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A guide to buying property in the Cayman Islands

Welcome to your guide to buying property in the Cayman Islands, a destination renowned for some of the world’s most luxurious properties.

As you start the journey, rest assured that Cayman Islands Sotheby’s International Realty will accompany you every step. Our expertise, combined with the allure of the Cayman Islands, ensures a seamless experience in acquiring your piece of paradise.

Exploring the Cayman Islands real estate market

The Cayman Islands, nestled in the heart of the Caribbean, offer more than just breathtaking scenery. With a first-class infrastructure, low crime rates, and a high standard of living, the Cayman Islands presents an ideal backdrop for your luxury property investment. The real estate market is vibrant, with properties swiftly finding new owners in this sought-after location. Whether you seek an oceanfront retreat in the serene Cayman Kai, a sleek and modern condo at the heart of Seven Mile Beach, or a tranquil beachfront hideaway for family vacations, you will find your perfect luxury property here.

Navigating your luxury property journey

Sea of Dreams, Cayman Islands

Sea of Dreams, Cayman Islands

Acquiring a luxury property in the Cayman Islands is a clear and systematic process, made even more accessible with the guidance of a seasoned realtor. This section will take you through the essential steps of this journey.

Mortgage pre-approval

If you need financing for your real estate acquisition in the Cayman Islands, the process starts with mortgage pre-approval. Whether you are a resident or non-resident, it is possible to secure financing with several local banks offering mortgages. Researching and comparing options is advisable to find the best fit for your needs.

Finding your ideal luxury home

Consulting with your Cayman Islands Sotheby’s International Realty advisor is where the magic truly begins. Our seasoned experts understand that your preferred lifestyle demands the perfect location and property type. With insider knowledge of the Cayman Islands’ real estate landscape, they will assist you in pinpointing the property that resonates with your exacting requirements. Whether it’s a beachfront mansion, a secluded beachfront estate, or a contemporary condominium, we’ll ensure your luxury property reflects your vision.

Presenting an offer

In the Cayman Islands, once you’ve selected a property and made an offer using a CIREBA offer-to-purchase document, it becomes a binding contract. The contract includes necessary steps such as securing bank financing or property inspection. The buyer risks their deposit unless they proceed as per the contract. The process is streamlined and efficient, thanks to a modern land registry system, and property transfers can be completed in just a few days without bank financing.

Closing the deal

The closing process starts when the purchase conditions are met. If chattels are included as part of the sale, a list of such items & their value will be provided by the vendor to the purchaser’s attorney so that the land transfer document can reflect this. The buyer’s attorney lodges an RL27 Application for Official Search to freeze the land register for 14 days. Following this, the closing itself is quick & straightforward, happening at the bank for financed purchases or an attorney’s office otherwise. Both parties sign the Transfer of Land Form RL1. Buyers should obtain multiple copies of the document for utility transfer and provide their contact details for strata notification in condo purchases.

Views from Waters Edge over the swimming pool towards Seven Mile Beach

Views from Waters Edge over the swimming pool towards Seven Mile Beach

Start your real estate journey today

Your journey to buying luxury property in the Cayman Islands promises a sound investment and an enviable lifestyle. With the Cayman Islands Sotheby’s International Realty as your trusted guide, your goal of owning a piece of paradise becomes a reality. Start your luxury property journey today and unlock the unparalleled beauty and opportunities the Cayman Islands offer the discerning wealthy. Browse our latest listings  and start your journey today.