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    Condo Association Group

    Is there a group in Aruba that represents condo associations?


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    Represents condo associations legally? I'm not sure what you mean. Once I know I can ask one of our board members and/or the property manager.




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    Not necessarily legally, but a group where a few associations can compare notes on dealing with various issues, benchmark against each other and approach authorities as a group if there are requests to be made.

    We had something similar in Florida.
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    I am sorry that I did not get back to you sooner. I did ask over a week ago, but the internet was down for several hours(that's why I was in the office) and totally forgot when it came back one because of texts that came in.

    Any way, there is a hotel and tourism group. Amy did not know about anything specific for condo and she is the property managers assistant. Here is info from their web page.

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    do you have any idea if condo fees go up in aruba...this is a typical practice in the states....and just trying to see how likely it is that it goes up...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SunnyAruba2018 View Post
    do you have any idea if condo fees go up in aruba...this is a typical practice in the states....and just trying to see how likely it is that it goes up...
    Condo fees are based on the condo association’s operating budget.
    In that respect Aruba condos are no different than any other condo in the US or elsewhere.

    It all all comes down to controllable expenses (how the property is managed) and non-controllable expenses such as taxes.
    I was the president of a condo association in Florida for a period of 10 years.
    Over that period of time we brought our fees down significantly and managed to keep them low even while increasing our reserves.
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    Thanks, I was thinking that might be the case...just helps to have that validation that the HOA fees will likely go up and up. And it is confirmed that non-resident property taxes have gone up from 0.4% to 0.6%? I read that online in the forum somewhere, but havent seen any other info on that....
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    Yes, the property taxes did go up. Our HOA has been the same for the last three years.

    Quote Originally Posted by SunnyAruba2018 View Post
    Thanks, I was thinking that might be the case...just helps to have that validation that the HOA fees will likely go up and up. And it is confirmed that non-resident property taxes have gone up from 0.4% to 0.6%? I read that online in the forum somewhere, but havent seen any other info on that....




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    Hi Schexc,

    I’m compiling a list of Aruba condominiums and their contacts so that we can work together to benchmark and have a common voice when dealing with governments or other entities. Can I add you to the list?

    if so, please send me your contact details via direct message.

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