I Bought My Beach Townhouse in Tamarindo, Costa Rica For $85,000 Cash

I Bought My Beach Townhouse in Tamarindo, Costa Rica For $85,000 Cash

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October 4, 2017

When Chicagoan John Marrero started his international house hunt in Costa Rica in 2013, he had tropical villa dreams in mind. Maybe Spanish style, a tropical landscape, maybe an ocean view. “I originally planned to put $100,000 down on a place...

A City View Condo For $166,000…the Zero-Stress Lifestyle is Free

A City View Condo For $166,000…the Zero-Stress Lifestyle is Free

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October 3, 2017

I’m sitting at a pub eating proper U.K.-style fish and chips, sipping a local microbrew, and watching the beautiful people (and cars) go by. This is Panama City, so it’s lovely and warm. It was clear skies all afternoon so, as soon as the clock hit 5 p.m., I headed out for a bit of sun and social time.

“Indulging Our Wanderlust and an Early Retirement in Ecuador”

“Indulging Our Wanderlust and an Early Retirement in Ecuador”

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September 25, 2017

Travel and adventure have been part of Tina and Keith Paul's 32-year marriage from the beginning. "I was fortunate to get a lot of vacation time each year, so our family traveled a lot," says Keith. "We owned a large RV and traveled all but three states in the U.S."...

Surf, Sun, and a $92,000 Second Home by the Beach in Costa Rica

Surf, Sun, and a $92,000 Second Home by the Beach in Costa Rica

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September 18, 2017

Cheryl Stinson always dreamt of learning to surf. When a Google search result came up for Witch’s Rock Surf Camp in Tamarindo, Costa Rica, not only did her dream come true, it also turned out to be the start of a new sunny chapter for the Ottawa native...

“Our Property Taxes Are So Low, We Pay For Five Years at a Time”

“Our Property Taxes Are So Low, We Pay For Five Years at a Time”

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August 23, 2017

Mark Baker and his wife, Jacqueline, learned how to adapt to living overseas during his career in the U.S. Army. "We lived in Western Europe, Central Europe, and Scandinavia," says Jackie. "The exposure to different cultures provided us with an appreciation...