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Real Estate in Bahamas

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on Mar 22, 2023

Summary: An expat looking to buy a home in the Bahamas should begin by researching the different areas of the country and the types of properties available. They should also consider their budget and the type of amenities they are looking for. Popular areas for expats include Nassau, Grand Bahama, and the Out Islands. Homes in the Bahamas typically include amenities such as swimming pools, private beaches, and outdoor living spaces. Many homes also feature modern kitchens, spacious bedrooms, and luxurious bathrooms. Foreigners are allowed to purchase property in the Bahamas, but there are certain restrictions. For example, foreigners must obtain a permit from the government before they can purchase property. Additionally, foreigners are not allowed to purchase property in certain areas, such as the Family Islands.

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How do I find a place to live in Bahamas?

We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"The best way to find a place to live in the Bahamas is to use an online real estate listing site such as Propertyskipper or Bahamas Realty. You can peruse both of these websites to find places that match your budget, desired location and size. Additionally, it is possible to come to the Bahamas and look at locations in person. There are frequently notice boards in grocery stores and other places around the islands that advertise available properties. It is also advisable to seek out any information regarding rentals on social media platforms such as Facebook, where locals post details of their homes and apartments that they would like to rent out," remarked one member in Bahamas.

"We use a real estate agent. We choose the western side of the island, no traffic! But of course it depends where your office is located," explained one expat living in Nassau, Bahamas.

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About the Author

Betsy Burlingame Betsy Burlingame is the Founder and President of Expat Exchange and is one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. She launched Expat Exchange in 1997 as her Master's thesis project at NYU. Prior to Expat Exchange, Betsy worked at AT&T in International and Mass Market Marketing. She graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a BA in International Business and German.

Some of Betsy's articles include 12 Best Places to Live in Portugal, 7 Best Places to Live in Panama and 12 Things to Know Before Moving to the Dominican Republic. Betsy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Connect with Betsy on LinkedIn.

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