Real Estate across the world is plagued by taxes. For buying and selling, you have taxes, in some countries, for renting, you have taxes, for even owning a home or land, you pay taxes. This they say, attributes from the fact that Real Estate is one main area where the Government of any country gets revenue-true! but do you think that taxes in relation to Real Estate in your country is too much? and please do share the taxes in your country as it relates to Real Estate for the knowledge of others. In Jamaica, if you want to buy a home, you better have 5% of the house cost, plus monies for other fees, if you are selling, you better be ready to deduct about 15% of the value of your home to see what you'll be left with. 10% for renting and 10% of the unimproved value of the land for property tax!