The small town of Pedasí, three miles from the tip of Panama’s Azuero Peninsula, has long drawn folks for its rich marine life. Because the continental shelf drops so fast, so close to shore, you can see whales, dolphins, turtles, or you can fish for tuna from a small boat within sight of land.
“Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.” – Elbert Hubbard International real estate is a serious business. Finding dream homes around the world for my readers is what I do. Homes that will make them money…homes that will give them a place to spend time in a beautiful Read more...: Quirky Homes in Europe
Digging deep into a real estate market takes boots on the ground and rubber on the road. It’s a philosophy I live by. And one that I’ve imparted to my team. As General George S. Patton said, “No good decision was ever made in a swivel chair.” That’s why me and my scouts have been Read more...: Bargains in the Mountains of Italy
As you enjoy a coffee on your rooftop terrace in the early morning, you watch the sun slowly light up the brightly colored homes that blanket the hillside across the valley. Church bells toll. Heading down for breakfast, you pass through the interior courtyard, past the flowing fountain. As you move through your home, you Read more...: Colonial Homes for Profit and Pleasure
Here on Portugal’s Silver Coast, it’s the beaches that first impress. They are long, wild, and sandy—ideal for walkers. In the winter, the world’s surfers gather here to ride waves the size of multi-story buildings. And year-round, golfers come to play among the undulating dunes with their spectacular Atlantic views.
“Don’t let yourself get attached to anything you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you feel the heat around the corner.” ―Robert De Niro in the film, Heat. Great advice if you’re a bank robber. Not so good for relationships. But for real estate investing…it’s gold. You should always Read more...: Bargain Hunting on Portugal’s Silver Coast
Bill Bonner is a man after my own heart. He’s a friend and the founding publisher of International Living (most of you will be familiar with IL, they have been the premier resource for living and retiring overseas for over 40 years). He travels the world nearly as much as I do, he bought a Read more...: Podcast: The Biggest Trends in Real Estate
It was the perfect bolthole. A penthouse condo on the edge of Cotacachi, Ecuador. It had stunning views of the volcano. The sun was always warm and the air fresh. There was space for a big open fire if the nights ever turned chilly. The best part was it came with a price tag of Read more...: Bargain Homes in Peaceful Small-Town Ecuador
My time in Europe is almost at an end. Latin America beckons. In less than two weeks I’ll board a plane in Lisbon and cross the Atlantic to Cancun. And from there I’ll be spending some time in Costa Rica, Panama, and of course at my base in Cabo. But it’s been an eventful summer Read more...: Buying Overseas For Pleasure
According to a survey by the University of Michigan, only 29% of Americans think now is a good time to buy a home. The number hasn’t been this low since 1982. There’s more… In 1982 the rate for a 30-year fixed mortgage was 15.13% compared with just 2.86% today. If it’s so much cheaper to Read more...: Why Now is a Good Time to Buy Overseas