The $89K Shed

The $89K Shed

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July 28, 2021

This week, my senior researcher Margaret Summerfield has started a new leg of her hunt for a European home. This time she’s on the south coast of England, a diverse coastline of vast forests, rolling hills, dramatic cliffs, quaint hamlets, medieval cities, and buzzing beach towns. While the temperamental oceanic climate keeps this coastline under Read more...: The $89K Shed

Clash of the Titans: The Algarve v the French Riviera

Clash of the Titans: The Algarve v the French Riviera

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July 21, 2021

Each week for the past number of months I’ve been handing this e-letter over to my senior researcher, Margaret Summerfield, as she journeys through Europe is search of her ideal base… She started in the sunny Algarve; taking in Faro, the region’s capital; the wild party town of Albufeira; and the historic town of Lagos, Read more...: Clash of the Titans: The Algarve v the French Riviera

Bargain Homes in the Spanish-Speaking World

Bargain Homes in the Spanish-Speaking World

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July 19, 2021

There are 572 million Spanish speakers in the world, of which 477 million are native speakers. Spanish has the second-most native speakers in the world, after Mandarin, and it’s one of the most studied languages. It’s no surprise it’s so common. Centuries of conquest and colonization spread the language throughout the Americas and beyond—even to Read more...: Bargain Homes in the Spanish-Speaking World

Our Last “Bailout” Deal

Our Last “Bailout” Deal

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July 16, 2021

I’ve just had a Zoom call with Alfredo Aleman, the developer behind our RETA opportunity at Playa Caracol on Panama’s Pacific Riviera… This is where members recently locked down luxury two-bed condos mere steps from Panama’s premier beach, starting from just $144,200. It’s a price that’s absolutely unheard of for a high-end beach community like Read more...: Our Last “Bailout” Deal

The Chic History of Menton, The Pearl of France

The Chic History of Menton, The Pearl of France

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July 15, 2021

The city of Menton on France’s Côte d’Azur is said to have the best weather in France. Temperatures are always a couple of degrees warmer than neighbouring resorts on the Riviera. Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, Menton’s micro-climate lured royal visitors like Empress Eugénie, Queen Victoria, and Edward VII, and wealthy foreigners who stayed Read more...: The Chic History of Menton, The Pearl of France