Investing on Koh Samui properties

Large-scale investments over the last few years led to a residential property boom that saw land and house prices increase tenfold in some cases. This created something of a gold rush in Koh Samui property market and led to huge short-term investment based on fast, high returns. The recent market slow down can be attributed to a number of factors, but many long-term investors feel the island is simply entering a period of consolidation following the boom. Continue reading “Investing on Koh Samui properties” »

Continue Reading

Jumbo Loans, an introduction

For the most part, a jumbo loan is the same thing as a traditional loan. As the name implies, it is a larger loan than is traditionally given out. Across the country, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac buy up the majority of residential and commercial loans issued. When the loan is too large for them to buy up, the mortgage brokers list it as a jumbo loan. As loans increase in size, the risk that is associated with them increases. Continue reading “Jumbo Loans, an introduction” »

Continue Reading