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Riviera Maya Tops America’s Most Searched Destinations For 2021

Riviera Maya Tops America’s Most Searched Destinations For 2021

Jeez, the news is often weird. If your buddy told you over a beer that Nicaragua had a space program you’d wonder if he needed a lie down. Well, now you can tell him, because it’s true…kind of. Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega and his cronies have created a new National Ministry for Extraterrestrial Space Affairs, Read more...: Riviera Maya Tops America’s Most Searched Destinations For 2021

Finding Hidden Treasures in Roatan

Finding Hidden Treasures in Roatan

What’s the strangest thing ever found on a construction site? Mammoth tusks, ancient mummies, and time capsules have all shown up at one time or another. In 2015 an entire warship from the American Revolution was revealed on the site of a hotel in Virginia. A year later construction workers demolishing a house in Florida Read more...: Finding Hidden Treasures in Roatan

Canary Islands Condos With Ocean Views

Canary Islands Condos With Ocean Views

Did you know there is a region of Spain that boasts a subtropical climate? The summer is long, and the winters are mild. Temperatures rarely rise above 90 F or dip below 60 F any time of year, although there are some microclimates with cooler or warmer weather, depending on factors like slope and elevation. Read more...: Canary Islands Condos With Ocean Views

No Real Winters…Ever Again

No Real Winters…Ever Again

I haven’t seen snow in years. Not up close. I certainly haven’t found it exciting since I was a boy yearning for snowballs to pelt at Catherine Murphy who lived up the hill. (That’s right Catherine…you were my crush.) Frankly, my life’s work has been devoted to avoiding bad weather. I set out years ago Read more...: No Real Winters…Ever Again

An Unmissable Deal on Portugal’s Algarve

An Unmissable Deal on Portugal’s Algarve

I’m inviting RETA members to join me on our first-ever virtual Members-Only Scouting Trip (MOST) to Portugal’s Algarve. Right now, this is the next best thing to putting boots on the ground…and toes in the sand…in Europe’s hottest beach destination. The big difference is that when you visit the Algarve as a RETA member—even if Read more...: An Unmissable Deal on Portugal’s Algarve

Finding the Diamond in the Real Estate Haystack

Finding the Diamond in the Real Estate Haystack

Ping. Buzz. Beep. Check your tech. Ring. Ping. Ting. “You have new messages.” My phone is on the coffee table beside my laptop. I’m standing by my espresso machine looking out at the blue sky above the ocean. I’ll have a coffee before diving back in. Texts, WhatsApps, emails…I have some contacts using Signal now… Read more...: Finding the Diamond in the Real Estate Haystack

Get a 50% Discount on a Dream Property

Get a 50% Discount on a Dream Property

Just over a week ago, I brought Real Estate Trend Alert members a screaming deal on a 2-acre lot with sweeping views over Lake Arenal in Costa Rica. The original asking price was $95,000 for the 2 acres. But we could get it for $49,000… To get an idea of just how beautiful and tranquil Read more...: Get a 50% Discount on a Dream Property