Quality House project tops Bangkok most expensive home, offer at US$4 million

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Dr Sophon Pornchoakchai, researcher at the Agency for Real Estate Affairs, says the most expensive home, in a housing estate, in Bangkok and surrounding, cost US$ 4 million. The housing estate is run by the firm, Quality House, with the project total cost at US$300 million, with 6 such US$4 million homes left. The house is a detached 2 story house, with usable space at 900 square meters, on land of about ¾ of a Rai. Quality Houses is no stranger to developing housing in Thailand, as one of Thailand’s most fertile developers Quality Houses Group will launches 20 residential projects worth Bt19 billion lined up to achieve presales of Bt20 billion in 2013. “We’re still expanding this year when we see demand in both Bangkok and the provinces, especially Pattaya, Nakhon Pathom and Chiang Mai,” chief executive officer Ratt Phahijphand says. The company has also set aside Bt4 billion to Bt6 billion to buy land to develop residential projects this and next year, he said. Quality Houses will be responsible for two projects – a premium detached-housing estate in Chiang Mai and luxury condominium complex in Bangkok. Casa View Co, a subsidiary, will handle four projects – three detached-housing estates and one condominium complex. Confidence Co, another subsidiary, will develop seven detached-housing and townhouse projects under the Trust brand. Gusto Co, yet another subsidiary, will be in charge of seven townhouse projects. Six of them will be in Bangkok and the other one upcountry. Q House aims to drive revenue up by 50 per cent to Bt18 billion this year.  “We target aggressive growth as we have many condos and townhouses that will be transferred to our customers this year,” Ratt said. The company believes that residential prices will float up 5-6 per cent this year as construction-material and labour costs keep rising.  Although home prices will go up, the company believes that demand will remain robust this year thanks to the expansion of the economy and boost in purchasing power, he said. Q House increased its revenue last year on strong demand for housing.  “Up to 36 per cent of our revenue growth came from residential projects. And other income such as rentals jumped 44 per cent,” he said. Q House netted Bt1.66 billion on revenue of Bt10.10 billion in the first nine months of 2012.  (Source)

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