Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#104893 - 06/16/05 03:22 PM A.C. Condominiums  
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 203
belizelaw Offline
.
belizelaw  Offline
Has anyone on the board purchased a condominium and wish to share the experience? I'm just looking, and I'd like to hear from those of you who took the plunge, where you bought, and the pros and cons of your decision as you see it. Thanks in advance!

#104894 - 06/17/05 04:05 PM Re: A.C. Condominiums  
Joined: Jun 2005
Posts: 2,010
Loansum-Al K Offline
.
Loansum-Al K  Offline
Belizelaw,
My wife & I purchased one in February. They were just breaking ground for the foundation at the time and it will not be compete until May 2006. Things move slow on AC, that's why we like it so much. We're going down the end of this month and again in October. We'll be selecting tile, cabinets, etc. Other than being excited as hell for it to be complete, we have very little experience to share. Prepare to spend $265+ per square foot. Our's is in a nine unit complex. The builder is taking 3 of them. One for his primary residence and the other two for guests and family. I like the idea of the builder being one of the owners! Thinks get done! If interested, you can contact me at al@penmortgage.com and I'll give you the name of the contractor and email you some pictures.


I'm happier than a pig in s__t...a foot on the sand...and a Belikin in my hand!
#104895 - 06/18/05 04:31 PM Re: A.C. Condominiums  
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 3,054
Lan Sluder/Belize First Offline
.
Lan Sluder/Belize First  Offline
Wow, US$265 a square foot! Who would have thought!? And you can still build a nice concrete house in Corozal for US$35 or $40 a foot.

--Lan Sluder


Lan Sluder/Belize First
http://www.belizefirst.com
#104896 - 06/18/05 04:36 PM Re: A.C. Condominiums  
Joined: Apr 2000
Posts: 8,868
SP Daily Offline
.
SP Daily  Offline
Lan: Give us some examples of that. Have you done this? Seen costs of buildings built for US$35- US$40 per square foot? Complete? Including land and other improvements (as in a condo)? Everything I've ever seen says that is IMPOSSIBLE!!!

#104897 - 06/18/05 05:10 PM Re: A.C. Condominiums  
Joined: Nov 2000
Posts: 5,399
ScubaLdy Offline
.
ScubaLdy  Offline
First off - you need to understand that beach front is now running $400, US per beach foot. So you have to take how many units are on a lot and figure that cost in.
Lagoon lots are not as much but not cheap and they can be really nice.
After you figure the cost of land you can they start thinking about building cost - remember - everything has to be brought out here by barge. Then if you are north of the cut it has to be barged, along with vehicles to transport it once the barge is docked, to the property.
The laborers still are not paid much considering what the cost of living is for them here.
But all of this is only money. The real issue here is time!!!
Before you pick a builder or a project ask around about their previous projects. Quality of work is very important here. If money is no problem and you really don't care how long it takes to have your place completed - then you can sit back and join the gringos laughing and drinking their Belikins.
laugh


Harriette
Take only pictures leave only bubbles
#104898 - 06/19/05 04:06 PM Re: A.C. Condominiums  
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 5,680
Diane Campbell Offline
.
Diane Campbell  Offline
Clarification -
Beachfront property on the windward side of AC is more like $1,500 USD - 4,000 USD per front foot (not $400), depending on the location and depth of the parcel of land.


Links
Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!

Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!


Things to do

News
Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
BelizeNews.com
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Amandala
Love FM
The Reporter
PLUS TV
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
SanPedroScoop
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater

Blogs
San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
Tacogirl
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Bound for Belize
Conch Creative
As The Coconuts Drop
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Conch Shell Inn: All rooms are right on the beach in the heart of San Pedro, so within walking distance to anything and everything!!
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
June
S M T W T F S
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
Mini Chat
Who's Online Now
2 registered members (wantingislandlife, 1 invisible), 244 guests, and 11 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums44
Topics64,663
Posts463,685
Members18,834
Most Online1,262
Jun 10th, 2007



AmbergrisCaye.com CayeCaulker.org HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town
BelizeSearch.com Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History
BelizeNews.com Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory
BelizeCards.com Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0