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NEWS www.barbadospropertynews.com • February - March 2021 • Issue 132
Endorsed by the Barbados Estate Agents and Valuers Association Inc.
Editor’s Comments What a start to 2021! Just when we were enjoying some normality, Barbados is back into partial lockdown as Covid 19 continues to rage worldwide. Thanks goodness for great leadership as our Prime Minister makes the sensible decisions to keep us safe and the island on the right track. On the horizon are the vaccines and we eagerly await them in this region. Pamela Hiles, Editor Real estate agents report that rental activity has been very busy and it’s also a buyer’s market with plenty
to choose from. Investing in a property is always sensible, often with long term gains. See what the wonderful Crane Resort and Residences has to offer on page eleven! A new food app has recently been launched by a Barbadian – Julie Dillemann and her husband Theo Goodman. It is so easy to download on Apple iphones and the recipies use only what you have already in your kitchen! Check it out on page 25! The perfect way to give the family a treat during these long stay at home times! Remember, BPN is on line at www.barbadospropertynews.com. Stay safe everyone and keep positive.
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The Crane Private Residences: FEATURE Discover Resort Living, Perfected The Crane Private Residences by renowned developer Crane Resorts, sets the standard in resort living, welcoming in magnificent Atlantic Ocean views that are rivalled only by its beautifully appointed residences and penthouses. Its intimate community of owners wake up to a dream, as each one-, two and three-bedroom apartment boasts grand, coastal-inspired living spaces, large kitchens, natural stone bathrooms with large soaker tubs and glass showers, and spacious private patios perfect for dining, lounging and entertaining. Designed for long-term living, most residences also feature underground parking from which an elevator transports Owners directly to the foyer within their residence - a rarity for Caribbean properties! The ground floor residences are stand-outs, boasting large private pools set in lush gardens while the uniquely luxurious two-story penthouses offer exclusive, elevator-access to private roof decks that command sweeping coastal views complete with dining gazebos and plunge pools.
The benefits of ownership Enviably situated within Barbados’ historic Crane Resort, these residences offer privileged access to world-class amenities and services including concierge, duty-free shopping, a grocery store, five restaurants, a café, three bars, a spa, a fully-equipped fitness centre, five spectacular pools, a tennis court, a kids’ club and glass-fronted elevator access to the pink
sands and turquoise waters of a beach that was voted Best Caribbean Beach by USA Today readers, among other numerous global accolades. Owners will join a growing cosmopolitan community of Owners, and with their convenience in mind, each residence can be managed by the developer when not in use. This option makes The Crane Private Residences an effortless residence or vacation property to own, especially when combined with the ability to enter into its historically successful rental management programme. Astute investors or second home buyers will also be enticed by the pre-construction offer of staged payments based on construction milestones such as Foundation, Watertight, Structure, and Practical Completion. Phase 3 of The Crane Private Residences provides Owners with added flexibility in its two- and three-bedroom floorplans, each offering a self-contained “lock-off” one-bedroom apartment, complete with its own kitchenette, bathroom and patio area that can be used as an in-law suite or even be rented separately as an income generating property. These fast-moving Phase 3 residences are available from US$340,000 - US$1.7million. Experience the enviable lifestyle of The Crane Private Residences and discover island living at its most refined. For more information, visit www.craneresidences.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1 246 416 6560.
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The Benefits of Joining the Barbados Estate Agents and Valuers Association (BEAVA) BEAVA is a Professional Members Association whose members aim to provide a consistently high level of professional services to their clients. Clients will know that when they are doing business with a BEAVA member, they can expect to be well informed, and to be practicing a high code of ethics. Should Clients, other Real Estate Agents or Valuers think that there may be any wrongdoing, there is a Disciplinary Committee in place to hear grievances and to take appropriate action. All BEAVA members benefit from the BEAVA By-laws and code of ethics and standards of Practice. Each and every member is interviewed and must have a certain level of Real Estate knowledge. Courses at The Barbados Community College and at the University of West Indies are offered and must be completed before becoming a full member. BEAVA then offers continuing education seminars for all members held every other month which also presents itself as a great
opportunity for members to get to know each other better and build great working relationships. The members on the Real Estate and Valuers Boards and Councils make themselves available to mentor any other member as they each have quite a wealth of knowledge and experience. The Office is open every day with the Administrative Assistant there to answer all queries. Many businesses and people call the Association to ensure that the Agent or Valuer they want to work with is indeed a member of BEAVA. Members are constantly kept up to date with industry news and are also automatically members of the Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) being invited to their seminars, networking with their members and sharing their news. Lastly, there is a social aspect to BEAVA as members get together after modules and workshops held every other month. BEAVA aims to encourage co-operation, friendships and mutually respectful business relations between Member Agents and Valuers.
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A five bedroom, four bathroom approx. 5,000 sq ft home with an additional self contained granny flat, double garage, storage rooms, office and swimming pool in the highly accessible area of Cottage, St George. The house is fully tiled with porcelain and ceramic tiles, all bathrooms and kitchen have been refurbished, wrought iron throughout and security system. High ceilings and open plan living areas make this lovely property cool and bright. Fully fenced with gardens, the land is approx. 14,000 sq ft. Price $1.2 mil Bdos. For further information call 2320692.
Creating magic on a budget! by Pam Hiles When Mark lost his job temporarily due to the Covid shutdown in March/April last year, he and his wife were forced to move. They had to downsize quickly. After frantically looking around at the market, what could suit their smaller budget was a one bedroom cottage on a bigger property. At first glance, it was quite run down but the couple saw the possibilities and set to work. They asked their landlord if they could do some decorating and he was only too happy to give them a free hand. They say that pictures speak a thousand words so we will let you be the judge. With a budget of just under $5000 Bdos dollars, this is the wonderful transformation achieved by this couple. Most of the work was done by themselves, all day and often late into the night. They painted, covered the ugly floors with wooden flooring, hid the windows with modern blinds, applied mirrors in the confined space to create the illusion of a larger room, fake grass to cover the ugly worn steps outside, made a deck out of wooden pallets found at Massy Stores. We at BPN hope that this inspires our readers to see what is possible if you have a good eye and happy to do a little DIY.
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FEATURE Half Lemons – Find Recipes with Ingredients you Already Have A Barbadian local and her husband, food-obsessed entrepreneurs, created an iPhone app they say will revolutionize home cooking. The app is called Half Lemons. It serves up recipes using only the ingredients you have at home. Julie and Theo Goodman say they usually cook 4 times per week. But when quarantine orders came to Barbados they found themselves cooking every meal at home. They realized something was broken about the way we cook. “The problem”, Julie says, “is that we spend too much time searching for good recipes. Recipes don’t account for the ingredients we have on hand. So we find ourselves missing key items, making funky substitutions, or even a trip to the store. The process is broken.”
“The more people we talked to about this, the more we heard the same stories” Theo adds “People cooking the same meals from one week to the next, rotating across the staples. Having 15 spices in the spice rack but only using the same 2 or 3. Checking what’s in the fridge to eat… and then checking again 20 minutes later, expecting new food to magically appear.” Half Lemons solves this problem by flipping recipe-search upside down. The old way of finding recipes & shopping for ingredients is outdated. Instead, the app serves up recipes you know you can make using the ingredients you already have on hand. You can even filter by specific ingredients, or omit any that you are allergic to. The app launched in January, and feedback from early adopters has been better than expected. People with dietary restrictions in particular, and those who cook for a family say the app has dramatically simplified their lives. Half Lemons runs on iPhones running iOS 13 or later. It is available for download on the App Store. They plan to launch an Android version later this year.
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