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Zinc Roofing Tips

25. June 2009

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Here in Jamaica (and many other third world countries) zinc is a cheap, effective and commonly used roofing method. Unfortunately however, zinc is particularly vulnerable to high winds, and with a brand new hurricane season upon us, we hope those of us who have zinc roofs will find these zinc roofing tips handy: Increase the […]

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Prime Lots For Sale In Davis Town, St. Ann

24. June 2009

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More Urban Development Corporation (UDC) property being offloaded: Prime lots for sale in Davis Town, St. Ann Lot sizes Residential – 2900 – 4000 sq. ft. Commercial – 3000 – 8000 sq. ft. Interested persons may contact: The Sales & Tax Incentive Department of the UDC 12 Ocean Boulevard, Kingston Mall Kingston Telephone: 876-922-8310 Fax: […]

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Property Taxes Due June 30

24. June 2009

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Property owners are being reminded that they have until June 30 to pay their property tax for the 2009 – 2010 period. After that, a 10% penalty will be applied for late payment. Remember also that you have the option to make property tax payments in half-yearly installments (April 1 and October 1) or quarterly […]

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National Housing Trust Home Loan Forum Tomorrow

24. June 2009

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The National Housing Trust (NHT) hosts a Home Loans Forum tomorrow, June 25, at Emancipation Park in New Kingston. It starts at 3 p.m. For more information, please email wecare@nht.gov.jm

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Many Jamaican Homeowners Not Insuring Their Properties

24. June 2009

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Despite the fact that insurance rates are down by as much as 10% in 2009, many Jamaican homeowners are not insuring their properties – sighting affordability as their main reason for doing so. This, despite the fact that the 2009 Atlantic Hurricane season has just started, and forecasters predict that it is likely to produce […]

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Cardiff Hall Property For Sale

23. June 2009

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The Urban Development Corporation (UDC) is on the go again, attempting to offload yet another of its properties. This time its a Cardiff Hall property. The UDC invites proposals for the development of the 4.56 hectares (11.28 acres) Cardiff Hall waterfront property in St. Ann. Interested persons may contact: The Sales & Tax Incentive Department […]

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Real Estate Board Notice / Warning

22. June 2009

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The Real Estate Board recently ran the following notice in the local press: The Real Estate Board wishes to advise members of the public that Milan Parkway, located at 53 Russell Heights and Montverde, located at 39 Wellington Drive both being advertised and constructed by North American Holdings Limited are NOT APPROVED by the Real […]

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Mortgage Rates Jump In 2009 Quarter 1

21. June 2009

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The Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) recently published its Quarterly Monetary Policy Report for the three months ending March 31, 2009, and it indicates that the weighted average lending rate on mortgages jumped from 7.57% at the end of December 2008, to 9.64% for the quarter ending March 31, 2009. Not a good sign for Jamaica’s […]

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Jamaica’s Residential Communities Under Threat From Squatters

18. June 2009

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Today’s cartoon by Clovis in the Jamaica Observer newspaper, depicts Jamaica’s residential communities being held at gunpoint by squatters, while the Government turns its back to the situation.

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Where To Live In Portland?

14. June 2009

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Today’s Gleaner has another in its weekly series about the best places to live in Jamaica. Today, the focus was on the parish of Portland, and according to the feature, the best places to live in Portland are: Fairy Hill Gardens – located just walking distance from the Winifred Beach and the world famous Boston […]

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