|By Teresa Hemphill (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #1) on Thursday, May 27, 2004 - 10:54 pm:|
My husband and I are planning to buy a lot in Bonaire. We visit every summer for the past 6 years. We plan to move there in approximately 4 years when he retires. What advice would anyone give for those of us wanting to buy property?
|By Gregg Babcock (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #9) on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 7:21 am:|
Sunbelt Realty http://www.sunbelt.an/ has quite allot of information on there website. We are in the process of buying a place on Bonaire as well and used Bob at Remax - http://www.bonairehomes.com/ - he is great - helped us all the way and answered all our questions - I would strongly recommend him - he also has some info he can email you. Good luck.
|By Carl Pflanzer (BonaireTalker - Post #47) on Friday, May 28, 2004 - 4:33 pm:|
Hello Teresa and Gregg -
|By Teresa Hemphill (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #2) on Saturday, May 29, 2004 - 11:28 am:|
Thanks Greg and Carl for the info.
|By Carl Pflanzer (BonaireTalker - Post #52) on Saturday, May 29, 2004 - 11:33 pm:|
Yes, Teresa, the lot is in Santa Barbara Heights, on the hill. There is something you should know, that I did not without asking several times to several people, and that is about the restrictions... the only restrictions you must follow are on the deed; I made sure to ask this of the selling realtor, the realtor I used as a representative and the notaris. There are community restrictions, but they vary and do not apply to all lots.
|By seb schulherr (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1598) on Sunday, May 30, 2004 - 7:51 am:|
Oh Gee Carl, having built a house with my dad once, that might have been a mistake. Nothing like the government kicking your butt to help you finish a project ( they are so much more effective than your wife!)But that's a great tip I had not heard before.
|By Carl Pflanzer (BonaireTalker - Post #55) on Sunday, May 30, 2004 - 11:14 am:|
|By Carl Pflanzer (BonaireTalker - Post #56) on Sunday, May 30, 2004 - 11:18 am:|
Oh - one more thing - I think an island wide building requirement is the space from the perimeter of the boundary you can build on - 5 meters from the front and 3 meters from the sides.
|By Teresa Hemphill (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #3) on Sunday, May 30, 2004 - 11:40 am:|
|By Bob Bartikoski (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #5) on Sunday, May 30, 2004 - 8:51 pm:|
Greetings to all -
|By Gregg Babcock (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #10) on Monday, May 31, 2004 - 4:27 pm:|
|By Teresa Hemphill (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #4) on Tuesday, June 1, 2004 - 3:50 am:|
|By Teresa Hemphill (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #5) on Tuesday, June 1, 2004 - 4:05 am:|
|By Gregg Babcock (BonaireTalker - Post #11) on Tuesday, June 1, 2004 - 8:29 am:|
Lighthouse Beach Resort is right on the water about 2 to 3 miles south of the airport. I believe the area is still considered Belnem.
|By Bob Rotunda (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #1) on Tuesday, February 1, 2005 - 4:01 pm:|
Just beginning to think about buying property on Bonaire. We are wondering if there are particular complications for US citizens; whether taxes and mortgage are deductible in the US; how income is taxed if it is generated on rental property; and probably about a 150 other things that we haven't thought of.
|By Teresa Hemphill (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #7) on Friday, February 4, 2005 - 12:32 am:|
|By Jim Wagner (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #3) on Thursday, August 25, 2005 - 3:42 pm:|
We are from the US and currently looking at lots in Bonaire. Corine at Sunbelt Realty has been very helpful and has answered all of our questions thus far. She has disclosed all of the restrictions in the deed for the lots we are considering and they do vary by development area.
|By Michael Stanfield (BonaireTalker - Post #37) on Sunday, January 15, 2006 - 1:32 pm:|
We are considering buying some property on Bonaire and will be working directly with the current owner verses a real estate agent. Can someone recommend an attorney that can assist and handle the Dutch documents translation to English?
|By Tish (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #712) on Sunday, January 15, 2006 - 2:53 pm:|
It's a shame you are not using a realtor. They are extremely helpful. At least look at the available information on the realty web sites, such as those for ReMax and Sunbelt.
|By Tamar Cohen (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #1) on Thursday, May 11, 2006 - 5:42 pm:|
We're contemplating lots in the Esmeralda Beach Resort in Belnem...anybody have any info, thoughts, feedback? Thanks
|By Nathalie (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #160) on Thursday, May 11, 2006 - 8:36 pm:|
Have you visited the site yet? If I were looking for property on Bonaire I would want it to be less vulnerable in the event of a storm. That site appears to be a few inches above sea level and a very few feet from shore.
|By jenny (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #143) on Friday, May 12, 2006 - 8:41 am:|
Esmerelda Beach was very tempting... beautiful view, diving right our your front door. I agree with Nathalie, though, your house and everything in it would be underwater in the chance that a storm did hit Bonaire. We looked at the pilot house, & it was very nice, but we ended up buying up in Santa Barbara.
|By Jim Wagner (BonaireTalker - Post #16) on Friday, May 12, 2006 - 9:09 am:|
The Esmeralda area is beautiful, but for the reasons mentioned above we opted to buy land slightly further inland and on higher ground. The lots at Crown Terrace in Sabadeco or any in Santa Barbara are higher in elevation. We bought in Crown Terrace because it is only 1/2 mile from the ocean.
|By Debbie Babcock (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #3367) on Friday, May 12, 2006 - 11:20 am:|
Tamor, All very good advice above. I agree. There are also a lot of other areas in Belnem very nice and higher above sea level. Buying a place is a big decision, maybe it is time to go back to Bonaire and look a little more before purchasing. We looked quite a long time before deciding on buying, don't just jump in without doing some research.
|By juni (BonaireTalker - Post #40) on Friday, May 12, 2006 - 12:33 pm:|
|By Tamar Cohen (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #2) on Friday, May 12, 2006 - 7:42 pm:|
Thank you all for your thoughts and comments. We will most certainly take our time and research further before making a decision where to buy.
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