Angela's tip if you're thinking of buying property like her and her husband is to start by looking at existing homes. "You can find fixer-uppers in the $70,000 and $80,000 range. Lots start at around $45,000," she says.
Perhaps you’ve noticed it. A lot of the literature about expats in Panama is so very rose-tinted. “Why is that?” you may wonder. “Why don’t people spend more time talking about the challenges and the downsides?” Talk to any expat in Panama and you’re likely to find that, despite any negative experiences, the good outweighs the bad. Read more...: What’s Bad About Panama?
My love affair with Colombia began after only my third day in the country. Now, you might think that I am being a bit dramatic...
Colombia has been off the radar of foreigners due to its past troubles. Now, it's taking its rightful place.
Chiang Mai is a city of temples, art, and the rich Lanna culture of northern Thailand. It's also my home, and the home of tens of thousands of other retirees...
Let's start with the obvious here. Cuenca is awesomely stunning. Known for its 15th- and 16th-century Spanish-colonial architecture it's a historic gem. No wonder it's a UNESCO World Heritage city.
I blame International Living. My wife Rita and I have always enjoyed travel, and we both had jobs that could be done from the road...
I can remember being new to Panama City. It could be incredibly frustrating...and at the same time, incredibly fun. I got lost a lot...that's how I learned
Ten years after that initial purchase, we sold our family home, invested the money and live off the interest here in Chiang Mai. The two condos provide part of our income stream.
If you're looking to invest in a ﬁxer-upper in Phnom Penh, then the best neighborhoods to target are the Central Business District (CBD) or the Riverside.