Latest Positive News For Belize Summer 2014

As each month passes and the world is starting to discover Belize, more and more positive news is being shared about the beautiful Caribbean country. Belize had the second most tourism growth in the first quarter 2014 compared to the previous year’s numbers amongst Caribbean countries. The CTO organization who collected the data, used the […]

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Major Sewerage Project Coming to North Ambergris Caye, Belize

This is huge news for vacation property owners and investors who are currently living in North Ambergris Caye, Belize. This is great publicity to buyers who are considering owning/investing in the northern island area. North Ambergris Caye refers to the area of the island that is north of the Sir Barry Bowen Bridge, up to […]

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Big Money Going Into Spanish Real Estate

Some of my buyers have asked if this is a good time to get back into Spanish real estate. It is definitely a great time to get back into Spanish real estate. Is it the perfect time? No. The perfect time was 2012 when the market officially bottomed out. I tell my clients to never […]

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More Positive Press For Ambergris Caye, Belize

Islands magazine released its 2014 series “Best Islands To Live On” in February. Ambergris Caye made news again from the worldwide press as one of the best islands to live on throughout the globe. So why did Ambergris Caye make the list? Islands magazine weighed a bunch of criteria to come up with their rankings. […]

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Belize Non-Stop Direct Flight From Los Angeles By Delta

There’s some exciting news of flights from the west coast of the United States to the destination of Belize. There is a new DIRECT NON-STOP flight from Los Angeles (LAX) to Belize City (BZE). The flight is once a week on Saturdays. The flight will leave LAX at 12:20am Saturday morning just after midnight, and […]

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Overseas Property Sales in Spain Are Up

Overseas property sales in Spain are up over 43% from the prior year, according to the General Council of Notaries in Spain. This is great news for buyers who have been sitting on the fence since 2008 on whether to purchase a property in Spain. The overseas property sales in Spain peaked in 2007 and […]

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The Top 10 Reason You Should Go To Belize

1. “Nature’s Best Kept Secret” – Belize has a high percentage of the most assorted natural life on the planet. Over 40% of the area is protected. 2. Diving and Snorkeling – Belize has the second biggest barrier reef on the planet. Inside the reef, the water visibility is amazing. You can see all kinds […]

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Statistics On The Chinese Buyer For Overseas Property

Here are some amazing statistics about the Chinese buyer looking to purchase real estate overseas, based on the listing site juwai.com: 1. According to McKinsey & Company, China is minting millionaires at a rapid pace. The amount of high net-worth individuals is expected to expand 20% compounded annually over the next 3 years. 2. The […]

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Belize Is Becoming The New Celebrity Vacation Destination

The word is out that Belize is becoming the new vacation destination for celebrities. Why is this? I think it is because of its seclusion and lack of major news stations. It’s hard for paparazzi to infiltrate the hotels and houses of these celebrities during their stay. Celebrities want to visit Belize for a lot […]

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Best Value For A Condo On Ambergris Caye, Belize

I constantly get asked by clients, “Rob, find me the best deal on Ambergris Caye. I’m always looking for a deal.” Well….it has officially arrived! How would you like a 1 bed/1 bath condo on the Caribbean beachfront of Ambergris Caye, Belize for only $79,000 USD? My business partner Dennis and I have 8 units […]

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Say Good Bye To The Buyers’ Market Throughout Most of the United States

A few media outlets have reported that the buyers’ market in the United States is over. Funny thing is that most of the warm weather coastal destinations my team sells in, this has been old news. It hasn’t been a buyers’ market for at least a year in these locations. This is especially true at […]

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Golf Course Resort Planned in Cuba

I didn’t know if I would ever be saying these words since I entered the international real estate industry back in 2007. “Golf Course Resort Planned in Cuba.” However, it looks like from the article I just read at Propertywire, Cuba just approved a $350 million luxury golf resort with an 18 hole course designed […]

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Which U.S. Cities Are Searched Most By International Buyers?

I was reading an article the other day that explained where buyers from international locations are searching amongst U.S. locations. It’s always interesting to find unexpected locations that foreign nationals like. For example, the Japanese like to search San Diego. Could this be because of the new direct flights from Tokyo to San Diego? I […]

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10 Best Reasons To Retire In Belize

1. VERY LOW TAXES – The government of Belize has created the Belize Retirement Program to entice retirees to move to Belize. Visit www.belizeretirement.org for more specifics. Zero tax liability depending on how and where you earn your income. 2. RETIREMENT PERKS– You only have to be 45 or older to qualify for the retirement […]

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Two Expenses Expats Forget When Choosing A Place To Retire Overseas

With all the leads that come through my company’s website, many clients are trying to compare the cost of buying a property in a variety of countries. The main Central American destination Atlas International sells in is Belize. We constantly get compared to very low priced destinations like Ecuador. A client will say something to […]

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Spain Raises “Golden Visa” Requirements For Property Purchases

Spain’s economy was hit very hard during the recession due to its reliance on the overseas property industry. One of the ways Spain is trying to get foreign money into the country is offering visas to foreign nationals that invest in property. The original proposal was for the “Golden Visas” to be given to individuals […]

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A Glimpse Of Belize In HD By The Belize Tourism Board

Here is a great video I came across that shows the beauty of Belize.  Well done by the the Belize Tourism Board!

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FSA Crack Down Risk For Guaranteed Rental And Fractional Property Schemes

I have been told by a few clients of mine that they won’t consider certain condos or developments because there are no “rental guarantees.” I’ve told them anybody that says they can guarantee you a rental return on any property is full of it. There are too many variables involved that can prevent your property […]

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San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize Voted Top 10 City In The World For Street Food

As I have traveled all around the world, it is always a pleasure to taste the local food and enjoy the native experience. One of the best ways to do this is through the street food stands. There is no better place on San Pedro, Ambergris Caye to experience the local cuisine that with its […]

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Katie Couric Visited Belize Over The Winter

Katie Couric brought her family down to Belize for a vacation over the New Year’s Holiday. She tweeted many times about how fascinated she was about many of the country’s attractions. One of her great tweets was “Last day in Belize!! Went spelunking in the incredible ATM Cave! Wish I could have taken pics-Maya pots, […]

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Ambergris Caye Resort Featured In Private Clubs Magazine

I love it when Ambergris Caye, Belize continues to get featured in internaionally acclaimed magazines. In the January/February 2013 issue of Private Clubs Magazine, there was an article on “What’s New In The Caribbean.” The article featured the most promising openings this year in the Caribbean. The only Belize resort to make the list was […]

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UK Billionaire Donates To Save Belize Turneffe Atolls

Britain’s richest woman, Kristy Bertarelli, a former Miss UK turned songwriter, has donated millions to set up a marine reserve off the coast of Belize in the Turneffe Atolls. She has the help from her husband, Ernesto Bartarelli, a Swiss biotech magnate. They have set up a charitable trust called the Bertarelli Foundation which promotes […]

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Ambergris Caye Belize Voted One Of The Best Places To Retire Single Abroad

I wanted to share this unique article from Huffington Post on Ambergris Caye, Belize. It featured a column written by Kathleen Peddicord who is a retirement expert. I’m no expert on the singles scene for retirees on Ambergris Caye (I’m 35 at the time of this blog), but with the low cost of living, volunteer […]

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Ambergris Caye Belize Rated Number Three As One of the World’s Top Retirement Havens

My business partner in Belize forwarded this article to me and I wanted to share it with my blog followers. Any third party source that gives major props to Belize as a retirement haven, I’m definitely going to share. Kathleen Peddicord of Live and Invest Overseas is a blogger for the online newspaper Huffington Post. […]

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