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Season's Greetings from the BLUE REEF TEAM!

Posted On Monday, December 23, 2019

  Thank YOU, our Valued Customer for doing Business with BLUE REEF!

Introduction of the "BLUE REEF TEAM"

Posted On Sunday, November 17, 2019

Maria Buchner: Managing DirectorDonnelly John: Sales & Marketing ManagerAndre George: Sales & Rentals AssociateTrison Joseph: Adminstrative Assistant Sales & RentalsCarlos Labadie: Marketing and administrative Assistant

Thoroughbred Racing Launches in Saint Lucia 13th of December 2019

Posted On Sunday, November 03, 2019

Just in time for its National Day, the island of Saint Lucia is set to launch its very own thoroughbred industry.  Horse racing will officially launch in Saint Lucia beginning Dec. 12 with the launch of the 2019 Caribbean Equine Cultural Festival, a luxury lifestyle and racing entertainment event at the Royal Saint Lucia Turf Club.  The event will hold its Race Day on Dec. 13, with the first Pitons Cup, billed as the “richest run” in the Caribbean this year.  Saint Lucia tourism officials say the Pitons Cup is drawing interest from across the region and abroad, with confirmed participation from both the United States and Australia.  That will inclu...

New Cruise Port in St. Lucia Announced

Posted On Thursday, October 24, 2019

Royal Caribbean Cruises and Carnival Corporation have signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Saint Lucia on a major new joint venture.  The two cruise giants will work together to manage Saint Lucia’s existing cruise pier and terminal in Castries — and design, construct and operate a new cruise port on the island.  The latter will be a brand-new cruise port in Vieux Fort on the southern tip of Saint Lucia able to accommodate the cruise industry’s largest, newest ships.  In a statement, Saint Lucia Prime Minister Allen Chastanet called the move “historic.” “Saint Lucia has had record breaking cruise arrivals over the pas...

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...

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