Latin America real estate Archive

Luxury Real Estate in Panama City

Our latest real estate feature is on the bustling, red-hot market of Panama City, Panama. If the fundamentals weren’t so strong, this would be looking like a bubble. It did take a slight breather when the U.S. recession hit, but unlike other Latin American retirement markets that depended on the yankees, this one is more […]

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The Luxury Real Estate Scene in Zihuatanejo, Mexico

I visited the Ixtapa and Zihuatanejo area for the third time a few weeks ago. I spent part of that checking out the hotel scene and the rest touring luxury homes for vacation or retirement. As I’ve heard in many favorite vacation spots, there’s a lot of inventory on offer and there is not a […]

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New Real Estate Feature: Tulum and Sian Ka’an

In our coverage of luxury real estate opportunities for vacation and retirement homes, we like to point out up and coming areas sometimes that have big upside potential. Right now one of those is the Tulum area of Mexico. From the Tulum ruins down to the Sian Ka’an Biosphere, development has been limited and there […]

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Real Estate Tours for Buying Foreign Property

I got quoted in this Fox Business News story about buying real estate abroad, so of course we think it’s worthy of a read. Called What you need to know before buying foreign property, it’s specifically about whether it’s worthwhile to go on a real estate tour that gives you a crash course in the […]

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Luxury Real Estate in San Miguel de Allende

In Mexico’s central highlands, picture-perfect San Miguel de Allende has become gringo central for retirees. Tens of thousands of Norte Americanos make this their home at least part of the year. This includes more than a few millionaires who have diversified part of their fortune in a place where the weather is fine all year […]

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National Geographic’s Take on Coastal Regions in Latin America

How are Latin America’s coastal regions faring? I was one of the panelists trying to answer this question in National Geographic’s annual Geotourism survey. As usual, some places got failing grades (like Louisiana after the BP oil spill), while ironically oil-rich Norway scored the highest. In general cool climate places to better: fewer people are […]

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