Ronan McMahon

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Ronan McMahon has been an active real estate investor since his early twenties. A finance graduate, he worked in the e-business consultancy and dot-com industries before joining International Living as real estate Marketing Director in January 2004.

Joining International Living gave Ronan the opportunity to marry his personal and professional interests. In 2007, Ronan took up the position of Executive Director with Pathfinder. (Pathfinder is International Living’s preferred real estate advertiser.) He also founded and writes for Real Estate Trend Alert an international real estate investing publication.

Ronan makes scouting trips all year round following real estate trends and investigating properties with the potential for profit. He spends two weeks out of almost every month on the road and travels to as many as 15 countries per year following trends that could offer profit opportunities.

And Ronan spend lots (and lots) of time sorting the truly worthwhile opportunities from the many that don’t measure up. In fact, he sees about 100 potential deals for every one he actually brings to the attention of members of his Real Estate Trend Alert group.

Knowledge, experience and an unrivaled black book of contacts give Ronan the inside track on unique profit opportunities. His network of contacts is vast, including real estate developers, brokers, agents, land managers, tax experts, title insurance agents, government officials—in short, “insiders” who can give him the real story on a location or upcoming project.

Ronan doesn’t just talk… He’s an active investor himself. He’s there in the trenches making money along with you.

He’s developed a near-flawless approach that accurately pinpoints real estate bull markets while they are still in their early stages…long before most people are even aware of them.

And when he finds the best opportunities, he negotiates “off-market” deals with the developers on behalf of members of Real Estate Trend Alert.

Real Estate Trend Alert members always get the best price available. They always hear about the best deals first. That’s Ronan’s promise. And it’s an important one.


See Our New Luxury Cabo Opportunity Now

I’ve told you over the last two days about our new opportunity at the Aquamarina building in the Copala community in Cabo. Now is the time to book your flights and put boots on the ground in this high-end location.

Our Luxury Cabo Opportunity is Now Open

Yesterday I told you about our latest members-only opportunity—the best luxury opportunity on my beat right now. Our opportunity at Aquamarina is now open. It’s in Cabo, at the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula in Northwestern Mexico.

Handpicked Cabo Luxury From Less Than $400,000

For the past 11 months we’ve had a special buying moment in Cabo, at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. I’m back here right now for the third time in less than a year. I saw a line of private jets on the tarmac as I arrived. New high-end projects are breaking ground. […]

Luxury Riviera Maya Condos from $151,600—Just Seven Remaining

Just seven condos out of 48 are still available at the Hummingbird building in A-nah’s The Village community. I’ve been telling Real Estate Trend Alert members about this killer deal over the past few days. I’m delighted that members see the potential in this play.

Luxury Condos on Mexico’s Riviera Maya from $151,600

I have convinced the developer to keep our window to act open until 7 p.m. this Thursday local time. Our pricing holds on any available condo. We have our choice of any condo in the Hummingbird building.


Great Rental Yields in Playa del Carmen, Mexico’s Booming Beach City

There’s a situation right now worth your attention south of the U.S. in Mexico. Mexico is set to become a developed country in the coming decades. You can benefit most from this economic transformation in the beach city of Playa del Carmen. The strategy? Buy best-in-class real estate, particularly the type of real estate that will appeal to the mobile entrepreneurs and young, new, upper middle-class families that are moving there.

Best Stretch of the Riviera Maya for Short-Term Rentals—Visit Now

The heart of Mexico’s Riviera Maya, close to pristine white-sand beaches and swaying palm trees, holds the best profit opportunity on my beat right now. And now you can see this opportunity for yourself on a members-only scouting trip this October.

A Rare Riviera Maya Opportunity—Get Your Discount Now

We can now act in the Hummingbird building—the first building at A-nah’s The Village community—choose the best units, and buy with manageable monthly payments thanks to our members-only finance terms. And not just that, but the first five members to act can bank an additional $5,000 discount.

Put Boots on the Ground and See Our Latest Portugal Play

I told you yesterday about an opportunity to snap up a luxury condo on Portugal’s Algarve coast. This is a killer deal…And now you can visit Portugal and see this opportunity for yourself this October 15-18.

Luxury Condos in Portugal for $191,100—Just Six Remaining

While researching my upcoming scouting trip to this part of Portugal’s coast, an opportunity crossed my desk. It’s a community I know. And I expect it will be sold out by the time I get down there—that’s why I’m telling you about this now.


Real Estate Transaction Costs

We have compiled this report which lists the real estate transaction fees in our favorite countries in Central and South America. We asked attorneys in each of the countries to pull together a fact sheet which details all the transaction costs you need to know about. Maintenance tax in Brazil…annual property tax in Ecuador…capital gains tax in Panama…we’ve got it all covered in this collection of fact sheets.
Our attorneys have also included their contact details should you have any more questions related to the buying, or selling, process in their country of expertise.

It’s Time to Act in Panama—Get in For Less Than $550 A Month

Two weeks ago I told you about the first Panama opportunity that has my attention since I founded Real Estate Trend Alert more than seven years ago. Panama’s Punta Chame is the last undeveloped stretch of Pacific beach close to Panama City. It’s the nicest stretch. This point of land with its white-sand beaches, stayed undeveloped […]

Only 40 Places—A Unique RETA Insider Gathering

I’d like to invite 40 of you to join me for a unique private gathering. And I’m not asking you to pay a single red cent to attend. Just cover your accommodation and flights.


Opportunity to Profit on Mexico’s Caribbean Coast

Mexico is set to become a developed country in the coming decades. We can benefit most from this economic transformation in the beach city of Playa del Carmen. Playa del Carmen, a veritable boom town today, is already a well-recognized name among tourists. But today it’s becoming something more than just a hot spot for travelers.


An Opportunity 50 Years in the Making on Portugal’s Algarve

In 2009, the global financial and economic crisis steam-rolled through fragile Portugal. In the six years since, I have been closely watching the real estate market in the Algarve (that’s the popular tourist destination at the nation’s foot). I have made four scouting trips here in recent times. Finally, it’s time to make a move.

The Best Buy in Panama Right Now—Beachfront for less than $180,000

Finally our opportunity in this locale has come—which marks the first Panama recommendation I have made since Real Estate Trend Alert was born. This is the last undeveloped stretch of Pacific beach so close to Panama City. And, it’s the nicest.

Last Chance for Year-Round Rental Potential of $90,000

I told you back in May about our opportunity in Cabo, at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, where we could gross rental income of up to $90,000 a year from a luxury home.

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.


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…


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.

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