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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

My $300 a Month Condo Has Been My Costa Rica Home for 10 Years

My $300 a Month Condo Has Been My Costa Rica Home for 10 Years

I first came to Costa Rica in 2003 on vacation. A couple of friends in Sarasota (where I lived) kept bragging about the beaches and the fishing, particularly in the southwest quadrant of Costa Rica and, more specifically, in Quepos and Manuel Antonio (QMA), and I felt compelled to investigate.

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...

Our $175,000 Condo Has Future-Proofed Our Retirement in Colombia

Our $175,000 Condo Has Future-Proofed Our Retirement in Colombia

The fabulous spring-like climate was what first attracted David and Carole Wallis to the idea of retiring in Medellín, Colombia. Who can argue with daytime highs in the mid-70s F to low 80s F? But it’s the city’s low cost of living and great quality of life that made them fall for its charms completely.