Buyers seek loan help

Buyers seek loan help

The pandemic as a force majeure event has crippled people’s ability to meet loan repayment requirements, but while the real estate sector also appears susceptible to the crisis, the State Bank of Vietnam and commercial lenders have taken measures to deal with worrisome property assets.
Citizens prioritising healthier services

Citizens prioritising healthier services

Buyers now are more likely to hunt for properties that are not simply accommodation, but also offer greener elements and healthcare facilities.
Buyers warned over inaccurate info regarding Long Thanh land

Buyers warned over inaccurate info regarding Long Thanh land

Concerns have been raised on the land fever in surrounding areas of the future Long Thanh International Airport in the southern province of Dong Nai after construction started last week.
Brighter condotel future set for both investors and buyers

Brighter condotel future set for both investors and buyers

With new guidance on granting ownership being issued in Vietnam, condotel investors are seeing a light at the end of the tunnel after more than two years of uncertainty, with a strengthened market expected to appease both investors and buyers.  
Vietnam Commodity Exchange: opportunities from a billion-dollar market

Vietnam Commodity Exchange: opportunities from a billion-dollar market

Decree 51 will allow businesses and farmers to trade on commodity exchanges, leading to inreased market access and security.
Yes, Vietnam can get its mojo back

Yes, Vietnam can get its mojo back 1

There was good news and bad news in Vietnam’s economy in 2012, but mostly the latter for businesses.
M&A market insight – 7 M&A deal killers

M&A market insight – 7 M&A deal killers

There is a marked increase in M&A activity in Vietnam. This is a good sign that the economy may be recovering, as such transactions often offer a way to expand into new business lines.
Anger smolders at Splendora

Anger smolders at Splendora

Tempers are flaring as the ongoing dispute between the developer of the $2 billion Splendora township project and its buyers has not been resolved.
Looking beyond the generally held property myths

Looking beyond the generally held property myths

Professor Dang Hung Vo – former deputy minister of Natural Resources and Environment and a well-known real estate expert, offers his assessment on the fluctuating property market in a forum ‘Real Estate Market – Status and Business Solutions’ organised by VIR recently.
Market in tailspin of great despair

Market in tailspin of great despair

The real estate market has been down in the mouth during the last two years, resulting in heated conflicts between developers and buyers. Developers have faced difficulties in raising capital investment to finish their projects and delayed hand-over of apartments, while buyers are not able to continue payment.
Customers to strike while the iron is hot

Customers to strike while the iron is hot

Bankers and developers are trying their best to get customers back into the residential market. A range of bankers like BIDV, Vietinbank and Vietcombank have announced their credit support packages for house buyers with interest rates from 12 to 14 per cent, per year.
Fireworks fail to fire-up market

Fireworks fail to fire-up market

The jury is out on whether Danang’s international firework competition has ignited the region’s property market.
Luxury brands struggle to find their voice

Luxury brands struggle to find their voice

An emerging wealthy class with sufficient disposable income was enough to attract international luxury brands and premium shopping malls  sprouting up throughout key cities in Vietnam, all vying for a piece of the golden pie.
Living in the  lap of luxury

Living in the lap of luxury

Patti Joslin Ndzana Etoga, operations director of CB Richard Ellis, discusses how to define a luxury property in Vietnam with overseas experiences taken into account.
Time to embrace branding

Time to embrace branding

Until the lengthy time before move-in, what apartment buyers are relying on is an image. Yet most developers fail to develop a strong brand image for their project and themselves, writes Richard Moore.
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