Panama is attracting more and more expats. They've been mainly drawn to Boquete, where an expat community has been established for about 15 years, but now many are choosing to live in David.
Mexico is a place that I love...particularly the Riviera Maya. I'm sure you've heard me talk about it before. I'd enjoyed the experience of my first visit to this part of the world, but I was keen to explore more during my second visit.
As tourism grows and infrastructure improves, retirees have turned their attention toward Nicaragua. Here, you can get great-value land and property if you get in before the crowds come—think Costa Rica pricing 40 years ago.
Once one of the wealthiest countries in Central America, Nicaragua was rocked by war and economic crisis in recent decades. Now, it's on the path to reclaiming its former status. Tourism is set for a growth boom.
León is a big, majestic city with almost 250,000 citizens, and more when the many universities are in session. Beautiful baroque architecture abounds, with many churches in different stages of refurbishment. Modern coffee shops, healthy food restaurants, international cuisine, theater, art, chic clothes shops, and more await you in León, where this grand city steeped in the past nevertheless presents a modern lifestyle.
In 2006, my financial advisor told me I could never retire in the U.S. I had worked since I was 16, paid into Social Security all my life...yet I would have to work forever. What had happened to the American Dream? Just passed me by I guess.
I haven't always lived in paradise but these days, I do... And so can you for far less than you might think. And, if you don't want to live in paradise full time, you may consider investing in a second home.
Imagine living in a chic, historic European city with a vibrant restaurant scene, a seaside ambience, mild weather, friendly locals, and great (and inexpensive) food and wine. That description fits Porto, Portugal's second-largest city, to a "T." And, after spending time in the city earlier this year, I could definitely imagine living there.
Often, when I’m on the road scouting out real estate, I find myself in the evening sitting and reflecting on what I’ve seen and the opportunities I’ve found. These quiet moments are rare on a scouting trip.
Mexico’s exquisite Caribbean Coast from Cancun south to Tulum is known as the Riviera Maya. It’s here that lush jungles provide homes to small monkeys, dragonish iguanas, and millions of colorful tropical birds.