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Buying Asia--Where and how to buy real estate in Asia

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Buying Asia--Where and how to buy real estate in Asia

Postby zboy1 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:52 pm

Buying Asia - Episode One - Hong Kong

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCcPpL2G-No&feature=plcp[/youtube]


Buying Asia - Episode Two - Vietnam

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HacFRp6Hls&feature=relmfu[/youtube]


Buying Asia - Episode Eight - Thailand

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvtdVpIm8C0&feature=relmfu[/youtube]


Buying Asia - Episode Three - Shanghai

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNBkt_FQlt4&feature=relmfu[/youtube]


Buying Asia - Episode Seven - Dubai & Abu Dhabi

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mY3mGb2kz8w&feature=relmfu[/youtube]


Buying Asia - Episode Four - Singapore

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVYw3yUEae4&feature=relmfu[/youtube]


Buying Asia - Episode Six - Malaysia

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBPoVSLGC_Q&feature=relmfu[/youtube]
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Postby Jester » Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:46 am

Will listen to these. Thanks for posting.
"Pick a point and go to it."
-- Dr John Hunsucker, speaking about canoeing on Georgia's Lake Lanier, with its irregular shape, and 1000 miles of meandering shoreline
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Postby Jester » Sun Nov 04, 2012 4:54 am

Btw do you have knowledge about these markets? If so...

(1)
where, if anywhere, do you see opportunity for an all-cash investor to make a good cash return on professionally managed residential property?

And
(2)
where if anywhere do you see opportunity for a residential real estate agent? I know a guy can sell 30-year leaseholds to other expats in Thailand...

Generally in Latin America you can sell real estate without a license, sometimes you need to be a resident, sometimes not. I'm sure Asia is tougher overall, but are there any places a newcomer can turn a buck doing some good?

One thing about selling homesteads to fresh expats, you will always be proud of your work!

EDIT:
I am STUNNED to find out that the videos you posted actually ANSWER my first question. BEST international real estate series I've seen. Actual numbers!!
Last edited by Jester on Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:07 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Postby Rock » Sun Nov 04, 2012 5:52 am

Jester wrote:Btw do you have knowledge about these markets? If so...

(1)
where, if anywhere, do you see opportunity for an all-cash investor to make a good cash return on professionally managed residential property?

And
(2)
where if anywhere do you see opportunity for a residential real estate agent? I know a guy can sell 30-year leaseholds to other expats in Thailand...

Generally in Latin America you can sell real estate without a license, sometimes you need to be a resident, sometimes not. I'm sure Asia is tougher overall, but are there any places a newcomer can turn a buck doing some good?

One thing about selling homesteads to fresh expats, you will always be proud of your work!


Its getting tougher as prices have risen and the US dollar has weakened significantly against most Asian countries. But u can still find some deals which seem pretty attractive (if u are after high cash yields - 6-8%) in markets like Pattaya (since u r a cash investor, look for opportunities to buy in second hand market from desperate sellers of units a few years old or less in good rental areas (shoot for 20% below market) or perhaps Makati area in Phils. I think you're way too late for most of China, Taiwan, HK, SP, and S. Korea. Malaysia and Vietnam might have interesting opps but I never checked those out.

Patts is full of foreign real estate agents from Russia and the UK. A lot of the Russians doing that are tall hot blonds, lol.
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Postby Jester » Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:03 am

Rock wrote:But u can still find some deals which seem pretty attractive (if u are after high cash yields - 6-8%) in markets like Pattaya....

Patts is full of foreign real estate agents from Russia and the UK. A lot of the Russians doing that are tall hot blonds, lol.


They may have a leg up.
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