Consistently rated as one of the top places in the world to retire, Cuenca is often referred to as the jewel of Ecuador. As you stroll the old cobblestone streets, marvel at the historic Spanish architecture, admire the grandeur of its colonial churches and houses adorned with wrought-iron balconies, you'll know you've arrived someplace special.
As the housing market in David continues to grow with the city's current population of over 163,000 residents, there is now a housing shortage. Recent analysis suggests that over 60,000 new homes are expected to be built in the next two years in areas just outside of David to accommodate the shortage.
I'd heard what people said about Salinas before I visited. "It kind of looks like Ecuador's version of Miami." I didn't take much notice of it. After all, how could a little beach city in Ecuador, almost 2,000 miles away from Florida, look anything like Miami?
Imagine waking up in your mountaintop paradise to the fog rolling in from the ocean, watching the sun rise and set with all the vibrant colors of the rainbow, and eagles circling the cobalt blue sky above you, while you enjoy the serenity of your new home.
I admit it. I'm a country girl at heart and sometimes the call of the green acres of the countryside draws me to the outskirts of Cuenca, Ecuador. I can enjoy the scent of pine trees; the sapphire-blue skies that melt into darkness with the sun setting over the Andes Mountains, and gaze up at the stars.
When I first went to Fiji, I was a little ambivalent about it. I was part of a group of travel agents on an educational trip sent there to check it out for clients back home. We spent most of the time in Denarau, visiting the popular tourist resorts.
This morning, I woke up to a payment of $3,500. Of course, not every day is payday, but when they happen a few times a month, it makes for a happy checking account. Just a few years ago, owning a vacation rental wasn't easy.
Whenever we arrive at our own tropical paradise, we look forward to the first morning when our lack-of-schedule beach routine starts. My wife, Brenda, and I take an early-morning stroll down the main thoroughfare.
You might not be familiar with the little beach town of Las Terrenas on the Caribbean island of the Dominican Republic. That's understandable. For a long time, it stayed off the radar of most North Americans.
The significant and ongoing strengthening of the U.S. dollar against the Mexican peso continues to make the purchase of real estate very attractive in Mexico. One location, in particular, is maintaining its steady growth with excellent opportunities.