Barbados Real Estate

Tips for Screening Tenants In Your Overseas Property

Posted on Thu June 06, 2024 | By Terra Caribbean Barbados
Close-up of a tenancy agreement with a pen, a pair of keys to the property, and a small house figurine on a table.
Finding the right tenant for your overseas property can be tricky because of the distance. Here are tips to make the screening process easier.

Managing Natural Disaster Risks at Your Caribbean Property

Posted on Tue May 28, 2024 | By Terra Caribbean Barbados
Turquoise storm shutters that are slightly ajar on the window of a light blue house in the Caribbean.

The Caribbean is susceptible to various natural disasters. Here’s how to prepare for and manage natural disaster risks at your Caribbean property.

Common Mistakes People Make When Renting Overseas

Posted on Wed May 08, 2024 | By Terra Caribbean
Common Mistakes People Make When Renting Overseas
Knowing what to and not to do is crucial if you’re considering renting an international property. Here are common mistakes people make when renting overseas.

Property Covenants: What They Are and Why They Matter

Posted on Thu May 02, 2024 | By Terra Caribbean Barbados
Property Covenants: What They Are and Why They Matter
When purchasing property, there are many things to consider, including property covenants. We’ll explain what property covenants are and why they matter.

The Dos and Don’ts of Buying a Beach House

Posted on Fri April 12, 2024 | By Terra Caribbean Barbados
The Dos and Don’ts of Buying a Beach House
Knowing what to do and what not to do is important if you’re thinking about buying a beach house. We share these dos and don’ts here. Don’t miss this post!

Things Foreigners Should Know About Barbados Culture

Posted on Tue April 09, 2024 | By Terra Caribbean Barbados
Things Foreigners Should Know About Barbados Culture
Knowing about the culture is helpful if you’re considering a trip or move to Barbados. Here are things foreigners should know about Barbadian culture.

Embracing Energy Efficiency: A Facility Management Perspective

Posted on Sun March 24, 2024 | By Bernard Connell, Facility Manager

In our Facility Management practice, we have implemented different initiatives, particularly the use of LED Energy Star-rated products, which has resulted in annual savings for property owners. 

5 Benefits of Choosing To Live in Barbados

Posted on Tue March 19, 2024 | By Terra Caribbean Barbados
Barbados could be the place if you’re ready to move to a relaxed island paradise full of culture. Here are five benefits of choosing to live in Barbados.

5 Myths and Misconceptions About Renting Overseas

Posted on Fri March 08, 2024 | By Terra Luxury
Have you been dreaming of moving abroad but are worried about the process? We’ll debunk five myths and misconceptions about renting overseas.

Tips To Help You Prepare Your Vacation Home for Sale

Posted on Tue February 20, 2024 | By Terra Caribbean Barbados
You’ll want to do a few things if you’re thinking about putting your vacation home on the market. Here are tips to help you prepare your vacation home for sale.

Things To Consider When Screening International Tenants

Posted on Mon February 12, 2024 | By Terra Luxury
Things To Consider When Screening International Tenants
Before renting out a property, it’s essential to conduct a thorough tenant screening process. Here are things to consider when screening international tenants.

5 Tips for First-Time Renters When Renting Overseas

Posted on Fri January 19, 2024 | By Terra Luxury
5 Tips for First-Time Renters When Renting Overseas
Renting a home overseas can be exciting, but it’s important to know some things first. Here are five tips for first-time renters when renting overseas.

Services Property Management Companies Typically Provide

Posted on Tue January 02, 2024 | By Terra Luxury
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Property management services may be the answer if you own a property and need help caring for it. Here are the services property management companies provide.

The Pitfalls of Overpricing Your Property: A Guide for Sellers

Posted on Fri December 29, 2023 | By Lianne Earle, Real Estate Agent

In this article, we'll explore the reasons why overpricing your property when listing it for sale can be a costly error in the Barbados real estate market.

A Brief Look at the Barbados Real Estate Market in 2024

Posted on Tue December 12, 2023 | By Terra Caribbean Barbados
A Brief Look at the Barbados Real Estate Market in 2024
Are you curious what the Barbados real estate market will look like within the next year? Let's take a brief look at the Barbados real estate market in 2024.

Should You Consider Renting Out Your Barbados Home?

Posted on Tue November 14, 2023 | By Terra Luxury
Should You Consider Renting Out Your Barbados Home?
Are you considering renting out your Barbados home to make a profit? Here is a brief guide on the pros and cons of renting out your Barbados property.

The Benefits of Using a Real Estate Agent in Barbados

Posted on Fri November 03, 2023 | By Lianne Earle, Real Estate Agent

When it comes to navigating the intricate world of real estate in Barbados, enlisting the assistance of a qualified real estate agent can be a game-changer. Their expertise and array of services can not only streamline the process but also enhance your chances of discovering your dream property while making well-informed decisions. Here’s a comprehensive guide on why and how you can make the most of a real estate agent’s support in Barbados.


3 Tips To Market Your Barbados Property to Buyers

Posted on Wed October 25, 2023 | By Terra Luxury
Are you looking for effective strategies for selling your home in Barbados? Here are three helpful tips for marketing your Barbados property to buyers.

Is Buying Repossessed Houses a Good Investment?

Posted on Fri September 29, 2023 | By Terra Caribbean Barbados
Is Buying Repossessed Houses a Good Investment?
There are several different types of properties you can buy, including repossessed homes. Explore the pros and cons of purchasing a repossessed home.


When Is Renting a Property Better Than Buying?

Posted on Fri August 25, 2023 | By Terra Luxury
When Is Renting a Property Better Than Buying?
If you’re trying to decide whether you should rent or buy a property, it helps to know a few things. Here’s when renting a property is better than buying.


4 Tips for Buying an Investment Property Overseas

Posted on Fri August 11, 2023 | By Terra Luxury
Have you been thinking about investing in real estate overseas but aren’t sure where to start? Here are four tips for buying an investment property overseas.
Have you been thinking about investing in real estate overseas but aren’t sure where to start? Here are four tips for buying an investment property overseas.

Why You Should Consider Renting in Barbados

Posted on Fri July 14, 2023
Why You Should Consider Renting in Barbados
Moving to a different location can be daunting, but it can also be an incredible experience. Explore why you should consider renting a place in Barbados.

Exploring the Benefits of Buying a Vacation Home

Posted on Tue June 20, 2023 | By Terra Caribbean Barbados
Exploring the Benefits of Buying a Vacation Home
There’s nothing better than going on a vacation, but complications can follow. Explore the amazing benefits of buying a vacation home for your family.

Entertainment Options in Barbados Your Family Will Love

Posted on Mon June 05, 2023 | By Terra Caribbean Barbados
Entertainment Options in Barbados Your Family Will Love
There’s nothing better than a Caribbean vacation, and Barbados is an incredible destination. Explore these family-friendly entertainment options in Barbados.


Things To Consider Before Selling Your House Overseas

Posted on Fri May 19, 2023 | By Terra Caribbean Barbados
Things To Consider Before Selling Your House Overseas
There’s nothing better than owning a secondary property, but it can be a burden. Here are a few things to consider before selling your home overseas.

3 Benefits That Come From Selling Your Home

Posted on Tue April 11, 2023 | By Terra Caribbean Barbados
3 Benefits That Come From Selling Your Home
Most people don’t own the same home forever—selling is a relatively common occurrence. Explore a few benefits that come from selling your home.


Barbados Real Estate Laws You Should Know

Posted on Tue March 21, 2023 | By Terra Caribbean Barbados
Barbados Real Estate Laws You Should Know
Living in the Caribbean is a phenomenal experience, but policies and regulations may be different. Check out these Barbados real estate laws you should know.

Long- vs. Short-Term Rentals: Which Is Right for You?

Posted on Mon March 06, 2023 | By Terra Caribbean Barbados
Long- vs. Short-Term Rentals: Which Is Right for You?
If you want to rent, deciding whether a long- or short-term rental is right for you can be difficult. Explore the differences here to better gauge your options.

Things To Know Before Renting a Property

Posted on Mon February 06, 2023 | By Terra Caribbean Barbados
Things To Know Before Renting a Property
Renting a property may be a great option for you, but there are considerations. Check out a few things to know before renting a house or apartment.

Tips To Help You Find the Right Caribbean Property

Posted on Wed January 18, 2023 | By Terra Caribbean Barbados
Tips To Help You Find the Right Caribbean Property
Finding the right rental property can be difficult, especially if it’s overseas. Read our blog for tips to help you find the right Caribbean property. 

5 Reasons To Invest in Real Estate in Barbados

Posted on Wed December 21, 2022 | By Terra Caribbean Barbados
5 Reasons To Invest in Real Estate in Barbados
Real estate is a wise investment for many reasons, but what are those reasons exactly? Read our blog for 5 reasons to invest in real estate in Barbados.

The Value of Facility Management Inspections

Posted on Wed December 07, 2022 | By Terra Caribbean Barbados

Inspections are important for any facility management company. Keep reading our blog to learn the value of facility management inspections. 

Environmental Sustainability in Commercial Buildings: A Facilities Management Perspective

Posted on Tue November 29, 2022 | By Terra Caribbean Barbados

Effective management of sustainable buildings is absolutely necessary for its initial status and objectives to be realized and maintained. 


The Dos and Don’ts of Renting a Beach House

Posted on Mon November 28, 2022 | By Terra Caribbean Barbados
The Dos and Don’ts of Renting a Beach House
Whether for a short- or long-term stay, you should consider a few things before renting a beach house. Explore these dos and don’ts to prepare.

5 Caribbean Holiday Traditions To Celebrate This Year

Posted on Thu November 10, 2022 | By Terra Caribbean Barbados
Holidays can look entirely different depending on your culture and location. Check out a few Caribbean holiday traditions to consider celebrating this year.

Residential vs. Commercial Real Estate: The Differences

Posted on Thu October 13, 2022 | By Terra Caribbean Barbados
Residential vs. Commercial Real Estate: The Differences
Investing in real estate is a big decision, no matter the circumstances. Consider the differences between residential and commercial real estate.

What To Know About the Different Types of Rental Properties

Posted on Tue October 11, 2022 | By Terra Caribbean Barbados
Finding a new place to call home isn’t always easy. Learning more about the different types of rental properties will help you decide which is best for you.


Common Mistakes To Avoid When Buying Property in Barbados

Posted on Mon September 26, 2022 | By Terra Caribbean Barbados
Living in the Caribbean may be your dream, but you can’t go through the buying process in the dark. Consider a few common real estate purchasing mistakes.


What You Should Know About the Cost of Living in Barbados

Posted on Thu September 15, 2022 | By Terra Caribbean Barbados
What You Should Know About the Cost of Living in Barbados
When it comes to residing in a different country, you may be curious about the overall cost of living. Read here to learn more about expenses in Barbados.


The Differences Between Caribbean and American Culture

Posted on Wed August 31, 2022 | By Terra Caribbean Barbados
You may not think the culture is different in the Caribbean than in America, but it is. Consider the shocking cultural differences between each region.

What To Know About Investing in Caribbean Real Estate

Posted on Fri June 17, 2022 | By Terra Luxury
What To Know About Investing in Caribbean Real Estate
Blue skies, white sand beaches, and clear waters are enough to make anyone want to buy property in the Caribbean. Read on to learn about investing here.

All You Need To Know About the Biggest Cities in Barbados

Posted on Thu June 16, 2022 | By Terra Luxury
All You Need To Know About the Biggest Cities in Barbados
Despite the island's small size, Barbados has numerous fascinating places to visit and explore. To learn more about Barbados' biggest cities, look no further.


5 Tips for Safe Driving While in Barbados

Posted on Tue June 07, 2022 | By Terra Luxury
5 Tips for Safe Driving While in Barbados

Although you might think driving in Barbados isn’t much different than home, the policies and regulations differ. You can have fun but drive safe!



Buying vs. Renting in Barbados: What To Consider

Posted on Thu April 28, 2022 | By Terra Luxury
Buying vs. Renting in Barbados: What To Consider
Whether you decide to buy or rent in Barbados, you'll love what the island has to offer. Choose your own paradise to live the life you've always wanted.


A Guide to the Weather and Climate of Barbados

Posted on Wed April 20, 2022 | By Terra Luxury
A Guide to the Weather and Climate of Barbados

Being prepared for the weather is half the battle when it comes to traveling somewhere new. Delve into what you can expect from Barbados all year round.

The Basics of Barbados’ Traditions and Culture

Posted on Fri April 01, 2022 | By Terra Luxury
The Basics of Barbados’ Traditions and Culture
While Barbados may seem like your typical tourist vacation destination, it’s so much more than that. Discover the long-standing traditions on the island.


The Benefits of Having Your Company Based in Barbados

Posted on Thu March 24, 2022 | By Terra Luxury
The Benefits of Having Your Company Based in Barbados
Starting or moving a business to a new country may seem daunting, but here’s how you can benefit from having your company based in Barbados.


How To Prepare To Put Your Barbados Home on the Market

Posted on Fri February 25, 2022 | By Terra Luxury
How To Prepare To Put Your Barbados Home on the Market
If you want to sell your Barbados home, there are a few things you need to do to ensure the best outcome. Learn how to prepare for the selling journey.


The Essentials for Enjoying Tropical Island Life

Posted on Wed December 29, 2021 | By Terra Caribbean Barbados
The Essentials for Enjoying Tropical Island Life
There’s no one right way to enjoy your island stay. Still, we have some tips on how to make the most of your time at a tropical getaway destination.

The Current Real Estate Market in Barbados

Posted on Tue November 16, 2021 | By Terra Caribbean
Barbados is a constant vacation destination for travelers, but economic changes continue to impact how attractive island property is for vacationers.


How To Handle a Multiple Competing Offer Situation

Posted on Fri November 05, 2021
How To Handle a Multiple Competing Offer Situation
Real estate is a balancing act between several buyers and sellers trying to find the perfect match between offers, properties, and even personalities.

Must-Visit Shopping Destinations in Barbados

Posted on Thu October 07, 2021
Must-Visit Shopping Destinations in Barbados
This guide will help you decide which must-visit shopping destinations in Barbados to keep at the top of your to-do list as you discover all the island offers!


The Top Dos and Don’ts of Living in Barbados

Posted on Wed August 18, 2021 | By Terra Caribbean Barbados
The Top Dos and Don’ts of Living in Barbados
If you’re thinking of moving to Barbados or even just visiting, these top dos and don’ts will help you enjoy your island stay without issue!

Things To Know Before Becoming a Landlord in Barbados

Posted on Fri July 16, 2021 | By Terra Caribbean Barbados
Things To Know Before Becoming a Landlord in Barbados
Buying a rental property is a solid investment. There are a few things to know before becoming a landlord in Barbados that can help set you up for success.


How Long Can You Live in Barbados Without Becoming a Citizen?

Posted on Fri July 02, 2021 | By Terra Caribbean
How Long Can You Live in Barbados Without Becoming a Citizen?
The new 12-Month Welcome Stamp is attracting remote workers to paradise. Find out how long you can live in Barbados without becoming a citizen.


West Coast Versus South Coast Property in Barbados

Posted on Mon June 21, 2021 | By Terra Caribbean
West Coast Versus South Coast Property in Barbados
Where’s the best area for you to invest in an island home? This guide can help you compare West Coast vs. South Coast property in Barbados.


Services Facility Management Companies Typically Provide

Posted on Wed June 02, 2021 | By Terra Caribbean
Services Facility Management Companies Typically Provide
The services that facility management companies typically provide keep things running at peak efficiency so you can focus on other priorities.


Thoughts on Residential Living in the Bridgetown City Centre

Posted on Mon May 31, 2021 | By Terra Caribbean

Residential Living in Bridgetown

With significant levels of vacancy across the City Centre of Bridgetown, we sought to explore the notion of re-introducing Residential Living as an added usage by conducting a brief survey.

The Importance of Preventative Maintenance for Your Facility

Posted on Tue May 18, 2021 | By Okizia Lambert, Real Estate Agent
Take the importance of preventative maintenance for your facility seriously so that you won’t have to sacrifice efficiency or pay for large-scale issues.


Marketing Steps for Advertising Your Home

Posted on Thu April 22, 2021 | By Terra Caribbean Barbados
Marketing Steps for Advertising Your Home
Though there was a drop in selling for homes initially, following stay-at-home orders, the market rebounded quickly—and this year is your year!


Top Tips for Living in Barbados

Posted on Tue April 13, 2021 | By Terra Caribbean Barbados
Top Tips for Living in Barbados
Barbados is one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean. Our guide will help you make the most out of the island and living in Barbados.

Common Mistakes When Buying a Home in Barbados

Posted on Tue March 23, 2021 | By Terra Luxury
Common Mistakes When Buying a Home in Barbados
Venturing into the land of property ownership in Barbados should be an exciting feat. It’s important to consider all factors before making a purchase.

Going from Short-Term to Long-Term

Posted on Fri March 12, 2021 | By Emma Hutson, Real Estate Agent
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What a whirlwind this last year has been! COVID erupted, sanitizer and face masks became the new norm and nearly everything was cancelled; including long awaited holidays to Barbados.

Q4 - Sales and Rentals Report

Posted on Tue March 09, 2021 | By Terra Caribbean
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Q4 Sales & Rentals Report
Our brokerage agents Betty Cathrow and Emma Hutson have come together again to review the final quarter of 2020.

The Best Caribbean Islands To Invest in Real Estate

Posted on Tue March 09, 2021 | By Terra Caribbean

There's much to consider when deciding where to build a tropical home. Our guide to the best Caribbean islands to invest in real estate will help you choose.

The Welcome Stamp Experience

Posted on Mon March 08, 2021 | By Annalisa Sealy-Graham, Real Estate Agent

Carolyn and Tyler like many others decided to accept the invitation of our Prime Minister Mia Mottley. They moved to Barbados on our Welcome Stamp visa for 1 year. When I asked them why they chose Barbados they said, “Barbados chose us!”  They both grew up in Seattle and then moved to Arizona and Las Vegas before moving to Barbados.  In speaking with them I was intrigued by how much they had learned about Barbados and the degree to which they had already embraced our culture.  I decided to ask them a few questions about their experiences in Barbados and especially how they adapted during our ‘Pause’.

Where is Commercial Real Estate Today?

Posted on Wed March 03, 2021 | By Lisa Coyle, Real Estate Agent
Where is Commercial Real Estate Today?

We can all agree that the Commercial Real Estate (CRE) sector has been one of the sectors affected the most in this Pandemic.  From the hotels, malls, multi-family buildings, offices, retail and such. However, let us step back a bit before the pandemic. Some of these sectors were already struggling. Each sector had different challenges however, this was a sign to look at different approaches to achieve a different result. As Albert Einstein was quoted saying, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Traits Your Barbados Real Estate Agent Should Have

Posted on Mon March 01, 2021 | By Terra Caribbean
As you begin to venture into the buying of property or land, you need a trustworthy and knowledgeable professional to help you work out the details.

A Guide To Selling Property in Barbados

Posted on Thu February 11, 2021 | By Terra Caribbean
If you own property in Barbados, then you already know how special it is. The difficult part is that the rest of the world isn’t up to date on the advantages of investing here. Following a guide to selling property in Barbados will help you portray your property in the best possible light to prospective buyers.

The Renting Process in Barbados

Posted on Wed January 27, 2021 | By Terra Caribbean
Barbados is an ideal spot to regroup, reinvent, and soak up some sun. Especially with the Welcome Stamp offering a year’s stay, there’s a lot to value.
Barbados is an ideal spot to regroup, reinvent, and soak up some sun. Especially with the Welcome Stamp offering a year’s stay, there’s a lot to value.

How To Buy A House In Barbados

Posted on Fri January 08, 2021 | By Terra Caribbean
When it comes to making a sound investment in a tropical and paradisiac location, there is much to consider. Read on to understand the housing market value!  


Tips on How To Buy Property in Barbados

Posted on Thu December 17, 2020 | By Terra Caribbean

Barbados is the perfect spot to purchase land for investment or build your dream home. Consider some tips on how to buy property in Barbados to get started.

The Welcome Stamp

Posted on Wed November 25, 2020 | By Terra Caribbean


The Welcome Stamp was the first digital nomad visa offering qualified individuals and families the opportunity to live and work in Barbados for up to 12 months.

Real Property & Adverse Possession Law | Terra Caribbean

Posted on Thu November 19, 2020 | By Lisanne Graham , Leader - Advisory Services
Structures at Rock Hall, St. Philip

Barbados property owners who don’t regularly inspect their holdings risk claims under adverse possession law. Learn about the risks of allowing squatters here.

Property Spotlight - Maranatha

Posted on Thu October 01, 2020 | By Terra Caribbean

Spacious, Maranatha is a lovely open-plan home in Durants. Perfect for entertaining.

Welcome to Barbados!

Posted on Thu September 17, 2020 | By Annalisa Sealy-Graham, Real Estate Agent

Our Welcome Stamp has answered the call for many people who are willing to take advantage of our ‘Work from Home’ initiative. 

Work From Barbados

Posted on Wed September 09, 2020 | By Terra Caribbean


Looking to relocate to Barbados? With the introduction of the 12 Month Barbados Welcome Stamp, you can work remotely for up to a year in one of our properties. Choose from a wide selection of villas, houses, apartments, and townhouses across the island.

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Better Property Pricing in the Barbados Property Market

Posted on Fri September 04, 2020 | By Omar Watson, Real Estate Agent

Understanding the Barbados property market helps you determine a realistic value for your home when selling and a fair price when buying property in Barbados.

12 Month Barbados Welcome Stamp

Posted on Fri August 28, 2020 | By Terra Caribbean

A reputable leader in the market and experts in Barbados long-term rentals, The Terra Group, comprising of Terra Caribbean, Terra Luxury, and Blue Sky Luxury have launched a comprehensive relocation guide suited to non-nationals looking to work remotely for up to a year on island.

How You Can Take Advantage Of The 12 Month Stamp As An Owner

Posted on Thu August 27, 2020 | By Rosey McCartney, Real Estate Agent

Who would have thought that after we were under lockdown conditions during COVID and the world was at a standstill that the Barbadian residential rental market would not only pick back up but propel itself past anyone’s expectations? 

Property Feature - Grand View Cliffs 38

Posted on Thu July 30, 2020 | By Terra Caribbean


A fantastic 3 bedroom family home offering one of the best views on the island.

The Re-Launch of Primo Bar & Bistro

Posted on Mon July 20, 2020 | By Betty Cathrow, Real Estate Agent

Primo Bistro & Bar reopened this month under new ownership with a fresh vibe.  Set in an iconic location on the ocean’s edge in the calm bay of St. Lawrence Gap, this location has been featured in more magazines and tourist travel blogs than anyone can count.  The combination of serene sea views, delicious and affordable menu, and friendly staff make this new restaurant ideal for casual dining or tapas & cocktails.

Our New Virtual Reality

Posted on Fri July 17, 2020 | By Annalisa Sealy-Graham, Real Estate Agent

On March 28th 2020 we were all given the mandate to stay at home. Many businesses closed their physical doors and opened for business virtually.

Re-Thinking The Office

Posted on Wed July 08, 2020 | By Terra Caribbean

Rethinking The Office

In June with most of the Caribbean economies reopening for business, we surveyed over 500 office workers across Barbados, Grenada, St. Lucia and Trinidad to better understand attitudes towards Working From Home (WFH).

Water Zones & Development - Tomorrow

Posted on Fri June 26, 2020 | By Lisanne Graham , Leader - Advisory


In our last blog, we looked at what the current water zones are across the island, and the restrictions in development as outlined in the Barbados Physical Development Plan (Amended) 2003. The Draft 2017 Physical Development Plan, outlines an update to the Groundwater Protection Act to reflect a refined approach to defining Groundwater Protection Areas and the delineation of new zones of protection.

Can I still buy?

Posted on Tue June 16, 2020 | By Emma Huston , Real Estate Agent


YES!! We haven’t stopped working for you – we have been working remotely and now are back in the office. We have had to adapt to the new norm but we are excited to still be working with you. Email us, call us or check out our social media pages!

Summer 2020

Posted on Thu June 11, 2020 | By Karyn Fakoory , Real Estate Agent


Let’s vacation in paradise – let’s stay home.

Diving into the rental realm during COVID-19

Posted on Thu June 04, 2020 | By Rosey McCartney , Real Estate Agent

How do we breach the conversation on rental rates with our current landlords and tenants?

Hunker down in Barbados

Posted on Tue May 26, 2020 | By Annalisa Sealy-Graham, Real Estate Agent

Hunker Down In Barbados

We have all experienced a very interesting period of our existence over the last few months, where we were all required to take residence in our homes for our own protection. As the airlines canceled flights and borders began to close many visitors made a last-minute attempt to cancel their vacation plans to be safe in their own countries of residence.  However, a few choose to ride out the lockdown period here with us in Barbados!

The Hospitality Industry of the Future

Posted on Wed May 20, 2020 | By Lisanne Graham , Leader, Advisory Services


The Hotel School, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business held a webinar with US industry experts to discuss the current state of the hospitality industry and what the future might look like. While the North American and Caribbean Markets differ in their offerings and customer base, Lisanne our Leader of Advisory highlights 5 key takeaways which are also relevant to the Caribbean region.

After The Storm

Posted on Thu May 14, 2020 | By Lisanne Graham , Advisory Services

After The Storm

The COVID 19 global pandemic has had a profound impact on the business environment giving rise to unprecedented consequences. The Prime Minister announced a phased reopening of certain businesses from May 4, but we cannot yet determine when our economy will fully emerge from this crisis, particularly as Barbados still has a few active COVID-19 cases. To successfully navigate the “new normal” will require business leaders to consider a number of things.

Water Zones & Development - Today

Posted on Thu May 07, 2020 | By Lisanne Graham , Leader - Advisory Services

Water Zones & Development

Water is vital to everyday living and we are constantly advised to do our best not to pollute our water sources, and ensure we drink as much as we can. But did you also know that water can significantly impact where you can build? Did you know that Barbados has been classified by the UN as the 15th most water-scarce country in the World, or that the majority of water-scarce nations on the UN list are located in the Middle East and the Caribbean? 

How has COVID 19 affected the Real Estate Market so far?

Posted on Thu April 23, 2020 | By Lisa Coyle, Real Estate Agent

How has Covid 19 affected Real Estate?

In a market that has no “playbook”, no “SOP” on how to handle this type of situation, how do you advise your clients?

Property Feature -The Palisades 4A

Posted on Thu April 16, 2020 | By Terra Caribbean

Located on the south coast of the island, just steps away from Freight’s Bay you’ll find The Palisades. An intimate townhouse community surrounded by several amenities. 

Greetings From My Desk

Posted on Wed April 08, 2020 | By Susan Armfield

 Home Office

It’s day 5 of the 24-hr curfew and I feel as though the world is now rotating at a quarter of her normal speed and the stillness all around asks “is creation is holding its breath."

Property Feature - Fairway Gardens 73

Posted on Wed April 01, 2020 | By Terra Caribbean

Tucked away within the quiet neighbourhood of Fairway Gardens, this attractive home is within walking distance to Accra beach and features two apartments which have been recently upgraded. The property can either be used as two separate apartments or as a single dwelling as an internal staircase joins the ground and first floor.

What's Happening in St. Philip

Posted on Fri March 20, 2020 | By Annalisa Sealy-Graham, Real Estate Agent

The Parish of St. Philip or "St. Farlip" as it is affectionately known is the largest and most easterly parish in Barbados. Its main hub is known as Six Roads. This unique hub received its name because six roads extend from the roundabout, making it an easy connection point to Christ Church, St. George and St. John.  Six Roads is a hive of activity offering many amenities such as restaurants, a gas station, a school, Emerald City shopping complex which includes a large supermarket, bank, credit union, post office and a few retail stores. 

Property Tax Valuation

Posted on Wed March 11, 2020 | By Lisanne Graham, Leader - Advisory Services

It’s that time of year again, and I don’t mean Christmas! Land tax bills will soon be issued, and the 2020-2021 year is a revaluation year. What this means, is that the Barbados Revenue Authority (BRA), will have completed their triennial revaluation process and while only the tax rates changed last year, the assessed site value (for vacant properties) or improved value (for built properties), may change on the land tax bills for this year resulting in an increase in tax due. 

We Gatherin' Barbados 2020

Posted on Mon March 02, 2020 | By Terra Caribbean

2020 will be one to remember as we launch a year-long campaign celebrating our island, culture and values. Our Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Mia Amor Mottley, Q.C.M.P announced her vision for the all-inclusive Barbadian homecoming last year at the nation’s Independence Day Parade. Inviting all Barbadians, and even those who just adore Barbados to return home and come together participating in activities and rebuilding the nation’s sense of community.

2019 Year in Review

Posted on Wed February 19, 2020 | By Betty Cathrow, Real Estate Agent

I feel like I just witnessed the close of 2019 and yet here I am galloping towards the end of February already. This year has opened with a feeling of optimism. The team is exceptionally busy and we sense a shift in the market. As always, my analytical side wants to know what do the numbers say? Is that gut feeling that things are improving right?

Why List with Terra Caribbean?

Posted on Fri February 14, 2020 | By Omar Watson, Real Estate Agent

Why should you list with Terra Caribbean; a shorter blog would be Why WOULDN’T you list with Terra Caribbean. From an internal perspective knowing what we know of ourselves and others in the market the list of benefits and advantages go on almost indefinitely but for the purpose of this blog and to make sure I do not drag on losing you, the reader, in the melee of proven facts with biased opinion as the icing I will stick to just the Top 3 reasons for consideration.

Insurance Valuations vs. Market Valuations

Posted on Thu February 06, 2020 | By Liam Manning, Real Estate Valuer


Key to the approach of any property valuation is to first obtain a clear understanding of the intended use for the report being requested. This is important as the use of the report guides the Valuer in determining which approach(es) should be performed and relied upon when concluding an opinion of value. Most times, a current market value is required, but there are times when a value is requested for other purposes such as obtaining and/or renewing the insurance on a property. The differences between a market value report and an insurance value report are explored below.



Real Estate/FBI agent

Posted on Tue January 28, 2020 | By Rosey McCartney, Rental Agent

“What do you mean he’s dead?”  I blurted out with the most dumbfounded look on my face.

“Sweet girl, he has been dead for more than 10 years, but his grandson lives in the green chattel house down the gap by the corner that has the empty lot with the black belly sheep”. I sighed and thanked the elderly man but knew that this wild goose chase seemed far from over. Let me explain…

Before You Get A Valuation

Posted on Fri January 24, 2020 | By Lisanne Graham, Leader - Advisory Services

You’ve found your dream property, or parcel of land with spectacular views and now have to source the funds to pay for it. Your Bank advised that you need to get a Market Valuation Report to support your lending application and after deep thought you’ve selected a Valuer from the approved list… so what’s next? After formally engaging the Valuer and arranging for them to get access to the property, providing the following information is very helpful and can reduce the time taken to complete the report and get you a step closer to moving in.

Tips for Sprucing Up Your Home

Posted on Fri January 17, 2020 | By Annalisa Sealy-Graham, Real Estate Agent

Every year, we clean our homes from top to bottom, change curtains and purchase new appliances and furniture, so how can we use these Christmas preparations or our Bajan ‘spring cleaning’ as a way of maintaining our homes yearly?

What is Short, Mid and Long-term Rental?

Posted on Mon January 06, 2020 | By Susan Armfield, Real Estate Agent

When it comes to residential property, what do short, mid and long-term rentals mean and how do they impact rental rates?

Advisory Services - What We Can Do For You

Posted on Tue December 17, 2019 | By Lisanne Graham, Leader - Advisory Services

Property Transactions can be stressful and one of the biggest decisions of your life. If you are looking to buy, sell or lease - whether a residential house or apartment, commercial office, warehouse or retail store - we can help!

Corbyn or the Caribbean?

Posted on Tue December 10, 2019 | By Emma Hutson, Real Estate Agent

Corbyn or the Caribbean? And by Caribbean, I mean Barbados!

With the threat of Corbyn becoming the new Prime Minister for the UK, you may be looking to move assets overseas.

The Estates at St. George

Posted on Tue November 26, 2019 | By Andrea Chase, Real Estate Agent


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If we were to mention the ‘R’ word 10 years ago, most Barbadians would have run for cover.  The thought of retirement (the ‘R’ word) was associated with being on your death bed.  Ten years later and with increased knowledge of life balance and living a more active and healthier lifestyle, the thought of retirement has become a lot more palatable.

Facility Management & Real Estate

Posted on Tue November 26, 2019 | By Dominique Harris, Project Coordinator

Before making my recent transition to Real Estate, I worked as a Facility Manager for eight years. I wondered how my prior experience would benefit my clients, and happy to say I’ve been pleasantly surprised!

Brick by Brick

Posted on Thu November 21, 2019 | By Emma Hutson, Real Estate Agent

You’re buying land to build your dream home… Sounds awesome! But do you know what percentage you can build on or what some of the ‘foreign’ language means? Have I lost you? Keep reading…

Why Agents Price the Way They Do

Posted on Wed November 13, 2019 | By Emma Hutson, Real Estate Agent

You call me - your go-to agent at Terra Caribbean - and explain that you’re thinking about listing your property for sale. Eeek! This is an exciting time for you as you anticipate my guided opinion on pricing.

The Roller Coaster of Real Estate

Posted on Thu November 07, 2019 | By Laura Rotchell, Real Estate Agent

Purchasing a home can be exciting yet daunting for most. As agents our ideal is to ensure that wonderous feeling of excitement remains throughout the process, regardless of the hurdles we are sure to encounter along the way - trust me there are always hurdles or as the title would have it loops and turns.

How Can I Become an Agent?

Posted on Wed October 30, 2019 | By Lisa Coyle, Real Estate Agent

When someone asks and they do quite often, I pause and think do they really wish to know the truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth?

You Moved In...Now What?

Posted on Tue October 22, 2019 | By Rosey McCartney, Real Estate Agent

This one goes out especially to my millennial allies who left the fort or to those who are thinking about it… have a read, this might be a useful one for you!

Facility Manager - Project Manager

Posted on Mon October 14, 2019 | By Chris Milward


Why your facility manager could also be (or perhaps should be) your next project manager.

The Villages at Coverley Then & Now

Posted on Wed October 02, 2019 | By Lisa Coyle

The Villages at Coverly, Barbados was the dream of a committed team that has become a reality. Here, we look back at The Villages at Coverly then and now.

Where Digitization and Real Estate Intersect

Posted on Thu September 19, 2019 | By Omar Watson


Recently started work with Terra Caribbean, Barbados’ leading Real Estate institution, and being a Business Development professional I am always keen on looking to see where old processes can be refreshed and new ideas injected. Little did I know, and I must say was pleasantly surprised to find out, Real Estate is very much at the forefront of commercial digitization. Who would think that one of the world’s oldest industries would overtake some of the newest industries in the adoption of digitization? In a culture and economy where even our leading financial institutions are playing catch up, Real Estate has already capitalized and is positioned to continue to capitalize on this revolution.

A Review of Real Estate Sales Performance for the 1st Half of 2019

Posted on Wed September 11, 2019 | By Betty Cathrow

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People often ask me how the market is performing. Rather than sharing how I think the market is performing, I prefer to share the facts. In this month’s market report, I seek to answer the questions – “Is demand for real estate increasing?”, “Where is the highest demand?” and “What are some of the key trends?”

You Made an Offer, Now What?

Posted on Thu September 05, 2019 | By Annalisa Sealy-Graham, Real Estate Agent

Now What 2

You have found your dream home or plot of land and have advised your agent of the amount you wish to offer. What happens next...? 

Leasing a commercial space? - Here's what you need to know

Posted on Mon August 12, 2019 | By Dominique Harris

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If you are interested in leasing commercial space, here’s a smidgen of information to get you started. 


Thinking of flying the nest?

Posted on Wed July 31, 2019 | By Emma Hutson


There’s a time in everyone’s life when they take the next step and move out of their home. Are you ready? Here are some aspects you need to consider…

A Review of the Residential Long-Term Rentals Market for 1st Half of 2019

Posted on Thu July 25, 2019 | By Betty Cathrow

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We are now past the half-year mark for 2019. How did that happen so fast?  I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the last 6-months and share some insights into the residential long-term rental market so far for the year.

Experience Barbados’ Most Popular Season!

Posted on Wed July 10, 2019 | By Terra Caribbean

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Crop Over is truly sweet fuh days!

For two months - from June to the first week in August - Barbados is the most magical, energetic and friendly place you will ever visit. 

I Lost... But I Learnt

Posted on Thu July 04, 2019 | By Emma Hutson


I lost. It’s hard for me to admit that, let alone write an article about it. I’m competitive by nature and I have channeled that through my love for sport and my work. I seek the thrill and adrenaline; challenge excites me, and complacency is boring. Enabling client satisfaction and achieving a new milestone for them, keeps me focused and driven. So, as you can see, I don’t like to fail.

The Estates at St George

Posted on Thu June 20, 2019 | By Terra Caribbean


The Estates at St. George offers the chance to live life independently in an elegantly appointed apartment situated inside a secure gated community. Surrounded by a wealth of amenities, life at the Estates promises to be active and indulgent.  

Discover St. Philip

Posted on Sun June 16, 2019 | By Sue Armfield



Learn more about life in the parish of St.Philip through the eyes and expertise of our agent Sue Armfield. 

Land Tax Changes - In Full Effect

Posted on Fri June 07, 2019 | By Terra Caribbean


Land tax bills for the 2019-2020 period have now been issued with the implementation of the new rates proposed by the Prime Minister in her March 2019 budget speech. While improved values may not have changed, the tax due may have increased as a result of the change in rates.

Should I Buy or Build my home?

Posted on Wed June 05, 2019 | By Annalisa Sealy-Graham, Real Estate Agent

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Are you ready to invest in your own little piece of the rock? Our agent, Annalisa Sealy hopes to make the decision of whether to buy or build easier by shedding some light on a few first-timer concerns. 

Christ Church

Posted on Tue May 21, 2019 | By Emma Hutson

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 Why live in Christ Church? Why wouldn’t you? Christ Church is the parish that has everything! It could be nicknamed the parish that never sleeps as there is always something going on.

Lets Go Green & Save

Posted on Wed May 08, 2019 | By Lisa Coyle

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Join our agent Lisa Coyle as she pledges to enact easy at home "going green" steps. 

Month End Wrap Up

Posted on Mon May 06, 2019 | By Rachel Edwards

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 Our Sales Manager, Rachel Edwards gives you a brief overview of what the month of April looked like for her. 

Terra Caribbean Releases 12th Edition of The Red Book®

Posted on Wed April 24, 2019 | By Terra Caribbean


Terra Caribbean’s highly anticipated Red Book is filled with insightful, well researched and written pieces from some of the industry’s most reputable practitioners and experts.

The 140-page real estate reference guide is brimming with must-read articles on industry predictions, trends, analyses, along with advice for the investor, homeowner, developer, purchaser, vendor, and even the mere trend watcher.

Oistins for Easter!

Posted on Fri April 12, 2019 | By Terra Caribbean

The southern coast of the island is abuzz with preparation as the 42nd annual Oistins Fish Festival gets ready to kick into high gear. The festival, which predates many Barbadians, first took place in 1977 as a joint effort by the leaders of community groups in the Christ Church area. 

Proposed Land Tax Changes

Posted on Mon April 08, 2019 | By Lisanne Graham

Our Leader of Advisory, Lisanne Graham weighs in on the heavily discussed topic, Land Tax. Read more to find out how these newly proposed implications may impact you.

“I DO”… now what do I do if I want to sell?

Posted on Thu April 04, 2019 | By Betty Cathrow

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 In this weeks' edition of "Agent Facts", our Real Estate Agent Betty Cathrow provides the answer to a question she is frequently faced with - “What do I do if I bought a property before I was married, and now want to sell it, but have changed my name?” 


Buying or bought a piece of land/property?

Posted on Thu February 14, 2019 | By Andrea Chase


Often times when purchasing land or property, there are covenants which are attached to the said land or property.  Covenants are binding legal obligations which are set out in the deed of a property by the vendor. They govern how the land or property can be used. 

All Aboard at St. Nicholas Abbey

Posted on Wed February 06, 2019 | By Terra Caribbean


Nestled almost perfectly north-north east along the island’s Atlantic coast, St. Nicholas Abbey has recently heralded some exciting news that has noticeably boosted its ‘must-see’ status.

A Real Estate Minute - Episode 4

Posted on Thu January 31, 2019 | By Terra Caribbean


In Episode 4 of ‘A Real Estate Minute’ our Real Estate Agent Betty Cathrow provides possible solutions to the often-sought-after question “Can I rent this property to cover my running costs.” 

Watch the video to learn more!

Head South in 2019

Posted on Thu January 24, 2019 | By Terra Caribbean

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The South Coast of Barbados is now more appealing than ever. Click "Read More" to find you why!

Terra Caribbean: 2018 In Review

Posted on Fri January 18, 2019 | By Terra Caribbean




For 2019, the Terra team has renewed their vow to give continued expert guidance and knowledge to all clients in their real estate endeavors. This keen outlook to 2019 is all thanks to the momentum gathered in 2018.

Click "Reade More" to find out a few of our favourite 2018 moments!

A new and hip South Coast experience, Blue Pineapple

Posted on Wed January 09, 2019 | By Terra Caribbean

Located on the Hastings boardwalk, the Blue Pineapple brings a totally different vibe to the South Coast. 

2019: The Year of Real Estate Resolutions

Posted on Wed January 02, 2019 | By Terra Caribbean

Happy New Year one and all!

It’s a new year - and a good year - for considering property prospects in Barbados. As 2018 gives way to 2019, the buyers’ market trend persists, making now the perfect time to sit and work towards your real estate resolution. 

Virgin Holidays Launches Departure Beach

Posted on Mon December 31, 2018 | By Laura Rotchell, Real Estate Agent

Exciting news for British travelers flying with Virgin Holidays to Barbados this winter season!

Virgin, one of the main British holiday- provider’s to the island has decided to pioneer a revolutionary idea. "Departure Beach" as coined by the group is essentially a super-cool Virgin Holidays' lounge but on the beach!


A More Appealing Barbados!

Posted on Thu December 27, 2018 | By Emma Hutson, Real Estate Agent

Barbados is looking more inviting than ever for 2019 and with great leadership, we are seeing positive results. 

Adams Castle Estate- Lots in a great area

Posted on Thu December 13, 2018 | By Terra Caribbean

Adams Castle Estate Development

When preparing for your future build, one key factor takes precedence - location. The Adam’s Castle Estate development near Sheraton Mall is certainly one to be considered if central accessibility is high on your priority list.

Great Commercial Office Rental Space in High Demand

Posted on Wed December 05, 2018 | By Laura Rotchell, Real Estate Agent

There is an abundance of choice for businesses looking to rent commercial space these days in Barbados. Although there is a lot of choices, when it comes down to it, clients seem to struggle with finding the perfect office without compromising too much on their ideal requirements.

Happy Independence Barbados!

Posted on Wed November 28, 2018 | By Terra Caribbean

Barbados Independence 2018

What’s your favourite number? Why you might ask? Well this year, Barbados’ favourite number is 52 and here’s why - on November 30, as the clocks strike midnight, Barbados’ 52nd year of Independence will officially begin! This month, the most Barbadian of Barbadian sights, tastes and sounds are on display across the island, culminating with an extravaganza of activities on the last day! Let’s take a look at the day’s events as we invite you to participate in whatever your heart desires!

Lone Star Restaurant, Barbados

Posted on Tue November 13, 2018 | By Emma Hutson, Real Estate Agent

Whether it be dinner for two, cocktails at the bar or a good old Sunday Lunch, Lone Star will never disappoint. It is one of my favourite weekend spots on the West Coast of Barbados to meet friends. Positioned right on the water, I love admiring the stunning scenery – it never gets old. As you arrive, valet parking is offered and walking down the steps into Lone Star you can immediately feel the buzz in the atmosphere. The décor exudes tropical chic. Greeted by the friendly staff you can choose a table in the main restaurant or out on the covered deck, a step away from the white sandy beach.

A Real Estate Minute - Episode 3

Posted on Fri November 09, 2018 | By Terra Caribbean

In Episode 3 of ‘A Real Estate Minute’ our Real Estate Agent Andrea Chase answers her most frequently asked question “I’m ready to purchase a property. What’s my next step?” Join Andrea, a veteran in the Barbados real estate market with over a decade experience in commercial, residential and multi-million dollar development sales! Watch the video to learn more. Look out for more of these videos coming soon!

If you have any questions for our agents, simply let us know!

Living at Ocean Reef

Posted on Tue November 06, 2018 | By Terra Caribbean

Ocean Reef Condominiums, Barbados

One of the latest additions to the kaleidoscope of south coast charm is the Ocean Reef condominium development. Before we get to the amazing things that make Ocean Reef great, let us give you a crash course on all the possibilities and perks that come along with owning a home here.

Introducing Latest Brochure - The Red List

Posted on Wed October 17, 2018 | By Terra Caribbean

We're excited to launch The Red List! This is our latest brochure that showcases key property listings, highlights some of the newest listings to hit the market and provides data on some of the most notable sales that have happened recently.

Food and Rum 2018!

Posted on Tue October 09, 2018 | By Terra Caribbean

This year, the Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc. will stage its prestigious Barbados Food & Rum Festival a month early on October 18 - 21 - a move which has been reportedly received with delight by many who have been unable to participate in the festival in previous years. In addition to the date change, another novelty of this year’s event is its month-long run - yes, the whole month of October will be a celebration of food, with several pop-up events, food truck crawls, restaurant specials on the Dine Around programme as well as many other food festivities.

Choosing Bridgetown for Business

Posted on Fri September 21, 2018 | By Terra Caribbean

Since its establishment in the 1600s, Bridgetown has always been the central business hub of the whole island. While other business districts and estates have joined the island’s landscape over the years, Bridgetown still offers the perfect environment for setting up or relocating your business. From its proximity to the main goods port and varying financial and other services to easy public transport and road access, Bridgetown is without a doubt optimized for business.

Special Development Areas Act

Posted on Fri September 07, 2018 | By Terra Caribbean

The Special Development Areas Act sets out
the designation of special development areas and provides relief for approved developers constructing or improving a building or structure in those areas and to persons financing such work (other than a commercial bank).

A Real Estate Minute - Episode 2

Posted on Fri August 31, 2018 | By Terra Caribbean


Join our Real Estate Agent Lisa Coyle in Episode 2 of  ‘A Real Estate Minute’ - as she answers one of the most frequently asked questions from clients: ‘How's the Market?’ Gain more insight on why this is a popular FAQ and get a few tips on property investment. Watch the video to learn more!

Look out for more of these videos coming soon! If you have any questions for our agents, simply let us know!

A Real Estate Minute - Episode 1

Posted on Thu August 16, 2018 | By Terra Caribbean

To kick off our new series ‘A Real Estate Minute’ - our agent Susan Armfield answers one of the most asked questions she gets from clients: ‘How do I know how much to offer?’ Watch the video for more insight!

Look out for more of these videos coming soon! If you have any questions for our agents, simply let us know!

Barbados Land Price Index

Posted on Thu July 26, 2018 | By Tarik Browne


This year is the third time we have published the Terra Caribbean Land Price Index (TCLPI) and with each iteration, we refine the process for information gathered and add to the volume of information in the analysis set. We continue to operate in a market with imperfection information, and as such, this data that we curate and maintain grows in value with each successive year. It is a live data set with additions constantly being made to the most recent periods as well as to historic periods as new information becomes available.

Land Tax and the Law of Gravity

Posted on Wed July 25, 2018 | By Lisanne Graham, Terra Caribbean

The effect of the global recession on the local market has been significant, characterized by substantial reductions in transaction volume and demonstrably longer exposure periods across all property segments.

South View Open Day!

Posted on Tue July 10, 2018 | By Mikaela Warden, Terra Caribbean

Join us on Saturday, July 14th 2018 from 9am-2pm for an Open Day at South View!

Lets Take A Caribbean View

Posted on Mon July 09, 2018 | By Edward de Mallet Morgan , Terra Caribbean


It has been an unusual last few seasons for Barbados and indeed an unusual last few seasons for the wider Caribbean. The world is changing, economies evolve and develop and Barbados has seen a big adjustment.


The New Way to Work

Posted on Fri June 29, 2018 | By Rachel Edwards, Terra Caribbean

Workspace is changing. Now more than ever, the demand for flexible and shared office space is on the rise. As of 2017, there were more than 14,000 co-working offices worldwide with 1.2 million people having secured shared office space at some point (2017 Global Co-working Survey).

Sol Rally Barbados 2018

Posted on Fri May 25, 2018

Once again another month in 2018 draws closer to its end but this one is a little different to Motorsport fans. It’s not just the usual end of month. The end of May marks the beginning of Barbados’ premier rally event, Sol Rally Barbados 2018!

Breathing a Sigh of Relief

Posted on Fri May 25, 2018 | By Adrian Richards

Indoor air quality is one of the first attributes noticed by building occupants. Today’s office buildings are predominantly reliant upon a/c systems to satisfy internal temperature requirements. It is therefore imperative that special emphasis be placed on ensuring that these systems are proactively maintained so as to minimize any negative impact on indoor air quality and mitigate against potential adverse

World FM Day! - Enabling Positive Experiences

Posted on Thu May 17, 2018 | By Janelle Chandler

Once a year the global facilities management community comes together to celebrate Facility Management on World FM Day and as the leaders of Facility Management in Barbados, our FM Team celebrated as well.

Price in the New Market

Posted on Thu April 26, 2018 | By Hayden Hutton

How much longer can we continue to be romantic about the glory days of 2008?  Property values have changed substantially since then, however property ‘prices’ have not necessarily followed suit. 

How Does Your CAM Stack Up?

Posted on Thu April 26, 2018 | By Janelle Chandler

Common area maintenance (CAM) fees, also referred to as ‘Service Charge’ in some commercial leases, refer to the costs associated with operating and maintaining the space shared by the tenants within a facility, and is charged in addition to the base rent.

Barbados Beachfront Property & the High Watermark

Posted on Thu April 26, 2018 | By Lisanne Graham

As a property owner in Barbados, it’s important that you’re aware of Barbados beachfront property and the high watermark. Click here to learn more.

First-Time Buyers - The Real Cost of Home Ownership

Posted on Thu April 26, 2018 | By Rachel Edwards

Buying a property is a big investment. And as a first-time home buyer, you have much to consider: getting pre-approved for a bank loan, deciding what type of property fits your lifestyle, figuring out where you want to live, finding a qualified agent, and then navigating all the steps from the initial offer to the closing.

Perspectives on Pricing

Posted on Fri April 13, 2018 | By Susan Armfield, Real Estate Agent

Sue Armfield, Real Estate Agent

We know there are several aspects of our day-to-day where we interface with you, but today, I am here to give you further insight into the behind-the-scenes of our pricing practice - where we aim to achieve the best results for you! So, keep reading as I present to you five nuggets of insight into de-mystifying our process of assessing and providing professional advice on pricing and setting rental rates.

Bridgetown: Capital of Commerce

Posted on Thu April 12, 2018 | By Terra Caribbean


Bridgetown is the capital of the island, and for centuries has served as the epicenter of all commercial activities across the island. Although several other commercial districts have appeared on the landscape over the years - such as Warrens - Bridgetown stays true to its mercantile roots. The British settlers disembarked in a sparse - and nameless - Bridgetown in 1628, where the most predominant feature of the desolate area was a primitive bridge believed to be erected by the island’s natives over its main waterway. Two name changes later, Bridgetown was born, and over the ensuing decades, its streets would be the scene of trade and social convergence.

Go for Gold This Weekend!

Posted on Wed February 28, 2018 | By Terra Caribbean

The sound of hooves on the turf at the Garrison Savannah are getting closer as the 2018 Sandy Lane Gold Cup is just around the corner! On Saturday March 3, the six-furlong track will see trainers, jockeys and their formidable thoroughbreds from around the world grace its grounds to take the coveted champion’s cup - the Gold Cup - from their local rivals.

Relocating to Barbados? Let us help!

Posted on Wed February 28, 2018 | By Laura Rotchell

Laura Rotchell, Real Estate Agent

Recently, I’d met with a couple that had relocated to Barbados and previously rented with us - an interaction that lead to finding their forever home and created a friendship with them. Therefore, I would like to share Mr. Ye’s story in his own words after becoming the proud owner of Margate.

Deciding on Your New Office Space?

Posted on Thu February 15, 2018 | By Terra Caribbean

One of the best ways to form a lasting impression with your clients and staff is having an office space that reflects all the tenets of your brand. When choosing an office space, many internal and external factors arise, but in the case of a business that has outgrown its old home, the new space must be an obvious improvement. So, in addition to finalizing the moving contract and doing an assets inventory, the following points must also be hashed out to ensure the perfect fit.

Status Complete - The St. James!

Posted on Fri February 02, 2018

The luxury condos at The St. James are now complete! Have a first look at the newest beach side addition on the platinum coast of Barbados. 2 sold, 2 remaining: The Villa and Unit 102.

Why An Agent is Your Best Ally

Posted on Thu February 01, 2018 | By Terra Caribbean

There aren’t many things that can trump the internet, but within the real estate industry, our agents are the true champions.

The Internet has revolutionized the way in which information is brokered, and homeowners rely on various websites to guide them on their property-related journeys. But, it is a proven fact that although these options are right at our fingertips, the knowledge and expertise of a team of agents can never be supplemented.

Looking for a place to call home?

Posted on Fri January 19, 2018 | By Terra Caribbean

Join our Real Estate Agents Lisa Coyle and Emma Hutson on CBC TV’s Property Matters as they give you a guided tour at Les Fleurs Morning Glory, Fort George Heights No 17 and Moonshine 303. The agents join host Cassandra Samuel for a lovely inside view of these affordable properties for sale in Barbados. View the full tour here.

Why do people move to Barbados?

Posted on Tue January 16, 2018 | By Emma Hutson, Real Estate Agent

Emma Hutson, Real Estate Agent

Barbados… the most Easterly gem in the Caribbean Sea, 30’C all year round and over 70 miles of white, sandy beaches. Why wouldn’t you move? Beats rainy city life! 166 square miles of paradise… you can enjoy the hustle and bustle in Bridgetown, surf at Freights Bay, hike the East Coast or enjoy a rum punch watching the sunset on the West Coast. 

Dining in Barbados is a MUST in 2018!

Posted on Thu January 11, 2018 | By Terra Luxury


There is never a dull moment when it comes to dining in Barbados. With a diverse offering of restaurants that rivals the allure of its gorgeous beaches, introducing Barbados as the culinary capital of the Caribbean is no understatement. The island is home to a plethora of culinary experiences that are steeped in a blended heritage with a dash of international decadence, and the foodie paradise continues to raise the bar every year! From colourful cocktails to five courses of pure ambrosia, there is always something new instore for food lovers in Barbados.

Read more on our Terra Luxury blog here

Creating Office Environments to Attract Tenants

Posted on Thu January 04, 2018 | By Janelle Chandler, Assistant Manager

Janelle Chandler, Assistant Manager Bsc Eng. MSc FM

 In today’s tough economic times many companies have sought to reduce their footprint by optimizing their operations. This has subsequently reduced the demand for commercial office space across the island.

As a result, landlords are now forced to think outside the box and revamp their offering to attract the budget conscious, modern day commercial tenant who is looking for value for money when selecting their ideal office environment.

Always wanted to live in St. Philip?

Posted on Fri December 15, 2017 | By Terra Caribbean

Our team was happy to work with the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation on their new show ‘Property Matters’. Click to take a walk through some great St. Philip properties with our agents Annalisa and Sue!


Homes for a New Generation

Posted on Thu December 14, 2017 | By Laura Rotchell, Real Estate Agent

Laura Rotchell, Real Estate Agent

Typically, young professionals are looking for a well-maintained property, with lots of entertaining and/or outdoor space. They’re also looking for amenities, such as a pool, and somewhere located within walking distance of the beach and public transport. They prefer being part of a gated community or with close, neighbouring properties.  The location proves to be almost just as important as the property itself, ideally positioned where all the action is happening, either on the south or west coast of Barbados.

Barbados’ Best Bites!

Posted on Wed November 29, 2017 | By Terra Carribbean

Considered the culinary capital of the Caribbean, Barbados offers a fixed menu of international cuisine, local delicacies and quite frequently, a gorgeous medley of both. Now, as we prepare to celebrate Independence, the traditional dishes and their bold flavours come to the fore, and finally locals - both at home and abroad - as well as all lovers of Barbados can finally have their yearly cravings satisfied! So, celebrate this Independence by indulging in our top favourite dishes that truly embody the tastes of Barbados!

Homes with Unique Extras

Posted on Thu November 16, 2017 | By Toni Jones, Real Estate Agent


Toni Jones, Real Estate Agent

When faced with the choice of deciding amongst properties, prospective homeowners usually ask: 'what makes this home unique?' Our agent Toni Jones has tasked herself with answering this question by highlighting some of our top listings with signature styles. Let us know how you feel about these unique features!

In the Market for a Great Land Lot?

Posted on Tue November 07, 2017 | By Terra Caribbean

The best way to achieve the perfect home is to build it. This provides a blank canvas to achieve your personal blend of fine details that you may sacrifice when considering an existing home. But in addition to creating your perfectly customised kitchen or one-of-a-kind wrap-around staircase, there is also the step of deciding on the perfect plot to complete your building story.

Could You Be Our Missing Link?

Posted on Wed November 01, 2017 | By Terra Caribbean

Terra Caribbean now has four offices operating across the region. We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic individual to strengthen the bond between the offices in St. Lucia, Grenada, Barbados and Trinidad in the capacity of Regional Coordinator.



November + Barbados: A Festival for Foodies

Posted on Wed November 01, 2017 | By Terra Caribbean

It will be culinary Christmas for all local and visiting foodies this November when the sights, sounds, tastes and aromas of the Barbados Food & Rum Festival fill the air!

What exactly is the BRA tax and how do I ensure it does not hold up the sale of my home

Posted on Wed November 01, 2017 | By Lisa Coyle

Lisa Coyle, Real Estate Agent

The only thing that is constant in life is change and the Real Estate industry is not foreign to this concept.


Land Tax Bills - What's New?

Posted on Fri October 13, 2017 | By Advisory Team

You may have recently received your land tax bill(s) for the 2017-2018 financial year and noted some changes:

Firstly, the bill looks a little different as it is now a combination of the former Property Valuation Notice, and the previous Land Tax Bill. The new document includes the owner information, details on the property which was valued, the site value and the improved value of the property. It also displays billing information such as the tax due, the discounted amount and the discount deadline dates. The back of the documents contains guidance on the process for filing an objection and how payments can be made.


A Growing Central Business District

Posted on Thu October 05, 2017 | By Terra Carribbean

Over the course of the last 10 years, the development and growth of Warrens as a Central Business District (CBD) has been substantial. Now in 2017, this area which was originally cane fields before the construction of the ABC Highway is now one of the island’s largest CBDs .

Investor Attitudes Survey 2017

Posted on Thu September 28, 2017 | By Terra Caribbean

 Investor Attitudes Survey 2017 Intro Image

With all the noise in the market, from BREXIT to the recent budget and NSRL to elections on the horizon, we thought this would be an opportune time to look at investor attitudes and the general Barbados market sentiment.

We sent a short questionnaire to a number of corporate/investor clients to gather their views on a few specific areas of the market. The results were notable and offer some interesting insights into the investors’ mindset in 2017.

Buying Property in Barbados

Posted on Wed September 20, 2017 | By Terra Caribbean

 Buying Property in Barbados

Below is a guide to buying, selling and owning property in Barbados. There are no restrictions on the purchase of property in Barbados by persons who are non-nationals or permanent residents. There are no capital gains or inheritance taxes in Barbados.


Commercial Property Hurricane Preparedness Tips

Posted on Wed September 13, 2017 | By Terra Caribbean

As the hurricane season falls between June and November, we’ve compiled some easy to read tips from our expert Facility Managers to ensure your commercial property is well-prepared. These tips are extremely helpful in securing your commercial property in the event of adverse weather conditions. Our Facility Managers not only focus on preparedness but also provide tips on what to do during the hurricane and in the aftermath.

Property Valuation 101

Posted on Fri September 08, 2017 | By Lisanne Graham , Leader - Advisory Services

Lisanne Graham

So, you want to purchase a property and have been advised to request a Market Valuation report. Your report has arrived, but how was the Market Value derived? In this blog we will first define Market Value, and then walk you through the main methodologies/ approaches for valuing real estate, to give you some insight into the process.

What You Need to Know When Buying a Condo

Posted on Wed September 06, 2017 | By Karyn Fakoory, Real Estate Agent

Interested in buying a condo? We have pulled together some useful information on what you need to know before you buy. These are the questions to ask yourself so that you and your agent can select the best options in your search for the perfect condo.

Settle in St. Philip

Posted on Mon August 21, 2017 | By Terra Caribbean

In our last edition of The Red Book, we acknowledged the fact that the rural landscape of the island has now become the focus for local and overseas investors - and the most noticeable case of this is the parish of St. Philip. Now, the quiet, south-eastern countryside of Barbados is beaconing with residential and other developmental opportunities, positioning it firmly as one of the most desirable parishes to live in on the island.

The Grove - It Really Does Feel Like Home!

Posted on Wed August 09, 2017 | By Andrea Chase

My name is Andrea Chase and I am the lead agent for The Grove development. Officially launched mid last year, The Grove land development has proven to be a success story having sold approximately half of the 158 lots to date. 

Introducing the Country Club Cottages

Posted on Thu July 27, 2017 | By Terra Caribbean

Managing Director at Apes Hill, Donovan Bagwell, recently sat down with the Terra Luxury team to give an update and some insight into one of the most prestigious communities on the island.

Our 6 Hottest New Listings

Posted on Mon July 03, 2017 | By Terra Caribbean

Looking for a great new home or the perfect spot to build your family home? Our agents are ready and able to match you with the perfect property!

Terra Teams Conquer Rally Barbados 2017

Posted on Tue June 20, 2017 | By Terra Caribbean

And it’s a wrap! Rally Barbados 2017 was truly action packed and all the rally teams showed true grit!

With another exciting year of pulsating action and a growing number of international competitors, the 2017 versions of the island’s most anticipated motorsports event kicked off from the weekend of May 28 through to the weekend of June 2, taking competitors and spectators to several exciting stages across the landscape.

Now is the Time to Buy!

Posted on Tue June 13, 2017 | By Susan Armfield

Here’s to a great June and start of the second quarter of 2017!

Fashions change, but principles tend not to, so a man/woman’s home is still their Castle.

Most of us do not have enough savings or collateral to qualify for a mortgage or land loan before we are in our late 20’s or later.

New to Market! Ocean Reef Condos!

Posted on Thu June 01, 2017 | By Terra Caribbean

We're excited to announce the release of a selection of condos for sale at the Ocean Reef development in Worthing. The five-storey development offers the most stunning views of Worthing Bay, private access to Sandy Beach and an excellent location near St. Lawrence Gap.

The Real First Step to Purchasing a Home

Posted on Tue May 23, 2017 | By Lisa Coyle

Going the financing route for your property purchase? Ensure you take this necessary first step…

So you’ve made the decision to buy your first home, apartment or piece of land to build your dream home. You see the advertisements offering various mortgage options with low interest rates, so it’s a logical decision – time to buy.

Introducing Pollards Mill

Posted on Tue May 23, 2017 | By Terra Caribbean

The epitome of country living is summed up at the 2-plus acre gem Pollards Mill. This stately property dates to the 18th-century, and includes a main dwelling, a cottage and villa, as well as beautiful gardens that double as the perfect venue for tying the knot!

Join Us at the Republic Bank Mortgage Fair!

Posted on Fri May 12, 2017 | By Terra Caribbean


So you've decided that 2017 will be the year you purchase your very first home or piece of land to build your dream home but you aren't sure about financing nor the process for purchasing property. Come take advantage of some expert advice from Republic Bank and our experienced Real Estate agents this Saturday at the Republic Bank Mortgage Fair!

Rental Property Standards

Posted on Tue May 02, 2017 | By Terra Caribbean

Making a property ready for the rental market is largely straightforward, the property must be clean, well maintained and ideally in a desirable area. Clients in the corporate rental sector are often diplomats or workers in the international business corporations and have housing included in their employment package. These requirements while not essential for the general rental market may be necessary for a property to be considered suitable for some of these clients. Some examples of common requirements can be seen below.

Regulated by RICS

Posted on Tue March 28, 2017 | By Lisanne Graham

Ownership of property, whether as an investment or for occupation, is nothing to take lightly. When making the step towards such a purchase, one of the first things typically done is to obtain a valuation of the property.  For peace of mind and protection, every buyer should ensure they select a qualified Valuer from a Firm “Regulated by the RICS”.

Andrew Mallalieu: A Life of Real Estate and Formula 1

Posted on Mon March 27, 2017 | By Terra Caribbean


Andrew Mallalieu is a man of many facets. Locally, his face and name are pegged to the role of Chief Executive of real estate conglomerate The Terra Group, but it is his lesser known title that resonates across one of the biggest global sporting fraternities...

Build the home you want at The Grove!

Posted on Mon March 20, 2017 | By Gemma Holder

The Grove is a cleverly master-planned land development with convenient access to all of the amenities on the South Coast. With land lots averaging 5,700 sq. ft and starting at just BDS$750* per month.



Posted on Thu January 19, 2017 | By Gemma Holder - Brand Manager

50 Years On

Posted on Wed January 18, 2017 | By Andrew Mallalieu, CPA, MRICS, CEO

As we publish this 10th edition we cannot ignore that it falls at a time in the 50th year of independence of our small island state.  As a nation we have all been struggling to focus on what we can be proud of when there is so much that is not meeting the high standards that we set for ourselves 50 years ago.  From a real estate perspective I choose to focus on the words and meaning in the the chorus of our national anthem:

A Night to Remember - Terra Caribbean Web Launch

Posted on Wed December 21, 2016 | By Terra Caribbean

Thursday December 15 was a night to remember for the Terra Caribbean team: the venue, the newly finished and amazingly stunning Apes Hill Club House; the occasion, a cocktail reception officially launching our new Terra Caribbean website.

Come Join Us at The Grove Open Day!

Posted on Wed November 16, 2016 | By Gemma Holder

This Independence, create your own milestone by owning a piece of the rock! Join us at The Grove Open Day this Saturday November 19th from 9am-2pm to reserve your very own land lot with an extra special financing offer from Scotia Bank!



Surf Tourism on the Rise

Posted on Fri November 04, 2016 | By Terra Caribbean


Barbados is a special place for surf, and we have seen an increase in surf tourism and the demand for holiday rental properties that are close to surf breaks. Even the most recent WSL World Champion Jon Florence, and surfing legend Kelly Slater have visited and spoken highly of surfing in Barbados. So, there is no better month than Barbados’ independence month to embrace the Independence Pro.

Introducing The Grove Development!

Posted on Thu September 29, 2016 | By Terra Caribbean

The old Barbadian adage ‘owning a piece of the rock’ is as relevant today as it has ever been. Developments such as The Grove ensure that Barbadians have the chance to keep the tradition alive, while enjoying peace of mind knowing that they have secured a sound, lucrative investment.

The Reality of Investing in Land

Posted on Fri September 16, 2016 | By Susan Armfield, Real Estate Agent - Terra Caribbean

Barbados’ economic stability, plus a growing and constant demand, makes land one of the most sound investments on the island.  This is even more pertinent given the depressed present state of the industry, where land prices have declined over the past six years and the prospect for good appreciation is at last in sight. This has re-kindled buyers’ interest and has given trend followers good reason to anticipate significant land value appreciation in the coming four-to-six years. Such appreciation will likely outstrip interest on most other available investment options. But, before making the final decision on a land investment, it is crucial to have an overall appreciation of the market, and be acquainted with the benefits of investing in our ‘Rock’.

Why Invest in Beachfront Property?

Posted on Fri August 26, 2016 | By Rachel Edwards, Sales Manager - Terra Luxury

The allure of the beachfront holiday rentals is unmistakable, and its sustained - and growing - demand is widely credited for the success of Airbnb as well as continued big business for Terra Group’s Blue Sky Luxury arm. Prospective owners looking to invest in a holiday rental in Barbados are faced with options ranging from inland hideaways to stately homes and bold, modern villas. In reality, the determining factor sometimes comes down to basic personal preference, but on an island nation like Barbados, the experience of seaside living is the proverbial jewel in the crown. To sway this argument in favour of a rental on the beach even more, here are three reasons to keep in mind when looking to invest in a holiday rental property.

The Value of a Valuation

Posted on Wed July 27, 2016 | By Terra Caribbean

Over the past five decades, Barbados has offered investors a climate of steady appreciation on property values thanks to a resilient economic standing. This steady appreciation, doubled with economic factors, saw land values in some areas of the island go from $0.12 per square foot to $100 per square foot in more recent times. For several investors, this value served as a direct reflection of physical and perceived value of their investment, and would be made official through a solid valuation provided by a qualified, trusted valuer.

Barbados’ Tourism Resurgence

Posted on Wed July 27, 2016 | By Terra Caribbean

Barbados’ most intricate sector is its tourism industry, and for property investors, this offers an attractive holiday rentals market. It encompasses several sub-sectors which feed what is considered the foremost driver of the island’s economy.

Changing Times In the Commercial Rental Market

Posted on Thu July 14, 2016 | By Lisa Coyle, Real Estate Agent

Whether you are an entrepreneur, businessman or woman, attorney, doctor, restaurateur, barber or retailer, at some point you will need commercial space. This space has to first suit your budget and it also has to be the ideal location for your clients. Typically, your choice of commercial space will fall under the general term of either A, B or C class rental space. A class - being the most prestigious premier office space with rents at the top end of the scale. Whilst, B & C spaces compete for a wide range of users with rents in the middle to lower end of the spectrum.

Shaking Up Thursday Night at Primo Bar & Bistro

Posted on Wed June 01, 2016 | By Terra Caribbean

If you haven’t had the chance to dine at Primo, the new culinary hotspot on the South Coast of Barbados, it’s a must. Tucked away in a secluded beachfront location just as you enter the St-Lawrence Gap, this two-level restaurant not only serves up some sumptuous meals, but also delivers on those must-capture sunset views. But don’t just expect to snap beautiful pics over a delicious meal. Primo is the latest venture for the owners of Cin Cin located on the West Coast of Barbados, so here’s the best spoiler alert you’ll ever get: it’s a completely luxurious experience from start to finish.

First Impressions Do Count!

Posted on Thu August 13, 2015 | By Patrice Gill

First Impressions Count!




You never get a second chance at a first impression. This saying is true whether we are meeting someone for the first time or when showing a property to a potential tenant.  Whether the tenant walks away with a decision already made that ‘this home isn’t for me’ or ‘maybe I’ll shortlist this one’, is entirely based on the impact of the first viewing.

Relocating to Barbados? Our Agents Can Find You A Home!

Posted on Fri June 05, 2015 | By Marketing Department

Our knowledgeable Real Estate Agents can help you today!

Corporate Rental experts Jeanie Mahon and Patrice Gill answer some vital questions for this key segment of the real estate market. Some of this information can be found in the Corporate Rentals E-book and right here on our blog.

Plantations 101 - A Brief History

Posted on Thu April 23, 2015 | By Hayden Hutton

The six-year period leading up to the peak of the market in 2006 is widely regarded as a period of unprecedented growth in the Barbados market. This boom period saw compound annual growth in some market segments of 12% and staggering prices being achieved for property in some areas of the West Coast. The reality is that this growth cycle paled in comparison with the island’s first property boom, which occurred much earlier in our history.

The Red Book Welcome 2015

Posted on Thu March 12, 2015 | By Andrew Mallalieu

Why do we publish The Red Book? The truth is that we think it is a showcase for our culture. Specifically our culture of knowledge. All firms have a DNA and ours certainly is a strong mix of knowledge, innovation, integrity, excellence, caring and fun. Let’s not forget fun. We like our clients, we like what we do, and we have a great deal of fun doing it – sometimes too much! 

What Factors Determine The Value Of Your Property?

Posted on Wed March 04, 2015 | By Annalisa Sealy-Graham, Real Estate Agent

Annalisa is one of our savvy Real Estate Agents

"Market conditions are key in determining value. To a large extent, the value of the home is currently driven by what the average purchaser is willing to pay for a property, rather than what we would consider a ‘bricks and mortar’ or replacement cost value."

-Annalisa Sealy, Real Estate Agent

Open House at South View!

Posted on Wed February 04, 2015 | By Gemma Holder

You are invited to an Open House at South View, this Saturday, February 7th from 10 a.m. -  2 p.m. This is your opportunity to get a guided tour of the development, including the individual land lots available for sale and the modern, well-designed South View 222!


What A Client Wants: Trends In Commercial Space Leasing

Posted on Thu January 29, 2015 | By Sue Armfield

Sue's one of Terra Caribbean's knowledgeable Agents

Sue Armfield - Real Estate Agent

"With the start of a fresh new year, it’s a good time to take a holistic look at the changing demands and trends in office leasing - in order to plan and to budget more effectively, to make adjustments where indicated and, to generate prosperity for landlords, developers, tenants and agents alike."

The Cost Of Catastrophe: Breaking Down Home Insurance in Barbados

Posted on Mon August 18, 2014 | By Richard Ince

The reaction to a price quote for home insurance in Barbados is often disbelief:  “But my home in (the United Kingdom, Canada etc.) is worth so much more and I am only paying a few hundred pounds/ dollars...for broader coverage!”  
One of the significant costs for homeowners in Barbados is insurance against the risks of fire, weather, natural disasters etc.that comes at a higher rate than for the equivalent or better cover internationally.