A Note from Ubud

12 October 2013

Since the last crisis in 2008 , property prices in almost all of Indonesia continued to increase. Bali noted amongst the highest gains. The important question now is -how do we take advantage of this situation in order to become rich, or richer ? In the last edition we have discussed the reasons which stimulated the increase of property prices . Today we will look into how we take advantage of this development and make our fortune . Basically, property investment should be treated the same as managing a business . There is some knowledge to be acquired to select successfully from the different ways leading to wealth. The better your knowledge, and the more expert you are on property issues, the greater is the profit to be gained . Which surely makes sense. In order to clarify this a bit, we can group property investors into 4 levels :

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In the last 4 years, the trend of rising property prices went sharply up. The "standard" formula that a 100% price increase will occur every 4 years does not apply any more. In fact, 100% of increase were reached in just 2 years, and some special areas it took just one year to get a 100% profit. Wow! Some people began to talk about the emergence of a property bubble. Quite understandable, based on the simple fact that everything that goes up will come down one day. Property prices will not rise forever. At one point raised prices would not be affordable anymore, so the price will be automatically corrected. The question is, when will this saturation point being reached, or when will the bubble not hold any longer?

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Cycling tour allows you to experience the countryside beyond the traditional tourist route. You may cycling downhill from Kitamani the gorgeous volcano, to Ubud. Youll pass through lush environments and the opportunity to walk through rice paddies, visit local villages, temples and a family compound to see the customs and age old traditions of the Balinese people.If you would like to have great activities where you expect to experience the real Balinese culture, this is the thing that you have to do on your next visit to Ubud. If you are not quite active, you shouldnt worry. The track is quite easy, even for beginners it is mostly downhill or flat. Youll go through rice fields, small villages and hamlets, bamboo forest, until the breathtaking view of rice terrace, and of course dog, ducks and cows.

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The legal side

19 August 2011

There are a number of things to take into account when buying property in Bali. One could say that buying property in Bali is really not as straightforward as it is in many other countries around the world. There are complex rules and regulations which change regularly and need knowledgeable advice to guide a buyer through the buying process. Below we will go into further detail on a part of the legal situation in Indonesia (and therefore Bali) and provide a basic legal and taxation guide for buying land in Indonesia. This is just a snippet of the rules involved with buying land. Do not be discouraged, at Ubud Property we have over 10 years of experience with the established laws and (-local- government) regulations involved with real estate.

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Balinese Silence Day

28 February 2011

Every religion or culture all over the world has their own way to define and celebrate their new year. For example, the Chinese have the Imlek year and to celebrate it, have, as they called it in their own language, "Gong Xi Fat Choy". The Moslem societies have their Muharam year, and any of the people over the world using the Gregorian calendar, celebrate the New Year on January 1st. The same thing also occurs in Bali, however the Balinese use many different calendar systems. They have adopted the Gregorian calendar for business and government purposes. But for the endless procession of holy days, temple anniversaries, celebrations, sacred dances, building houses, wedding ceremonies, death and cremation processes and other activities that define Balinese life, they have two calendar systems. The first is the Pawukon (from the word Wuku which means week) and Sasih (which is means month). Wuku consists of 30 items starting from Sinta, the first Wuku and end up with the Watugunung the last one.

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