Keith’s Chiang Mai Property Blog

If you’re interested in reading an authoritative and expert selection of articles that cover all aspects of the property market in Chiang Mai, this is the place to be!

You can take an in-depth look at commercial real estate matters, get the lowdown on running a guest house or hotel, consider different parts of Chiang Mai for your property search, see the highs and lows of the last property season, get useful tips about shop houses, read all about condos … and more!

If you wanted to know more about asset management or the role of a real estate agent, look no further! Understand more about asking prices for properties and use this information wisely to make a more informed decision to accurately appraise your own property’s value. Perhaps you are struggling to sell your home and want some clues as to why?

With an honest and frank look at all things property related, this section can help to answer many of your questions and clear the haze when it comes to dealing with homes and commercial property ventures.

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“How long does it take to sell a property in Chiang Mai?”

We always, invariably, get asked: “How long does it take to sell a property?”
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Modern Condos: will they stand the test of time?

Is it just me or are new condos in Chiang Mai forever getting smaller and smaller? In the headlong rush to keep total prices down, ...
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TM30 Explained! You Must Register Any Non Thai National Living In Your Property! (Updated OCTOBER 2023)

Are You Living In or Renting a Private Property in Thailand to Foreigners? Or simply have a someone staying in your property that is not ...
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Perfect Homes continues to lead the market – VR TOURS

360 Virtual Property Tours – Chiang Mai  In order to further consolidate its position as Chiang Mai’s leading real estate agency, Perfect Homes Chiang Mai ...
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Property Markets in Chiang Mai Two or Three-Tier ?

Two or three-tier market property markets in Chiang Mai The Chiang Mai property market is becoming more and more interesting almost by the week. Activity ...
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Just a Little Real Estate Humor!

Sometimes real-estate can be really stressful, but then you often need to smile and move on! 1. Not The Best Neighbors 2. Listing The Closet ...
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5 top reasons Hong Kong investors like Chiang Mai and its real estate market

Hong Kong investors have always looked overseas for property investments. Favored destinations in the past have included London, Vancouver, Toronto or Sydney plus various US ...
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Chiang Mai to recover after Covid!?

Chiang Mai likely to remain a favoured residential and tourism destination after coronavirus scare recedes As we all know, the impact of the novel coronavirus ...
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5 top tips to sell your house or condo in Chiang Mai

5 top tips to sell your house or condo in Chiang Mai       Before we give you our top 5 tips on how to sell ...
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Dream homes… dream prices!

Who doesn’t want to build and live in their dream home? So, spend some time looking around Chiang Mai and the outer areas such as ...
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Is the vendor always right?

The “market value” of anything, whether it be real estate or any commodity, is the price a willing vendor is prepared to sell at, and ...
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Chiang Mai Weather & Climate a city for all seasons

Volumes could be written on Chiang Mai’s multitude of virtues but as a holiday destination and especially as an adopted home, the milder climate of ...
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Airbnb in Chiang Mai! The hospitality giant under the microscope in Thailand’s second city

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last nine years, you’ll no doubt have heard of Airbnb – the mother of all hospitality ...
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The conundrum for the Chiang Mai luxury, high end residential market

Selling a luxury home in Chiang Mai has long been a challenge—and prospects are not looking any better as more and more luxury home owners ...
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Top 5 things to consider if you want to buy a house (not a condo!) in Thailand

Many of our clients wish to follow their dream and buy a beautiful house in Chiang Mai or any where in Thailand for that matter, ...
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Exodus to Chiang Mai? 5 top reasons foreigners are relocating to the city

Over the last 12-15 months we have seen a trickle of foreigners relocating from other parts of Thailand, and elsewhere, to Chiang Mai turn into ...
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Opportunity Costs – In the Realestate Market

Opportunity Costs To anyone who has ever studied basic economics, the concept of opportunity costs is a fairly fundamental principle. In short, these are the ...
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Good alternative market? Singaporean money steadily flowing into Chiang Mai….

Good alternative market? Singaporean money steadily flowing into Chiang Mai…. With the Singapore property market in disarray and local equities slumping in line with regional ...
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10 things you should NOT say to a Real Estate Agent

Real Estate Agents are in the business of selling or leasing houses or condos. Just like you, if you are a business person, they run ...
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Has the new, small Chiang Mai condo market run the course of this cycle?

Has the new, small condo market run the course of this cycle? For those more experienced market observers, it was just a question of time. ...
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Emotional times in Chiang Mai Real Estate

The role of a real estate agent gives a fascinating insight into human behaviour. And, sadly, more often than not, into the worst aspects. Of ...
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Asset Management… what’s that?

Asset Management… what’s that? All through my long career in various property sectors, I’ve always paid close attention to asset management and enhancing the value ...
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Real Estate Agents: we don’t make the market!

Real Estate Agents: we don’t make the market! If I had one Baht for every time that owners and vendors confuse the role of a ...
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Best condos to live in Chiang Mai?

Best condos to live in in Chiang Mai? Following on from my last post, this set us talking internally about the best condos to live ...
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Shop-houses in Chiang Mai

The evolution of the humble shop-house is very interesting to observe. Originally conceived as a place to work (ground floor) and a place to live ...
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Is it still possible to “flip” condos in Chiang Mai?

Is it still possible to “flip” condos in Chiang Mai? At one time a year or so ago it seemed like everyone who was buying ...
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Continued influx of investors

Parts of July and most of August are traditionally “low season” as far as the real estate market in Chiang Mai is concerned, usually with ...
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Just which is the best area to live in Chiang Mai?

Just which is the best area to live in Chiang Mai?   Chiang Mai has been described as the town which thinks it’s a city. ...
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Owners who increase the price above what was just offered/agreed!

Owners who increase the price above what was just offered/agreed! You listed the property in question some months back, possibly against your better judgement—but the ...
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Why don’t real estate agents always show me what I asked them to?

Surprisingly, over 60% of people who start looking for, say, a 2-bed condo with a rental budget of Baht 12,000 per month, end up buying, ...
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