According to a survey by the Real Estate Information Centre (REIC) of Government Housing Bank in Thailand, the registration of new homes in Greater Bangkok recorded 57,300 units in the first half of the year, up 7% from 53,800 units in the same period of 2012.
Of the total, 33,200 units are in Bangkok proper, and the remaining 24,100 in the provinces Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon and Nakhon Pathom.
Condominiums continued to be popular, with 31,500 units or 55% of total newly registered resDetached houses accounted for 13,500 units or about 23%, townhouses for 6,600 units or 12%, while 9% were shophouses and less than 1% duplexes.
The REIC estimates that 2013 will see 125,000 new registrations.
The popular locations for new condominiums are Phra Khanong, Bang Kapi and Chatuchak districts in Bangkok and Pak Kret and Muang districts of Nonthaburi province.
Lum Luk Ka district in Pathum Thani, Bang Phli district in Samut Prakan, Sai Mai and Min Buri districts in Bangkok, and Bang Bua Thong district in Nonthaburi province are popular locations for detached houses and townhouses, the survey said.