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We know a good location and, more importantly, good value, when we see it. And with decades of on-the-ground experience, we know our way around the best spots under the sun for buying your dream home right now.

Whether you’re interested in investment real estate, a second home in the sun, or your dream property for a full-time life overseas, Your Own Home Overseas is where you’ll find the inside track.

You’ll hear regularly from real estate guru Ronan McMahon (from Pathfinder International, International Living’s preferred real estate advertiser), who travels the world in search of the best off-market deals. You’ll also hear from a panel of International Living’s in-country editors and correspondents dishing out everything they know, revealing the latest great-value properties they have found as they scout the globe.

In your mind’s eye picture brilliant white-sand beaches on your doorstep, just a few hours flight-time from the U.S., where you’ll find property at a fraction of the cost back home…how about a great deal on a sun-drenched, white-washed house with a shady courtyard in the Mediterranean…or a luxurious retreat nestled in the lush valleys of Central America…

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Mexico's Caribbean Coast: The Next Big Thing

Mexico’s Caribbean Coast: The Next Big Thing

In the 1990s, Playa del Carmen was a small beach village 45 miles down the coast from Cancun (on a road full of potholes). There was but a handful of streets…and these were of packed sand—$10,000 bought you a building plot in the village center. How things have changed…

A Great Deal in Costa Rica

A Great Deal in Costa Rica

The baguettes from the bakery are still warm. Always fresh and crisp. You can buy your cheese next door. It’s worth the short trip. The fridge at the delicatessen is piled high and deep with cheeses from Europe’s trophy cheese producing regions.

Tuscany Property in Bagni di Lucca

Tuscany Property in Bagni di Lucca

Above the grand villas with their lichen-covered statuary and wisteria blossom, little villages cling to the hillsides. When their lights come on at dusk, it’s like a myriad stars twinkling away. One small house up there—stone-built, chestnut-beamed and habitable—is on the market for $72,600.

Beach, Colonial, Highland: Find Your Niche in Colombia

Beach, Colonial, Highland: Find Your Niche in Colombia

I just got back from my third trip to Colombia, and I’ve learned an important lesson about the country: It offers environments that will appeal to pretty much any taste, from urban enclaves to quiet beach towns… from highland retreats to steamy tropics.

Ecuador’s Northern Pacific: The Country’s Finest Stretch of Coast for $110,000

Ecuador’s Northern Pacific: The Country’s Finest Stretch of Coast for $110,000

Along Ecuador’s northern shoreline you’ll find the country’s finest stretch of coast. Here virgin forest covers the hills. The beaches extend ribbon-like along the seashore—pristine, empty and beautiful. This time of year, the foliage is lush and green…almost luminous. The water is clear and blue, and when the sun hits it a certain way, it looks turquoise. Lone surfers have miles of beach and awesome surf breaks to themselves.

Cash Is King in Spain’s Empordà—Now at 40% off

Cash Is King in Spain’s Empordà—Now at 40% off

I am gazing at the Bay of Rosas, in the northern Spanish region of Catalunya, watching its sandy coastline trace a smooth, lazy curve for 12 miles northward, ending at Cap de Creus.

Panama's New City

Panama’s New City

The party is over… for this year, anyway.

The largest Live & Invest in Panama Conference in the history of International Living is now finished and entered in the record book.

The Next Big Brazil Play

The Next Big Brazil Play

Brazil is energy independent. In 2012 Brazil expects its enormous Tupi oil field to come on stream. Containing 60 billion barrels of oil, this field will catapult Brazil into being a major global energy player.

How to Grab French Property at a Fraction of Its Value

How to Grab French Property at a Fraction of Its Value

There’s a wonderful 1972 French film called Le Viager. Its comic plot revolves around an unscrupulous French doctor who becomes so convinced one of his patients is about to die that he persuades the supposed invalid to enter into a very particular type of annuity contract.

What We Saw on Our Trip to Tulum

What We Saw on Our Trip to Tulum

I’ve just returned from Tulum on Mexico’s Riviera Maya. I was joined by a group of your fellow RETA members.

We came to review construction progress at Sian Ka’an, the #1 resort rental opportunity on my radar. Of course, we had some fun, too, taking in the breath taking beauty of this coast and picking each others brains. We even squeezed in some golf.

The Best Beaches Are Here…

The Best Beaches Are Here…

The department of Rocha in the east of Uruguay stretches from South America’s premier resort, Punta del Este to the border with Brazil. The best beaches in Uruguay are here.

Own in Cuenca From $55,000

Own in Cuenca From $55,000

Wander along the cobblestone streets and through the manicured parks in Cuenca, Ecuador and it’s easy to imagine yourself thriving in this UNESCO World Heritage Site. A sea of red-tiled roofs pops against the blue sky. Ornate wrought-iron balconies cling to the colorful flat facades. Cuenca is one of the prettiest and liveliest cities in South America, known for its architecture, vibrant markets, and high-spirited festivals.

Fancy a Weekend in Mexico For $165?

Fancy a Weekend in Mexico For $165?

You wouldn’t buy a car without a test drive. But it’s surprising how many people are willing to buy a new home overseas without checking it out in person.

Yucatan Lakeside Living

Yucatan Lakeside Living

Long sacred to the Maya, Lake Bacalar still casts its spell on visitors, including a growing number of expats. Jim Bacon and his wife, Polly Gropen, moved to Bacalar more than six years ago. Leaving behind Minnesota’s winters, they settled here full-time and haven’t looked back.

Buy Now on Costa Rica's Undiscovered Coast

Buy Now on Costa Rica’s Undiscovered Coast

Back in 1983, International Living first recommended Costa Rica, long before the mainstream started to pay attention to this small country. At that time, Costa Rica ticked all the right boxes as a retirement and second-home destination. It had a lush tropical beauty…a good residency program…a low cost of living…and best of all, it had incredibly affordable property.

Beachfront For $800 an Acre

Beachfront For $800 an Acre

I’ve just returned from a seven-day scouting trip to Ecuador’s finest stretch of coast. Here, virgin forest covers dramatic hills. The beaches extend ribbon-like along the seashore—pristine, empty, and beautiful…

Small Town Beachfront Brazil from $55,000

Small Town Beachfront Brazil from $55,000

Brazil has the most sought-after beachfront properties on the planet right now. For the past two years, it’s been the unrivaled hotspot for investors and second home buyers…

Revealed: The Secret of the “Off Market” Deal

Revealed: The Secret of the “Off Market” Deal

“Off market” deals are where a select group pays less and/or receives preferential terms for a real estate buy.

Sometimes to participate in these deals you will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement. Your lips have to stay sealed. You cannot brag about the deal you got. This June in Toronto I host an “off market” extravaganza. It’s called the International Real Estate Investment Forum.

Finding Sicily

Finding Sicily

Unspoiled, friendly, and affordable—is that too much to ask? We hoped not. We had been living in Burgundy for almost five years. Every year, the winter got longer, and the seaside farther away. So, we turned to the south—the Mediterranean and Sicily.

Small Town Beachfront Brazil from $55,000

Small Town Beachfront Brazil from $55,000

Brazil has the most sought-after beachfront properties on the planet right now. For the past two years, it’s been the unrivaled hotspot for investors and secondhome buyers.

Old World Europe: Medieval Alentejo

Old World Europe: Medieval Alentejo

In the first of a series on unspoiled European enclaves, Steenie Harvey reports back from the Alentejo region of south-central Portugal. Here you’re far from the tourist trail in a land of slow roads, off-thegrid beaches and fl ower-fi lled fortress towns

Market Watch: Profit Ahead of the Posse in Portugal’s Costa da Caparica

Market Watch: Profit Ahead of the Posse in Portugal’s Costa da Caparica

I’ve just come back from my first scouting trip to Portugal’s Costa da Caparica. And I can report back to you that this stretch of coast is set to be transformed. The Costa da Caparica is set for major infrastructure and tourism investment. This area has stayed under the radar for a long time. Don’t expect this to last. There are 13 miles of pristine beach backed by undulating dunes and pine trees…20 championship golf courses within an hour’s drive…and some of the best surf waves in Europe.
The Portuguese government has had major success marketing other parts of the country—most successfully the Algarve—to visitors. Now they have their sights set on the Costa da Caparica as a focus for tourism and high-tech industry development. They mean business.

Three Places to Earn Rental Income in 2010

Three Places to Earn Rental Income in 2010

If you’re in the market for an appreciating asset, you could earn a healthy income in 2010. Here are three of my favorite investment picks for this year, all of which offer the potential for great rental yields.

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