Financing in Aruba is expensive for non-residents. You have to establish a bank relationship which can take a few weeks.
Are you planning on applying for residency (I.e. Are you moving to Aruba to live there year round)? That can be a multi year process. Or are you buying the home as an investment property that you'll rent out?
Are you using a real estate agent? A good one will advise you on how to navigate buying a home.
Hi, We are buying to rent out for 1 year, ten hopefully live in Aruba. Our friend Jan Falcone is our agent. We are hoping to use Johnson and Johnson Notary, I have herd they are helpfull and friendly. I understand between paying tax and notary fees, i can expect to pay around 6% of the house price, we buy for.... ????
BTW There are also some very good Aruba Real Estate websites with information about the procedure with a notary, getting a mortgage, and all the FAQs.
Also to search for any listings etc. Hope this helps and good luck finding your new home