As I write from my living room here in Cork, Ireland, I look up now and again to steal a glimpse of the garden beyond the French doors. At this time of year, it’s a menagerie of wildflowers, butterflies, rustling trees, and lush green grass. Truly idyllic. It’s been wonderful to be on home soil Read more...: Look But Don’t Touch
Can’t decide between France and Italy? Try Menton… The last town on France’s Côte d’Azur before the Italian border is considered one of the region’s best-kept secrets—to this day it remains mostly unknown to North American travelers. The second language here is Italian, and locals switch easily between the two. You can hop the border Read more...: The Real Estate Market in Menton, France
After 458 days of being barred from the European Union, Americans are welcome in the 27 nations of the bloc again for non-essential travel, vaccinated or unvaccinated, no quarantine or COVID test required. Other countries in the world are re-opening too, as they re-emerge from the pandemic and welcome back travelers. Some countries, like Mexico, Read more...: 3 Bargain Homes You Can Visit Right Now
The real estate boom is going global… In the U.S., home prices last month experienced their biggest annual increase in more than two decades… Reuters reports that in Sydney, Australia “houses with crumbling walls, shredded ceilings, and bathrooms and kitchens stripped of fixtures are getting snapped up for millions.” And in Sweden, the booming housing Read more...: The Other Real Estate Boom
Once again, the combined group-buying power of RETA members has pulled off an amazing feat. The response to our Playa del Carmen deal was so huge that I was able to leverage the incredible show of RETA‘s group buying power to get access to additional heavily discounted luxury condos. Our condos come with discounts of Read more...: Along Came a Developer…
In the town of Menton in the South of France they make giant elephants out of lemons… They also make dragons, lions, giraffes, buildings…all to celebrate the town’s most popular export. Menton’s annual Lemon Festival runs each February and requires about 150 tonnes of lemons to complete its art installations. The irony being that a Read more...: Exploring the Jewel in the Crown of the French Riviera
RETA members who invested in Siempre Playa have already been taking delivery. I've heard that some have even rented their places out to the tune of $1,900 per month for a two-bedroom condo.
They say that the reason people in these countries are so satisfied is that they have high quality of life, solid education systems, good infrastructure, extensive paid vacation time, low crime rates, and a relatively prosperous population across the board.
Playa charmed me on that first trip. I've gone back countless times since. Each time, I'm amazed by what's changed: New restaurants, new hotels, new businesses, new faces. And what hasn't changed: The beaches, the high quality of life, the instant appeal of Playa.
Life here is all about the beach. The white sands. The Caribbean waters that are turquoise from a distance and translucent when you get up close and see the gentle waves washing over the shore. Playa has miles of it.