Opportunity to Profit on Mexico’s Caribbean Coast

Opportunity to Profit on Mexico’s Caribbean Coast

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August 20, 2015

Mexico is set to become a developed country in the coming decades. We can benefit most from this economic transformation in the beach city of Playa del Carmen. Playa del Carmen, a veritable boom town today, is already a well-recognized name among tourists. But today it’s becoming something more than just a hot spot for travelers.

Rent in Thailand’s “Rose of the North” For $500 a Month

Rent in Thailand’s “Rose of the North” For $500 a Month

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August 14, 2015

Sipping my locally grown coffee on the sun-drenched balcony of my house in Chiang Mai, Thailand, I sometimes have to pinch myself. It’s a far cry from the numbing cold myself and my wife Nancy endured during our many winters in the interior of British Columbia. Chopping firewood, shoveling snow, and piling on four layers of clothing...I don't miss any of it.

Romantic Europe for Under $150,000

Romantic Europe for Under $150,000

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August 4, 2015

A cobbled square, an outdoor café, a sky full of stars. Vincent van Gogh’s Café Terrace At Night is laden with the romance of place—I always want to step into the picture and sit at one of the tables…drink a glass or two of wine…join the patrons in idle conversation. Van Gogh painted the picture during his time in Arles—a small city in Provence in the sunny south of France.

A Grand 17th-Century Townhome for $180,000 in the Alentejo

A Grand 17th-Century Townhome for $180,000 in the Alentejo

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July 2, 2015

I’m a cynic. I’ve traveled enough and read enough about travels to firmly doubt most things. Like my grandpa used to say: “Believe none of what you hear and only half of what you see.” But I’ve seen the light. That is, I’ve seen the rose-hued glow of an Alentejo sky and it really does Read more...: A Grand 17th-Century Townhome for $180,000 in the Alentejo

Buy from $70,000 in the ”Oxford” of Portugal

Buy from $70,000 in the ”Oxford” of Portugal

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July 2, 2015

You step from your dining room onto a large balcony. It’s warm out—short-sleeves only—and the sun is dipping behind forest-clad mountains. Cut-stone steps lead down to your cobbled courtyard and from there your split-level garden. Your orchard’s looking good: Lemon, fig, olive, avocado, and cherry trees laden with fruit. Maybe now’s the time to fire Read more...: Buy from $70,000 in the ”Oxford” of Portugal

A Tropical Beach Home for One-Third of the U.S. Price

A Tropical Beach Home for One-Third of the U.S. Price

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July 2, 2015

Costa Rica’s northern Pacific is a place where you often might be one of a dozen people on the beach. It’s laidback and on a reasonable scale. Small villages. Quiet resort towns. Manageable. Lots of trees and natural areas. Not crowded. The level of development, though increasing, is still very small. And the attention development Read more...: A Tropical Beach Home for One-Third of the U.S. Price