9 Orchid Garden
Number 9 Orchid Garden provide you with the opportunity to escape the ordinary. This intelligently designed 3 bed, 2 and 1/2 bath 2 storey concrete home was purpose built for a diplomat and his family. The floor plan centers on privacy, safety, and comfort and includes all the features that would allow the occupant to combine living and family time with hosting and entertaining. The 2906 square feet, 2 storey building, sits on a huge (1660 square yards, almost twice the size of the ordinary residential lot) manicured lot, smack in the middle of Belmopan's upper-class residential area. Fitting its purpose, number 9 Orchid Garden is situated just across the main road from Belize House (residence of the Governor-General of Belize). The US and Mexican embassies are both only a stone's throw away, and so is the British and several Central and South American Consulate Offices. The Regional hospital, pharmacies, central bus station, restaurants, supermarkets, schools, churches, banks, and government offices including the National Assembly (House of Parliament) are all within 5 mins walking distance. Built with privacy in mind, all 3 bedrooms are situated on the upper level of this spacious home. All 3 of the bedrooms are tastefully designed with hardwood floors and ceilings as well as with walk-in closets. Each room benefits from oversize windows that facilitates natural light and ventilation and offers unique views of the courtyard and colorful roses, flowers, and fruit trees below. On the lower flat is the well equip and functionality designed kitchen. Here you will find wall to wall marble top mahogany cabinets together with stainless steel appliances. The kitchen is connected on one end to the laundry room and on the other end opens into the very spacious open concept dining and living rooms. Extra wide sliding doors leads to the covered rear patio which is perfect for outside entertainment of family and friends. Additional benefits includes a powerful water pressure pump, large hot water system that is connected to a 1000 gal water reserve tank. An added sense of security and comfort derives from the automatic standby generator. There is so much more to see and tell. Contact us today for more information or to schedule a viewing.
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- Buyer's Fee: 0%
- Earnest Money: Total earnest money to be negotiated at the time of offer and to be agreed upon in writing in a Purchase Contract by the Buyer and Seller.
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Property Buying Tips
So you’ve decided to buy! Congrats, that’s great!
Here are some great tips to get you on your way to ownership.
1. Determine Your Budget & Save
Take into account the average down-payment is 10%. 10% is not required, but the loan amount and approval will fluctuate depending on the percentage you put down. Determine how much you can pay for your monthly mortgage. Outline your expenses and be honest with yourself about what you can reasonably afford. Also, ask yourself what happens if you lose your job? Or if you’re part of a couple, what happens if your spouse loses their job?
2. Secure a Loan
Once you’ve got your budget in order, it’s time to go shopping for a loan. Visit multiple lenders to weigh your options and find the best deal. Each bank will determine if you are eligible and at what interest rate you will be charged. based on your financial situation. Make sure to ask questions such as what the breakdown of the monthly payments will be once you have made your down payment, how the loan term will affect your monthly payments, whether or not the interest rate is fixed or variable, if home insurance or any other services are included within the home purchase amount.
3. Be Prepared
Have a current Pre-qualification letter and good faith deposit funds available. Technology makes it easier than ever for your real estate agent to draft and transmit a purchase offer back and forth for your signatures. But, this is only one piece of the puzzle. You also need a current pre-qualification letter, and ready access to your good faith deposit. This can be obtained from the bank and confirms their willingness to give you a loan. Most sellers won’t accept a letter that’s more than three months old. If your home search lasts for more than three months, you’ll need an updated pre-qualification letter. When you submit your offer, it must include a check for the good faith deposit. Generally, good faith is at least 3% of the purchase price. This check will be deposited into an escrow account within three days of an accepted offer.
4. Stay Informed
Always make sure to do your homework and learn the history on a property you are interested in. Does the neighborhood have a high crime rate or a new highway/major road being constructed nearby that could be affecting the price? Is the heating, plumbing, roofing and window work in good condition? Those hidden problems can lead to major expenses in the future - post purchase. Ask your realtor for a property condition report and and see if the home comes pre-inspected. If not, we highly recommended to get and inspection before the purchase is complete. Being “in-the-know” and taking the extra steps can save you money and headaches in the long run.