Stepping out onto my terrace and looking over the large expanse of untouched and wild Atlantic beach is about as majestic as it gets… Indeed, Praia D’El Rey, here on Portugal’s Silver Coast, literally translates to “Beach of the King.” The name is fitting. I have access to an incredible golf course; miles of golden-sand Read more...: Portugal’s Silver Coast Bargains
Pull back the sliding glass door onto my terrace and you’re met with the sound of crashing waves and scent of salty air. Here in Praia D’El Rey, on Portugal’s Silver Coast, I’m about as close to the ocean as one can get. And that’s not an exaggeration. Since this condo was built, new regulations Read more...: How Much is an Ocean View Worth to You?
Sometimes you just want to get away from it all. But rather than a steamy tropical beach, you want cool weather…crisp, clean air…peace and quiet…and panoramic views of natural beauty. A place where the nearest town to buy your groceries or have a meal out is a small village…and limited access makes it hard to Read more...: Highland Retreats for Quiet Living
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