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Buying Property in Belize
When it's time for you to purchase real estate for investment
or retirement, don't gamble- consider the security of doing business in a
country with English as it's official language- the contracts you sign are
in English, and you will be subject to laws you can
When it's time for a lifestyle, you will find that in Belize
you are not separate and apart as an ex-pat, but rather can become part of
the community in which you live.
FEEL FREE of racial tensions, rampant crime, daily pressures.
FEEL CONFIDENT that laws won't change at a whim. Belize has a long tradition
of private property rights for everyone.
FEEL CONNECTED to the rest of the
world with Belize's state-of-the-art telecommunications and efficient postal
As for property appreciation, it has remained steady and strong,
and yet there is still excellent value for your dollar. and .... Belize has
no capital gains tax, no inheritance taxes, and a fixed currency
We have included here good, up to date information on the purchase of real estate in Belize. We will add to and update this information, so check back or email if what you are looking for isn't here.
These writings are reprints on local real estate issues, keep checking back as we add MORE!
Click here for the Ambergris Caye Real Estate WebSite, which lists over a dozen Belizean real estate companies.
Click here for the Belize Economic Guide, containing information on government policies, immigration, taxes, and more.
Lots of folks dream about living in Belize. Many have visited the country,
and others are falling in love with it from afar. Read the story below -
and if you "get it" - REALLY "get it" then Belize might be right for you.
An American businessman was at the pier of a small
Belizean village when a small boat with just one
fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several
large lobsters, and a slew of red and yellow snapper.
The visitor complimented the
Belizean on the quality of his catch and asked how long it
took to bring it in.
The Belizean replied only a little while. The American
then asked why didn't he stay out longer and catch
more fish and lobster?
The Belizean fisherman said, "I get up early and watch the sun rise, then
I fish a little,
come home and relax, play with my children, have a big lunch and take a
rest with my wife. In the evening I
stroll into the village where I sip
cashew wine and play music and sing with my friends. I have a full and
The American scoffed, "I am a Harvard MBA and could
help you. You should spend more time fishing and with
the proceeds buy a bigger boat. With the proceeds from
the bigger boat you could buy several boats, eventually
you would have a fleet of fishing boats. Instead of selling
your catch to a middleman you would sell directly to the
processor, eventually opening your own cannery.
You would control the product, processing and distribution.
You would need to leave Belize
and move to Mexico, then LA and eventually NYC
where you will run your expanding enterprise."
The Belizean asked, "But how much time will all of
this all take?"
To which the American replied, "15-20 years."
"What then, Gringo?"
The American laughed and said, "That's the best part.
When the time is right you would announce an IPO and
sell your company stock to the public and become very
rich. You would make millions of dollars."
"Millions? Then what?"
The American said, "Then you would retire. Move back to a caye in Belize,
where you would get up early and watch the sun rise,
then fish a little, play with your grandkids, have a big lunch and take a
rest with your wife.
In the evenings you could stroll to the village where you could sip
and play music and sing with your friends."