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Go2belize replied to the thread Buying a Hotel on the Belize forum on October 01, 2014:
Olorin initially posted:
My wife and I, together with another couple from the US, are considering moving abroad at some point in the future, and toying with the idea of looking at a boutique hotel to purchase. Not for the income (we would be able to retire without needing income from the country we move to) so much as a way to get involved in the locale and the folks and expats living there. Have been following the Belize, Costa Rica, and Saint Lucia boards (because that is the kind of place we would like to move to), to educate ourselves on opnions from everyone of the pros and cons of these various locations. Would appreciate any advice of how to approach looking at real estate purchases of this type, and specific places folks recommend. Our basic parameters are wanting to be on the beach, not isolated and somewhat close to a city and airport. AC, and Placencia seem interesting in Belize, Costa Rica seems to have a lot of options, and Saint Lucia almost everywhere is close to the beach. As a first time post to the forum would love to hear what folks think.
Go2belize replied 5 hours ago with:
The Corozal Bay Resort closed in Feb, but just advertised that it is for rent for $2500 per month. It appears that the owners went back to their home country. They have a Facebook page. Included is 10 thatch roof cabanas and a pool.
Kenubelizeit replied on September 30, 2014 with:
You might also want to look at cayo espanto close to AC for a boutique hotel experience or even captain morgans at Placencia look at turtle inn or roberts grove or even the placencia
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buckiboa replied to the thread Baltimoreans Retiring Abroad on the Belize forum on September 30, 2014:
carol0324 initially posted:
Hello, I'm looking for Baltimoreans who have retired abroad for an article I'm writing for the Baltimore Beacon. If you have retired abroad, or are planning to, and would be willing to be interviewed, please email me at carolsorgen@gmail.com. Thank you!
buckiboa replied on September 30, 2014 with:
Sorry don't know anyone here from Baltimore.
bobbyveee replied on September 30, 2014 with:
Sorry, a Brit and a Texan here
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buckiboa replied to the thread Moving to town of Corozal in motorhome from USA on the Belize forum on September 28, 2014:
1Bry initially posted:
Thinking of doing this next year. I would find a group headed that way and beyond to travel with. Would I find any place to rent to park it that would have water, power and sewer or would I have to buy some dirt to park on?
buckiboa replied on September 28, 2014 with:
Yes, I live in Corozal. Did not move here in a motor home and while there are some areas you could park one, I don't think this area is conducive for that large of a vehicle. The roads are narrow and between the bicycles and people walking, they are hard to negotiate most of the time. If you want to live off the grid you could go out to Cerros Sands where there is plenty of room for a motor home. Beluze Lenny knows all about that area. I agree with everyone that it may cost you a fortune but you would need to check with customs here in Corozal. I did see a large motor home coming through the border the other day. I wasn't in a position to ask the gentleman driving the cost, but I am sure you can find out. Wechaealwaysfound the people att he border/customs to be very helpful. For the most part, everything we have brought into the country has been reasonable but we have not brought in a vehicle (bought one here). Hope this helps. We love living in Corozal and there are a lot of places for rent and for sale but you just don't see motor homes parked around. I guess if you bought a lot you could put whatever you want on it.
1Bry replied on September 28, 2014 with:
Daned phone number is 602.989.8740.
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Melissajane replied to the thread Checking out Belize on the Belize forum on September 28, 2014:
hulaross initially posted:
Hi, I'm a single woman wanting to move to Belize when I retire next year. I'll be coming to visit in Nov, I'd like to hook up with someone that will show me around. Also where is the best place to stay that is not to expensive.
Melissajane replied on September 28, 2014 with:
Happy to help in the Placencia area. This is one of the more expensive though.
Kenubelizeit replied on September 28, 2014 with:
If you need help and are serious kindly email direct at kenubelizeit@yahoo.com
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pfaffy1 replied to the thread Searching for Artists on the Belize forum on September 25, 2014:
pfaffy1 initially posted:
I am searching for artists who might be interested in creating a coalition of support for a plan I have to develop an art curriculum for the elementary grades in Belize. This may involve 2 meetings a year in Belize to offer ideas and make suggestions for this project. After visiting 4 schools last October with the Belize Education Project in the Cayo District, I felt there was a need to include Visual Art as a subject in the schools. As a recently retired elementary and art teacher, I would like to move this plan forward, but need some help from the visual arts community. This year, I am returning with BEP, and am extending my stay another 3 nights with the hope of developing alliances. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
pfaffy1 replied on September 25, 2014 with:
Thanks for your suggestion, I'll keep the info.
Mommy2all6 replied on September 25, 2014 with:
Im very interested in your project. We recently purchased property on Amber. caye and I have been looking for opportunities to help with the school systems. I was also a teacher, although my MA is in Special Education and high school, I would love to see how I can be of assistance. Please let me know if I can help!
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bobbyveee replied to the thread Purchasing a business on the Belize forum on September 24, 2014:
kraespub initially posted:
I'm looking at purchasing an existing business with an "office" in Belize City and the business on Sanctuary Island. I'm planning a trip down in December to check it out but any advice for me before I can get there? I'm a single woman.
bobbyveee replied on September 24, 2014 with:
Take MJ's advice, she knows what shes talking about
Melissajane replied on September 24, 2014 with:
Hi - I think you are referring to Sanctuary Belize - this is not actually an island, but a very large development on the mainland that also has an island as part of the property they own. Without knowing the details, I would try to avoid an office in Belize City - very few people want to live in the city, and the country is small enough that there is no need to have an office there - Belmopan, the capital, is just an hour's drive away. As far as being a single woman - same considerations as apply anywhere. Be careful and you'll be fine. Feel free to email me with questions/concerns, either about business/ living here, or travelling/living here as a single female. Melissa@placenciapropertyrentals.com
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bobbyveee replied to the thread Attorney Starting a business in Belize on the Belize forum on September 24, 2014:
Kellykramer1982 initially posted:
Hello All, I'm looking into starting a language/tutoring business in Belize. I would offer on-site as well as e-tutoring. I could also offer consulting as I have a J.D. and substantial contracts and insurance claims background. Any comments as to the feasibility of either focus?
bobbyveee replied on September 24, 2014 with:
In other words there are enough really experienced legal eagles in Belize already. You might need to try elsewhere.
HappyMoon replied on September 24, 2014 with:
Belize law is based on British law and it can be quite different to that in USA! It is noticeable in land purchases, so an American purchasing land in Belize cannot assume they are familiar on the process based on their experiences in USA.
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bobbyveee replied to the thread Corozal Town long term rental property on the Belize forum on September 24, 2014:
bangle initially posted:
Moving to Belize. Looking for rental property. Contacted several real estate brokers and property management companies but no luck. Can you help?
bobbyveee replied on September 24, 2014 with:
The realtors on AC dont do rentals , really only into property . bleasemanagement do most of the lettings and AC is very compact , once your there good realtors will show you all you want. Also lots on line . Some people expect everything to be done for them . !!!
bangle replied on September 24, 2014 with:
Thanks everyone! Looking forward to Belize.
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Bhugsy replied to the thread Dreamscapes Property Owners on the Belize forum:
DIVINGYORKMOM initially posted:
Hello all, I am looking to get in contact with People who have bought property in Dreamscapes of Belize Development. Please contact me if you will? Thanks and looking forward to talking with you Sandra
Bhugsy replied on September 22, 2014 with:
We have been in touch with an attorney and have found that Kenneth J. Dunn has been disbarred in Fla. from practicing law as of July 16 2009. He was found to make fraudulent claims to the Medicare system. We want to hear from any and all owners so we can recoup any of our loses. Kenneth J. Dunn was also forbidden by the supreme court, case #SC09-138, section 2, subsection 6 subsection 2, "not to receive, disburse, or otherwise handle trust funds or property." We have an issue that needs to be resolved. There is a history of fraudulent behavior and any attempts to communicate with Mr. Dunn of Oasis has been ignored by him. Please contact me.
Kenubelizeit replied on September 20, 2014 with:
There is something there but no activity very suspicious do your homework thoroughly or come on down and visit for yourself.
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