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    Hey all! New here.

    I am trying to set out a plan to build on Aruba. I came across an abandoned shell of a house (no windows, no doors, no electricity, crumbling concrete). I am very interested in the plot of land that the structure is on. How could I go about finding out who owns it/who is presently leasing it/if it is owned or leased at all? I am currently using a mediator and I’m paying out way too much money for no info so far (some info on other properties but none on this property). I have emailed/whatsapp’d NINE different realtors and not one has gotten back to me — even when I ask about properties that they have listed for sale.

    Am I totally out of luck unless I go back to Aruba myself? I just left a few weeks ago and right now financially I can’t go back but I am anxious to get this worked out.

    Thanks for any advice!
    Kayla from Canada who WANTS to be from Aruba
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    I replied to your other posting.

    Doing the legwork yourself is the best plan of action imo.

    Quote Originally Posted by km89 View Post
    Hey all! New here.

    I am trying to set out a plan to build on Aruba. I came across an abandoned shell of a house (no windows, no doors, no electricity, crumbling concrete). I am very interested in the plot of land that the structure is on. How could I go about finding out who owns it/who is presently leasing it/if it is owned or leased at all? I am currently using a mediator and I’m paying out way too much money for no info so far (some info on other properties but none on this property). I have emailed/whatsapp’d NINE different realtors and not one has gotten back to me — even when I ask about properties that they have listed for sale.

    Am I totally out of luck unless I go back to Aruba myself? I just left a few weeks ago and right now financially I can’t go back but I am anxious to get this worked out.

    Thanks for any advice!
    Kayla from Canada who WANTS to be from Aruba

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    Thanks Andrea! What exactly is the legwork though? Do I contact the government? Unfortunately the lands section of their website is not translated to English yet so I can’t make sense of it.
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    imo, a site visit.
    if you cannot get the time or the funds to go at this point, I think you need to make the calls, line up all of your ducks in a row........then visit and do the leg work.

    Quote Originally Posted by km89 View Post
    Thanks Andrea! What exactly is the legwork though? Do I contact the government? Unfortunately the lands section of their website is not translated to English yet so I can’t make sense of it.

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    Thanks again Andrea! Do you think that this is the right contact to start with?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    imo, a site visit.
    if you cannot get the time or the funds to go at this point, I think you need to make the calls, line up all of your ducks in a row........then visit and do the leg work.
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    I have no idea who or what that is.
    If I were in your shoes, I would contact a couple of realtors and explain what you are looking for, what you have found and see where that leads you?

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    Thanks again Andrea! Do you think that this is the right contact to start with?
    Directie Infrastructuur en Planning (DIP)
    297-527-7100
    info@dip.aw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    I have no idea who or what that is.
    If I were in your shoes, I would contact a couple of realtors and explain what you are looking for, what you have found and see where that leads you?
    Thanks! I will try that.
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    good luck


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    Quote Originally Posted by __steve__ View Post
    good luck
    Lol - I’ve gotten nowhere in the past month, so I think I’ll need the luck!
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    We bought a condo two years ago. Our realtor was Prestige. https://www.prestigerealtyaruba.com/. Maybe they can help.




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