Top Property Investment Hotspots

Despite the fears of a global market slowdown caused by what many analysts are already calling a recession in the U.S., the overseas property investment sector continues to flourish. While David Stanley Redfern Ltd research into overseas property markets is ongoing, their 2008 research is finally at a point where they are willing to present their top investment destinations and the reasons why.

Following the success of Thai island Phuket, Koh Samui emerged onto the property investment scene in a big way just over two years ago. It is now a semi-mature market and the resort properties which make the biggest profit are rarely available for less than £200,000. However, research of late last year showed that people who had bought a resort property in Koh Samui in late 2005 as a short-term investment, sold last year for twice what they paid. This showed that capital appreciation had been solid at an incredible 50% per year for the two previous years.

Thailand’s incredible growth is fuelled primarily by incredible tourism figures. As the number of people flocking in for the white sandy beaches, tropical climate and tropical atmosphere increases by 20% per year, resort properties on the beautiful island of Koh Samui will continue to attract a great proportion of the visitors, and property prices continue to grow strongly.

Koh Samui now has more 5 and 6 star resort developments that any other island, and the competition in the market is good for buyers because it is forcing developers to find ways to make their developments stand-out.

This intense competition has led to 2 bedroom off-plan luxury resort villas in Koh Samui’s Maenam Hills development coming onto the market at a bargain price of £100k. The competition has also led to more developers offering finance on their Koh Samui property. Buyers can get 50% LTV finance on their Maenam Hills Villa. And David Stanley Redfern has other Koh Samui projects with equally impressive finance available.

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CB Richard Ellis Thailand operates throughout Thailand and covers all aspects of Thai Real Estate from offices in Bangkok, Phuket, Pattaya, and Koh Samui.
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