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Why I’ll Pass On This Gentrification Story In Antibes

Why I’ll Pass On This Gentrification Story In Antibes

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May 5, 2021

When the artist Claude Monet arrived in the seaside town of Antibes in the South of France in the 1880s, he was stunned by what he saw… Azure skies, a landscape filled with rich palettes of pink, turquoise, and purple. An ancient walled town and perfect little beaches. He immortalized it all in his painting Read more...: Why I’ll Pass On This Gentrification Story In Antibes

Cheap Homes in English-Speaking Caribbean

Cheap Homes in English-Speaking Caribbean

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May 4, 2021

Language does not have to be an obstacle to traveling or living anywhere in the world. But sometimes it can be nice to converse in your native tongue. A long colonial legacy in the so-called West Indies by the British means that there are several islands in the Caribbean where English is commonly spoken or Read more...: Cheap Homes in English-Speaking Caribbean

Remodeling: Is That Facelift Worth It?

Remodeling: Is That Facelift Worth It?

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April 28, 2021

4,800 miles away someone is swinging a sledgehammer at my €410,000 luxury condo. Under different circumstances that might be cause for concern. But, as it stands, I couldn’t be more excited… That’s because when they’re done, my condo will to be worth a handsome six figures more. As you may know, last year I bought Read more...: Remodeling: Is That Facelift Worth It?

A Down-and-Dirty Way to Profit in Uruguay

A Down-and-Dirty Way to Profit in Uruguay

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April 26, 2021

Recently, I told RETA members about a chance to lock down ocean-view lots ahead of a Path of Progress starting from just $579 per month. Our opportunity is on Uruguay’s Atlantic coast, in a place some folks call the “Hamptons of South America.” Think cream-colored beaches, lagoons, nature reserves… If you’re a RETA member, you Read more...: A Down-and-Dirty Way to Profit in Uruguay

You Need to Pay Attention to This Algarve Beach Town

You Need to Pay Attention to This Algarve Beach Town

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April 15, 2021

As a conservative investor I like to buy in places like Portugal’s Algarve where there’s a huge mix of markets… North Europeans come in the summer, North Americans are increasingly coming to visit and live…Scandinavians escape their harsh winters to play golf and relax around Lagos…people come from all over Portugal, Spain, France… Last year, Read more...: You Need to Pay Attention to This Algarve Beach Town