A Little Mountain Town in Panama You’ve Never Heard Of…

There’s a little mountain town in the interior of Panama where you can still buy a home or a large parcel of land next to a gurgling river.

It’s likely this land will have waterfalls and hiking trails on it… you’ll see wild parrots and toucans and flowers of every tropical variety and color.

The tall grass waving in the breeze will be so green, it would make even the Irish envious… and be so fertile that a broken tree branch stuck into the ground will soon sprout and blossom into a full-grown shade tree.

You’ve probably never heard of this little town… but you will soon, mark my words. It’s only a few hours from Panama City, from where I am writing to you today. Leave here after breakfast and you’ll be in this idyllic village in time for a nap before lunch.

There’s also a small beach town in Panama that you’ve probably never heard of… but where you can still buy a home on a long stretch of beach, and pay very little for it. Few expats live here, yet it’s less than an hour from an airport. And about the same distance from Panama’s most popular expat locale.

If you were to live here, you could sit on your terrace and watch whales playing with their offspring—this is where they come to give birth. You can see sailfish flipping and diving in the vast blue ocean in front of you. The ocean floor here is 800 feet down, and the fishing is the best in Panama…

I’m Suzan Haskins, reporting from International Living’s 2013 Fast-Track Panama: Lifestyle and Opportunity Conference in Panama City.

I’ll dispense with the pleasantries (though there are many here in Panama) and get right down to business…

At International Living’s 2013 Fast-Track Panama: Lifestyle and Opportunity Conference we drilled down into the nitty-gritty details that can make or break your experience here (which included some very entertaining, laugh-out-loud moments).

Before I get to those, let me share some of the serious, need-to-know, potentially money-saving, money-making information that was revealed —particularly about the various real estate markets in Panama. (As you may know, Panama real estate prices remain among the lowest in Latin America, and quality is HIGH.)

International real estate expert Margaret Summerfield took the stage twice at the conference—first to offer up an insider’s overview of Panama’s real estate opportunities and then to share her hard-earned tips and strategies for protecting your real estate investment.

Margaret has been living and working in Panama  for many years now… and she’s been keeping her eagle eye on this market for even longer. No one knows the ins and outs of Panama’s various local real estate markets better than she does.

Why should you avoid—at all costs—pre-construction projects in Panama right now? Margaret gave us the skinny. She told us exactly what not to buy—just as important as knowing what we should buy, right? Margaret shared her inside line on that, too.

There hasn’t really been a real estate crash here, she says. But there are some real estate fire sales and Margaret pointed us directly to them.

Margaret’s most valuable advice, though, came in the form of her “11 Tips” list.

Word to the wise: Do not buy or rent in Panama without these tips and strategies.

Here’s just a sample of Margaret’s “Panama Smart Real Estate Buying/Renting 101” primer:

  • If you do nothing else, get the right attorney working on your behalf. Margaret explained how to choose one, the four traits they absolutely must have—and where to find one that meets all these criteria.


  • What you don’t know about title insurance can come back to bite you. What issues are not covered by title insurance? Margaret outlined six exclusions—knowing what these are can save you from a world of hurt.


  • There are three issues that absolutely must be addressed in your sales contract. And five steps that must not be neglected during your title search.

Did you know that the number of legal permits required for real estate projects in practically every country has recently increased? What are the five permits, approvals and processes you must verify? Margaret covered it all… She explained how to perform your own due diligence on any real estate agent or developer you meet, how to ensure you won’t get the shaft from your neighbors, how to protect your escrow money, and more, more, more.

When Harry Met Sally: “I’ll Have What He’s Having.”

It happens every time. After Harry Hunt wraps up his presentation about his life in the highland town of Boquete, where he lives part-time (he also spends time in that sleepy little beach town I mentioned earlier), he is mobbed by attendees in the foyer or exhibit hall.

“I want your life,” one of the women (let’s call her Sally) invariably says. And Harry, of course, proceeds to explain just how easy it is do what he’s done. It’s the same advice he gives in his presentation.

Harry talked at length about his home in Boquete and his home at the beach and told us why he is so happy… giddy, really… about his “life in paradise.”

I’ll sound silly if I try to recap the conversation for you. You must hear Harry tell it himself.

But as you know if you’ve read my other reports, you can listen in for yourself when you reserve your 2013 Fast Track Panama Package—at one-sixth the price!

We’re recording every one of the conference presentations—if you couldn’t be here in Panama with us, this is the next best thing.

Harry said something today, in fact, that made me realize how very valuable this 2013 Fast-Track Panama Package is. When you move to Panama, he said, having trustworthy resources is worth its weight in gold. He specifically mentioned attorney Rainelda Mata-Kelly.

“Whatever you do in Panama,” he said, “Use Rainelda. She’s honest and she’s the best.”

And Harry should know. He tried out other attorneys, he confided later, and found that “escrow, in Spanish, apparently means brand new Mercedes.”

All joking aside, Harry says that Rainelda “will save you thousands of dollars and a lot of frustration. If that matters to you, don’t use anyone else.”

Rainelda, of course, is an integral part of every International Living conference in Panama. At our conferences, she has spelled out various residency visa options, including how to qualify for the Pensionado visa—the World’s #1 Retirement Program. She is an expert  on tax obligations in Panama (there are very few, but it’s important to know what they are), and she can share all the nitty gritty details of how to purchase real estate in Panama and how to finance it.

Yes, you can get a mortgage in Panama…but there are some things you need to know to make the process easier and ensure your chances of success. Rainelda knows all the details.

Every Panama Option Laid Bare

Now… one more thing about Rainelda. Attorneys in Panama don’t charge the rates of U.S. attorneys… but if you schedule an appointment with Rainelda at her office to go over these details, you may find yourself paying for a couple of hours of her time.

I’d suggest, instead, you first listen to the recordings included in the 2013 Fast-Track Panama Package. It’s the fastest and most cost-effective way to quickly get up to speed about your options in Panama. (And there are many.) Rainelda’s contact information is included so you can ask her all your follow-up questions. In fact, you’ll know exactly what to ask…

How Can You Get Your Hands On these Tips and Secrets?

As you can see, there’s far too much information being shared here at the conference for me to include in an e-mail. But I’m just one person —and there are 36 presentations here—so what I’m sharing is really just the tip of the iceberg.)

If you’ve an interest in Panama (or as conference emcee Dan Prescher says, you just want to be able to cross it off your list with impunity), you need access to the information being shared over these three jam-packed days in Panama.

So you couldn’t be here? That doesn’t mean you have to be left out.

There’s a way for you to quickly get up to speed with every one of the solutions, secrets, good-value ideas, money-making techniques, wealth-protection details, retirement recommendations, real estate advice and contacts, and everything else our attendees are gathering here live at the Fast-Track Panama: Lifestyle and Opportunity Conference…

The Next-Best Thing to Being Here

You can have all of it… and for a fraction of what the folks here in person spent to be in this room with us in Panama…

What else can you learn from our insider expertise?

Winton Churchill is the creator of a system that guides you to creating an income-earning online consultancy—using the career experience you already possess. (By the way, Winton guarantees results. If you’re looking for a way to fund your life overseas, you don’t want to miss what he has to say.)

Attorney Josh Bennett shares information about protecting your hard-earned assets through (perfectly legal) offshore shelters and investments.

Architect and builder Carlos Duncan—in his affable and always entertaining way— explains how to build your dream home in Panama. (His photos will have you drooling…)

Ernesto Orillac of the Panama Tourism Board—explains why tourism in Panama is growing faster than just about any other country in Latin America. If you move here, your family will definitely want to visit when they learn about the world-class birdwatching, fishing, diving, snorkeling, surfing, and more…

And of course, International Living editor Jessica Ramesch took us on a virtual tour of the highland province of Chiriqui (and the popular enclaves of Boquete, Volcan, and Cerro Punta) and the Arco Seco—the Dry Arc—Panama’s sunniest beach area, which begins just an hour outside Panama City.

Ready to learn more? Here’s how you can:

We’re putting together a complete package of nearly everything that’s happening at this event. We’re making audio recordings of all 36 of the presentations.

(Those laugh-out-loud moments I mentioned? You must hear expat Stephen Johnson talk about the pleasures and challenges of living in Panama. Let’s just say that after four years now, he’s still living it… and laughing… about some of the cultural “nuances”… and we were laughing right along with him.)

We’re also making copies of the handouts, PowerPoint and visual presentations. And you get the complete dossier we handed to each attendee when they arrived here in Panama City for the Fast-Track Panama: Lifestyle and Opportunity Conference. You get everything but a cup of muy rico Panamanian coffee (best in the world, by the way) or a Seco cocktail. (And if we could figure out how to send you those, we would!)

We call it our 2013 Fast Track Panama Package. And we guarantee it will help you fast track your plans of moving to… or investing in… Panama.

Right Now, You Can Reserve the 2013 Fast Track Panama Package at the Lowest Price Available

The full price to attend this sold-out event was $1,095—but you can secure a copy of the 2013 Fast Track Panama Package for only $199… a mere fraction of what attendees paid to join us here in Panama City in person.

And to sweeten the deal, we’re throwing in a $100 voucher toward the nextLive and Invest in Panama Seminar. Use it to attend next year’s live program (or any future International Living event you may be interested in).

But this is a limited-time offer only.

Once the 2013 Fast Track Panama Package is available for download and the initial orders have been placed, we’ll increase the price to $349.

Yet right now, you can save big. And the discounted price includes:

  • Audio recordings of all our Panama experts’ presentations
  • Copies of all hand-outs and slideshows
  • Plus a special bonus report, titled: Rescue Your Retirement in Panama: a Step-By-Step Guide to Living Better and Lowering Your Costs (This report is only available to conference attendees and to you…when you order the 2013 Fast-Track Panama Package.)
  • And a $100 voucher toward any of our future conferences anywhere, any time. There is no expiration date on this voucher!

All this intelligence and resources are yours today for just $199 when you reserve your copy now by completing our secure online form for the 2013 Fast Track Panama Package.

Reserve Your Recordings Here Now to Save $150.

But remember, we’ll only offer this low price until we have the recordings ready to deliver to you. At that point… the price goes up, and we’ll charge the full $349.

Point is: There won’t be a more affordable time to reserve your copy. This special conference discount is only available until we’re ready to deliver the recordings to you.

After that, we’ll charge the list price.I’ll send the information about how to obtain your 2013 Fast Track Panama Package as soon as we’re finished making copies of the recordings, the handouts, the PowerPoint presentations, etc.

If These Insider Tips and Solutions Don’t Work for You, You Get A Full Refund

This is your best (and best-value) chance to fulfill your dreams in Panama, whether you’re looking to:

  • Enjoy a comfortable, secure (and utterly relaxing) retirement
  • Own a second home in exciting Panama City, on the beach, or in Panama’s glorious mountainous countryside
  • Start that business you’ve been dreaming about, or
  • Successfully invest in one of the world’s most attractive retirement havens…

As I mentioned earlier, we guarantee that the information in our 2013 Fast Track Panama Package will help you make your Panama dreams come true…whatever they are. If you don’t agree, we’ll return every penny you paid.

You have nothing to lose: You can call us at any time in the next 30 days and tell us the information didn’t help you. (Or don’t tell us anything. Just ask for your money back.) We’ll give you back your $199. And your $100 voucher, good toward any future event, is still yours to keep.

So if you serious about tapping into the opportunities still available in the hidden, affordable Panama, I urge you to reserve your 2013 Fast Track Panama Package now, right here.

Find out more about the 2013 Fast Track Panama Package now, right here.

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