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Legacy Global Development Shares Insider Knowledge on What to Expect If Moving to Belize

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Legacy Global Development, the developer of the beautiful Orchid Bay, Belize community and recognized as an expert source for living in Belize, shares its wisdom in a blog post titled, "Before Moving to Belize, You Need to Read This."

Many North American retirees and those who work remotely, are choosing to take up residence in the Caribbean and Latin America. Belize is quickly becoming a top choice on that list, especially as it's an English-speaking country that accepts U.S. dollars, and it's only a short flight from several major U.S. cities.

"What makes Belize so appealing to expats? For starters, Belize offers exquisitely beautiful scenery, including its azure blue waters, tropical rainforest, Mayan Ruins, mystical caves, and exotic flora and fauna," said Chris Williams, CEO of Legacy Global Development. "Belize is an ideal fit for nature lovers, beach bums, history buffs, diving fanatics, adventure seekers, and more, so you'll never get bored. Also, geographically, politically, and financially, it's an excellent choice to buy a home in and live here full-time, or live here part-time and rent out your home to vacationers throughout the year."

According to Legacy, the pros of moving to Belize, in addition to the fact that it's an English-speaking country and that it's geographically close to the U.S., are that it offers a culturally diverse, laidback, and healthy lifestyle.

As Belize is a melting pot of different cultures who all get along, everyone, including tourists and expats, feels welcome and at peace. With an average year-round temperature of 84 degrees, residents spend most of their days outside taking in its spectacular scenery while engaging in outdoor activities, and their nights socializing and making friends easily as everyone speaks English. Therefore, Belize's laidback attitude provides a stress-free, healthy environment.

Additionally, Belize offers an excellent incentive for expat retirees, called the Qualified Retirement Program (QRP). To qualify, one must be at least 45 years old, live in Belize at least one month per year, and have a monthly income of at least $2,000 or a yearly income of $24,000 from a pension or annuity (including Social Security). Those who qualify are allowed to bring $15,000 worth of personal goods into Belize tax-free and pay no Belizean taxes on any foreign-earned income.

When relocating to a foreign country, there are always considerations to keep in mind, and this applies to Belize as well. Like most Caribbean nations, Belize is on "island time" so having patience with its slower pace is essential.

Additionally, Belize does tend to have high crime rates. However, the majority of serious crimes happen in Belize City or by the Guatemalan border, which skews the crime numbers for the entire country. Violent crimes against expats and tourists are very infrequent, and they typically feel very safe when not in those areas.

Read Legacy's full blog post to learn more about the pros and cons of moving to Belize, and to obtain information on visas, bringing pets into the country, healthcare, and more: https://blog.orchidbaybelize.com/blog/before-moving-to-belize-you-need-to-read-this

About Orchid Bay, Belize:

Located in northern Belize and developed by Legacy Global Development, Orchid Bay is a gated, master-planned community situated on a 114-acre site in the Bay of Chetumal. It combines North American comforts with a spectacular Caribbean setting. The development was influenced by innovations in community design that reveal small-town accessibility, connectivity, and convenience - all with respect to the natural environment. The master plan calls for a series of canals and basins for easy navigation around the community, first world infrastructure, and 10 percent green space set aside.

Buyers have many types of homes to choose from as the community is comprised of Beachfront Condominiums, Casitas, Beach Villas, and Bungalows. On-site amenities include the Tradewinds Beach Club and Restaurant, as well as a grocery store and medical clinic, both of which will are projected to open in the future. Orchid Bay offers many activities and tours for its residents, all with easy access to the best of Belize.

To learn more about the Orchid Bay, Belize visit https://offers.orchidbaybelize.com, call (877) 959-9646 or email hello@legacyglobaldevelopment.com.

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Legacy Global Development Shares Its Recommendations on the Top 10 Memorable Things to Do in Belize

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Legacy Global Development, the developer of the luxurious Orchid Bay, Belize community and recognized as an expert source on Belize tourism, shares its Top 10 List of sites to see and things do while visiting Belize.

As the home to the second largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere, ancient Mayan Ruins, dense jungle, and more, many travelers are unaware that a Belize vacation offers much more than just a picturesque setting of beautiful beaches and sparkling blue waters. This is what sets Belize apart from other Caribbean destinations, and makes it unique to its neighboring Central American countries.

"If you're a nature lover, adventurer seeker, diving fanatic, or history buff, you'll never get bored in Belize," said Chris Williams, CEO of Legacy Global Development. "There are many spectacular sites to see, natural wonders to explore, and extraordinary experiences to enjoy."

"We created this Top 10 List because we found that many of our Orchid Bay home buyers visit Belize for the first time and are surprised to learn all that Belize has to offer," added Chris Williams. "It's these exciting offerings which contribute to Belize's growing popularity amongst North American tourists."

Below, in no particular order, are the "Top 10 Most Memorable Things to Do in Belize," released today by Legacy Global Development:

1. Great Blue Hole
As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Great Blue Hole is considered one of the world's most distinguished diving sites. Created approximately 10,000 years ago after a cave roof crumbled in, this deep blue abyss contains underwater tunnels, caverns, and rock formations. It can be experienced through a diving day trip, flying over it in a helicopter or airplane, or snorkeling.

2. Altun Ha
Belize is home to several Mayan Ruins. One of them is Altun Ha, meaning "Rockstone Pond," where visitors can view two plazas with pyramids, tombs, temples, and ceremonial mounds. This is where elite priest-kings were buried with precious items, such as jade, pottery, and pearls.

3. Actun Tunichil Muknal
Actun Tunichil Muknal (also known as the ATM Tour) is a well-known Mayan burial site in Western Belize. National Geographic had named it one of the Top 10 Sacred Caves, and it offers an "Indiana Jones" type of experience, where one can view ancient Mayan relics and skeletal remains inside the cave.

4. Belize Botanic Gardens
The Belize Botanic Gardens used to be a cattle pasture and today offers tours to view over 2,000 plant species, including plants which have been used for medicinal purposes for centuries. The botanical gardens are also an ideal place for birdwatching.

5. Barton Creek Cave
Barton Creek is one of the largest river caves in Belize and was once used for ceremonial purposes and human sacrifices by the Maya. It consists of giant passages covered with numerous large speleothems.

6. Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary
To take in Belize's spectacular fauna in its natural habitat, the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is must-see attraction. It's home to jaguars, a gorgeous array of tropical birds, exotic plants, and even a Mayan ceremonial site.

7. Black Hole Drop
This tour for adventure seekers begins with a treacherous hike to the Actun Lock sinkhole. Upon arrival, hikers prepare to descend over 200 feet into the rainforest below.

8. Cerros Marine Ruins
The Cerros Marine Ruins are partially underwater with temples, plazas, and canals revealed above. This secluded 52-acre site was once home to 1,000 Mayans.

9. Monkey River Tour
This day tour glides down the Monkey River while passing by wildlife on the shore. Participants can then trek into the jungle to see and hear the howling monkeys, and exotic flora and fauna.

10. Lamanai
Lamanai is a 960-acre Mayan site located on the New River Lagoon in Northern Belize. Its name means "submerged crocodile" which is encountered during the visit, including artifacts depicting reptiles, plus crocodiles and iguanas crawling along its banks.

About Orchid Bay, Belize
Located in northern Belize and developed by Legacy Global Development, Orchid Bay is a gated, master-planned community situated on a 114-acre site in the Bay of Chetumal. It combines North American comforts with a spectacular Caribbean setting. The development was influenced by innovations in community design that reveal small-town accessibility, connectivity, and convenience - all with respect to the natural environment. The master plan calls for a series of canals and basins for easy navigation around the community, first world infrastructure, and 10 percent green space set aside.

Buyers have many types of homes to choose from as the community is comprised of Beachfront Condominiums, Casitas, Beachfront Villas, Bungalows, and home sites and lots where Orchid Bay home buyers can build their own custom home. On-site amenities include the Tradewinds Beach Club and Restaurant, as well as a grocery store and medical clinic, both of which will are projected to open in the future. Orchid Bay offers many activities and tours for its residents, all with easy access to the best of Belize.

To learn more about the Orchid Bay, Belize visit https://offers.orchidbaybelize.com, call (877) 959-9646 or email hello@legacyglobaldevelopment.com.

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Legacy Global Development Shares Top 5 Misconceptions on Belize Real Estate

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Legacy Global Development, the developer of the luxurious Orchid Bay, Belize community, shares its Top 5 Misconceptions about Belize real estate. As the number of real estate investors taking an interest in Belize continues to grow, there are misunderstandings about the home buying process and how it differs from buying property in the United States. To clear up these misconceptions and manage home buyer expectations, Legacy debunks the myths and sets the record straight.

"Belize is rapidly becoming a top destination for North American buyers who are looking to purchase vacation homes and for retirees who are choosing to live out their golden years in a tropical destination," said Chris Williams, CEO of Legacy Global Development. "There's no doubt that Belize presents a smart and rewarding investment opportunity for those who want to buy in early, especially as its status as an up and coming travel destination continues to rise in the ranks."

Belize is attracting real estate investors because of the desirable benefits it offers to international buyers. All real estate contracts are in English, there are low property taxes, and no estate or capital gains taxes. Additionally, assets are protected by British Common Law, and the country allows 100 percent foreign ownership of properties and businesses.

"Legacy has worked with an untold number of North American buyers who, not surprisingly, are unfamiliar with how purchasing real estate in Belize is typically handled," said Chris Williams. "We want our buyers to be confident in their home buying process, and therefore, we wanted to debunk some of the common real estate myths that are floating around."

Below are the Top 5 Misconceptions on Buying Property in Belize released today by Legacy Global Development:

1. All home listings are aggregated on an MLS-like service.
When in the market to buy a home in the U.S., buyers can get a list of homes in their desired area and budget by using the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), the public database which shows all the homes for sale, how long they've been on the market, its asking price, what homes have sold for, and more.

However, no such service exists in Belize. Obtaining a list of homes that meet a buyer's needs, even if working with a local real estate agent, is not as simple. It takes time, research, and networking to find the potential homes a buyer may be interested in.

2. There is financing available to purchase a home.
Obtaining a loan or mortgage to purchase a home in Belize is not readily available. This is because most Belize real estate transactions are in US dollars, and domestic borrowing is only permitted in Belize dollars.

Real estate buyers who are not able to purchase a home with all cash, may be able to borrow through a Belizean offshore banking institution. Also, Belize property sellers typically agree to property financing at negotiable and favorable rates, and is, therefore, a popular and desirable lending option for many buyers.

3. It's difficult for foreigners to own property in Belize.
Compared to other countries, it's actually quite easy to own a home or property in Belize. Foreigners have the same rights as Belizean citizens when it comes to property ownership. This includes a fee simple title, so home ownership comes without any restrictions or conditions.

Previously, Belize had an Alien Landholding Act which regulated foreigner land holding and laid out specific conditions which must be met. However, that act was abolished in 2001.

4. Homeowners can obtain title insurance.
When purchasing real estate in North America, buyers typically work with a title insurance company that identifies any existing defects in the property title that need to be corrected by the seller before the buyer purchases the property.

In Belize, buyers are recommended to work with a local real estate lawyer or realtor to determine that the title is in good standing. This letter of good-standing from the lawyer acts as the assurance that the chain of title is accurate and free and clear of encumbrances.

5. Belize real estate is cheap.
Real estate prices in Belize vary throughout the country, but it's a fact that home prices are not nearly as inexpensive as they were 10 years ago. As Belize has gained in popularity as a tourist destination, its home prices have increased as well.

There are many beachfront homes or homes that close to the water, and/or located in nice communities that are built to North American standards, with the modern finishes that these buyers are accustomed to. Homes with high-end amenities come at higher prices.

About Orchid Bay, Belize:
Located in northern Belize and developed by Legacy Global Development, Orchid Bay is a gated, master-planned community situated on a 114-acre site in the Bay of Chetumal. It combines North American comforts with a spectacular Caribbean setting. The development was influenced by innovations in community design that reveal small-town accessibility, connectivity, and convenience - all with respect to the natural environment. The master plan calls for a series of canals and basins for easy navigation around the community, first world infrastructure, and 10 percent green space set aside.

Buyers have many types of homes to choose from as the community is comprised of Beachfront Condominiums, Casitas, Waterway Villas, Bungalows, and home sites and lots where Orchid Bay home buyers can build their own custom home. On-site amenities include the Tradewinds Beach Club and Restaurant, as well as a grocery store and medical clinic, both of which will are projected to open in the future. Orchid Bay offers many activities and tours for its residents, all with easy access to the best of Belize.

Orchid Bay also provides buyers with an optional financing plan called the Paradise Payment Program. Terms include an affordable down payment and monthly payments as low as $999. This program makes owning a home in Belize highly accessible and practical.

To read this article in full, go to Orchid Bay's blog: https://blog.orchidbaybelize.com/blog/top-5-misconceptions-on-buying-real-estate-in-belize

To learn more about the Orchid Bay, Belize visit https://www.orchidbaybelize.com, call (877) 959-9646 or email hello@legacyglobaldevelopment.com.

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Legacy Global Development Today Announced the Launch of Four New Beach Villas for Sale at Orchid Bay, Belize

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Legacy Global Development today announced the launch of four Beach Villas at its Orchid Bay, Belize community. The Beach Villas are new standalone homes being constructed on the most desired lots of the development, right on the water's edge, and are the last of Orchid Bay's remaining waterfront lots.

The Beach Villas at Orchid Bay are the largest sized homes in the development. The beachfront properties feature architecture and interior design from Zurcher Architects and Zurcher Interiors, the leading design firms in Central America and the Caribbean.

Prices for the Beach Villas start at $550,000. However, buyers can take advantage of a current promotion which allows them to save $50,0000 off of their purchase, if they reserve their home by June 7, 2019. This offers an incredible value for that price range, as Beach Villas are among the most luxurious homes in all of Belize, and are located in a private, gated community.

"After the recent success with our Beachfront Condos and selling out of our current offering of Village Bungalows, we are very excited to launch our updated Beach Villas at Orchid Bay," said Chris Williams, CEO of Legacy Global Development. "These are the nicest homes we've ever offered in our development, and they are among the nicest homes in the entire country of Belize. They will make the perfect vacation home for those who love hosting family and friends - and we can't wait to see even more friendly faces in our growing community!"

Beach Villas are two-story homes providing the most living space compared to any other type of home offered at the Orchid Bay development. Each story has a covered patio, with an option to add a third-floor rooftop patio as an upgrade. The base floorplan is 2-bedroom/2-bath, but buyers may choose from 3-bedroom/2-bath or 3-bed/3-bath floorplans, as well. The Beach Villas are specially designed for comfortably accommodating more family and friends, and for homeowners who like to entertain in paradise.

Potential home buyers are encouraged to book a Discovery Stay at Orchid Bay, which is an epic 4-day, 3-night vacation which allows those who are interested in purchasing a Beach Villa to view the property and experience the Orchid Bay lifestyle firsthand, as well as take part in the fun and adventurous activities Belize is well-known for. The tour is booked by a Legacy travel agent who handles all arrangements, along with booking roundtrip flights at times which are convenient to each guest's schedule. Pricing per couple is $1,999, inclusive of all food, drinks, excursions, and in-country travel.

Legacy Global Development is currently offering additional incentives for new home buyers, which makes owning a home in paradise highly accessible and practical.

The Rental Program provides Orchid Bay homeowners a 3-year rental guarantee and handles all marketing and logistics, so owners can sit back and relax while generating revenue from their property. Legacy also recently announced the Paradise Retirement Plan, where owners can buy their home years prior to retiring. Then they can offset the cost of ownership through the Rental Program until they decide to move to Belize full-time.

Located in northern Belize, Orchid Bay is a gated, master-planned community situated on a 114-acre site in the Bay of Chetumal. It combines North American comforts with a spectacular Caribbean setting. The development was influenced by innovations in community design that reveal small-town accessibility, connectivity, and convenience - all with respect to the natural environment. The master plan calls for a series of canals and basins for easy navigation around the community, first world infrastructure, and 10 percent green space set aside.

The community is comprised of Beachfront Condominiums, Casitas, Waterway Villas, Bungalows, and home sites and lots where Orchid Bay home buyers can build their own custom home. On-site amenities include the Tradewinds Beach Club and Restaurant, as well as a grocery store and medical clinic, both of which will are projected to open in the future. Orchid Bay offers many activities and tours for its residents, all with easy access to the best of Belize.

To learn more about the Beach Villas at Orchid Bay, Belize or to book a Discovery Stay, visit https://offers.orchidbaybelize.com/beach-villas - or, call (877) 959-9646 or email hello@legacyglobaldevelopment.com.

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Legacy Global Development Celebrates Surge of Vacation Home Sales at Its Beautiful Orchid Bay, Belize Property

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Legacy Global Development today announced that they are experiencing a significant sales boost at its Orchid Bay, Belize property. Crediting the successful launch of its new Paradise Payment Program and Discovery Stay Tours, the property has over-sold its latest home offering, Bungalows; and has sold four out of six Phase 2 Beachfront Condominiums. All in just the last 6 weeks!

Additionally, two of Orchid Bay's Beach Villas are currently under construction, and it's Discovery Stay Tour, which is an epic 4-day, 3-night vacation to view the property and experience the Orchid Bay community firsthand, is booked through the end of the year.

"Our community has seen a dramatic jolt of momentum in 2019 with more people visiting our property for vacation and a surge of new families buying homes in our development," said Chris Williams, CEO of Legacy Global Development. "We credit our success to the incredible community of people who live here and our team that's dedicated to bringing the vision for Orchid Bay to life. At the start of 2019, we implemented changes based on the feedback from our residents that have had a major impact on our real estate sales, such as creating our new Village Bungalows and offering an attractive payment plan for buyers. We look forward to sharing more success with our community as the year goes on!"

Orchid Bay's newest home offering, Bungalows, were launched in March 2019. Initially, six Bungalows were released for sale, but remarkably, eight have already been sold. These Bungalows make owning a home in Belize attainable to a wider pool of potential buyers, as they're offered at a more affordable price point than Orchid Bay's other homes.

The Bungalows are located in the heart of the Orchid Bay community and are only steps away from the glistening blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. These homes are offered in 1-bedroom/1-bath and 2-bedroom/1-bath open floor plans which efficiently maximize the use of its square footage. Each bungalow has approximately 500 square feet of covered patio for relaxing in the shade while enjoying cooling breezes, modern interior finishes, and access to all of Orchid Bay's on-site amenities.

Tower-C, the third Beachfront Condo building to be constructed at Orchid Bay, Belize, was re-launched this spring, and four of out of the six 2-bedroom/2-bath units have already sold. To meet the growing demands of Belize vacation homeowners and North Americans who are choosing to retire in Belize, the Tower-C Condos will feature updated enhancements which include high-end finishes, exceptional design and layout, an elevator, and a prime beachfront location, while being only steps away from the Caribbean Sea.

Each 1,570-square foot Tower-C Beachfront Condo features a spacious layout with an open concept gourmet kitchen with center island, which overlooks the living room and dining area. Each Condo has two private outdoor terraces, at least one which provides unobstructed views of the shimmering blue Caribbean Sea.

Potential home buyers are encouraged to book a Discovery Stay at Orchid Bay. While there's been a considerable spike in bookings, there's still space available, and all travel arrangements are handled by a Legacy travel agent, including flights. Pricing per couple is $1,999 and inclusive of all food, drinks, excursions, and in-country travel.

Legacy recently launched its optional financing plan called the Paradise Payment Program. Terms include an affordable down payment and monthly payments as low as $999**. This program makes owning a home in Belize highly accessible and practical and has contributed to the influx of sales.

For those buyers who are looking to offset the cost of owning a home at Orchid Bay, Legacy also offers a robust optional Rental Program which manages the entire process of marketing the home, providing first-class hospitality for guests, and ensuring the house is well-maintained while owners are not present. This program comes with a 3-Year Rental Guarantee, which makes buying a home at Orchid Bay a smart real estate investment.

Located in northern Belize, Orchid Bay is a gated, master-planned community situated on a 114-acre site in the Bay of Chetumal. It combines North American comforts with a spectacular Caribbean setting. The development was influenced by innovations in community design that reveal small-town accessibility, connectivity, and convenience - all with respect to the natural environment. The master plan calls for a series of canals and basins for easy navigation around the community, first world infrastructure, and 10 percent green space set aside.

The community is comprised of Beachfront Condominiums, Casitas, Waterway Villas, Bungalows, and home sites and lots where Orchid Bay home buyers can build their own custom home. On-site amenities include the Tradewinds Beach Club and Restaurant, as well as a future grocery store and medical clinic, both of which will be opening in the near future. Orchid Bay offers many activities and tours for its residents, all with easy access to the best of Belize.

To learn more about Orchid Bay, Belize or to book a Discovery Stay, visit https://orchidbaybelize.com/, call (877) 959-9646 or email hello@legacyglobaldevelopment.com.

**Terms and conditions apply and not all applicants will qualify.

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Legacy Global Development Offering a Special $100,000 Discount to Buyers of Its Brand New, Beachfront Condos at Orchid Bay, Belize

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Legacy Global Development today announced they are offering a $100,000 discount to buyers who reserve a Beachfront Condo in Tower-C at Orchid Bay, Belize. Interested buyers can also save $500 when booking a Discovery Stay, which is a 4-day, 3-night vacation to view the property and experience the Orchid Bay community and Belize, firsthand. The deadlines to book a Discovery Stay and reserve a Beachfront Condo are both May 10, 2019.

For the first time ever, Legacy Global Development is also offering buyers an optional financing plan on one of its beachfront properties. Called the Paradise Payment Program, buyers can put down a deposit of $250,000 and finance the remaining cost of their Beachfront Condo**. This program also offers the option to pay the $250,000 deposit in multiple payments, instead of in full upfront.

"The growth of tourism in Belize is astounding. It's similar to what we've seen in other popular destinations in Latin America, only this time it's happening so rapidly thanks to the internet and the increased awareness of all that makes Belize so attractive for visitors," said Chris Williams, CEO of Legacy Global Development. "As a result, we've received more demand for beachfront real estate at Orchid Bay, Belize in the last year than we've seen in all of the previous years combined since we've taken over as the developer in 2016. That's why we're offering the deal of a lifetime on our Beachfront Condos, and we know the families who buy now are going to be forever grateful they got a piece of beachfront real estate on the Caribbean Sea at this current rate."

Tower-C is the third Beachfront Condo building to be constructed at Orchid Bay, Belize. Tower-A and Tower-B Condos were all sold in 2016. To meet the growing demand of Belize vacation home owners and North Americans who are choosing to retire in Belize, the Tower-C Condos will feature updated enhancements which include high-end finishes, exceptional design and layout, an elevator, and a prime beachfront location, while being only steps away from the Caribbean Sea. Architecture is being done by Zurcher Arquitectos, and interior design being handled by its sister company, Zurcher Interiors.

Each 1,570-square foot Tower-C Beachfront Condo will have two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and will comfortably sleep four to six people. Its spacious layout features an open concept gourmet kitchen with center island, which overlooks the living room and dining area. Each sea-facing Condo has two private outdoor terraces, at least one which provides unobstructed views of the shimmering blue Caribbean Sea, allowing residents to watch the tide from sunrise to sunset, from the privacy of their own home away from home.

Three of the six Tower-C units are currently sold, and construction will begin after the three remaining units are sold. Prices start at $289,000, with the special $100,000 discount. To be eligible for the $100,000 savings, buyers must reserve their Beachfront Condo by May 10, 2019.

Potential home buyers are encouraged to book a Discovery Stay at Orchid Bay and save $500 off of its regular $1,999 price, if booked before May 10, 2019. This epic 4-day, 3-night vacation allows those who are interested in purchasing a Beachfront Condo to view the property and experience the Orchid Bay lifestyle firsthand, as well as take part in the fun and adventurous activities Belize is well-known for.

The tour is booked by a Legacy travel agent who handles all arrangements, along with booking roundtrip flights at times which are convenient to each guest's schedule. Pricing is per couple, inclusive of all food, drinks, excursions, and in-country travel.

Legacy Global Development is currently offering additional incentives for new home buyers, which makes owning a home in paradise highly accessible and practical.

The Rental Program offers Orchid Bay homeowners a 3-year rental guarantee and handles all marketing and logistics, so owners can sit back while passively generating revenue on their property. Legacy also recently announced the Paradise Retirement Plan, where owners can buy their home years prior to retiring. Then they can offset the cost of ownership through the Rental Program until they decide to move to Belize full-time.

Located in northern Belize, Orchid Bay is a gated, master-planned community situated on a 114-acre site in the Bay of Chetumal. It combines North American comforts with a spectacular Caribbean setting. The development was influenced by innovations in community design that reveal small-town accessibility, connectivity, and convenience - all with respect to the natural environment. The master plan calls for a series of canals and basins for easy navigation around the community, first world infrastructure, and 40 percent green space set aside.

The community is comprised of Beachfront Condominiums, Casitas, Waterway Villas, Bungalows, and home sites and lots where Orchid Bay home buyers can build their own custom home. On-site amenities include the Tradewinds Beach Club and Restaurant, as well as a grocery store and medical clinic, both of which will be opening in the future. Orchid Bay offers many activities and tours for its residents, all with easy access to the best of Belize.

To learn more the Tower-C Beachfront Condominiums at Orchid Bay, Belize or to book a Discovery Stay, visit https://legacyglobaldevelopment.com/, call (877) 959-9646 or email hello@legacyglobaldevelopment.com.

** Terms and conditions apply and not all will qualify.

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As Belize Becomes Recognized as a Top Destination for Travelers and Expats, Orchid Bay Presents a Prime Investment Opportunity for Homeowners

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- As many North Americans are purchasing vacation homes, and retirees are choosing to move to tropical destinations full-time or part-time, Belize is quickly becoming the top choice for home buyers, says Legacy Global Development.

Many investors are jumping on this growing real estate trend and turning to Belize. Buying a home in Belize presents an investment opportunity for those who want to buy in early, especially as Belize's status as an up and coming destination is rapidly gaining in popularity.

Robb Report, Forbes, Los Angeles Times, and others have recently named Belize as a top Caribbean destination for 2019. There are several reasons why Belize is so desirable to investors. There are low property taxes, and no estate tax or capital gains tax. Additionally, assets are protected by British Common Law. Belize also allows 100 percent foreign ownership of property and businesses.

Legacy Global Development's Orchid Bay, Belize community is currently offering incentive programs for new home buyers, which are attractive to investors and makes owning a home in paradise highly-accessible and practical.

The Rental Program offers Orchid Bay investors a 3-year rental guarantee and handles all marketing and logistics, so owners can sit back while automatically generating revenue on their property. Legacy also recently announced the Paradise Retirement Plan, where owners can buy their home years prior to retiring. Then they can offset the cost of ownership through the Rental Program until they decide to move to Belize full-time.

Once moving to Belize, retirees may be eligible for Belize's Qualified Retirement Program (QRP), which allows them to bring in $15,000 worth of personal goods tax-free and pay no Belizean taxes on any foreign-earned income.

"Belize is the hidden gem of Central America that many home-buyers overlooked for a long time, while places like Costa Rica and Panama got all the attention," said Chris Williams, CEO of Legacy Global Development. "Now it's Belize's time to shine and all of the early Orchid Bay investors are looking pretty smart for purchasing property in Belize years before the rest of the world knew what an incredible place it is to visit and live."

One of the biggest reasons Belize is so inviting to Orchid Bay investors is that English is the country's official language, so all real estate contracts are in English. Belize is also very accessible as it's only a 2-hour flight from top U.S. cities, very close to Mexico, and US Dollars are accepted everywhere because Belizean currency is pegged to the USD. Belize is one of the few safe, tropical destinations that has preserved its gorgeous environment, unique wildlife, and exotic culture.

Located in northern Belize, Orchid Bay is a gated, master-planned community situated on a 114-acre site in the Bay of Chetumal. It combines North American comforts with a spectacular Caribbean setting. The development was influenced by innovations in community design that reveal small-town accessibility, connectivity, and convenience - all with respect to the natural environment. The master plan calls for a series of canals and basins for easy navigation around the community, first world infrastructure, and 40 percent green space set aside.

The community is comprised of Beachfront Condominiums, Casitas, Waterway Villas, Bungalows, and home sites and lots where Orchid Bay investors can build their own custom home. On-site amenities include the Tradewinds Beach Club and Restaurant, as well as a grocery store and medical clinic, both of which will be opening soon. Orchid Bay offers many activities and tours for its residents, all with easy access to the best of Belize.

Potential buyers are encouraged to book a Discovery Stay at Orchid Bay. This epic 4-day, 3-night vacation allows those who are interested to view the property and experience the Orchid Bay lifestyle firsthand, as well as take part in the fun and adventurous activities Belize is well-known for.

The tour is booked by a Legacy travel agent who handles all logistics for guests, along with booking roundtrip flights at times which are convenient to each person's schedule. The Orchid Bay Discovery Stay is $1,999 per couple, inclusive of all food, drinks, excursions, and in-country travel.

To learn more about investment opportunities at Orchid Bay, Belize or to book a Discovery Stay, contact Legacy Global Development today at (877) 959-9646 or hello@legacyglobaldevelopment.com.

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Legacy Global Development Announces Launch of The Paradise Retirement Plan at Orchid Bay, Belize

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Legacy Global Development today announced the launch of the Paradise Retirement Plan at its prestigious Orchid Bay, Belize property. As many North Americans are purchasing vacation homes prior to retirement, then choosing to live in their vacation home full-time after they retire, the Paradise Retirement Plan is a homeownership program customized to cater to this growing real estate trend.

"We cater to a specific type of buyer in North America who wants to own a home in paradise where they can live permanently or semi-permanently after they retire," said Chris Williams, CEO of Legacy Global Development.

"While there are many ways to approach retirement in Belize, many of our residents have found that buying early and renting out their vacation home for a couple of years or so before eventually retiring and moving there full-time has been a smart strategy. And so, our Paradise Retirement Plan was born - a savvy approach to retiring in Belize and getting more out of life while on a fixed income."

The Orchid Bay Paradise Retirement Plan consists of three steps which make retiring in paradise a reality, while spending one's best years relaxing by the beach and experiencing the laid-back Belizean lifestyle.

1. Find a home

Most retirees buy a home at Orchid Bay a few years before retiring. This gives them time to enjoy spending holidays and family getaways at their home in paradise while they are still working.

Potential buyers are encouraged to book a Discovery Stay at Orchid Bay. This epic 4-day, 3-night vacation allows those who are interested to view the property and experience the Orchid Bay lifestyle firsthand, as well as take part in the fun and adventurous activities Belize is well-known for.

The tour is booked by a Legacy travel agent who handles all logistics for guests, along with booking roundtrip flights at times which are convenient to each person's schedule. The Orchid Bay Discovery Stay is $1,999 per couple, inclusive of all food, drinks, excursions, and in-country travel.

2. Enter the Rental Program

Orchid Bay offers an optional Rental Program to help homeowners generate revenue which offsets the cost of ownership until it's time to retire here. This program manages the entire process of marketing the home, providing first-class hospitality for guests, and ensuring the house is well-maintained while owners are not present. The program comes with a 3-Year Rental Guarantee, and owners can still enjoy personal use of their home throughout the year when their house is not being rented out.

3. Retire and Move to Orchid Bay

Once homeowners are ready to retire and have spent enough time at their vacation home to know that they'd like to become a full-time resident of Belize, they could be eligible for Belize's Qualified Retirement Program (QRP). For those who would like to enjoy their Orchid Bay home on a seasonal basis, they can continue to rent out their home.

To qualify for QRP, one needs to be at least 45 years old and live in Belize at least one month per year. Requirements are having a monthly income of at least $2,000 or a yearly income of $24,000 from a pension or annuity (including Social Security), and this allows those who are eligible to bring $15,000 worth of personal goods to Belize tax-free and pay no Belizean taxes on any foreign-earned income.

Located in northern Belize, Orchid Bay is a gated, master-planned community situated on a 114-acre site in the Bay of Chetumal. It combines North American comforts with a spectacular Caribbean setting. The development was influenced by innovations in community design that reveal small-town accessibility, connectivity, and convenience - all with respect to the natural environment. The master plan calls for a series of canals and basins for easy navigation around the community, first world infrastructure, and a Town Center.

The community is comprised of Beachfront Condominiums, Casitas, Waterway Villas, Bungalows, and home sites and lots where homeowners can build their own custom home. On-site amenities include the Tradewinds Beach Club and Restaurant, as well as a grocery store and medical clinic, both of which will be opening soon. Orchid Bay offers many activities and tours for its residents, all with easy access to the best of Belize.

To learn more about Orchid Bay, the Paradise Retirement Plan, and to book a Discovery Stay, contact Legacy Global Development today at (877) 959-9646 or hello@legacyglobaldevelopment.com.

Additional information online: https://offers.orchidbaybelize.com/bungalows

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Legacy Global Development Announces Launch of Bungalow Homes at Orchid Bay, Belize

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Legacy Global Development today announced the launch of new Bungalows at its luxurious Orchid Bay, Belize property. Their Bungalows make owning a home in Belize accessible to a wider pool of potential buyers, as they offer the same quality as Orchid Bay's other homes at an incredible value. Additionally, Legacy is offering a financing option to the first six families who purchase a Bungalow, through its first-ever Paradise Payment Program.

The Bungalows are located in the heart of the Orchid Bay community and are only steps away from the glistening blue waters of the Caribbean Sea. Buyers can choose between a 1-bedroom/1.5-bath or 2-bedroom/1-bath open floor plan which efficiently maximizes the use of the home's thoughtful interior space. Each bungalow offers a spacious, covered patio for relaxing in the shade while enjoying cooling breezes, modern interior finishes, and access to all on-site amenities, such as the Orchid Bay Beach Club, Tradewinds Restaurant, and community pool.

Legacy Global Development is offering optional financing to the first six families who buy an Orchid Bay Bungalow, called the Paradise Payment Program. Terms include a down payment of $99,000 and low monthly payments of $999. Contact a Legacy Advisor for more details.

For a Bungalow to be built and ready in time for the 2019 holiday season, homeowners must buy before April 5, 2019.

"We have a lot of people who love Belize and love our community at Orchid Bay, but our other homes are just a bit out of reach for them. Our mission is to make paradise accessible for everyone, and that's why we've created our Bungalows to give more people the opportunity to own a piece of paradise," said Chris Williams, CEO of Legacy Global Development. "We're even introducing the first financing option we've ever offered on a new home for these first six Bungalows."

For those who are interested in buying a Bungalow at Orchid Bay, they can take advantage of a Discovery Stay. This epic 4-day, 3-night vacation allows potential buyers to view the property and experience the Orchid Bay lifestyle firsthand, as well as take part in the fun and adventurous activities Belize is well-known for.

The hosted trip features a comprehensive tour of the Orchid Bay community and Belize excursions including a visit to Ambergris Caye, exploring ancient Mayan Ruins, and more. The tour is booked by a Legacy travel agent who handles all logistics for guests, along with booking roundtrip flights at times which are convenient to each person's schedule.

The regular price of an Orchid Bay Discovery Stay is $1,999 per couple, inclusive of all food, drinks, excursions, and in-country travel. However, the first six groups who book a Bungalow Discovery Stay are entitled to receive a special discount.

For those buyers who are looking to offset the cost of owning a Bungalow, Orchid Bay offers a robust Rental Program that manages the entire process of marketing the home, providing first-class hospitality for guests, and ensuring the house is well-maintained while owners are not present. For a limited time, this program comes with a 3-Year Rental Guarantee, which can make buying a Bungalow a smart and practical real estate investment.

Located in northern Belize, Orchid Bay is a gated, master-planned community situated on a 114-acre site in the Bay of Chetumal. It combines North American comforts with a stunning Caribbean setting. The development was influenced by innovations in community design that reveal small-town accessibility, connectivity, and convenience - all with respect to the natural environment. The master plan calls for a series of canals and basins for easy navigation around the community, first world infrastructure, and 40 percent green space set aside.

Learn more about Orchid Bay at: https://www.orchidbaybelize.com/

The Bungalows are one of several other construction projects which are currently taking place at Orchid Bay. The community is comprised of Private Homes, a Boutique Hotel, Beachfront Condominiums, Casitas, Beach Villas, and the new Bungalows. On-site amenities include the Tradewinds Beach Club and Restaurant, as well as a grocery store and medical clinic, both of which will be opening soon. Orchid Bay offers many activities and tours for its residents, all with easy access to the best of Belize.

To learn more about the Bungalows at Orchid Bay, Belize and to book a Discovery Stay, contact Legacy Global Development today at (877) 959-9646 or hello@legacyglobaldevelopment.com.

Learn more about the Bungalows at Orchid Bay, Belize online at: https://offers.orchidbaybelize.com/bungalows

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Legacy Global Development Announces Phase 2 Expansion of Orchid Bay, Belize Beachfront Condos

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Legacy Global Development today announced the launch of its Phase 2 expansion for its Orchid Bay, Belize property. Phase 2 will include the construction of Tower-C, which will feature six ultra-luxurious Beachfront Condominiums. Architecture is being done by Zurcher Arquitectos, with interior design being handled by its sister company, Zurcher Interiors.

Tower-C is the third Beachfront Condo building to be constructed at Orchid Bay, Belize. Tower-A and Tower-B Condos were all sold in 2016. To meet the growing demand of Belize vacation homeowners and North Americans who are choosing to retire in Belize, the Tower-C Condos will feature updated enhancements which include high-end finishes, exceptional design and layout, and a prime beachfront location, while being only steps away from the Caribbean Sea.

"We're incredibly excited to present our new Beachfront Condos to the world," said Chris Williams, CEO of Legacy Global Development. "We've poured our heart and soul into building a home where people can live life to its fullest. For us and our residents, luxury is more than world-class designs and amenities, it's time you share with loved ones. We invite you to create unforgettable memories with your family in a beachfront home at Orchid Bay, Belize."

Each 1,570-square foot Tower-C Beachfront Condo will have two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, and will comfortably sleep four to six people. Its spacious layout features an open concept gourmet kitchen with center island, which overlooks the living room and dining area. Each sea-facing Condo has two private outdoor terraces, at least one which provides unobstructed views of the shimmering blue Caribbean Sea, allowing residents to watch the tide from sunrise to sunset, from the privacy of their own home away from home.

Two of the six units are currently sold, and construction will begin after the four remaining units are sold. Prices start in the high-$300,000's.

The splendid architecture and lavish interior design are being done by Zurcher Arquitectos and their sister company Zurcher Interiors. Both companies were founded by Ronald Zurcher, the world-renowned architect who was behind many notable, luxury hospitality projects throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.

Located in northern Belize, Orchid Bay is a gated, master-planned community situated on a 114-acre site in the Bay of Chetumal. It combines all the North American comforts with a Caribbean setting. The development was influenced by innovations in community design that reveal small-town accessibility, connectivity, and convenience - all with respect to the natural environment. The master plan calls for a series of canals and basins for easy navigation around the community, first world infrastructure, and 40 percent green space set aside.

This is one of many other community construction projects which are currently taking place at Orchid Bay Belize. The community is comprised of Private Homes, a Boutique Hotel, Beachfront Condominiums, Casitas, Waterway Villas, and home sites and lots where homeowners can build their own custom home. Onsite amenities include our Tradewinds Beach Club and Restaurant, as well as a grocery store and medical clinic, both of which will be opening soon. Orchid Bay offers many activities and tours for its residents, all with easy access to the best of Belize.

For more information, please visit the Orchid Bay, Belize website: http://orchidbaybelize.com/.

More information about Zurcher Arquitectos: http://www.zurcherarquitectos.com

More information on Legacy Global Development: https://legacyglobaldevelopment.com/

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