How to Invest for Inflation: Protect Your Portfolio

A metaphorically infinite number of dollars is chasing a limited number of goods. The result? INFLATION! There’s no ignoring the elephant in the room – it’s gotten so large that there’s barely any room left. Open any financial newspaper and chances are you’ll likely see some article about inflation on the front page. Investors are terrified as the good times are coming to a rapid end and everyone’s scrambling for the exits. But what exactly can you do to protect your wealth,

Foreigners bought fewer units in 2021, but spent more, survey finds

A recent survey by the Government Housing Bank’s Real-Estate Information Centre (REIC) found that though fewer properties in Thailand were bought by foreigners last year, the value of the units they bought was significantly higher. According to the survey, a total of 8,198 units were sold to foreigners in 2021, marking a 1.1 per cent drop from 8,287 units sold the year earlier. However, the value of the units bought by foreigners rose 5 per cent year on year to 39.61 billion

Investing in Thailand Property: The Ultimate Guide

A greater number of foreigners buy property in Thailand than in any other country in Asia. There are several reasons why Thailand is the most popular choice among real estate investors worldwide. Located in the heart of Southeast Asia, Thailand shares borders with four other nations and thus has served as a regional business hub for centuries. Thailand’s strategic location made it an ideal buffer zone between colonial France and Britain during the 19th century. In turn, Thail

Thailand Foreign Property Ownership: Your Best Options

There is one country that undoubtedly comes to mind when someone mentions Southeast Asia: Thailand. Foreign property ownership in Thailand is among the most popular methods of direct investment in Asia. Westerners will sometimes automatically direct their attention to the “Land of Smiles”. Thailand is among the most heavily-touristed countries on earth, after all. People tend to invest in what they’re familiar with. That is why Thailand is usually the first place considered w

3 Easiest Places to Start Investing in Asia

Investing in Asia isn’t always easy, and some countries love making things hard on foreign investors. Generally speaking, Asia’s emerging economies have immense growth potential and are open for business. Yet unreasonable levels of bureaucracy and corruption are still common in a few places. That shouldn’t stop you from buying stocks or real estate in Asia though. The region is home to over half the world’s population, and can help diversify your assets unlike any other part

Freehold vs. Leasehold Property Ownership in Asia

I’ve mentioned many times before that buying property in Asia can be complicated as a foreign investor. When buying your first condo in Bangkok or a villa in Bali, you’ll have to overcome more than just linguistic and cultural barriers. You must also contend with local property ownership laws and customs that are often unheard of in the West. One of the most common issues that you might encounter is the idea of leasehold vs. freehold ownership. Certain places don’t allow fore

7 Amazing Real Estate Related Shows You Can Watch on Netflix

Looking for new entertaining shows to watch on Netflix, or you're a new and prospective real estate agent, maybe you can try these 7 amazing real estate related shows! You might catch up on some of the latest trends or even learn some new trade tricks in the end ;) 1. Tiny House Nation Renovation experts and host John Weisbarth and expert Zack Giffin travel around the U.S. to help families prepare for lives in tiny homes with hyper customization. 2. The World’s Most Extraordi

Bitcoin Versus Real Estate: Which Investment Is Better For You?

Two popular investment avenues, real estate and bitcoin, have been making waves in today’s market. When it comes to these opportunities, it can be difficult to discern which is the wiser investment choice for you. Both have benefits and, like all investments, carry risk. If you have been considering these assets and are looking to select the option that’s a good fit for you, let’s examine the pros and cons of each investment. Keep in mind before making any investment decision

Property developers optimistic about stimulus

The Finance Ministry may consider a proposal by property developer associations on approving stimulus relief for outstanding mortgage loans totalling 600 billion baht as a means to improve sentiment regarding property stock, especially in the condo segment, says Asia Plus Securities (ASP). On Dec 9, property developers submitted a letter to the ministry proposing five stimulus measures for property development. First is the reduction of ownership transfer fees and mortgage fe