Peaceful Living and a Bargain Home in Costa Rica’s Central Valley

Peaceful Living and a Bargain Home in Costa Rica’s Central Valley

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May 3, 2017

What I love best about living in Atenas, Costa Rica, is how peaceful it is. The capital city of San José is only an hour's drive to the east. But whenever I have to go there, like just the other day, I always breathe out a big sigh of contented happiness when I turn off the highway and onto the main road into Atenas where we live.

Find Your Dream Home in Magical Cotacachi for Under $100,000

Find Your Dream Home in Magical Cotacachi for Under $100,000

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April 24, 2017

If I had magic powers, I would clone the little town of Cotacachi, Ecuador, and transport it to wherever you are right now. That way, you could see for yourself what a wonderful place it is to live. It's a quiet, peaceful, and clean little town where kids can still walk home from school and ride their bikes all over town long into the evening hours.

A Bargain Homestead in Costa Rica For $155,000

A Bargain Homestead in Costa Rica For $155,000

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April 11, 2017

You look out from your terrace over a vast tropical garden. You're surrounded by heliconias and bromeliads in shades of vivid red, bright yellow, orange, and combinations in between, along with orchid blooms. Banana and mango trees are heavy with fruit. It provides the perfect backdrop to a life lived outdoors, thanks to a year-round temperate climate—mid-70s F during the day, cooling off into the 60s F at night.

Tranquil Living, Friendly Neighbors, and a House for $115,000

Tranquil Living, Friendly Neighbors, and a House for $115,000

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April 11, 2017

"I woke up this morning and saw 30 or more horses grazing in the bamboo forest across the street from our home," says Roger Wergin. "How's that for a tranquil retirement view?" Roger and his wife Cyndy feel they made the right decision when they bought a lot and built their three-bedroom, two-bathroom home in a gated community, just a 10-minute walk from the town of Olón, Ecuador

Own Your Piece of Caribbean Island Paradise From $122,000

Own Your Piece of Caribbean Island Paradise From $122,000

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April 5, 2017

The Caribbean island of Roatan, about 40 miles off the coast of mainland Honduras, is well and truly on the expat radar. But that doesn't mean there aren't real estate bargains to be had. Prices here dropped during the housing crash of 2008 but have since leveled off. Plus, due to the devaluing of their dollar, Canadians, a major percentage of buyers on the island, haven't been buying in recent years.