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Frequently Asked Questions about real estate in St Maarten / St Martin island

Frequently Asked Questions about Real Estate Buyers and Sellers St Maarten Dutch –  St Martin French

FAQ Real Estate St Maarten St Martin Island SXM updated  May 6th 2022

Below we will provide a selection of some of the most commonly asked questions about real estate. For those who are curious as to what there is to do on the island of St. Maarten/ St. Martin. Questions about buying a property (whether a villa, apartment, land, condo, or commercial space), and finally. Those who are selling real estate can also find some answers in the following FAQ.

Q. CAN ANYONE OWN REAL ESTATE IN ST MARTIN / ST MAARTEN? Do I have to be a resident to own real estate in St Maarten St Martin SXM?

A. Residential and commercial properties are available to foreigners on both French and Dutch sides of St Martin Island. You do not have to be residents to purchase and to own. Investors may also take the option to purchase land for future development. Buyers are protected under French law and Dutch law in St. Martin St. Maarten. Buying properties on our sunny island is the same as buying in Europe. We have civil notaries that protect both parties buyers and sellers. The notary you title insurance and you escrow agent.

Q. What is the difference between Real Estate on the French and Dutch side of Sint Maarten – St Martin SXM ?

A. First of all if you buy Real Estate on the French side all documents are in French. ( of course translation is available ). The notaries in most cases they speak both languages French and English. On the Dutch side of Sint Maarten all documents are in English even if we are on the Dutch side. The notaries speak both Dutch and English. On the French side of St Martin we only have one type of title, Fee simple. On the Dutch side of Sint Maarten there are 3 types of Ownership:

  1. Fee simple Deed
  2. Gov. Long Lease Deed
  3. Private Long lease deed.

 

A large part of Dutch St Maarten is Gov. Long Lease, this is a right given BY Dutch Gov to private individuals for a period of 60 years, a fee ( canon ) has to be paid per meter square per annum to the Dutch government of Sint Maarten. The word lease is the closest word to translate the Dutch word for this RIGHT, don’t let this translation scare you, this right is as strong as a fee simple deed.

Government will not take the property back unless you stop paying the canon. By law if the Gov. was in need of your property, they will have to pay you the market value. This has only happened in a few cases, like for example on the Airport road, due to the future projected expansion of Princes Juliana International Airport SXM. In this case the Gov. purchase back some properties and paid the owners of this Gov. Long Lease. This is also a revenue for our Gov. since we do not have real estate tax in Sint Maarten nor Capital gain Tax if the property is owned personally. Of course if the property is held in a corporation when you sell you are subject to profit tax ( 35% approx).

Q. WHAT KIND OF DEED DOES ONE GET IN ST MARTIN / ST MAARTEN?

A. There are three types of deed on the Dutch side: fee simple, government long lease (this is the closest translation from the Dutch however this is a right of 60 years renewable issue by the Government) and private long lease, each of which is transferable without capital gain tax on the Dutch Side, provided the property is title to an individual and not a company. French St Martin there is only fee simple and there is capital gain tax, 35% when reselling, of course only on your gain, however this tax does not apply if the property is your primary residence. The french side also has Real Estate tax however it is very reasonable, for example a villa in Lowlands / Terres Basses with a plots of 2,5 acres and a villa of 5000 sq ft will pay about $ 5000 USD approximately per year.

Q. WHAT ABOUT TITLE SEARCHES ETC?

A. All title searches, contract work, and closing procedures associated with a property purchase are carried out by a European Civil Notary, who will guarantee your title and will not transfer unless free and clear. They will also be responsible for registering bank mortgages and your title Deeds with the land registry also known as kadaster. There is no title insurance and you do not need a lawyer unless of course you choose to hire one, we do recommended in some cases. The notary in the European system is a lawyer before he becomes a notary and has to protect all parties involved.

Q. ARE THERE REAL ESTATE TAXES ON ST MARTIN / ST MAARTEN?

A. Closing costs will include transfer taxes – approximately 5 to 6% on the Dutch Side and 10.5 % on the French side. French side St. Martin is subject to mainland French taxation, but on Dutch side St. Maarten, there are no annual real estate taxes. You will have to pay Gov Long Lease fee if your property is deed it this way, Government Long Lease, Rental properties will incur income taxes turn over tax though most of these are deductible such as maintenance costs.

Q. WHAT IF I DO NOT PLAN TO LIVE IN MY PROPERTY YEAR ROUND?

A. If you are planning to use your property only during certain periods of the year, you have the option of renting it out as a vacation rental to obtain added income. In these cases, your estate agent will act as property manager in your absence overseeing all aspects of your property maintenance, protection and payment of bills etc.

Q. WHAT ABOUT DECOR / FURNISHING MY PROPERTY?

A. The least of your worries! St Martin/St Maarten boasts some highly talented international interior designers and has some wonderful home decor stores with furniture imported from around the world.

Q: WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE THERE ON THE DUTCH AND FRENCH SIDE OF OUR SUNNY / FRIENDLY ST MAARTEN ST MARTIN ISLAND?

A: Casinos Bars restaurants, the nightlife on the Dutch side and French side of St. Maarten St. Martin are limitless. Maho is the main strip of shops,( now under renovation) clubs, casinos, and restaurants. Biggest tourist attraction is watching the planes land and takes off right nearby by Sunset beach Bar ! Simpson Bay also generates a lot of night activities with a variety of restaurants and family friendly activities. Water sports and boat trips are located in this area as well.

Orient Beach is another great place to go to, ( at the moment under construction since Hurricane Irma, you can have lunch on the beach or parasail, jet sky, hobby cat, water sky and much more. Pinel island is another fantastic place to go to, get on the boat and in 2 minutes you are on the little island full of palm trees and surrounded by beaches and blue water. The French side of St. Martin is more serene and has the most exquisite beaches on the entire island. In the private gated community of Terres Basses, there are stunning beaches such as Baie Longue, Baie aux Prune, and Baie Rouge.

Besides beautiful beaches, French Saint Martin has the only 5 star hotel, La Samanna from Belmonde group, and other outdoor activities such as the Eco lodge, Loterie Farm. Lounging by the pool or zip lining is always an option for friends and family. The French cuisine is also undeniably the best cuisine on the island. Grand Case, the culinary capital of the island. Marigot with all the fashion stores and restaurants by the water in the marina.

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First you need to find your preferred location on the French side or Dutch side of the island.

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A building permit w

... + Read More
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3. Profit tax
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... + Read More
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Not on the French side and not on the Dutch side.

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This also include the sellers and the buyers.

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... + Read More
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We have a very good knowledge of the Real Estate market in Sint Maarten, Saint Martin, SXM.

We are licensed on both side of the island.

To find the property of your dreams with our expert assistance.
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[email protected]

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Please research the travel requirements r

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If a client chooses to have a notary offi

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Real Estate Investments SXM, Caribbean Properties.

Last two years were very dynamic for both French Saint Martin and Dutch side Sint Maarten.
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Just to name a few, new investments, fresh ideas and projects.
The island is recoverin

... + Read More
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The notary in St Maarten

Notary within the Dutch Kingdom (Sint Maarten) Country SXM
Notaries occupy a special place in the world of legal professionals in the Dutch Kingdom. In company with attorneys-at-law (advocaten), bailiffs (deurwaarders) and tax advisors (belastingconsulenten). This is first and foremost the of the appointment of a notary and performs his duties. Like an attorney, a notary is a legal profe

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Documents and Procedure for the Sale and Purchase of Property in St Maarten

Procedure and Required Documents for The Sale And Purchase of an Immovable Property in St. Maarten:
Required documents and information on the transaction of Sale and Purchase.

A sign purchase agreement between buyer/purchaser and seller. (if there is no sign but only a verbal sale and purchase agreement, parties can at any moment revoke the sale and purchase agreeme

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Where to buy Real Estate St Maarten St Martin SXM

Where  to buy real estate in St Maarten St Martin SXM
St Maarten St Martin has a lot of beautiful real estate sites. In this article we are going to list some of the best sites and give you an idea of their features. Of course in St Maarten St Martin there is a French side and a Dutch side. So one has to decide on which side you are rather be. But in any case the island i

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Real Estate Market in St. Martin / St. Maarten today August 2018

August 2018 The Real Estate Market in St. Martin St. Maarten SXM today.

Lots of new real estate owners in St Martin St Maarten today.
In the past 12 months, a lot of real estate transactions due to the drop in prices. All of these transactions are now driving the prices back up and soon the real estate market in St Maarten St Martin sxm is g

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MLS Sint Maarten Saint Martin SXM, buy and sell your property smartly

No MLS Sint Maarten Saint Martin SXM
This makes the real estate business a lot more complicated for everyone, buyers, sellers, Real Estate brokers. The sellers will not get the exposure they need, the buyers will not get the selection they deserve. Plus brokers have to work a lot harder to make a transaction. When buying real estate in St Maarten St Martin make sure your realt

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Big Price Drop on Magnificent Villa in Pelican Key St Maarten

Located on the top of the mountain Pelican Key this villa has an incredible view of the St Maarten Island.
Carl Abott the famous architect design this magnificent villa, 3 bedroom 3,5 baths, private pool car garage, wine cellar GYM.

Pelican Key is one of the most respected residential community on St Maarten St Martin since many years.

A well-known location, very central yet seclud

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Properties damaged by hurricane Irma September 2017

Because of Hurricane Irma in 2017 many properties were damaged. This means that There are owners who already had their properties for sale.  They will need to think about reconstructing their properties or sell their properties as they are. It also brings new opportunities for those who like to take this opportunity to make an investment. If you were looking for a fixer upper this is the time.

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Real Estate in a new St. Maarten / St. Martin after hurricane Irma

The Real Estate market has drastically changed in the aftermath of the hurricane. Some properties that were already on the market before the hurricane, are now still on the market, but some of the properties got damaged and the value of

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The Real Estate Market in St Maarten / St Martin after Hurricane Irma

The hurricane shook up the real estate market of St Maarten St Martin creating a momentum. A lots of transactions are taking place. 95 % of the real estate was effected by the storm.  however the insurance companies are making payments the home owners. Reconstructions are long on the way.

The experience of 1995 hurricane Luis, aid the people of St Maarten, St Martin in reacting very well and p

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No. 1 Island in the Caribbean – Sint Maarten / Saint Martin

No. 1 Island in the Caribbean: Sint Maarten / Saint Martin 37 square miles island in the Caribbean, both a little Caribbean and a little European in atmosphere.

St. Maarten / St. Martin has the second busiest International airport in the Caribbean ( Juliana International Airport) after Puerto Rico and is easy to reach with daily direct flights from Paris, Amsterdam, New York, P

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Frequently Asked Questions about real estate in St Maarten / St Martin island

Frequently Asked Questions about Real Estate Buyers and Sellers St Maarten Dutch -  St Martin French
FAQ Real Estate St Maarten St Martin Island SXM updated  May 6th 2022
Below we will provide a selection of some of the most commonly asked questions about real estate. For those who are curious as to what there is to do on the island of St. Maarten/ St. M

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Sell your property St Maarten / St Martin with St Maarten Investments

Sell your property SMI SXM
Call us today about selling your Real Estate in Sint Maarten / Saint Martin.
We have been in the Luxury Real Estate business since 1993 in St Maarten St Martin SXM
All our agents are multilingual, speaking French, English, Italian, Spanish, Russian and they all have minimum 10 years experience. We have 2 locations, Dutch side Simpson Bay Y

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