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Posted By: Found Nemo

Great forum!! and looking for advice - 03/23/08 03:33 PM

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!!
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Posted By: elbert

Re: Great forum!! and looking for advice - 03/23/08 03:47 PM

Nemo,
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
Posted By: CarlosCabanas

Re: Great forum!! and looking for advice - 03/23/08 04:02 PM

The guys at Coral Beach Reality are straight up. As for advice... don't buy on line... make the trip.

Carlos
Posted By: Tim Callanan

Re: Great forum!! and looking for advice - 03/23/08 05:49 PM

I would love to help you.I have a web site
investinbelize.com
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

Tim
Posted By: 2MILESNORTHOFCUT

Re: Great forum!! and looking for advice - 03/23/08 06:42 PM

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.
Posted By: Found Nemo

Re: Great forum!! and looking for advice - 03/23/08 06:51 PM

thanks for the great tips and pm's so far everyone! I am coming down in the next month or so....so 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.
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Posted By: pugwash

Re: Great forum!! and looking for advice - 03/23/08 07:03 PM

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.
Posted By: Found Nemo

Re: Great forum!! and looking for advice - 03/23/08 07:17 PM

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.
Posted By: weile

Re: Great forum!! and looking for advice - 03/23/08 11:53 PM


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.
Posted By: deadserious

Re: Great forum!! and looking for advice - 03/24/08 12:40 AM

Tim and Tina at investinbelize.com were great for my wife and I when we purchased. I highly recommend them.

(now do I get a commission on the sale Tim?)
Posted By: Found Nemo

Re: Great forum!! and looking for advice - 03/24/08 04:42 AM

If Tim an Tina help me...I will buy u a frosty cold daddy or 12 mr deadserious.
Iam really looking forward to meeting a lot of you.
Posted By: margarita

Re: Great forum!! and looking for advice - 03/24/08 06:44 PM

Claudio at Southwinds was marvelous at all times and took care of everything we needed done for our beachfront real estate. I believe he grew up in San Pedro and is very familiar with all fo the legal paperwork.
All we had to do was pay our annual taxes at San Pedro Town Hall
Here's the listing through this website.

http://southwindproperties.net/index.html
Belize it!
P.S. There was one awesome home for sale up North with 2 units and a Main living area, wrap around porch, dock, boat, water toys,& a Palapa bar! Haven't been recently so I don't know what ever happened but that is a gorgious house near an awesome part of the reef - up near Mexico Rocks.
Belize it!
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