The new Land and Building Tax will replace the current House and Land Tax (12.5% of rental income) and Local Development Tax. The new tax will be enforced in 2019 and collection will begin on 1 Jan 2020.
Wonderfruit festival has launched in Thailand occupying a temporary community of creative pavilions designed by London-based Ab Rogers Design. The pavilions – that vary in function from performance venues, kitchen and dining and relaxation – all make use of local resources, indigenous craft techniques and are specific to the culture and landscape of Thailand.
If you are someone who fancies having a quiet life equipped while still having access to all the modern facilities, living in gated communities could be the right choice for you. Living in such private communities has its benefits, which make it a desirable choice of residence. So today, we bring you some of the benefits of living in a gated community that might get you to consider moving to such a place.
The modern concept of luxury isn’t identified by wealth or prestige. Rather, it refers to quality, durability, timeless appeal and sustainable architecture and home design. Luxurious properties are not only characterized by their recognizably indulgent atmosphere, but they are also hubs of eco-friendly upgrades and smart features. Over the recent years, eco-friendly design has become one of the most sought-after qualities, increasing the value of properties on the market. In combination with deluxe amenities, such a design becomes the ultimate expression of luxury.
One of the greatest advantages of prefabricated construction would be financial savings. Although the perception of custom-made pieces may seem expensive, with prefabricated or modular construction, this is not the case. Modular construction targets all budgets and price points, creating an affordable option.
The tropical climate subverted and softened modernism into a new form – taking the formal qualities and essential concepts of modernism, yet adapting the style with local materials and techniques better suited to the environment. Methods of passive cooling and sustainable construction developed over the centuries by local architects, builders and designers familiar with the challenges – and advantages – of the warm, humid temperatures of the tropics were employed within the definition of modernism to create a new style now considered a movement of its own.
What lies behind this recent surge in popularity that has made Thailand one of the top playgrounds for both middle-class and high-net-worth Chinese? We examine why the Land of Smiles has charmed so many Chinese – whether as a tourist, an investor, a retiree migrant, or an expatriate.
After years of media coverage around millennials not entering the housing market, the affluent cohort of these buyers is finally becoming a major force in the luxury housing market. But these buyers are faced with challenges including low inventory in many markets, and competition for high-end homes with affluent buyers who are downsizing into urban areas. We asked our experts across the world, what are the two largest demographic cohorts of affluent home buyers looking for and how are their preferences shaping the luxury market?
Everyone who has traveled the world has their own dream of living out their years on their own little piece of paradise, peace and tranquillity. Traveling shows us a life we may never have thought possible and it only makes sense that we would try to find a way to preserve that. The best way to create your own personal travel paradise forever, is to buy land or a property in a travel destination that gives you everything you fell in love with about traveling!
Purchasing a “Dream Home” is one of those life accomplishments that tops nearly everyone’s bucket list. Whether you prefer a modernized urban loft or a sprawling suburban home with a white picket fence, most of us hope to find a home that feels like it was made specifically for our family. However, searching for your dream home comes with different considerations than any other real estate purchase. Since you’ll likely be aiming to stay in the property for the foreseeable future, you’ll want to look for a property that will keep you and your family happy for the long term. Don’t be afraid to be picky and hold out until you find a home that feels right. How can you tell that you’ve found your perfect place? Most people say you’ll just know. Until then, use these 10 most important factors for buying your dream home to make sure you’re looking in the right area.