Real Estate Advice

Philmore Thompson

2019 Tax Cuts Boost the Jamaican Real Estate Industry

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On 7 March 2019, the Jamaican Minister of Finance and the Public Service (i.
Apr 10, 2019
Philmore Thompson

Reduce Energy Usage at Home

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As a boy I learned from my parents how to reduce energy in our home.
Mar 7, 2019
Tanya Thompson

How to make money from Jamaican real estate?

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Simply put, if you want to make money from real estate in Jamaica or anywhere else in the world, you either need to buy property first or act as a broker for a property deal, unless of course you’re inherited one.
Jan 6, 2019
Tanya Thompson

Don't Get Caught - Perform a Title Search Before Buying a Jamaican Property For Sale

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Interested in buying a particular Jamaican property for sale? Before you make a bid at an auction, negotiate a price, or hand over any money, don’t forget to complete a title search.
Dec 23, 2018
Philmore Thompson

6 Actions to Minimize the Amount and Weight of Kitchen Waste

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How often do you remove kitchen waste from the home? Garbage has a way of piling up quickly.
Nov 27, 2018
Tanya Thompson

4 Ways to Vet Prospective Property Buyers

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If you are selling real estate in Jamaica, especially one that attracts a lot of interest, you could find yourself bombarded with calls from individuals who want to take a closer look at the property.
Mar 17, 2018
Tanya Thompson

Today is the 29th Anniversary of Hurricane Gilbert

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Do you remember hurricane Sandy? We in Jamaica got away with that one, now didn’t we? That was not the case with Hurricane Gilbert on September 12, 1988 and Hurricane Ivan on September 11 - 12, 2004.
Sep 12, 2017
Tanya Thompson

Inspired Design: Architectural Design in Ibiza

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In Jamaica, we could learn a lot from Ibicenco design.
Aug 19, 2017
Tanya Thompson

New Property Developments In Montego Bay

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If you’re looking for newly built houses in Montego Bay, St.
Aug 10, 2017
Tanya Thompson

Comparison of Mortgage Rates in Jamaica for Purchasing a Home

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Interested in buying a new home? Want to know which financial institutions are offering the best mortgage rates in Jamaica today? We did.
Aug 1, 2017
Tanya Thompson

Additional Benefits for NHT Contributors starting July 2017

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As part of the government's efforts to improve the Jamaican real estate market by making property ownership easier for Jamaicans, Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness, had announced further policy changes that will benefit contributors to the the National Housing Trust (NHT).
Jul 20, 2017
Tanya Thompson

The Best Places To Live In Kingston and St Andrew

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When I first moved to Kingston, I had a difficult time trying to find an affordable and yet relatively safe place where I could live.
Jul 11, 2017
Tanya Thompson

How to Avoid Rental Property Scams: 9 Common Red Flags

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Are you looking at properties for rent? If so, watch out for persons who only want to take advantage of your desire to find somewhere decent to live.
Jun 24, 2017
Tanya Thompson

Inspired Renovation: Concrete Interiors

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Renovating your home or building a new house? Want to create a stunning room with a modern twist? Here's another of our articles that we hope you find inspiring as you make your plans.
Jun 11, 2017
Tanya Thompson

Prepare Now for the Hurricane Season

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Since 1986, I have learned a lot about how to prepare for a hurricane, as I believe is the case for many of us who experienced Hurricane Gilbert or were devastated by Hurricane Ivan, another hurricane, or even the recent floods that hit Jamaica in May of this year.
Jun 2, 2017
Tanya Thompson

How to Save for a House on a Low Income

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How to save enough money to purchase a new home when you’re on a low income is hard.
May 26, 2017
Tanya Thompson

Inspired Renovation: Compact Apartment in Ukraine

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Are you planning to renovate a compact apartment? Are you into architecture, interior design or renovations? Looking for inspirations? From today we'll be publishing any articles we find on the internet that we think could be an inspiration to you.
May 9, 2017
Philmore Thompson

New Jamaican Property Tax Regime starts today on April 1

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Starting today, there will be some major changes with regard to how property taxes are calculated in Jamaica.
Apr 1, 2017
Philmore Thompson

8 Successful Strategies for Finding the Right Price for a Rental Property

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Setting a fair price for your rental property can be a bit tricky at times, especially for those new to renting who tend be a be a bit uncertain.
Jul 13, 2016
Philmore Thompson

Photo Quality Helps Real Estate Sales

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Since the launch of Nohuts.
Jun 15, 2016
Tanya Thompson

Reduced Mortgage Interest Rates announced for Jamaica effective July 2016

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During the reading of the budget, practically everyone in Jamaica was focused on the debate to hear what the government had to say about the January 2016 election promise to increase the income tax threshold to $1.
May 27, 2016
Philmore Thompson

How can you reduce your water bill?

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Living in Jamaica, our water bill is the one utility bill we find the most challenging to keep low.
Mar 7, 2016
Philmore Thompson

10 Ways to Reduce the Vacancy Rate of Your Rental Property

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Renting out a property in Jamaica? You’re not the only one.
Feb 29, 2016
Tanya Thompson

Create a Great Property Advert that Sells

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It’s time to sell or rent your property in Jamaica and you’ve done your homework.
Feb 8, 2016