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5 home décor trends for 2020

The new year has arrived and we all want to revamp our home to make it as comfortable and stylish as possible but without changing much. With every new year there are new trends, here’s my top 5 decorating trends for 2020. Black appliances Black appliances are not necessarily a new trend but are becoming increasingly popular, basically an only option for kitchen, bathroom …

5 Tips for making your home more valuable and sell faster

Preparing a home for viewers is important. It will ensure that the property is sold faster and can potentially increase its value. Here are 5 tips to make your home more valuable. Fresh paint Give your wall a fresh coat of paint to make your home seem lighter and bigger. This will enable viewers to imagine more easily how they will adapt the rooms …

Real estate agent fees in Curaçao

Thinking about moving, but you have no idea how to sell your house? The fastest and easiest way is to hire a real estate agent. However, that will sometimes be an extra expense that was not in your budget. Real estate agent fees vary depending on the area and level of work required with selling your home. These are the following fees that real …

Valuation report

A valuation report is a way to determine the value of a property through an opinion of the use of data. A property is valued by comparing homes that are sold and bought near the area and by creating an appraisal based in location, amenities, structural condition and recent sales of similar local properties. Why do you need a valuation report? A valuation report …

Home improvement in Curaçao Part II

Are you planning on buying a new home in Curaçao? Are you thinking about remodeling or redecorating your current home?  Here is a list of 4 companies to visit for home furniture and appliances.  Check out my blog “Home improvement in Curaçao part I” for more home improvement companies on Curaçao. Kooyman: is located at Kaya W.F.G. Mensing 44, Zeelandia. This retail store has …

Home improvement in Curaçao Part I

Are you planning on buying a new home in Curaçao? Are you thinking about remodeling or redecorating your current home?  Here is a list of 4 companies to visit for home furniture and appliances. Building Depot: located at Kaya Jacob Posner 7, this mega retail store offers a wide range of products including kitchen appliances, building materials and household goods. Sani-dump: This European company …

Renting vs Buying: the pros & cons.

Whether you choose to rent or buy a home the place in which you live is a major decision. Renting or buying plays a significant role in how much money you save; it affects your lifestyle and has an impact on the finances accumulated over time. Buying a home and setting down roots are one of the biggest accomplishments for everyday people because they …

10 steps to set your budget before buying a home

Buying a house is for most people the largest purchase they will ever make in their lives. This requires a lot of preparation and research, before even considering signing your name on the papers. Realize that your home purchase as a lifelong investment, and try to fine-tune your finances in order to minimize financial concerns and have a happy outlook for the future. Here …

The role of a Notary when purchasing a property

To legally seal and finalize a sale, a notarial deed is required. Such a deed will be drafted by a notary. A notary is a person specifically authorized and trained to facilitate the process of buying a home. This entails real estate transactions such as complex paperwork and other documents such as the notarial deeds. A notarial deed is a public document, which states …

Additional costs when purchasing a property

Investing in a property is an exciting phase in anyone’s life. Whether it’s a first-time acquisition, stepping up the property ladder, purchasing a property abroad or a holiday home, there is nothing that compares to the feeling of receiving the keys and take your first steps through the door. For anyone, buying a property is a serious investment. However, many people don’t stand still …

Home wishlist

Are you looking for a new house? Checklists will give you more insight information for your next big step. This will help you get more insightful information. It helps you to get all your needs and wants straight. Checklists are the best, that’s why I made a home wishlist just for YOU! Why do you want to move in the first place? What differences …

Living in Jan Thiel

Living in Jan Thiel Curacao With various places to settle in Curacao, we listed the best living areas on the island. Here are the best reasons to find a living in Jan Thiel! There is a great diversity in the housing supply of Jan Thiel Curacao. In addition to the extensive options for holiday rentals, there are many secured residential resorts in this area. …

Living in Mahaai Curacao

Benefits of living in Mahaai Curacao With various places to settle in Curacao, we’ve listed the best living areas on the island. Below we’ve listed the benefits of living in Mahaai. Mahaai Curacao, what is it like? If you would like to live centrally, Mahaai is one of the best areas, it is located in the eastern part of Willemstad and it’s only an …

Living in Emmastad Curacao

The Benefits of living in Emmastad Curacao Emmastad is a quiet residential area and one of the greenest areas of the island. The houses are spacious and tropical residences.  The area lies between the districts of Rio Canario, Amerikanenkamp and Gaito. The city centre of Willemstad is a 10-minute drive away from Emmastad Curacao. Emmastad Curacao, what is it like? Emmastad Curacao is a …

Buy a house in Curacao

Buy a house in Curacao? Are you in love with Curacao and would you love to buy a house in Curacao, but you don’t know where to start? Let us help you define your first steps towards your dream house! Financial steps to buy a property in Curacao If you’re in the process of buying a house, consider working with a mortgage broker to help …

Curacao Diving festival

Do you fancy Curacao Diving? Have ever been to the Curacao Diving Festival? This is your chance! This annual festival is focused on building an atmosphere which improves underwater experiences. It also highlights what Curaçao has to offer as a world class scuba diving and holiday destination. When is Curacao Diving Festival? The annual Curacao Dive Festival takes place every year around the end …

Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival

Are you ready for some Jazz Festival entertainment? The Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival is the biggest event in the Caribbean!  Tropical temperatures and enjoying great music underneath the stars. What else do you need? Curacao North Sea Jazz Festival The 3-day Curacao North Sea Jazz festival is a great opportunity to see many world famous artists perform. In 2019, the festival will be from …

Selling your house with Social Media

Selling your house with Social Media Did you know Social Media can play an important role when you sell your house in Curacao? In the past, word of mouth was the most important. Right now sellers can use their own social network to reach potential buyers when you sell your house in Curacao. Through Facebook, you can enable your friends and family in order …

Willemstad capital of Curacao

Willemstad capital of Curacao Have you ever considered living in Curaçao? Consider Willemstad Capital Curacao! Willemstad has about 140,000 inhabitants and is the largest city in the Antilles. The city called the “Amsterdam of the Western Hemisphere” for its Dutch architecture. Location The city centre of the city lies on the southeast of Curaçao, on a natural harbour; (Schottegat), Schottegat connects St. Anna’s Bay …

Working in Curacao

Working in Curacao Of course, while working in Curacao, there are many jobs available in the tourism sector: at the hotels, beach bars or restaurants you can always find a job somewhere. But if that is not what you are looking for, there are still plenty of other possibilities. There are different recruiters, employment agencies, several job sites and Facebook pages that can help …

Things to do Curacao

Things to do Curacao Considering moving to Curacao and curious about all the to do’s? Here are some tips! There are a lot of different things to do on the island! What about all the different beaches the island has to offer?       The most famous beaches: Jan Thiel Grote Knip (Playa Kenepa) Klein Curacao Mambo Beach Porto Mari Kokomo Beach Cas …

Holidays Curacao

Holidays Curacao We have a few very important national holidays in Curacao! Especially Carnival, Dia di Bandera (Day of the Flag) and Curaçao day. All official holidays in Curaçao are set by law. Children don’t have to go to school and (most) people enjoy a day off.   Public Holidays Curacao: New Year’s Day, January 1st Carnival Monday (the Monday after Sunday’s Grand Parade) …

Tropical interior trends

Tropical Interior Trends We’re living in a tropical place, let’s take a look at these beautiful tropical interior trends! The tropical lifestyle is all about relaxation, comfort, convenience and hospitality. Don’t stress, life is short! The tropical lifestyle trend is not something that only takes place in Curacao. The Tropical lifestyle is a real trend in the world of interior design. Tropical island Tropical …

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