From the Archives of Real Estate

Cali: Colombia’s Undiscovered “City of Eternal Summer”

Cali: Colombia’s Undiscovered “City of Eternal Summer”

I’ve traveled to Cali, which is known as a “City of Eternal Summer” in Colombia, several times over the past seven years. With its low cost of living, a comfortable summer-like climate, undervalued real estate, many things to do nearby, and dependable infrastructure available...

“My Colorful Mexican ‘Hacienda’ Stole my Heart for $155,000”

“My Colorful Mexican ‘Hacienda’ Stole my Heart for $155,000”

Since her early 20s, Joan Whyte has enjoyed buying and renovating houses in her home city of Calgary, Canada, with the view to rent them out. With the rise of property prices in the city she soon realized she could retire in her early 50s, thanks to the good rents pulled in by her three properties.

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

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

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.