My Life in Mexico Costs a Fraction of What it Would in U.S.

My Life in Mexico Costs a Fraction of What it Would in U.S.

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May 19, 2018

Betsy Anne Edmonds has lived full-time in Mexico for nearly 15 years and wouldn’t have it any other way. The native New Yorker’s connection to the country began way back in 1968 when she first visited Acapulco. Mexico City, Guadalajara, and Puerto Vallarta were added to her list in the early ‘70s. While she loved all those cities, when it came to choosing her retirement spot in 2003, Betsy Anne did her homework…

Volcán: Great Value Real Estate in the Chiriquí Highlands from $92,000

Volcán: Great Value Real Estate in the Chiriquí Highlands from $92,000

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May 11, 2018

Volcán has a lot to offer expats looking for a place to live in the Chiriquí highlands. The cooler days and nights, beautiful scenery, and laidback lifestyle are a great attraction. Located an hour from the main city of David and the Pacific Ocean...

How to Find a Long-Term Rental Property in Belize

How to Find a Long-Term Rental Property in Belize

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May 6, 2018

There is a common thread in the conversation that many expats have when they first move to Belize and try to find long-term rentals—it is hard to do. There are many reasons for this, and I’ve experienced them while trying to rent in two of the most popular areas of Belize, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, and Placencia.

Three Facts About Buying Real Estate in Panama…and One Myth

Three Facts About Buying Real Estate in Panama…and One Myth

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May 4, 2018

In the beach hub of Coronado—home to one of Panama’s most active expat communities—you can find apartments from about $190 per square foot and houses from as little as $150. In the cool, breezy mountain destination of Boquete, houses have historically been much more common, but these days apartments are...

3 Top Panama City Neighborhoods You’ll Want to Make Your Home

3 Top Panama City Neighborhoods You’ll Want to Make Your Home

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May 1, 2018

Panama City has been my base since January 2007. Prior to that my shortlist included Costa Rica, Mexico, Nicaragua, even Roatan, Honduras...but I chose Panama City. I made the right choice. It's safe and stable and the weather is tropical and gorgeously warm all year round...