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Jamaicans in Florida to learn more about Housing Options in JA

LAUDERDALE LAKES – Jamaicans in the Diaspora, residing in the state of Florida, in the United States of America (USA), will have the opportunity to learn more about real estate opportunities in their homeland, through a series of special meetings to be held across the state by the Florida Representative Office of the Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS), in December and into the New Year.

Janice McIntosh, JNBS Chief Representative Officer, said that at these meetings, her team will provide information to members about the steps to be taken to enable them to acquire property in Jamaica, with a mortgage from JNBS.

“These meetings will assist those persons with questions about acquiring a home in Jamaica,” Mrs. McIntosh pointed out, adding, “We will also take the conversation further, by helping them to begin the investigation process.”

Janice McIntosh
Chief Representative,
Jamaica National Building (JNBS) Society
Florida Office

She said that information will also be provided about the wide range of affordable housing developments in Jamaica, particularly those being offered by participating developers in the JN Preferred Lender Programme. And, JN members will also receive assistance from Society’s panel of Attorneys to prepare mortgage documents, at reduced fees; as well as, discounts on valuation fees from JN approved valuers.

Persons will also learn about how they can access National Housing Trust (NHT) benefits; as well as use the services of the National Land Agency (NLA) to acquire titles for property they own in Jamaica.

“There is also the Joint Financing Programme between Jamaica National and the NHT, which expands funding options for real estate endeavors,” she pointed out.

The series of presentations will be made to service clubs, church groups, and other gatherings of Jamaicans in the Diaspora; and, Mrs. McIntosh emphasised that these meetings will in addition to the on-going Diaspora events, mortgage seminars and meetings by JNBS Representatives.

A section of the audience at a Real Estate Fair organized by the JNBS Florida Office on April 22, 2012. The representative office will be using small meetings as part of its strategy to engage and reach members of the diaspora who need information on getting a mortgage in Jamaica.

“The JNBS Florida Representative Office provides a full range of mortgage services,” she affirmed. “And, our team members are prepared to guide our JN members, as they go through the mortgage application, approval and acceptance process.”

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