Investment Guideline

Tips to Negotiate a Cheaper Rental in Vietnam

Before you sign any Lease Agreement, make sure you have carefully considered ALL of your requirements thoroughly and ask your real estate agent in Vietnam to negotiate them with the landlord. All the agreed requirements must be clearly written in the lease contract to legally protect both the tenant and the landlord in case of a dispute. Property Selection Once you think you have found your...

Which is the Ideal Tenant Profile for your Property

Finding the right tenant can be a huge problem for some, as they are not able to identify the right characteristics of an “ideal” tenant for their apartment rental. However, we can agree that most of the property owners have these two fears when finding a tenant: Fear 1: That the tenant won't pay your rent. Fear 2: That the tenant destroys your house. And these fears are fueled by the...

Can You Sell Your Apartment with a Tenant Inside in Vietnam?

When you buy a property for investment in Vietnam, depending on your investment needs you might keep it for some time and look to gain some profits from the rental income instead of looking for a buyer right away. However, certain things might happen along the way that can make you change your goals and now you find yourself in a complicated situation having to sell your property while your tenant is...

Best Districts for Families to Live in Ho Chi Minh City

Not many people realize how big Ho Chi Minh City is. It is divided into 24 districts: seven that are named, 12 that are numbered, and five outlying suburban districts. They are all unique, however expats with families may prefer some districts over others. Here are the best districts for families who want to settle. District 1 The bustling city center, despite being constantly in a rush, is a...

Rent Apartment in Ho Chi Minh: What you need to Know

The problem will always be finding the right apartment. Searching for a new home is not always a simple and straightforward process; so in a city of over 13 million and 19 districts finding a reliable property agent in Ho Chi Minh City is a must in order to guarantee a smooth rental process. Ho Chi Minh City Skyline How the Standard Renting Process works in Vietnam: Step 1: What are you looking...

Types of Residential Property in Ho Chi Minh City

Villa Like all other metropolitan cities, properties available in Ho Chi Minh include townhouses, semi-detached houses and fully detached houses which are often generally referred to as “Villas”. Villas often come with their own yard, parking space and sometimes with own private swimming pool. Ho Chi Minh counts with a wide range of villa compounds, mainly in suburban districts such as Thu Duc...

FAQS For New Property Buyers in Vietnam

As one of Southeast Asia’s growing markets, there is no surprise why many real estate foreign investors have set an eye on Vietnamese property. If you are thinking about investing Vietnam, here is a list of frequently ask questions that can educate you about the real estate market.  What does the law states about foreign property ownership? The current law, effective from July 1st of 2015,...

Buy-to-let or Buy-to-Sell?

If you are new to property investment in Vietnam, a common question many new investors ask themselves is wether they should buy a property to let or to sell. The reality is that there is no right or wrong answer, it will all depend on your investment goals and your particular needs at that time. However, to make an informed decision, there are some things you should keep in mind. Rental Income...

Pros & Cons of Buying Primary Property in Vietnam

For those not familiar with the concept, when we talk about Primary property in real estate in Vietnam we are referring to the houses in Vietnam which are bought directly from the property developer and not from an individual (known as the secondary market). When you are looking to invest in the Vietnamese housing industry depending on your specific needs (short/long-term investment, or buying for living)...

Handover of Apartment in Vietnam through Power of Attorney

Stranded overseas without the possibility of coming into Vietnam to receive the handover of your new apartment? Well, no need to worry, through a POA (Power of Attorney) you can still manage to receive your unit without having to come to Vietnam. What is a POA? Known as a Power of Attorney, it enables you to choose another person or institution (real estate agent) to take care of the handover of...

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