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$58,000 Bought Us a Slice of Peaceful Paradise in Costa Rica

$58,000 Bought Us a Slice of Peaceful Paradise in Costa Rica

“When the time is right, things just fall into place. And you just go with the flow.” That’s what Dale and Jessica Hill said about their unanticipated retirement move to Costa Rica. They had come to visit friends who had the “crazy” idea to retire to Costa Rica three years earlier. Dale and Jessica were Read more...: $58,000 Bought Us a Slice of Peaceful Paradise in Costa Rica

We Pay $55 Property Tax a Year for Our Pacific Ocean-View Condo

We Pay $55 Property Tax a Year for Our Pacific Ocean-View Condo

For years, Peggy and Matt Stevens traveled all over Mexico, exploring different cities and states, and checking out properties for sale to get an idea of what was available. Eventually, after many visits, they decided that Mazatlán was where they wanted to be.

Insider Tips to Finding a Place to Live in Mexico

Insider Tips to Finding a Place to Live in Mexico

Figuring out the secrets for anything, the unknown tricks that can make life easier…the shortcuts, the hacks…those are the things that bring a smile to my face. Here are a few of the things that made our move to Cancun much smoother… Perhaps the most important thing you can do to prepare for your new Read more...: Insider Tips to Finding a Place to Live in Mexico

Find Your Perfect Beach Home in Uruguay for $165,000

Find Your Perfect Beach Home in Uruguay for $165,000

Although it’s not one of those “retire-at-half-the-cost” destinations, more and more expats are taking a closer look at Uruguay. They are attracted to the peaceful and relaxed lifestyle, the stable government, strong banking system, and mild, seasonal climate, without extreme temperatures...

Homes from $140,000 in Mexico’s “Pearl of the Pacific”

Homes from $140,000 in Mexico’s “Pearl of the Pacific”

Every city is made up of many neighborhoods each appealing to different lifestyles and different kinds of folk…and Mazatlán on Mexico’s Pacific coast is no exception. Here’s a rundown, from south to north, of what the “Pearl of the Pacific” has to offer...