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Buying a Villa in Barbados

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If you are thinking of investing in a holiday home in Barbados then buying a villa, luxury or not is an excellent choice. Not only does it provide you with luxury accommodation whenever you are on the island but is also an excellent source of income via holiday rentals to other holidaymakers.

The cost of buying property in Barbados is still very competitive compared to American and European property prices. Barbados villas can be as small as a two bedroom property right through to a ten bedroom property, so there will be something to suit your budget.

Barbados is a fast developing country with a steady growth in the economy and a continual rise in real estate prices. Barbados is also a lovely investment opportunity as there are no restrictions on non-nationals purchasing land or property on the island.

Decorated to a high standard, villas in Barbados go on the market complete with all fixtures, fittings, and furnishings. Barbadian villas cater to all year round tropical climate providing spacious indoor or outdoor living space and most come with a swimming pool.

It is also usual to take on the staff that is already employed at the property. These usually include a manager, a chef, a housekeeper, a gardener, a pool attendant and a night watchman.

Many villas are located on the west coast of Barbados in the Sandy Lane area and are tucked away providing privacy and beautifully landscaped gardens, a complete haven of peace and tranquility so that you really are buying your own piece of paradise.

If you are looking to buy a villa to rent out, then you expect to earn at least $500 USD per night. It is also advisable to employ the services of a Real Estate Agent, which you can find advertising within the Real Estate pages of Totally Barbados.

A Real Estate agent can manage the rentals for you as they have an extensive list of visitors who regularly rent from them. They will also market the property on your behalf. This also ensures that you get the right type of clientele staying on your property. They will also keep on top of essential maintenance for you to ensure your property is kept in good condition.

If you are going to buy a property with funds from another country, then you will need to register, bringing these funds in to Barbados, as there are very strict laws on foreign exchange and if funds are not registered with the Central Bank of Barbados then you will not be able to take the money out of Barbados in the future.

To buy a Villa in Barbados, you will need to appoint a lawyer and clarify the percentage of the purchase price that they will charge. This differs from lawyer to lawyer and there are no fixed fees for conveyancing in Barbados. It can also be a very lengthy process compared to buying property in other parts of the world.

For essential advice on buying a villa in Barbados and to find the perfect property to suit your needs and budget please consultant one of the reputable Real Estate Agents advertising within the Real Estate section of Totally Barbados or visit the Barbados villa sales guide.