Category: FAQ

Gun Laws and Belize

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COVID-19 has increased demand on farms and gun inquiries. Many ask about being able to bring a gun to Belize. The short answer is I wouldn’t recommend it, it can be very expensive. Here’s a short lesson on the rules and regulations of carrying a gun in Belize.

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Can Foreigners Buy Property in Belize?

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Can foreigners buy property in Belize?

That is a very popular question. The short answer is YES!

The majority of our sales this year are foreigner to foreigner. Very few are Belizean own land. For the last few years, most of our buyers are from the USA or Canada.

The American dollar has hurt our transactions with Canadians. The cost of Belize land is priced in USD and since the conversion from USD to CAD is inflated by 30%, purchasing land for Canadians has become too expensive - 25% more expensive.

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Top 5 Questions to Ask When Buying Real Estate in Belize

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With our exclusive relationship with realtor.com/international and other websites, we receive a large number of leads every day. Many leads are the same person messaging four or five different realtors in the same area. In North America, we use one agent, and they show you all the properties you want.

Belize is no different.

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Moving To Belize

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Moving to Belize - The things you need to know. 

Are you ready to make the big move? Your house is on the market and you know you and your family want to move to beautiful Belize, but what’s next?

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Health Insurance in Belize

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Many expats that live in Belize wonder about affordable health insurance. Belize has health centers in nearly every village, that is not an issue; but reliable health service or special care is only found in Belize City which depending on where you live is a few hours drive away.

Many expats that live with a long term health condition travel to near Mexico, or back to the USA for health service if money permits.

Can you depend on your health insurance company when living abroad? I had my doubts, so I asked my friend Arno Chrispeels, an insurance advisor what his thoughts where:

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FAQ - Why Buy Property in Belize?

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There are many reasons why buying property in Belize is a great idea and a good investment. Here are a few of them:

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FAQ - Can I bring my Pet to Belize?

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Yes. The following are the requirements:

  • A valid import permit must be submitted to the BAHA (Belize Agricultural Health Authority) office.

Other documents accompanying the application are:

  • A recent Veterinary health certificate, no older than 14 days.
  • A recent Rabies certificate (not less than a month and not more than a year since last checked)

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FAQ - Where's the best place to live in Belize?

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1st Choice Belize - FAQ

Belize offers different kinds of environments to suit anybody’s dream house, whether it is on the beach, in a peaceful laidback little town, on large agriculture land or even on an Island surrounded by the Caribbean sea.

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FAQ - What are some of the costs when purchasing property in Belize?

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This is our first entry on our ongoing segment “FAQ's about Belize Real Estate”

1st Choice Belize - FAQ

A 5% Stamp tax, which is required by the Government of Belize, on the total value of your purchased asset, however the first $10,000 USD are exempt. Closing Costs will range between 1.5% - 3% which includes getting all transfer documents prepared and lodged a general title search and the finalization of the sales agreement to close the sale.

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