From the Archives of Real Estate

Enjoying an Earn-Anywhere Income in Ecuador’s Andes

Enjoying an Earn-Anywhere Income in Ecuador’s Andes

"I've always believed that work should be something you enjoy and love," says Joanna Gillan, who funds a life of freedom and travel with her website dedicated to the study of ancient history. "If you do something you love, no matter what your background or experience is, it will always be successful."

Peaceful Living and a Bargain Home in Costa Rica’s Central Valley

Peaceful Living and a Bargain Home in Costa Rica’s Central Valley

What I love best about living in Atenas, Costa Rica, is how peaceful it is. The capital city of San José is only an hour's drive to the east. But whenever I have to go there, like just the other day, I always breathe out a big sigh of contented happiness when I turn off the highway and onto the main road into Atenas where we live.

Mountain Views and Properties From $99,000 in the Central Valley

Mountain Views and Properties From $99,000 in the Central Valley

Even though Costa Rica is only about the size of West Virginia, it has a variety of climates and landscapes to suit every taste...and a choice of locations to suit every budget. One of the most popular areas of the country with expats is the Central Valley.

Tranquil Living, Friendly Neighbors, and a House for $115,000

Tranquil Living, Friendly Neighbors, and a House for $115,000

"I woke up this morning and saw 30 or more horses grazing in the bamboo forest across the street from our home," says Roger Wergin. "How's that for a tranquil retirement view?" Roger and his wife Cyndy feel they made the right decision when they bought a lot and built their three-bedroom, two-bathroom home in a gated community, just a 10-minute walk from the town of Olón, Ecuador

Three Homes in This Caribbean Beach Town That Pay for Themselves

Three Homes in This Caribbean Beach Town That Pay for Themselves

The first two times I visited the town of Santa Marta, on Colombia's Caribbean coast, I was a tourist who just wanted to relax on its superb beaches, eat its amazing, fresh seafood, and soak up its vibrant nightlife. And Santa Marta delivered.