over the last two holiday seasons, if any, were shorter than previous years. The holiday season also looked quite positive, with inqui

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | 02:00 PM

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