As tax season winds down in the U.S., I’d like to tell you about a place where you’ll actually welcome the taxman… It’s where Real Estate Trend Alert (RETA) members have collectively saved millions, locking in prime beachfront property in the process… In fact, because of a little-known tax code change, RETA members have secured Read more...: Last Chance to Get Your 2021 Tax “Bailout”?
In recent weeks, a number of you have been reaching out for recommendations… “Should I buy in Belize?” “Do you have any thoughts on purchasing property in Cuenca, Spain?” I love reading your questions, and I try to respond to as many as I can. But I also have a question for you: What kind Read more...: What Kind of Real Estate Investor Are You?
“We were going to the Old World to find a new rhythm to our lives.” In his novel, Tender is the Night, F. Scott Fitzgerald recounted the cheap rents, the fast women, and the boozy, jet-set parties that have immortalized the seaside resort town of Juan-les-Pins. During the Jazz Age, F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Read more...: Where Did You Go To, My Lovely?
Narrow, cobblestoned streets lined with brightly colored facades…quaint plazas and leafy parks…soaring churches and cathedrals…shaded courtyards complete with tinkling fountains and grand statues of past heroes… It’s touches like these that have attracted people to live in Latin America’s colonial towns and cities. These “inner city” historic districts were once neglected, as local people with Read more...: Colonial City Bargains
It was a classic Mexico beach restaurant… Palapas. Red plastic chairs and tables sinking in the sand. Lively Latin music in the background. Families and groups of friends at big tables laden with fried fish and cold beers. Plentiful hammocks if you want to take your relaxation to another level. The salty tang of the Read more...: Is Cozumel The Next Stop on the Path of Progress?
It’s party time again in Playa del Carmen. Along famed 5th Avenue, there is a celebratory air among the throngs of people strolling along from morning ‘til late at night, looking for a place to eat, drink, and be merry. They’re singing along with the rock bands…dancing on the tables at the nightclubs…and grooving to Read more...: Party Time in Playa del Carmen, Mexico
When the artist Claude Monet arrived in the seaside town of Antibes in the South of France in the 1880s, he was stunned by what he saw… Azure skies, a landscape filled with rich palettes of pink, turquoise, and purple. An ancient walled town and perfect little beaches. He immortalized it all in his painting Read more...: Why I’ll Pass On This Gentrification Story In Antibes
Language does not have to be an obstacle to traveling or living anywhere in the world. But sometimes it can be nice to converse in your native tongue. A long colonial legacy in the so-called West Indies by the British means that there are several islands in the Caribbean where English is commonly spoken or Read more...: Cheap Homes in English-Speaking Caribbean
Cars, trucks, and scooters whiz by, forcing me to duck away from the trail of dust thrown into the air. I’m here next to the newest road in Tulum. For passing vehicles, this road is now the fastest route to one of the most stunning beaches in the world… But for RETA members, this new Read more...: A Literal “Road to Riches” in Tulum?
The condos are delivered…the first owners have moved in…the units, the pool, the tropical landscaping in the common areas…it all looks great. Yesterday, I took a tour of our Real Estate Trend Alert (RETA) opportunity in Tao Tulum and was very impressed. RETA members had the chance to own a two-bedroom condo here back in Read more...: VIDEO: Six-Figure Gains on These Condos in Tulum