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bobbyveee replied to the thread woodworker on the Belize forum on September 15, 2014:
2nvme initially posted:
Hi! I live in a small rural town near Toronto Canada. I'm a cabinet maker looking to move to Belize to start a cabinet or furniture making business. Also with the possibility of home renovations. Is it possible and where would be the best areas of surviving with this type of business.
bobbyveee replied on September 15, 2014 with:
Its all down to money, wages are less than $1000bd a month. Theres beautiful local cabinetry, but time is something locals dont nunderstand. You are right, really good on time wood workers are needed, but you need a work permit and then contacts, You'd go broke waiting. Sad but true
2nvme replied on September 15, 2014 with:
Thanks for the reply.You say that there is a lot of wood workers there. Then why do a lot of houses look all beaten up. Looks like they could use wood workers that do quality work. I've heard through other forums that they could use quality cabinet makers that are on time with there products.
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bobbyveee replied to the thread Any rentals? on the Belize forum on September 14, 2014:
redkramer initially posted:
Are there any rentals out there that any one knows of that are closer to $1000 per month? The contact with belizemanagement led to an apt. For $1500. Do you think there is anything more affordable in ambergris caye? We have planned three months there. Thanks, Debbie
bobbyveee replied on September 14, 2014 with:
Thats a fair price for when and where you want to be , as Bucky says , you can get cheaper, but not on the Cayes , and if you find cheaper on the Cayes, theres usually a catch !!
buckiboa replied on September 12, 2014 with:
AC and Placencia are the most expensive places to stay. Unless your heart is set on it, look at other areas.
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bobbyveee replied to the thread Grand Belizean Estates? on the Belize forum on September 14, 2014:
Mommy2all6 initially posted:
I've read lots of articles and listings on this development. We have visited the area as well. The roads are great up to the development, as well as throughout. We also noticed some building and a completed house for sale. Just wanted to see if anyone has personal experiences with this development? Lots are listed at around 20k and would obviously be something to keep for several years to resell or build on. Just looking for additional info.....rather than from a realtor salesman! Thanks!
bobbyveee replied on September 14, 2014 with:
Theres a very good article with lots of pics in the San Pedro Scoop , worth a look
bobbyveee replied on September 14, 2014 with:
Its not far from our beach bungalow and until i met a couple at Wayo's bar , id never heard of it either. They had read about it and paid money sight unseen , I nearly choked on my Belikin beer . I told them to proceed very carefully and get reliable realtor or attorney to check it out , they thought i was crazy. I hope they dont get their fingers urnt
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bobbyveee replied to the thread starting a buiness on the Belize forum on September 11, 2014:
tasemie initially posted:
hi there, I am from Toronto, Canada wants to move to belize to possibly opening up an internet café with copy center or partenering with somebody who plans to move there with the relative business.i have travelled and lived in many countries in the past and now I wanna try that part of the world and maybe retire there. thanks. mickey.
bobbyveee replied on September 11, 2014 with:
Hi Mickey. What quite a few expats do, is run an internet based co. that trades outside Belize. You can do that without permits etc. Or work for an internet company in the US or Canada that allows you to base yourself overseas. I know 3 couples on AC who do this, basically running the own Co.'s
Melissajane replied on September 10, 2014 with:
Make sure you have read up on work permits and self employment permits as you must have these to work. I agree wit Bobbyveee - not sure there is really that much call for this type of business here - wifi is everywhere, so there is easy access to internet without needing an internet café. Placencia has an internet café and copy shop, and it is also the local stationery store, so no need for another business doing the same in this area. There may be other areas of the country where there is a need for this.
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bobbyveee replied to the thread Long term cart rental on the Belize forum on September 10, 2014:
Grawyl initially posted:
Hello. Over the next few years, my wife and I will be preparing for a move to AK and during this time we'll have many questions and I hope some can be answered here. First question for today; do any of the cart rental companies provide long term rental rates? I ask, because when we do move, we wont be citizens and wont be able to own our own cart but will most likely need one.
bobbyveee replied on September 10, 2014 with:
If the cart is rented with the beach bungalow its cheaper ie $400usd This is for 6 month + rentals
bjlindsey replied on September 09, 2014 with:
I know a couple paying around that same price.
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bobbyveee replied to the thread MOVING TO BELIZE on the Belize forum on September 09, 2014:
CAJUNMAN68 initially posted:
My wife and I are packing our two teenage girls up and plan on moving to Belize within the year. We are looking for a good area to rent that we can get a great breeze so no AC is needed but not to far from the beach so our girls can just go when wanted. Will need 3 bedrooms. Any ideas of a good area??? I need help. And full of questions. Hoping someone will have patience and help with questions.
bobbyveee replied on September 09, 2014 with:
No problems, Americans welcome, St Lucia is part of the British Commonwealth and welcomes North Americans, great place to go/ live , let me know if i can help in anyway
losee1 replied on September 09, 2014 with:
I lived in the USVI and being a US citizen I had always believed that St Lucia was off the list for US Citizens to live there is that not correct? In other words can a US Citizen live on the island and have the same rights buy property etc as St Lucians? Let me know I have friends who want to live there and buy property... Thanks BSL
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I have a lovely 3 bedroom home on Caye Caulker one block behind front street. 2 bedrooms for rent by the night or monthly in my 3 bedroom home. Fully furnished.
Ailletoo replied to the thread Independence week in Placencia on the Belize forum on September 06, 2014:
jeffzm1023 initially posted:
I will be be in Placencia from Sept 20-26 closing on a home. As a new part-time peninnsula resident, I'd love to dive headfirst into some of the local fun. Are there some Independence Day / Week festivities that I should be aware of?
Ailletoo replied on September 06, 2014 with:
Oh good, we'll be visiting for the first time during that week too.
Melissajane replied on September 05, 2014 with:
Saturday 7pm - 1am Independence Eve - live music at the pier. Flagraisng ceremony at 11pm, fireworks to follow. Sunday 4am (yes, in the morning) Jouvert Parade starting at Street Feet Nightclub, 10am Independence Day parade/carnival. 10am-6pm village council bar open for celebrations. These are all Belizean times, so everything will probably start later than announced here, by up to a couple of hours!
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bjlindsey replied to the thread Long Term Rental close to Canucks on the Belize forum on September 05, 2014:
bjlindsey initially posted:
Looking for possible year round rental near Canucks/Road Kill Bar. Prefer 1 BR / 1 BA...something that will sleep 4 with a pullout. Doesn't have to be furnished. Must have view of Caribbean! Under $1000/mo with the option to sublet to friends. Thanks.
bjlindsey replied on September 05, 2014 with:
Thx!!
bobbyveee replied on September 05, 2014 with:
Try Coleen at www.bleasemanagement.com
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justcurious posted US taxes on the Belize forum on September 04, 2014:
Antone know of a Tax person/ CPA living in Belize for an in person consultation of my tax needs. I am a full time resident here under the retirement program. Thanks!
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