Get those rainy day funds in order — you're going to need them. You’re excited because you just found the perfect home. The neighborhood is great, the house is charming and the price is right. But the asking price is just the beginning. Be prepared for additional...

More and more people are headed to Thailand. Undoubtedly, Bangkok, its capital city is the No. 1 tourist destination globally, replacing London, based on the annual Global Destination Cities Index by Mastercard. The reason is pretty obvious. The people, or the Thai themselves,...

Here in the Philippines, professional Property Management Companies are still relatively unknown. For the longest time, hotel, condos and other high-rise buildings of prominent developers choose the more conservative in-house property management and security. But with the booming real estate industry, the business...

The meteoric rise of real estate business in the Philippines is simply astounding. Almost all wealthy families, especially the Taipans, like the Sy’s of SM / BDO, the Gokongwei of Robinsons / Cebu Pacific and Lucio Tan of PAL / PNB are all prime property...

FICO scores, the Fair Isaac Corporation credit-scoring system, are used by lenders to determine your creditworthiness. The lower your scores, the more risk you pose to lenders, resulting in higher interest rates or loan denial. Scores fluctuate for many reasons, including your debt-to-income ratio, making minimum...

The question of whether flipping or buying and holding is the best real estate investment strategy does not have one correct answer. Rather, the decision to choose one method over another should be part of an explicit strategic plan that takes the investor's overall investment...

Almost everybody has a dream house in their mind. While some find them just in their hometown, others reach the end of the world to get the wanted. No matter what kind of house or property you want to own; there are some persuasive reasons...

Condos in the Silom-Sathon area are the new targets for investors, with annual return on investment for rentals of 5%, according to property consultant Plus Property. Plus Property's real estate survey found that prices in the Silom-Sathon area are rising due to land value and condominium...

Thailand ranks third in the region for the highest amount of hotel investment. Thailand’s hotel success story is continuing. Earlier in the year JLL announced that the Kingdom was having a record breaking year thanks to an sharp increase in investment. Now the real estate firm...

Many people invest in property to create enough wealth to fund a comfortable retirement. So just how much do you really need and how do you work that out? As with all other financial decisions, what you need will very much depend on your personal circumstances. You...

Luxury and location prove to be important parameters for Thai property investment. Savills have just released their quarterly investment review. In which they have note the significant events for Thailand’s property market in the third quarter of 2017. The first point the real estate firm draws...

Wondering how to budget your money? This simple formula makes it easy. Managing your money is imperative to help you find the best home within your budget. And no, back of the napkin math won’t cut it. Not only do you need to organize, but you...

What can $15,000 USD buy you? Residency in Thailand, for starters. The Thai government has created the Thailand Elite Program, offering residency or long-term visas for wealthy foreign citizens. It’s a game changer, completely revolutionizing the way we travel. Oh yeah, and it will save...

Residential developers remained cautious on investment in the third quarter amid low consumer confidence and slowed economic activities, according to a survey by the Real Estate Information Center (REIC)....