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  • Thailand News

    Century-old heritage house on sale for 45 million baht in Bangkok

    An almost century-old two-storey heritage house on the banks of the Chao Phraya River has sparked interest online after being listed for sale at 45 million baht. The property, boasting a land area of 200 square wahs (800 square metres), has been praised for its robust structure, despite showing signs of age. It was revealed today by a Facebook user,…

  • Thailand News

    House fire in Kra Chon causes 100,000 baht damage, sparks investigation

    A single-storey concrete house was engulfed in flames, leading to extensive damage and a call for those responsible to come forward. This incident, which occurred today, March 24, is believed to have originated from local farmers illegally burning rice straw in nearby fields, causing the fire to spread uncontrollably. The 50 year old homeowner, Duangsamorn, returned home to a scene…

  • Business News

    LH Bank reveals strategy for mid-sized status by 2030

    Land and Houses Bank (LH Bank), the financial subsidiary of property giant Land and Houses Plc (LH), unveils its ambitious plan to become a mid-sized bank by 2030. The bank’s strategy is founded on robust loan growth and an increasing income stream. LH Bank’s five-year business strategy involves a comprehensive restructuring of its loan portfolio, aimed at driving loan expansion…

  • Thailand News

    House in Bangkok deemed to have supernatural powers up for sale

    A house in Bangkok, deemed to have supernatural powers, has garnered viral attention as it goes up for sale. The supposedly supernatural house costs 33.3 million baht (US$934,500) and claims to see the past and future. Furthermore, allegedly, it can warn of potential dangers and make lottery predictions. A black hole is also claimed to be seen. A Facebook post…

  • Thailand News

    Townhouse collapse in central Thailand raises safety concerns

    A devastating incident occurred as a two-storey townhouse collapsed, causing damage to multiple properties in central Thailand. The calamity took place within the Teacher’s Village in Ban Khlong Suan, Phra Samut Chedi District, Samut Prakan last night. The authorities were alerted and emergency response teams were dispatched to assess the situation and provide assistance. The area, roughly 5 kilometres from…

  • Crime News

    Knockdown house scam: Elusive Thai builder arrested for defrauding clients

    A high-end knockdown house builder, known in the community as Tiger Craftsman, was apprehended by the police and highway patrol today, after absconding with deposit money from clients. The 30 year old suspect responsible for orchestrating this knockdown house scam, identified only as Watthit, was detained by the authorities on Sirisothon Road, Lat Khwang, Ban Pho, Chachoengsao province. Watthit allegedly…

  • Thailand News

    Chiang Mai property stirs online debate, selling dream or reality for 80,000 baht?

    A plot of land, measuring just one square wah (equivalent to 4 square metres) and priced at 80,000 baht, has caused a stir on social media. The land, located in a village in Chiang Mai, comes complete with a groundwater system, a water tank, and a steel cage. The online Chiang Mai property post advertising the sale also included a…

  • Thailand News

    Public canal encroachment: Luxury Thai house to face demolition

    The Kao Chi Chan Subdistrict Municipality issued an order for the demolition of a luxurious Thai-styled house, built over a public canal, within 30 days. The owner clarified that if they had known about the public canal encroachment situation, they would not have purchased the property in the first place. Following a complaint by locals from the Na Jomtien subdistrict,…

  • Eastern Thailand News

    Nightmare in Nikom Pattana: Man flees home as walls collapse in deluge

    A young man was forced to flee his home in the middle of the night after the walls collapsed due to heavy rain, likening the experience to a tsunami scene in a film. While he managed to escape with two dogs, he called on the media to report the incident as he was unsure of his legal rights and who…

  • Thailand News

    Tree falls on revered Thai monk’s house, minor damage sustained

    In a remarkable incident, a large tree fell on the house of the revered Thai monk Luang Pu Mun, but the house remained mostly intact. The monk’s followers shared photos of the astonishing event that took place at the Wat Pa Phurithattatirawat Forest Monastery in Sakhon Nakhon, Thailand. This extraordinary occurrence happened when the area experienced heavy rainfall causing several…

  • World News

    Couple uncovers century-old secret well beneath kitchen floor during renovation

    A couple discovered a secret well over 100 years old hidden under their kitchen floor while renovating their recently purchased home. The well, with a depth of six metres, dates back to the reign of Queen Victoria. The couple, 28 year old Emma Harrison and 27 year old Rhys Stainer from the United Kingdom, found the unexpected secret beneath the…

  • Cannabis News

    Rejected cannabis bill causes strain amongst government coalitions

    A recently-rejected cannabis bill has caused strains between government coalition partners, with its creating party blaming political motivations for its denial. The bill was introduced to the Thai House of Representatives but was shot down by a 198 to 136 vote. Critics of the bill point toward its loose wording, saying it could allow young people to use the drug…

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    Can Non-Thai nationals get financing to buy property in Thailand?

    There are a few ways foreigners can use finance to purchase property in Thailand. If you’re an expatriate who owns a business in Thailand or you are currently working on a job that pays well, there is a possibility that you can borrow money against your company in the form of a mortgage to buy a home. However, since each…

  • Property News

    Bangkok real estate developer confidence dipped in Q1 due to supply chain woes

    Thailand’s home developer sentiment index was 47 in the first quarter of 2022, compared to 52 in the fourth quarter of 2021. The reason for the dip in confidence? Russia’s war in Ukraine, of course. The ongoing conflict has significantly influenced the cost of petrol and numerous construction supplies, notably steel, which has seen a 35% increase in price since…

  • Property News

    Thailand real estate sales projected to stay strong in 2022 — CBRE

    CBRE plans to sell 14 billion baht in real estate this year, representing a 15% increase year on year, with luxury low-rise residences and resort villas being the main sellers. The company reportedly made 12 billion baht from real estate sales in 2021, an increase of 30% from the previous year. Luxury low-rise homes and villas have increased in popularity…

  • Property News

    Nawarat to launch 2 projects at 2 billion baht in 2022

    After a two-year break, contractor Nawarat Patanakarn aims to launch two new home projects costing nearly 2 billion baht in 2022. The new developments will be close to existing ones that are nearly sold out or have a high demand. The company aims to earn 600 million baht by year’s end, a conservative estimate well below its 690 million baht…

  • Property News

    Unsold properties saturate Thailand real estate market, may breach 1 trillion baht

    Developers of residential properties in Thailand should exercise caution when announcing new properties this year, as their collective plans represent the largest amount of new properties in more than a decade, warns Asia Plus Securities. Meanwhile, unsold properties present a high level of risk and might exceed a total value of 1 trillion baht. The word of caution comes as…

  • Property

    5 smart devices to customise your property in Thailand

    When it comes to different types of smart home devices, there’s a huge selection across a wide price range. Adding gadgets you can operate remotely will make your house a little more manageable a lot more automated. So pimp out your property with these 5 tech items for a smarter home. Google Nest Mini The Nest Mini is an excellent…

  • Property

    Singha Estate to invest B11 billion in projects in 2022, targets hotels and offices

    Thailand property giant Singha Estate says it wants to invest 11 billion baht in new and current projects in 2022, aiming for a 73% increase in revenue — as soon as global tourism improves. Of that figure, some 4 billion baht will be reserved for fresh plots of land for low-rise housing developments aimed at the upper end of the…

  • Property

    Singapore home sales down 22%, as expat workforce hits 12-year low

    Home sales in Singapore have fallen to their lowest rate in nearly 2 years, as cooling policies and rising property taxes slowed the residential market. The number of foreign white-collar professionals working in the city-state has also reached a 12-year low. The poor property sales reflect a lack of consumer confidence after the Singapore government raised taxes on high-end residences…

  • Property

    Sansiri to launch 28 low-rise properties in 2022, bolstering ‘affordable’ housing in Thailand

    Thailand real estate developer Sansiri says it aims to launch 28 new projects worth 39 billion baht in 2022, more than double last year’s figure, citing its growing confidence in low-rise housing projects for the domestic market. Last year, Sansiri’s presales for low-rise properties totalled 22.4 billion baht, comfortably exceeding its goal of 20 billion baht by 12%, according to…

  • Property

    SC Asset to develop 27 domestic projects in 4 years, targets 100 billion baht in revenue

    SC Asset Corporation aims to invest 40 billion baht to build new residential developments in Thailand totaling 130 billion baht between 2022 and 2025, with a revenue target of 100 billion baht over the next four years. Of the 130 billion baht the SET-listed developer intends to invest in new releases from 2022 to 2025, 20 billion baht would go…

  • Property

    Thailand homebuilder Seacon aims for 28% sales growth in 2022

    Thailand homebuilder Seacon Company Limited announced it expects a 28% increase in profits for 2022, hoping to make a staggering 2.4 billion baht in sales, as it prioritises luxury and high end properties. The ambitious sales target comes as Thailand’s first homebuilder company celebrates its 60th anniversary this year. Last year Thailand’s homebuilding business significantly improved with a market value…

  • Property News

    Property juggernaut AP Thailand to launch 65 projects costing B78 billion in 2022

    Property developer AP Thailand is expected to unveil a whopping 65 new projects valued at 78 billion baht this year, the most in the Thai real estate market, with units ranging from approximately 1.9 to 50 million baht each. The company’s confidence in the first quarter signals good news to investors in the SET-listed company, which is currently ranked No.…

  • Property

    Top 5 property developers in Thailand 2022

    The Thai capitol of Bangkok is a sprawling metropolis that’s constantly under construction. At any given moment, you’ll find roads torn up for repairs, jamming traffic for kilometres on end; the elevated concrete backbones of new sky train lines being built in the middle of already too-narrow streets; and countless apartment complexes under construction, towering more than 30 stories high,…

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    A foreigner’s guide to buying a house in Thailand

    The Thaiger recommends getting good advice on all matters regarding property in Thailand. Although buying a villa or house in your home country may also include the purchasing on the land where the house sits, there are restrictions to foreign ownership of land in Thailand. Currently, foreigners are not permitted to own land, but there are exceptions to this rule and…

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    Property loans and LGBTQ+ couples in Thailand

    In today’s modern world, many companies are accepting the status of LGBTQ+ couples. And, for purchasing property through obtaining a loan, many places worldwide recognise such couples’ unions as legal. According to the LGBT GDP, Wealth & Travel Data 2018 report by LGBT Capital, it is estimated that 6.5% of the world’s LGBTQ+ population reside in Asia. And, in Thailand,…

  • News

    Violent pro-Trump mob invades US Capitol building during debate

    A violent insurgent mob, loyal to US President Trump, stormed the US Capitol building late Wednesday, Washington DC time, forcing House and Senate members to scramble into safe spaces within secret locations in the building. It was an astonishing bit to overturn America’s presidential election and circumventing the US democratic process. Elected representatives crouched under desks, even putting on supplied…

  • Politics News

    House committee postpones meeting on subs purchase… again

    A Parliamentary committee meeting on the Royal Thai Navy’s controversial purchase of 2 Chinese submarines has been postponed for a third time, until Monday. The Democratic party vehemently opposes the purchase, saying the 22.5 billion baht would be better spent on Covid-19 relief efforts and aiding the recovery of the nation’s battered economy. Democrat MP Akkharadet Wongphithakrot, acting as spokesman…

  • Crime News

    Official faces encroachment charge, American’s home seized in Petchabun

    A senior official of the Office of the PM is facing encroachment charges after the seizure of a house built by an American man near Khao Kho national park in the northern Phetchabun province. Authorities filed a police report following an investigation by a team of forestry officials, soldiers and local authorities at the site on Thursday evening. They were…