Top Airbnb Rental Management Companies in the Philippines: An Overview

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Philippines attracts a vast number of travelers and property investors, thanks to its astonishing islands and generous visa regulations. The country is one of the fastest-growing countries in Asia, which adds to the demand for real estate.

Many investors, foreigners and locals alike, don’t have the possibility to manage rental units on a short-term basis on websites like Airbnb. Perhaps they don’t have the Philippines as their domicile, or they simply don’t have the time.

Luckily, there is a handful of property management that offer short-term rental services on platforms like Airbnb. In this article, we review the most popular ones.

1. Host Pro

Host Pro is one of the leading Airbnb rental management companies located in Manila, offering end-to-end solutions for property investors. Continue reading Top Airbnb Rental Management Companies in the Philippines: An Overview

How to Buy Property in Jakarta: A Complete Guide

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Jakarta has is a major Asian city with a population of around 30 million people. Despite the current talks of relocating the capital to Kalimantan, Jakarta will lead the way for Indonesia’s growth in the coming decade.

Yet the city receives less attention from real estate buyers, which mainly boils down to the comparatively strict foreign property ownership regulations. This is something we cover in greater detail in this article.

Luckily, Indonesia is expected to relax the current regulations, which would have a tremendous impact on the real estate market.

In this article, we review how you can buy property in Jakarta, covering the most important topics.

Topics covered:

  • Jakarta’s Real Estate Market
  • Where should I buy property in Jakarta?
  • Property Developers in Jakarta
  • Real Estate Agents in Jakarta

Jakarta’s Real Estate Market

Property is still undervalued according to many investors, particularly the Chinese. Indonesia has a growing middle class, which has resulted in a shortage of property.

But the market has been stagnating for some years. The demand and occupancy rate has decreased by double digits in the past years. Continue reading How to Buy Property in Jakarta: A Complete Guide

Top Airbnb Rental Management Companies in Thailand: An Overview

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Thailand has been the go-to-market for real estate investors in Southeast Asia in recent years. As a result, prices have increased in the multiples, particularly around the main road of Sukhumvit in Bangkok.

As many buyers cannot live in Thailand full-time, we’ve seen an increased demand for long-term as well as short-term rental management services.

Airbnb is the most popular option for short-term rentals and has grown immensely in the market.

In this article, we list the top Airbnb rental management companies in Thailand, explaining their services and key features. Let’s get started.

1. Breezybnb

Breezybnb is a leading Airbnb rental management company that operates in plenty of countries in the APAC. The company has received many testimonials who are satisfied with the rental management by the company.

The company has offices in the following locations, making it one of the biggest providers of Airbnb rental management services in Asia: Continue reading Top Airbnb Rental Management Companies in Thailand: An Overview

How to Buy Property in Ireland: The Ultimate Guide

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Ireland becomes an increasingly popular investment destination, particularly after the Brexit, and more investments will be allocated here.

The country attracts many overseas students who look for quality education, at the same time as they can become internationalized and learn English.

Luckily, it’s significantly easier to buy property in Ireland compared to Southern European and Asian countries. In fact, Ireland has sprung up as one of the most popular options when overseas investors look for real estate.

In this article, we review how you can buy property in Ireland, covering everything from regulations, taxes, and the buying process.

Topics covered:

  • Can foreigners buy property in Ireland?
  • The process when buying property in Ireland
  • Property Taxes
  • Can I get a residence permit if I buy property in Ireland?
  • Can I rent out my property?
  • Property Prices in Ireland

Can foreigners buy property in Ireland?

Foreigners have no general issues buying property in Ireland, which is similar to many other European countries. That’s not the case in Asia where foreigners encounter strict foreign property ownership regulations.

In countries like Thailand and the Philippines, foreigners can generally only own condominium units on a freehold basis, with certain quotas. Continue reading How to Buy Property in Ireland: The Ultimate Guide

Top Airbnb Rental Management Companies in Malaysia

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Malaysia is one of the most visited countries in Southeast Asia and attracts travelers from all over the world.

It’s not strange, with its comfortable weather, English-speaking population, cultural heritage, and diverse cuisine.

Here, you can find beautiful islands like Rendang, Langkawi, and Tioman. Cities like Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Malacca, and Penang get tens of millions of visits yearly.

Renting units on Airbnb can indeed be lucrative if you work with the right partners that can manage the unit and the listing for you. This is particularly the case if you don’t reside in Malaysia or don’t have the time.

In this article, we review the leading Airbnb management companies. Most of the companies collaborate with similar websites as well, to maximize yields.

1. Cobnb

Cobnb is a leading BnB management provider and separated from Airbnb. It collaborates with many renowned partners, including names like Allianz, Airbnb, Hartamas, Booking, Trivago, and Tan & Tan. Continue reading Top Airbnb Rental Management Companies in Malaysia

Buying Property in Spain as a Foreigner: The Ultimate Guide

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Spain is one of the most popular locations among Europeans that look for holiday homes. Asians have also started to favor the nation, thanks to generous visa options, access to the EU, and low real estate prices.

Yet, navigating the Spanish real estate market can be both bureaucratic and challenging.

In this article, we review how you can purchase real estate as a foreigner, covering the most important topics. Let’s get started.

Topics covered:

Can foreigners buy property in Spain?

Foreigners have no particular restrictions to buy property in Spain. As mentioned, the Spanish government even encourages foreign investors to buy local property.

This is different from places like Singapore and Hong Kong, where the governments have introduced hefty buyer’s stamp duties, to cool down the markets. Continue reading Buying Property in Spain as a Foreigner: The Ultimate Guide

Buying Property in the US as a Foreigner: The Ultimate Guide

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Increasingly more foreigners, particularly from Asian countries like China, have invested much in the US real estate market in recent years.

For some, it’s for personal reasons while others buy as investments. Some also plan to relocate to the country later on.

Before you start engaging in the US real estate market, you must get your feet wet and learn about local buying regulations, taxes, and the buying process.

In this article, we explain the key information you need to know when buying real estate in the US.

Topics covered in this article:

  • Can foreigners buy property in the US?
  • Getting an ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number)
  • Can non-US citizens get property loans in the US?
  • Can foreigners get residence permits when buying property?
  • Best cities to buy property in the US as a foreigner
  • Property taxes for non-resident foreigners in the US
  • Setting up a company (LLC) when buying property in the US
  • Finding a real estate agent as a foreigner in the US

Continue reading Buying Property in the US as a Foreigner: The Ultimate Guide

Top 8 Furniture Stores in Bangkok: An Overview

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Bangkok is the most-visited city in the world and many foreigners live here temporarily or permanently. Property investors also see the need to purchase furniture for their units, no matter if they rent out or live in them.

In this article, we list some of the most popular furniture brands in Bangkok, explaining their history, products, and locations. Let’s start with one of the largest ones.

1. IKEA

IKEA needs no lengthy introduction as most people have visited any of its outlets globally. The concept is the same as elsewhere with the same assortment and inexpensive food and Swedish food products available. Continue reading Top 8 Furniture Stores in Bangkok: An Overview

Top Real Estate Agencies in Indonesia: The Definitive Guide

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Indonesia is the biggest country in Southeast Asia and most of the major real estate companies can be found here.

The companies primarily operate in Jakarta, but a handful of brands can also be found in Bali. Ray White is one example, due to the great influx of Australian tourists.

In this article, we list the major real estate agents in Indonesia, focusing on Jakarta and Bali.

1. JLL Indonesia

Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) is a leading global brand based in the United States. In Asia, JLL has 32,000 employees and 83 offices in 16 countries, making it one of the region’s largest real estate service providers.

It’s also ranked as the second-biggest real estate agency in the world after CBRE Group, in terms of annual revenue.

The head office of JLL Indonesia is situated in Jakarta and with two additional offices in Bali and Surabaya. Continue reading Top Real Estate Agencies in Indonesia: The Definitive Guide

Top 8 Furniture Stores in Hanoi: An Overview

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Finding furniture stores that suit foreigners’ tastes is not an easy task for real estate buyers in Hanoi.

While Vietnam is a large producer of wooden products and furniture, the Vietnamese have traditionally gone to individual furniture stores, markets, or turned to local brands.

With that said, there are a handful of international stores available in Hanoi, and that primarily comes from Denmark.

It’s not strange, as increasingly more locals and foreigners look for products with a modern touch and simplistic style.

In this article, we list the top furniture stores in Hanoi, explaining their history, what products they offer, and their addresses.

1. BoConcept

BoConcept is a premium Danish furniture company that offers modern and unique products with a Scandinavian design. Continue reading Top 8 Furniture Stores in Hanoi: An Overview