Greetings from seat 1F on flight AM 523 from Cancun to Mexico City. I’ll be home in Cabo in time to see the dramatic fireball Pacific sunset. It’s been a whirlwind of a trip… Honestly, I’m lost for words. COVID meant I hadn’t been to the Riviera Maya since February. In that time, during a Read more...: The Best of 2020 (Part 1)
We’ve seen a deluge of emails coming into our “questions and comments” inbox of late. Keep them coming! I try to respond to as many as I can. It’s actually a great way to pass the time while on a flight…and I’m just about to get on a plane back to Cabo. Email you questions Read more...: VIDEO: Ronan Answers Your Questions
When I first visited the Zona Dorada it wasn't much to look at—mostly empty lots protected by signage and advertising boarding. It's a tiny rectangle on the city's map—just five blocks by four. The location was key. It's in the heart of the city. Close to the beach and the hustle and bustle of fifth avenue, but away from the noise.
But it's not all Zoom calls. I'm here in Tulum for some old-fashioned boots-on-the-ground scouting. I'm here to take the pulse of one of the fastest-growing markets on my beat, to sit down with developers, meet with architects, and take pitches.
My point is, be more open when you're considering what property to buy. Just because something has been used as office space for generations doesn't mean it has to stay that way.
The medieval borgo (village) of Rotecastello is about as close to the geographic center of Italy as you can get, making this home an ideal...
I’m here on Tulum Beach enjoying the Caribbean sunrise and listening to the waves gently lap against the shore. I arrived late yesterday evening from Cabo to stormy weather. The wind howled and whistled through the palm trees and palapas all night. It felt like a tropical camping adventure. Today, it’s a return to paradise. Read more...: $81K in Gains and a Wacky Idea
What will it be? Island hopping, fishing, paddle boarding…a trip to the city? Perhaps a hike up Cerro Chame mountain and chilling at a waterfall. Or scuba diving in the Pacific’s sparkling cerulean waters. You might allow the day to unfold naturally. Take a virgin Piña Colada under a coconut palm and watch the bronzed Read more...: Playa Caracol: Welcome to the Neighborhood
Growing up in Ireland, I learned about New York City from movies like Coming to America (starring the brilliant Eddie Murphy), Wall Street, and Martin Scorsese’s mafia masterpiece Goodfellas… It was a gritty city where danger and opportunity were intertwined. You could become a millionaire on Wall Street, then get mugged the next block over. Read more...: Welcome to Fear City (Again!)
A few of you have been asking me whether it’s possible to find a home in and around the $100,000 range that’s close to water. The short answer is yes…but there’s a “but.” The thing is, water comes at a premium. It’s scarce and in demand. Depending on where you’re looking, the difference between a Read more...: Waterside Homes From $115K