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"Beauty is that which attracts your soul…you feel that the hands deep within your inner self are stretched forth to bring her into the domain of your heart."

Kahlil Gibran

Just as in our personal relationships, I think it is fair to say that we also feel an attraction when we have found the house of our dreams - it is soul deep. It just clicks and there is a love that some will never understand and others see immediately.

Do you as the buyer or seller know what that beauty is in today’s market?

In real estate when we see trends towards a particular neigbourhood, district or style of home, could we say that most of us now have the same heart? We share the same desires? The inexplicable, we want what we want, when we want it, the

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Delaporte 

Nestled by the ocean off West Bay Street is the gated development of Delaporte Point. This great community has the perks of being within close proximity of Baha Mar and the Cable Beach strip, where there are plenty of great shops, restaurants and bars, all within walking distance.

Delaporte is one of the few gated communities that allow short-term vacation rentals, which means it provides a great opportunity for investors looking to get into the booming short-term rental business.

On offer are ocean front condos, with both east and west orientation, some with direct access to the gorgeous sandy beach; carefree apartments, that are so easy to lock and leave if you are a part time resident; and the ever popular garden units - there

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The Reef at Atlantis

Few places anywhere in the world can rival the natural beauty and luxury found on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. Perched within these magnificent surroundings is the Atlantis Resort and Casino, a stunning full-service resort unlike anything else in the Caribbean. The unreal vacation destination attracts thousands of visitors each and every year to its distinctive pink-hued walls. Who wouldn’t want to keep coming back here, again and again?

Let me introduce you to the Reef. The wonderfully majestic hotel-condo development that towers over the sugary-white sandy beaches at 22 stories. The iconic condo development offers investment or vacation home buyers a great chance to make their stay in the Bahamas a little more permanent.

What makes the Reef

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ONE Marina @ Palm Cay is the latest product to be launched in the marina based development of Palm Cay. 

 

With a contemporary design, these apartments are spacious and well laid out, with luxurious finishes, Signature European Kitchens, spa showers and baths, hurricane windows and doors and of course the exquisite decor that one would expect from this world class resort destination.

 

Ground floor units, spilling right on to the number one marina in The Bahamas, start at $800,000 and have between 1430 and 1540 sq ft of space, depending on whether you choose an interior or exterior unit. Both have a terrace from which you can chill and enjoy the view. 

 

The second/third floor units are much larger, with three bedrooms, three and a half

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The appeal of living and working in the Bahamas are pretty obvious. The wonderful sunny weather, pristine sandy beaches and crystal clear waters are a huge draw to thousands of visitors each year – why wouldn’t you want to take advantage of that traffic.

The Commonwealth of the Bahamas has tax laws and regulations that help to make it that much more appealing to investors. Here's all you need to know you’re considering investing in Bahamas real estate as a money-making enterprise!

Tenancy Laws are Very Pro-landlord

Rentals in the Bahamas are separated into two broad categories: short term (holiday or vacation rentals) vs common rentals. For both types of rentals, the rental amount can be freely negotiated between landlord and tenant, with no

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Critical Mass.There is a point in the life of every new development or subdivision that we realtors always look for. It is the point of Critical Mass. That is the point when there have been sufficient sales, commitments, and construction such that continued growth and success is assured. Palm Cay has reached that point of Critical Mass. After years of steady growth and evolution, Palm Cay is now one of the premier marina based developments in the region. Perfectly situated on the south eastern coast of New Providence, making the most of the prevailing balmy breezes, Palm Cay is a boaters dream. Exit the mouth of the marina and keep going and you are heading directly to the Exuma Cays. With a full service Marina, and dockage for boats small and large, Palm

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Who wouldn’t you want to live in the Bahamas? 340 plus days of sublime sunny weather on average each year. Beautiful sandy beaches. Laid-back island lifestyle. No income tax. The benefits are numerous.

But there are a few things you should know before starting to move toward relocating to this sunny tropical paradise. Here are a few things to consider.

Why move here anyway?

Let’s start off with an easy one. One has to simply take a look at the beautiful environment with its sunny climate, and friendly residents to understand why anyone would want to spend more time here.

It’s also close – relatively speaking. The sunny islands can be easily reached from numerous international locations via a direct flight, closest of all is Miami, only a

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Preparing for Disaster

hurricane matthews pathwayA tropical wave, named 97L, formed off the coast of Africa in late September, travelled west across the Atlantic, and upon reaching the Eastern Caribbean became Hurricane Matthew on September 28th 2016. Matthew rapidly intensified and became a Category 5 storm on September 30th and proceeded to track northwards, towards Haiti, Cuba and ultimately The Bahamas and on to the US East Coast.

Labelled a major storm and significant threat from early on, Matthew was taken very seriously by the Bahamian population. Preparations began early, and picked up pace as Matthew moved, ever so slowly, closer. Matthew had the capital, New Providence in his path and the residents were taking no chances. By the mid afternoon on Wednesday the 5th

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Sandyport House

As soon as you start your home search in the Bahamas, you'll immediately notice a vibrant difference in the color palettes that are used. Bahamian homes are distinctly unique, and you won't find cookie-cutter houses here. Instead, you'll step into a landscape of colorful homes, surrounded by lush green foliage and bright tropical colors. Leave behind the washed out colors of vinyl siding, stucco and brick, and prepare yourself for the rich colors of the Bahamas!

Colorful Homes of The Bahamas: Exterior Palettes

The palettes of colorful homes of The Bahamas include exteriors of pinks, blues, yellows, and greens. From soft pastels to bright tones, similar to the rich tangerine of this Nassau property, Bahamian homes add another layer of vibrancy to

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The opening event of the 2016 LPGA season is the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic, held each year on the gorgeous Tom Weiskopf designed course, Ocean Club Estates, Paradise Island, Bahamas. Offering a purse of $1.4 million, this annual event features the top female golfers in the world, including Sei Young Kim, last years winner. Local lady Georgette Rolle will also be competing as the winner of the Bahamas exemption into the 2016 tournament. Georgette made her LPGA debut in the inaugural Pure Silk-Bahamas event in 2013.

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Professional Golf in Paradise

The event will be featured live on the Golf Channel, beginning Thursday, January 28th, culminating with the final two rounds on Sunday.

The weather forecast for the duration of the event looks

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