Bahamas Real Estate

By: Seth Willis

When you think of the Bahamas, your mind is flooded with images of whitewashed beaches, tall and swaying palm trees, lilting music, and a sense of joie de vivre! Just as Bahamas is one of the top-most travel destinations in the world, similarly the Bahamas real estate is gaining fast ground. The Bahamas, offer a great lifestyle, naturally beautiful landscapes and sunny climes. The most obvious draw to the Bahamas has been this region's long and stunning coastlines. Moreover, the Bahamas has long been the favorite 'escape' destination for tourists from the United States and Europe who come here in search of tranquility and natural beauty, not to mention it's an extremely well connected destination.

Enjoying a Piece of Paradise

The Bahamas consists of 700 islands and around 2,500 cays spread over 700 miles of aquamarine waters and white sand beaches and shoreline. Bahamas real estate offers different types of properties including beach front properties, private islands, Vacation homes, and condominiums. Each type of property has its own charm and offers a piece of the real Bahamas.

In the recent past, many people have opted for permanent residency in the Bahamas through a minimum property investment of $500,000. All you require with your application is an evidence of good character, financial support and a written letter saying that you would want to live permanently in the Bahamas. Owning a property in the Bahamas is simple, hassle free and easy!

Whether you are seeking to invest in a condo, or a second home, or a beach front property, the Bahamas real estate market has properties in the range of $100,000 and $250,000. The prices actually vary from location to location. Moreover, beach properties are most expensive. Due to increased investment activity in the Bahamas, the value of the properties, in areas such as New Providence and Paradise Island, has witnessed a phenomenal increase in the recent past! For a one and a half acre beach front site on Old Fort Bay, you many have to shell out as much as $4,500,000.

Amazing Bahamas

Discovered by Christopher Columbus, the Bahamas holds the tourists spellbound, with its huge range of natural wealth. It lies 60 miles of the coast of Florida and has a population of 269,000 people. A tropical paradise, the Bahamas enjoys both dry and wet weather with high humidity in the summers and rainfall from May to October. Most people believe that the Bahamas is about beaches this is not entirely true. Besides water sports and activities, you can also enjoy eco tours, hiking, nature walks, and golf.

Why invest in the Bahamas?

The Bahamas real estate market has grown in leaps and bounds in the last decade. This is because Bahamas offers sound investment options, suitably backed by the government. Investments in the Bahamas make for a good option because:

 It offers a politically stable environment, promoting profitable real estate investments

 It offers a safe and friendly environment to live in

 It has a stable exchange rate and a prudent fiscal policy

 Has a strong infrastructure backed by all modern facilities including health and education facilities

 Public infrastructure is in place with airports, road, and ports.

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