Bahamas Real Estate Blog

New Providence Poinciana Trees from BahamarAs pilot I used to love flying in from the south east, from maybe Exuma or Rock Sound Eleuthera around this time of year. We would hit the southern shoreline and traverse the island heading to towards the airport. We crossed the land with a birds eye view and were treated to a stunning display of the gorgeous and vibrant Poincianna trees that cover New Providence, a carpet of green with vivid red bursts giving the appearance that the island is on fire in a beautiful way.

The view from the atop the Baha Mar resort during our recent site tour!

 

Truly a wonderful sight, the almost breathtaking intensity of the colors and from the air you see just how much of the island is home to these trees that are so stunning when in bloom.

   

The Royal

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While there are exceptions to every rule, it is pretty obvious that land can be found much cheaper off the island of Nassau/New Providence. Nassau is the capitol. It's the hotspot. But it's also one of the smallest islands in the Bahamas. Small supply and a large demand for Nassau real estate keeps prices higher than the Family Islands.

Islands like Abaco, Eleuthera, Cat Island, Exuma and Long Island offer wonderful deals that are extremely affordable. It's up to you the level of tranquility that you are looking for.

  Secluded beaches are the norm in the Family Islands

Treasure Cay, Abaco for instance, has one of the world's finest beaches. You can find Treasure Cay lots in small marina and beachfront communities for less than $30,000.00.

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Short term vacation rentals have become increasingly popular in The Bahamas. Investors are changing their attitude and sometimes switching from long term leases to vacation rentals. Any drawbacks of short term are far out weighed by the premium that is paid. It is a win win situation, with renters paying less and getting more than they would in a hotel and landlords getting a good return on their investment. We have had an increasing number of savvy investors purchasing homes and condominiums with the intent to use them for vacation rentals. It is perfect for foreigners wishing to purchase in The Bahamas. They can purchase a home and then offset any costs by renting it out, blocking off the dates they wish to use it either for themselves or friends and

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Whether you are looking to give your Bahamian home a facelift or getting ready to put it on the market, upgrading your home's curb appeal can make a huge difference. In fact, a little paint and some elbow grease can add thousands of dollars worth of value to your home and help it to sell faster. Here are a few simple projects you can do to help up the curb appeal of your island getaway.

Give your home a good wash. By simply taking a bucket full of soapy water to the outside of your house, you can add $10,000-$15,000 to the sale price of your home. Use a long-handled, soft-bristled brush to remove any dust and dirty buildup that your exterior may have acquired, or you can rent a pressure-washer to get the job done faster. Make sure to wash the inside

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With Mother's Day being just a few days away, we are sure there are some that are scrambling to find last minute gifts. Cards, flowers, and a homemade meal are always great ideas. But if you feel like going above and beyond for the special woman in your life, we found a few heartfelt gifts that are sure to wow any mom.

Pressed Flower Phone Case: This is a beautiful gift for the mom who loves flowers and her phone! With just a few items, you can create a gorgeous botanical themed phone case using her favorite flowers.

Mother's Day Terrarium: Another great option for mother's that love to garden is a mini terrarium. You can either put it together for her, or gift her all the ingredients so she can put it together herself. Either way, it is sure to put

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700 Bahamas Islands?

Which Island should I visit? Aren’t they all the same? A question often asked to me by buyers or vacation planners. My first answer is “Absolutley Not”. They are not all the same. Not even remotely. Each island offers it’s own totally unique experience to the visitor. The only thing that is the same is the temperature! And the SUNSHINE!

Never Run Out Of Things To Do On Nassau/Paradise Island

If you like to dine in a different 4 star restaurant every night before hopping out to a casino and local nightclubs and hotspots, then Nassau/Paradise Island is your best bet. Nassau is the capitol of the Bahamas and so has the most dense population of any island in our chain. There’s lots and lots to do but you’re going to be doing it

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ERA Dupuch Real Estate once again sponsored Team ERA to compete in the GAFFW triathlon event in Treasure Cay Abaco this past week-end with the Olympic Event held on Saturday March 21st, 2015.

Sunrise

We all rubbed our eyes, rolled out of bed at Oh Dark Thirty and wandered over to the staging area in Treasure Cay next to the gorgeous 3 mile, world-renowned beach. It was pitch black! Soon enough as the sun was rising the swimmers set off and the race was on!

 Getting Ready

Katie Roach swam an impressive speed at 22.35 minutes for the 1500 metre distance (pretty much 1 mile) in the unusually very murky water (created by large ocean swells from the day before) and I hopped on my bike and peddled madly down the Great Abaco Highway even having to negotiate a 300 yard

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Team ERA is once again in training as they get ready to compete in the annual GAFFW Great Abaco Family Fitness Weekend this weekend in Treasure Cay. See GAFFW They will be competing in the Olympic Event, in the water will be Katie Roach, and on the bike will be our very own Ken Chaplin – and for the first time the runner will be 13 year old Joshua Kelly of Abaco. (Ken is delighted as this brings down the average age of the team considerably) Wish them good luck!…..Photos next week so standby!

Ken Chaplin Triathlete

Want more info on riding or competing in triathlons in The Bahamas, write Ken! Ken's email He has been riding and representing Team ERA for at least seven years! 

Where is Treasure Cay? Treasure Cay is in Abaco, very close to Florida! Treasure

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With Prices for ownership at The Reef being the lowest they have EVER been, the time is now to own The Reef at Atlantis…

The Reef, Atlantis Bahamas

With The Atlantis Resort reigning supreme for more that two dozen years as one of the worlds top vacation destinations it's no wonder there has been a steady stream of buyers expressing interest in the Reef Residences at Atlantis, a Condominium Hotel that soars 22 stories above your very own spectacular stretch of white sand beach adjoining Atlantis, one of the worlds most awe inspiring Resorts! The Reef debuted in December 2007 at the height of the Real Estate Boom with 495 Luxurious Junior, One Bedroom and Two Bedroom Designer Furnished Suites. Sales were brisk at the beginning with buyers paying approximately $2,000 per square

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For the third year in  a row I was fortunate to be  a walking scorer volunteer for the Official Pure Silk LPGA golf Classic held at the One & Only Ocean Club Tom Weiskopf designed golf course, a golf course surrounded by spectacular ocean vistas and some spectacular multi million dollar homes! As a real estate broker and an avid golfer (10 handicap) I was like a kid in a candy store!!     The event attracted and has attracted for the past three years the best professional lady golfers in the world such as, Michelle Wie (pictured) Lydia Ko, Lewis, Sandra Gal and many many more!       The event started on Thursday, February 5th and ended spectacularly with a three woman playoff on Sunday, February 8th.   Most of the ladies…
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