Real Estate News

Phuket Commercial Land Parcels Soar

Ol’ Blue Eyes Frank Sinatra might be gone but who can forget those tuneful lyrics “Fly me to the moon,let me play among the stars, let me see what spring is like, on a Jupiter and Mars, in other words…” Well in other words what has taken flight in Ph...Read More

Malaysia considers restricting foreign property purchases

A hot topic over the past month has been the Malaysian government’s review and possible increase of the set minimum of investment in property by foreign buyers.Currently the level for the most part is RM1 million (approximately USD225,000), The trigg...Read More

Why condo model units pay off big time

Traveling around Asia I can’t help but start to see similarities in successful real estate projects. One of the key denominators has to be a well fitted out model unit. That said, please be reminded all model units are not created equal. Last week I ...Read More

Overseas buyers flock to Bali luxury villa offering

Bali’s resort grade real estate market has gotten a shot in the arm with strong overseas buying activity at the Mandarin Oriental Residences offering in Pandawa. Within recent memory the mainstay property audience has been Indonesian’s in mostly cond...Read More

Thai government renews 50 year property lease talk

Thailand’s real estate sector is buzzing on comments in the media that the Finance Minister has made on the possibility of extending property lease terms to 50 years. Currently a 30 year term with a  renewal for the same period is in effect.  What is...Read More

Videos

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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