Zillow Advice RSS: Question-Discussion-Guide,Home Buying,PR http://www.zillow.com/advice/PR/home-buying/question-discussion-guide/ Zillow Advice search results | Zillow Real Estate send me offers only for beaches of isla verde/carolina http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/send-me-offers-only-for-beaches-of-isla-verde-carolina/539645/ thank you for your regular mails,but i am looking for a condo ONLY at beaches of isla verde/carolina and around<br/>the racket club condominium building would be perfect (we have PR friends there)<br/>thank you very much<br/>I PAY CASH ,no loan necessary<br/>GERARD EPIN<br/>FRANCE &nbsp; gerard.epin@gmail.com<br/>&nbsp;<br \><br \>1 reply Wed, 07 May 2014 12:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/send-me-offers-only-for-beaches-of-isla-verde-carolina/539645/ 2014-05-07T12:30:00Z send me offers only for beaches of isla verde/carolina http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/send-me-offers-only-for-beaches-of-isla-verde-carolina/539645/ thank you for your regular mails,but i am looking for a condo ONLY at beaches of isla verde/carolina and around<br/>the racket club condominium building would be perfect (we have PR friends there)<br/>thank you very much<br/>I PAY CASH ,no loan necessary<br/>GERARD EPIN<br/>FRANCE &nbsp; gerard.epin@gmail.com<br/>&nbsp;<br \><br \>1 reply Wed, 07 May 2014 12:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/send-me-offers-only-for-beaches-of-isla-verde-carolina/539645/ 2014-05-07T12:30:00Z What advice for firt time home buyer in PuertoRrico? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-advice-for-firt-time-home-buyer-in-PuertoRrico/564061/ 2 replies Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:11:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-advice-for-firt-time-home-buyer-in-PuertoRrico/564061/ 2014-10-23T23:11:00Z What advice for firt time home buyer in PuertoRrico? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-advice-for-firt-time-home-buyer-in-PuertoRrico/564061/ 2 replies Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:11:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-advice-for-firt-time-home-buyer-in-PuertoRrico/564061/ 2014-10-23T23:11:00Z Hi, I have a credit score of 636 and Im trying to get a loan to buy a house through Farmers Home? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Hi-I-have-a-credit-score-of-636-and-Im-trying-to-get-a-loan-to-buy-a-house-through-Farmers-Home/553604/ Is it posible to get the loan?<br \><br \>1 reply Thu, 07 Aug 2014 16:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Hi-I-have-a-credit-score-of-636-and-Im-trying-to-get-a-loan-to-buy-a-house-through-Farmers-Home/553604/ 2014-08-07T16:27:00Z Puerto Rico tax heaven? act 20-22 http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Puerto-Rico-tax-heaven-act-20-22/543712/ Would you like to move to a paradise island and pay low taxes?<br/>there is &nbsp;act 20 act 22 tax incentives law since 2012 .get to know them<br \><br \>1 reply Mon, 02 Jun 2014 17:35:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Puerto-Rico-tax-heaven-act-20-22/543712/ 2014-06-02T17:35:00Z por que cuando llamo real estatepara odtener zestimate no medan el presio coredto http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/por-que-cuando-llamo-real-estatepara-odtener-zestimate-no-medan-el-presio-coredto/544942/ Quiero compral una casa en efedtibo&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;no me ayudan<br \><br \>2 replies Tue, 10 Jun 2014 19:18:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/por-que-cuando-llamo-real-estatepara-odtener-zestimate-no-medan-el-presio-coredto/544942/ 2014-06-10T19:18:00Z Why Puerto Rico is call the new Diamond in the Caribbean? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-Puerto-Rico-is-call-the-new-Diamond-in-the-Caribbean/540668/ &nbsp;Puerto Rico has always offered beautiful weather, cheap local labor, sun, sand and surf. Now, in a move to bolster the island's suffering economy, the island is looking to woo wealthy U.S. business owners with tax breaks that provide generous dividend and capital gains tax breaks for those willing to relocate their businesses to the tropical paradise.<p>John Paulson, founder of Paulson &amp; Co., is looking to expand his investment in Puerto Rico to $1 billion by the end 2015. Paulson with an estimated worth of $11 billion already invested $260 million earlier this year to create two luxury resorts San Juan's Condado district. This investment comes on the heels of his investment in the St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort and the Bahia Beach Resort &amp; Gold Club last year.</p><p>Act 20 and Act 22</p><p>The Puerto Rican government would rather see Act 20 and Act 22, both of which were created in 2008, in the headlines. Act 20 offers incentives by taxing companies at a flat 4% on earnings, as well as offering them 100% tax exemption on dividends or profit distributions from export services.</p><p>And it's not just Paulson. According to the government, Putnam Bridge Investments is expected to invest around $200 million this year.</p><p>"Get on a plane now, and business class is filled with representatives from The Blackstone Group L.P. Goldman Sachs Group Inc , DE Shaw, and every private equity firm I know," said Nicholas Prouty, president of Putnam Bridge.</p><p>The government is expecting 300 applications for relocation this year, and is already well on its way with 150 active applications filed. The hope of the government is that these moves will add 90,000 jobs and an additional $7 billion to the island's present GDP of just over $105 billion by the end of 2016.</p><br \><br \>0 replies Wed, 14 May 2014 02:22:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-Puerto-Rico-is-call-the-new-Diamond-in-the-Caribbean/540668/ 2014-05-14T02:22:00Z Are you planning to relocate&gt;? and pay low tax? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-you-planning-to-relocate-gt-and-pay-low-tax/520445/ ACT 22<br/><br/>Purpose<br/>Along with Act 20, Puerto Rico adopted the "Act to Promote the Relocation of Individual Investors" (Act 22) to stimulate economic development by offering nonresident individuals 100% tax exemptions on all interest, all dividends, and all long-term capital gains to entice nonresidents&nbsp; to relocate in Puerto Rico.<br/>&nbsp;<br/><br \><br \>1 reply Sat, 30 Nov 2013 18:53:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Are-you-planning-to-relocate-gt-and-pay-low-tax/520445/ 2013-11-30T18:53:00Z (Moved): Why Puerto Rico it`s a PARADISE? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-Why-Puerto-Rico-it-s-a-PARADISE/520460/ This discussion has been moved to the following location: <a href="http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-Puerto-Rico-it-s-a-PARADISE/520458/">http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-Puerto-Rico-it-s-a-PARADISE/520458/</a><br \><br \>0 replies Sat, 30 Nov 2013 21:53:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Moved-Why-Puerto-Rico-it-s-a-PARADISE/520460/ 2013-11-30T21:53:00Z Puerto Rico Act 22, Eligibility? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Puerto-Rico-Act-22-Eligibility/519955/ &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <div class="item_fulltext"><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong><em>Eligibility</em></strong></p><p><em>Under the P.R. Internal Revenue Code:</em> Nonresident individuals who become residents of Puerto Rico are considered eligible under Act 22 unless the individual was a resident of Puerto Rico at any time beginning on January 16, 1997 and ending on January 16, 2012. &nbsp;An individual that becomes domiciled in Puerto Rico is considered a Puerto Rican resident. An individual's 183-day physical presence in Puerto Rico establishes a presumption of residency under the Puerto Rico Tax Code.</p><p><em>Under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code:</em> Under U.S. IRC &sect;933,income derived from sources within Puerto Rico by individuals qualified as bona fide residents are exempt from federal income taxation. For an individual to considered a bona fide resident of Puerto Rico under U.S. IRC &sect;937, an individual must be present in Puerto Rico for at least 183 days of the year. Second, the individual must not have a tax home outside of Puerto Rico during the year. A tax home is determined to be located near an individual's principle place of business. Third, the individual must have a closer connection to Puerto Rico than the U.S. or another country. This is determined by a variety of factors including but not limited to the location of individual's home, family, personal belongings, and voting district. &nbsp;The tax exemption period begins on the date an individual becomes a resident of Puerto Rico.</p><br/><p>&nbsp;</p></div><br \><br \>0 replies Sun, 24 Nov 2013 13:06:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Puerto-Rico-Act-22-Eligibility/519955/ 2013-11-24T13:06:00Z Comparables information for Puerto Rico? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Comparables-information-for-Puerto-Rico/411057/ I am looking to buy a primary residence in Puerto Rico, and I would like to know the price comparable real estate has sold in the recent past.&nbsp; Anywhere on Zillow I can find this?&nbsp; Thanks!<br \><br \>3 replies Wed, 10 Aug 2011 13:05:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Comparables-information-for-Puerto-Rico/411057/ 2011-08-10T13:05:00Z I am thinking of retiring to the San Juan metropolitan area about 7 years from now. Will I have a http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-thinking-of-retiring-to-the-San-Juan-metropolitan-area-about-7-years-from-now-Will-I-have-a/510302/ lot of homes in the $100,000 ballpark to choose from.&nbsp; I insist in living in a low crime neighborhood.&nbsp; A home with 2 bedrooms and one full bathroom will suffice.&nbsp; My name is Howard York and my e-mail address is <a href="mailto:h.york@yahoo.com" rel="nofollow">h.york@yahoo.com</a>.<br \><br \>1 reply Fri, 06 Sep 2013 22:28:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-am-thinking-of-retiring-to-the-San-Juan-metropolitan-area-about-7-years-from-now-Will-I-have-a/510302/ 2013-09-06T22:28:00Z Why move to Puerto Rico? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-move-to-Puerto-Rico/519281/ <h2 class="p4">Boasting one of the strongest economies in the Caribbean, Puerto Rico has enticed many major American corporations to invest. Industries such as pharmaceuticals, textile manufacturing, petrochemicals and electronics are thriving and livestock and dairy production dominate agricultural pursuits &ndash; once the primary industry &ndash;. Puerto Rico remains a stable real estate environment with numerous investment opportunities available. Because of its close connection with the United States, real estate transactions are similar to the U.S. as are property rights so investments are safeguarded. Puerto Rico is densely populated, which means land is scarce and values appreciate accordingly.</h2><h3 style="text-align: center;" class="p3">&nbsp;</h3><br \><br \>0 replies Sun, 17 Nov 2013 16:00:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Why-move-to-Puerto-Rico/519281/ 2013-11-17T16:00:00Z Buying in Puerto Rico?? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buying-in-Puerto-Rico/519146/ Many people are excited about purchasing a home since it is a fine investment for the future and a great way to build your life. The following information will make that home buying process a little easier and act as a guide as you make perhaps the largest financial investment in your lifetime.<h2 class="p3">Prior to Buying A Home</h2><p class="p2">It is important that you remain realistic when searching for your home. Do not simply purchase your home based upon the price or how much you like what you see. Consider things such as the distance it is from where you work, what the local school district is like, the amount of taxes you will pay and if there are any hidden fees such as condominium fees or homeowners association costs.</p><p class="p2">You should understand that buying a home is certainly a better situation than renting or leasing a house. You may find that paying a mortgage is actually less expensive than paying rent to someone. In addition, owning a home means you have the freedom to make your own decisions with it such as any potential renovations or additions you might require.</p><h3 style="text-align: center;" class="p4">&nbsp;</h3><br \><br \>0 replies Fri, 15 Nov 2013 23:55:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Buying-in-Puerto-Rico/519146/ 2013-11-15T23:55:00Z New incentive to buy in Puerto Rico http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/New-incentive-to-buy-in-Puerto-Rico/501304/ APROBADA LA LEY NUM.34, PROYECTO DE LA CAMARA 915, DEL 26 DE JUNIO DE 2013 MEJOR CONOCIDA COMO &ldquo; MI CASA PROPIA&rdquo; La Ley 124-1993, conocida como &ldquo;Programa de Subsidio para Vivienda de Inter&eacute;s Social&rdquo;, se aprob&oacute; con la finalidad de crear un programa de subsidios para hacer factible que familias de recursos bajos o moderados pudieran adquirir viviendas existentes o de nueva construcci&oacute;n. Posteriormente, a trav&eacute;s de la Ley 209-2009, se legisl&oacute; para que la Autoridad para el Financiamiento de la Vivienda fuese el ente responsable de administrar el Programa de Subsidios. La Autoridad para el Financiamiento de la Vivienda deber&aacute; adoptar las normas y reglamentos necesarios para cumplir con los prop&oacute;sitos de esta Ley dentro de los pr&oacute;ximos noventa (90) d&iacute;as, siguientes a su aprobaci&oacute;n. Se consideran como viviendas elegibles a los efectos de ser adquiridas bajo el Programa Mi Casa Propia creado en virtud de esta Ley, las viviendas cuyo precio de venta no exceda doscientos mil d&oacute;lares ($200,000). El Programa Mi Casa Propia consistir&aacute; de una aportaci&oacute;n subsidiada, hasta un tres por ciento (3%) del precio de venta o el valor tasado, lo que sea menor, de la unidad de vivienda cualificada bajo los par&aacute;metros establecidos por medio de esta Ley o la reglamentaci&oacute;n pertinente. El precio adoptado para fines del par&aacute;metro anterior se conocer&aacute; como valor justo.<br \><br \>0 replies Thu, 11 Jul 2013 04:14:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/New-incentive-to-buy-in-Puerto-Rico/501304/ 2013-07-11T04:14:00Z how to report potential unethical conduct of a broker http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-to-report-potential-unethical-conduct-of-a-broker/313140/ Hi<br/>I have had a bad experience with a seller's agent and am looking for advise on what I can do about it.&nbsp; Here are the details:<br/><br/>1.&nbsp; I am looking for a house in Atlanta.&nbsp; I found one that I liked and made a lowball offer on it since its been on the market for 1.5 yrs.&nbsp; I did not recieve any response from the seller.&nbsp; In conversations with the seller's agent my agent communicated the maximum price I was willing to pay.&nbsp; Seller's agent indicated that it wasnt close to what was required to do the deal. 6 weeks later we found out that the house was solde for less than what we were willing to pay to a buyer who was represented by seller's agency - Dorsey Alston.&nbsp; I think this represents an abdication of seller's agents responsibility since he didnt reach out to us to get an alternate offer that could have been better.<br/>2. We decided to let that slide because we were interested in another house in the sub-division from the same seller (and agent).&nbsp; When we made an offer on this second house the seller's agent told us that she would not submit the offer because she was negotiating with some one else.&nbsp; My agents reminded her that if the house was not under contract she had to submit our offer.&nbsp; yesterday we got a response form the seller that he will not respond to our offer since the house was already under contract.&nbsp; We suspect that the seller's agent did not submit our offer as soon as she got it.<br/><br/>I am going to contact the seller directly but am interested in advise on what else I can do t uncover this as well as report it if its unethical.<br \><br \>5 replies Sat, 09 Jan 2010 12:31:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/how-to-report-potential-unethical-conduct-of-a-broker/313140/ 2010-01-09T12:31:00Z homes for rent by owner http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/homes-for-rent-by-owner/464981/ SOME PEOPLE WERE GIVEN RENT OR LEASE THERE HOMES. THE PEOPLE LIKE A HOME ALL TIME AND ALWAYS. SOME PEOPLE LIKE GET A HOME FOR RENT OR LEASE. WE HAD A BIG DREAM IN PAST, THERE IS OUR OWN HOME. THE HOMES FOR RENT BY OWNER (hot link deleted by ZIllow moderator) WE SHOULD WANT A HOME FOR LIVES IN THE WORLD. BUT SOME PEOPLE ARE STILL NOT A HOME FOR LIVES IN HAPPLY. THERE FOR WILL TRY TO GET A HOME FOR RENT OR LEASE.<br/>&nbsp;THANK YOU.<br \><br \>0 replies Sat, 20 Oct 2012 14:19:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/homes-for-rent-by-owner/464981/ 2012-10-20T14:19:00Z Been separated from my husband for several years, but we're still friends. I want to purchase a pie http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Been-separated-from-my-husband-for-several-years-but-we%27re-still-friends-I-want-to-purchase-a-pie/459759/ Been separated from my husband for several years, but we're still friends.&nbsp; I want to purchase a piece of property in Puerto Rico by myself but they say I have to have his signature anyway.&nbsp; What's the big deal.&nbsp; I qualify for the property by myself. He does not have to be involved or qualify for. How do I work around this requirement, which is very antiquated -- we're in the 20th century now.<br \><br \>4 replies Thu, 13 Sep 2012 16:07:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/Been-separated-from-my-husband-for-several-years-but-we%27re-still-friends-I-want-to-purchase-a-pie/459759/ 2012-09-13T16:07:00Z How can I filter for views of lakes etc http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-filter-for-views-of-lakes-etc/436317/ I would like a southern or western exposure home with views...not in the trees. &nbsp;I have tried to use the filters to look for lake and mountain views. &nbsp;Any tips for me?<br \><br \>1 reply Fri, 23 Mar 2012 02:20:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/How-can-I-filter-for-views-of-lakes-etc/436317/ 2012-03-23T02:20:00Z