2018

How do I sell my villa in Bali? Standing Out in a crowded market (Part I)

A quick glance at listing portals and real estate websites confirms what we already feared: there is an awful lot of villas for sale in Bali. As a representative of one of Bali’s leading real estate agencies and member of the Gapura network, I can only add that the number of villas for sale is growing daily and only a tiny fraction is actually selling. So what are you going to do to stand out...

Due Diligence Part IV: get to know your legal options – freehold and right of use

In the last part on Due Diligence I talked about acquiring a property as leasehold and I stressed the importance of properly structuring the extension of the leasehold term. Today, we are talking about acquiring a freehold property and I will introduce a title that is available to resident foreigners and quasi equivalent to freehold. Having said that, let me make this very clear: the...

Due Diligence Part III: Know your legal options – leasehold

In the first two parts on due diligence, I talked about knowing your agent and the neighborhood of your property. Today, we are taking the next step and prepare to buy the property that was selected. Before we begin, let me state that I am not a lawyer and don’t intend to give legal advice here. For that matter, there are qualified legal experts at your service and we are happy to point you...

Due Diligence Part II – Get to know your property & neighborhood

In my first installment on due diligence I explained how important it is to know your agent before you arrive in Bali. In today’s installment I talk about what happens once you have arrive in Bali and are ready to view those beautiful properties that you have shortlisted during the last few months with your agent. You are particularly excited to see that villa on top of your list, because you...

Due Diligence Part I – Know your Agent and safe yourself a lot of trouble

If you think that DD starts once you have actually decided to buy a particular villa and that this is something for your lawyer or notary only then think again because you could save yourself a lot of trouble. I recommend you get in DD mode right from the beginning, right after you type ‘Bali real estate’ or ‘Bali property for sale’ in a Google search and start browsing all those...

Should I insure my property in Bali?

Insurance is a means of protection from financial loss. It's a form of risk management all homeowners should consider. Nobody can predict the future but you can go a long way to protect yourself from the unexpected. So the short answer is "yes," you should insure your property in Bali. And it's not difficult to do. If you're simply looking to protect your family home or business investment,...

5 Expert Tips to Assessing the Value of a Property in Bali before Making a Purchase

Bali has everything one could ever want; exquisite beaches, ambient weather, stunning landscape, diverse cuisine and a vibrant culture. It’s no surprise that this glorious island has become one of the most sought-after holiday destinations, with most visitors turning their short stays into permanent stays or pooling their money into acquiring a holiday home that they can frequent whenever needed. It...

A Glimpse into Indonesia’s Property Investment Hubs: What Makes Seminyak and Petitenget Special?

White sandy beaches, turquoise waters, an eclectic crowd, sumptuous cuisine – when it comes to describing Bali, it’s easy to run out of adjectives. The place has long been a playground for the rich and the not-so-rich, attracting a mix of the up-market Indonesian crowd, backpackers and expats. Lined with sleek bars, luxury villas, clubs, designer shops, restaurants, spas and more, you can find Bali...

Buying a Property in Bali? 3 Things You Should Do When Conducting Due Diligence

After weeks and possibly months, your house-hunting in Bali would have finally come to an end. But before you decide it’s the home for you and complete the purchase there’s still more digging that you must do. For all you know, what you’ve marked down as the ‘PERFECT’ home for you, could be an investment that you’ll end up regretting soon thereafter. That’s why, before you take the plunge...

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