Would You Buy Here?
This community has it all: Stunning views, amazing homes, and a choice of beaches
"I won't buy there," Dave says. "It's unsafe. The economy's shot. Tourists don't travel there anymore."
Dave is wrong. The country we are talking about is one of the safest in the region. Her economy is growing steadily. Tourist numbers are at a record high.
In fact, reality is the complete opposite of what Dave believes.
I try to persuade Dave of the truth. But Dave won't listen. And it's thanks to Dave (and other people like him) that this country is unappreciated and unloved.
It's a shame, because this country is gorgeously beautiful. But there is a silver lining. Those negative stereotypes keep mainstream property buyers away. And that means bargains...
Right now, we're seeing some incredible bargains on this country's Pacific Riviera coast. You can buy a 1.36 acre lot with valley, forest and coast views for $115,000...in a successful established community.
I'll tell you how you can see this location for yourself shortly. But first, let's take a look at the reality on the ground - in Nicaragua.
I recently went back to Nicaragua for the first time in three years. I wasn't sure what to expect. The election of Daniel Ortega as president in 2006 sent investors scurrying to the side-lines. They were worried that his election would impact the country's economy, private property ownership and foreign investment. To date, those fears proved groundless.
On my trip I noticed many changes. Newly-paved roads and highways made driving around much easier. I saw lots of shiny SUVs and saloons. It was my first visit where small children didn't beg me for food. In hotel lobbies, local businessmen negotiated multi-million dollar deals with foreign clients.
There's a definite buzz in the air these days in Nicaragua. The facts speak for themselves:
- The International Monetary Fund (IMF) confirmed in October 2011 that the country's economic growth will hit 4% in 2011.
- Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) should reach one billion dollars in 2011, an increase of 100% on 2010, and a record for the country.
- In the Doing Business 2012 report from the World Bank (published in October 2011) Nicaragua went up four spots in the ranking table. It also outranked most other Central American nations in the Protecting Investors category.
- Exports for 2011 went up almost 23% on the same period last year.
- Tourist numbers for January-August 2011 grew 3.2% compared to last year (which was a record-breaking year, with more than a million visitors). Tourist spending increased almost 19% for the same period.
And the mainstream media is waking up to Nicaragua's potential. MSN Money ranked Nicaragua top of their list of Ten Exotic Retirement Spots for 2011. They told readers that "2011 is the time to put this country at the top of your super-cheap overseas retirement list". And CNN Money reckons Nicaragua is the "next Costa Rica".
The facts and figures help. But they don't prepare you for Nicaragua's dramatic beauty.
It's a country of contrasts. Cool, coffee-growing highlands and cloud forests...chic colonial cities...and an untamed Caribbean side.
Smoking volcanoes sit on little islands in huge freshwater lakes ...and the Pacific coastline is a necklace of sandy beaches, studded with crags and cliffs - and amazing ocean views.
It's truly a special place. You'll go a long way to find such panoramic ocean views combined with pretty beaches...and such low property prices.
The real estate market in Nicaragua isn't in good shape these days. Those stereotypes don't help. They stop buyers from investigating what's on offer. And a heavy reliance on property buyers from the U.S. meant that the slowdown in the U.S. impacted the market badly in Nicaragua. Buyers dried up. Projects stalled, or never got off the drawing board.
For that reason, you need to be picky when you're buying in Nicaragua today. Avoid pre-construction, developers touting for backers or promises of luxury condos in signature golf courses. Instead, buy what you can see and touch.
The gold standard community on Nicaragua's Pacific Riviera coast is Rancho Santana. It's a private playground, with 2700 acres of rolling hills and forest, riding trails, and five separate beaches.
It's a little slice of paradise. You'll love spending time outdoors here...swimming, snorkeling, horse riding, surfing, hiking, playing tennis...or simply relaxing in a hammock, rocking gently in the ocean breeze.
The roads and utilities (including Direct TV and internet) are already in. Many of the community's seventy-five finished homes look stunning, fit to grace the pages of glossy magazines. But build costs actually run around $85 a square foot.
Your dream house costs less than you think...
The newly-opened convention center is bringing more guests to Rancho Santana, joining current residents, visiting families and groups of surfers.
The clubhouse is the heart of the community. Everyone gathers here for mouth-watering meals, a cool drink, or the nightly show: watching the fire-red flaming sun sink slowly beneath the waves.
Property in Santana doesn't come with sticker shock prices. You can buy a lot from $55,000…or a 1.24-acre lot with great views along the coast, of the mountains, beach and ocean, for $120,000.
Come and Visit
You can check out this stunning location (and those bargain lots) for yourself on a Rancho Santana chill weekend.
These short trips give you a chance to check out the clubhouse, the views, and the beaches. You'll see finished homes and those bargain re-sale lots. You'll chat with residents and find out why they chose to live here.
You'll explore Santana's five beaches and rate its jaw-dropping ocean vistas for yourself. You'll kick back, relax, and get a feel for this exclusive community.
Whether you're looking for a vacation home, a retirement home, or you simply want to lock down a lot at today's low prices, you'll find what you're looking for at Rancho Santana.
Once you get a taste of the lifestyle at Rancho Santana, I'm sure you'll fall in love with it...
To learn more about Nicaragua's premier resort community, or to reserve your visit to paradise, contact Rancho Santana here today.
P.S. This really is one of the most undervalued coastlines on earth. But as more people explore this red-hot location for themselves, those stereotypes will start to fade. Don't wait until the best inventory is gone, and values have gone up. Reserve your place today by clicking here.