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    Senior Member lizzardo's Avatar
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    PM me if you have any questions about Aruba - been living here full time for 4 years.

    As for Aruban law - no capital gains on real estate unless you're doing it as a business venture.

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    please delete this post
    Last edited by lizzardo; 09-28-2009 at 07:14 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizzardo View Post
    Just wondering how you can get the money out of Aruba to the US.
    Also not sure if there is a "transfer tax" for the seller
    Buyer pays transfer tax and closing is done at the notary, who transfers your money to whatever bank account you direct him/her to send it to. Seller pays only realtor's commission, if there is a realtor

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    Quote Originally Posted by musicityman View Post
    I have a trip planned to Aruba shortly and one of my tasks is to veiw available real estate for personal purchase. Can anyone suggest an area or broker?
    try Aruba Palms Realtors as they helped me so much! write them at:

    elizadecuba@hotmail.com or call them at:

    011 297 564-0644

    They will show you properties from all realtors!

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    All realtors will show you properties from all realtors. There is no "multiple listing service" here as in the states - but there is an agreement b/w all the realty companies. Of course - who you list w/ will want to sell your property more because then they get all the commission - just like in the US.

    Never do an "exclusive" if they ask you to.

    Use a realtor - the laws here are quite different, all documents are in dutch
    and it's well worth it because they will help you for the "little" things - like
    transferring utilities - which is a real process in itself. No phone service,
    internet or anything like that here. You have to go in person to every
    place (w/ the seller most of the time) to sign over water, electricity, gas,
    cable, etc...

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    Last edited by lizzardo; 09-28-2009 at 07:10 PM.
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