Bangkok-area land prices leap

Bangkok-area land prices leap

Rising prices for land near future mass transit lines and in neighbouring provinces drove the average land price in Greater Bangkok to a 32.3% year-on-year increase.

The Real Estate Information Center (REIC) on Friday reported the top five locations where prices of undeveloped land rose the most in the second quarter compared with the same period last year.

They were led by the Phra Khanong-Bang Na-Suan Luang-Prawet area, where prices were up 53%, followed by Nakhon Pathom with a rise of 39.1%.

In third was Ratburana-Bang Khun Tien-Thung Khru-Bang Bon-Jom Thong with a rise of 38.2%, and Samut Sakhon came in fourth with an increase of 27.4%.

Inner Bangkok locations where land prices per square wah topped 3.17 million last year saw the fifth-highest increase at 20.1%.

The REIC found that land prices in locations tabbed for future mass transit lines were 52.1% higher than those in locations where no mass transit is planned.

At the same time, land prices in locations where a mass transit line or extension was under construction were 32.1% higher, and those in locations where mass transit lines currently operate were 24.2% higher.

Among locations where mass transit lines currently operate or are planned for construction, locations along the skytrain's Sukhumvit Line saw the highest increase in land prices at 26.8%.

Close behind were prices for land near the Orange Line from Thailand Cultural Center to Min Buri (up 23.5%), the Dark Red Line from Hua Lamphong to Maha Chai (up 21.4%), the Blue Line route of Bang Sue-Tha Phra-Hua Lamphong-Bang Kae (up 21.3%) and the skytrain's Silom Line (up 21.2%).

The REIC also did an analysis of changes in price for undeveloped land by categorising by city zone, which designates land use. The centre found that the highest year-on-year increase in land prices was in high-density residential areas (up 56.1%).

That was followed by land in industrial areas, where prices rose 29.8%. Land in community residential areas or in Pathum Thani, Nakhon Pathom and Samut Sakhon saw a rise of 19.7% in land prices.

Land in low-density residential areas saw an increase of 13.1% in price. Land prices in commercial zones rose 6.6%, while land in medium-density residential areas had a rise of 3.6% in price. Land prices in agricultural areas rose 2.6%.

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