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SteveK

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Any Updates on Home Building Materials? Have they (ie, cement, labor, etc) increased?
 

Manuel01

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When havn't they ??? Price Building Materials are always going in one direction and this is "UP".
 
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Seamonkey

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Some ferreterias are charging up to 500 pesos for a bag of cement on the north coast.
 

Drperson

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We built our house in 2015. I bet it would be double now. The Canadian dollar was worth more then too.
 

Drperson

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Even today you would pay labor here in 1 day what you would pay labor in Canada for one hour.
 

bob saunders

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No, but price can double based on availability of land or houses in a desirable area. Any property in a good area close to or in town in Jarabacoa is 6500 pesos a meter or more. It is currently cheaper to buy a bigger ten-year-old house that to build a lesser one.
 

El Hijo de Manolo

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No, but price can double based on availability of land or houses in a desirable area. Any property in a good area close to or in town in Jarabacoa is 6500 pesos a meter or more. It is currently cheaper to buy a bigger ten-year-old house that to build a lesser one.
Which is why I mentioned location a few times.

Jarabacoa is a very desirable location. Casa Linda, well, not so much anymore
 

Fulano2

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I recall the going rate for Haitian construction labor was 500/day. I now heard the other day it can be up to 1500
Can they tell the time nowadays?
I remember when we were building our house, the Haitians would ask my father in law, in charge of the construction (r.i.p. 10/2023) what time it was at let’s say 5 p.m. he would always say 03:30.
Of course I didn’t agree with his method.
 

Drperson

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No, but price can double based on availability of land or houses in a desirable area. Any property in a good area close to or in town in Jarabacoa is 6500 pesos a meter or more. It is currently cheaper to buy a bigger ten-year-old house that to build a lesser one.
We are in navas which is similar to jarabacoa ,it on the coastal .Mountain range. Very comfortable climate where we are.
.properties have doubled in the past 5 years as we!l as building costs.
 

El Hijo de Manolo

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Really? They are selling their villas as fast as they can build them and the wait time has gone way way out.
idk Tom about new homes. I know plenty of folks this last year trying to sell, having a hard time, dropping the asking by 10% at a clip every few months

Aside from that my point was that I'm not so sure about Sosua as the desirable location it once was (as in getting a good market value for sell). Drperson and Bob have very desirable locations, was my og comment