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Great forum!! and looking for advice #273829
03/23/08 09:33 AM
03/23/08 09:33 AM
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 4
Southlake Texas
Found Nemo Offline OP
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Hey everyone...New to the forum and looking for a second home. My family has travelled extensively through Mexico and central America, but we have never been to Ambergris.

Do you guys have a real estate agent you are fond of? I am researching properties on the internet, and found a few north of San Pedro. I want oceanfront and would prefer a villa or house.

I am a Texan, and an avid Diver and golfer. I know....I should know all about the "hole", but I have never convinced my dive buddies to make it that far south to dive.

Any help is appreciated...and I am thrilled there is such a great forum to be on!!

Re: Great forum!! and looking for advice [Re: Found Nemo] #273830
03/23/08 09:47 AM
03/23/08 09:47 AM
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 13,662
San Pedro Belize
elbert Offline
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The Island down the reef a bit is totally dedicated to be one large first class golf course you may have found your sweet spot on the planet.
Ton of people selling realestate you shouldn't have a problem there either

White Sands Dive Shop
Re: Great forum!! and looking for advice [Re: elbert] #273833
03/23/08 10:02 AM
03/23/08 10:02 AM
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 227
San Pedro, Belize
CarlosCabanas Offline
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The guys at Coral Beach Reality are straight up. As for advice... don't buy on line... make the trip.


Re: Great forum!! and looking for advice [Re: Found Nemo] #273846
03/23/08 11:49 AM
03/23/08 11:49 AM
Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 609
San Pedro
Tim Callanan Offline
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I would love to help you.I have a web site
or just give me your # and I will call you, makes it easier to elaborate for me
e-mail is good [email protected]
Talk soon


Re: Great forum!! and looking for advice [Re: Tim Callanan] #273850
03/23/08 12:42 PM
03/23/08 12:42 PM
Joined: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,971
New Jersey & Ambergris Caye be...
Our experience with Ambergris Caye Seaside Reality has and continues to be excellent. They are professional and have been in business for many years. You can find their website at www.AMBERGRISCAYE.COM in the real estate section. Good Luck, You have picked a beautiful Island to consider investing in.

Re: Great forum!! and looking for advice [Re: 2MILESNORTHOFCUT] #273851
03/23/08 12:51 PM
03/23/08 12:51 PM
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 4
Southlake Texas
Found Nemo Offline OP
Found Nemo  Offline OP
thanks for the great tips and pm's so far everyone! I am coming down in the next month or looking forward to my first trip. I have to say..there are some great websites for info on AC.
I have so many questions, so I will be a major pain and ask away and explore this great forum.

Re: Great forum!! and looking for advice [Re: 2MILESNORTHOFCUT] #273853
03/23/08 01:03 PM
03/23/08 01:03 PM
Joined: Aug 2007
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While there may well be many good agents in SP, the system is not quite the same as you may be used to: There is no MLS in Belize, so it is not uncommon to see the same property offered by several agents, not always at the same price.

Take a trip down, look at several areas, and “interview” agents: What type of amenities are you looking for, and will you supplement cost of ownership by renting, even occasionally? Very few properties in San Pedro will offer positive cash flow, so your financial ability to buy and hold a second home may define the type of property you ultimately buy.

It took me 5 trips over an 18 month period, and a couple of false starts before finding the property that we have ended up buying: with each trip the criteria changed slightly, as did the perception of how much time we would spend each year in San Pedro

A buyer’s agency agreement with someone you feel comfortable with would at least shift the fiduciary responsibility to working in your best interests as opposed to the sellers.

It's rarely rocket science, it's usually just math: then again if you can't do the math.......
Re: Great forum!! and looking for advice [Re: pugwash] #273854
03/23/08 01:17 PM
03/23/08 01:17 PM
Joined: Mar 2008
Posts: 4
Southlake Texas
Found Nemo Offline OP
Found Nemo  Offline OP
thanks pug...I do not plan on renting my home. My father is 65 and he is a carribean "pirate"!! He and his wife are going to live permanently where I buy. I have as long as it takes..and am in no hurry. Probably pulling the trigger in the next 12-18 months.

Re: Great forum!! and looking for advice [Re: Found Nemo] #273878
03/23/08 05:53 PM
03/23/08 05:53 PM
Joined: Mar 2002
Posts: 364
weile Offline
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Almost as many realtors as bars here now - and a few fortune hunters among them, I'm sure. Some of them are based on selling land that they own themselves, I believe.
Longest established real eststate companies on the island and the ones I would buy from without worries include Sunrise, Southwind and Seaside.

Re: Great forum!! and looking for advice [Re: weile] #273885
03/23/08 06:40 PM
03/23/08 06:40 PM
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 1,740
Las Vegas, NV
deadserious Offline
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Tim and Tina at were great for my wife and I when we purchased. I highly recommend them.

(now do I get a commission on the sale Tim?)

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