Bahamas Real Estate Blog

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.

ocean club estates golf course

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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Here is a great video on buying your first home - it can be an intimidating and overwhelming process. Education and knowing what to expect is the key and partnering with a savvy agent is a must.

Find Out How Much Home You Can Afford

The first step is figuring out your finances, going to your lending institution and establishing a budget. Then, when you know how much you can afford, you can start your search! Making sure you are pre-qualified can save a lot of time and heartache down the road.

Find a Qualified Real Estate Agent

Next you need to find a realtor. A good one will get to know you and your needs and show you all suitable listings, no matter which company they are listed with. Working with only one agent is definitely to your

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The main islands of the Bahamas contain some simply spellbinding luxury properties for sale. The combination of beautiful year-round sun, pristine sandy beaches and a laid-back tropical lifestyle come together to create a irresistable place to make a home, buy vacation real estate or an investment property. The unrivaled luxury of the properties available in Nassau and on Paradise Island are unlike anywhere else in the world. But, don't take our word for it. Check out our picks for some of the best luxury real estate currently available on the market!

Gull Cottage, Ocean Club Estates

$8,200,000

gull cottage luxury homeGull Cottage is the way to experience the Bahamas! Located on Paradise Island in the exclusive Ocean Club Estates community, this luxury property manages

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Believe it or not, Nassau has probably the largest variety of dive sites in The Bahamas. This is because of our proximity to the Tongue of the Ocean, which can be best described as an underwater Grand Canyon, which merges with the Florida Gulf Stream and the Atlantic Ocean, providing a plethora or marine life and habitats for eager divers to discover. The Tongue of the Ocean offers great wall dives, which start somewhere around 60ft and drop off to thousands of feet! Along this wall hide lobsters, octopus, and lionfish; you will see turtles out in the deep cruising, massive tuna, wahoo, mahi mahi and at more times than not, a local Reef Shark cruising by in the distance.

 Lion Fish Nassau Bahamas Scuba

The great thing about the wall dives is that you don’t have to dive to great

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Old Fort Bay is an exclusive beachfront community on the island of New Providence in the Bahamas. The community surrounds the Old Fort Bay Club, which has a rich history dating back to the 1700s. Learn about the club's history over the centuries, and discover what makes this spectacular communtiy so special below!

Old Fort Beach

The History of Old Fort Bay Club

Old Fort Bay Club initially began as a fort constructed by the British to keep order in the area. In the 1700s, the Crown concerned itself with protecting the Bahamas from pirates and privateers, and so the fort was developed.

During the 1800s the fort was used as a plantantion house for all the sisal growing in the area, and in the 1920s the building fell into the hands of James Cox Brady, who won

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Snorkeling In The BahamasA favorite pastime for both residents and visitors to the islands is snorkeling in The Bahamas. The islands are surrounded by miles of vibrant coral reefs, lively sea creatures, and even historic shipwreck sites. The possibilities for ocean exploration are endless, and unlike scuba diving, where you need specific training and gear, all that's required for snorkeling is some flippers, goggles, and a sense of curiousity and adventure!

Whether you want to snorkel in the shallow areas just off-shore, or you're looking to take a boat out further into the water, you're sure to be enthralled by the colors and life below the surface. To help you find some of the best spots for snorkeling in The Bahamas, we've compiled a list of popular locations, each offering

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Summer is here and school is out. Baseball and soccer seasons are over, the weekends are free again. Summer is boating season for many families in The Bahamas. A typical Saturday, Sunday or evening jaunt would be to Rose Island, only minutes away. However, when the weather looks good, the wind is forecast to be calm, and the ocean is flat, we have what is known as an ‘Exuma Day!’.

Exuma Cays Bahamas

The Exumas form a chain of around 365 islands and cays (yes, one for every day of the year!), that lie scattered to the south east of Nassau, New Providence, and you can’t miss them if you head straight out of the Port New Providence canal and keep going.

 About 80 miles away, to the north of Staniel Cay, is Big Majors Spot, home of the swimming pigs, (and a couple of

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