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A Bargain Homestead in Costa Rica For $155,000

A Bargain Homestead in Costa Rica For $155,000

You look out from your terrace over a vast tropical garden. You're surrounded by heliconias and bromeliads in shades of vivid red, bright yellow, orange, and combinations in between, along with orchid blooms. Banana and mango trees are heavy with fruit. It provides the perfect backdrop to a life lived outdoors, thanks to a year-round temperate climate—mid-70s F during the day, cooling off into the 60s F at night.

Low Rents and the Good Life: Why Expats are Enticed by Vietnam

Low Rents and the Good Life: Why Expats are Enticed by Vietnam

Of all the countries in Southeast Asia that I have scouted, Vietnam is the most exciting and the most fascinating. Foreign and alluring, exotic and enticing...I would go back in a heartbeat, live there without hesitation. There's so much more to this country than just its past. I was shocked to find pristine white-sand beaches...astonished to find pine forests amid temperate mountains...

Why This Mexico Spot is More Than Just a Real Estate Play

Why This Mexico Spot is More Than Just a Real Estate Play

Over a decade ago, I first wiggled my toes in the soft white sands of Tulúm, Mexico...felt the warm sunshine on my face as gentle breezes rustled through the palms...and gazed at the gentle turquoise waters. Ever since, this Riviera has held a special place in my heart—so much so that these days I call it home for part of the year.

The Best Neighborhoods to Buy in Peru’s “White City”

The Best Neighborhoods to Buy in Peru’s “White City”

Standing in the middle of Arequipa's central Plaza de Armas, it's hard not to be impressed. The magnificent, centuries-old Basilica Cathedral stretches the entire length of one side of the plaza. Behind it in the distance rise the snow-covered volcanic cones of Misti, Pichu Pichu, and Chachani.