Turks & Caicos Real Estate Market Report – 2nd Quarter 2020

Defying the Odds – First Half of 2020 Up Over Same Period Last Year

In late March, our world, and everything in it, came to a screeching halt, as Turks & Caicos Islands closed its borders to tourists and visitors through the end of June. Resorts, restaurants, airports and businesses closed and real estate deals, after a strong Q1, were either canceled or deferred.

However, unlike the aftermath of the financial crisis of September 2009, where we had weak fundamentals and luxury buyers disappeared, the opposite has occurred, with luxury and other buyers remaining in the game and continuing to shop and purchase real estate. Reports from our Sotheby’s International Realty network echo similar strength and trends in the US and Canada, and many countries internationally. In this regard, our market demand has shown much greater resilience and further, there has not been a flight to list property. So far, at least, our market has backed up prior assertions that we are stronger and fundamentally healthier. There are several reasons for this. First, we do not have an oversupply of inventory; second, we have very few speculators in the market; third, our debt–to–equity ratio is very low; fourth, throughout North America and beyond, there has been a COVID-19 surge to quality, open space and “safe” havens, and TCI checks all of these boxes. Finally, and most importantly, we continue to work diligently to communicate and serve our clients and customers. From our regular virtual internal team meetings to participation in Industry Zoom conferences, and virtual showings with customers and clients across the globe, we have placed quality communication at the forefront. In this regard, it is inspiring that we feel more connected with our network, team and community than ever.

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Turks & Caicos Real Estate Market Report – 1st Quarter 2020


As many of us are forced to slow down our lives and reflect inward, we are grateful for many things that this unprecedented time has brought us to evaluate, including of course our families, friends, communities and a country that has put all of our people first with their proactive decisions during this health crisis. We are further grateful to our TCI Government leaders, HE Premier Cartwright-Robinson, HE Governor Dakin, the Ministry of Health and their teams for their thoughtful leadership and communication.

As we begin to accept and absorb our new reality, we are advancing our way back to business activity and effectively working as a team and with clients and customers, and there are even new transactions in process, furthered by the recent reduction in Stamp Duty by 50%, which has provided a welcome trigger for short-term activity. Click link below to read more . . .

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Turks & Caicos Market Report – 4th Quarter 2019

Turks & Caicos Real Estate Closes The Decade With Record Shattering Year On the Strength of Luxury Villa Sales

Turks & Caicos real estate sales closed out the second decade of the 21st-century with a bang, after entering it tepidly in 2010, as the following graphs demonstrates that villa sales represented around 52% of the total market in 2019. Circa $219.7M of the record $334.7M dollar volume were villa sales with a stunning average price point of $1.98M. This incredibly impressive performance speaks volumes for the power of the Turks and Caicos Islands brand, our private and public sector, and our wonderful investors, homeowners and visitors. If the past ten years can make history as our decade of the luxury villas, what will the next ten years’ headline be?

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Turks & Caicos Market Report – 3rd Quarter 2019

Impressive 3rd Quarter Leads TCI Market Towards Record Year

Led by our record-breaking sale of The Residence on Parrot Cay at $27,000,000, Q3 2019 posted an impressive gain over 2018 (up 38.8% from $64,785,600 to $89,918,500). Historically, Q3 is our sleepiest quarter, but it has become apparent over the past few years that TCI is now indeed a year-round market for both tourism and real estate, and not just a seasonal one, with strong summers and improving shoulder month performance. Overall, the market after three quarters is up 16.47% over last year in $ Volume ($241,145,500 vs. $207,048,195). This dollar volume is more than the market did in all of 2017! Average price is up 30% from $692,469 to $903,167.

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