Beautiful direct oceanfront lot on San Salvador, Snow Bay in the Bahamas for sale.

Beautiful direct oceanfront lot on San Salvador, Snow Bay in the Bahamas for sale.
This lot is absolutely stunning. It is located on the south eastern side on the Island and features beautiful beaches and incredible views onto the ocean and High and Low Key.

The watercolors are simply amazing the go from a light turquoise close to the beach to a dark navy blue back to light blue and turquoise. The Snow Bay subdivision is very special and secluded, just a few homes and off the beaten pass. Enjoy your privacy and watch gorgeous sun rises every morning. The lot has 100 feet on the beach and is about 200 feet deep. The asking price includes an additional, adjacent lot (not on the water) You could build your huge beach mansion on the ocean and have a guest house or garages or storage on the other lot. This property offers tremendous possibilities. Just a few minutes away from Pigeon Creek, a national park of the utmost beauty. San Salvador is a very special Island here in the Bahamas, you will find the friendliest people, the best diving spot, the greatest fishing grounds and so much more. The airport is only 30 minutes away and there are daily flights from Nassau. IF and that is a big IF you ever get tired of the peaceful secluded setting of your future dream home you can go and spend a whole day or just a beautiful evening at the world famous Club Med Columbus Isle. Or just go and have a drink at one of the local hang out like Stanley’s or Club Juice. Or go grab a nice dinner with the locals, maybe conch or grouper or simply chicken rice and beans.

Listing by McCarroll Real Estate

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Incredible deal! House for sale on San Salvador Bahamas

Incredible deal! House for sale on San Salvador Bahamas.

Do NOT wait, don’t miss this one. House for sale on San Salvador Bahamas.
This is the best deal you can probably find in the Bahamas. This home is a diamond in the rough, needs TLC but has the potential to be something really really special.

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Look out the window and enjoy magnificent view onto white sandy beaches and the clear world famous Bahamian waters of the ocean.

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Situated on the south west side of the Island in Sandy Point, Columbus Landings 4. San Salvador, by many people also called “The forgotten Island” is and amazingly beautiful Island on the east side of the Bahamas island chain.

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Real Estate prices on San Salvador are still very affordable and this 3 bedroom 2 bath single family home is way under fair market value.

Do not miss this opportunity, some repairs and a little updating and you have the perfect beach escape in the beautiful Bahamas. The lot is big and enough space for an addition if you needed more space.The asking price is $279,900. Send me a quick note today to get more info on San Salvador here in the Bahamas and this incredible opportunity to buy a home in the Bahamas on San Salvador.

Below please see more pictures of this San Salvador home for sale.

Listing by McCarroll Real Estate

How to buy property, house or land on San Salvador Bahamas

How to buy property, house or land on San Salvador Bahamas

Bahamas Real Estate, San Salvador (35)Buying real estate, house, home, condo or vacant lot in the Bahamas / San Salvador is totally different from buying a house, condo or land in the US. Bahamas real estate law and the process of finding the property, getting it under contract and actually going to closing cannot be compared to the US process. Even I as a Real Estate Broker in Florida had a hard time understanding this whole new set of rules and it took me a long time to figure out the best way to go about it, actually the only way to be sure you get a legal conveyance ( deed)

Let’s split this issue (buying a house, home, condo or land in the Bahamas) in two separate parts

Bahamas Real Estate, San Salvador (37)First part, finding a property to buy in the Bahamas.

You have to find your dream property, your lot, your condo, your home in the Bahamas. NOT that easy!

See, in the US we have the MLS system meaning about 99% of all properties for sale get submitted to this system and you can find them on websites like Realtor.com, Trulia, Zillow and many more. So, it is very easy to sit at home and search the net for hours and days till you see something that is interesting and in the process of searching for homes or land or condos you get a very good feeling for the areas and the prices etc.

Not so in the Bahamas. Till a few years ago the Bahamas did not have an MLS system, now finally the Bahamas has a similar system BUT only a few properties that are for sale in the Bahamas actually make it into the system. You wonder WHY? As always, it is money ! In the Bahamas the real estate commission is not negotiable, the seller has to pay 10% for a vacant land sale or 6% for and improved land sale(house,condo)

If a realtor put the property (his listing) in the MLS he has to split that commission with the buyer’s broker. If he doesn’t put it in the MLS he can keep the whole commission. Since Bahamian sellers are so new to the MLS system, most of them do not understand it’s benefits and therefore the sellers do not insist on an MLS listing. All this means that you as a buyer have a very difficult time finding ALL the properties for sale. If you check on realtors website only HIS listings are on there and there is a very HIGH chance that he will not even tell you that the house next to his is also for sale for a much lower price. There is also a high amount of “for sale by owner” . These properties are usually not advertised at all and since no commission is paid, no realtor in the Bahamas will tell you about these homes or condos for sale.

Now what ??? How can you make sure that you know each and every property that meets your needs and wants that is for sale in the Bahamas, on the Island you chose? Well, get on a plane and come down here. Find someone who knows the island and that knows real estate, drive around and ask questions. There is only so much research you can do online and it is very difficult to find good information on the web.

Bahamas Real Estate, San Salvador (5)Second Part. How to get clear title to your Bahamas property and all the legal paperwork.

We are not talking about buying a new shirt at Burdines and if you don’t like it you can bring it back within 90 days. Your Bahamas home or land will cost a lot more that a shirt and you can not get a refund if you don’t like it anymore.

You need a lawyer that works for YOU and not the seller !!! This Bahamian lawyer will do a title search and ensure that it is free and clear !!! he will issue something like a title insurance that will protect YOU. Please understand the importance, till just recently the Bahamas was not known for keeping accurate records of property sales (due to the different recording system). If money exchanged for a piece of land or home and the buyer got some “official looking paperwork” but forgot to record it ( because he was not told to do so) than the government didn’t even know that there was a new owner and therefore the old seller could sell this piece of Bahamian property again, to someone else……. and again. So, please get your own lawyer (unless it is a new home or condo development you are buying in) when buying property in the Bahamas.

Please understand, this was the short version of this complex issue. I have met a lot of people who bought properties in the Bahamas and the once that are happy and that use their property have done their research and talked to the closing lawyer. The once that are unhappy and full of drama stories are the people who got caught up in the moment and believed a smiling “NO PROBLEM” salesperson.

Bahamas Real Estate, San Salvador (12)The photos on this page a REAL photos that I took today on the Island of San Salvador Bahamas. These real estate for sale signs tell the story better than I ever could. You do not know if they are from realtors or owners but then again, it doesn’t really matter since you can’t read the phone number anyway ……LOL This is just the island way, nobody is in a hurry to sell I guess.

Buying real estate, house, home or vacant land in the Bahamas, San Salvador is a dream come through for many people (and it was for me) This Island is breathtaking beautiful and the moment you step off the plane you get transported into another world.  It is all worth it !!!  Go after your dream !!! 

San Salvador Bahamas, after the Hurricane Joaquin

 

AMAZING how fast this little island of San Salvador on the eastern side of the Island chain recovered. Yes, there is still some work to do, some roofs to repair and some streets to fix BUT the spirit is back up and everybody is in a positive mood.

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San Salvador Bahamas, beaches are as beautiful as ever.
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San Salvador Bahamas This is the biggest clean up job I have seen. Mostly it is just a few pieces of debris here and there.

A lot of people are still out of work because Club Med doesn’t open till 1/31/2016 but that is only 2 weeks away. Electric, water, phone, internet they were all down after the storm but back up and running now all over the island. I have to say, I am truly amazed about the progress and most of all how the beautiful people of San Salvador dealt with the clean up.

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San Salvador Bahamas after hurricane

Yes, you still see some debris on the side of the roads, some blue traps on homes, some of the landscaping is still brow instead of green but the one thing that really stunned me when I was on the Island in December was the road to Snow Bay (east coast of San Salvador) ……..everything is and looks totally different than before and I think I will be like this for some time to come.

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San Salvador Bahamas. This used to be a normal dirt road , now you can not drive on it because it is blocked by tons and tons of rocks and stones.

What used to be a typical dirt road with some potholes in it now looks like something from out of space. my first thought was “this is how I picture the moon” I know, it sounds crazy but it is soooooo different.

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San Salvador Bahamas, sand dunes all the way along the road.

Never seen anything like this and the first time I went from Sandy Point, Columbus Landings 4 (west coast of San Salvador)  to Snow Bay and Guanahani Resort to have a coffee with Elena and Carlos I stopped the car a couple of times to take in this new reality and the beauty of it.

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San Salvador Guanahani Beach Resort, looks like new after the storm. Beautiful place !!!

This first drive down to Snow bay is something I won’t forget for a long time. I was mesmerized by how different everything looks and by the thought that “wind” did change the landscape that much. I guess that was the moment when I really understood how strong this hurricane was. So, like I said, San Salvador here in the Bahamas survived the storm and is doing great again.

Important Updates to Bahamas Real Estate Transactions

Important Updates to Bahamas Real Estate Transactions.

via Important Updates to Bahamas Real Estate Transactions.