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Price-hike warning issued to house buyers

Property and land prices are set to rise in Lvea Aem district’s Kandal province following the  government’s announcement of their future plan to partially integrate the area into a new district within Phnom Penh. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50697728/price-hike-warning-issued-to-house-buyers

Unlike Past Elections, Property Investors Remain Buoyant

Ahead of elections 10 years ago, people across the country would hoard rice in case the vote sent the country spiraling into a state of turmoil. Businesses across the country would bide their time before making any major investments. And those who could afford to ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/elections/unlike-past-elections-property-investors-remain-buoyant-32542/

Bank Accounts Rare in Cambodia, Even for Rich

Despite an expanding financial sector, increasing access to credit and strong economic growth in recent years, fewer than 1 in 20 Cambodians has a bank account, according to a new policy working paper by the World Bank. According to the paper – released earlier this month ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/bank-accounts-rare-in-cambodia-even-for-rich-6957/

Regus Opens in Cambodia, Expands Footprint to 99 Countries

Regus, the world’s largest provider of flexible workplaces is offering a helping hand to local and international businesses in Cambodia, with the launch of its first business centre there. The flexible workspace at the center enables companies of all sizes to expand their presence in ...

http://www.timescolonist.com/business/Regus+Opens+Cambodia+Expands+Footprint+Countries/7550616/story.html

Rise of housing loans

Although costs can be high for borrowing and it can be difficult to pay regularly every month, the trend of borrowing from banks by Cambodian people to buy property is still steadily increasing, according to experts. Keuk Narin, vice president of Asia Real Estate Cambodia, said ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/Real-Estate/rise-of-housing-loans.html

Construction investment rises sharply

Investment in construction in the Kingdom during the first nine months of this year rose 83.6 per cent, according to data from Ministry of Land Management Urban Planning and Construction last week. The data showed that during the first nine months of this year the ministry ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/Real-Estate/construction-investment-rises-sharply.html

Major boulevards increasing in price

The sale and purchase of land along the four major boulevards in Phnom Penh climbed up to 40 per cent in the third quarter of 2012, while the construction of offices is gradually on the rise, according to real estate experts. The growth of land prices ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/Real-Estate/land-price-along-boulevards-on-the-rise.html

Foreigners entering the condo market in Phnom Penh

The number of foreign owners of houses in Cambodia has soared in recent years after the government permitted foreigners to have rights over owning real estate in the Kingdom, according to officials of the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction. Speaking at the opening of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/Real-Estate/foreigners-entering-the-condo-market-in-phnom-penh.html

Value of Approved Property Projects Soar

The value of construction projects approved by the government during the first nine months of the year reached $1.83 billion, an 83.61 percent increase compared to the same period in 2011, according to data released yesterday by the Ministry of Land Management. Tith Khemra, director of ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/business/value-of-approved-construction-projects-soars-4762/

Families Evicted From Canal as Part of Clean-Up

Three families were evicted and their houses torn down by authorities in Phnom Penh’s Meanchey district yesterday after officials claimed that residents there were polluting a canal with rubbish. The authorities last week warned that families living inside 38 houses in Niroth commune were illegally occupying ...

Disgraced ambassador’s property is a hard sell

The seized property of fugitive former ambassador Nan Sy has so far failed to fetch bidders, denying state coffers some $400,000 embezzled by the disgraced official. The undeveloped 10 by 20 meter plot in Tuol Kork district was put up for auction last week in an effort to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012101959309/National-news/disgraced-ambassadors-property-is-a-hard-sell.html

Buying property by installment on the increase

The market for Khmer home-buyers purchasing property by installments is booming, according to experts. Keuk Narin, vice president of Asia Real Estate Cambodia, said the concept of buying homes by installments in Cambodia is very attractive to those whom want to buy a house. Almost all housing projects that offer installment purchases see good business, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/Real-Estate/buying-property-by-instalment-on-the-increase.html

Tuol Kork on the rise

Tuol Kork district has been showing its potential through infrastructure development, and is changing from a residential into a commercial area, according to property experts. Moreover, Tuol Kork will become a more central area because it is located in the middle of the old Phnom ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/Real-Estate/tuol-kork-on-the-rise.html

Officials Halt Construction on 240 Apartment Project

Police and Phnom Penh municipality officials yesterday halted construction on a seven-story high-end apartment complex on Street 240 in Daun Penh district. Phnom Penh Municipal Governor Kep Chuktema was accompanied by police officials who entered the 240 apartment complex, which has been under construction for several ...

Mittapheap Hotel on track

The five-star, 17-story Mittapheap Hotel in Sihanoukville province, being constructed by Khouch Asia Company, is on track to be completed in 2014 as planned, according to the project manager. The company is aggressively developing the project and the first floor has just been completed. The numbers of ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/Real-Estate/mittapheap-hotel-on-track-in-sihanoukville.html

Firm Owned by Ministry's Wife Files Suit Against Four Villagers

The Kompong Chhnang Provincial Court has summoned four villagers embroiled in a long-running land dispute over charges of alleged incitement  and violence involving a company owned by the wife of government minister, a court official said yesterday. Two summoned vllagers, from Kompong Tralach district’s Ta Ches commune, faced similar ...

Bank Collapse Sees Property Up for Grabs

A prime piece of Phnom Penh real estate was put up for auction last week by a South Koran government agency attempting to recoup taxpayers’ money lost during a bank collapse last year. Bids have been made that could see a new development on the site, ...

Canadia, Gov't Look to Soothe Tax Process

With the deadline to pay annual property taxes rapidly approaching, hundreds of Phnom Penh homeowners queued this week at Canadia Bank’s headquarters on Monivong Boulevard to pay their tax bills in relative comfort, and avoid long visits to district and municipal taxation offices. Canadia Bank signed ...

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