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
Language does not have to be an obstacle to traveling or living anywhere in the world. But sometimes it can be nice to converse in your native tongue. A long colonial legacy in the so-called West Indies by the British means that there are several islands in the Caribbean where English is commonly spoken or Read more...: Cheap Homes in English-Speaking Caribbean
Cars, trucks, and scooters whiz by, forcing me to duck away from the trail of dust thrown into the air. I’m here next to the newest road in Tulum. For passing vehicles, this road is now the fastest route to one of the most stunning beaches in the world… But for RETA members, this new Read more...: A Literal “Road to Riches” in Tulum?
The condos are delivered…the first owners have moved in…the units, the pool, the tropical landscaping in the common areas…it all looks great. Yesterday, I took a tour of our Real Estate Trend Alert (RETA) opportunity in Tao Tulum and was very impressed. RETA members had the chance to own a two-bedroom condo here back in Read more...: VIDEO: Six-Figure Gains on These Condos in Tulum
4,800 miles away someone is swinging a sledgehammer at my €410,000 luxury condo. Under different circumstances that might be cause for concern. But, as it stands, I couldn’t be more excited… That’s because when they’re done, my condo will to be worth a handsome six figures more. As you may know, last year I bought Read more...: Remodeling: Is That Facelift Worth It?
Personally, I like to live at the beach…where I can work and relax with a view of the water and sounds of crashing waves. But for others, the pull of big city life is strong. They’re drawn by the plethora of arts and culture, fine dining…the feeling of being in the center of the action Read more...: Cheap City Pads Around The World
Recently, I told RETA members about a chance to lock down ocean-view lots ahead of a Path of Progress starting from just $579 per month. Our opportunity is on Uruguay’s Atlantic coast, in a place some folks call the “Hamptons of South America.” Think cream-colored beaches, lagoons, nature reserves… If you’re a RETA member, you Read more...: A Down-and-Dirty Way to Profit in Uruguay