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.
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.
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
It’s the middle of “high season” in San Miguel de Allende right now. The expat population of this colonial city in central Mexico swells from January to April as retirees flee winter weather...
You've dreamed of owning your own home in Paris, but realize that you just can't afford it on your budget. But did you realize that numerous historic towns within an hour of Paris are vastly more affordable, and interesting in their own right?
“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
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
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
“Thailand and Taiwan, Germany and Japan, Spain, Italy, and Albania.” Molly Ashby is ticking off the foreign countries she’s lived in. “Best of all…Portugal,” she says.
Chris currently rents a luxury two-bedroom, two-bathroom beach condo overlooking the lagoon for $1,000 a month. “My home is in a beautiful marina with lagoon and sunset views. It’s relatively new and spacious. Every morning I open the curtains and there’s sunshine.”