Real Estate Archive

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 […]

An Update on Real Estate in Bocas del Toro, Panama

Bocas del Toro has long been the Caribbean’s Badlands, a string of islands for rugged castaways and those escaping something—or someone. This string of islands off the coast of Panama has long been touted, along with Honduras’ Bay Islands, as one of the last real values in the Caribbean. For a while, the trajectory seemed […]

The Current Real Estate Scene in Granada, Nicaragua

We continue to bring your round-ups on the luxury real estate scene in popular areas for vacation or retirement. This month we travel to the Spanish colonial gem of Nicaragua—Granada. This attractive city on a lake, less than an hour from the international airport in Managua, has witnessed a cycle familiar to those of you […]

Real Estate Roundup: Cancun, Cozumel, and Riviera Maya

On the luxury real estate side of our online magazine, we’ve covered Mexico more than any other country and are returning to the Caribbean side for the third time. There’s a simple reason for both of these facts: Mexico is the most popular real estate investment country for Americans and Canadians and the Cancun/Riviera Maya […]

Tips on Buying Luxury Real Estate in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires, Argentina is one of the most vibrant and enchanting cities on the planet. With the feel of Europe but with a Latin flair and far lower prices, Argentina’s best-known destination enchants almost everyone who lands here and more than a few start to think, “Wouldn’t it be nice to buy a little place […]

Less Prestige Means Better Home Prices in Mazatlan

We often feature real estate destinations that are all about the flash and prestige. Much of the Pacific Coast of Mexico and Costa Rica has turned into a game of one-upsmanship, which showed no signs of slowing until California’s real estate crash hit. Mazatlan was always a bit removed from all that, despite its location […]