Investment Property in Samarinda

Investment Real Estate in Samarinda

Investment Property in Samarinda
Investment Property in Samarinda

Samarinda property investment can be a worthwhile venture if you are selective with the areas you choose to invest in. If not, you could find that your investment suffers due to low rental yields, dwindling demand, and slow property price growth in many parts of Samarinda.

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Samarinda is the capital city of the Indonesian province of East Kalimantan on the island of Borneo. The city lies on the banks of the Mahakam River with a land area of 718 km (277 sq mi). Samarinda ranks first on East Kalimantan Human Development Index and it is the most populous city on the entire Borneo island, with a population of 727,500 at the 2010 Census and 827,994 at the 2020 Census.

Samarinda is East Kalimantan’s largest exporter and fifth-largest importer. The city has the highest number of bank headquarters in East Kalimantan.

In 2021, Samarinda Harbour became the busiest passenger port in East Kalimantan. The container port in Samarinda is also the busiest in East Kalimantan, handled more than 271 thousand twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) in 2019.

Samarinda is known for its traditional food amplang, as well as the cloth sarung samarinda. By 2021, The city has 3 bridge connecting its river banks, Mahakam I Bridge, Mahakam II Bridge and Mahkota II Bridge. The city center is on one side and the other side is named Samarinda Seberang.

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The financial stability of Samarinda has translated into a real estate market that rewards forward planning and a willingness to look beyond areas of traditional affluence.


Buy to Rent in Samarinda


Renting out your Samarinda buy-to-rent investment property can grow wealth and income.


Whatever your goals with investment property in Samarindaare – preparation is key:


  • Set goals based on how much rental yield will be required and the local rental yield rates in Samarinda and be prepared to change your initial outlook.
  • Thoroughly research the Samarinda location with a special emphasis on fringe areas outside the main Samarinda metropolis that may be valued lower than their better-known neighbours. Rental yields of around 5% are still attainable in certain areas of Samarinda.
  • Ensure that your target investment property in Samarinda appeals to professionals. This is a demographic that ensures maximum income and low voids.
  • Finding and vetting suitable tenants is a job ideally left to the professionals. Working with an established letting agent with local knowledge and experience of property legislation will give you the best chance of success.

Flipping Investment Property in Samarinda

Flipping property in Samarinda


Flipping property is when we advise clients to buy a Samarinda property below market value, renovate it and then make a profit by selling it at a higher price, all within a few months, and often before the Samarinda market has a time to react to the renovation.


The Flipping Strategy in Samarinda


Investment property flipping in Samarinda is a simple strategy. You find a property that is in need of renovation from our list and purchase it for a low price. These type of Samarinda real estate investments are sometimes referred to by professionals as ‘distressed’ Samarinda real estate.


What is distressed Samarinda property:


  • Samarinda property in need of renovation
  • Samarinda real estate with a change of puropose and use
  • Oversold Samarinda property
  • Bank repossessions in Samarinda


Put simply, long term investors in Samarinda purchase the property, renovate it and make it a lot more attractive to potential buyers.


Calculate profit that you make from Samarinda investment property flipping:


Final Selling Price less Cost of Purchase less Costs = Profit

Here is an example:

Samarinda property purchase price: $220,000

Renovation costs: $20,000

Other costs: $25,000

Property sale price: $400,000

Profit: $135,000


Experienced property developers in Samarinda use a minimum profit value of 22% when looking at potential Samarinda projects. The reason for this is because there are lots that can go wrong in Samarinda property flipping and working on a potential margin of 22% should still leave a good margin of error.


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