Real Estate

Good Buy? Good Bye?

HK-magazine 10.04.2009
Good Buy? Good Bye?

With the property market still uncertain, is now a good time to purchase?

Love Your Tong Lau

Sarah Fung HK-magazine 10.04.2009
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Old is gold when it comes to seeking a property with character. Sarah Fung checks out some of the coolest things owners of Chinese tenement houses—or tong laus—are doing to their properties.


Selling your home for less than the loan

Lisa Smith WLSN.com 10.04.2009
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Homeowners often find themselves in the unenviable position of owing more on the balance of a mortgage than the home is worth. This occurs as result of a combination of events, which include factors that are beyond a homeowner's control.

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Construction is underway at the W Koh Samui Retreat & Residences, a joint-venture project between Thailand’s Amburaya Hotels and Dubai master developer Nakheel. The integrated resort development comprising 17 luxurious private residences and a 75-...


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With more than 14 million vacationers arriving in Thailand each year, tourism continues to be the main driving force behind the continued growth of the Thai property market.

Home Buyers: What Don't You Know About Your New House?

Cara McDonough findingdul cinea 08.04.2009
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Higher property taxes and a house with a shady past have one couple wondering if they could have done more to protect themselves.


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As more people in the U.S. become discouraged with falling real estatevalues, a faltering economy and higher taxes it is reasonable to surmise that the increasing trend of U.S.

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Architects are up in arms over not getting a bigger slice of the 10 mega infrastructure projects, accusing the government of shifting the balance to engineers.


9 Flat Hunting Tips in Hong Kong

Living In Hong Kong 07.04.2009
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In my effort to find my eighth house (this studio I live now happens to be my seventh haven), I would like to share tips on flat hunting based on my personal experience.

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Less than a year ago, the blocks around three Sound Transit light-rail stations in Southeast Seattle were abuzz with real-estate deals and dreams.


Developers urged to educate public

Bonnie Chen The Standard 06.04.2009
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Property developers should do more to tell the public what they are doing and to seek their views, rather than depend on the government, according to Council for Sustainable Development chairman Bernard Charnwut Chan.

Oakwood undaunted by falling occupancy rate

Nalin Viboonchart The Nation 04.04.2009
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Serviced-apartment management firm Oakwood Asia Pacific has continued its business expansion in the region despite declining occupancy rates in several Asia-Pacific countries.


Pattaya Business Seminar Calls For Foreign Quota Increase In Thai Condominiums

Panellists called for an increase in the amount of condominiums foreigners can buy in developments in Pattaya during a recent half-day seminar, “Approaches to Bolster the Tourism and Real Estate Sectors in Pattaya”, organised by luxury property de...

Downtown Seattle Association plans to woo Russell

Aaron Corvin Bizjournal 04.04.2009
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In a move that appears to ratchet up competition between Seattle and Tacoma, the Downtown Seattle Association plans to make a pitch to Russell Investments to relocate to Seattle.


See something you like? A guide for house hunters

Brian Eckhouse Lasvegas Sun 03.04.2009
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Five local homes show that opportunity lies in depth of market’s fall. At the height of the real estate boom, home buyers were braced to pay upward of $400,000 for a two-story stucco house. Good news for sellers, bad news for buyers. 

Seattle area home prices seen as more likely to fall

AUBREY COHEN Seattle Post-Intelligencer 02.04.2009
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The risk of sustained declines in Seattle-area home prices jumped at the end of last year, according to a new report.


In Thailand, Russian Buyers Have ‘Disappeared’

Kevin Brass Raising The Roof (NYTimes) 02.04.2009
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In 2007, Russians accounted for 80 percent of the purchases in Pattaya, a resort city on the Gulf of Thailand, says David Walton, v.p. of sales and marketing for Waterfront, a tower project on Pattaya Bay. Today, the Russians buyers have practical...

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Oakwood Worldwide , one of the world’s largest serviced apartment providers, has announced the opening of a third property in Thailand – the 67 key Oakwood Residence Thonglor Bangkok. By 2012 Oakwood plans to double its portfolio in Thailand, wit...


Azure Overseas Announces Brave New Thailand Property

Frank Crowley Azure Overseas Property Limited 02.04.2009
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The new Azure listing is in Pattaya, 140km south of the capital Bangkok, where the political unrest is centred. At a time when many commentators on overseas property are advising investors to ignore the doom and gloom and think about the opportuni...

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Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Digital Realty Trust (DRT) each made new pledges Monday to pursue sustainable certifications for their vast real estate holdings.



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