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#180985 - 07/07/05 11:09 PM Is Belize still a place for a Canadian entrepreneurial family to move to?
SBoyd1 Offline
My wife and I have two adult children (25 and 22). I've recently sold my advertising business and we're looking for a place to own/invest in an eco-resort. We've always been travelers so have internet searched four other countires but have been researching Belize like crazy because it really seems (or seemed) like a great place to invest, move to, enjoy a good quality of life, and give our family a new business to all work on together.

We're not rich but Belize seems (seemed) reasonable compared to other countries we've checked out.

But now I'm reading about the increased real estate transfer taxes and we're concerned.

I'd really like to know if we're heading toward a financial mistake albeit with a great lifestyle.

Thanks.
Is Belize still a good place for a Canadian entrepreneurial family to move to?
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Belize is a good place for Canadians wanting to invest and live - 5 (63%)
Belize is not a good place for Canadians wanting to invest and live - 3 (38%)
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#180986 - 07/08/05 12:54 PM Re: Is Belize still a place for a Canadian entrepreneurial family to move to?
Denny Shane Offline
I have a question. Have you been to Belize yet?
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#180987 - 07/08/05 02:59 PM Re: Is Belize still a place for a Canadian entrepreneurial family to move to?
SimonB Offline
Your own resort will cost you a minimum of a couple million US by the time you get everything up and running unless you're looking at a mom and pop/boutique operation off the beaten track on the mainland.

I came here with the same idea in mind and quickly had my eyes opened to the logistical and financial roadblocks.

Luckily enough I stuck it out, came up with an original idea and made it work. That's your best bet, not trying to compete with existing business. Hotels, where occupancy rates are going down due to the large number of new rooms being added, are one of the worst ventures to get into.

The quote "if you want to make a million in Belize, bring 2" is still alive and true. Bring new ideas and create jobs for Belizeans and you may just do fine.

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#180988 - 07/08/05 03:29 PM Re: Is Belize still a place for a Canadian entrepreneurial family to move to?
GAY AND DAVID Offline
we have missed the prosperous days of scooping up low cost property. every grain of sand is for sale but at a price. each seller made good every time the land was sold. now it is just at a high stable price.

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#180989 - 07/08/05 11:28 PM Re: Is Belize still a place for a Canadian entrepreneurial family to move to?
CayoInvest Offline
SBoyd: We are exactly the same as you...two Canadians with grown kids in the process of moving to Belize. We have already purchased the property (118 acres), incorporated companies both here and in Belize and are now looking for partners/investors for our eco-tourism lodge. You can see a picture at www.cayo.com.bz. We'd love to talk to you about your plans. Email me please.

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#180990 - 07/13/05 05:48 PM Re: Is Belize still a place for a Canadian entrepreneurial family to move to?
PattiCake Offline
Really Gay, we all missed it by a few decades, didn't we?

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#180991 - 07/13/05 05:55 PM Re: Is Belize still a place for a Canadian entrepreneurial family to move to?
Denny Shane Offline
hey gay... i have a glass jar filled with sand from Wildwood... any bids? eek
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#180992 - 07/13/05 07:49 PM Re: Is Belize still a place for a Canadian entrepreneurial family to move to?
GAY AND DAVID Offline
hi denny the man!
i will give you 5 cents, o.k?
but then i expect to be taken to lunch!

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#180993 - 07/14/05 12:58 AM Re: Is Belize still a place for a Canadian entrepreneurial family to move to?
SBoyd1 Offline
CayoInvest.

I went to your web site and enjoyed your logo. I don't know how to e-mail you.

Thanks.

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#180994 - 07/14/05 01:51 AM Re: Is Belize still a place for a Canadian entrepreneurial family to move to?
Denny Shane Offline
for shame gay... you know I am a single guy... Now I feel so used... so cheap... it could be a deal! eek
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