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My Real Estate Journey: Creating Our Perfect Paradise in Costa Rica

My Real Estate Journey: Creating Our Perfect Paradise in Costa Rica

Having spent three years of repeated trips, visiting, searching, and investigating all the areas of Costa Rica, we now live in the mountains of central Costa Rica. Our friends thought we were crazy for moving to Costa Rica, but more about that later. Buying real estate in Costa Rica is a very easy process, and anyone can do it...

A Hot Rental Market in Puerto Vallarta

A Hot Rental Market in Puerto Vallarta

I'm a beach guy. So days here in Puerto Vallarta couldn't be any better. Start by taking a dip in the Pacific each afternoon. Enjoy fresh-made guacamole and a cold Pacifico beer at a place right on the sand. Then, a little afternoon nap, a seafood dinner, and a gypsy jazz band at Incanto, my favorite venue in town...

The Search is Over for The Best Colonial Town

The Search is Over for The Best Colonial Town

Each morning I'm gently coaxed from a satisfying sleep by the resonant toll of church bells, accompanied by a chorus of twittering birds. This is one of many aspects of living in San Miguel de Allende that delights me each and every day. Over the years my husband and I visited a series of Spanish Colonial towns scattered throughout Central...

In Pictures: A Walkable City Lifestyle for $100,000 in Under-the-Radar Bucaramanga

In Pictures: A Walkable City Lifestyle for $100,000 in Under-the-Radar Bucaramanga

Wouldn't it be great to live in a city where every day is a walk in the park? Well, that is exactly what life is like in the beautiful Colombian city of Bucaramanga. It is a modern, moderate-sized city, with a population of about 1 million people, good public transportation...

We Pay Just $500 Property Taxes a Year for Our Condo in Costa Rica

We Pay Just $500 Property Taxes a Year for Our Condo in Costa Rica

In 2008, after many years of exploring options to fit our active lifestyle overseas, my husband, Steve, and I made the final decision to move to Costa Rica. We had plans to put our equity-heavy home in Austin, Texas on the market...