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Homes With History for Less Than You Think

Homes With History for Less Than You Think

Now is a great time to pick up a home in Europe…no matter what your budget. Think historic stone homes in time-worn villages for under $40,000…rambling old mansions with acres of land for less than $150,000…ocean-view cottages…lock-and-leave apartments… For years, migration from the countryside to the cities, and overseas, has left a glut of character Read more...: Homes With History for Less Than You Think

A New Year…and a Flood of New Deals

A New Year…and a Flood of New Deals

My belly is full. My body is rested. I’m ready for an incredible 2021… I’ve spent the last couple of days celebrating the New Year with my in-laws. They’re Mexican-Japanese and their tradition is heavily set around food. They’ve been preparing for weeks, with scouting trips to Guadalajara in search of just the right ingredients. Read more...: A New Year…and a Flood of New Deals

Albufeira: The Algarve’s Wild Card

Albufeira: The Algarve’s Wild Card

After almost 14 years in Latin America…where I scouted highland towns in Ecuador…checked out coastal resorts in Chile…tried to chase down the next hot spot in the Caribbean…I’m in southern Europe, looking for a new base and any real estate opportunities I come across. I’m in Albufeira, on Portugal’s Algarve coast, as I write. Faro, Read more...: Albufeira: The Algarve’s Wild Card

The Upsides (and 2 Major Downsides) of Buying an Older Condo

The Upsides (and 2 Major Downsides) of Buying an Older Condo

You’re looking at buying a condo in Latin America…perhaps in Panama City or in Medellín, Colombia. Your agent has shown you a brand-new, two-bed condo in a glitzy high-rise block. It’s got a gourmet kitchen and a spa-like master bathroom. But you know from your research that the older building right next door has two-bed Read more...: The Upsides (and 2 Major Downsides) of Buying an Older Condo

Big Trends and Real Estate Opportunities for 2021

Big Trends and Real Estate Opportunities for 2021

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December 10, 2020

We have had some incredible buying moments in 2020 as a result of the crisis. From the first days of the crisis it was obvious that the global response to COVID-19 was acting as a massive trend accelerator. It’s created big opportunities whether your goal is to own a bargain dream home in historic Europe for under $100,000 or build...