Vacation Rental

Vacation Rental

Vacation rental, or short-term rental, is not allowed everywhere on Bonaire. The Ruimtelijk Ontwikkelingsplan Bonaire (Spatial Development Plan) states that this is only allowed in areas with the following zoning:# Toeristisch# Recreatie-Verblijfsrecreatie# Gemengd-I#...

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House rental on Bonaire

House rental on Bonaire

Want to rent out your home in Bonaire? But with a familiar and calm feeling? If so, Harbourtown Real Estate is happy to help. Our firm has extensive knowledge and experience in the field of rental properties. We also have agreements with large companies that rent from...

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Statutary holidays Bonaire

Statutary holidays Bonaire

The public holidays on Bonaire are different than the federal holidays in the USA. In the past, Carnival Monday was also a holiday, which has been exchanged for Dia de Rincon (April 30) after King’s Day was moved to April 27. Kingdom Day (December 15) is not a public...

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Selling your property

Selling your property

Want to sell your home or put up your lot for sale in Bonaire? Then you have come to the right place at Harbourtown Real Estate. Our real estate agency was founded in 1989 and a team of experienced real estate agents ensures that the sale of your property runs easy...

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Long lease land

Long lease land

In Bonaire, you have freehold land and long lease land. Just under half of the habitable area consists of long lease land, so an important part. Long lease land is usually issued by the government for a period of 60 years. After that, a request can be made for an...

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Buying a house Bonaire

Buying a house Bonaire

Do you consider to buy a house on Bonaire? We understand this, because staying and living on Bonaire is great. First of all you live mainly outside. Nice outside on the porch with a good glass of wine or in your hammock by the pool. This is all possible and all year...

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WEB

WEB

When you buy a property, the connection for water and electricity (WEB) must be transferred to your name. This is only possible after you have been to the notary for the transfer. For this you go to the WEB, the W ater and the Electricity Company B onaire. It is best...

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Resolutive conditions

Resolutive conditions

On Bonaire, if you come to an agreement after negotiating a home, there is already a binding agreement. It's then no longer possible as a buyer to come up with all kinds of resolutive conditions afterwards. So think about this carefully before you make an offer on a...

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Tax

Tax

As a property owner, you face taxes: land tax or property tax. The collection is done through the Belastingdienst (Tax Office) Caribisch Nederland. On Harbourtown Real Estate's website, we want to explain to you as succinctly as possible what the difference is and...

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Costs seller

Costs seller

When you sell a property, the seller is responsible for the sales commission. In principle, the seller "hires" the real estate agent for the sale of the property. In this blog we will explain the costs seller.  The buyer's costs are, as the word implies, borne by the...

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Movable property

Movable property

Movable property is understood to mean: all items that can be moved, provided they are not attached to a piece of land or building. The inventory of a home is therefore movable property. No 5% transfer tax has to be paid on the value of the movable property. You can...

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Pagabon

Pagabon

PagabonPagabon is a form of pre-paid electricity in Bonaire. The supplier of water and electricity on the island is WEB: Water and Energiebedrijf Bonaire NV. In most homes there is a regular connection for electricity, but sometimes home owners choose to use Pagabon....

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