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Real Estate Reboot on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica

Like most markets that were closely tied to the U.S. housing market, the central Pacific Coast in Costa Rica went through quite a downturn the past few years. Investors who previously could depend on rapid appreciation saw their home values level off or fall. In some cases they fell quite a bit. Situations like this […]

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Can it Last? The Hot Real Estate Market of Punta del Este

Punta del Este has long been the see and be seen hotspot in South America. In no other beach area do so many of the rich and famous from multiple countries gather to take a break from their roles as captains of industry,  fashion, and entertainment. We just posted a detailed round-up of real estate […]

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There’s Expensive, then There’s CRAZY Expensive

For many of our readers, the words “luxury” and “good value” are not mutually exclusive. When you get a special experience in a fantastic place, the upgrade is often worth it. Some people obviously have more money than they know what to do with though, so they have to buy the most expensive option available, […]

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How Much Does It Cost to Retire in Latin America?

Although luxury real estate is by nature expensive in any country, there can be a huge variance from place to place. I had a bizarre juxtaposition illustration of this a couple weeks ago when I watched two House Hunters International shows back to back. In the first, a couple was looking for a beachfront home […]

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Mexico vs. Brazil: Economies and Safety

If you’re looking for in-depth and level-headed news coverage, it’s hard to beat the Economist. There was a great article in the August 27 issue on Mexico’s economy, with a look at what’s going right there and how their roller coaster ride compares to that of red-hot Brazil. Read the full article here online. There […]

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Luxury Travel News from Latin America – Late Summer 2012

We’re working on some new hotel reviews and luxury real estate features running soon, but meanwhile here’s a look at what others are reporting on for travel and living in Latin America. Here’s the 857th journalist surprised that Colombia feels like a safe place to travel. (OK, I’m just guessing on that number but it […]

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