Heritage Shophouses Shine in Singapore

Demand for conservation shophouses, boutique hotels and good class bungalows in Singapore as trophy assets for wealth preservation is on the rise. There is increasing activity from private investors and investment funds buying up a collection of conservation shophouses and boutique hotels in historical buildings over the past 12 ...

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Phuket Villa market expected to revive end-2021

Villa supply remains limited due to developers’ delays in new launches (thanks to Covid-19) and a shortage of suitable development sites, says CBRE. The luxury villa market in Phuket is now a buyers’ market but not for long, predicts CBRE, a leading international property consultant. It has received increasing ...

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Online fundraising for real estate gains foothold

A private equity development project listed on Fraxtor’s digital platform was fully subscribed within 90 minutes, proof that digital fundraising for property projects is gaining a foothold during this Covid era. Against the backdrop of economic uncertainty as many countries see resurgent coronavirus infection waves, Fraxtor Private Limited (“Fraxtor”),’s ...

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Investing in the Swiss Alps

Owning a piece of coveted property in the Swiss Alps is now possible for foreign investors. When one thinks of skiing in the Swiss Alps, St Moritz and Zermatt immediately come to mind. But there is another up-and-coming ski destination, Andermatt, that’s tipped to be the largest ski area ...

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The Vanilla Appeal

Is vanilla farming the next thing after durian? Asian Property Review examines the trend, which although not new, is gaining more new entrants in Malaysia. Text by Jan Yong While Musang King durians still command a good price especially in China, hence the mushrooming of Musang King plantations in ...

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Reviving abandoned homes in rural Japan

Purchasing an abandoned home in Japan’s countryside is a cheaper option for foreigners keen to invest in Japan, but there are caveats … The Dos and Don’ts Recent media attention of the restoration of “akiya” or abandoned homes in Japan has prompted a growing interest in this curious market ...

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Ongoing demand keeps Japanese market humming

Similar to its resilient people, the Japanese property market remains resilient with ongoing demand in every sector. It has been more than a year since COVID-19 transformed the world, forcing changes in lifestyle, imposing restrictions across businesses – without warning, without bias. In the investment world, the priority became ...

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Winning options for landlords & tenants

Lawyer Chris Tan explains how landlords and tenants can emerge winners despite difficulties in rental payment during the prolonged lockdown in Malaysia. Text and Photography by Jan Yong Amid the continuing nation wide Movement Control Order (“MCO”) in Malaysia in its various iterations, more and more tenants, both commercial ...

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Investing in Melaka Heritage Shophouses Returns vs risks

Heritage shophouses in Melaka which used to command premium prices are selling at a bargain now. Text & Photography by Jan Yong Heritage shophouses are in a class of their own– rare collector’s items whose prices will appreciate over time. But collector’s items also means prices depend very much ...

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