Buying a House in Cuba
Posted: 27 February 2009 04:14 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Hello,

I am married to a Cuban woman and we would like to buy an old house in Cuba. I am interested to find out if we buy a house in a bad condition, can we demolish the house and build a new one on its place. My other questions are: Do we need to ask for a special permission to build a new house? Who can issue such permission? After we build the house, what institution do we turn to legalize the ownership of the new house? Thanks!

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Posted: 27 February 2009 04:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Are you sure you are married to a Cuban woman?

I’m guessing she’s not originally from Cuba?

1. You can’t buy a house in Cuba.

2. You can’t demolish a house in Cuba.

3. You can’t build a new house in Cuba.

4. Good luck getting any permission to build anything in Cuba.

5. If you don’t know who can issue such permission, you can’t get such permission.

6. You cannot own a house in Cuba.

Hope this answers your questions.

Sorry to be so harsh but based on your questions, you have no idea about the hardships and realty of “ownership” of property in Cuba.

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Posted: 05 March 2009 05:01 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Houses and condos are for sale(new) in Varadero. Old houses have been sold in the past ,Robert Redford bought one. But it may be difficult now.

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Posted: 07 March 2009 03:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Houses and condos are NOT for sale in Varadero and I have never heard of Robert Redford buying a house.

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Posted: 08 August 2009 12:20 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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My God the fairy tales surrounding Cuba!

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Posted: 18 August 2009 10:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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TIOM !!

Just send me the cash and I will send you a signed “Deed” from Fidel himself.

Gracias

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Posted: 03 September 2009 12:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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tiom I know a dude in Mexico, not only buildin a new house in Cuba, I been there and seen it myself. Got pictures to. Call me BOO 715 896 4742 or bootornado2yahoo.com Gonna be a hell of house to.

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Posted: 08 February 2010 02:51 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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In general, only Cubans resident in Cuba can own houses. (Without getting into any long debate on what is meant by “own”). There have been a handful of exceptions for some foreigners where the Cuban government wished to show special favour.

Most foreigners with houses in Cuba are doind so through a Cuban, who holds the legal title. Thus they risk the Cuban saying that the property belongs to them, and dumping the foreigner. Therefore one needs either to have a lot of confidence in the Cuban or only use funds that can be lost.

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