4 Asian Countries with No Property Tax

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Property taxes can have a huge impact on overseas investors’ buying decisions. With the growing interest in Asian markets, and especially developing markets, we need to keep in mind that tax rates can change fast.

Not only do developing countries change property taxes to attract more foreign capital or boost their economies. We also see sudden changes and the introduction of new taxes in places like Hong Kong, Singapore, and Korea.

This is mainly to avoid speculation, cool down the markets, and protect local citizens.

Interestingly, there are some countries that don’t charge any annual property tax to locals, or to foreigners for that matter. In other countries, the property tax is almost negligible.

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Buying Condos in Phuket: The Ultimate Guide

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Phuket is an amazing holiday destination and is fast becoming one of the world’s most visited islands. In 2018, Thailand attracted nearly 35 million visitors and almost one third of those spent time in Phuket.

And the amount of travelers is expected to rise significantly in the coming years.

There’s a prediction that mainly Chinese will flood the Phuket real estate market as they struggle with property prices back home. They’ve also become more aware of the opportunities to buy overseas property to use as investment vehicles.

Yet, before you buy real estate in Phuket, it’s important that you get your feet wet and learn about the market, where to buy, about prices, and more.

In this article, you’ll about learn the following:

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Buying Condos in Bangkok: The Definitive Guide

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As property prices reach all-time-high in places like Hong Kong, real estate buyers have started to look for investment opportunities elsewhere.

One of the most popular cities for overseas property investors in Asia is undoubtedly Bangkok. Being the most visited city in the world, it has a perfect geographical location, good health care, plenty of international schools, comparably cheap property, long-term visas, and the list goes on.

Still, before you engage in Bangkok real estate, it’s important that you understand what you can expect from the market, where to buy, about condo prices, and more.

What you’ll learn in this article:

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Buying Hotels & Resorts in Thailand: The Ultimate Guide for Investors

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We’ve mostly talked about buying residential property in Thailand previously, covering foreign ownership regulations, taxes, and more.

In this article, we take it to another level and check how it works when buying hotels and resorts.

Buying a hotel is in a different league as these properties are treated as businesses, hence, different regulations apply. The transaction values tend to be higher as well.

Yet, buying a hotel in Bangkok or Thailand’s most popular resort areas can result in great capital appreciations and high yields.

In this article, you’ll learn how it works when buying a hotel or a resort in Thailand and regulations that apply.

Laws & regulations to foreign ownership of hotels in Thailand

Buying a hotel is a completely different undertaking compared to buying residential real estate in Thailand.

Getting your feet wet, working with a serious agent, and a reputable solicitor from the start shall be a top priority before engaging in the market.

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Buying Property in Thailand: The Ultimate Guide

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We all know about the temptations that Thailand has to offer: white beaches, low living costs, and real estate that costs a fraction compared to Singapore, Hong Kong, and many western countries.

Maybe you have already decided to purchase a property or just want to learn more about how it works when buying real estate in Thailand.

In this article, I explain how you can buy real estate as a foreigner in Thailand, about foreign ownership regulations, property taxes, if you can rent out property, and more.

Can foreigners buy property in Thailand?

This question is a bit tricky and need some thorough overview. It’s widely known that the regulations are disadvantageous for foreigners and often put Thai people in favour.

One of the most commonly known regulation is that foreigners cannot own the land that physical structures are built on, might it be villas or hotels. But there are some ways to get around this.

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Property For Sale in Phuket: 6 Interesting New Projects & Launches

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Located along the beautiful Western shoreline in Thailand, Phuket is one of the most visited places in Thailand. Some foreigners even decide to settle down here full time.

You’ll find a number of established and off-plan properties with great amenities. A benefit of investing in Phuket is that developers often offer high guaranteed rental incomes, if you invest in the right areas.

In this article, you’ll learn about some of the most interesting new property projects for sale in Phuket, including villas, condos, condotels, and more.

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Latest Update: 2019-01-25

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Property for Sale in Bangkok: 6 Interesting New Projects & Launches

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Bangkok is the most visited city in the world and a favorite spot for many overseas property buyers. Personally, Bangkok is one of my favorite cities in Asia.

Even if the Thai economy is growing slowly, people still get attracted to this international melting pot for a number of reasons. With significantly lower property prices than places like Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai, Bangkok will continue to be a number one choice.

Often, investors prefer to buy either new or off-plan properties, but we also see a demand for established property.

In this article, you’ll find interesting new condos for sale in Bangkok, in places like Sukhumvit Road, Sathorn, the Riverside, and more.

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Latest Update: 2019-01-23

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How to Rent Out Property in Bangkok: A Complete Guide for Foreigners

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Bangkok has rapidly established itself as an attractive property investment destination in the heart of South East Asia.

This is due to a combination of factors, from comprehensive property ownership laws for foreigners, strong rental yields (on average between 4-6%), and good capital appreciation potentials spurred by the city’s rapid development.

These factors are complemented by the relative affordability of property in Bangkok, and the fact that the City offers an appealing lifestyle that attracts visitors and expats from around the world!

It comes as no surprise that international investors, especially from Singapore, Hong Kong, China and even the Middle-East, have been investing in buy-to-let property in the Thai Capital.

How do landlords find rental clients for their properties?

There are usually two main ways landlords would go about finding rental clients from their investment:

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Thailand Property Market Outlook in 2019: A Complete Overview

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Buying property overseas is one of the biggest investments many foreigners make. Before you deep dive into a developing market, it’s important that you do thorough research, checking the market cycle, and how healthy the market is.

Thailand is inevitably one of the most popular countries when foreigners decide to buy property overseas. Therefore, I’ve written this article where I share my predictions for Thailand’s property market in 2019.

Topics covered in this article:

Thailand’s property market in 2017 & 2018: A throwback

Thailand’s property market has been in a slow but consistent upward trend for over a decade now. The main reason is the increasing number of foreigners that visit and live in Thailand.

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Property For Sale in Chiang Mai: 6 Interesting New Projects & Launches

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Chiang Mai is one of the biggest cities and the cultural center in Thailand. Being voted as a UNESCO World Heritage, some foreigners find Chiang Mai’s picturesque environment and relaxed lifestyle tempting.

The tourism is surging at the same time as the Thai government invest much money to make Chiang Mai an innovation-driven “smart city”.

In this listing article, you can find some of the most interesting new property projects and launches in Chiang Mai. We update the article on a regular basis, keeping it up-to-date with the latest information.

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Latest Update: 2019-10-01

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