Extortion Case in Bali Exposes Risks During Land Transactions

Investing in Bali's property business is a prospective opportunity, but navigating the legalities can be tricky. A recent case in Bali highlights this very issue. Ketut Riana, the village headman of Berawa, was arrested on alleged extortion during a land transaction. The case underscores the importance of seeking legal assistance throughout the process. Without proper legal guidance, seemingly...

Discovering the Best Places to Retire in Bali

According to the 2023 Global Retirement Index (GRI), Bali is included in the top five destinations for retirement. But with so many amazing places to pick from, how do you find the perfect spot to enjoy your golden years?  In our previous blog post titled 'Comprehensive Guide on How to Retire in Bali', you can find various remarkable areas to retire in. You see some property listings in Ubud,...

7 Compelling Reasons to Invest in an Apartment in Bali

As a world-renowned holiday destination, Bali boasts a booming property market with consistent value growth. The flourishing expat community in the region also leads to high rental demand for apartments, attracting many real estate investors seeking a beautiful escape that also delivers strong financial returns.    Why Choose a Bali Apartment? Investing in a Bali apartment has a...

7 Steps to Start Villa Rental Business in Bali

Bali and its breathtaking scenery and chill vibes, has always captivated wanderlust souls. If the allure of Bali has captured your heart and you aspire to own property there while generating income through rentals, here is a simple guide in straightforward language to kickstart your journey.  1: Establish a Company  To possess and rent out property in Bali, you must first create a...

Buying Property in Bali: Simple Guide to Mortgages and Financing

Mortgage financing in Bali, Indonesia, is a common practice for both locals and foreigners looking to purchase property. It is though easier for locals than for expats. However, there are some important considerations to keep in mind. This guide will explain what you need to know about getting a mortgage or property financing in Bali. We'll cover the differences options and how to plan it for a...

What Does SLF Certificate Mean for Your Building in Indonesia?

When it comes to property ownership and the management in Indonesia, there's an important certificate called the SLF (Sertifikat Laik Fungsi). In this article, we'll break down what an SLF building is, why having this certificate matters, and how you can get one. What is an SLF Building? An SLF building, or Sertifikat Laik Fungsi, is a certificate given by the local government in Indonesia. This...

The Price of Buying a Villa in Bali as Foreigners

Bali has become a hot spot for foreigners looking to buy their own piece of paradise. If you're considering investing in a villa in Bali, it's essential to understand the costs involved. In this article, we'll break down the factors affecting the prices of a villa and explore different types of villas available.  Also discuss how location influences costs and examine the expenses associated...

Leasehold Title for Safe Investment in Bali Property Business

For foreigners in Bali, leasehold is often the preferred choice for investing in property. As an alternative to full ownership or freehold title, which is still restricted by regulations, leasehold is considered more advantageous for foreigners than ownership through nominee arrangements, which often lead to legal issues in the future. Is leasehold really the best option? Leasehold Title as Secure...

South Jakarta Residents Challenge the Building Permit of Indian Embassy

Residents in East Kuningan, South Jakarta, challenge the planned construction of a new Indian embassy. They allege the project was approved without their approval. Lawyer David Tobing, representing the residents who live near the embassy, says over 20 of them strongly oppose the project and have filed a lawsuit to revoke the building permit. Violation of Law The problem seems to be the legality...

Bali Bliss: Unveiling the Real Estate Dream in the Island of Gods

Real estate investments in Bali always starts with a dream. The dream comes in many different ways and different values. I remember back about 20 years ago the dream was to just be and have a part of paradise. It was a place to detach from hectic life back home, and at the same time attach to something different and something strong, the Balinese people and their culture. The Island of the Gods....

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