Real Estate

Building permits on Ambergris Caye: What are the requirements for building on Ambergris Caye? Permits, time constraints, can we be our own builder and can we bring our own plans from a USA certified architect?

You will need a building permit.  Complete plans are to be submitted to the local housing authority for review, after which permits are issued.   Go to the Town Board and ask for zoning and other conditions that affect your area before desi... Read More

How to Buy Property in Belize

For anyone looking to buy property in Belize, this guide gives a first class starting point Steps 1 Why Belize? 2 Belize is the only English-speaking country in Central America and has retained strong links with the UK.The country still recognises... Read More

How to get building permits in Belize

The building season for many foreign investors in Belize starts now. We have compiled this information that may be useful for those first time builders in Belize. The info has been vetted by the Central Building Authority prior to its release. If you... Read More

I was in Belize for the first time a couple months ago, and my wife and I are thinking of purchasing a property in Ambergris Caye where we could live for several months of the year. I spoke to a bank in my city, and they told me they will not give a

"If I cannot make my payments for some reason and the Belize Bank takes my property, can they also take my assets in Belize (or in Canada)? " No, they can’t. But, don’t make the mistake of signing over any U.S. based property to the ba... Read More

Insuring Your Property

Property Insurance - What is available, what does it cost? Good insurance coverage is available in Belize. There are several companies from which to choose, and naturally the policies vary a bit company by company. The commentary below is a overview... Read More