Belize real estate

Learn about Belize

Q: Where is Belize?
Q: Why should I consider a property investment in Belize?
Q: What restrictions exist on foreign ownership of property in Belize?
Q: Which regions in Belize should I consider for property investment?
Q: What are the visa and entry requirements?
Q: Does Belize offer retirement incentives?
Q: Can I apply for Belizean residency?
Q: What is health care like in Belize?
Q: Is Belize a safe country?
Q: Does Belize offer off-shore banking services?
Q: Do hurricanes affect Belize?
Q: Can pets and animals be brought into Belize?
Q: Who are the main buyers for real estate in Belize?
Q: Can I get a work permit in Belize?

Learn about how to buy a property in Belize

Q: What is the legal basis for owning property in Belize?
Q: What are the legal steps in buying a property in Belize?
Q: Do I have to be present in Belize at the closing?
Q: Is it easy to get financing for real estate in Belize?
Q: How do I go about choosing an attorney?
Q: Can I purchase property in Belize using my IRA?
Q: What are the typical closing costs for a real estate transaction in Belize?
Q: What property taxes do I have to pay?
Q: Can I get title insurance in Belize?
Q: Can I rent out my property when I am not using it?
Q: What are typical construction costs?
Q: Useful links?

Recommended reading guide for Belize

Lonely Planet keeps churning out great guide books and Belize (Country Guide) is no exception. The book covers the country in rich detail and delivers the information in the straightforward, organized way that we've come to expect from Lonely Planet.

But don't look past Moon Belize (Moon Handbooks) written by former Belize resident Joshua Berman. He delivers a guide to some of the best experiences in Belize - from hiking waterfall, jungle horse-rides and diving the reefs at dawn. The guide covers the ground well and will give you all the tools and insight you need to experience the best of Belize.

The Rough Guide to Belize 4 (Rough Guide Travel Guides) is a comprehensive guide to the country and covers all the top attractions. The book also takes a detailed look at the region’s history, cuisine, environment and diverse culture and comes complete with maps and plans for the entire country.

Interested in diving while in Belize? Lonely Planet's Diving & Snorkelling Belize explores 82 of the best dive sites off Belize, with full-color photos and easy-to-read maps throughout. Belize is home to the world's second-largest barrier reef and three of the Western Hemisphere's four coral atolls. Shallow reefs ring the more than 450 cayes and islets, while towering walls plunge into the sea. More than 400 fish species and a host of corals and invertebrates shelter in the warm Caribbean waters.