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H ome Buyers’ Guide The Tribune

Monday, November 21, 2016

The Bahamas Source For Homes, Condos, Apartments, Lots & Rentals

Blair Estates H.G. Christie Real Estate


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Two (2) Off. Sp. - Union Court Shirley & Elizabeth Avenue 480 sq. ft. each

$850 p/m Lovely West Winds For Sale

2Bd, 2Bth | Single Family

$395,000

Ref: 5102

Skyline Drive (Rental)

2Bd, 2Bth | Water Included Pets allowed under conditions

Ref: 1538

$2,500 p/m Palm Cay

Single Family | Marina View West N.P. | 10,958 sq. ft.

Ref: 11946

$220,000

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Elizabeth On Bay

Commercial Bldg. | Office | Retail MLS #27982NRA 1,414 sq.ft.

Ref: 15315

$3,175 p/m

64 Sea Beach Estates 2Bd, 2Bth | Townhouse 1,088 sq. ft. Living Area

$265,000

Ref: 13796

Trafalgar Street, Blair Estates

3 Bd, 2.5Bth | Lot size: 15,000 sq. ft. Living Area: 3,200 sq. ft.

Ref: 15470

$3,200 p/m Serenity

Single Family | Garden View West N.P. | 6,306 sq. ft.

Ref: 4976

$110,000

Elizabeth On Bay

Commercial Bldg. | Office | Retail MLS #27987NRA 1,682 sq.ft.

Ref: 15311

$3,785 p/m

Chamberlain, Blair Estates 2 Bd, 2Bth | Lot size: 19,100 Living Area: 2663 sq. ft.

Ref: 15412

Reduced $410,000

#4 Eves West Street

West Bay St. | Condo/Townhouse 3Bd, 1 half Bth | Beachfront

Ref: 7367

$6,000 p/m

Cape Santa Maria

Beach Front | North Long Island | 1.26 Acres

Ref: 9324

$644,000

Elizabeth On Bay

Commercial Bldg. | Office | Retail MLS: 27988NRA 1,689 sq.ft.

Ref: 15310

$3,800 p/m

Executive Residence

3Bd, 4.5Bth & 1 Lg. Office Port New Prov. | Canal Front Hm.

Ref: 13817

$8,000 p/m

Love Beach Walk

3Bd, 3Bth | Love Beach

Ref: 5103

$4,200 p/m

Cape Santa Maria North | Long Island

Ref: 4362

www.grahamrealestate.com | Phone: (242) 356-5030

$200,000-$300,000


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BEHIND THE WINDOW DRESSING

By Mike Lightbourn

WE all know the internet has revolutionised the real estate industry. It’s far more convenient to go through an online inventory to narrow down the homes a buyer wants to look at as opposed to fighting traffic to get to the various locations. However, as wonderful as real estate websites are, they’re not perfect. Think of a clothing store. The display windows showcase the best clothes in the store. Upon trying on a dress or a pair of slacks, you may notice that the material’s very thin or the zipper’s broken. The size 12 may fit like a size eight. Don’t get me wrong. Websites are extremely useful. Listings typically provide information that includes the location, lot size, interior square footage, the number of bedrooms and

bathrooms and the asking price and so on. Pictures are a huge draw. Obviously, photos will be taken to show the home to its best advantage. Just as the dress in the display window may be faulty, the photos probably won’t show, for instance, discoloured tiles or wall cracks. It’s possible that the square footage wasn’t listed correctly. Human errors, although unintended, happen all the time. From time to time, a buyer may fall in love with an online listing… only to find an offer has already been accepted on the home. Contrary to expectations, a home may not flow in accordance with your wishes. The online photos may not pick up an awkward layout, for instance. An online listing may fail to mention that the attractive third bedroom was once a garage and opens directly onto the kitchen. Am I getting down on online list-

ings? No way! Many buyers will fall in love with the property and shrug off such imperfections as minor and easy to repair. My message is simply this: Make sure you carefully inspect the homes you’re interested in. Look at everything – inside and out. Even if you think you know the answer, ask questions. From time to time, someone will buy a property or home unseen. This applies more to vacant land than homes. I would never recommend buying sight unseen. The property could be low lying or riddled with holes, for example. The photo slideshow on real estate websites act as the showpiece. Are sellers and real estate agents trying to get you to look at the property? You bet! However, it’s up to the prospect to do their due diligence. Questions or comments? Email me at: ask@cbbahamas.com

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Mike Lightbourn is president of Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty

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Charles Gaitor 502-2356 or Email: cgaitor@tribunemedia.net


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Patty Birch, BRI

Broker, Appraiser Sales & Leasing Marsh Harbor 9124

Munnings Drive 3046

Chesapeake Road 9056

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Christopher Armaly, BRI

Broker, Appraiser Sales & Leasing

RENTALS Living in Paradise – 2 bed, 2.5 bath condo on Paradise Island. $2,500 p/m Sandyport 1103 – 3 bed, 2 1/2 bath furnished, canal front townhouse. $4,800 p/m

Prime commercial, modern and well maintained building in the heart of Marsh Harbour, Abaco. Ideal for office, retail or service businesses. Ample parking with space for over 25 cars. Seconds away from the Great Abaco Beach Resort and other hotels and shopping. This is premier commercial real estate! $595,000

The subdivision of South Westridge has underground utilities, so views are of lovely landscaped yards and well maintained homes. This lot has Lake Killarney across the way, a beautiful area to kayak and enjoy a variety of Bahamian bird and fish life. The area’s natural beauty, the easy access to everything from banks to gyms, the peace and quiet, are all good reasons to make this area your new home.

Previously used as a thriving tyre business, this two storey commercial building is located on a high traffic intersection and has ample parking. The building has an electronic lift, air conditioning, two restrooms and lots of potential. Owners are motivated to sell!

Columbus Cove 6033

Mira Mar 6013

Wulff Road 9117

$135,000

$375,000

Eastern Road 1098 – 3 bed, 3 bath oceanfront home. $3,800 p/m Cable Beach 6073 – 2 bed, 2 bath home, seconds away from the beach. $2,200 p/m Coral Harbor 1095 – 1 bed, 1 bath apartment, partially furnished. $900 p/m Treasure Cove 1097 – 4 bed, 2 bath newly renovated home. $3,600 p/m Orchard Terrace 1065 – 2 bed, 1 ½ bath furnished townhouse. $1,350 p/m Living in Paradise – 3 bed, 2.5 bath condo located on Paradise Island. $3,000 p/m

LAND FOR SALE This unfurnished, oceanfront condo features a master bedroom with a large walk in closet, a balcony overlooking the ocean and the master bathroom features a Jacuzzi tub. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances and solid wood Italian cupboards. Boasting a secluded mile long beach, this high end community is set in beautiful lush tropical gardens with a pool and other amenities.

Completely renovated and attractively upgraded 3 storey, 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath condo features hurricane windows, new kitchen cabinetry, energy saving air conditioning and more. Situated on the finest beach on Paradise Island, Mira Mar residents have private access to a beautiful white sand beach, a large pool and patio area, and a tropically landscaped common area. $795,000

Two storey commercial building in excellent condition, located on the corner of Wulff Road and East Street. This property includes a walk-in vault, offices upstairs, parking for 10+ vehicles and a standby generator. Excellent exposure on a very busy intersection. Priced to sell! $775,000

Cable Beach 6073

Sears Hill 6009

Delaporte 6074

$549,000

Lochaber, Long Island (160’ x 534’ large residential lot) $246,000 Venice Bay 3006 (large multi family lot in a gated community) $110,000 Sentinel Bay, Grand Bahama 3009 (200’ x 200’ large multi-family lot) $149,000 Oakridge Road 3002 (126’ x 640’ large residential lot) $417,000 Seabreeze (100’ x 100’ spacious corner lot) $119,000 Colony Bay, Freeport 3008 (large residential lot with over 50 feet on the canal) $179,000 Tusculum 3027 (10.4 acres located in Western New Providence) $1,250,640

Charming, rare, one of a kind find in Cable Beach! Located on a quiet cull de sac, this well maintained Bahamian cottage is located in an exceptionally well kept secret area. Extremely close to shopping, hotels and restaurants in the Cable Beach area. Beach access is just seconds away! This 46’ x 85’ property is fully enclosed and has rear covered patios and a custom made brick grill for entertaining! $395,000

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Located in an ideal growing commercial area, this building is perfect for a small, professional business. Currently a classic Bahamian home that has been renovated, this building can be converted to a local insurance or architects office or any service business. Building is on a 50’ x 103’ lot and can easily have 3 – offices and has 2 bathrooms, a kitchen and foyer area. $339,000

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Stunning turnkey ocean front unit in the highly popular community of Delaporte! This one of a kind waterfront gated community has 2 pools, a private beach and 24 hour tropical breezes. This unit faces the north and north east, making it ideal for views of turquoise filled waters and surrounding islands. Waterfront living at this price is a rarity! $299,000

Centreville 3042 (73’ x 95’ commercial lot) $75,000 Lochaber, Long Island 3011 (178’ x 447’ beautiful large residential lot) $186,000 Camperdown 3057 (185’ x 225’ large residential corner lot) $325,000

www.morleyrealty.com

Tel: 394-7070


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DEVELOPERS DIRECT COMMERCIAL LAND OFFICE LEASE HOME RENTALS RESIDENTIAL LOTS RESTAURANT SPACE

NEW LISTING! 22 KINGFISHER ISLAND 4-bed 4.5 bath canal front home with own boat dock, beach, generator and security system. Spacious and open-plan executive family home with quality finishes and layout design throughout. $7,800 per month furnished.

UND CON ER TRA CT 15A ROYAL PALM CAY

4-bed 4-bath home with own private pool, dock, beach and generator. $1.5 million

15B Royal Palm Cay

4-bed 4-bath home on corner lot with own private pool, beach and generator. Perfect Sandyport Style with large living and dining area and open kitchen. $1.5 million or $8,000 per month.

19 POINCIANA CAY

UND CON ER TRA CT

NEW LISTING! 10 CLIPPER ISLAND Charming 3-bed 3.5 bath townhouse near pool, situated in quiet, peaceful enclave. Fully furnished with dock space and fantastic canal views. US$559,800.

FOR RENT OR SALE Soothing canal front views complement this charming 4-bed 4-bath single family home. Features include own private pool, dock, beach and generator. Perfect Sandyport Style with open kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel front appliances and a separate office.  $1.2 million or $7,000 per month furnished.

6 CORAL BEACH

Spacious single family home with private pool, generator, dock and beach. Features quality finishes throughout, including bamboo wood floors in all bedrooms, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, high-end ceramic tile, raised wood cabinetry in the kitchen and raised ceilings and brick driveway. $1.3 million or $8,000 furnished.

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10 NORTH BUCKNER SQUARE

Great-sized 1,222 sq ft open plan office space in sought-after area with 24-hour security and back-up generator. Popular restaurants, post office, gas station, bank and gym nearby. Ample parking. $3,300 per month

NEW CHURCH STREET COMMERCIAL

New Build purpose built offices with 24-hour security, CCTV, back-up generator and high-speed internet. All of our units are finished to a high standard with attractive modern tile, glass doors and walls, modern bathrooms, a kitchenette with granite top. Please contact us for prices and availability.

www.sandyport.com

Contact: Jolika Buckner, Broker | Work: 327-2425 | Cell: 376-1662 | E-mail: jbuckner@sandyport.com


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Seapointe CANALFRONT 3 bed, 2.5 bath Townhouse with bonus office. Offers Canal & Ocean Views for Family or Executive class living. Pool, 3 clay tennis courts, private beach and marina with available dock slips. Five minute drive to ‘St. Andrew’s School’ and around the corner from new location of ‘Fresh Market’ grocery. One of the few gated communities with backup GENERATOR! A Boaters paradise for fun day trips to Rose Island and Exumas! Excellently priced and REDUCED! Ref#1496 - Marilyn Ayearst

$415,000

Sulgrave Manor Beautiful and spacious 2,500 sq ft 3 bed 3 bath apartment in well established beachfront condominium. The apartment is tastefully furnished with kitchen and bathrooms partially upgraded. A large covered patio offers direct access to the pool; only two apartments in the building have this fantastic feature. Sulgrave Manor offers 24 hours concierge/security, a large pool, gym and access to a white sandy beach. Ref#1679 - Carmen Massoni

$588,000

Lagoon Court Office PRIME LOCATION! Corner unit with 570 sq ft. and is guaranteed foot traffic in a desirable community. Ref#1735 - Kelli Wells

Palm Cay

Eden Estates

Alexandria Road Home

DOUBLE DOCK SLIP 32ft x 70ft with Power and Water. Location offers Full Service, Deep-Water Marina, Fuel Dock facility, 24 hour Security with Seagate Monitor, Marina store, Wi-Fi and Boat cleaning. Ref#1738 - Marilyn Ayearst

Well kept 2,625 sq ft duplex comprising of two 2 bed, 1 bath units in quiet residential area. Lot is able to accommodate another unit to increase to a triplex if desired. Ref#1755 - Nikki Boeuf

$159,000

Cozy 2,525 sq. ft. 3 bedrooms and 2 baths home,  tiled throughout, with an open floor plan, a spacious living room, an airy kitchen, dining room and an office. Home has a beautifully manicured garden, fully enclosed, and with 7,000 sq. ft.  The perfect home located close to schools, shopping. Ref#1758 - Nikki Boeuf

$175,000

$275,000

$349,000

Imperial Park

Lakeview Drive

Winton Meadows

Well designed 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 1,600 sq.ft living space on a large 11,327 sq.ft lot. Newly renovated, hurricane windows, large kitchen , covered patio and pool. Ref#1720 - Rudy Carroll

Well maintained 4 bed, 3 bath, 2,776 sq.ft family home in quiet neighborhood, pool, enclosed yard, patio, open floor plan with large kitchen, central A/C and garage. A must see! Ref#1719 - Rudy Carroll

MOTIVATED SELLER! Large 5 bed, 3.5 bath home offers spacious living with, central a/c, 1 car garage, rear patio, manicured lawn in a quiet and safe community. Ref#1714 - Keturah Mackey

$360,000

$495,000

$508,000

West Bay Street Lot

Main House, Plus Cottage on Two Lots, located on West Bay Street, roundabout. Renovate for private residence or choose this location to build rental residences. Two blocks from Baha Mar. Fantastic Opportunity to Buy Now! Ref#1761 - Marilyn Ayearst

$750,000

Harbour Mews – Beautifully furnished Two story 2 bed, 2 bath townhouse in the gated waterfront community! $2,200 Seapointe – Canalfront townhome, tastefully furnished 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 2,100 sq ft., fully equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, private beach. $2,800 Sandford Drive – Well maintained 3 bed, 3.5 bath, 2,000 sq ft condo, equipped kitchen, tastefully furnished, washer/dryer. $3,000 Turnberry – Beautiful, 2 bed, 2.5 bath furnished townhome in gated community, pool, equipped kitchen and high quality finishes. $3,750 Paradise Island – Beautiful 3 bed, 3 bath spacious condo, gated, well maintained, pool, harbor views. A must see. $4,500

Columbus Landings –FANATASTIC OPPORTUNITY! TWO single family lots (20,000sq&13,000sq) with ocean views and high elevations. $19,950 Stella Maris – Great elevated 11,356 sq. ft. lot that offers the perfect ocean views in a beautiful premier diving resort. $38,000 Yuma Estates – Affordable multifamily 6,565 sq ft. lot in gated community that offers pool, playground and gazebos. A great investment! $112,000 Carmichael Rd – Great Location! Multifamily/Commercial zoned lot offers 7,800 sq ft corner lot, ideal investment for a business. $150,000 Charlotteville – Secured 8,474 sq ft single family lot in a peaceful gated community with 24 hr security, tennis and golfing. $165,000


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