Belize Real Estate
Belize Real Estate
Belize is one of the hottest real estate markets in the Caribbean & Central America. Belize Real Estate has been booming over recent years as the country grows as a tourism and investment destination.
In Belize, we do not have a standard MLS which makes working with a Belize real estate professional and Belize real estate agent even more important. It also makes the job of a realtor different than what you are used to in other jurisdictions. A RE/MAX Belize real estate agent can help you navigate the market and find the perfect investment property or home in paradise.
Belize Real Estate Ownership
Belize is British Common Law which means foreigners have the same ownership rights as a Belizean citizen. Belize is the only country in Central America that allows foreigners freehold property ownership.
When you buy a property in Belize, you own the real estate outright with a fee-simple title. The big draw to owning property in Belize is the fact that foreigners can buy property freely and have the reassurance that their property asset is protected.
Investing in Belize Real Estate
There are hundreds of reasons so many people are investing off-shore in Belize. Some of the many reasons to invest in Belize real estate include;
- Belize has No Capital Gains Tax
- You Own Property Outright with a Fee Simple Title
- Belize has No Inheritance Tax (Estate Tax)
- Full Foreign Ownership
- Low Property Tax
- Low Corporate Tax
- Foreign Investment Incentives & Programs
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Owning Belize Real Estate
It is very easy to buy and own Belize real estate as a foreigner. Especially when compared to other markets like; Mexico, Costa Rica, St Thomas, Panama, Honduras, etc. Belize is one of the most pro-foreign direct investment countries in the region.
Belize also incentivizes investment and foreign ownership of real estate. In Belize, when buying real estate a foreigner has the same rights as a Belizean citizen to property ownership.
There are a few things to know when buying land in Belize.
Popularity of Belize Real Estate
Living and investing in Belize allows you to stay close to home. Belize is a short flight from the US or Canada with direct flights from most major airports. Belize is also English-speaking. Along with being English-speaking, Belize also practices British Common Law and allows for full-foreign ownership and some of the strongest property ownership rights in the world.
Belize has growing tourism without new lodging or vacation rental inventory. With increased awareness comes increased demand but the lodging and vacation rental inventory supply is behind the tourism and vacation rental demand.
There are a lot of great Belize real estate trends that lead to its popularity.
Ambergris Caye Real Estate
Ambergris Caye is the largest island in Belize and the #1 destination in the country. Ambergris Caye is on the western coast of Belize and on the northern Caribbean side.
San Pedro is the main municipality on Ambergris Caye. Ambergris Caye provides an array of Belize real estate opportunities for both personal use and investment.
Buying Belize Land
Belize Land is a wide scope with a variety of different ownership and investment opportunities. Properties and land in Belize range from the Caribbean Islands of Ambergris Caye and Caye Caulker to the jungle rain forests of Cayo and Punta Gorda.
One of the draws to owning land in Belize and investing in Belize land is the fact that property is owned outright and property taxes in Belize are very low as Belize is a low-tax jurisdiction.
Belize Real Estate Listings
$10,000 — $1,500,000
These Kiosks are located on the main road to Secret Beach roughly 1 mile from the west coast. This is an opportunity to own a mixed-use property that can be used for commercial or residential use. The property already has 4 kiosks.
4,500 sq ft
Palmaya Woods is a community near Secret Beach on Ambergris Caye. There are only a few lots left in the popular off-beach community. The lots in Palmaya Woods measure 60 feet x 100 feet (6,000 sq feet) and the properties are listed at $47,000 with 20% down financing available.
6,000 sq ft
The Headsail is a single-story 1,559 square feet house in Mahogany Bay Village. The home has 2 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. It is a canal-front homesite in the gated community and master-planned development of Mahogany Bay.
1,559 sq ft
Casita L in Habitat Belize is 1,838 square feet with 3 bedrooms & 4 bathrooms. Casita L is one of the home options available in the community of Habitat Belize. It is one of the larger home options available in the community.
1,838 sq ft
This is a 300 square foot eco-friendly tiny home near Secret Beach and the West Coast of Ambergris Caye, Belize. The home is on a 60 x 75 feet lot and is is fully self-sustaining with solar power, a cistern, and a compostable septic system.
300 sq ft