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Indonesia Expat - - CONTENTS -

This is our prop­erty is­sue and in­side you will find some com­men­tary and anal­y­sis from our writ­ers and part­ners all de­signed to help you get a bet­ter idea of what’s hap­pen­ing in the prop­erty in­dus­try right now. This is of course along­side our reg­u­lar of­fer­ing of di­verse top­ics and opin­ions which we hope will en­ter­tain and guide you as you browse through the pages.

It is most def­i­nitely a buy­ers’ mar­ket for prop­erty in the cap­i­tal right now, and it is hard not to no­tice the amount of “for rent” and “for sale” signs on houses all around the city, es­pe­cially in the ex­pat ar­eas like Ke­mang, where in some places it seems like al­most ev­ery sec­ond or third house is on the mar­ket. But if you are cur­rently look­ing for prop­erty, don’t be fooled by fancy fa­cades and low ask­ing prices – there is much more to con­sider. Take your safety se­ri­ously and make sure the prop­erty you are con­sid­er­ing is built to code and man­aged prop­erly. Un­for­tu­nately there are still many un­scrupu­lous de­vel­op­ers out there who put profit mar­gins ahead of safety con­sid­er­a­tions. Our guest writer An­drew Slatter ex­pands on this topic in­side.

As al­ways we wel­come your com­ments so please let us know what you think by email at let­[email protected]­done­si­a­ex­

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