Big Trends and Real Estate Opportunities for 2021

Big Trends and Real Estate Opportunities for 2021

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December 10, 2020

We have had some incredible buying moments in 2020 as a result of the crisis. From the first days of the crisis it was obvious that the global response to COVID-19 was acting as a massive trend accelerator. It’s created big opportunities whether your goal is to own a bargain dream home in historic Europe for under $100,000 or build...

How I Built My Dream Home in Playa Herradura, Costa Rica for Under $100,000

How I Built My Dream Home in Playa Herradura, Costa Rica for Under $100,000

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July 25, 2020

When I first moved to Costa Rica six years ago, my real estate broker helped me find a cute, new-build, two-bedroom condo in Hermosa Beach for under $100,000. I loved it and lived there for two-and-a-half years but during that time I realized that there were a couple of things that needed to change…

A Beachside Apartment That Pays Its Own Way

A Beachside Apartment That Pays Its Own Way

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July 22, 2020

I’d flown to Uruguay to meet several American expats who’d retired to the small South American country, and as part of that trip I arranged to meet a real estate friend I’ve known for years, Sancho Santayana, who runs 360 Terra International Realty. I wanted to spend a morning touring various apartments in Punta del Este...

Why Now Is a Good Time to Buy in Guatapé, Colombia

Why Now Is a Good Time to Buy in Guatapé, Colombia

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July 14, 2020

When I was doing my check-out trip to Medellín in early 2012, Guatapé was one of my first day trips to the countryside. I had lived on the coast of Maine for 27 years before my decision to move overseas, so I was used to having quick access to water. The lake area in Guatapé is the closest body of water to landlocked Medellín...

Slowly, Sittee River Emerges on the Expat Scene

Slowly, Sittee River Emerges on the Expat Scene

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April 6, 2020

The small country of Belize is quickly developing in many well-known areas, such as the island of Ambergris Caye or the laidback peninsula town of Placencia. As reported in the November 2019 issue of International Living, development on the island of Caye Caulker is opening up new real estate opportunities...