But it's not all Zoom calls. I'm here in Tulum for some old-fashioned boots-on-the-ground scouting. I'm here to take the pulse of one of the fastest-growing markets on my beat, to sit down with developers, meet with architects, and take pitches.
We have had some incredible buying moments in 2020 as a result of the crisis. From the first days of the crisis it was obvious that the global response to COVID-19 was acting as a massive trend accelerator. It’s created big opportunities whether your goal is to own a bargain dream home in historic Europe for under $100,000 or build...
The medieval borgo (village) of Rotecastello is about as close to the geographic center of Italy as you can get, making this home an ideal...
I’m here on Tulum Beach enjoying the Caribbean sunrise and listening to the waves gently lap against the shore. I arrived late yesterday evening from Cabo to stormy weather. The wind howled and whistled through the palm trees and palapas all night. It felt like a tropical camping adventure. Today, it’s a return to paradise. Read more...: $81K in Gains and a Wacky Idea
All property searches should start with your criteria. Make a list of what you want...warm weather...proximity to a town...or a lock-and-leave apartment from which to explore... If “income potential” is on your list, then the search gets really exciting.
Many of these rough diamonds were languishing on the market in the good times...there’s a smaller market for such properties. Now, find the right seller, and you could cut the deal of a lifetime.
What will it be? Island hopping, fishing, paddle boarding…a trip to the city? Perhaps a hike up Cerro Chame mountain and chilling at a waterfall. Or scuba diving in the Pacific’s sparkling cerulean waters. You might allow the day to unfold naturally. Take a virgin Piña Colada under a coconut palm and watch the bronzed Read more...: Playa Caracol: Welcome to the Neighborhood
Growing up in Ireland, I learned about New York City from movies like Coming to America (starring the brilliant Eddie Murphy), Wall Street, and Martin Scorsese’s mafia masterpiece Goodfellas… It was a gritty city where danger and opportunity were intertwined. You could become a millionaire on Wall Street, then get mugged the next block over. Read more...: Welcome to Fear City (Again!)
A few of you have been asking me whether it’s possible to find a home in and around the $100,000 range that’s close to water. The short answer is yes…but there’s a “but.” The thing is, water comes at a premium. It’s scarce and in demand. Depending on where you’re looking, the difference between a Read more...: Waterside Homes From $115K
Generating rental income is also a key profit angle in many of the recommendations I make to Real Estate Trend Alert. We profit by buying in the right place at the right price, locking in phenomenal yields. It’s a play that can ensure you always have income flow and peace of mind, no matter what… Read more...: How to Profit From New Short-Term Rental Demand