Tropical dream

Investment properties overlooking the bay in Phuket. Thailand offers low cost of living, the fun factor and a vibrant lifestyle and culture.

Some holidays promise more than they deliver. The same can be said for property purchasing decisions: it's one thing to love an exotic destination, quite another to invest there. The notion of buying an offshore property that can be rented out, will appreciate in value and can also be there for one's own personal use doesn't always have a happy ending.

Wednesday, 8 May, 2013, 2:33am

Sun shines on Miami real estate sector

Downtown Miami, Florida, where the real estate market has recovered like nowhere else in the United States. Photo: Reuters

Like the tide that laps Miami, Florida's famous coastline, the property cycle in America's "sunshine state" does tend to ebb and flow. The difference is that with real estate, you can never pick exactly when.

24 Apr 2013 - 5:20am

SAFE haven

Research by Knight Frank has found the Singapore government's cooling measures are working. Lending restrictions, additional taxes and protection from 'hot foreign money' have indeed slowed sales figures and lowered prices.

20 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Primed for investors

The Lion City is where the world's top earners like to invest their money. Luxury properties in Singapore are the most prized in the Asia-Pacific by global high-net-worth individuals, according to Knight Frank's 2012 Wealth Report, jointly launched with Citi Private Bank.

3 May 2012 - 12:00am

Housing booms in Canada

Global housing markets 'limped into the new year', with Canada remaining a notable outperformer, according to a Scotiabank Group report on global real estate trends.

22 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Top condos with stunning city views

If money is no object, Patrick O'Neill, of the ONeill Group Hong Kong, recommends Trump SoHo Tower in New York City as a 'good buy'. The new, 46-storey, five-star condo hotel in 'the fashionable heart of Manhattan' offers sweeping views of the city skyline, Hudson River and Empire State Building. Amenities include a spa, fitness centre, outdoor pool and 24-hour room service and concierge.

16 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Trump builds exclusive club

Donald Trump's people call Panama 'the hottest destination in Central America'. His Trump Ocean Club - a fabulously luxurious oceanfront condominium complex located in the exclusive Punta Pacifica area of Panama City, is set to become the most exclusive address in the land.

16 Jun 2010 - 12:00am


Landed by Christopher Dillon Dillon Communications HK$659

18 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Overseas agents woo Chinese buyers

Estate agents from London and New York are beating a well-worn path to wealthy buyers on the mainland and Hong Kong to sell upmarket flats on their books.

In London, buyers from Hong Kong and the mainland led a GBP22 million (HK$282.6 million) Asian buying spree at luxury block NEO Bankside released for sale just last month.

25 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Slow on the uptick

Thailand's high-end real estate market is beginning to show signs of recovery following some dark days last year and earlier this year when investors were few and far between.

30 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Do your homework

Thailand can present many challenges for anyone wishing to retire there. Having spent little of their working lives outside their home country, people expecting to adjust quickly to the regulations surrounding living and buying property in the kingdom, as their chosen retirement destination, can find the process fraught with uncertainty.

15 May 2009 - 12:00am

Bay of plenty awaits HK investors

Luxury condominiums in San Francisco are a magnet for Hong Kong property investors. Due to a shortage of land in the 'seven-by-seven square mile' City by the Bay, condos account for virtually all of the new housing stock.

25 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Asian Aspirations

Thailand and Singapore are prime locations for wealthy home buyers

Wealthy investors are tapping the luxury Asian property market with Thailand and Singapore top of their agenda.

25 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Capital Gains

Luxury property market is poised to grow following the new government's initiatives which have been widely welcomed

The luxury home sector is once again poised to surge in Bangkok. The new government seems to have instilled home buyer confidence with measures to assist developers and investors financially and kick-start the market once again.

25 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Vancouver condo players say sell, sell, sell

The market is experiencing one of its highest price growth rates as supply dwindles, with benchmark values up more than 20pc since last January

In the feverish Vancouver condominium market property, owners are enjoying the ride of a lifetime.

15 Feb 2006 - 12:00am