The diversity of landscapes in St. Maarten is something that makes it possible to envision multiple types of real estate developments, despite the fact that several projects have been undertaken on the island. And prime properties are also still relatively readily available regardless the high demand for both commercial and residential properties for development.
St. Maarten continues to be a number investment and real estate hub because of the island’s stale government, highly developed infrastructure, favorable fiscal treatment to investors, cosmopolitan society, economic soundness and all year beautiful weather. Acquiring land in St. Maarten is not only boosted by these factors, but by the fact that the large investment inflows and opportunities for developing tourist sites, residential areas, sporting facilities, entertainment locations, beach and yacht clubs, shopping plazas and business places remain abundant.
Acquiring St. Maarten land is therefore an ideal option as an international investment within the Caribbean zone, as well as a place for retiring and settling as an expat, in addition to being a number one vacation getaway and destination. St. Maarten land, as a result, presents opportunities for owning a Caribbean vacation home or new house on the island if looking to move away from the current country of residence. Opportunities for making a large enough investment in St. Maarten land creates potential for earning additional income during retirement and practicing as a professional in a certain field if adopting the island as a new home. Such investment could include construction a villa or rooms for rent or lease, which could generate revenue.
Legal procedures for St. Maarten land are similar to those in the Republic of Holland and other parts of Europe, making the system more or less similar and easily understandable by investors. This is in itself facilitates the entire process of acquiring land in St. Maarten and carrying out all necessary paper work pertaining to technical, legal and fiscal concerns. In spite of Dutch being the main language spoken on St. Maarten, English is generally spoken both by Dutch speakers and other nationalities who reside on the island.
Many people look to invest in St. Maarten land because of the island’s wonderful weather, friendly people, cosmopolitan society, multilingual background, stable political climate and economic development. These factors make St. Maarten land wise investment, and St. Maarten a great place for retiring, vacation and living particularly if wishing to do this on a tropical isle with which you can become quickly acclimatized because in terms of culture and legal framework, St. Martin’s system is based on that of the French. This means that legal procedures for purchasing, renting and leasing St. Maarten land are the same as in France, and furthermore, are available in both French and English, facilitating any St. Maarten land deal if coming from any French speaking country, as well as the United States or another country where English is spoken.
Although there are hills in St. Martin, land is generally very flat, making ‘mountains’ in comparison to those in other countries seem like ‘hills’ because of their relatively low heights. This makes it possible to construct a house or undertake any other real estate project on St. Maarten land overlooking a bay, a beach or community if situated on a hill, or on the beachfront or within a friendly community if the project is situated on flat St. Maarten land. This type of conditions for land in St. Maarten has made it quite easy to be able to undertake almost any type of real estate investment in St. Martin. Land has therefore never been a problem and has not posed any major problems such as on other mountainous countries that are prone to major land slides. In spite of the flatness of St. Martin, with proper drainage, the possibility of major floods can be reduced in the event of the passage of a hurricane of other tropical weather system.
Depending on the location, features and amenities of St. Maarten land. As such, St. Maarten land that has already been provided with public utilities such as water and electricity may worth more than a property where they are not yet installed. In some instances, half acre (about 19, 116 square feet) St. Maarten land/properties may cost about USD 185,000 to USD 220, whiles in some areas, one acre lots may start at USD 300,000. If considering purchasing St. Maarten land, it is always wise to establish direct contact with the buyer if possible to avoid the additional expense that is incurred by an intermediary. Real estate agents apply their mark to land St. Martin, which results in higher land prices.
Investing in St. Maarten land has been the dream of many; a dream that awaits you on the island of St. Martin.