How to evaluate land investments in Bali

How easy it is to invest in land in Bali?What do you need to know in order to succeed?

How to evaluate land investments in Bali

Bali is a well-known tourist destination, but it is also making waves in the investment world. More and more people are looking to Bali as a place to invest in land, but how to evaluate land investments?.

There are a few things you need to take into account when you're thinking about investing in land in Bali.

This blog post will go over some of the things you need to think about, such as the location, the size of the land, and what you plan to do with it. Investing in land can be a great way to secure your financial future, and Bali is a beautiful place to own property. With a little research, you can make sure that your investment is a wise one.

Table of contents:

  • Factors to consider when investing in land in Bali
  • How to evaluate land investing opportunities
  • Planning process for investing in Bali
  • Todo list of the steps needed in order to invest in land in Bali
  • Recap to successfully investing in land in Bali
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Factors to consider when investing in land in Bali

When investing in land in Bali, there are a few key factors to consider in order to ensure a successful investment. First, it is important to choose the right location. Bali is a large and diverse island, so it is important to do your research and select a location that suits your needs and budget. Second, you need to consider the type of land you want to purchase. There are many different types of land available in Bali, from beachfront property to rice fields and everything in between. It is important to select the type of land that best suits your needs and budget. Finally, you need to be aware of the potential risks involved with investing in land in Bali. These risks include political instability, natural disasters, and the potential for scams (same as everywhere else).

However, if you do your due diligence and choose a reputable company to work with, these risks can be minimized.

How to evaluate land investing opportunities

When considering a land investment in Bali, there are several key factors to evaluate in order to ensure a successful and profitable venture.

It is important to consider the location of the land. Is it in a desirable area that will see appreciation over time? Is it near any major development projects that could increase its value?

Bali is a large island with many different areas, each with its own unique character. The three main areas are Canggu, Seminyak, and Ubud.

Canggu is a popular area for surfers, expats and digital nomads. It has a laid-back vibe and is known for its rice paddies and beautiful beaches.

Seminyak is the more upscale area of Bali, with luxury hotels and restaurants. It's a great place to shop and relax by the beach.

Ubud is the cultural centre of Bali, known for its traditional dance and music performances, as well as its paintings and sculptures. It's also home to many temples and is surrounded by rice terraces.

But obviously, there are many less known areas, sometimes at the outskirts of those mentioned above that have can provide a huge upside potential today and  in the coming years (get in touch to learn more 😉).

Next, look at the condition of the land. Is it ready to build on, or will there be substantial costs involved in preparing it for construction such as land that used to be a ricefield for instance. We always suggest to perform a soil test during the negotiations in order to avoid surprises. 

Finally, research the current market value of similar properties in the area to get an idea of what your investment could be worth down the road. With these key factors in mind, you can make an informed decision about whether or not a land investment in Bali is right for you.

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Planning process for investing in Bali

One of the first steps in any business is to create a business plan. But if you're new to entrepreneurship, or if you have a one-person show, it might seem like an unnecessary time commitment.

Statistics show that those with a business plan are far more likely to succeed than those without. Lacking a solid plan can put your project  at a huge disadvantage from day one. This article will walk you through the elements every real estate investor needs so that you can start on the right foot!

Todo list of the steps needed in order to invest in land in Bali

Assuming you have found your desired piece of land in Bali, these are the key steps and to-do’s in order to finalise the purchase:

  1. Conduct a ‘due diligence’ investigation on the land and title. This is best done by engaging a reputable lawyer specialising in property law in Bali and possibly assisted by a real estate agent you can trust (like Sofia, here at Kitn Estates). They will review all documents related to the land, perform background checks on the sellers, and verify that the land titles are legitimate and free of any encumbrances. This process can take several days or even weeks, so be patient and be prepared for some back-and-forth with the lawyers.

  2. Once you have confirmations that the land is free and clear for purchase, negotiate a price with the seller (or via the agency). This step can be tricky as there is no standard pricing for land in Bali, so it really depends on many factors such as location, size, shape, accessibility, etc. 

  3. Once a purchase price has been agreed upon and both parties have signed a sale & purchase agreement, a 10% deposit must be paid within 30 days from the signing date. Then usually the remaining 90% balance will then need to be paid within 60 days from the signing date.
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Recap to successfully investing in land in Bali

When it comes to investing in land, there are a few key things you need to keep in mind in order to be successful. Here are some tips for success when investing in land in Bali:

1. Firstly, do your research and make sure that you understand the risks involved.

2. Once you have decided that investing in land is right for you, find a reputable agent or broker who specializes in this type of investment (more here). They will be able to advise you on the best areas to buy in and help with the purchase process.

3. It is also important to get legal advice before buying any land. This is because there are a number of regulations that need to be followed when purchasing property in Bali. A lawyer will be able to guide you through this process and ensure everything is above board.

4. Once you have found the perfect piece of land, it is time to start the purchase process. You will need to provide  documentation and go through various stages of negotiation before finally signing the contract.

5. Once the purchase is complete, it is important to think about what you want to do with the land. If you are planning on building on it, then you will need to obtain the necessary permits from the local authorities. If not, then you may want to lease it to someone else at some point in the future.


If you're thinking about investing in land in Bali, there are a few things you should keep in mind. First, it's important to consult with a reputable real estate agent who is familiar with the market. Second, be sure to do your own research and due diligence on any potential investment. And finally, remember that location is everything when it comes to land investments – so choose wisely!

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