A Guide for Foreign Buyers

Posted by Serena Hoffman on 06/07/2024 11:26 AM


Embarking on a journey to find your dream property in an exotic locale is an adventure many of us dream about. Belize, with its stunning landscapes, beautiful people, the awesome food and welcoming atmosphere, continues to be a magnet for those seeking not just a piece of paradise but a place to call home.

Can Foreigners Buy Property in Belize? Absolutely!


Belize isn't just its natural beauty; it's the accessibility and simplicity of investing here. Foreigners can indeed buy property in Belize, enjoying the same rights as local buyers. This inclusive approach has made Belize a hotspot for investors, particularly from the USA and Canada, despite currency exchange considerations.

The Belize real estate market is vibrant, with a significant portion of our transactions being foreign-to-foreign sales. While the stronger American dollar has presented challenges for Canadian buyers, the intrinsic value and potential for appreciation in Belizean property remain compelling reasons to invest.

Why Choose Belize?


  • Low Tax Jurisdiction: No Capital Gains Tax, low property tax and no estate tax.
    Your investment gains stay with you, providing a clear financial advantage.
  • Ease of Transaction: With all contracts in English and straightforward legal processes, buying property is hassle-free.
  • Attractive Property Values: Compared to other Caribbean destinations, Belize offers remarkable value, allowing for investments not seen in the U.S. since the 60s and 70s.
  • Full Ownership: Enjoy the security of full title ownership, a cornerstone of Belizean property law.

Securing Your Paradise


Choosing the right agent is crucial. Ask locals about the agent you want, and search on social media for reviews or comments. Here at RE/MAX 1st Choice Belize our reputation for integrity, extensive local knowledge, and commitment to excellence sets us apart. We understand the local market dynamics and are adept at finding properties that match your unique needs. Be aware, Belize does not participate in a Multiple Listing Service. Instead we cooperate with all brokerages, so that we can provide a full service package. Like anywhere in the world, local Belize real estate scams do exist. Be wary of fast-talking real estate brokers, attorneys or anyone making a high-pressure sales pitch. Do not be afraid to walk away or take your own deliberate time on any real estate transaction.


Looking Ahead


The real estate landscape in Belize continues to evolve, offering new opportunities and challenges. As your trusted partner, we remain at the forefront, ready to provide you with the insights and support you need to make informed decisions. Whether you're searching for a beachfront villa, a jungle retreat, or an investment property, Belize has it all. And with RE/MAX 1st Choice Belize, you're not just investing in property; you're investing in a lifestyle.

Got questions? Your dream property is just a conversation away. Let's make your Belizean dream come true.

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