When a foreigner purchases real estate in Belize, the purchase is subject to what’s referred to as a stamp tax upon close of escrow. Essentially, a stamp tax is the same as a transfer tax in the United States. In Belize, the stamp tax is 8%. Stamp taxes are nothing new in the world. Many … Continue reading Understanding Belize’s Stamp Tax
No trip to Belize would be complete without a day spent trekking through the humid and dense jungle, navigating through muddy terrain, seeing prints left by jaguars and pressing forward with that distinct feeling that something or someone is quietly watching you. The Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary provides this experience in spades. It’s 150 miles … Continue reading Hiking in the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary
You’ve made the decision. You are going to Belize. The lure of that crystal blue water, spectacular coral reef and lush landscape are just too strong. You’re yearning to slow down and move at a more relaxed pace. You’re going to Belize. Of course, now that you’ve made that decision, you’re going to need a … Continue reading Should You Buy a House or Condo in Belize?