I never get tired of the view from my stone-walled terrace in Basilicata, Italy. My little 300-year-old casa is built on the edge of town and overlooks fields of grain and grazing sheep—their bells tinkling as they meander the hillside across from us.
As a consultant to large corporations, I work with clients who ask for and use my expert advice to make important decisions. My wife, Abbe, also is a consultant to people who use her help to move.
One of the biggest reasons expats move to Panama is the cost of living. I can include myself in that group. Most expats I know have moved to Panama because of the affordability of maintaining the lifestyle they want.
I’m going to be completely honest: I’m a little hesitant to write this. I’ve discovered a gem of a destination that has completely captured my soul…and I’m not sure I want to share it with the world.
In 2006, my husband, Bryan, and I decided we wanted a different lifestyle in a different locale. Italy had long been a favorite holiday spot and with each visit we imagined what it would be like to live there.
While most people in Canada are bundling up against the cold right now…and preparing for or enduring heavy snowfall and treacherous ice…Canadians Brian and Janette Sullivan are enjoying the temperate, weather of Cotacachi, Ecuador.
On Costa Rica’s central Pacific coast is one of the country’s most visited tourist destinations. And it’s popular with expats too. It’s called Manuel Antonio, and its white-sand beaches, wildlife-filled jungle, and dramatic scenery of mountains looming over the blue ocean is the stuff of postcards.
I love living in David, the capital of the Chiriquí province, so much so that I have never considered moving anywhere else. David has a population of 164,000, making it feel like a small city with nice friendly locals that’s easy to get around, but also with all the amenities of a larger city.
Beautiful Arequipa… This 500-year-old city is steeped in magnificent colonial architecture, built from glistening white volcanic rock and bathed in sunshine for more than 300 days every year.
In the February edition of Real Estate Trend Alert Insider, Ronan chats to his contact on the ground in the Caribbean beach town of Placencia, Boris Mannsfeld. Boris talks about his past investments here, how he has profited, and how he intends on investing here in the future.