List of Serviced Apartments in Hanoi: Our Top 6 Picks

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Serviced Apartments in Hanoi

Are you looking for a serviced apartment provider in Hanoi?

In Hanoi, most of the serviced apartment buildings are located near the business districts such as Tay Ho District, Cau Giay, and Hoan Kiem District.

Serviced apartment companies provide a variety of solutions and you should be able to find a suitable one.

In this article, we list 6 serviced apartment companies and compare them according to their rent span, duration of stay, location, amenities, and services.

Overview

Benefits of renting a serviced apartment in Hanoi

Most of the serviced apartment companies in Hanoi offer a short-term stay, from 1 day to 30 days, according to the company. Thus, the first obvious benefit is that, if you don’t want to sign a long-term rental contract, a serviced apartment is probably the best solution for you.

Note that, if you decided to commit for more than a month, as also happens in Ho Chi Minh City, you can get up to a 25-50% discount.

Second, serviced apartment companies are often more familiar with the local regulations. For example, Vietnamese landlords might not be aware that foreigners shall register their address to the local police station; however, a serviced apartment company shall be aware of this regulation and register you with the local police by default.

I still recommend you to confirm that the serviced apartment company of your choice will register you at the local police station, just to avoid any problems.

Besides, a reputable serviced apartment company shall provide a clear rental contract in both English and Vietnamese language. This will make your life much easier, in case there are any problems. Further, when you deal with an established company it’s less likely that they will try to keep your deposit without a valid reason.

Serviced apartment rents in Hanoi

In Hanoi, the normal rent in the city center starts from around VND 8,200,000 per month for a studio, and around VND 16,500,000 for a three-bedroom apartment.

Even if it’s possible to find a serviced apartment advertised for similar prices on real estate listings platforms, in most cases, you will have to deal with either a local landlord that owns as little as a single property, or with an agent that manage properties from multiple landlords.

Conversely, if you want to work with a serviced apartment company that owns the whole building and provide most of the benefits we discussed in the previous section of this article, then you might have to pay a price that is at least 20% higher. Continue reading List of Serviced Apartments in Hanoi: Our Top 6 Picks

List of Serviced Apartments in Ho Chi Minh City: Our Top 7 Picks

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Serviced Apartments in Ho Chi Minh City

Are you looking for a short-term solution in District 1 or a six month stay in Thao Dien?

In Ho Chi Minh City, serviced apartment companies offer a wide range of solutions, and you should then be able to find accommodation that suits your needs.

In this article, we list 7 serviced apartment companies and compare them according to their rent span – both short-term and long-term, minimum duration of stay, location, amenities, and other key factors.

Overview

Benefits of renting a serviced apartment in Ho Chi Minh City

Even though most hotel’s receptionists and waiters can speak good English in Ho Chi Minh City, When it comes to local landlords and agents the situation might be quite different.

Therefore, the first advantage of choosing a serviced apartment is that you will be able to deal with agents and managers that have a good command of the English language.

This is not only important while you are selecting your apartments, but also later on, for instance in case of problems.

Besides, a serviced apartments reputable company shall provide two copies of the rental contract – one in English and one in Vietnamese language, – and, generally speaking, will not try to keep your deposit without a valid reason, once it’s time to leave the apartments.

Another important point is that in Vietnam all foreigners shall register their address to the local police office.

Now, when you stay in a hotel there is no problem, as hotels register you to the local police by default. When dealing with a serviced apartment company, you will normally be in the same situation, as they deal with a large number of foreigner clients, and thus must comply with local regulations.

Conversely, local landlords might not even be aware of such an obligation, which might become a problem for you, especially if you plan to stay in the country for more than a couple of weeks. Continue reading List of Serviced Apartments in Ho Chi Minh City: Our Top 7 Picks

How to Invest in Vietnam’s 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 the strongest performing market in Southeast Asia recently for numerous reasons.

Naturally, we see an 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 as late as 2015 and still remains highly 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:

  • Vietnam Stock Market Overview
  • Stock Exchanges in Vietnam
  • Why You Should Invest in Vietnam’s Stock Market
  • Regulations when Foreigners Invest in Stocks
  • Process when Buying 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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Property for Sale in Ho Chi Minh City: 12 New Projects & Launches

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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 can find a variety of new projects in strategic areas, with high growth potentials.

In this article, you’ll learn about some of the most interesting new property projects in Ho Chi Minh City, including condos, apartments, and villas.

Viewing the projects and surrounding areas in Street View (Desktop Version)

To check the projects and surrounding areas in Google Maps Street View, simply zoom in the area of the marker and pull the orange colored Pegman to the marker, or nearby areas. You can track the marker/project in Street View as well.

To go back to Google Maps, press the arrow in the top left corner.

Latest Update: 2019-06-03

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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.

In this article, you’ll learn the following:

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Buying Real Estate in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon): The Ultimate Guide

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Vietnam is on the rise and opened up to foreign investors as late as 2015.

The government has made big changes to foreign property ownership regulations. Nowadays, you can buy a multiple amount of properties by simply having a tourist visa.

When it comes to locations, the by far most popular city where foreigners buy real estate is Ho Chi Minh City (sometimes just referred to as Ho Chi Minh or Saigon).

It’s not strange, as it’s the 2nd fastest growing city in the world at the moment.

As China’s labour costs, housing prices, and commodity prices increase, more and more property buyers has shifted their focus to Ho Chi Minh City.

Not to forget, people from Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan struggle with high property prices back home and look for investment opportunities in emerging markets.

In this article, we take a closer look on how it works when buying apartments as a foreigner in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Buying Property in Vietnam as a Foreigner: The Ultimate Guide

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Vietnam opened up to foreign investors as late as 2015. Since then, the country has welcomed everything from corporations, property buyers, and stock investors, eager to capitalize on this exploding market.

Personally, I believe that Vietnam is one of the most interesting places for real estate investments in Asia at the moment.

Rental yields are among the highest, at the same time, you can pay as little as USD 1,500 per square meter for new condos in upcoming areas around Ho Chi Minh City.

Still, you must get your feet wet before you buy and learn how it works practically when buying real estate as a foreigner in Vietnam.

In this article, I share a lot of valuable information covering foreign ownership regulations, property taxes, the buying process, how you can get a mortgage, and more.

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Top Property Management Companies in Vietnam: The Ultimate Guide

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Vietnam is one of the most sought after countries when foreign investors look for lucrative opportunities in Asia. With a quickly growing economy and a young population, a lot of interesting things will happen here in the coming decade.

If you decide to buy or rent property a property in Vietnam, you also need to make sure that someone can look after it for you. In this article, I present some of the biggest and most popular property management companies in Vietnam.

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Below I’ve listed property management companies in Ho Chi Minh City.

Savills

Savills is a well-known global property management company and the leading in the Asia Pacific region. The head office of the company is based in London, UK. It was founded in 1855 which makes it one of the oldest real estate agencies in the world.

The company currently has around 30,000 employees. They have a presence in 60 countries and manage over 700 offices.

In Vietnam, Savills was established in 1995. Their first office and the current head office is based in Ho Chi Minh City. However, in the next few years, they established two more offices in Danang and Hanoi.

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