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Barbados property news

11th October 2010

British Airways last week announced that, as of summer 2011 they will be putting on more flights to Barbados.

Barbados, as a holiday destination has traditionally been a favourite for the British public. These extra flights from BA can only mean one thing. The demand from the UK to holiday in Barbados is increasing and hasn’t wavered throughout the recession.

Barbados is an inspiring holiday destination. The East coast offers rugged shores fronting the Atlantic Ocean, where keen surfers can enjoy themselves on some very highly regarded breaks. As a contrast to this however the West Coast which fronts the Caribbean Sea is regarded as one of the most tranquil and beautiful coastlines in this part of the world and as such, prices are at a premium and have been steadily rising year on year for a very long time.

The west coast is our primary area of interest today. We have carefully sourced an investment opportunity on this prestigious coastline in the Caribbean and we are ecstatic about it.

The opportunity is to purchase an off-plan apartment on a site which is due for build completion in November 2011. The apartment, on completion, will be run by a top class hotel operator and on this basis, investors can expect rental returns of 10%+ on just a 38% occupancy. The apartments start from prices of just £183,000. These prices are unheard of in this location and through lots of market research we feel they represent a discount of around 40% from other local comparables. Not only this, but we have devised some very attractive payment plans which means you can purchase on this resort for as little as £83,250!

Another unique and exciting option with this investment opportunity is that when clients purchase a unit, they are given a login to a website which will allow them to customize the design of their apartment throughout the build period; this can be from the colour schemes right through to the inner walls of the property.

With this latest news and an increasing amount of demand for Barbados holidays, rental returns on this development could be at a level of around 20%. When we put together our expected returns for investors on this resort we worked to just a 38% occupancy achieved by the hotel operator, the average for Barbados is 80% and with this latest news we think this will be easily within reach for this resort.

We have been operating in the overseas property market for a long time and feel that these are an excellent opportunity to own property on this very sought after coast, for a fraction of the cost and with the added benefit of seeing a great rental return when you’re not using the apartment.

Please click here for more information on our Barbados property investment.

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