Securing Your Most Expensive Asset

Homeowners without home insurance tend to think about this issue during a period in the area where they live that is prone to natural disasters. However, home insurance is something that has a wide range of coverage and should seriously be considered by every homeowner. Ideally home insurance should be secured as soon as one… Read More

4 Top Homebuyer Mistakes to Avoid

When it comes to home buying, mistakes can be costly. I have asked some of the top names in the Jamaican Real Estaet Industry for their advice on the mistakes to avoid. Read the top 4 mistakes below and take note. 1. Do not share professional services with the vendor! The gravest mistake Home Buyers… Read More

4 Homebuying Tips for 2011

With the start of the New Year, I started thinking about New Year’s Resolutions and what prospective home owners can resolve to do more of (or perhaps less of!) to be more successful in 2011. In that spirit, I decided to call on my respected network of Jamaican Real Estate Industry players to find out… Read More

Collector’s Pack Contest

Win the Jamaica Real Estate Guide’s Collector’s Set! We are giving away the 8 print magazines to 1 lucky reader in celebration of our 8 publications to date. The first 3 issues of our magazine are not available online as you know. However, it contains the same glossy layout, informative articles, great photography, industry updates… Read More

The [Jamaican] Home Buying Process – the legal perspective

Once you have decided to purchase real estate, you will need to secure the services of an Attorney-at-Law. Your Attorney will protect your interest before and during the transaction and it is most unwise to purchase real estate without an Attorney on your team. Choosing an Attorney is a process that requires your good judgment…. Read More

Home Renovations

Home Renovations With the current cost of housing, the desire to find exactly what you want can be challenging at best, frustrating at worst. If you’re on the verge of giving up, don’t. There is the option of purchasing a home that ‘will do’ and renovating it over time to suit your needs. The Wish… Read More

So How Much House Can You Afford

Now that’s the BIG question? But here’s the thing, it’s NOT what the bank or lending institution says you can afford. The lending institution will give you a guideline as to what you can afford based on what you earn, how much you owe and other factors. However, you need to do a careful examination… Read More

Jamaican Real Estate Glossary

Glossary of Common Real Estate and Mortgage Terms Amortization – Method of repayment in which the amount you borrow is paid for over a period of time through monthly payments of principal and interest.  During the first few years of the loan most of the amount paid is applied towards the interest.  In the last… Read More

First Time Homebuyer Tips

Tips for Homebuyers Contributed By Kedeisha Tapper Whenever you decide it’s time to purchase a home, the first thing you should do is be in a position to determine what is affordable. You should have an idea of the type of property you would like to invest in, the location, as this is a key… Read More

Home Buying Checklist

Know what you’re looking for and what types of houses you are looking for Know who are the key players involved in a real estate transaction and their role in the process Get your financial picture in focus; credit card debt, school loans and other commitments Familiarize yourself with the mortgage process Get prequalified for… Read More