Real Estate in Belize
Last updated on Apr 08, 2023
Summary: An expat looking to buy a home in Belize should start by researching the different areas of the country and deciding which one best suits their needs. They should then contact a local real estate agent to help them find a suitable property. Homes in Belize typically include amenities such as air conditioning, swimming pools, and outdoor patios. Many homes also come with fully equipped kitchens and modern appliances. Foreigners are allowed to own property in Belize, but there are certain restrictions. For example, foreigners are not allowed to own land within 50 miles of the coast or within 10 miles of the border. Additionally, foreigners must obtain permission from the government before purchasing any property.
How do I find a place to live in Belize?
We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:
"Originally San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, but after 4 years it got over populated and prices went way up. Moved to the mainland Northern Belize were there is less rain and humidity and 15 minutes from Chetumal where you can get low cost everything," said one person in Corozal.
"I choose the San Ignacio area as it has the best local downtown, expats and locals mix well together, the folks are so friendly and the Expats are like my other family ! I found my home, thru Rainforest Realty www.rainforestrealty.com," remarked one foreigner who made the move to Belize City.
What is a typical expat home or apartment like in Belize?
About the Author
Betsy Burlingame is one of the founders of Digital Nomad Exchange and the Founder and President of Expat Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange and Digital Nomad Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.
Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.
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