Overseas Property Alert
The Overseas Property Alert features a weekly dispatch from our far-flung network of editors, experts, and friends detailing the best opportunities today for purchasing, owning, and managing global real estate.
Chateau Cazine, purchased by a U.K. developer, is being transformed from a modest hotel with an excellent restaurant to a full-fledged destination resort with a spa, a golf course, and that same excellent restaurant. Learn how you can earn 10% annually over the next 15 years with this investment opportunity.Read more
On these 750 acres, Lief and Kathleen have master planned a private, gated, residential community that will include a Spanish colonial-style town with shops, restaurants, apartments, and a central plaza for daily strolling and nightly entertainment. Learn how you can be a part of this master-planned community on the “Sunset Coast” of Panama.Read more
Carmelita is surrounded by tropical rain forests in the Maya Mountains and the Belize River Valley. It is now possible to live off the grid with your own energy independence, food security, and community stability. Carmelita Gardens is designed to combine new technologies, traditional gardening, and classical design into a community of independent homes.Read more
The tranquil Vista Encantada Eco-Club Gated Community is located just 41 miles north of Puerto Vallarta… a place where a therapeutic ecological diversity is provided by the combination of the surrounding jungle, ocean, and ancient waterfalls. Units are available in the condo-hotel currently under construction with presale pricing starting at US$150,000.Read more
This is an investment you can live on when you purchase your personal piece of paradise on one the most popular Caribbean islands in the world: Ambergris Caye, Belize. Grand Baymen is a two-part community, built to North American quality and standards, located just a few steps from the heart of San Pedro and 200 meters from the beach.Read more
A longtime colleague has recently presented an opportunity that allows you to purchase a plot in a Panama teak plantation for US$18,000. This qualifies you for a Panamanian residency visa and also gives you a productive land investment, with the title of the land in your name. Annualized returns for the harvested teak are projected between 8.79% and 10.94%.Read more
As my bus pulled out of the terminal in Vitoria, I thought once again about how much this city—the capital of the diminutive state of Espiritu Santo—resembles Rio de Janeiro, albeit smaller. It’s evident in everything… from the beaches to the architecture, and from the food to the faces and accents.
But then, as I stepped off the bus an hour and 15 minutes later in Domingos Martins, I felt like Dorothy opening the door in Oz… because Domingos Martins, a small town nestled in the coastal mountain range, is a world apart from the state capital of Vitoria. Founded in 1847 by immigrants from Pomerania (which today lies on the border of Germany and Poland), it’s an enclave distinct from the areas surrounding it.
It’s immediately evident why Domingos Martins is such a popular weekend and seasonal destination. It is simply charming. The population of the metro area numbers about 37,000, with perhaps half that living in the town itself. It has a warm and genuine small-town feel. Hills blanketed in evergreens and broadleaves surround Domingos Martins on three sides, lending a sense of community and Continue Reading…“