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Invest & Live in Bangkok?

Postby donhong » Mon, 17 Aug 2015 10:57 am

Invest & live in Bangkok, Thailand? Do properties (condos) there really yield 7%-10%?

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Re: Invest & Live in Bangkok?

Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 17 Aug 2015 11:22 am

No

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Re: Invest & Live in Bangkok?

Postby donhong » Mon, 17 Aug 2015 8:22 pm

nice place, warm people, worth considering...

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Re: Invest & Live in Bangkok?

Postby JR8 » Mon, 17 Aug 2015 9:18 pm

This topic isn't going to last long. Have you noticed (yet)? :)
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Re: RE: Re: Invest & Live in Bangkok?

Postby ecureilx » Mon, 17 Aug 2015 9:58 pm

JR8 wrote:This topic isn't going to last long. Have you noticed (yet)? :)

BKK is top news as of now. .. :(

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Re: Invest & Live in Bangkok?

Postby Brah » Mon, 17 Aug 2015 10:10 pm

or it is warm place, nice people?....
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Re: RE: Re: Invest & Live in Bangkok?

Postby ecureilx » Tue, 18 Aug 2015 9:31 am

Brah wrote:or it is warm place, nice people?....

Have you seen the news ?

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Re: Invest & Live in Bangkok?

Postby livingontheedge » Tue, 18 Aug 2015 7:01 pm

Bangkok good long-term option to invest. But with Indonesia possibly opening up in September, you may want to reconsider - I am for Indonesia in the long term.

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Re: Invest & Live in Bangkok?

Postby JR8 » Tue, 18 Aug 2015 7:40 pm

livingontheedge wrote:Bangkok good long-term option to invest. But with Indonesia possibly opening up in September, you may want to reconsider - I am for Indonesia in the long term.


Property in Asia is mostly speculation on hopes for tomorrow. I mean, would you want to be a property investor in BKK right now? Indonesia has had huge promise for tomorrow for as long as i can recall (c20+ years now), but little has changed.

Investment requires something as sure as possible sure-win. It's already covering the investment costs and producing a healthy return today, and every sign is that it will be tomorrow, and... on. That comes in parallel with solid but less dazzling (promises of) returns.

Like the hare and tortoise the tortoise always wins, and the hare ends up getting skinned. It's counter-intuitive and arguably 'against the the order of an investors nature' [;;].

Like the wisdom behind an arranged marriage, she might not be the sexiest chick on the block, but solid and reliable is best. Trust your 'investment mother' eh? hehe...

- Why are you investing? What will it fund? When? How much income will you need, and for how many years? Will what you're considering today probably hit that target? What is that chosen investments track record? How stable against random or external influences is it? How easily can it be bought and sold, when you wish to (liquidity)? How simple is it to buy and sell (the legal side, plus the frictional costs, lawyers, taxes etc)?

It's easy to get distracted by this years investment fashion and sure-win, it's harder to sit down and consider some of the above points. Anyone who is investing for their future, rather than gambling on fads, Q.1, perhaps one of the largest considerations a person might ever make, is - Why am I investing, what outcome do I need, and when do I need it? Fact is though thinking that through is waay harder than throwing your money into inappropriate and risky schemes and living in blind hope...
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Re: RE: Re: Invest & Live in Bangkok?

Postby Brah » Tue, 18 Aug 2015 8:46 pm

ecureilx wrote:
Brah wrote:or it is warm place, nice people?....

Have you seen the news ?

that post had nothing to do with news
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Re: Invest & Live in Bangkok?

Postby Brah » Tue, 18 Aug 2015 8:48 pm

JR8 wrote:Property in Asia is mostly speculation on hopes for tomorrow.

Have you noticed in the local papers the amount of investments ad for Japan and HK?

Since I don't read them often I don't know if it's a new thing, but seems surprising about Japan at least.
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Re: Invest & Live in Bangkok?

Postby JR8 » Tue, 18 Aug 2015 9:54 pm

No, I can't say I'd noticed that, though likewise I very rarely read the papers.
Strange phenomenon though, makes me wonder who is the target market, and why does the vendor have to pitch it to foreign media and investors... i.e. not good enough for the locals?
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Re: Invest & Live in Bangkok?

Postby earthfriendly » Tue, 18 Aug 2015 11:29 pm

Many local Japanese rent and some of these property investments touted overseas will even help set up the tenants, offering steady stream of rental income for the foreign investors. Not everyone can come up with down payment to purchase a home.

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Re: Invest & Live in Bangkok?

Postby JR8 » Tue, 18 Aug 2015 11:33 pm

Given Tokyo property is worth less than it was 20 years ago I'd rent too, preferably getting some foreign fool to subsidise it for me.
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Re: Invest & Live in Bangkok?

Postby earthfriendly » Tue, 18 Aug 2015 11:38 pm

They are getting a lot of foreign buyers, touting promises like the upcoming Olympic ..... Some developments have such a large foreign ownership that they are starting to put a cap on it.


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