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Property For Sale in Da Nang: 5 Interesting Projects


Da Nang is undoubtedly one of the most popular places when foreigners look for property in Vietnam.

Located along the shoreline in the middle parts, with proximity to Hoi An and Hue, Da Nang is famous for offering a great quality of life with low costs. At the same time, it’s the third biggest city and a commercial center in Vietnam.

Everything from Japanese to American investors see Da Nang as their favorite option, as it’s less crowded than Ho Chi Minh City, and still one of the most developed areas. Property is much cheaper on average as well.

In this article, I’ve listed some interesting projects that are currently up for sale in Da Nang and Hoi An.

Latest Update: 2019-09-20

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Property For Sale in Nha Trang: 5 Interesting Projects


Nha Trang is one of the most visited resort cities in Asia. It’s famous for having one of the longest and most beautiful beaches (Nha Trang Bay) and continues to attract many foreign property buyers from overseas.

Compared to places like Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang is more relaxed, offering lower property and living costs. Property can be bought for as little as USD 1000-1500 per square meter in new projects.

Foreigners are mainly attracted to Nha Trang thanks to the nature and the high quality if life offered. With international airports around the corner, it’s easy to arrive and depart. In this article I’ve listed some of the most interesting property projects in Nha Trang at the moment.

Update: 2019-09-20

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Property for Sale in Ho Chi Minh City: 5 Interesting Projects


Since Vietnam opened up to foreign property buyers in 2015, Ho Chi Minh City continues to attract a vast number of investors. Being one of the fastest growing cities in the world, this commercial hub is undoubtedly one of the most interesting places for real estate investments in Asia at the moment.

You’ll find a variety of new projects planned in strategic areas, with high growth potentials. Below, I’ve included a number of new interesting projects that are either finished, under-construction, or planned for the future in Ho Chi Minh City.

Latest Update: 2018-09-19

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Buying Property on Jeju Island: A Complete Guide


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Jeju Island has been a popular spot among foreign travelers and visitors. Some people claim that it’s one of the most beautiful islands they’ve ever visited. With waterfalls, a special local culture, crystal clear water and big green landscapes, it’s hard to disagree.

Foreign ownership regulations are also among the best in the region. And with the right amount of money, you’ll even get permanent residency when buying property. Sounds tempting?

Many people ask if it’s still a good bet to invest in Jeju Island. In this article, I explain the basics. Let’s start with the real estate market.

Jeju Island’s real estate market

Jeju Island was considered a good market for real estate investments in hospitality properties, like resorts, villas, and vacation homes, but the market has cooled down a bit.

This small island witnessed a boom in the real estate market during the past years, due to an increased influx of foreigners, especially Chinese. A well-known reason is because it’s located with proximity to some of the wealthier Chinese cities, like Shanghai and Beijing.

A lot of investment was made in land purchases, developments of new vacation homes, and beach resorts, again, mostly from China.

Favorable government policies have played a positive role for Chinese investments.

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Buying Property in Vung Tau (Ba Ria): A Foreigner’s Guide


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Despite being in the shadow of Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City, Vung Tau is the preferable weekend gateway for expats, locals and travelers alike who reside in Southern Vietnam, especially Ho Chi Minh City.

With improved infrastructure and connectivity, you can reach this harmonious island within 2-3 hours. With a long shoreline, there are a number of condos and condotels that pop up here and there, attracting the attention of property buyers.

In this article, I explain the basics you need to know if you’re interested in buying property in Vung Tau.

Can foreigners buy property in Vung Tau?

The same as it goes in other parts of Vietnam, you’re legally allowed to buy and own condo units in your own name. There’s no restriction to the amount of units you can buy, but foreigners can own a maximum 30% of the units in a condo building.

It’s important that you confirm with your agent or developer and assure that the quota hasn’t been filled.

Buying villas is also a popular option, where you can lease the land for a period of up to 50 years, even if the government has talked about increasing the term to 99 years. In general, the regulations to foreign ownership is going in the right direction.

If you buy a villa, 250 can be owned by foreigners in a given ward. This was not the case before 2015, when the Vietnamese relaxed the regulations to foreign ownership.

Why is Vung Tau interesting?

Vung Tau is not a sleepy backwater, but actually a city with hundreds of cafés and restaurants, many decide to settle down here for a long time.

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Buying Property in Chonburi: A Beginner’s Guide


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Thailand is the first choice for many Asians or foreigners who live in the region and want to find either an investment property or lifestyle property.

While places like Phuket, Bangkok and Pattaya have seen a great influx of foreigners, there are a number places that get more investment, tourists and that simply become increasingly more interesting.

In this article, I explain how you can buy property in a province located in the Eastern parts of Thailand, namely Chonburi. The province will receive much investment over the years and is getting more appreciated by foreigners.

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Chonburi property market

Chonburi has a number of popular resort cities, with proximity to the capital, located along the shoreline. With investment in residential projects (among others) the province is predicted to perform well.

As property become more expensive in places like Phuket (not to neglect, flooded with tourists), many people turn to places like Chonburi City and Rayong. Sure, Pattaya is also located in Chonburi, but you also have a number of other interesting options.

Developers have also started to focus more on these cities: This report from Collier’s speaks for itself.

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Buying Property in Ko Samui: The Ultimate Guide


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Ko Samui is popular among foreigners who wish to settle down in Thailand, or just stay there for a couple of weeks, recharging their batteries from the hustle and bustle back home.

I have a number of friends and old colleagues who have Ko Samui as their first choice when choosing among different resort islands in Asia. I’m not surprised.

Today, I will explain some of the basics you need to know when buying property in Ko Samui: About the market, local property regulations you probably haven’t heard of, and more.

Ko Samui property market

Being the second largest island in Thailand, Ko Samui is more relaxed and with a market that is less mature than Phuket’s.

You should also keep in mind that there are some differences in regulations when buying property in Ko Samui compared to other places, something I will explain more about in this article.

Famous for attracting foreigners to buy a plot of land to build a house in the past, it’s becoming increasingly popular to buy condos and off-plan – simply letting someone else doing the work for you.

Even if condos become increasingly popular, buying a house has been and is a preferred choice.

So who buys property in Ko Samui?

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Buying Property in Guangzhou: The Basics You Need to Know


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Guangzhou is one of the largest cities and an economic powerhouse in China.

With proximity to Hong Kong and Shenzhen, Guangdong has become a melting pot and one of the richest provinces in China, thanks to these three cities.

Guangzhou has a long history, both culturally and economically indeed, something you should read more about if you’ve not already done so.

In this article, I explain the basics you need to know when buying property in Guangzhou.

Guangzhou real estate market

Located in Guangdong, Guangzhou is the third largest city and an economic powerhouse together with Shenzhen and Hong Kong, in the Southern region.

With an old history of trading and commercial activity, not surprisingly, Guangzhou is one of the most bustling areas in China, attracting investors and expats.

As I’ve written in my separate articles about buying property in Shanghai and China in general, prices have increased much during the past years, making price to income ratios very unbalanced.

So how is the government trying to resolve this issue? Building a massive amount of rental units is the way forward and one of the hottest topics spoken about in the media, the fact is that the rental market is highly undeveloped in China.

Property prices in Guangzhou

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Buying Property in Davao: The Definitive Guide


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The Philippines is on the rise and one of the fastest growing countries in Southeast Asia.

You’ve probably heard of Manila and Cebu, but there a number of other cities in the Philippines that grow even faster, where the real estate markets are pointing upwards.

A few people have heard about Davao, one of the biggest cities in the Philippines, where more and more investors and developers look for opportunities, maximizing yields and profits.

In this article, I explain the crucial information you need to know when buying property in Davao.

Davao real estate market

With an economic growth that’s been stretched to almost double digits, Davao is one of the fastest growing places in the Philippines, naturally, this has affected the property market positively.

Yes: the country’s economy is one of the regions fastest growing. And with much investment in infrastructure, the entry of foreign companies and a focus shifting from the capital Manila, smaller places like Davao, Iloilo and Bacolod will reap their gains.

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Buying Property in Sabah: The Basics You Need To Know


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Sabah is located on the Eastern shore of Malaysia and one of the biggest states.

Many foreigners haven’t heard about Sabah, nor have they heard about its growing capital, Kota Kinabalu, often referred to as KK. The economy is growing fast in Sabah, especially in the capital, still prices are comparably cheap to many other countries in the region.

With investment pouring in and great growth potentials, you shouldn’t ignore Sabah if you plan to invest in Malaysia. In this article, I explain the basics when investing in Sabah property.

Sabah property market outlook

Sabah has a number of major cities, two of the most renowned are Kota Kinabalu and Sandakan. Even if the province has a population of almost 4 million and a number of other cities, the main focus will be on these two cities in this article.

Kota Kinabalu (the capital city) draws the most attention where property has been cheap in the past, but prices have doubled in a time period of just a couple of years.

Sabah is predicted to do well in the long run, but the property market has cooled off a bit, the price-to-income ratio has simply become too unreasonable and some developers have put projects on hold.

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