May 2016 the sale of nine former Ministry of Defense houses in the Piscadera and Grote Berg neighborhoods on Curaçao began along with six other properties belonging to the Ministry Defense on Aruba.These detached family homes are the former residences of Dutch Ministry of Defense employees. The Central Government Real Estate Agency is responsible for the sale of these homes on behalf of the Dutch government.The houses will be sold individually via a notary office at a (voluntary) public auction. The auctions will take place at the Notary offices of Burgers & Fung-A-Loi on Curaçao and Notary offices of Yazagaray Bodeker & Partners on Aruba.
In mid-2016, sales of the second part started, in May 2017 the third part and in November 2017 the fourth part began.
The Ministry of Defense’s need for housing in the Caribbean has declined in recent years. This has resulted in number of vacancies. The vacant homes have been declared redundant by the Ministry of Defense and are now being offered directly on the private market. In the coming 2 to 3 years, dozens of properties will be sold in phases. These properties are spread over various suburbs on Curaçao including the Grote Berg, Oude Water and Kwartje areas and the Primavera and Bushiri areas on Aruba.
Caribbean-houses.com is an initiative of the Central Government Real Estate Agency to make the information concerning the sales of properties available online. Here, you will also find information regarding the sale procedure involved as well as the dates of the open-house days.The site is regularly updated with latest housing offers.This and more news will also be announced in our Newsletter and you can also follow us on Facebook,of course.
All of the properties presented on Caribbean-houses.com that have been marked for sale also come with an information packet which contains descriptions of the house and the sale procedure as well a number of attachments including taxation report, auction conditions and a sample copy of the deed of transfer.
New properties presented on Caribbean-houses.com will for the time being, be labeled as “Expected”. The information available to download is limited for these houses. As soon as it becomes known when the house is officially for sale, the label will be changed to “For Sale” and an information packet will be made available to download.
HK/9 Nov, 2017