Belize Update August 2021

Posted by David Kafka on 08/11/2021 08:52 AM

It has been quite some time we have updated you on all of the exciting things going on in Belize and with RE/MAX 1st Choice Belize.

Can you believe it’s already August 2021?

In June, I was a guest writer for Caribbean Culture & Lifestyle, covering 7 Questions to Ask Before Investing in Belize. On July 25th, I had the privilege of being on another HGTV show called Beachfront Bargain Hunt.

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It has been a crazy, busy year. Homes are selling before we even list them, and most listings will have multiple offers.

Why the hype?

I’m sure it’s for many reasons, including:

  • People want a quieter place to retire.

  • People are taking money out of the propped-up stock market and investing in real assets.

  • People who have been coming to visit are now buying a home, creating their Plan B.

  • Belize is open, and in January, we will be over 120% of air flights from pre-covid times.

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Back in June, the cruise ships started sailing to Belize and some airlines started to increase flights.

Alaska Air will start serving Belize on November 19, and Frontier will start on December 11.

Soon after, all the usual airlines will be starting back up, like Air Canada, West Jet, Southwest. Plus United Airlines will be increasing the number of flights to Belize.

We’ve had a second wave of the virus, so starting August 1st, we had a new curfew in place for 9:00 pm. As of August 4th, we have 432 COVID cases. The tourists are still coming to visit, and they tell my agents and me that they feel safe. They are just ready to get on with life, because as we all know, COVID-19 is here to stay.

In recent months, Belize has received some great press, including Yahoo Finance, which discussed how Belize is a great place to retire because of the 2:1 ratio of BZD to USD.

The Travel website had a few articles on Belize, including where to visit and an interesting one on Belize vs Costa Rica.

The CDC has banned bringing dogs in from Belize and 99 other countries. That has hurt our Humane Societies as we get many visitors and followers who will rescue dogs here to take back to the US. Not sure why Belize is on the list as we do not have a rabies issue on dogs and have not for a very long time.

We’ve had a second wave of the virus, so starting August 1st, we had a new curfew in place for 9:00 pm. As of August 4th, we have 432 COVID cases. The tourists are still coming to visit, and they tell my agents and me that they feel safe. They are just ready to get on with life, because as we all know, COVID-19 is here to stay.

In recent months, Belize has received some great press, including Yahoo Finance, which discussed how Belize is a great place to retire because of the 2:1 ratio of BZD to USD.

The Travel website had a few articles on Belize, including where to visit and an interesting one on Belize vs Costa Rica.

The CDC has banned bringing dogs in from Belize and 99 other countries. That has hurt our Humane Societies as we get many visitors and followers who will rescue dogs here to take back to the US. Not sure why Belize is on the list as we do not have a rabies issue on dogs and have not for a very long time.

What has RE/MAX 1st Choice been up to?

I just signed with RE/MAX LLC and RE/MAX CCA (The Caribbean and Central America) to open an office in Corozal. So, stay tuned to that location as we prepare another way to serve you.

RE/MAX is the leading company in cutting-edge ideas and technology, so we are announcing our new Crypto website for buying or selling in Belize this week. THIS is another great way to get more people looking at YOUR property.

Do you want to dip your toe into investing in Belize? My passive investing fund company, Caribbean Capital Group, has started raising funds for Freshwater Creek. To take advantage of this investment opportunity, click here to set up a call with me.

We need inventory. This year’s sales have been off the charts!

We would love to offer you our top-notch services and list your home with the best company, RE/MAX 1st Choice Belize. It’s simple! Here are the incredible benefits you get when you work with us:

  • You’ll get more leads on your property with our EXCLUSIVE partnership with realtor.com/international and their partner sites.

  • Our exclusivity to realtyhive.com

  • Most of 1st Choice Belize Agents are on teams which means they have the experience and capacity to meet your needs.

  • 1st Choice Belize Agents not only live here, but they also invest in Belize too.

  • Of the top companies in Belize, no one matches our knowledge or has sold real estate longer than us.

  • We serve our community and give back in ways that are most impactful to Belize, like our donation of two fire trucks.

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If you want to switch your listing to country-wide, we have agents that can take care of it for you. Just send us an email by clicking here. We are here for all your listing and buying needs!

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