From the Archives of Real Estate

“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.

“We Pushed Past Fear…For the Life We Always Wanted…in Ecuador”

“We Pushed Past Fear…For the Life We Always Wanted…in Ecuador”

Ryan Kelly had worked many years in sales and management. He says, “After doing the grind for so long, I was burnt out and looking for something else to do with my life. When the Ecuador opportunity presented itself, I grabbed on tightly with both hands.”

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...