Investing in Indonesia REITs: The Complete Guide

Posted on Leave a comment

indonesia-reit

Do you plan to buy property in Indonesia?
Click here to get in touch with an experienced agent

Indonesia is currently one of the most interesting investment destinations in Asia and set to become a regional powerhouse.

In previous years, many foreigners have been standing on the sideline, waiting for the market to open and ownership regulations to become more relaxed.

Fortunately, the government plans to make real estate ownership more accessible, something that could benefit the market significantly.

Besides, even if there are fewer REITs available in Indonesia compared to countries like Singapore, we will probably see an introduction of more trusts in the coming years.

Topics covered in this article:

  • Can foreigners buy REITs in Indonesia?
  • How can I start buying REIT units in Indonesia?
  • What are the benefits of buying REITs in Indonesia?
  • List of REITs in Indonesia

Can foreigners buy REITs in Indonesia?

This is not a yes or no question but depends on what residential status you have in Indonesia. Continue reading Investing in Indonesia REITs: The Complete Guide

Indonesia Property Market Outlook for 2021: A Complete Overview

Posted on 6 Comments

indonesia-property-market

Do you plan to buy property in Indonesia?
Click here to get in touch with an experienced agent

Indonesia is set to become a new economic powerhouse in Southeast Asia, attracting more individual investors and corporations from overseas.

Increasingly more foreign buyers, especially from China, have spotted investment opportunities in Indonesia’s real estate market.

I believe that Indonesia’s property market will become one of the most interesting in Asia – once we see further changes to regulations of foreign ownership of property.

In this article, we review how Indonesia’s property market has performed in the past years and what our predictions are for 2021. Continue reading Indonesia Property Market Outlook for 2021: A Complete Overview

How to Buy Land in Indonesia: A Complete Guide

Posted on Leave a comment

Do you plan to buy property in Indonesia?
Click here to get in touch with an experienced agent

Indonesia is the biggest country in Southeast Asia and as wide as the distance from Paris to Kabul. In the coming years, Indonesia will see a great transformation as people urbanize and get higher disposable incomes.

The country will drive the eCommerce boom in Southeast Asia in the coming decade and investing in commercial real estate and land here has become increasingly interesting to foreign investors.

At the moment, foreign ownership regulations aren’t favorable and some of the toughest in the region. But, this is something that the government is clearly aware of, a reason why we will hopefully see changes to the regulations in the near future.

For example, according to the government, foreigners would be able to own real estate under the same conditions as locals, something I believe is unlikely.

With that said, they have indicated that foreigners will be able to buy real estate with “right to build” titles, which has been described as a “game-changer” among local agents.

Investing in land in Indonesia is still difficult and something that requires due diligence and great scrutiny. Therefore, I have written this article where I explain how you can buy land in Indonesia as a foreigner.

Topics covered:

  • Can foreigners buy land in Indonesia?
  • Buying Land Through a PT PMA Company
  • The Importance of Zoning
  • Land Prices in Indonesia
  • Taxes
  • FAQ

Can foreigners buy land in Indonesia?

As explained in my separate article that explains how foreigners can buy real estate in Indonesia, the country has some of the most stringent foreign ownership regulations in Asia.

It does not come as a surprise that foreign land ownership is out-ruled. Continue reading How to Buy Land in Indonesia: A Complete Guide

Buying Hotels in Indonesia: The Ultimate Guide

Posted on Leave a comment

invest-indonesia-hotels

Do you plan to buy property in Indonesia?
Click here to get in touch with an experienced agent

Indonesia has one of the most promising real estate markets in Asia and mainly held back by unfavorable ownership regulations. Buying real estate here isn’t as easy compared to neighboring countries like Malaysia.

With that said, Indonesia becomes increasingly popular among foreign investors. It’s mainly thanks to the young and rapidly urbanizing workforce that will drive growth in sectors like hospitality, eCommerce, and manufacturing.

Investing in hotels here can be a big undertaking and requires thorough planning. To give you a helping hand, I have written this article where I explain the basics when investing in Indonesian hotels.

Topics covered in this article

  • Can foreigners buy hotels in Indonesia?
  • Proposed Changes to Indonesian Foreign Ownership Laws
  • Requirements to Open a Hotel in Indonesia
  • Interesting Cities and Islands for Hotel Investments in Indonesia
  • FAQ

Continue reading Buying Hotels in Indonesia: The Ultimate Guide

Investing in Indonesia Commercial Property: Foreign Buyer’s Guide

Posted on Leave a comment

invest-indonesia-commercial-property

Do you plan to buy property in Indonesia?
Click here to get in touch with an experienced agent

Indonesia has become one of the most interesting investment destinations in Southeast Asia. With that said, foreign commercial property buyers have been standing on the sideline due to unfavorable property ownership regulations.

The Indonesian government is well aware of the problem and has issued new reforms. We’ve not seen radical changes, there’s most likely more to come.

Navigating the Indonesian real estate market can be a truly daunting task, something we will review in greater detail in this article.

Today, we review the following:

  • Can foreigners buy commercial property in Indonesia?
  • Indonesia’s Commercial Property Market
  • Best Cities to Invest in Commercial Property in Indonesia
  • Commercial Property Taxes
  • FAQ

Can foreigners buy commercial property in Indonesia?

Indonesia is infamous for having some of the strictest foreign ownership regulations in Asia. However, regulations differ greatly if you buy property as an individual or through a company.

Continue reading Investing in Indonesia Commercial Property: Foreign Buyer’s Guide

Buying Property in Indonesia: The Definitive Guide

Posted on 6 Comments

Suggestion: Watch the 5 minutes video tutorial before reading this article

Do you plan to buy property in Indonesia?
Click here to get in touch with an experienced agent

Indonesia is often overshadowed by neighboring countries like Malaysia and India in the media. Being Southeast Asia’s richest and biggest country in terms of population, it’s a bit undeserved.

Sure, Indonesia is set to become a new powerhouse and many manufacturing operations move here. Still, many foreigners have looked elsewhere as foreign property ownership regulations can be both vague and unfavorable.

There are signs that the government tries to increase foreign investment, something that will be needed to be competitive with its neighboring countries in the coming decade.

If Indonesia decides to change its property ownership regulations, the market is set to boom. Before you buy property, it’s important that you get your feet wet and learn about the market, property prices, taxes, and more.

In this article, you’ll learn the following:

Continue reading Buying Property in Indonesia: The Definitive Guide

Buying Property in Bali: The Ultimate Guide

Posted on Leave a comment

Suggestion: Watch the 5 minutes video tutorial before reading this article

Do you plan to buy property in Indonesia?
Click here to get in touch with an experienced agent

Bali is the to-go resort islands for many Australians and other Westerners that decide to either travel or buy real estate in Asia. You’ll also find many locals and Asians that invest in property here.

Saying that the Bali property market has performed well the past decade is an understatement.

Yet, it’s important to keep in mind that Indonesia is notorious for having some of the most tricky and most unfavorable foreign property ownership regulations.

Not to forget, is now the right time to buy or is the market at its peak?

What you’ll learn in this article

Continue reading Buying Property in Bali: The Ultimate Guide

Property for Sale in Jakarta: 5 Interesting New Projects & Launches

Posted on Leave a comment

jakarta-property-for-sale

Do you plan to buy property in Indonesia?
Click here to get in touch with an experienced agent

Jakarta is a major Asian hub with around 30 million people. With Indonesia set to become a new powerhouse in Asia, Jakarta will undoubtedly lead the way.

We’ve seen similar trends in Vietnam and Cambodia, where Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh receive the most foreign direct investment.

In this listing article, you’ll learn about some of the most interesting new property projects in Jakarta, including condos, commercial property, and more.

The article is updated on a regular basis, providing you with the latest information.

And don’t forget to read our useful FAQ at the end of the article, explaining foreign ownership regulations, property prices, and the benefits of investing in Jakarta.

Viewing the projects and surrounding areas in Google Maps (Street View)

To check the projects and surrounding areas in Street View, simply zoom in the area of the marker and pull the orange-colored Pegman to the marker, or nearby areas. To go back to Google Maps, press the arrow in the top left corner.

Latest Update: 2018-10-09

Continue reading Property for Sale in Jakarta: 5 Interesting New Projects & Launches

Top Conveyancing Lawyers in Indonesia: A Complete Guide

Posted on Leave a comment

indonesia-conveyancing-lawyers

Do you plan to buy property in Indonesia?
Click here to get in touch with an experienced agent

Indonesia is the most populous country in Southeast Asia and predicted to become an economic powerhouse, once the government manages to change the current foreign ownership regulations.

Indonesia is not as transparent and easy to navigate in comparison with countries like Malaysia and Singapore, one of the first things you should do is to find a reputable conveyancing lawyer, who can minimize the risk for problems later.

In this article, I list some of the biggest and most popular real estate conveyancers in Indonesia.

Introductory remark

The real estate agencies are listed in a random order.

1. HHP Law firm

HHP Law Firm was founded in 1989 and is recognized as one of the leading full-service law firms in Indonesia. Also known as Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners, HHP now works with some of the biggest Indonesian and international businesses and is a member of Baker McKenzie International.

The current managing founder is Timur Sukirno, who leads the team of more than 100 lawyers who works in their Jakarta office. He has a long experience in real estate, has earned degrees in both Boston and Indonesia, and previously worked in Hong Kong. HHP also has several lawyers from North America and Europe, working as foreign legal consultants.

Awards won by the company in the last few years that include:

a. Indonesia Domestic Law Firm of the Year by the Chambers Asia Pacific Awards 2017

b. They were named as the Indonesian Law Firm of the Year for the year 2014 and 2016 by the ALB Indonesia Law Awards

c. In addition, they’re ranked as the tier 1 real estate law firm by the Legal 500, Chambers Asia Pacific, and IFLR 1000

Services offered

Continue reading Top Conveyancing Lawyers in Indonesia: A Complete Guide

Foreign Buyer’s Guide for Bali Villas: By David Chambat

Posted on 2 Comments

david-chambat

Bali is one of the most sought after locations when Asians and expats look for a place to reload their batteries. Some (or should I say many) people take it a bit further and actually buy a property here.

Vacant land prices have grown with rates that hasn’t been seen elsewhere and luxury property prices increased by 15% from year-to-year. A common option is also to rent a villa as foreign ownership regulations aren’t the most favorable in the region.

Today, I have David Chambat with me who founded Villa-Bali in 2012. Currently living in Singapore, he realized that booking a Bali villa was still a challenging thing to do. The company has dozens of employees and offers neat services to foreigners who wish to rent some of the best villas on the island.

In this interview, he’s sharing some of his best advice when buying and/or renting a villa here.

Hello David, thanks for having you. Let’s start with an introduction so that our readers can know a little bit more about yourself and your company. Where are you currently operating and what services does your company offer?

We started Villa-Finder.com from Singapore in 2012 to offer the best experience when booking and staying in a villa in Asia. Our motto at that time was “It has never been easier to book a villa in Asia”.

In a very fragmented Asian villa market, diverse in terms of style and quality, we are able to not only offer a guaranteed, secured booking service, but also a great Concierge service in our Asian destinations.

Since 2016, we have also started a distribution platform to help villa owners distribute and market their villas worldwide.

Currently, we market over 1,500 villas in Bali, Phuket, Samui, Sri Lanka and Mauritius.

Can you explain about the general regulations that apply when foreigners lease or buy a villa in Bali?

There are 2 types of systems in Bali: Freehold and Leasehold.

Continue reading Foreign Buyer’s Guide for Bali Villas: By David Chambat