A finance graduate, Ronan McMahon worked in the e-business consultancy and dot-com industries before joining International Living as Real Estate Marketing Director in January 2004. Ronan has been an active real estate investor since his early twenties and joining International Living gave him the opportunity to marry his personal and professional interests. In 2008 Ronan took up the position of Executive Director with Pathfinder. Pathfinder is International Living’s preferred Real Estate advertising partner. Pathfinder scours the globe to find the most unique and value-oriented real estate opportunities.
Ronan also writes International Living’s Real Estate Trend Alert and regularly contributes to International Living’s print and online publications. International Real Estate investment is his beat. Ronan has travelled to 15 countries in 12 months following trends that could offer profit opportunities. Instinct, experience and an unrivalled black book of contacts give him direct access to the inside track to profit opportunities.
You can e-mail Ronan at email@example.com.
Articles by Ronan McMahon
- This is Urgent: A Once-in-a-Generation Deal on the Costa del Sol
Posted on March 6, 2014 by Ronan McMahon
I’ve just learned of a killer opportunity on the Costa del Sol—and I don’t expect it to last long.
The luxurious Puerto Banus sits on the eastern fringes of Marbella. This is where you find the jet set. A mooring for your super yacht will set you back seven figures. Homes sell for well into eight figures. I saw one rental that asks for $60,000 per week. Gucci, Chanel, and Rolex have all set up shop here.
- Special Alert: Safe Havens, Crisis Investing, New Rules in Burma, and More
Posted on March 4, 2014 by Ronan McMahon
Your March issue of Real Estate Trend Alert—a special report on the best opportunities in Europe right now—is ready to download. I’ll tell you more in a moment…but first, an important update.
There was a significant price hike yesterday in the luxury condos in the Spanish community of Alcaidesa, on the Costa del Sol.
- March 2014: Is Malta The Safest Bet In Real Estate You Can Make Today?
Posted on March 3, 2014 by Ronan McMahon
Is Malta the Safest Bet in Real Estate You Can Make Today? Could Be…Case Study: The Last Great Crisis Investment in Ireland…The Window is Closing on Our “Spanish Triple”…Burma—New Condominium Law that Allows Foreign Ownership…Will U.S. Flights Ever Land at Planned New Airports in Costa Rica and Nicaragua?…The Latin Currencies That Mean a Buying Opportunity for You…And More.
- Will You Be There in 9 Days? (It Could Be a Very Profitable trip)
Posted on February 28, 2014 by Ronan McMahon
Last month I told you about our member-only pre-release opportunity in the exclusive “Eternal Life” phase of Pacific Lots in Costa Rica’s Southern Zone…and I invited you to a member-only scouting trip this March 9-12. A small number of places are still available. I strongly urge you to join this trip.
- Case Study: How RETA Members Have Profited in Tulum (So Far)
Posted on February 27, 2014 by Ronan McMahon
Close on a decade ago I first stood on the white sands at Tulum. Playa del Carmen was my base for this trip, and I saw firsthand what was happening. Playa was taking off—as were its real estate values.
Ninety minutes down the coast (before the road improvements) Tulum was a secluded piece of paradise. It was an empty beach—there wasn’t a single soul.
The global economic crisis popped Spain’s real estate bubble. That’s why today you could buy a spacious condo in a high-end community on one of the nicest stretches of the Costa del Sol with monthly payments from $483. That’s a low sticker price. And, this is a stunning place to visit and spend time. You have dramatic views along the coast. Long winding sandy beaches you can walk for miles. Quirky Gibraltar.
For 15 years, real estate prices in Spain soared. Then in 2007 demand slowed. By the time the worldwide economic crisis rolled through Spain and Europe, the real estate bubble had well and truly popped.
- You (and 17 Others) are Invited to Check Out Caribbean Profits Firsthand
Posted on February 20, 2014 by Ronan McMahon
It’s a special place to visit. If it’s not on your bucket list yet, it really should be. And now you’ve an excuse. This is an invitation you can’t pass up. It’s the time book your flight and get boots on the ground in Mexico’s Riviera Maya to check out the lofts at Tao.
- New Profit Potential in My Favorite Caribbean Paradise
Posted on February 19, 2014 by Ronan McMahon
The Tulum area, at the southern edge of Mexico’s Riviera Maya, has the finest white-sand beaches on my beat. Turquoise waters lap on soft sand while breezes rustle through palm trees. This is a great place to spend time—a place I like to vacation. It’s jet-set chic here. Fortunately I’ve an excuse for frequent visits.
- Upward Mobility and Luxury—Coming Soon to Fortaleza
Posted on February 14, 2014 by Ronan McMahon
A week ago I told you about pre-release lots at the Fazenda Imperial community to the west of Fortaleza in Northeast Brazil. You can buy a limited number of lots with as little $3,470 down plus 120 monthly payments of just $212.
Last October, I told you about the opportunity to buy a pre-release lot in the Fazenda Imperial gated community. This project is being designed with the growing middle classes of Northeast Brazil in mind. As a reader of these alerts you’ll know that I’m bullish on the new middle class play in this part of the country.
Fourteen months ago I told you about a “CAN’T WAIT opportunity” my boots on the ground research in Costa Rica’s Lake Country of Arenal turned up. This opportunity had a serious kicker. A luxury home surrounded by 65 acres of developable land:
Cancun wasn’t always packed with high-rise condos and tourist accommodation. In fact, in 1970, it had just three inhabitants. (Yes, you read that right.) Then, in 1974, Fonatur (Mexico’s tourism development authority) kicked off a master plan to bring tourism to this sandy spit of land. They built the infrastructure and provided the incentives necessary to attract hotelier tourists—and it worked.
It’s hard to believe that a place of such stunning natural beauty, rich culture, and ancient history as Tulum is so easily accessible. On the Riviera Maya, this town boasts warm Caribbean waters, soft white-sand beaches, centuries-old Maya temples, and jungle filled with colorful wildlife. Standing here, it feels sometimes like you’re stepping away from the hustle and the noise of modern civilization.
I’ve never seen a stretch of the Caribbean more beautiful than the Riviera Maya. Standing on the warm, clean, coral-sanded beach, turquoise water laps at your feet. Behind you, palm trees sway and rustle in gentle breezes. Dive into that water and you can explore the world’s second-longest coral reef. Or step back from the beach and take in untamed jungle, ancient forest cities, and mythical cenotes—underground, swimmable caverns revered as sacred places by the Maya people.
- Next RETA Member-only Trip—Act Fast before it’s Oversubscribed (Again)
Posted on January 31, 2014 by Ronan McMahon
On Wednesday I told you about our member-only pre-release opportunity in the exclusive “Eternal Life” phase of Pacific Lots. This is a strong early-in opportunity.
- Large Ocean View Lots in Costa Rica—We’re First In
Posted on January 30, 2014 by Ronan McMahon
Today, I’m writing to you about a hot off the presses pre-release opportunity at Pacific Lots in Costa Rica’s Southern Zone. A new phase called “Eternal Life” is slated for launch on February 1st.
- Case Study: How to Figure Out the Potential of Any Property Opportunity
Posted on January 24, 2014 by Ronan McMahon
I’ll only consider a real estate opportunity in a country where I’m confident that income and capital gains can easily be transferred elsewhere.
- Places Filling Fast for My Favorite Beach Town Deal Right Now
Posted on January 23, 2014 by Ronan McMahon
Saturday, I invited you to join a small group of fellow members to kick the dirt at the site of the new A-nah Tulum community…and to check out the Path of Progress as it rolls down the coast from Cancun to Tulum’s white-sand beaches and turquoise waters.
In August I visited a new luxury beachfront apartment building on the Costa del Sol’s new Golden Mile. Within eight days earlier this year, 122 apartments in the building sold. The fire-sale pricing was that good: $347,209 for an apartment. Seven months later, these apartments were listing for $528,396 each.
Yesterday I told you about our member-only deal to buy an early-in 1,700-square-foot townhouse in a luxurious resort for $215,000. This is the RETA member price—and this opportunity is hot off the presses. (You can also buy one-bedroom condos for the RETA discounted price of $145,000).
- For 25 Members Only—Early–in Opportunity in a Stunning Location
Posted on January 21, 2014 by Ronan McMahon
I’m writing to you today to tell you about a strong early–in opportunity close to one of the world’s finest stretches of coastline. Last Sunday, I received confirmation that my lawyer had successfully run the rule over the construction permit for this new development. This last piece of paperwork is what I have been waiting for—I’m raising the “buy” flag.
- The Truth About Uruguay’s New Farmland Investing Law
Posted on January 14, 2014 by Ronan McMahon
As a member of our little group, you may be aware that I’m bullish on farmland opportunities in Uruguay. Over the past four years, I’ve told you about the transparency of the market here, and how there’s a good logistics network to get product to market.
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