The street riots that rocked Bangkok in recent months have raised fears for the recovery of the Thai property market.
However, even though it may take months before the full effects of the violent clashes between the military and the anti-government Red Shirts can be felt, there has been no major impact on it at present.
Experts do not believe there will be a large decrease in prices, sales, or rent volumes. The number of "expatriate-standard" apartments increased by 2.3% year-on-year, with an occupancy rate of 88%. International tourist arrivals rose by 27% in the first quarter of the year, but a huge drop is expected for Q2 2010, when the riots occurred.