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Forum: Barbados
Sep 30th 2019, 8:24 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 7,013
Posted By vinnieboy

Re: Building new home.

I’m all confused!! What I was told by an official, was that I wouldn’t be able to build my own place without a work permit. And to get a work permit is extremely difficult.
If I were to buy a...
Forum: Barbados
Sep 30th 2019, 7:12 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 7,013
Posted By vinnieboy

Re: Building new home.

Thanks for your reply Sunniebgi. I was told awhile back that any job vacancies,including construction, must be advertised throughout the Caribbean for a certain amount of time before it could be...
Forum: Barbados
Sep 29th 2019, 3:15 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 7,013
Posted By vinnieboy

Re: Building new home.

sounds like you’re ready to finally reap the joys that Barbados has to offer! Very happy for you and jealous at the same time!
So did your husband being a local make it easier for you to get...
Forum: Barbados
Sep 22nd 2019, 11:50 am
Replies: 78
Views: 7,013
Posted By vinnieboy

Re: Building new home.

Hi Vikki85,
thanks for your reply and advise.
You said that you are from the UK. Did you stay on the island for the duration of the build, and if so, how did you manage that?
How long did it take...
Forum: Barbados
Jul 7th 2019, 5:26 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 7,013
Posted By vinnieboy

Re: Building new home.

Hahaha!!! By the way,is cariblist the only type of advertising in the Caribbean area,apart from the main agents that is?
Forum: Barbados
Jul 7th 2019, 4:48 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 7,013
Posted By vinnieboy

Re: Building new home.

It all seems to be a minefield out there! I’m hopefully coming over in the next couple of months on a recce type break,so I’ll try and get to speak to some more of the brits that have had villas...
Forum: Barbados
Jul 7th 2019, 4:01 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 7,013
Posted By vinnieboy

Re: Building new home.

That’s great information and I thank you for it. My plan would be hardwood flooring and I’m not sure why hot countries go for tiles. Is it because they feel cool underfoot? Bloody lethal when wet!
Forum: Barbados
Jul 7th 2019, 2:13 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 7,013
Posted By vinnieboy

Re: Building new home.

Lol! I know what you mean exactly! I’m a builder in the uk,but the difference is I’m nearly always on time and on the quote. I’m probably expecting the same from other builders but I know that’s just...
Forum: Barbados
Jul 7th 2019, 1:44 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 7,013
Posted By vinnieboy

Re: Building new home.

Hi there Alipalli. I am still looking to build or renovate,but still waiting for this bloody brexit to sort itself out!! Whichever way it goes it should give me more spending power as the markets...
Forum: Barbados
Feb 1st 2019, 1:17 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 7,013
Posted By vinnieboy

Re: Building new home.

My oh my!!! Thank you sunniebgi and happyowner for all that very interesting information. Not sure if it’s made me more wary about buying a place or not! It Must be so unsettling to all the expats on...
Forum: Barbados
Jan 31st 2019, 1:23 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 7,013
Posted By vinnieboy

Re: Building new home.

Thank you for that explanation dips,it tallys with the reactions I’ve been getting from sellers. Quite a few are willing to offload with a drop between 10 and 20% off asking price!
It all seems very...
Forum: Barbados
Jan 27th 2019, 12:23 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 7,013
Posted By vinnieboy

Re: Building new home.

Hi mister Arsenal. Pick my brains! That’s why I’m here so I can pick everybody else’s brains! But if I can help in any way just ask me and I’ll try to answer.
sorry,but no private messages have come...
Forum: Barbados
Jan 26th 2019, 7:14 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 7,013
Posted By vinnieboy

Re: Building new home.

lol! I was being slightly sarcastic knowing that our government would probably just let us rot! Never had help from anyone before and I don’t expect any now,apart from buying a place in the...
Forum: Barbados
Jan 26th 2019, 6:04 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 7,013
Posted By vinnieboy

Re: Building new home.

Thank the lord for that reply happyowner,I was just about to start looking for a house in Australia!!!
I suppose if anything bad did happen,then the British government would be straight across the...
Forum: Barbados
Jan 26th 2019, 4:15 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 7,013
Posted By vinnieboy

Re: Building new home.

Thanks for the info uk Grenada. What I mean is Barbados doesn’t normally bare the brunt of the hurricanes/storms. I live on top of a valley on the coast of west wales and quite frequently we get...
Forum: Barbados
Jan 26th 2019, 2:24 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 7,013
Posted By vinnieboy

Re: Building new home.

Thank you all for your helpful,if not sometimes terrifying advice(uk Grenada),about living in specific areas in case of hurricanes! Luckily,Barbados is just out of the hurricane zone,so it shouldn’t...
Forum: Barbados
Jan 25th 2019, 5:37 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 7,013
Posted By vinnieboy

Re: Building new home.

Bloody hell!! I just thought that the self build option was a nightmare! It seems to me that most options are a nightmare unless like you said homeowner,I go over for awhile. I really wish I could...
Forum: Barbados
Jan 25th 2019, 1:21 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 7,013
Posted By vinnieboy

Re: Building new home.

Hahaha!!! My oh my,I think I’d better give my mate Simon a call 1st before I commit!! Lol!
Do you know anything about the fitts/zinnia apartments,also advertised by a place in the sun,as being in...
Forum: Barbados
Jan 25th 2019, 12:10 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 7,013
Posted By vinnieboy

Re: Building new home.

Bloody sods! So that’s why Sotheby’s hasn’t sent me the details as it’s not in st.james!! It’s a bloody minefield out there,and even a place in the sun aren’t advertising the correct and true...
Forum: Barbados
Jan 25th 2019, 11:28 am
Replies: 78
Views: 7,013
Posted By vinnieboy

Re: Building new home.

Thanks for reply sunniebgi. The agents are Sotheby’s,but I came across the apartments advertised on a place in the sun,and they have said it’s in St.james.
If I knew how to send you a link I’d...
Forum: Barbados
Jan 25th 2019, 10:45 am
Replies: 78
Views: 7,013
Posted By vinnieboy

Re: Building new home.

Thanks For confirming that for me happyowner. I did think that was right but not 100%.
I have been looking around the speightstown,colleton and holetown areas,as they are the places I’ve been to and...
Forum: Barbados
Jan 24th 2019, 6:42 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 7,013
Posted By vinnieboy

Re: Building new home.

Thanks happyowner,my thoughts exactly. I’ve looked at plots/lots inland which go for a mere £30k,but as you said,away from the beaches and everything people go to Barbados for.
Would buying a...
Forum: Barbados
Jan 23rd 2019, 6:27 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 7,013
Posted By vinnieboy

Re: Building new home.

Thank you for your help sunniebgi. I’m just going to take my time and hopefully do the right thing and be patient. Hopefully I’ll pop over in the next couple of months for a look,and a rest!!
Forum: Barbados
Jan 19th 2019, 2:37 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 7,013
Posted By vinnieboy

Re: Building new home.

Thanks sunniebgi,it helps a little,but still confused! So if I buy now but I want to sell the place in 10 years,its best to just keep it up for sale after I buy! Or could it be that they’ve finally...
Forum: Barbados
Jan 19th 2019, 1:34 pm
Replies: 78
Views: 7,013
Posted By vinnieboy

Re: Building new home.

Hi all. I have a new question for you all and I hope you can help! I’ve been trawling through all the estate agents looking at properties for sale,including cariblist. Does anyone have an explanation...
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