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. For those of us who have lived in Bangkok or other Asian cities, it’s an absolute…Read more
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.
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 vendor had been introduced by a friend of a friend. Asking price definitely on the…Read more
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, say, a 3-bed Townhouse for Baht 8 million. Okay, okay…, maybe I am over exaggerating…Read more
Condo/Moobaan Management standards in Chiang Mai As with many other Thai cities (including Bangkok, although, to be fair, to a lesser extent than previously) standards of property management and maintenance in Chiang Mai are pretty poor. I well understand that…Read more
Why pay real estate agents’ fees? For some reason, real estate agents generally don’t have the best of reputations—perhaps not quite as bad as lawyers, but not great either! Of course, there are more good agents than bad ones but,…Read more
Want to run your own Guest House or hotel? We are always surprised at the number of enquiries we get, from all sorts of people, looking to run their own guest house or small resort as sort of a “retirement…Read more
I guess that, being in the emotionally charged real estate business, we should never be too surprised at the way some people seem to lose their common sense or, more to the point, become greedy when tempted by the thoughts…Read more
Niche markets You can usually tell when an oversupply in, say, new condos is looming: by necessity, marketing of projects gets more creative. Some smarter developers look for unusual angles—maybe offer their properties with a little bit extra décor or…Read more
Why can’t I sell my dream home in Chiang Mai? Must be the Agent’s fault right? After all who else can be to blame? Yet Real Estate Agents are just that: Agents. We don’t make the market, that’s the people…Read more
Is there still value to be had in Chiang Mai real estate? Not surprisingly this is a question we often get asked, and seemingly with more frequency over the last 3-4 months. Yes, we all know that there are dozens…Read more