How to Find a Long-Term Rental Property in Belize

How to Find a Long-Term Rental Property in Belize

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May 6, 2018

There is a common thread in the conversation that many expats have when they first move to Belize and try to find long-term rentals—it is hard to do. There are many reasons for this, and I’ve experienced them while trying to rent in two of the most popular areas of Belize, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, and Placencia.

Three Facts About Buying Real Estate in Panama…and One Myth

Three Facts About Buying Real Estate in Panama…and One Myth

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May 4, 2018

In the beach hub of Coronado—home to one of Panama’s most active expat communities—you can find apartments from about $190 per square foot and houses from as little as $150. In the cool, breezy mountain destination of Boquete, houses have historically been much more common, but these days apartments are coming online, both in Boquete and the neighboring city of David. I’ve seen prices as low as $83 per square foot in this region.

A 6-Bedroom Home Near Seville, Spain for Less Than $200,000

A 6-Bedroom Home Near Seville, Spain for Less Than $200,000

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May 2, 2018

Seville, in southern Spain, has become the darling of more than just the tourism circuit, and with good reason. It’s a warm city, both in terms of climate and the openness of its people, and it’s beautiful on the surface, and deep in tradition. In the last decade, Southern Spain’s de facto and cultural capital Read more...: A 6-Bedroom Home Near Seville, Spain for Less Than $200,000

$58,000 Bought Us a Slice of Peaceful Paradise in Costa Rica

$58,000 Bought Us a Slice of Peaceful Paradise in Costa Rica

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March 16, 2018

“When the time is right, things just fall into place. And you just go with the flow.” That’s what Dale and Jessica Hill said about their unanticipated retirement move to Costa Rica. They had come to visit friends who had the “crazy” idea to retire to Costa Rica three years earlier. Dale and Jessica were Read more...: $58,000 Bought Us a Slice of Peaceful Paradise in Costa Rica

Insider Tips to Finding a Place to Live in Mexico

Insider Tips to Finding a Place to Live in Mexico

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March 15, 2018

Figuring out the secrets for anything, the unknown tricks that can make life easier…the shortcuts, the hacks…those are the things that bring a smile to my face. Here are a few of the things that made our move to Cancun much smoother… Perhaps the most important thing you can do to prepare for your new Read more...: Insider Tips to Finding a Place to Live in Mexico

For Just $900 I Bought My Own Piece of Pura Vida

For Just $900 I Bought My Own Piece of Pura Vida

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March 12, 2018

The words “pioneer” and “frontier” usually evoke images of 1800s homesteaders. However, that’s not always the case…there are modern day pioneers throughout lesser-known “frontier” land. Karen Davies is a prime example. Her experience of moving from Oregon, U.S. to Costa Rica read like a 19th century novel. Born and raised in southern New Jersey, she Read more...: For Just $900 I Bought My Own Piece of Pura Vida