Laos attracting more property buyers from Asia, agency says

Construction underway in Vientiane, Laos

Laos is starting to attract a greater number of property buyers mainly from China, Japan and South Korea in the wake of new relaxed property laws and the ongoing construction of a high-speed railway as part of China’s Belt & Road Initiative, Shanghai-based real estate agency Juwai IQI said.

One driver of this development is the fact that new provisions now award foreigners the right to own units in a condominium or apartment building in Laos within a limited framework.

The other is the new high-speed railway that will connect the southwest of China with the Laos capital of Vientiane and likely provide an influx of people and businesses.

Juwai IQI executive chairman Georg Chmiel is enchanted and said that buyers almost consider Laos “the new Cambodia,” a boom destination where investment and Chinese money are driving prices upwards.

 “These new developments will put a rocket under Chinese demand for property in Laos,” Chmiel said, adding that we also expect demand to increase from Japanese and Korean buyers.”

New projects driving Chinese investment

He said that Laos has been a growing market for Chinese buyers in the recent past, with actual transactions rising and falling depending on new projects becoming available in the market.

“Many Chinese buyers think that Laos will inevitably bloom in value as the economy grows, more Chinese buyers rush in and infrastructure is being built,” Chmiel noted.

He noted that much of the positive outlook was linked to China itself.

“Such a small country as Laos, with only about seven million people, will necessarily be impacted by commercial integration with its much, much larger neighbour. Chinese companies are moving into Laos, employing people and building facilities. Chinese expats are moving to the country for work, lifestyle or retirement,” he added.



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Construction underway in Vientiane, Laos Laos is starting to attract a greater number of property buyers mainly from China, Japan and South Korea in the wake of new relaxed property laws and the ongoing construction of a high-speed railway as part of China’s Belt & Road Initiative, Shanghai-based real estate agency Juwai IQI said. One driver of this development is the fact that new provisions now award foreigners the right to own units in a condominium or apartment building in Laos within a limited framework. The other is the new high-speed railway that will connect the southwest of China with...

Construction underway in Vientiane, Laos

Laos is starting to attract a greater number of property buyers mainly from China, Japan and South Korea in the wake of new relaxed property laws and the ongoing construction of a high-speed railway as part of China’s Belt & Road Initiative, Shanghai-based real estate agency Juwai IQI said.

One driver of this development is the fact that new provisions now award foreigners the right to own units in a condominium or apartment building in Laos within a limited framework.

The other is the new high-speed railway that will connect the southwest of China with the Laos capital of Vientiane and likely provide an influx of people and businesses.

Juwai IQI executive chairman Georg Chmiel is enchanted and said that buyers almost consider Laos “the new Cambodia,” a boom destination where investment and Chinese money are driving prices upwards.

 “These new developments will put a rocket under Chinese demand for property in Laos,” Chmiel said, adding that we also expect demand to increase from Japanese and Korean buyers.”

New projects driving Chinese investment

He said that Laos has been a growing market for Chinese buyers in the recent past, with actual transactions rising and falling depending on new projects becoming available in the market.

“Many Chinese buyers think that Laos will inevitably bloom in value as the economy grows, more Chinese buyers rush in and infrastructure is being built,” Chmiel noted.

He noted that much of the positive outlook was linked to China itself.

“Such a small country as Laos, with only about seven million people, will necessarily be impacted by commercial integration with its much, much larger neighbour. Chinese companies are moving into Laos, employing people and building facilities. Chinese expats are moving to the country for work, lifestyle or retirement,” he added.



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