Panama City has been my base since January 2007. Prior to that my shortlist included Costa Rica, Mexico, Nicaragua, even Roatan, Honduras...but I chose Panama City. I made the right choice. It's safe and stable and the weather is tropical and gorgeously warm all year round...
This Caribbean island covers less than 19,000 square miles...not quite twice the size of New Hampshire. Popular for decades with Europeans, it’s finally getting the attention it deserves from Americans.
For most folks, the perfect way to start a day is with a stroll on the sand or a dip in the ocean. Owning a beach home so that they can do it every day is at the top of many wish lists. Many people think they can't afford to do that. Understandable: When you take the limited supply of beach property and combine it with strong demand, what do you get? Sky-high sticker prices. But you can still bag a beach bargain in some overseas destinations
Something strange happens when you’re buying property overseas. It happens to cautious folks, wary folks, even savvy folks that are seasoned pros when it comes to buying real estate. It’s something you need to watch out for. It’s getting caught up in the fine details of your contract…and, in doing so, losing sight of the forest for the trees.