Investing in Hong Kong Commercial Property: The Definitive Guide

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Hong Kong has one of the most active property markets globally where office space prices in the CBD capture most of the headlines.

As Asia’s financial hub, it’s not strange that you can find plenty of commercial property investment opportunities here. Before you start, it’s important that you learn what regulations apply, what taxes you have to pay, and more.

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Investing in Cambodia Commercial Property: Complete Guide

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Cambodia is one of the smallest and least developed countries in Southeast Asia and continues to attract overseas investors, due to various reasons. Its ease of doing business, openness to foreigners, and economic growth are undoubtedly fueling the demand.

Investing in residential real estate is comparatively easy to buying commercial real estate, especially when it comes to strata-titled units, like condos. In fact, this is the only option foreigners have in countries like Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines.

However, Cambodia’s commercial real estate market becomes increasingly interesting, a reason why we have written this article. Today, we cover the following topics:

  • Can foreigners buy commercial property in Cambodia?
  • Cambodia’s Commercial Property Market
  • Best Cities in Cambodia For Commercial Property Investments
  • Commercial Property Taxes
  • FAQ

Can foreigners buy commercial property in Cambodia?

Foreign individuals can only buy strata-titled units and apartments in Cambodia, typically new condominium units. This is the standard in other Southeast Asian countries. Continue reading Investing in Cambodia Commercial Property: Complete Guide

Da Nang Luxury Property Projects 2020

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Da Nang draws more attention as retirees and investors seek for new interesting investment opportunities outside of places like Bangkok and Ho Chi Minh City. The city is actually one of the biggest in Vietnam and the home of many local and foreign companies.

That said, property investors are most attracted to the magnificent nature Da Nang has to offer. Forbes has even claimed that some of its beaches are some of the most beautiful in the world.

A great benefit of investing here is that you can find prime real estate, like luxury villas, just along the shoreline. You won’t have to take many steps before you can dip your feet in the ocean water.

In this article, we review some of the most interesting luxury property projects in Da Nang at the moment. If you have any questions about the projects, feel free to send us a message through the form below.

1. Shantira Beach Resort & Spa

Shantira Beach Resort & Spa is one of the most bespoke projects in Da Nang at the moment and nestled on a pristine stretch of beach between Da Nang and Hoi An on Vietnam’s central coast. It’s located just 30 minutes from the international airport of Da Nang and 5 minutes from the ancient town of Hoi An, a UNESCO-listed town. Continue reading Da Nang Luxury Property Projects 2020

Ho Chi Minh Luxury Property Projects 2020

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Ho Chi Minh City is set to become a post-pandemic winner and captures many headlines as investors flood to grasp a piece of this growing market.

The luxury real estate market is undoubtedly one of the most interesting in Ho Chi Minh and prices have increased by double digits yearly. When comparing prices to Hong Kong and Singapore, we also see some great differences.

According to Savills, for example, luxury property prices can be as much as four times more in Hong Kong.

If you look for prime real estate in Saigon, don’t look any further. In this article, we review some of the most interesting luxury real estate projects available to foreign buyers.

1. The Marq

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9 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Vietnam Property

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Many people contact me and ask for investment advice in Asia.

Not rarely, they’re interested in countries like Indonesia and Korea. Sure, Indonesia may have potentials over the long run, but ownership regulations are still not favorable to foreigners.

Korea doesn’t grow as much compared to many other countries in the region unless you plan to stay there for personal reasons, I’d look elsewhere.

One country that is currently one of the most interesting for property investments in Asia is undoubtedly Vietnam. I see a lot of potentials in Vietnam, even in the long run.

In this article, I present 9 reasons why Vietnam’s property market is becoming increasingly interesting.

1. Eased Foreign Ownership Regulations since 2015

District 1 in Ho Chi Minh City, a quickly developing area

Before 2015, it was difficult for foreigners to buy and profit from Vietnam’s real estate market. You were only allowed to own one condo unit, for self dwelling purposes.

However, with the new Law on Residential Housing (LRH) introduced in 2015, it’s become remarkably easier to buy property in Vietnam. Prior to that, people were eagerly standing on the sidelines, waiting for the market to open up.

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How to Invest in the Vietnam Stock Market: The Definitive Guide

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The information in this article is meant for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as financial advice.

Vietnam has been Southeast Asia’s strongest performing market in the past years.

Naturally, we see increased interest from foreigners who want to capitalize on its growth and invest in stocks. With that in mind, Vietnam opened up to foreign investors in 2015 and remains bureaucratic.

Before you start trading stocks, you need to learn the fundamentals and work with a brokerage firm that can help you get started.

In this article, we review the following:

  • Can foreigners buy stocks in Vietnam?
  • Vietnam Stock Market Overview
  • Stock Exchanges in Vietnam
  • Why You Should Invest in Vietnam’s Stock Market
  • Regulations when Buying Vietnam Stocks
  • Process when Buying Vietnam Stocks
  • Case Studies in Vietnam’s Stock Market
  • FAQ

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Investing in Co-Working Spaces in Asia: A Complete Guide

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The co-working industry has exploded in Asia and it’s currently the fastest-growing market globally.

Not surprisingly, private investors and developers alike try to profit from this new market, and the supply of co-working spaces increases steadily.

It’s not strange, as it’s said that 30% of office space will be co-working spaces in Asia by 2030. Thus, co-working is not a temporary trend, but here to stay long-term.

In this article, you’ll learn the following

  • What is a co-working space?
  • The co-working space business model
  • The co-working space market in Asia
  • How much can I earn when investing in co-working spaces?
  • List of co-working Spaces by Country and Region

What is a co-working space?

Co-working spaces are started by individuals or companies who buy or lease office space and other types of premises, such as residential buildings and villas.

The same as it goes with co-living spaces, the founders sometimes partner up with local investors or property owners, to secure capital or to reduce rents.

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7 Asian Countries Without Capital Gains Tax

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Investors often pay much attention to the taxes and fees they have to pay at the time of buying property.

Truth be told, stamp duties, VAT and real estate agent fees can become significant when added up.

But, to have a complete exit strategy, it’s equally important that you understand what taxes you need to pay when holding and selling property.

In most countries, sellers need to pay capital gains tax when selling property. The tax can be substantial, especially if the property has increased much in value.

In this article, I list Asian countries where you don’t have to pay capital gains tax.

First, let me explain what capital gains tax is and how it’s calculated.

What is Capital Gains Tax?

Capital gains tax, sometimes referred to as CGT, is collected by governments and charged to the profits made when selling assets. Might it be real estate, businesses or stocks.

In Asia, capital gains tax rates normally range between 0% to 20%, depending on where you buy. With rates that high, the tax can reduce your profits significantly.

Not to forget, you might even be subject to capital gains tax in countries where the tax is generally not charged.

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5 Worst Countries for Foreign Property Buyers in Asia

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Asia is one of the most diverse continents, not only culturally, but also economically.

It’s the only continent where we find highly developed countries, such as Japan and Singapore, alongside countries like North Korea and Myanmar.

Due to this, openness to foreign investment and foreign property ownership regulations can differ significantly between Asian countries.

I’ve already written an article that explains about your best options when investing in real estate in Asia. Today, I’ll list your worst options.

1. North Korea

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Let’s start with possibly your worst option.

North Korea is notorious for being one of the most isolated countries in the world.

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The 6 Cheapest Places to Buy Real Estate in Asia: A Complete Guide

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A commonly asked question among property buyers is where they can find the cheapest properties.

One should bear in mind though that it’s not easy, nor very important, to discuss property prices on national levels. It’s better to focus on a handful of cities, or the capitals, places where a big part of investors tend to go.

In this article, I list the countries with the cheapest land, houses, and apartments in Southeast Asia/Asia.

Before we deep dive into, I want to mention that I haven’t taken countries such as Mongolia, Brunei and Sri Lanka into consideration.

6. Thailand

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