At a smidge over 40 square kilometres, the actual municipality of Chiang Mai is pretty small by most standards. Yet the housing market here has long been anything but. So it was inevitable that, in time, land plots inside the…Read more
If you are looking for a new home in Chiang Mai, either through buying a property or renting a home, this is the ideal place to start. You can compare the pros and cons of each method of obtaining a new home, with information covering different property types, such as houses, apartments, and condos.
There is very useful information for anyone considering buying a condo – know what the law says about foreign ownership, how this is different for condominiums, and see the few buildings in Chiang Mai that have already filled their maximum quota of 49% foreign ownership.
You can read about new developments in the property sector and you’ll also find useful information relating to fees, utility bills, and similar. Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a place in Chiang Mai for personal use, as a holiday home, or as a buy-to-let venture, this information should explain matters more clearly, give you a better idea of what to expect, and help to make any decisions you make that little bit easier.
There are few greater emotional and financial investments we make in life than choosing a new home. Yet it’s hardly a secret that real estate agents the world over are saddled with a poor public image…though, comfortingly for us, not…Read more
Moving Home in Chiang Mai…made easy! So you’ve just landed yourself a new pad in a different part of Chiang Mai. Maybe you wanted to upgrade or needed to downsize; perhaps you finally took the plunge and bought your very…Read more
So what exactly is a yellow house book? Quite simply, it’s a type of government-issued document called a Tabien Baan (literally ‘House Registration’ in Thai) which lists all foreign individuals holding a ‘Temporary Stay’ or a ‘Long Stay’ visa/visa exemption…Read more
Frequently Asked Questions about Buying a Condo in Chiang Mai What types of usage are possible in a condo unit if I buy one? As the owner, the condo unit can of course be occupied as your permanent abode or…Read more
Frequently Asked Questions about Renting a Condo in Chiang Mai How long does it take to find a condo to rent in Chiang Mai? Tracking down a suitable condo for rent in Chiang Mai honestly takes as long as you…Read more
The 14 Rules of the Landlord and Tenant Relationship The Landlord/Tenant relationship is one is an adversarial relationship by its very existence. On one hand, if you’re a landlord, your tenants are required to pay you a substantial amount of…Read more
How much time does it take to track down a house to rent in Chiang Mai? Going it alone in the quest to lease whichever of a detached house, a terraced townhouse/shophouse or a house within a moo baan [gated…Read more
The real estate agent VS the property manager just who are they & what do they do? Along with food and water, shelter is the most basic of human necessities yet set foot in the property market anywhere on the…Read more
The Ten Commandments for Tenants (or the Gospel according to Perfect Homes Property Management Services) THOU SHALT COVET THE SMALL PRINT Okay, we know a rental contract doesn’t make for the most spiritually uplifting reading but it…Read more