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  • Profile photo of RedwoodRedwood
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    JAMES TANNER wrote:

    the more expensive villas are charging 1000+usd per night (low season )

    Oh thats where Schapelle Corby is staying….

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    Profile photo of PropertyGutsPropertyGuts
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    it was the brother!

    Profile photo of jmsracheljmsrachel
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    And now the glorified bogan is $3m richer!

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    Even a small investment here will give you a nice return down the road. Here is a list of the titles we, as foreigners can obtain.

    Hak Milik – freehold title that can be bought, sold, mortgaged and inherited and is only available for Indonesia nationals and Indonesian corporations. International corporations cannot hold a freehold title.

    Hak Guna Bagunan – the right to construct a building on a plot of land by a corporation (both domestic and foreign) or individual for a period of 20-30 years that is subject to renewal by applying to the National Land Agency. The purpose of the purchase must be executed in order for the land title to be secured in that the land may not be left idle.

    Hak Sewa Bagunan – the right to rent land for building purposes by a determined amount of time by the two parties. This is an informal agreement in that it is not certified or registered with the land authorities and the legal protection of those engaging in it is therefore unclear. It can be held by a foreigner that is residing in Indonesia or the Indonesian branch of a foreign company. The agreed use of the land must be maintained throughout the lease period.

    Hak Pakai – the right to use land for a specific and pre agreed purpose for a defined amount of time. This can be held by an Indonesian national, foreigners domiciled in Indonesia, foreign investment companies (PMA) and representative offices.

    Hak Guna Usaha – the right of exploitation, applicable for state owned land to be used for agricultural and aquaculture purposes for a period of up to 35 years with a 25 year extension by applying to the National Land Agency. The land must be used for the purpose that it was leased for and may not be left idle.

    Strata Title – the deed or right of use of an apartment can be purchased by a foreigner who resides in or has a regular ‘presence’ in Indonesia, as it is considered to be vertical space as opposed to land.

    In my opinion the hak pakai is the the best and most reliable. However, having an Indonesian spouse( and with a pre-nuptial) agreement, the spouse can buy land and property in their name.

    The other way is by getting an Indonesian nominee to take all land and property in their name( this is risky for obvious reasons)! But, if you get an efficient notary, then they draw up documents and one of them is a power of attorney that gives the foreiner all rights to sell, rent etc…..

    Once you understand the titles and what you want, it's pretty simple, all you need is the cash and the correct paperwork



    Profile photo of glaucusglaucus
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    Well James, there definitely is a dollar to be made investing in holiday havens such as Bali. Very big outlay for that good return though, can’t exactly borrow from the banks to lessen the cash down. I have seen friends and others pull in huge rents all the while enjoying life in the tropics.

    So, being a bit of a speculator myself I have gone further afield and sunken some funds into the next Bali. The good thing is that the rental per night is at todays prices. The investment is at Bali’s prices in 1990 or thereabouts.

    Eastern Indonesia is opening up big time.The property prices are quite low although there is some catch up happening as I type. The block I leased one years ago is now valued at 30% more than I paid. I did Hak Pakai for 20yrs with option for another 20. Fortune favours the brave hey.

    Figures? $40k down, $80 p/night return (only a one bedroom)
    returning only $7k p/a but that’s at 50% occ for half the year. Roughly 18% ROI.
    Can I claim flights to get there & inspect etc? That would certainly help the cause.

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    As an indonesian living in Australia, I will not buy property there, I prefer to invest in eastern sub Sydney. Safer investment and good return. High risk high gain if you want it. Furthermore you are not indonesian citizens ,why do you want to risk your money there.
    The land law there is grey,the locals can take your property anytime

    Profile photo of Jacqui MiddletonJacqui Middleton
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    I would be concerned about the following things:

    Does the local economy sustain itself?

    It is prudent to be clear on the impact to an economy that is heavily reliant on the financial support of other nations. The flick of a pen in the parliament of another nation can change everything in an instant.

    It is also important to understand what drives the value of a location. If it is the tourism trade, be clear on the major threats to how well tourism thrives in the area. Currency fluctuations is a biggie. Civil unrest, sanctions inflicted, and decisions by other nations to withdraw consular presence are others. If you are talking about a destination that requires a visitor to have multiple vaccinations to protect against illnesses during a standard visit, one must question how quickly that destination would fall out of favor with tourists if those illnesses escalated into a new strain, or if a new super bug arrived.

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    Profile photo of CorieCorie
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    I am living in bali at the moment and I have thought long and hard about whether to invest here or not.

    Tourism will be here for a long time, probably for ever. And the thing to realise is its not just aussies who are doing are frequent visitors to Bali. There are people from all over the world. Lots of americans, french, uk, scandies, all sorts. And at the moment its the javanese who are the major investors in Bali. There are a lot of rich people in Indonesia as a whole, but most of them are from Java and they are buying up in Bali.

    All that is well and good but the thing that has turned me off the most is the quality of the construction. There are no building codes or standards, there are no tradesman so to speak, only people who have some experience in a certain field because somebody else once showed them how to wire up a house. Everything is built dodgy to put it lightly. And the thing is that its not dodgy in the eyes of balinese or indonesians. Thats just how things are done. You make it up as you go. Improvise.

    From what I can tell there are probably some goods deals to be done with land but if your just looking at apartments or villas I would be cautious. You really need to be on the ground overseeing every part of construction.
    And there is always the money part. If you dont have the cash you are going to struggle. Commonwealth have set themselves up over here and I have heard that they are offering finance to foreign investors(aussies), but your looking at 13% on any finance so you would wanting to be getting those magical 20% figures that some people are talking about.

    In my opinion I would not consider it if I was not on the ground over here with a good understanding of the system and the way things get done…or dont get done. You need really good contacts, you need someone you can rely on completely, who is indonesian and speaks english very well. Language is huge barrier. If you are thinking about doing from your desk in australia you are asking for trouble.

    Profile photo of Jacqui MiddletonJacqui Middleton
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    A really great post Corie, thanks for sharing !

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