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Eco Investment Properties in Belize

July 15, 2008Article by Ray Withers

It’s not often that you get the chance to invest in paradise from just £25,000, but Property Frontiers have now made this possible. ½ acre land plots clustered around a boutique hotel at the heart of the spectacular Belizean rainforest are now available to investors.

For a limited number of purchases, the developer is offering 50% finance over 5 years meaning investment property in Belize can be bought with an initial outlay of just £12,475. This is a low risk chance to make a solid, ecologically friendly investment in an emerging market where gains of up to 60% are expected on land plots over the next 18 months.

Offering one of the world’s most appealing retirement packages, Belize attracts a consistent influx of retirees, especially from the USA. Free to import car and belongings duty free and exempt from income tax on income sourced in or outside of the country, the fiscal incentives for retirees are obvious. With legal and parliamentary systems similar to those in the UK, the purchase process for land investment in Belize is relatively straightforward. Supported by a healthy economy which sees steady annual GDP growth, Belize also enjoys sustained Foreign Direct Investment rising by 134% between 2002 and 2006.

Under a canopy of lush green trees, Belize Reserve immerses you into a jungle habitat like no other. This unique eco-community is completely self-sufficient running solely from on-site solar and hydro power and using an anaerobic bacteria sewerage system. Currently available for just £24,950, these plots are expected to appreciate in value by up to 60% within the next 18months and can be built on at a cost price.

All properties in Belize Reserve will be built from locally sourced wood in an environmentally sensitive fashion. Bordering the Tapir Mountain Nature Reserve, much of the land will remain protected so that the rich biodiversity is preserved. Awarded an ‘excellent’ kitemark by www.whatgreenhome.com Belize Reserve was rated on its carbon emissions, waste levels, sustainable water supply, local and sustainable building materials as well as sustainable transport.

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Ray Withers

Ray has over 17 years’ experience in the international property market and bought his own first international property investment back in 2002. Aside from running Property Frontiers, Ray has been involved in residential, hotel, student and commercial property investment and development in both the UK and overseas and co-wrote "Where to Buy Property Abroad - An Investor's Guide". As Founder and Trustee of the Frontiers Foundation, Ray is directly involved with many of its projects to ensure they have a direct and tangible impact in individual communities across the globe. He is passionate about property, travelling, scouting out new opportunities and finding time to spend with his young family.
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