A overview of property in Bangkok, buying, selling, renting, building, investing

Bangkok property – real estate in Bangkok

Property in Bangkok is some of the hottest real estate in Asia, and this vibrant Southeast Asian business hub commands some high prices for condos, apartments and houses in the city centre. However, it certainly is a city of mixed wealth and affordable property can be found in this cheap country within a reasonable distance from the city centre.

Bangkok has some fine property
Bangkok has some fine property

Bangkok is a sprawling city with no specific CDB, and clusters of high-rise office and apartment blocks are spread over a wide area, while other areas of property are distinctly low rise and historic, such as the Rattanakosin isle. Further out, spreading into adjacent provinces, real estate in Bangkok takes the form of popular contemporary housing estates, complete with grand entrances, smart security and plush landscaped clubhouses. Although mostly aimed at the emerging Thai middle class, these also attract expats who have lived awhile in Bangkok and prefer to move out to the suburbs with their families.

Expats working for multi-nationals, with generous salaries generally stay in modern condos in the Sukhumwit and Silom areas where the majority of international businesses are located. The area around Ekkamai, Phrom Pong and Tong Lor is particularly pleasant and popular with the expat community. Close proximity to foreigner-friendly services and the BTS skytrain inflate the values of these greatly. However the demand is robust and numerous cutting edge apartment designs continue to appear on the market from very professional developers, with price tags to match Hong Kong and Singapore. As investments they are considered sound with the Thai economy mostly posting attractive growth figures. Some very trendy serviced apartments are among the roughly 19,000 new units that entered the market in 2008.

A mature Bangkok real estate industry caters to a discerning and wealthy market, with prices from 50,000 to 150,000 baht for spacious condos in popular areas, of course older houses away from the popular amenities can rent for as little as 20,000 baht. There is a brisk trade in property investment, leasing and even renovating in Bangkok supported by numerous agents (including many foreign managed). Property Report is a widely read English language monthly magazine covering property in Bangkok and Thailand.

This section offers non-partisan introductory advice on real estate in Bangkok, covering condos and apartments, investing, land and houses and recommending property agents in Bangkok.

Buying condos and apartments

Buying condos and apartments

Guide to prices, areas, quality, trends and investment prospects for buying and selling new, off plan and older condos in Bangkok...more

Buying land and houses

Buying land and houses

Moving to the suburbs, join the Thai middle class in plush housing estates further out of the city but offering better value for family lifestyles, an introduction...more

Renting serviced apartments

Renting serviced apartments

Looking for a comfortable pad in Bangkok. Serviced apartments are numerous, comfortable, well furnished and cover a range of budgets in popular areas...more

Investing in property

Investing in property

Bangkok real estate has long been an attractive investment opportunity in Asia for foreigners, limited to ownership of condos, in a stable and safe market...more

Real estate agents

Real estate agents

A list of recommended and reputable property agents in Bangkok trusted to meet standards and demands of foreigners looking for condos and houses to buy or rent...more

Property in Hua Hin

Property in Hua Hin

Two hours from Bangkok is this popular weekend escape, making it a good investment for a beachside property to enjoy or rent out as an investment, learn...more

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