Dedicated oenophiles might take vacations to the wine country; invest in special refrigerators that mimic the conditions of traditional wine cellars; or have that very special bottle that is aged for years until it reaches its full potential. But the ultimate for any wine lover would be to live among the vineyards.
Back in 1965, The Mamas and Papas released the single “California Dreamin'” and cemented the idea of The Golden State as a place of sunshine, surf, and the good life. But while California still has plenty of sunshine and surf, in recent years rising costs of living and sky-high property prices have taken a lot Read more...: California Dreamin’ in Portugal
The romance of owning a home in Europe is undeniable. The thoughts of waking up in the morning and stepping out your door to the scents of baking pastries and the sounds of bicycle bells as your European neighbors fly past on their way to cafés or art studios… Of course, not all of European Read more...: Romantic European Getaways
For some time, I’ve been captivated by images I’ve seen on Instagram of empty golden-sand beaches on little cliff-lined bays…the views you get from homes and condos perched on steep hillsides overlooking the glittering Pacific…in a low-key Mexican beach community called Huatulco. That’s saying a lot considering where my winter base is… My point is Read more...: This Mexican Beach Town Is a Hidden Gem
Mexico is one of the most popular expat destinations in the world. Due to its large size (it’s about three times the size of Texas), it has a location for every taste. World class cities…rural villages…funky beach towns…charming colonial spots. You can enjoy heat, humidity, and sea breezes on the coast. Temperate climates in the Read more...: City, Mountain, and Sea Homes in Mexico
Never send an algorithm to do a scout’s work. There’s a reason why I spend six months a year traveling the world, putting boots on the ground…and why my team and I spend over a million dollars a year on scouting and researching real estate. We do it because, well, there is no other way Read more...: 4 Lessons from a Real Estate Disaster
Looking for a dream home overseas is lots of fun. Picking your location…researching listings…figuring out where in the neighborhood your local café for your morning coffee and pastry is located. It’s an exciting process. But, and not to put too much of a downer on it, there is also a very practical side to all Read more...: Your Real Estate Questions Answered
Its churches are masterpieces of Baroque architecture. The colonial-era mansions pressing in upon its cobbled lanes and shady plazas hide flower-filled courtyards with tinkling fountains. Bougainvillea cascades down pastel-colored walls in the town’s historic heart, which is compact, walkable, and strictly protected by a raft of regulations. San Miguel de Allende was once among the Read more...: Is This the Best Small City in the World?
There are plenty of islands in Europe where you get warm weather for much of the year, attractive coastlines, and a range of amenities like water sports, seaside restaurants, and other fun in the sun. You can head to charming seaside villages where life remains much as it has for centuries…or full-service resorts packed with vacationers.
I’m very much a beach person. I love the sound of the waves crashing into the sand…an early morning walk along the beach clears my head and sets me up for the day ahead. And you’ve probably heard me say, when I’m looking for an overseas property for myself (in other words, not an investment Read more...: Bargain Homes With Pools Around the World