Keith’s Chiang Mai Property Blog

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, whilst the amounts charged per m2 for completed units is on the up, over the last 2-3 years, most developers have been “forced” (their word) to build smaller units of somewhere around 22-40m2. Now a 40 Sq meter can be considered a large unit and with developers managing to...

TM30 Explained! You Must Register Any Non Thai National Living In Your Property! (Updated January 2021)

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 a Thai national?If so, you need to be aware of a law that has existed in Thailand for quite a while and applies to everyone who provides accommodations to foreigners.While this law has been on the books for years, the enforcement of it has now been expanded to include...

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 have launched  360-degree virtual tours of those properties which it is offering for rent and sale.Well known for its innovative marketing and professional standards, Perfect Homes is taking another step further forward by enhancing its marketing...

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 As The Second Bedroom 3. A Little Leak in the Basement 4. The Dead Quiet Neighbors 5. The Ex-Wife Is Getting Half The Sale Proceeds 6. Hmm, Nice & Easy Access To The Airport 7. Comparing His House To The Nieghbor's Mansion. These were done just to put a...

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 cities. Often Hong Kong people have purchased second homes or maybe an apartment for their University-aged children to live, or simply as just investments for the future.Yet, over the last 1-2 there have been an increasing number of...

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 COVID-19 is affecting our daily lives in unprecedented ways. Accordingly, it may still be a little too early to ascertain the full impact of the virus on the Chiang Mai real estate market, when compared with other health related events such as SARS...

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 your home in Chiang Mai, we’d ask that you kindly remind yourself about just what “market value” means. “Market value” is the price a willing vendor is prepared to sell at, and the amount a willing purchaser is prepared to pay for… a price determined by market...

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 Mae Rim or Pa Daet, find an ideal site and commission an architect to design, then engage a contractor to build, your piece of heaven; your own castle, your own fortress! All well and good…, until you come to try to sell the property... Then, when you start doing the...

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 the amount a willing purchaser is prepared to pay.There are other key assumptions to be made but, broadly speaking, this is the gist of the definition of market value.In respect of real estate, it is NOT, contrary to many people’s opinions, the sum of the asking price...

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