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Where are Chinese Investors buying?

A Chinese buyer paid $25 million for Australia’s most expensive apartment, a Melbourne penthouse taking up the entire 100th floor of Australia 108. The building will be the southern hemisphere’s tallest building when construction is completed in 2019. At 319 … Continue reading

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Homage to Real Estate Agents in Jamaica

Three years ago I decided to take the Real Estate Sales Person course offered at the University of Technology.  I’ve always had a knack for sales and figured…how hard could it be?  This, along with the fact, that so many … Continue reading

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Heritage Listings III

Heritage Properties of Jamaica The Great Houses Bloomfield Great House, Manchester Jamaican real estate surely has nothing grander than its magnificent and seemingly eternal great houses; they are legendary and irresistibly inviting to those who love history and fine architecture. … Continue reading

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Heritage Properties

And now for something completely different… Prime Jamaican Real Estate….. The ‘Great Houses’ of Jamaica…  Jamaica’s heritage properties deserve much more than a mention; if an illustrated book doesn’t already exist, then it needs writing!  Jamaica’s ‘Great Houses’ (from the … Continue reading

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BUYING AND SELLING PROPERTY IN JAMAICA – OUTLAY FEES AND AGENTS

Outlay fees are defined as the total cost or expenditure required or incurred in acquiring an asset, achieving an objective, or executing a decision.   Outlays are those items of expense incurred by the professionals acting on your behalf.  Generally, if the property involves a dwelling house, there is a probably a … Continue reading

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Swapping homes?

 Whatever next you’re thinking but don’t panic…it’s just another trend!!  Not “wife swapping” this time, but home swapping. In Jamaican parlance, we would say:  “a di lick”!!  Okay, “it’s the latest thing” in a manner of speaking: the latest that … Continue reading

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Investment Property

When is a Property an Investment Property? With regard to Jamaica real estate, with all its ups and downs and a fluctuating dollar in the mix, buying an investment property can still be a money-making venture if your plan is … Continue reading

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Affordable Real Estate? Affordable Living? Is there such a thing?

Downsizing, cutting corners, call it what you will but, every year after the dreaded Annual Budget, we all try and find ways of ‘affordable living’. One thing remains constant; when it comes to Jamaica real estate (like most Caribbean property) … Continue reading

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Purchasing Jamaica Real Estate from Afar…

There must be something about this country Jamaica, because it still attracts holiday homes for the rich and famous with the likes of supermodel Naomi Campbell; actress Jane Seymour, rock star Keith Richards and couture designer, Ralph Lauren being amongst … Continue reading

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Gated Communities

COMMUNITY LIVING IN JAMAICA What exactly does that title mean –  ‘community living’?  In Jamaica today, community living is just another catch phrase for being resident within a ‘gated community’.  Gated communities are thriving, not only in Kingston but throughout … Continue reading

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