Real Estate News

Why design adds value to tropical properties

Adding value to property is the dream of every real estate investor. How to unlock value through key drivers can often be a minefield of confusion and a is further complicated by a lack of understanding what actually motivates buyers? Sure location i...Read More

How to retire in Margaritaville?

One of rock and rolls longest serving stars Jimmy Buffet is partnering on a new rollout of Margaritaville retirement communities. Jimmy’s brand has already swept though cafes, casinos, hotels, and vacation ownership, so real estate is the next great ...Read More

Phuket Ups Luxury Ante With Aquila Mega Villa

Phuket’s much-vaunted Millionaires Mile in Kamala has a new push luxury contender with the opening of the Aquila Villa. Featuring seven bedrooms and fitted-out much like a private hotel, the property is already gaining attention far and wide. Located...Read More

Ultra luxury Avadina Hills project gearing up

One of the latest ultra luxury villa estates in Phuket Avadina Hills is pushing ahead to build out seven villas. The latest move demonstrates confidence by the developer in the island real estate market. Bright signs in the sector this high season ha...Read More

How currency volatility affects Phuket real estate

While much is written about real estate market values in Phuket, undoubtedly the sleeping giant of the resort grade property is foreign currency fluctuations. Why you might ask? Well the majority of transaction activity in this segment are transactio...Read More

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Splendid Condominium, Kata, Phuket

Sweeping views across Kata Bech and the Andaman Sea. Splendid Condominium is a b...

Design & Lifestyle

From gentrification to terrification

How can suburbs  never be the same, but will always look the same? People are scared, especially of interiors. The design world continues to provide a plethora of normative options and confusing variety of the same thing. Beige is the order of the da...Read More

Snapchat for real estate?  Reality bites

.The year was 1984 and MTV was still a rising infant terrible. Onto the scene popped up a new artist named Corey Hart with his video  “Sunglasses at Night” and the rest is one-hit  wonder music history. These days MTV has gone the reality television ...Read More

Dr. Seuss lets the cat out of the luxury bag

Is the cat in the hat? Or is the mouse a house?  Rhyming Simon Dr. Seuss always had a way with words but maybe the cat has been let out of the bag. Making international luxury news recently was data in from online reseller Reebonz about the soaring v...Read More

Living upside down in a post-Titanic world

A world without Celine Dion would be a far, far, far better place. But let’s hold that one for later. For years my growing dissatisfaction with residential designers rest on the modern abandonment of the seemingly simple rule of architecture that for...Read More

Turning on the lights

Trick question. What uses more power? Siam Paragon in Bangkok or the entire province of Mae Hong Son (with 250,000 residents)? The astonishing answer is, of course, Siam Paragon. By a factor of DOUBLE the power consumption of the north-western Thai p...Read More

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