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Short-Term Rental Boom Adding To Housing Bane: Authorities Urged To Guard Against Community Deterio

October 22, 2018
  Dr Carol Archer   The boom in the short-term rental market has created a new source of income for many Jamaicans, particularly in the Corporate Area and along the north coast. However, while it allows many homeowners to earn directly from the accommodation sector, there is concern among housing experts that its growth could, in the absence of specific...
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Rent Restriction Act To Be More Equitable

October 11, 2018
  Keith Senior (left), consultant, JN Bank; Petal James (second right), head, mortgage sales, JN Bank; and Barbara Clarke (second left), secretary, Realtors Association of Jamaica (RAJ), listen keenly as Rose Bennett-Cooper, chairman of the Rent Assessment Board, makes a point, following the RAJ Symposium 2018 held recently at the Spanish Court Hotel...
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'Stand Your Ground' - Shaw Urges Real Estate Practitioners To Support Anti-Money Laundering Efforts

October 11, 2018
  File Shaw     Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw has urged stakeholders in the real estate industry to continue their drive to support the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) legislation and enforcement initiatives of the Government. Noting...
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Short-term Rental Not Likely to Affect Real Estate Financing

October 11, 2018
  Chief of development financing for The Jamaica National Group, Carlton Earl Samuels, says the growing local interest in the short-term rental accommodation market is not likely to change the approach which financial institutions, such as JN Bank, take to fund real estate properties.   Responding to issues raised about the impact of Airbnb on the...
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Stakeholders say regulated short-term rental will benefit economy

October 8, 2018
    Keith Senior (left), consultant, JN Bank, makes a point to Rose Bennett-Cooper (second right), chairman of the Rent Assessment Board, while Barbara Clarke, secretary, Realtors Association of Jamaica (RAJ) and Howard Johnson Jr, president of the RAJ, look on after the RAJ Symposium 2018 at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston last week...
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