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Reintroducing The Blue Reef Newsletter: Your Real Estate Monthly Must-Have!

Posted On Friday, September 20, 2019

CLICK HERE TO READ OUR SEPTEMBER 2019 ISSUEThere are many reasons why we think our newsletter is a good read, but it's also meant to be a helpful tool for prospective clients. Let's face it. Buying or selling property is one of the most stressful thing's you'll do in life, so the more convenient you can make the process, the better off for your mental health. At BlueReefRealEstate.com, we've designed a one stop resource for anyone interested in the country of Saint Lucia and its real estate market. We give you the most comprehensive property descriptions, excellent photos from every angle, unmatched ease of navigation and a powerful search engine. From first time buy...

How Can Currency Exchange Rates Impact Your Real Estate Investment?

Posted On Friday, August 16, 2019

These days, people agree it's a small world, and decades of globalisation have resulted in the increased ability of real estate investors to own property anywhere on the globe. Despite ups and downs on the world economic stage - in particular the 'credit crunch' of 2008 and the years following - real estate continues to be an attractive sector for all types of investors, corporate and individual. When considering buying real estate abroad, canny investors pay keen attention to several key factors which include sales trends in residential and commercial property, current interest rates and taxes in the target market. Exchange rates are of specific interest when buying...

Online Learning Connects Saint Lucia To The World!

Posted On Tuesday, August 06, 2019

There's no denying the power of technology when it comes to education in this modern world, especially on small islands like Saint Lucia, where the onset of the internet and development of wifi has caused an ongoing revolution for the past twenty-five years. The more wireless the world has become, the more connected we seem to be with our global neighbours, so that studying online now offers a viable option for many young people and their families.Take for example, our young friend Mikella, who found edX when she was 15 and never looked back. According to its blog, edX is "the trusted platform for education and learning. Founded by Harvard and MIT, edX is home to mor...

Warning: House-hunting in Saint Lucia could cause Extreme Daydreaming!

Posted On Thursday, July 25, 2019

In the UK Sunday Times Style Magazine, columnist Dolly Alderton [@DollyAlderton] recently admitted to suffering from a "fanatasy house-hunting obsession" that has led to some very constructuve daydreaming and keeps her "coming back for another fix". Reading the account of her regular real estate odysseys, searching for the perfect Canadian porch-ed property or "Alan Bennet's old place on Gloucester Crescent" in London, made us smile, but the article also reminded the Blue Reef team why we've worked so hard on bringing our new website to reality. Real estate in Saint Lucia is some of the dreamiest on the planet, but as agents with several decades of experien...

The Best Way to Prepare for the Atlantic Hurricane Season is Homeowners' Insurance!

Posted On Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Buying property in the Caribbean is a dream for many, and searching for the perfect piece of paradise can be the most enjoyable part of the process.In Saint Lucia, we have breathtaking locations and beautiful properties of all sorts, so starting your search at the Blue Reef Real Estate website is a great way to go. We pride ourselves on providing detailed listings with excellent quality photos that capture the essence of each property, so  you can narrow down your choices and save time by visiting only those that tick all your requirement boxes.Viewing is the next step and we'll coordinate everything at your convenience, so your time and energy can be saved for makin...

New Banknotes Introduced in Eastern Caribbean Islands

Posted On Sunday, July 14, 2019

Last month, the East Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) introduced polymer banknotes into circulation, commencing with the new $50, which is to be followed by the $100, $20 and $10 in August/September and the $5 in 2020. Polymer banknotes are produced from a thin, transparent and flexible plastic film made from polypropylene. Since June 2019, both types of banknotes have been in circulation simultaneously - which will continue for some time to come - so in conducting business or personal cash transactions you may receive a mixture of polymer and paper. The new notes are designed in "portait" format, which means the images are printed vertically instead of horizontall...

Cabot Links Planning New Golf Course for Saint Lucia in 2021

Posted On Friday, June 14, 2019

Breaking News!A new golf course is expected to break ground in Saint Lucia within a matter of weeks, as one of the most recognised names in course development sets their sights on the Helen of the West.Cabot Links, Nova Scotia’s world-renowned golf resort, is expanding to the Caribbean, creating Cabot Saint Lucia on the northern tip of the island, with the Cabot Point course is expected to open in 2021.Canadian entrepreneur Ben Cowan-Dewar created the original Cabot Links in Inverness overlooking the Gulf of St. Lawrence in 2011. It has become one of Canada’s top-ranked courses and is among the top 50 courses in Golf Digest’s World 100. Cabt Links is also the c...

New Website For Blue Reef Real Estate!

Posted On Thursday, May 09, 2019

 Blue Reef Real Estate has been match-making clients with property on the island of Saint Lucia since 2004 and from inception, their motto has always been based on the core values of founder, Maria Buchner.Integrity: From client confidentiality to legal and accounting accuracy, Blue Reef insists on working with the best practioners in Saint Lucia's real estate market.Reliability: Come rain or shine, if they say they'll do it, Blue Reef will do it! They understand that renting or purchasing property can seem complicated, so the team is there to hold your hand throughout the process.Diligence: At Blue Reef Real Estate, they're committed to finding the perfect...

Million Dollar Views & Upscale Investments in Saint Lucia

Posted On Tuesday, April 23, 2019

 Welcome to Saint Lucia, the Caribbean region's most exciting real estate market.According to GlobalPropertyGuide.com in 2018: "Saint Lucia is often called 'The Helen of the West Indies' for its captivating beauty". With a total land area of about 620 square miles, it is one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Residential property prices have risen only minimally in Saint Lucia over the past several years. Despite this, there have been numerous residential developments over the past decade, a notable feature being attractive tax incentives."Despite the long-lasting impact of the global credit crunch and post-recession sluggish property prices, Saint Lucia is ...

Commercial Properties For Future Tycoons In Saint Lucia

Posted On Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Saint Lucia's strategic location makes it a Southern Caribbean business hub.The number of businesses in the Caribbean has seen a steady increase in the past few years, but it may not be the usual suspects that are leading the trend. Traditional investment areas have included real estate, tourism and offshore financing, but organisations like the Caribbean Investment Network, an online portal for start-ups seeking investment, have matched entrepreneurs and investors in these industries as well as a wide range of other business sectors. Many entrepreneurs based in the Caribbean are looking to expand or start new businesses in the wider region. Examples include local co...

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