“The Best Caribbean Real Estate Values I’ve Seen…”

“The Best Caribbean Real Estate Values I’ve Seen…”

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September 19, 2012

Turquoise waters wash empty white-sand beach. Palm trees sway and rustle in the breeze. These sands haven’t been manicured or manufactured. They sit the way nature sculpted them… littered with coconuts. A hammock in the shade is for afternoon dozing. Friends gather for cold drinks at sunset at one of the brightly painted buildings that cluster on one part of the beach.

Property in Santa Fe, Panama from $45,000

Property in Santa Fe, Panama from $45,000

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July 21, 2012

In Panama’s Veraguas Province, Santa Fe looks exactly as a Central American village should. After the modern skyline of Panama City—a shock if you were expecting to encounter the Third World—Santa Fe is a relief. The "real" Panama. Ah, yes, here it is. And here, it exists in its most exemplary form. The prettiest mountain views and the most welcoming people. The "best-of-both-worlds" climate…

3 Oceans, 3 Beach Homes – All Under $100,000

3 Oceans, 3 Beach Homes – All Under $100,000

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July 12, 2012

If you ever wanted to retire to the beach, or buy a second home on the water, now is the time to act. Prices in certain desirable markets are low right now. But they won’t stay that way for long... The wide white-sand beaches of North-East Brazil stretch for hundreds of miles. The beach towns and fishing villages along this coast are popular with international tourists and Brazilian visitors...

The Little-known Stretch of the French Riviera

The Little-known Stretch of the French Riviera

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July 3, 2012

Although southern France comes with a medieval legacy of troubadour poets, I never expected to see a poetry shop. But there's one in the harbor town of Cassis. Framed and written on marbled paper, there are over 4,000 poems on love, life and friendship to choose from. Dominated by a fortress castle and with a back garden of vineyards, Cassis is the unhyped Riviera...

Rent on the Coast in Spain from $508 a Month

Rent on the Coast in Spain from $508 a Month

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May 8, 2012

A blue sky, blue-water scene is unremarkable in the tropics. But this is Europe. I’m in southern Spain, on Murcia’s Costa Cálida—the "warm coast." Whoever thought up the name wasn’t exaggerating. Summer temperatures soar above 90 F, and there’s an annual dose of at least 320 days of sunshine. On the coast, spacious furnished rentals are $508 to $635 monthly.

The World’s Best Real Estate Markets in 2012

The World’s Best Real Estate Markets in 2012

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March 27, 2012

In this Global Real Estate Index, you’ll find listed the 27 places in the world today that boast the most attractive, and potentially lucrative, real estate opportunities. Each of these places has something special to recommend it…some attribute you won’t find elsewhere. Those that top the list hold the most profit potential right now. Those at mid-table and below are ones to watch.