Canary Islands Condos With Ocean Views

Canary Islands Condos With Ocean Views

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February 22, 2021

Did you know there is a region of Spain that boasts a subtropical climate? The summer is long, and the winters are mild. Temperatures rarely rise above 90 F or dip below 60 F any time of year, although there are some microclimates with cooler or warmer weather, depending on factors like slope and elevation. Read more...: Canary Islands Condos With Ocean Views

An Unmissable Deal on Portugal’s Algarve

An Unmissable Deal on Portugal’s Algarve

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February 17, 2021

I’m inviting RETA members to join me on our first-ever virtual Members-Only Scouting Trip (MOST) to Portugal’s Algarve. Right now, this is the next best thing to putting boots on the ground…and toes in the sand…in Europe’s hottest beach destination. The big difference is that when you visit the Algarve as a RETA member—even if Read more...: An Unmissable Deal on Portugal’s Algarve

Greek Island Getaways From $95K

Greek Island Getaways From $95K

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February 15, 2021

There are 6,000 Greek isles dotting the Ionian and Aegean seas, of which 227 are inhabited. They are the birthplaces of ancient gods and mythic heroes. There are ancient Roman and Greek temples, Crusader castles, white-washed villages perched hillside, forest-clad mountains that rise from the sea, once-busy trading ports, fishing villages, and turquoise waters. And, Read more...: Greek Island Getaways From $95K

Crashed by a Mexican Wedding in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Crashed by a Mexican Wedding in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

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February 12, 2021

First come the artists, the writers, then those with money follow… This is a pattern I’ve witnessed time and again in places that undergo gentrification. Artists and creatives find an overlooked town, city, or neighborhood. They move in…make it an exciting place to live…watch as a whole micro economy grows up around them…as old buildings Read more...: Crashed by a Mexican Wedding in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Calculating Risk and Reward in Real Estate

Calculating Risk and Reward in Real Estate

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February 11, 2021

I’m in Lagos, on the western edge of the Algarve, continuing my search for a new base. I’m homeless…rootless…with a couple of suitcases and a husband in tow. I’ve already crossed off Faro and Albufeira. Lagos is more my style, but will it stack up as a more permanent stop? Let’s see… Mornings here start Read more...: Calculating Risk and Reward in Real Estate

Finding the Diamond in the Real Estate Haystack

Finding the Diamond in the Real Estate Haystack

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February 11, 2021

Ping. Buzz. Beep. Check your tech. Ring. Ping. Ting. “You have new messages.” My phone is on the coffee table beside my laptop. I’m standing by my espresso machine looking out at the blue sky above the ocean. I’ll have a coffee before diving back in. Texts, WhatsApps, emails…I have some contacts using Signal now… Read more...: Finding the Diamond in the Real Estate Haystack

Get a 50% Discount on a Dream Property

Get a 50% Discount on a Dream Property

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February 9, 2021

Just over a week ago, I brought Real Estate Trend Alert members a screaming deal on a 2-acre lot with sweeping views over Lake Arenal in Costa Rica. The original asking price was $95,000 for the 2 acres. But we could get it for $49,000… To get an idea of just how beautiful and tranquil Read more...: Get a 50% Discount on a Dream Property

Get €25k to Renovate a €1 home?

Get €25k to Renovate a €1 home?

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February 8, 2021

When I started Real Estate Trend Alert in 2008, it was because I had already tried to find groups like it. I looked everywhere for a club of like-minded folks who—banded together—could negotiate as true insiders on the real estate scene and wield awesome group buying power across the globe. I couldn’t find one…so I Read more...: Get €25k to Renovate a €1 home?