Thai property

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    What are transfer fees in Thailand property purchase and who pays them?

    Like any property market, purchasing property in Thailand will incur additional expenses and fees. Before buying a property, you might come across transfer fees, business tax, and stamp duty during your research, but what are they? And who’s responsible for paying them? Here’s what you need to know. Transfer Fee The Thailand Land Department charges 2% over the appraised value…

  • Thailand News

    Foreign ownership of Thai land, but with lots of conditions

    One rai of land in Thailand is all yours to own, if you’re a foreigner, have plenty of money, or are going to stay in Thailand for a long time. The plan to sell freehold land to foreigners is gaining traction and is likely to become law by the end of this year. It’s part of the Thai government’s intention…

  • Thailand video news

    Foreign land ownership in Thailand & Scam Call Center Raids | GMT

    Police raid 14 scam call centres in Pattaya, resulting in one arrest. Communication cables set fire in Bangkok. Taxi driver punches woman after she requests him to go faster. Cabinet to debate foreign land ownership in Thailand. Football fans scramble for FREE Liverpool – Man U tickets. Airlines seek state aid amid rising costs. All this and more on todays…

  • What you get for $X

    What $300,000 buys you for a condo in Bangkok, Pattaya, Chiang Mai and Phuket

    The typical home price in the United States is around $300,000. But have you ever wondered what kind of condo that amount of money can get you in Thailand? Let’s take a virtual tour of some condos around Thailand within the $300,000 price range! 1. Rhythm Sathorn – Narathiwas, Bangkok Price for sale: $284,000 (฿9,800,000) Take a Virtual Tour Situated…

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    Do I need a bank account in Thailand to buy property?

    One of the most commonly asked questions is whether a foreigner needs a Thai bank account when buying real estate. This is essential to understand to ensure everything goes smoothly and your money doesn’t get ‘stuck.’ Purchasing property in Thailand as a foreigner requires due diligence and a thorough understanding of the buying and selling procedures ahead of time. So,…

  • Property

    Pruksa plans to invest 3.5 billion baht in property, healthcare and tech startups

    Pruksa Holding plans to spend 3.5 billion baht in property and healthcare technology businesses to improve its primary operations and increase cash flow, following a 2 year restructure and stock clearance. The CEO stated that the company’s two major operations, property development and hospitals, will be synergised with technology and innovations. Their plan is to invest in startups via joint ventures…

  • Thailand video news

    Thaiger Bites | Your comments and Feedback | August 25

    Thai police, Power lines, Vaccine and Property in Thailand. Tim and Jay go through your viewer comments and feedback from GMT, TNT and the Thaiger Talk forum on our website.

  • Economy News

    Property market in tourism areas relying on vaccines for recovery

    Tourism destinations in Thailand are pinning their hopes on Covid-19 vaccines to revive their decimated economies, including in the real estate sector. Vichai Viratkapan from the Real Estate Information Centre says the property sector’s recovery will be driven by the rollout of vaccines, particularly in tourist destinations that have borne the brunt of the economic devastation. “Tourism destinations like Phuket,…

  • Visa Information

    Property developers eye Elite Card residence scheme, amid interest from nationals of China, Hong Kong, Germany

    Around 20 development companies have shown interest in an Elite Visa scheme that offers residency to foreign investors. Of those, Sansiri, Nusasiri, Four Seasons, and Raimon Land have confirmed they will join the programme that offers 5-year residency to foreign nationals who invest 10 million baht in condos. Thai media reports also indicate increasing interest in the scheme from nationals…

  • Economy News

    Thai government urged to support foreign property buyers with additional incentives

    The Thailand Development Research Institute is calling on the government to support foreign property investors, by allowing them to bid for residential units. Nonarit Bisonyabut from the TDRI says the measure would be aimed at off-setting a shortfall in local demand. With foreigners usually having higher purchasing power than Thais, he adds that the number of units offered for bidding…

  • Economy News

    Finance Ministry mulls stimulus packages to boost property sector, consumption

    The new permanent secretary at the Finance Ministry, Krisada Chinavicharana, says officials are considering additional stimulus measures to support Thailand’s property sector and to further boost consumer spending. Krisada says he plans to meet with senior officials to debate more ways to get the economy going again, as the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to make itself felt. He says…

  • Phuket News

    Long road to recovery for Phuket property sector

    The Vice-President of the Phuket Real Estate Association says there will be no quick bounce-back for the island’s property market, saying it will take at least 2 years for things to recover from the devastating effects of Covid-19. Speaking to Bangkok Post, Boon Yongsakul, owner of Boat Lagoon, says the fall-out has been particularly severe in Phuket because the province…