Have you ever planned on investing in a location away from where you actually live? Do you see yourself living in or spending extended time in a new country, meeting different people, savoring new cuisines, and sharing in new cultural experiences? We understand – it’s a big decision; one that can often be scary but think of how exciting it can also be! What if we told you that there is a country where you can soak in sunshine all year round, get your feet wet in pristine waters, walk on white sandy beaches, explore a variety of jungle adventures, and experience living within a diverse friendly community? Here at James Group, we have great opportunities to help you invest in your dream of being in a location that’s exactly just that.
Belize and Real Estate
One of the most beautiful and best places where you can buy real estate is Belize. According to Gallup-Health ways ’2014 Country Well-Being Rankings Report, Belize gets high marks along with several countries in the Americas. The organization in a statement said, “The Gallup-Health ways Global Well-Being Index uses a holistic definition of well-being and self-reported data from individuals across the globe to create a unique view of societies’ progress on the elements that matter most to well-being: purpose, social, financial, community and physical. Over the years, the real estate market for this specific location has risen up and is still blooming. For 2019 and the coming years, this magnificent and breathtaking English speaking Caribbean country could be ideal for you to live or invest in.
Many may not be aware of the smooth transition one faces while planning to claim their stake here. The Belize real estate is definitely the most flexible one; buyers face little to no complications going through the investment process with the guidance of experts like us. Moreover, we will ensure that the transition to owning your home in Belize is an exciting and rewarding experience.
Here are our top reasons why you should consider Belize to buy or invest in real estate:
Relocating to another country is always stressful and even more so if you have to learn a new language. It can get overwhelming if you don’t know how to communicate with the locals in order to settle in. Luckily, relocating to Belize will not add to that additional pressure since the official language is English. Spanish is also widely spoken in most parts of the country. Once you have lived in Belize for some time, the local dialect of Creole will come easily to you since it is an English-based language.
The Belizean Lifestyle:
Belizeans are known for a more go-slow life-style. Whilst we work just hard as anyone else in another country to make ends meet, we enjoy a simple, humble and outgoing way of life. If you are looking to get away from the fast track in life, then you will not be disappointed in what Belize has to offer. Traffic jams will definitely not be a part of your everyday commute. Need help in getting around? Our team will be happy to answer your questions as would any Belizean you ask.
Belize promises to give you a stress-free environment.
Depending on where you choose to immerse yourself in the culture of Belize, you will not be disappointed by the many new experiences you will have. Whether your home will be a single or family environment, any of the six districts which make up Belize will give you the opportunity to indulge in new traditions involving local customs, cuisine, and way of life. The choice of living inland where you can wake up to flora and fauna in your backyard or have the beautiful Caribbean Sea at your doorstep is yours.
Belize is a popular tourist attraction spot and with new commercial air flights from North America and an increase in cruise ship passengers, it continues to experience the price boom of the properties with every season. There are many homes and pristine properties for sale in Belize, which can also bring in rental income if you don’t plan to live here all year round. There are options where you can choose from luxury homes to the off the beaten track properties if that is the lifestyle you are seeking. More and more foreigners are making Belize their home, which will see an increase in the selling market. Owning a piece of this jewel is a decision that you should make sooner than later. We can assure you that whichever option you prefer, you will not be let down by the views these properties have to offer.
Buying in Belize:
Buying and investing in any property regardless of its destination is an important decision. It is greater though when that location is not within the familiar environment of your home country. Our knowledgeable team will ensure that you are aware of the rules and regulations and that you meet the necessary requirements to have a smooth transition to your new home.
A very important point to know is that just as a Belizean citizen has a right to freehold property ownership in Belize, so does a foreigner. The laws involved in owning property in Belize is the same for both locals and foreigners. There are no licenses, permits, special permissions or conditions needed for a foreigner to take title to freehold land in Belize. Property tax in Belize is as low as 1-1.5% of the undeveloped property of the land.
The cost of living in Belize is very affordable as the currency exchange to the US Dollar is 2:1. Most businesses in Belize accept the US currency, so there is no need to pay bank exchange rates.
There are so many options to choose from to make Belize your home or an investment opportunity, so we have listed a few of the more affordable properties with the best locations offering the most stunning views.
- Sunset Caribe located in the North San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
- Las Terrazas Resort & Residences which is located in North San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
- Chial Reserve Residences located in San Ignacio, Cayo
Alternative properties options are:
- AlaiaBelize which is located in South San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
- MargaritaVillelocated in North San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
- Mahogany Bay Village also located inSouth San Pedro, Ambergris Caye
With San Pedro, Ambergris Caye being a popular and booming tourist location as it is the largest island in Belize, this is truly a great investment opportunity. Island life here is still on a slow pace, but it has all the amenities of a small city including shopping, nightlife, and restaurants offering international and local cuisine.
Go for it:
Belize is truly an investment opportunity that you can’t miss. The proximity to the US is so close with daily flights taking two hours to Miami or two and a half to Houston or Atlanta, you can still easily visit family and friends or vice versa.
There is no other place where you can experience swimming in pristine waters at the second largest Barrier Reef in the world and visit ancient Mayan temples in one day. Living in a country where the forests are protected and living among people who embrace each other’s culture is truly an experience in its own.
Be assured that our team at James Group will ensure that all your questions will be answered to get the process going to acquire your property and look after your investment. We will assist you in transitioning to your new home here in Belize in no time.
BELIZE and the JAMES GROUP look forward to welcoming you home!
Written by Vivian Lizarraga