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Global Real Estate Marketing Approach for the Global Economy

Maxwell Alexander - REALTOR®, N.Y.S. Licensed Real Estate Sales Person, VP Marketing & Design, Almax Realty
Maxwell Alexander - REALTOR®, N.Y.S. Licensed Real Estate Sales Person, VP Global Marketing & Design, Almax Realty

Almax Realty is Real Estate Industry's unrivaled Champion of the Global Marketing Approach and it was only natural for us to take the next step in the development of the concept and partner with the leading Real Estate Broker on the Caribbean Market - Island Dreams Realty of St. Martin. As a VP of Global Marketing and Design, it is my privilege to increase Almax Realty's global reach and work towards expanding our services and partnership network all around the World.

In today's market, real estate investors, as well as regular buyers are spoilt for choice. Even the best location is no longer enough when it comes to competing on a Global Market and this is where Strategic Branding comes into play. Luxury Real Estate Properties do not sell overnight and require a long-term Brand Strategy.

Almax Realty has partnered with the award-winning Duncan Avenue Studio that has more than a decade of experience branding products and services for the Global Market. Duncan Avenue's clients include world-renown global economy players, Fortune 500 Companies, technology startups, wellness, and fitness brands, medical, manufacturing, real estate brands, NGOs as well as government agencies.

Each property listed with Alexander Maxwell Realty becomes a unique World-Class Brand and presented to the local and global audience of real estate buyers through our high-end PR and marketing channels.

Contact Us today to schedule your listing consultation.

Whether you are shopping for real estate in the Hudson Valley or Sint Maarten, the best thing you can do is to get pre-approved with a bank or a mortgage broker. For the Caribbean real estate, we can recommend a few great local banks to help you. They will let you know what your price range will be which will make your time home hunting most efficient.

We have included a mortgage calculator on the right-hand side of this page to help you see if buying is possible.
Follow these simple rules to use this tool:

A. For Sint Maarten, use approximately 6% as the rough mortgage rate. That will give you a good guideline. Rates vary from the banks depending on which product you go with (open or closed, fixed or variable, etc…)

B. Use 25-year amortization. This is normal.

C. The range for cash you will require (downpayment) also can depend on your financial position, but a range from 20% of the purchase price to 30% is a good average. If you use 30% down, it would be a good number for this test purpose only. Here is an example:

Villa Price: $400,000.
Cash to mortgage required: $120,000
Closing fee required (this is on top of your downpayment): Budget 6.5% of the purchase price to be safe. However, it can be as low as 5%. In this example, it would be an additional $26,000. paid to the notary.

And a rough rule of thumb is most banks use is a 33% debt ratio. So add up all your loans (cars/credit cards) including this mortgage. Your total monthly payments should not be more than 33% of your gross income. You may consider adding co-signer for the mortgage, like your spouse, a family member, etc. The bank will combine all owners on title income and debt for this ratio.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Maxwell Alexander below. He will be happy to point you in the direction of a banking expert to assist you further.

Our Global Partner Listings - Caribbean Real Estate - Sint Maarten / Saint Martin

Twin Palms Luxury Paradise - Caribbean Villa for Sale -Almax International

Luxury Villa For Sale: Twin Palms Luxury Paradise Villa – Caribbean Real Estate

By Almax Realty | January 13, 2020

“Twin Palms Paradise” is a luxurious jewel of the Caribbean real estate on St. Martin with breathtaking and endless ocean views. The villa is cradled into the lush hillside inside the very secluded and gated community of Dawn Beach Estates on the Dutch side of St. Maarten. The Villa has been completely renovated! Over $80,000 […]

Villa La Playa, Terre Basse, Saint Martin, Caribbean Real Estate

Luxury Villa For Sale: Villa La Playa, Terre Basse, Saint Martin, Caribbean Real Estate

By Almax Realty | December 6, 2019

When arriving at the main gates of Casa de la Playa, Saint Martin this 5 bedroom, 5.5 bathrooms beachfront villa, you will no doubt feel like a celebrity on your very own private Caribbean estate. The long cobblestoned driveway, lined by the lush and vibrant gardens, is everyone’s dream villa entrance. Villa La Playa // […]

Red Point Estate (Aka Haefner Estate) - Caribbean Real Estate - St Maarten, St Martin

Luxury Villa For Sale: Red Point Estate (Aka Haefner Estate) – Caribbean Real Estate – St Maarten, St Martin

By Almax Realty | November 12, 2019

Luxury Estate For Sale: Red Point Estate (Aka Haefner Estate) // Caribbean Real Estate // St Maarten, St Martin // List Price: Price : $6,500,000.00 Red Point Estate (Aka Haefner Estate) This historic property is a prime opportunity for a luxury villa, event space or a boutique resort. Bring your world-class interior designer with you, […]

Little Bay Boutique Hotel - Caribbean Real Estate - St Maarten

Luxury Villa For Sale: Little Bay Boutique Hotel – Caribbean Real Estate – St Maarten

By Almax Realty | November 12, 2019

Little Bay Boutique Hotel // St Maarten/St Martin // List Price: $3,590,000.00 This lavish and historic Sint Maarten / St. Martin Villa was lovingly built and lived in by one local family. We advertise it as a boutique hotel due to the way it has been designed which lends itself to such a venture. However, it […]

Villa Les Jardin Des Bellevue - Caribbean Real Estate for Sale - Almax Realty

Luxury Villa For Sale: Villa Les Jardin Des Bellevue – Caribbean Real Estate – Almax Realty

By Almax Realty | November 8, 2019

For Sale: Villa Les Jardin Des Bellevue // Sint Maarten (French) // Listed Price: $18,000,000.00 Luxury Villa For Sale: Villa Les Jardin Des Bellevue – Caribbean Real Estate – Almax Realty – Infographic Welcome to this landmark estate anointing the top of an extremely rare 13 hectares / 32 acres of waterfront. Exquisite architecture and […]

Ocean Front Cupecoy Prime Hotel Land for Sale - Caribbean Real Estate - Almax Realty

Approved Development Land for Sale: Oceanfront Cupecoy Prime Hotel + Casino – St Martin – Caribbean Real Estate

By Almax Realty | November 5, 2019

Caribbean Real Estate For Sale: OceanFront Cupecoy Prime Hotel + Casino Approved Development Land // $22,000,000.00 Caribbean Real Estate For Sale: OceanFront Cupecoy Prime Hotel + Casino Approved Development Land Over 8,000 m2 of beachfront land in the prime location of Cupecoy, boasting its own private sandy beach. The Pearl of Cupecoy comes with a […]

Caribbean Sea ocean front Villa on the point in Beacon Hill Sint Maarten / St. Martin.

Luxury Villa For Sale: Villa Lovango – Caribbean Real Estate

By Almax Realty | November 5, 2019

Caribbean Villa for Sale // Oceanfront // Beacon Hill Sint Maarten / St. Martin. // $2,800,000 Caribbean Sea oceanfront Villa on the point in Beacon Hill Sint Maarten / St. Martin. This one-of-a-kind oceanfront villa survived Hurricane Irma fairly well. The photos of this listing are all post-Irma. Situated on an exclusive cul-de-sac in Beacon […]

Luxury Villa - Caribbean Real Estate - St Maarten / St Martin - Alexander Maxwell Realty

Luxury Villa For Sale: Villa Amalia – Caribbean Luxury, Sint Maarten/St. Martin (Dutch Side)

By Almax Realty | November 5, 2019

New List price! $8,900,000 / Villa Amalia / St Maarten Villa Amalia – Caribbean Real Estate for Sale – Infographic This Sint Maarten landmark property is named after Her Royal Highness Princess Catharina-Amalia of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau, Villa Amalia is truly an architectural gem on the Dutch Caribbean island of St. Maarten. Villa […]