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Your Real Estate Questions Answered

Your Real Estate Questions Answered

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November 17, 2021

Looking for a dream home overseas is lots of fun. Picking your location…researching listings…figuring out where in the neighborhood your local café for your morning coffee and pastry is located. It’s an exciting process. But, and not to put too much of a downer on it, there is also a very practical side to all Read more...: Your Real Estate Questions Answered

Is This the Best Small City in the World?

Is This the Best Small City in the World?

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November 16, 2021

Its churches are masterpieces of Baroque architecture. The colonial-era mansions pressing in upon its cobbled lanes and shady plazas hide flower-filled courtyards with tinkling fountains. Bougainvillea cascades down pastel-colored walls in the town’s historic heart, which is compact, walkable, and strictly protected by a raft of regulations. San Miguel de Allende was once among the Read more...: Is This the Best Small City in the World?

Homes in Tuscany for Under $100K

Homes in Tuscany for Under $100K

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November 8, 2021

Say “Tuscany” and most folks will think of historic Florence…the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance…the glorious rolling landscapes…and the world famous cuisine. But Tuscany’s popularity has also meant that it’s often viewed as a place in Italy where only those with huge bank balances can afford to buy a dream home. But…and if you’ve been Read more...: Homes in Tuscany for Under $100K

North Pacific Coast, Costa Rica

North Pacific Coast, Costa Rica

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November 4, 2021

Costa Rica’s northern Pacific coast, also known as the Gold Coast, has been an expat haven for decades thanks to a dry and warm climate, beautiful beaches, and a laid-back lifestyle. In towns like Playa Flamingo, Playas del Coco, and Tamarindo, you have walkable seaside villages, expat enclaves where foreign residents of all nationalities have started new lives and, in some cases, businesses.

How I Got it So Wrong on the Stock Market

How I Got it So Wrong on the Stock Market

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November 3, 2021

The easiest money I ever made (and lost) was in the stock market. Here’s the story of my wild ride, and how I invest my money today… In 1999, when I was just 24-years-old and fresh out of university with a degree in finance, I found a “sure thing” investment. Ireland’s government-run telecommunications company Telecom Read more...: How I Got it So Wrong on the Stock Market

Colonial Homes for Profit and Pleasure

Colonial Homes for Profit and Pleasure

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October 21, 2021

As you enjoy a coffee on your rooftop terrace in the early morning, you watch the sun slowly light up the brightly colored homes that blanket the hillside across the valley. Church bells toll. Heading down for breakfast, you pass through the interior courtyard, past the flowing fountain. As you move through your home, you Read more...: Colonial Homes for Profit and Pleasure