Originally Posted by Phanata
They are supposed to scare a gringo. So that when after hard bargaining you get a 30% discount you feel like you won (without knowing that all asking/published/advertised prices in this country in reality are 3 times higher (inflated) than seller hopes and will accept to get). Especially now, when there is no buyers/renters at all. (Except Russians who are not trained and skilled enough in Gringo Game and overpay ridiculous prices for everything)
Tell him the price that YOU like, and he will accept. Regardless of anything. If he does not get YOUR money, he gets NO MONEY AT ALL. And your money will go to his competitor. It is called BUYER`s MARKET. Thanx to recession and crisis. Enjoy the opportunity and take advantage of it to the fullest!
Favourite national past time - Skrew a gringo. Especially between expats from the same country. Beware.
didn;t find your variant,
could you send a link please?
as I understand you offer an apartement not a villa?
Originally Posted by phanata
Sent you a personal message about our villa in Sosua
So are you saying that the real esate I see listed in various advertisments is appx 3 times more than they actually expect to get? So if I found a great villa for sale for 175k us, what do you think they could be bargained down to? Just curious...
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Can you pm me with some apt or houses for 600-800 in Caberete?
Originally Posted by AK74
I am not much familiar with Cabarete, but in Sosua domeafavor stop by Playero or Productos Sosua and check the bill board for rent/sell offers. You will be shocked how overpriced and inflated are all those "gringo-oriented" internet offers and listing
Originally Posted by badpiece33
Or just talk to any cleanning women and you`ll get dozens of leads with honest realistic prices..
In Cabarete number of vacant money-losing properties is even higher than in Sosua. Much higher.
The blond woman who used to manage the Gym used to rent out her properties in Cabarete for $600 as well.
It is normal, serious, reasonable price, nomatewot RE agents or property managers try make you to believe.
Talk to the owner. Cut out useless and harmful in-betweenes.
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For those interested, Being a property owner, in Cabarete(2 villas) each with oceanview, private pool, gated privacy, and also having friends/neighbors who own comparable secure properties, I would say that the phrase "you get what you pay for" is very appropriate, for the Cabarete area. Most, if not all of the villas and properties owned here have been already paid for, ie, no mortgages, and the owners either use them for their own enjoyment, or when not using them for personal use, either have staff to maintain the property, or the owners may rent them out to tenants, either short term(mostly) or perhaps(not often) long term. The reason many come to Cabarete is for the beach, and lifestyle that it provides(as shown by the growth of the Cabarete area), those areas further away from the beach may rent for a longer term at such rates that those area calls for, however, if someone cares to enjoy a secure, memorable vacation at a property where they smile, while seeing the ocean waves breaking along the shore, when they wake up,... and then, they reserve once again, for the next year, I can only assume that the cost of their rental, is/was appropriate for their wants and wishes, and the enjoyment they had. Inasmuch as we are experiencing a global "cylical" downturn, it is reasonable to see appropriate actions, to get through the "cycle", however, as the phrase indicates, the "cycle" will experience it's natural or created course and turn up eventually, and when this occurs, you will see the then appropriate more increased demand(and RE market results) for this beautiful area, both by the young, and also, by the retired or soon to be retired "youthful" baby boomers(85 million strong) and their families, who have already enjoyed some time here, or would wish to do so(as example perhaps, the person starting this forum) Wish you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year!
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