Our RETA-only Serenity deal at Playa Caracol opens soon...
Members can lock down a fully furnished and spacious two-bedroom condo a short stroll from the beach from only $144,200.
If our last two deals at Playa Caracol are anything to go by, I expect this deal could sell out within hours...
This may also be our last chance to cash in on what I call "the Great Bailout."
That's a tax incentive handed to developers by the Panamanian government to boost tourism.
By getting a slice of the bailout pie, we can lock in a $68,000 saving on a condo at Serenity.
This unique tax program will not be on the table indefinitely...that's why I bought in Playa Caracol last November in one of our other spectacular RETA-only deals.
Since then, I've grown even more bullish about our opportunity in Playa Caracol.
Our RETA-only price is insanely low. Thanks to the $68,000 "bailout" saving, you can lock down a fully furnished and spacious two-bedroom condo a short stroll from the beach from only $144,200.
That gets you a high-end, luxury condo with a beach club, sport courts, and a brand-new boutique beach town on the doorstep...just an hour from a world-class city...
So unique is this proposition that I can't even find fair and accurate comparisons.
It's totally turn-key: With $17,000 worth of furniture and fixings included, your condo comes ready for rental...or for you to spend time there. Factor this in and the RETA price is more like from $127,200...
Hassle-free income: These luxury condos are specifically designed as high-end rentals. Like I say, they come turnkey down to the very last spoon. High-amenity beach living on the doorstep of Panama City hits many markets. And thanks to a five-year rental program you don't have to visit, to figure out furniture...nor promote your property on Airbnb...a team of experienced professionals will manage and market your property for you, meaning you don't have to lift a finger to generate rental income...
Big potential yields: I figure on strong rental income once the machine starts to hum. Your markets are mixture of busy business folk, middle-class locals, and a growing number of vacationers. Rent at 40% occupancy for $160 per night and you could gross $23,360 per year (after costs you net about $8,220, or a sizeable 5.7% yield). Rent at 60% occupancy for $170 per night and you could gross $37,230 per year (after costs you net about $17,810, or a whopper 12.3% yield).
Huge gains: I predict that within five years of delivery, the condo you can buy from $144,200 could sell for $263,000.
That's over $118,000 in profit from capital appreciation alone, and that's my most conservative estimation...
If previous RETA deals at Playa Caracol are any indicator, your profits could be even bigger.
For example, in 2017 I told RETA members about The Palms project at Playa Caracol... RETA members could buy ocean-view, two-bedroom condos from only $199,000. Then in 2019, I saw a condo similar to what I recommended listed at $299,000.
The ideal base: I love spending time at the beach...living a short stroll from the sand and the sea. When it' delivered my condo will be perfect for spending time...a place to relax, recover from scouting trips, meet friends and family.
Just as with our latest deal—Serenity at Playa Caracol, which opens at 1 p.m. ET—my condo will come fully furnished and just a few minutes stroll from the amazing beach...I'm looking forward to taking up surfing, practicing my swing in the golf simulator, enjoying movies under the stars with a sea breeze...
I can picture myself, spending a few hours on my laptop in my luxury condo...or one of the cafés in the Pueblito, which will be the heart of the action, a "mini-downtown." Then a stroll on the beach before maybe heading into Panama City for dinner with friends...
Many RETA members have already locked in their own piece of Playa Caracol...and their own slice of the "bailout" pie.
Already this year, I gave members two chances to buy at Playa Caracol, first in Haven and then in Pueblito.
Each sold out within hours...
And, with limited inventory, I expect we'll see the same high demand with our deal later today.
RETA members, stay tuned to your Alerts...
Your Comments and Questions
Bailey says: Ronan, I am a subscriber of your RETA service, and I am planning to retire in the next couple of years. I am hopeful that next winter I will be able to tour Mexico and Latin America on a motorcycle. There are several stops that I am planning to make with friends who live in Tulum, Mexico; La Cruz, Costa Rica; and Boquete, Panama. If you were planning a trip like that, how would you arrange it, so that you get a good taste of your recommended cities in the RETA service? Thanks for any help.
Ronan says: Hi Bailey. Sounds like an amazing trip you're planning.
I can think of a few stops you could make that wouldn't bring you too far off course. For instance, just about an hour along the Pacific coast north of La Cruz is San Juan del Sur in Nicaragua. This is a stop I'd highly recommend. A stunning part of the coast, popular with surfers, and a place where you'll find great value real estate. (A recent edition of Dream Home Digest focused on this area).
Then, while traveling south from La Cruz to Boquete, you'll most likely be taking the coastal highway through Costa Rica. That will take you right through the Southern Zone, the most wildly beautiful and biodiverse region of Costa Rica and a Path of Progress has created some incredible RETA opportunities.
As for the Mexican leg of your journey...well, that depends on how much time you have. If you're coming from the U.S. you could travel down Baja California Sur, taking in Todos Santos, Cabo San Lucas, and San José del Cabo before taking a ferry across to the mainland from La Paz. From there, there are infinite routes you could take towards Tulum. I'd recommend visiting Puerto Vallarta, San Miguel de Allende, Mérida, perhaps Guanajuato. But it's really down to how much time you have. From Tulum, you should also stop by Playa del Carmen and Akumal.
Be sure to check in when you've embarked on your adventure.
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In the center of the beach town of Peniche, on Portugal's Silver Coast, is this three-bed, one-bath, partially remodelled house. There's also a partially fitted kitchen with ceramic floor tiles, the bedrooms have original varnished wooden floors and ceilings, and a small patio outside. The beach is just five minutes away and if you need some big-city action, Lisbon is a less than 90-minute drive from here. This would make for a perfect summer getaway...or rent it when you're not using it.
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