It has been proved that massage releases a hormone called Serotonin that enhances the body and mind's "feel good" state. When you receive a spa service, your mind, body and soul are in harmony.
Whether it be to relief oneself of muscle soreness after intensive fitness workouts or just to unplug from the stresses of city life, here are a few reviewed establishments that can help you.Read more
It is the season of competition our fellow sport fanatics! Our favourite teams and teams from all around the world are and will be giving it their all in the current and upcoming tournaments and leagues this season. If you are like us, you’d probably would not want to miss a second of the most exhilarating match/game moments of human history. Here is a list of the Top 5 Sports Bars and Restaurants that we believe you’d like to pay a visit to, to catch the games while enjoying great atmosphere, food & drinks and service.Read more
Congratulation!! You’ve finally moved into your new home and everything is in its rightful place. As it happens you’ve suddenly become so caught up with the next steps after moving in and you’re time to maintain your home is limited. It’s obvious at this point that you’ll need a little help. We’ve taken the liberty to create a list of the top 5 apps you’ll need once you’ve moved into your new home. Please be informed that this is not a review on the application.Read more
Using a new or in this case an old measurement system can sometimes be a daunting task. We here at Shambhala Realty have put together a short piece that should make understanding the Thai Measurement System and converting between it and the Metric System a lot easier. We will be using the Metric system as a point of reference, as it is the System adopted by Thailand.Read more
This is for you meat lovers. Based on our focused group here is a countdown of the Top 5 Steak Houses in Bangkok. Get insight on taste, texture, flavour and also a recommended "must try item" in these venues.Read more
A touch of anxiety, a hint of curiosity, a dash of excitement but more than anything else, you have a subsequent feeling that you don’t want that moment to end. These arrays of emotions come from various things, but we are of course talking about the effects of a social or romantic appointment, in a location that is surreal. We here at Bangkok Redefined & Shambhala Realty would like to provide you with insight on a few places we feel that you and your companion or companions may like to be acquainted with.Read more
This post is dedicated to those individuals who have considered becoming pet owners in the near future. Current pet owners are welcome to share their experiences, however an assumption is being made that those who have had pets for some time, have already figured out the best living arrangements for themselves and their trusted companion or companions.Read more
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“Hi, I’m new to Bangkok and as it’s such a big ol place unless I go to khao San for some backpacker friends I believe I will be a bit friendless haha im based in Bangkok yai, anyone else around?”Read more
When you decide to buy a condominium, you must verify a few details. We have looked at this from various other angles before such as legal, macro perspective, owners rights just to name some. This article comes to add to the subject and discusses a few other important factors that need be checked when making your purchase.
In many cases, the purchase serves well defined purposes i.e. investment when you look at “buy to let” and capital preservation and appreciation...Read more
Investing in Real Estate is listed as one of the top options for both preserving capital and increasing one’s wealth over time. In today’s globalised market, the investor can take advantage of opportunities presented virtually anywhere in the world.
To be able to truly see results, you must start with understanding and assessing the risks. Taking calculated risks is what puts and keeps the investors in a profit position.Read more
Linda Allen, a professional graphic designer, embarked on a journey to start a new career as a media consultant in one of Thailand’s renowned online shopping portals. She is a proud owner of a 2-year-old Labrador Retriever. Little did she know about the property policies in most condominiums and apartments in Bangkok’s central business district (CBD) in relation to having pets in the desired buildingsRead more
To be exhaustive, the answer here would need exploring from different angles: that of a buyer, renter, developer, Real Estate Agent, just to name a few stakeholders that might be involved here.Read more
As the local law protects against foreigners owning direct property, the leasehold is a viable way to acquire an interest over real property under one’s own name for a limited amount of time. There are several alternative leasehold ownership structures to consider as they are designed to further protect the tenants’ interest such as the use of Superficies or the creation of Thai or Offshore holding companies. In the current article though we are only laying the foundation, discussing the basics of what the leasehold represents and can or cannot offer.Read more
Congratulations on your decision to purchase your piece of property. The reasons behind the decision will in most cases determine the type of property you will be taking on. By now, your due diligence has pointed out that the only kind of property foreigners or foreign companies can legally and directly own in Thailand is a condominium. And that is possible due to an amendment to the Condominium Act made in 1991 (No.2) which gave foreign buyers the right to have freehold title and their name written in the title deed. A freehold title is the absolute ownership of real property.Read more
By the rule of law, buying and owning land in Thailand is generally reserved for Thai nationals, the Land Code Act forbidding aliens to do so. There I one exception to this rule, an amendment, allowing a foreign individual to own 1 Rai (approximately 1600 square meters) of land for residential purposes (Land Code Amendment Act B.E. 2542 (1999) (section 96 bis Land Code Act).Read more
Definition of “Escrow”: A financial instrument held by a third party on behalf of the other two parties in a transaction. The funds are held by the escrow service until it receives the appropriate written or oral instructions or until obligations have been fulfilled. Securities, funds and other assets can be held in escrow.Read more
A decision that needs in the majority of cases a property purchase.
Finding your ideal spot that will delight and bring peace and relaxation to your days under the tropical sky can be precarious terrain.Read more
It is paramount that, as a property buyer, before engaging in the process to possess qualified knowledge on the subject. This article addresses the need for sound information, recommending an appropriate tool to aid the investment decision.Read more
The Condominium Act is the law to go to when you do your due diligence prior to buying your condominium unit. It covers the ownership, lease and use of condominium property. In our previous article on the subject (Condominium Owner Rights Part I), we have focused particularly on the most recent amended areas covering the protections put in place for the buyer.Read more
An outstanding piece of advice when dealing in property here as a foreigner is to hire a good lawyer to oversee the buying process. This smart piece of advice goes together with our corporate belief that as a Real Estate company, we are as strong as the legal advisor team we collaborate with. Only through galvanizing a strong alliance in this sector, our clients can be most at ease knowing that all “T”s are crossed and “I”s dotted in a reliable and speedy manner.Read more
Either you have purchased your property as an investment or for your own residence, the rental yield is a great indicator and future key decision factor in handling your unit. This ratio is the most common used to compare and monitor realty investments, decide to sell, or if you reside at that address – maybe give the property out for rent.Read more