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This property has 3 structures sitting over 3,930 m2 of land. (1 cuerda) House #1 has 4 BR & 2 Baths, House #2 has 2 & BR 2 baths, The there is a 4 vehicle garage with a bathroom that can be converted into a small apartment. Security gate. Ideal for AirBnB. Showings are available to qualified clients by appointment only... This means that you must submit a pre qualificatioon from a local lender less than 2 mo...
Simply an exquisite furnished unit with an outstanding views of the mountains and the city. It is a 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, and 2 parking garage assigned spaces, 1053.33 sq. feet. Close to RT 177, 199, you just need your clothes to start enjoying your new home! The owners have done a great job taking care of this unit, includes stove, 4 ceiling fans, fridge, washer, dryer as is. Building offers water cistern, gen...
4 Bedroom, 2 full bathrooms, spacious living/dining area and a large carport for 2 vehicles. Excellent location in Carolina, near shchools & shopping areas. Showings by appointment only to qualified buyers- this means, bank pre qualification or evidence of funds, no exeptions. Real Estate Agents - Co broke welcome! No HOA Catastro: 064-087-178-12-001 CRIM: $1,150 p/year Coordinates: 18.409878-65.960096 Addres...
Three bedroom home with 3.5 bathrooms. Located in Barrio Pitihaya in Humacao. This home has a nice wrap-around terrace, elevated construction allowing for a nice breeze. Excellent location in Humacao. Showings available only to qualified buyers with bank pre-qualification or evidence of funds if buying cash. No exceptions. This property is sold not subject to appraisal. Catastro No.: 281-051-093-26-000 Coordi...
This condo has 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 3 rd floor, Panoramic Views of City, Common areas offer; Pool Gazebo, Gym, Children's playground, Basketball court, 2 parking spaces. Coordinates: 18.392808, -65.996793 CRIM: $1940.00 p/Year HOA: $144.11 p/Month Insurance: 588.49 p/year..
Welcome to Metro Plaza, a modern elegance unit with a city flair luxury located in San Juan, Puerto Rico. A 5 star concierge is a complementary to this 19 floor building providing spacious 2 bedrooms converted to 3, if needed. Stunning high-end finishes and an open concept kitchen with gourmet appliance package. This unit has plenty of natural light, a classic city and water view. Secured private parking, bik...
***Owner financing available!*** A magnificent single family two-story foyer sets an impressive tone, elegant, light and bright home with seamless flow square of beauty. Quality features include gleaming custom molding and fascias throughout, for a total of 4 BR /3 full baths including a guest bedroom or library at the lower level Feel like a chef while preparing meals in the gourmet kitchen, boasting granite...
19,455.43 m2 (4.95 Cuerdas) Flat, land located just minutes from local beaches and recreative areas. 5 min. to Combate Beach, 9 min. Bahia Salinas Beach, 28 min. Parguera, 23 Min Buye Beach. Coordinates: 17.975841, -67.198982 Catastro #402-079-035-45-000 KM.HM 001 5 CARR 3301 BO LLANOS COSTA, CABO ROJO CRIM $300 p/year Showings by Appointment only- to qualified buyers..
Spacious home in Urb. Praderas in the town of Barceloneta. This one level home offers 3 bedrooms and two baths. Carport for 2 vehicles. Land has 325 m2. Gated, residential community has access to common area pool, gazebo, basketball courts, children playground and a small park. 14 minutes to Bosque Estatal Cambalache, 24 minutes to Arecibo, 30 minutes to Cueva del Indio Cave, 32 minutes to Hallows Beach- and ...
Land for sale in Fajardo, great location to build a home. 7 minutes off PR-3, 18 minutes to Playa Los Machos in Ceiba, 15 min. Las croabas, 15 min. to Luquillo. Cadastral No. 150-053-235-45-000 Coordinates: 18.325753, -65.670640..
Excellent 3 bedroom home with 2 full baths. Sold unfurnished with some appliances that include: refrigerator, gas stove, washer, gas dryer, ceiling fans. Showings by appointment only to qualified buyers. You must present a bank pre-qualification or evidence of funds if buying cash. 360 Tour: https://cutt.ly/CidraHome3D Coordinates: 18.173932, -66.114586 CRIM: $1000 p/year (Property Tax- Ask abt. tax excemptio...
Excellent location on this 2 bedroom condo on the 3rd floor at Villas del Sol in the coastal town of Parguera in Lajas. The Master bedroom has a queen bed and private bathroom. Guest Bedroom comes with bunk beds (upper level a twin-sized bed and below a full-sized bed. The kitchen comes completely equipped with a stove/oven modular unit, a two-door refrigerator- and a microwave hood range. The adjacent laundr...
Excellent location on this 2 bedroom, 1.5 baths condo built on 2 levels. Easy access to 65 Infanteria, 5 minutes to Escorial Shopping area and only 15 minutes to SJU. Enjoy nearby restaurants, shopping, schools, universities and hospitals. Facilities include the use of pool, activity room and a gym. 5th floor elevator building. Showings to qualified clients by appointment only. ---No FHA--- Virtual Tour: http...
Ocean views from all three levels of this townhome in the town area of Parguera in Lajas. Ground-level has an open spaced living / dining area, guest bathroom, kitchen opens out to the patio which overlooks the cays. 2nd level has 3 bedrooms, the master bedroom has a private bathroom, guest bathroom. 3rd floor above houses a terrace overlooking the ocean. Kitchen appliances include a refrigerator, microwave a...
Great second home or investment property. This 2 bedroom condo has lots of open spaces, with a terrace that overlooks the famous Parguera cayes. This 3rd-floor apartment is built on 2 levels. The first level houses a kitchen, laundry area, dining and living area which opens to the roomy terrace overlooking the ocean. The 2nd floor has two spacious bedrooms and two full bathrooms- with lots of closet space. Pr...
The first step to enter into a real estate transaction in Puerto Rico is to understand the process of buying real property in this jurisdiction. It is important to be represented by a licensed real estate professional to guide you in every step of the process.
You may purchase property individually or by setting up a legal entity such as a limited liability company or a corporation.
Identifying your property
Once you have identified the property you are interested in, our first step will be to submit a written offer on your behalf. Typically the offer is a one-page document outlining the price and any specific conditions the purchaser may have. Once the seller receives and once offer is accepted between both seller and purchaser, a formal Purchase and Sale Contract is issued for review and signature.
A standard Purchase and Sales Contract or 'Option' Contract if you are obtaining bank financing, will include the complete terms agreed upon by both parties, as well as the agreed upon closing date.
Offer and Contract
With your signature of the Purchase and Sale Contract or Option Contract, you will be asked to provide a good faith deposit. The typical rule of thumb is 10% of the purchase price and this will secure the contract until closing, taking the property off the market until contingencies are met. Escrow agents in Puerto Rico are in most cases the seller's agent and are required by law to have a non-interest bearing escrow account, for such purposes.
Notary and Closing
In Puerto Rico, public deeds for the purchase and sale of real property must be prepared by a Notary and executed by the parties before the Notary. A Notary (not to be confused with a Notary Public as referred to on the US mainland) is an attorney at law licensed by the government of Puerto Rico specializing in real estate matters and who possesses the power to clear title and register the deed among other things. Puerto Rico Notarial Law imposes the obligation on the Notary to authorize only valid and recordable titles.
A typical transaction time may vary, but if extra time is needed due to process, the Notary will issue a time extension, in order to satisfy all requirements necessary to close.
Few places on earth offer a return on investment the way Puerto Rico does. With an ever-growing array of services and emerging industries, part of your success will be directly attributable to the incentives available.
In order to bolster a diversified economy, the local government has created an aggressive economic and tax incentives program with the purpose of helping operations on the island become more profitable to those companies who establish themselves here.
Enacted in 2012, along with Act 22, this tax incentive law aimed to boost the country’s economy by helping wealthy outsiders to make the transition to island life. Act 20 is more commonly known as the “Export Services Act”.
It is designed to provide incentives through low tax rates and exemptions for companies that wish to establish or expand export services in Puerto Rico. If you have a business and you are interested in providing services to outside markets from Puerto Rico, you may be eligible for incentives.
Qualifying services are many and varied. You may be eligible for tax incentives under Act 20 if you work in advertising and Publica Relations, research and development, engineering (of almost every stripe), accounting, computer software development, investment banking, or dozens of other fields. If you’re not sure whether you qualify, it’s probably best to speak to a lawyer or accountant to find out.
Under Act 20 you could enjoy benefits like a 4% corporate tax rate, as well as exemptions on property taxes, dividends, and profit distributions (100% exemption for those that qualify).
This Act, known as the “Individual Investors Act”, went into effect at the same time as Act 20, which is why the two may seem similar at first glance. Both, for example, offer a 4% corporate tax rate and exemptions. However, Act 22 focuses less on business earnings and more on personal income.
In order to benefit from Act 20, you must establish or expand your business in Puerto Rico. To gain tax incentives under Act 22, you need only become a “bonafide” resident, meaning you’re in the country a minimum of 183 days out of the tax year, you don’t have a tax home outside Puerto Rico, and you don’t have a closer connection in any other country than you do in Puerto Rico.
As a resident, you will not be subject to U.S. federal income tax (even though it is a U.S. territory). If you've deemed eligible for Act 22 incentives, you’ll also enjoy 100% exemption for capital gains, dividends, and interest income on all passive income earned after becoming a resident.
The idea is that the money you save on taxes will be reinvested into Puerto Rico’s economy. In other words, you get a tax haven and Puerto Rico gains access to your wealth not through taxes, but through your spending.
Enacted in 2008, Act 73 is also known as the “Economic Incentives for the Development of Puerto Rico Act”. The title may be long-winded, but the concept is simple: to provide tax incentives designed to develop local industry, drive economic growth, and encourage outside investments.
Eligible activities could include commercial manufacturing, recycling activities, hydroponic planting and cultivation, construction of sustainable communities, and more. There is also a diverse range of tax credits and exemptions linked to this Act.
This article should not be regarded as offering a complete explanation of taxation and legal matters in Puerto Rico. No person, entity or corporation should rely on this article in whole or in part and readers are advised to obtain comprehensive advice in relation to their personal circumstances from a qualified professional person or firm of advisors prior to taking any action.
My name is Jocelyn Ucedo and I am a licensed real estate agent (Lic# C-20764 ) in Puerto Rico. I am also a member of REALTOR®, RSPS, CIPS and ePRO.