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Real Estate in Harbour Island, Bahamas

By Betsy Burlingame

Last updated on May 05, 2023

Summary: People living in Harbour Island, Bahamas offer advice about real estate. How do you find a home in Harbour Island? Should you buy or rent? What is the cost of housing?

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How do I find a place to live in Harbour Island?

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

"Finding a place to live in Harbour Island involves several steps. First, you need to determine your budget and what type of accommodation you're looking for. This could range from a beachfront villa, a condo, or a simple apartment. Next, you should research the different areas of Harbour Island to find a location that suits your lifestyle and preferences. Some people might prefer a quiet, secluded area, while others might want to be close to restaurants and shops. Once you have a clear idea of what you're looking for, you can start your search. There are several online real estate platforms that list properties for rent or sale in Harbour Island, such as Bahamas Realty, Damianos Sotheby's International Realty, and H.G. Christie Ltd. These websites allow you to filter your search based on location, property type, price range, and other criteria. In addition to online searches, you might also want to consider hiring a local real estate agent. They can provide valuable insights about the local market, help you negotiate prices, and guide you through the legal process of renting or buying property in the Bahamas. Once you've found a property you're interested in, you should arrange a viewing. This will give you a chance to inspect the property in person and ask any questions you might have. Finally, once you've found your ideal home and agreed on a price, you'll need to sign a lease or purchase agreement. It's recommended to have a lawyer review this document to ensure your rights are protected. Remember, moving to a new country can involve additional considerations, such as visa requirements and health insurance. Make sure to research these aspects thoroughly to ensure a smooth transition to your new home in Harbour Island," said one expat who made the move to Harbour Island.

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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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