From the Archives of Real Estate

How My Home in Historic Italy Helps Pay for Itself

How My Home in Historic Italy Helps Pay for Itself

When Italy gets under your skin, it's hard to ignore the call of La Dolce Vita (The Sweet Life). The country has enchanted me since I first visited in 1972, and so, in 2003—when life finally allowed—my husband Jim and I bought a home there so could we spend part of every year in the country.

5 Reasons Why You Should Invest in International Real Estate

5 Reasons Why You Should Invest in International Real Estate

International real estate may be the best possible way for investors to amass a fortune over the coming decade. In times of great change and flux, the returns can be stratospheric. Supply, you see, can’t be turned on like a tap. It’s finite in the case of land.

Panama City: A World-Class Destination to Suit Any City-Lover’s Budget

Panama City: A World-Class Destination to Suit Any City-Lover’s Budget

With an impressive skyline that glistens in the midday sun, Panama's capital looks modern and sophisticated. It's not uncommon for me to hear visitors comparing it to other cosmopolitan destinations like London or New York. Of course, with a population of just under 2 million, Panama City is much smaller.

Road Thrills: Low-Cost Living and Million-Dollar Views

Road Thrills: Low-Cost Living and Million-Dollar Views

You wake up in the morning and decide you're tired of the view...so, you pick up and head to another natural beauty spot that takes your fancy. That's your reality when you live full-time in an RV (recreational vehicle). You get to choose your surroundings...and change them with the seasons.