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
Forget Zika: Best Places For Mosquito-Free Living
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If you’re paying attention to the news these days, you’ve heard plenty about the Zika virus. It’s just one of many mosquito-borne diseases, and some—like malaria, yellow fever, and dengue—can be far worse than Zika. Dengue alone accounts for 25,000 deaths per year.And Zika seems to be spreading everywhere.That is, everywhere but up.
That’s right… you can escape Zika (and all of its nasty companions) by living at an altitude greater than 6,500 feet (2,000 meters).
In the Americas, we have a lot of good options for living at this altitude, from Alaska to Chile.
And if you’re near the equator, you have an added bonus, you can enjoy year-round, spring-like temperatures with little seasonal variation. This means you can come to your home abroad at any time of the year and enjoy the same even temperatures. You’ll save plenty on heat and air-conditioning.
There are many good options for life above the Zika line. Here are three of my favorite expat venues over Continue Reading…“