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.
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
Cali: Great Lifestyle, Low Price Tag
My workout over, I wipe my brow and walk over to chat with Sergio.
Sergio comes to Parque El Ingenio almost every day to sell agua de panela—water flavored with brown cane sugar and lime—to the folks who exercise at what I have come to call “The Flintstones Gym.” The equipment here is homemade. Barbells and dumbbells sport blocks of concrete rather than steel plates, but the equipment is well maintained and this is a popular spot in the mornings. The men who come here are serious about working out, but also friendly, and they welcome me with smiles and nods.
Sergio pours me a generous cup of agua de panela, and I fish a sweaty 1,000-peso bill—about 35 cents—from my pocket. I hand it over and we begin another of Continue Reading…“