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The Tradition of Luxury

Posted on Wed April 11, 2018 | By Terra Luxury

Pollards Mill

Within the context of real estate, Barbados is steeped in a history of sugar cane estates and a style of countryside living that served as an ode to mother nature. The signature of luxurious living was defined as stately homes trimmed by towering palm trees and other lush vegetation, while the structures themselves bore an appearance in-keeping with the soul of Georgian-, Jacobean- and Victorian-era architecture and the Palladian style. In addition, the interiors were often very spacious, with a dominance of coral stone and wooden trims and accents.

What does US$1M get you

Posted on Thu January 11, 2018 | By Rachel Edwards, Sales Manager

Rachel Edwards, Sales Manager

As the Winter Season rolls into 2018, it seems timely to share empirical insight on what $1M can buy. There has never been a better time than the current real estate market to purchase a home in Barbados.

Real estate market trends reveal that homes listed for at least 2 to 3 seasons, with no successful buyers, has caused sellers to rethink their property prices for an advantageous sale.  To accommodate this, motivated sellers may be willing to work out a mutually beneficial deal with an attractive offer or adjust their properties’ prices to snag the right buyer. For west coast buyers this is excellent news as that exclusive market now has the best property prices that it has seen in the past 10 years!”

So, that said, what can $1M get you? Luxury. West Coast Living and yes… Beachfront property!

Second Homes with Benefits

Posted on Fri December 08, 2017 | By Betty Cathrow, Real Estate Agent

Betty Cathrow, Real Estate Agent

Clients invest in real estate for a variety of reasons. Today we meet more and more clients who want a second home where they can holiday each year, whilst not having to worry about declines in value, or additional cash outlays for annual running costs.  In a similar vein, we also meet local clients who are looking for alternatives to cash investments, which can earn a return.  The good news is that there are some opportunities out there and, with the right advice, both of these buyers can fulfill their vision.

House Hunting Checklist

Posted on Fri November 24, 2017 | By Karyn Fakoory, Real Estate Agent

Karyn Fakoory, Real Estate Agent

Choosing a second home is an exciting prospect, but for some it may be equally overwhelming. Through years of experience and client feedback, our agent Karyn Fakoory has found that it may be helpful for homebuyers to outline key "must-haves" before they start their search. She has come up with a detailed checklist, and invites all prospective homeowners to use it as a key tool to assist in the decision-making process.

 

 

Coral Sundown: Home to the Stars

Posted on Fri August 04, 2017 | By Terra Luxury

Nestled within the beautiful private community of Sugar Hill is the ridge-front beauty that is Coral Sundown. Its location and grandiose nature is befitting of a king, and it is no surprise that this property has been the ‘beloved holiday home’ of musical royalty - Sir Cliff Richard.

The Perfect 10

Posted on Fri March 10, 2017 | By Hayden Hutton CCIM, MRICS , Chief Operating Officer

“Real Estate values in Barbados never go down.” Seems hard to believe but just ten years ago, this was the signature adage about the Barbados real estate market. The view was that property values generally increased, levelled off at times, and then increased again.

Greensleeves: Quintessential Luxury

Posted on Tue January 31, 2017 | By Terra Luxury

One of a kind.

The best residence in Barbados.

Warm and welcoming.

Enchanting.

The Price of Luxury

Posted on Fri January 27, 2017 | By Rachel Edwards, Sales Manager

Barbados is home to a number of absolutely amazing villas that really are truly special in the unrefined sense of the word. And, despite all that’s been going on in the global arena, we have seen a few sales of mega-luxury properties that tell us there is still confidence and interest in that segment of the market. Moreover, recent years have also seen the island record increases in luxury travel, something which has always been considered a positive indicator for the market.  

WHY BARBADOS? WHY NOW?

Posted on Thu November 17, 2016 | By Karyn Fakoory , Real Estate Agent

As is expected, we real estate practitioners in Barbados have been speculating and trying to forecast the short- to long-term effects associated with the fact that the citizens of the United Kingdom have voted to leave the European Union. The possibilities coming out of the so-called Brexit have ranged from scenarios of depression and out-right doom and gloom, to frenzied optimism. However, we sit with bated breath as it remains to be seen how the chips will truly fall.

Royal Westmoreland

Posted on Wed August 03, 2016 | By Terra Luxury

Nestled on over 750 acres of rolling landscaped lawns, broken up by dramatic colours and tropical oases you will find the ultra exclusive Royal Westmoreland, one of Barbados’ finest luxury communities.

Barbados’ Tourism Resurgence

Posted on Wed July 27, 2016 | By Tarik Browne, Group Knowledge Manager

The global financial crisis in 2009 had a profound impact on Barbados’ tourism industry.  Arrivals dipped sharply, and after a recovery in 2011 failed to be sustained, 2013 saw the lowest long stay visitor arrivals since 2002. Since then stakeholders have implemented a revamp of the government support structures for the industry, and along with increased confidence in the global economy, arrivals have gone from strength to strength.  Total arrivals were up by 13.7% in 2015 and nearly 17% from the low in 2013. 

 

Apes Hill Club

Posted on Mon July 25, 2016 | By Terra Luxury

The Apes Hill Golf and Polo community is one of Barbados’ newest luxury developments, set high on a ridge with rolling country and coastal views, tropical charm and perfect privacy.

THE HISTORY

Elevated at an impressive 1000 feet above sea level it enjoys sweeping views of the Caribbean Sea to the West and in many locations the wild Atlantic Ocean to the East, a truly unique vantage point and one of its many draws for those looking to put down their roots in an island valued for its privacy.

 

The Value of a Valuation

Posted on Mon July 25, 2016 | By Symon Clarke , MRICS - Manager - Advisory Services

Real Estate is complex, and for that reason, clients require the property valuation experts to provide Market Valuation reports for their various purposes. The interest you hold in a property heavily influences your perception of the property’s value. During this recessionary period it has been particularly challenging reconciling market reality with perceptions, given the general fall-off in market prices.

Plantations 101 - A Brief History

Posted on Fri May 27, 2016 | By Hayden Hutton, CCIM MRICS


 

The six-year period leading up to the peak of the market in 2006 is widely regarded as a period of unprecedented growth in the Barbados market. This boom period saw compound annual growth in some market segments of 12% and staggering prices being achieved for property in some areas of the West Coast. The reality is that this growth cycle paled in comparison with the island’s first property boom, which occurred much earlier in our history.