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Tax Amnesty is Spurring Locals to Shop for Overseas Property

Indonesia’s tax amnesty policy is helping foreign property developers attract more interest from locals looking to buy property overseas.

MRT Jakarta Project Property Tax

Homes For Expats in Jakarta May Get More Costly Due to MRT

The Jakarta Provincial Government predicts that the city’s MRT project will end up raising property taxes by up to 30 percent in the areas where the train will...

Expats Buying Luxury Homes and Condos to Pay 20 Percent Sales Tax

Expats Buying Luxury Homes and Condos to Pay 20 Percent Tax

The government has given foreigners permission to own homes, but only under certain provisions. Now, buyers must pay a new form of sales tax on top.

Is Now The Time To Invest In Bandung Property?

Is Now The Time To Invest In Bandung Property?

Bandung sees steady rise in property prices due to the LRT project. Is this a sign that foreigners will now start to invest in Jakarta’s satellite city?


5 Things Expats Need to Remember About Property Ownership in Indonesia

Here are a few things expats will need to consider when it comes to owning property in the country.


The Harrowing Evolution of Lippo Karawaci

As I sit stuck in bumper-traffic outside Benton Junction on my way home from what seems the umpteenth successive evening, a thought suddenly occurs to me: Lippo...


Indonesia Announces New Rule on Property Ownership for International Couples

Indonesia just announced new regulations on the rights related to prenuptial agreements, property and asset ownership for international couples.


What’s Wrong with Real Estate in Bali?

There have been a lot of recent claims that property transactions in Bali have slowed down after 15 years of unprecedented growth. Is this true? And if it is, then why...

Gene Sugandy

Foreign Experts Can Help Nationals Develop Indonesia: Gene Sugandy

Gene is the Division Manager for Residential Tenant Representatives at Colliers International, helping newly repatriated expats navigate the property minefield in...

The kitchen area at River House. Photo by Rio Helmi

Beautifully Bamboo

“Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind,” the martial artist and actor Bruce Lee once...

Bali Villa by Bart Speelman

Property: Nightmare or Sound Investment?

Will Rogers (the actor, writer and real-life cowboy) said it best: “Don’t wait to buy land. Buy land and wait.” It was true for him at the turn of the...


Property Matters: Meet Gary Joy

Gary Joy is originally from Bournemouth, a seaside town on the south coast of England. In January, he founded Let’s Move Indonesia (LMI), an online property portal...

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Scams in the City: Property Pitfalls

A property agency in Jakarta has been scamming expatriates by renting out apartments for terms longer than actual leases. “Quality means operating under the highest...

Steven Ghoos of Lamudi Indonesia

Lamudi: The Online Property Giant

Lamudi is an online portal that connects property seekers with property suppliers, from land to residential and commercial, generating tens of thousands of leads every...