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  1. Accessibility  

    1. Guide to Discovering Accessible Homes for Rent with Jamaica Homes
  2. Building a Property 

    1. Can Foreigners Purchase Property in Jamaica?
    2. Should someone build bit by bit in Jamaica with money as it comes in?
    3. Is planning permission required to build a home in Jamaica?
    4. Can I extend my existing home without needing to reapply for planning permission and building consent in Jamaica?
    5. How can I get assistance from JPS if I need to install my own electric posts and wires to connect to the nearest electric post, but this would result in my meter being located far from my property?
  3. Buying a Property 

    1. The owner of the land I am buying has suggested that for convenience I use his attorney-at-law. Is this advisable?
    2. The land I intend to buy only has a common law title. What is the implication of this?
    3. Before Buying Land in a Subdivision Scheme, What Should I Do?
    4. I need to buy a house. Who should I contact?
    5. Is the advertised development considered satisfactory? There have been reports of Jamaicans encountering negative experiences with certain real estate developers.
  4. Cities/Towns/Villages / Jamaica 

    1. Aeolus Valley
    2. Accompong
    3. Aenon Town
    4. Airy Castle
    5. Albert Town
  5. Community 

    1. Example Memorandum of Association
    2. Could you describe the characteristics of Drax Hall Country Club?
    3. What are gated communities and luxury housing developments in Jamaica?
  6. Energy saving  

    1. Could you please provide me with some energy-saving tips for my home in Jamaica?
    2. What is the most efficient way to save electricity in Jamaica?
    3. What are the off peak hours for JPS?
    4. What runs your electric bill up the most in Jamaica?
    5. Do fans use a lot of electricity?
  7. FAQs 

    1. What Safety and Security Measures are Available for Returning Residents in Jamaica?
    2. What Are the Wealthiest Areas in Jamaica and What Defines Them?
    3. What are Jamaican homes like?
    4. Is it worth buying property in Jamaica?
    5. What is the estimated budget needed for a comfortable lifestyle in Jamaica?
  8. General Information 

    1. What is the purpose of the Real Estate Board in Jamaica?
    2. What is the National Association of REALTORS® (NAR)?
    3. What is the Realtors Association of Jamaica (RAJ)?
    4. What distinguishes a real estate agent from REALTORS® in Jamaica, and why is a copyright symbol used at the end of REALTORS®?
    5. What are Gated Communities in Jamaica and What Benefits Do They Offer?"
  9. Getting Started 

    1. How to create an account on Jamaica Homes?
    2. CRM Activities
    3. Leads Management
    4. I need help with my property images?
    5. Jamaica Homes Community Respect Policy
  10. International Relocation Guides for Jamaicans 

    1. What are the visa requirements for Jamaicans moving to the United States?
    2. What options are available for Jamaicans looking to move to Central and South America?
    3. Can Jamaicans easily move to Cuba or Nicaragua?
    4. What are some common challenges Jamaicans may face when relocating internationally?
    5. How can Jamaicans ensure a smooth transition when moving abroad?
  11. Jamaica Homes Magazine 

    1. NYAM Issue 01
    2. What does "NYAM" mean on Jamaica Homes?
    3. Why did Jamaica Homes choose "NYAM" as the title for the first issue of the online magazine?
    4. What can I expect from NYAM by Jamaica Homes?
    5. How often is Jamaica Homes NYAM Magazine updated?
  12. Legal and Contractual 

    1. What is a Caveat and How Does it Affect Real Estate Transactions?
    2. What are Transfer Tax and Stamp Duty?
    3. How Can I Obtain a Title for My Property Without a Registered Title?
    4. What should I do if I discover a shack erected on a piece of land adjacent to my Jamaica investment property, with someone living there without authorization?
    5. What steps should I take if a developer has constructed an entrance road leading from an adjoining community to my property without proper planning permission, potentially jeopardizing the integrity of our private residential scheme?
  13. Living in Jamaica 

    1. Which area of Jamaica offers the best living environment?
    2. Why are so many houses unfinished in Jamaica?
    3. What are the disadvantages of residing in Jamaica?
    4. Who is richer Jamaica or Haiti?
    5. The cost of living in jamaica and building a home has risen tremendously why?
  14. Moving to Jamaica 

    1. Why So Many Challenges Shipping Items Over $50 to Jamaica?
    2. How much money do I need to move to Jamaica?
    3. How can I live in Jamaica permanently?
    4. How to find a job in jamaica?
    5. Upon relocating to Jamaica, what steps should I take upon arrival?
  15. Planning and Development 

    1. Who is NEPA in jamaica and what is there role?
    2. Government’s Role in Planning and Development (Explained for Kids)
    3. When buying land why do you do a environmental report?
    4. What is Zoning?
    5. What is the Private Sector’s Role in Development and Planning? (Explained for Kids)
  16. Project Management 

    1. Who is more senior, a programme manager or programme lead?
    2. Who is more senior programme manager or PMO lead?
  17. Property Financing 

    1. Does one need a Broker for a Mortgage Switch in Jamaica?
    2. What documents are required for a mortgage in Jamaica?
    3. What documents are required to pre-qualify for a mortgage in Jamaica?
    4. How are mortgages calculated in Jamaica?
    5. Describe the rights and remedies available to both the mortgagor and the mortgagee in a mortgage agreement?
  18. Property Listings 

    1. What is a Property Listing on Jamaica Homes?
    2. Do I need to remove completed properties?
    3. Another Agent is using my images on their listing?
    4. How do I add a property to Jamaica Homes website?
    5. Can I make changes to my listing after submission?
  19. Realtor Services 

    1. How can I find a reputable realtor with Jamaica Homes?
    2. What responsibilities do registered realtors have towards their clients?
    3. What are the benefits of working with a registered realtor?
    4. What is a registered realtor in Jamaica?
    5. What is the standard commission paid to a real estate dealer on property sales?
  20. Renting a property 

    1. Can individuals list their rental properties on Jamaica Homes without being registered realtors?
    2. Who is the Rent Assessment Board in Jamaica?
    3. How do I sublet in Jamaica?
    4. Do I still have to pay rent if I give notice to quit in Jamaica?
    5. How do I give notice in Jamaica?
  21. Selling a Property 

    1. As a registered Developer leading a 12-unit townhouse project, I've collected $9 million in deposits from three individuals. I've heard that I must register a charge before accessing these funds. Can you provide clarification on this process?
    2. How to Sell a Home in Jamaica?
    3. What is the expense associated with transferring a house title in Jamaica?
    4. What is the amount of transfer tax in Jamaica?
    5. How Long Does It Typically Take to Sell a Property in Jamaica?
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