Ronan McMahon

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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 rmcmahon@pangaearealestate.net.

 

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Luxurious Mexican Townhomes for Less than $160,000—Visit Now

Yesterday I told you about our opportunity to buy a charming home perched above the luxurious town of Cabo. I strongly urge you to visit this September 3 – 6 and see firsthand the 18 townhomes that make up this killer deal.

Flash Alert: Snag a Killer Deal in Southern Nicaragua

I told you earlier this year that Nicaragua is on the up. In northern Nicaragua, we have frontier land-banking opportunities. Down south we can buy awesome Pacific views for a fraction of what you’d pay across the border in Costa Rica. And right now one member can snap up a great-value, ocean-view lot along Nicaragua’s Pacific coast.

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An Opportunity Locals Have Yet To Discover in Northeast Brazil

The news out of Brazil is bad. Really bad. I’m excited. I’m excited because, while the media’s stories imply that the whole nation is a mess, I know that’s not the case. But most people don’t know that. And for you that opens a window of opportunity. You see, Brazil’s media is centered in, and dominated by, Rio and São Paolo. What reaches us as “Brazil news” is essentially just Rio/São Paolo news. And yes, there are troubles in Brazil’s economy, no question. But I’ve been focusing my attention south of Fortaleza in the northeast, and I’ve come across some great opportunities.

Rental Income and Capital Appreciation on the Riviera Maya—Visit Now

Right now our opportunity is strong in my golden zone in Playa del Carmen, on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. You could lock down a one-bedroom condo of 950 square feet, in the A-nah Downtown development, for our members-only price of $174,280. That’s a special RETA discount of $11,120.

Three Killer-Deal Condos in Playa’s Golden Zone

As I told you in my full report yesterday, Mexico’s beach city of Playa del Carmen is a boomtown locale on the up. The future is bright for Mexico. As I told you in my report, I expect Mexico to become a First World country over the coming decades.

Getting Ahead: Have You Acted Yet?

As I told you yesterday, we have had a great run here at Real Estate Trend Alert and we have banked strong gains. I’m confident our run is going to get even better. The world is a big place. At any given time there are situations at play creating opportunities.

Making Money on Our RETA Beat

Times are good in the world of international real estate investing. There are serious opportunities to profit on my beat. RETA members who have followed my recommendations are sitting on some serious gains. The world is in flux—just the type of situation that can create opportunity for us. Here’s how some of our opportunities have played out so far…

Don’t Miss this FREE Riviera Maya Scouting Trip

I strongly urge you to visit the Tao community before our opportunity there is gone. There’s still a handful of spaces on our members-only scouting trip August 6-9. This is a FREE members-only four-day trip.

The Best Way to Invest in Northeast Brazil

You will hear about ”dead chickens” in this part of Brazil from time to time. To be fully equipped to lock down a condo like this, you should have already visited. Now Daniel has agreed to host a small group of 13 members of our little group for a members-only scouting trip this September.

Almost $30,000 Off These Riviera Maya Condos

All but a handful of Lofts had sold out shortly after launch. Only the high-priced penthouses remained. And, then there’s the developer’s secret stash…

A Unique Rental Opportunity on the Riviera Maya

As I told you yesterday, the community at Tao is now a reality. Rentals are in strong demand. You see…Tao is now a destination. This is a place where folks come to take part in wellness retreats and activities, to play golf and hang out at the beach, or, like me, for business trips.

Buy Like it was 2011: Lock in a Paper Gain of $56,000

As a RETA member, you know we have an opportunity along Mexico’s Riviera Maya. This stretch of coast is pulling in mobile people and businesses from Mexico’s new upper middle class. As investors we care about this. Big time…

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Southern Nicaragua: Get Killer Views for Low Prices… While You Can

Eleven years ago, I made my first public speech about opportunity in international real estate. The topic? “Nicaragua: The Next Costa Rica?” I argued that indeed it was. The premise of my talk was straightforward. Over time, I predicted, Nicaragua would develop along lines similar to those tourist-friendly Costa Rica has followed.

Visit Fire-Sale Spain Before Prices Increase

Tthe year-round weather in Marbella is among the best in the region. It’s an internationalized place that attract folks year round. That’s an attractive proposition—and now you can visit yourself on a members-only scouting trip this July and August to see the real estate deals I’ve been telling you about.

Last Chance in this Spanish Fire Sale Community

Fifteen months ago, members of our group had the opportunity to buy condos just seven minutes from the luxurious Puerto Banus, in southern Spain, with prices from €129,000. As I expected, they sold out fast.

Now the final batch of homes have just been released and prices start at €195,000 ($218,850).

Flash Alert: Riviera Maya Condo for $145,000

Last week I told you about what I expected would be our final deal at A-nah Tulum—a luxury Caribbean-view penthouse for $204,000. I expected that would be the last opportunity at A-nah Tulum you would hear about in these alerts…but there’s one standout condo that you need to hear about. One member can lock down […]

Year-Round Rental Potential of $3,000…per Week

One market segment where we could gross big incomes by charging weekly rates of $3,000 or more, while getting strong occupancy, is the luxury home segment—a home in the right locale that can attract and accommodate a family.

Last Call for This Riviera Maya Penthouse

Right now, I’m at the A-nah Tulum community on the southern edge of Mexico’s Riviera Maya. This is our last killer RETA deal buy here. I don’t expect to be telling you about A-nah Tulum again.

Visit Now to Save over $80,000 in Cabo, Mexico

I’m at the Copala resort in Cabo at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula, which has more than three miles of beach and oceanfront. Now you can see it for yourself on our RETA members-only scouting trip here from July 30 to August 2.

Save over $80,000 on a Luxury Mexican Home

RETA members locked down condos in the Turquoise building here earlier this year. While our opportunity at the Turquoise building has passed, our opportunity within the Copala community hasn’t. Nor has our broader Cabo opportunity.

Las-Terrenas

Earn $20,000 a Year From This Home in Paradise

Las Terrenas in the Dominican Republic is a special hidden place where miles of beach weave their way around verdant elevated points. The sands are tan in places, white in other. The turquoise waters break in white explosions offshore where they meet reef. French and Italian pioneers came to this charming little place before the rest of the outside world had found it. They came in search of adventure…the perfect beach…and friendly local neighbors to share it with.

Three Early-In Opportunities in Northeast Brazil

I told you on Wednesday about the exciting opportunity we have in Icarai in Northeast Brazil. I’m bullish about the medium-term prospects for this part of the country. And, thanks to the strong dollar, we have a special buying opportunity. The strong economy in the Fortaleza area is good news for our investments in the […]

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Get in Early on Spain’s Pristine Costa de la Luz

Spain’s best beaches are hidden amongst pristine nature preserves, ancient pine forests, and historic cities that span civilizations. They have been discovered only by a small number of surfers, locals, and hippies. Now, thanks to a special distressed situation, you can buy in this undiscovered Spain for as little as one-third of what it used to cost.

Is it Game On for Us in Panama City?

Over the past 15 years, Panama City has been transformed from a sleepy regional outpost—known for little except its canal—to a thriving metropolis, a regional hub, and a powerhouse. It has changed beyond almost all recognition.

One Last Chance in This Brazilian Community

Last week, 500 of Fortaleza’s top-performing brokers gathered for a closed-door meeting to hear about a new master-planned community 90 minutes up the coast. It was a full house. That’s understandable when you consider this is the most ground-breaking project of its kind in close on a decade on this coast.

Flash Alert: Rental Potential with a $42,000 Discount in Mexico

Tao is a best-in-class community with a rental market that is set to grow. Demand far exceeds supply. As I explained yesterday, this stretch of beach shows a chronic shortage of rentals right through the year. If an inexpensive condo, with strong rental potential, is what you are looking for then I have just the thing for two members.

Save Over $30,000 on Luxury Mexican Beachfront

Members of our little group get a 7% discount bringing our price down to $423,150. That buys you a three-bedroom, three-bathroom home with luxurious, high-end finishes and a rooftop terrace. Inside you have 1,615 square feet. Outside space totals 1,023 square feet.

Free Trip on the Riviera Maya

I’d like to invite you to join my colleague Margaret Summerfield and I for a very special day before the conference kicks off. We’ll follow the Path of Progress from Cancun to Tulum, visit the opportunities you have been hearing about in these reports, and even wiggle your toes in the white-sand beaches.

Will the Greek Real Estate “Giveaway” Happen?

The deadlock in Greece drifts on. The current bailout deal expires at the end of June and there is no sign that an agreement on a deal to refinance is close. There are signs and murmurings that insiders are getting ready for a massive default.

Finally—It’s Time to Strike in Southern Portugal

As a member of our little group, you will have watched Europe’s crisis play out. Today, I’m in Portugal for another look. I was excited when I first visited, and now the opportunity is even stronger.

Last Call for a 15% Discount in Luxurious Mexico

The Turquoise building in the Copala community at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula was launched to the local market a few weeks ago. The building is now 57% sold.

Uruguay

This Beach Province Is Set to Explode in Value

Long, unspoiled beaches…a new infrastructure project that will open up access to an undeveloped but seriously attractive region…and the chance to watch a real estate investment grow rapidly in value: just some of the reasons you need to be looking at Uruguay’s Rocha region. Little Uruguay is a small, open economy—and one of the best places to consider buying real estate in the world right now.

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Rocha’s Path of Progress: Opening up Uruguay’s Wild Atlantic Coast

Uruguay’s province of Rocha has the country’s best beaches and most charming beach towns. And now the Path of Progress is due to roll down this coast. I expect real estate values will rise as accessibility improves. My contacts in Uruguay have been keeping me up to speed. One particular infrastructure project has my attention right now.

Strong Rental Market with Limited Competition—Visit Now

If you think the Dominican Republic is Cancun-style, high-rise on the beach, and mass market tourism, then you’re not seeing the full picture. Stuck to the northeast corner of the country, the Samana Peninsula juts into flat blue and turquoise waters. It feels like a different world—like an island off the mainland.

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