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2017-07-07 17:03:51 by Elise Roberts
As the United States finishes up their Independence Day celebrations on the 4th of July, the Bahamas is just getting started. This year on July 10th, is the Bahamas 44th year being an independent nation. All across the Bahamas, celebrations will be going on. One such celebration, that I try to attend every year, is at Man-O-War Cay. Events are held throughout the entire day and... [more]

Abaco Real Estate by Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty

Abaco real estate is extremely popular with both Bahamians and visitors. Perhaps it's because Abaco has proudly preserved its charming Colonial architecture and strong sense of community pride and spirit while opening up to the luxury home market.

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Abaco real estate is in demand not only on the mainland, but on the satellite cays of Abaco including Elbow Cay - referred to as Hope Town - Guana Cay, Green Turtle Cay and Man-O-War Cay.

Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty has a strong team of Abaco real estate professionals who cover the mainland and the cays. Our agents are committed to helping you find your dream home, or property to build on. They are stationed in Marsh Harbour, Man-O-War Cay, Treasure Cay, Green Turtle Cay.Elbow Cay and Guana Cay

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Abaco Real Estate Talking Points

Learn About the Communities

Great Abaco is one of the largest islands in the Bahamas. It comprises 649 square miles of property.

The main township in Abaco is Marsh Harbour, home to the high end communities of Pelican Shores and Eastern Shores.
The lovely communities of Sandy Point, Cherokee Sound, Winding Bay, Schooner Bay and Little Harbour are positioned south of Marsh Harbour with Leisure Lee and Treasure Cay to the north.
One of the newest, Schooner Bay, an eco village located on the Atlantic coast, blends Old World charm with modern conveniences.
The developers of this Abaco village integrate alternate energy sources and the use of green materials and recycle waste.
Bike and pedestrian areas, lots of green space and manageable yards along with traditional island cottages promise for an exciting Abaco real estate experience.
From the lovely old villages, such as Cherokee Sound, to the high end luxury of Winding Bay, there's something for everyone. Abaco is the fastest growing Family Island in the Bahamas. The Abaco real estate industry over the years has been a big boost to the economy.

The Real Estate Abaco Connection

IF ANYONE's qualified to talk about Abaco real estate, it?s Mike Lightbourn, president of Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty.

What makes Mike so uniquely experienced to talk about real estate in Abaco?
For starters, he has been visiting the island since he was a child.
He?s a private pilot, who spends many hours crisscrossing the island of Abaco by air.
A resident of Nassau, he owns a second home in Abaco where he spends much of his time.
He represented the constituency of , Abaco, in Parliament from 1977 to 1982. Mike became involved in the Abaco real estate industry in 1966 when he launched his career in the field. real estate in the Bahamas. Today he's a second home owner on the island of abaco

What makes Abaco so special to this real estate professional?.

The wonderful friends he's made in Abaco and the relaxing atmosphere, he explains.Everything he needs is in Marsh Harbour, but at the same time he's away from the city hustle and bustle. That's why Bahamians and non-Bahamians fall under the spell of Abaco.

Mike is highly regarded in Bahamas real estate circles. He is a senior broker and appraiser and has served in various capacities on the board of the Bahamas Real Estate Association.

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A Solid Abaco Real Estate Industry

When it comes to second home ownership and vacation spots, Abaco Bahamas has held a top spot on the list of favourites for many decades.

Locals of all ages have fond memories of vacations spent in Abaco and recall with nostalgia the carefree days of boating, beaching and living simply in the picture pretty homes built by the early settlers.

The settlers were Loyalists who fled the Carolinas after the American Revolution so they could remain faithful to the British Crown.

These settlers built charming cottages -so strong they have surpassed the test of time and hurricanes and still stand proudly on the quaint settlements of Man-O-War Cay, Hope Town and Green Turtle Cay.

Over time, as this cluster of islands off South Florida developed, Abaco real estate became much in demand. On the Abaco mainland, the upper crust community of Treasure Cay was born.

Treasure Cay Abaco has earned the distinction of having one of the 10 best beaches in the world. The homes are much bigger than the quaint cottages built by the Loyalists, but today?s Abaco real estate developers have thoughtfully retained the charm of yesteryear with their home designs.

So while many of the homes are equipped with internet, dishwashers and the latest in technology, they?re still designed to allow the light inside and to capture the cross flow from the cooling trade winds.

Over the years, Abaco real estate prices have multiplied many times over.

The picturesque Abaco communities of Treasure Cay, Man-O-War Cay, Hope Town on Elbow Cay and Green Turtle Cay are home to a wonderful mixture of Bahamians and second home owners, predominantly from America, but also from the U.K., Europe and Canada.

And Abaco continues to lure Bahamians from the capital of Nassau to invest in vacation and retirement homes.

Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty has Abaco real estate agents scattered throughout the various islands.

If you?re interested in buying a home or property in Abaco, give us a call.

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Coldwell Banker Lightbourn Realty
P.O. Box N-4949
Nassau, Bahamas

Tel: (242) 601-6500 or (242) 393-8630
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