Tom Aikins

Tom Aikins

Tom Aikins is a Bangkok-based consultant specializing in search engine optimization and internet marketing. He regularly presents seminars on these subjects and his websites, http://www.seosoutheastasia.com and http://www.seonorthamerica.com contain a comprehensive, video-based training course for all aspects of SEO and online marketing.

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Speculate To Accumulate In Property Renovations

In the past I have seen clients spend millions on renovating a house that they paid 5 million baht for to discover it only delivered a small increment on the property’s value of 500,000 baht. Why? Because the threshold potential on that house in that area or estate was 6 million baht tops.

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The Benefits Of A Property Inspection

Something that has always amazed me since I arrived in Thailand is that there are no legal requirements or obligations of property inspections on new or second hand properties.

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Pattayas Real Estate Industry

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Insulating Your Home

Over the years I have experienced many people coming to us and asking us to tender for their house construction project, with very similar requests in the form of, “I want cavity walls” or “we need double glazing.” Upon asking the question “why” the response is always the same, “to keep the house cool."

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The Current State Of Bangkok's Mass Transit Projects

The Bangkok BTS Silom Road Extension (Green Line) construction of the Taksin –Bang Wa route, which is 5.3 kilometers long, is currently waiting for approval by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) for the use of a road island on Taksin – Petchkasem Road.

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Bangkok Buildings And Earthquakes

The Engineering Institute of Thailand said that a 6.7 Richter scale earthquake that occurred on 24 March last year with its epicenter in the middle of Myanmar caused vibrations to reach the northern regions of Thailand as well as the buildings of Bangkok. And it is likely to happen again any time.

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The Emergence Of Jomtien, Thailand

So, what has started to drive interest in Jomtien? Perhaps the biggest igniter is the completion of the second road link from Pattaya to Jomtien, this means greater accessibility to those living in Jomtien that still wants to enjoy the hive of activity that comes with Pattaya.

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Why Are Pattaya's Roads So Bad?

The roads in Pattaya never seem to be fixed. What's at the root of the problem?

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What Is A Quantity Surveyor?

Technical training to become a QS begins with attaining, through formal studies, a degree in Quantity Surveying from a recognised university.

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Summary Of August Real Estate Activity In Bangkok

There are a number of new developments in real estate in Bangkok. Real estate business associations are opposing a new Bangkok city planning statute aimed at limiting high-rise buildings to roads that have a width of at least 12-16 meters.

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New Projects Impacting Thai Real Estate Plans

The Thai Highway Department plans to immediately develop 5 inter-city motorway routes within a 250 kilometer radius from Bangkok.

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The Market For A Condominium In Bangkok

The Bangkok real estate market showed consolidation in the first half of 2011 with healthy conditions overall, but there are warning signs of possible rising prices for construction materials, higher inflation and higher interest rates, according to Colliers International Thailand.

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Politics And Property In Thailand

The political ramifications of the recent election in Thailand, in regard to the business community, are still unclear especially when it comes to the property sector. Some things will remain constant – people still need places to live, and the residential market should remain more or less steady, at least among Thai people, said Antony Picon, Associate Director of Colliers Research Thailand.

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Progress In Preparing The Draft Condominium Statute

The legislation drafting committee has now approved Condominium Act law. Progress in preparing the draft regulations under the Thailand Condominium Act amended in 2009 with the purchase and sale agreement is almost completed and will be presented to the meeting of the Council of Ministers (Cabinet) in August 2011.

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Sukhumvit Condominium Projects Continue Unabated

Since last year nearly 100 projects have been launched in the Sukhumvit area by both listed and non-listed property firms. Construction will be complete between the end of this year and 2013, according to a survey by The Nation newspaper last week.

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