BELIZE REAL ESTATE
Belize Real Estate
Belize real estate is best-kept secret for affordable beach property. Prime frontline beach property for under $300,000? Yes, it is very true and available. Belize is a small country on the Eastern coast of Central America. It is an increasingly popular tourist destination for people looking for unique experiences away from the usual crowded Caribbean destinations. Real estate insiders have long known that prime Belize real estate on the coastline such as Ambergris Caye Real Estate would be very much sought after. Other popular spots are Corozal district and Palencia.
One of our most common questions is ‘Why Buy Real Estate in Belize?‘ and ‘Why Should I Visit Belize Over Other Topical Destinations?’, once you visit the country you will see why thousands are flocking to the tropical paradise and the island of Ambergris Caye. Some of the popular reasons for Belize include:
- Natural attractions: Lying in the tropics, Belize offers excellent weather all year round. It is placed away from the Hurricane belt so there are no fears of harsh weather events. Belize offers a wide range of natural attractions from the low-lying coasts to the jungle-covered highlands that are just a few minutes away. The swimming and fishing experience in the clear water is exceptional.
- Friendly people: Belize is an English speaking country with Spanish as the second language. It is easy to get along in business and social interactions
- Friendly business laws: Belize is popular with people looking for asset protection arrangements. The tax laws are friendly and easy.
Belize Vacation Properties
Buying a second home in Belize is viable investment idea as well as a sensible tax reduction step. You are exempt from capital gains tax if you have lived in the home for 2 years before selling. If you take out a mortgage in Belize, you can deduct mortgage interest and property taxes from your tax liabilities. There are a number of great Belize properties available throughout the tropical country of Belize, many of which are perfect vacation properties. If you are looking to buy or invest in Belize real estate contact Will Mitchell at Belize Secret Beach.
Purchasing Belize Real Estate
Purchasing Belize real estate and Belize real estate transactions are pretty straightforward and affordable. The stamp duty (property sales tax) is set at 8% for foreigners. The first $10,000 is exempt. There is no tax on capital gains and the property tax is very low. Due diligence is called for when doing a real estate transaction. Retain a lawyer, buy into an existing property and ask for a registered title before buying. You can also use title insurance to guarantee your ownership of the real estate property. After identifying the property to buy, make an Offer of Purchase. If it is accepted, be prepared to put 10% deposit down. There is also the 8% stamp duty. Attorney fees are 1.5-2%.
Affordable Real Estate
The most developed spot is Ambergris Caye, which is the largest Island. Properties on the beachfront can be found for affordable prices starting $290,000. You can find even cheaper prices a short distance from the beachfront. For example, $199,000 will get you a two-bedroom, one-bath condo on 750-square-feet. If you are looking for good value real estate, Belize is the place to buy. If you are looking to buy land to develop on or hold out for property appreciation there are a number of options for affordable real estate in Belize, for more information about Belize property prices and the affordability of buying and living in Belize contact Will Mitchell at REMAX Belize Secret Beach.
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