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- Belize, a Country that will Leave you Captivated!
Posted on November 3, 2013 by International Living
It’s easy to understand why so many people love Belize. It’s quirky, diverse and fun…with tropical landscapes and stunning beaches. It’s close to the U.S. – and it’s English-speaking. One little peninsula in Belize offers the relaxed Caribbean beach lifestyle so many of us dream of. It’s a barefoot paradise with plenty of charm and a laid-back atmosphere. Come and explore this tranquil location for yourself and check out the hottest properties on the market on a personalized property tour.
Costa Rica’s lake country is attracting more expats and second home buyers, and when you see the views, it’s easy to understand why. A huge lake shimmers and sparkles in a lush frame of hills and mountains. A scene-stealing volcano sits majestically to one side of the lake. Little farms and small towns dot the lakeshore. It’s pretty and tranquil. Yet this stunningly beautiful, special place is overlooked and undervalued. That’s a huge plus for you – because property prices in Arenal are still incredibly good value. Discover the best lake property bargains today on an Arenal chill weekend.
Set in Ecuador’s southern Andes, Cuenca sits in a rich green valley with the Andes Mountains forming a majestic backdrop. We rate it as one of the world’s top retirement spots. It’s also a highly affordable city, and a cultural hot spot. For a city its size, Cuenca certainly packs a powerful punch. And what’s more, you can buy here from as little as $79,900. Start planning your Cuenca property tour today.
A rich, lush wonderland of dizzying mountain peaks, virgin forest and a sandy coastline all combine to make Costa Rica’s Southern Zone our most popular chill week destination. But these are not the only reasons why this stunning area is proving so popular. Thanks to a new road, this location is opening up to tourism, business and development. For now, you can own a lot here for only $40,000, or a brand-new home for $150,000. These chill weekends sell out months in advance, so snap up your spot now.
Las Terrenas in the Dominican Republic isn’t a cookie-cutter, mass-market kind of place. It’s chic and low-key with palm-lined beaches, brightly-painted stores, and a beach lifestyle that’s enviably relaxed. It’s a retreat for wealthy Dominicans and stylish Europeans but it’s still very affordable. And it’s a place where your vacation home could earn nice rental income when you’re not using it yourself. You can check out Las Terrenas on a custom chill weekend. It’s the easiest way to sample tropical island living at its finest – see if it’s for you.
Four days in a five-star resort….with a golf course, restaurants and bars, and a stunning stretch of powder-sand beach washed by the turquoise Caribbean Sea. It’s luxurious Caribbean resort living at its best…where you can swim, sunbathe, enjoy cocktails under the stars – and get the inside track on the area’s hottest real estate opportunity. All your meals, drinks and accommodation are included in your 4-day stay – yet it will only cost you $180.
It’s your own private playground on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua, with 2,700 acres of rolling hills and forest, riding trails, and five separate beaches. You’ll love spending time outdoors here…swimming, snorkeling, horse riding, surfing, hiking, playing tennis…or simply relaxing in a hammock. Find out how you can sample the Rancho Santana lifestyle on a custom chill weekend.
Boasting mile after mile of beautiful beaches, Ecuador’s South Pacific is also home to some of the world’s most affordable beachfront. We’d like to offer you the chance to discover this stretch of coast for yourself…focusing on the bargain buys and hidden gems…at unbeatable prices. Stake your claim before it’s too late.
Ecuador is the world’s #1 retirement haven. It offers an unbeatable combination of low-cost living and bargain property prices. And its Pacific coast offers some of the most affordable beachfront and ocean-view homes in Latin America. We’ve pinpointed one location on Ecuador’s Pacific coast that offers natural beauty combined with huge upside potential. It’s a place where right now you can own a new beachfront condo for just $94,000. Come and spend a couple of nights in one of the homes in this little community…check out the beach towns close by…and see the potential with your own eyes.
Here you will find miles of crescent-shaped, coral-sand beaches, lapped by turquoise waters. The world’s second-longest coral reef hugs the seashore. There are no high-rise condos or big shopping malls…and no spring-break crowds…on these tranquil beaches. Read more.
- Special Bonus #1: Belize: Haven for Privacy and Profits
Posted on May 3, 2013 by International Living
This report alone can save you hundreds of thousands of dollars in the coming years. Global financial advisors believe the window of opportunity will soon close (for U.S. citizens, especially) to move financial assets into offshore vehicles.
Now is the time to act… Our special report, Belize: Haven for Privacy and Profits, tells you how. (Yes, you’ll not only get all the information you need to understand these issues, you’ll also get our rolodex of expert contacts who can help you open bank accounts, create trusts, IBCs and more.)
In Incomes Abroad you will read inspirational and informative stories of people, just like you, who have taken the leap of faith and found new—and lucrative—lives in places most people only dream about. Take their advice…the dream can be your reality too.
- Escape to Uruguay – Everything You Need to Know to Retire Better, Invest Well, and Enjoy the Good Life for Less 2013
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From its Old-World theaters and opera houses to its jazz festivals and exquisite restaurants, Uruguay looks and feels like Europe. The truth is that Uruguay is one of the most diverse, affordable, and sophisticated countries in the region. It is a special place. From gaucho (cowboy) country to small towns to those stunning white-sand beaches, a quest for beautiful beaches and good-value property prices is certainly worthwhile.
Get a unique, resident’s look at this “slice of Europe” hidden away in Latin America in Escape to Uruguay: Everything You Need to Know to Retire Better, Invest Well, and Enjoy the Good Life for Less.
Big things are on the horizon for Nicaragua. Set in between Costa Rica and Panama, it’s playing catch-up with those countries as far as a destination for retirees and other expats. But it’s got plenty of its own attractions to offer—and at a lower cost. The country is developing rapidly, and the mood is one of possibility and change. People are hardworking and there is a tremendous sense of opportunity.They’re friendly and welcoming of newcomers. And statistically it’s one of the safest countries in Latin America—I felt extremely safe when I visited.
Moving abroad is hard enough—making a living in a new country is even more challenging. But it is entirely possible.
In this issue we talk with entrepreneurial expats who have moved abroad to make chocolate, run tours, roast coffee, teach diving and more. Imagine your dream job, and it’s out there.
- Fast Track Your Retirement Overseas Conference 2014
Event Date: October 2, 2014
2014 Fast-Track Your Retirement Overseas Conference
October 2-4 2014, Las Vegas,NV
While your neighbors tighten their belts and reign in their retirement dreams… you can live with less stress, more freedom, and all the comforts you’ve always imagined.
Discover the world’s best retirement havens – and pinpoint the one that’s right for you.
- News from Around the World…The World’s Best Health Care
Posted on March 25, 2013 by International Living
Thousands of Americans have already moved south to enjoy the pleasures of an affordable retirement. In countries all over Latin America—and Europe and Asia, too—they have found good, low-cost health care. Just take one of the world’s most popular retirement hotspots—Cuenca, Ecuador.
Spare a thought for the citizens of Belgium. Their beer is great and their waffles tasty but they also suffer from the highest effective personal tax rate in the world. That’s according to a survey by KPMG. The auditing firm looked at income tax rates and other deductions like social security to calculate their results.
There are good reasons to consider opening a bank account in your adopted home country. And it doesn’t mean you need to close any of your U.S. accounts, either. So what exactly are the advantages of having a local bank account?
There is something amazing about the medical system here, and something not quite right with ours,” says Shane Simons, who moved to the tropical island of Penang, Malaysia, eight months ago from Los Angeles. “My doctor in L.A. told me I needed a mole removed from my neck.
Six months from now, you could be living in paradise… for much less than it costs you to stay home. In the best destinations overseas, your dollar just goes further…first-class healthcare is affordable… you can afford a housekeeper or gardener…and live better than you could back home for a fraction of what you pay now…
What’s the secret to a long, healthy, and enjoyable life? A group of researchers believe that residents of five Blue Zones around the world know it. They have the longest life spans on Earth and are less likely to suffer from heart disease, cancer, and other serious conditions.
- Testimonials from IL’s Fast-Track Ecuador 2013 Conference
Posted on March 22, 2013 by International Living
Great speakers, well prepared, good photo support, and good delivery, but most important; the information provided was right on track. – Steve Stamper
- Escape to Panama – Everything You Need to Know to Retire Better, Invest Well, and Enjoy the Good Life for Less 2013
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International Living ranked Panama the number one place in the world to retire for six consecutive years, and today it remains in our top five.
This country has the most advanced and modern infrastructure in Central America…First-World convenience at Third-World prices—you can still take a taxi across town for a couple of dollars, see a movie for under $4, get a trim at the barbershop for $5…or have dinner for two with a bottle of wine at one of the city’s trendy restaurants for just $30.
Panama has one of the world’s best incentive programs for pensioners. What about the cost of real estate? Let’s just say that you’ll be surprised at how much Panama still has to offer.
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