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05/22/2013For Crisis, Read Opportunity
What has Argentina got in common with Ireland when it comes to real estate investing? Quite a lot, it would appear. Find out today how you can learn the secrets that could see you profit from distressed markets.
05/19/2013Our #1 Vacation & Retirement Spot
When it comes to buying a vacation or retirement home, there’s one destination that always comes up trumps. And it’s not just down to the sheer beauty of the place or the fact that its within easy reach…although that certainly helps. Read on to discover why so many have their eye on this world-class location.
Interested in the Caribbean coast? We bet you are…especially the Caribbean coast we know. Discover today why you can try on the luxuriously laid-back lifestyle for size.
Find out why Tao appeals so much to Clint and Rosine, who originally sought a colonial home for their retirement in Mexico. It took one glimpse of the country’s gorgeous Caribbean coast to make them change their minds.
Only 80 miles down the coast from Cancun, Tulum’s a world apart. The beaches are even more beautiful…the water crystal-clear…and the vibe is much more bohemian. So move over Cancun…there’s a new kid in town.
A half-acre lot with lake and volcano views is priced at $35,000 in stunning lake Arenal. Find out here how you can own a slice of this lakeside paradise here…
05/11/2013A Caribbean Coast Penthouse for $144,000
Tulum’s star is on the rise. It’s got huge untapped potential as a tourism and retirement hot spot. But it’s still an early-in, ground-floor opportunity.
Today, we are heading to some of the best finds on Ecuador’s Pacific coast with a budget of $150,000.
05/08/2013A Bargain Beach Town in Panama
What can you buy with a limit of $150,000? Quite a lot when you look overseas. This week we’ll show you examples of four locations where $150,000 goes a long way.
05/05/2013Why Pay More When You Don’t Have To?
Dennis and Jack are both interested in the same lot in sunny Costa Rica. So why does Jack pay $10,000 less than Dennis? Because he is a part of a special insider group. You can find out how you can become a member here.
05/04/2013Pacific Ocean Views for $45,000
Santana feels so exclusive, so rich in natural beauty and so discreetly luxurious, it’s hard to believe that you could buy an ocean-view lot for as little as $45,000. Yet there’s still some wiggle room on that pricing.
05/03/2013Island Beach Home for $54,400
If you are looking for a an island beach home in sunny Las Terrenas, this studio would make a great choice…and it’s at a great price too.
Here are the top deals we brought to your attention in recent weeks: A house in Costa Rica for $95,000…a big discount in Panama’s retirement hot spot…and beachside lots from $31,900.
04/28/2013The Magic of Lake Arenal
“Hopefully by the end of this year we’ll be planning our permanent move. We have found our little slice of paradise.” Isn’t it time you discovered the magic of Lake Arenal too?
04/27/2013A Home in Costa Rica for $95,000
If you’re looking for lakeside living how about this newly-renovated, two-bed, one-bath house with 1,000 square feet of living space. It includes a nice-sized yard of a quarter-acre and a car port. And at $95,000, it’s a great price for a bolt hole in Costa Rica.
04/26/2013Something Big is About to Happen Here
Arenal’s a stunning location with lots of amenities, friendly expats and low property prices – simply waiting on the world to discover its potential.
Arenal is a premium setting with premium views…yet remains overlooked. There’s a huge upside to this location’s overlooked status: property prices are still incredibly affordable.
04/21/2013An Affordable Beach Lover’s Paradise
This beach town has escaped the over-development that is commonplace in many locations on this island’s coast. Instead, Las Terrenas is a boutique destination in every sense of the word. And it’s also very affordable. Find out more here.
04/20/2013The Ultimate Boutique Getaway
It’s quick and easy to get to this little beach town - so you can leave New York early in the morning and enjoy lunch on the beach.
Unknown, undervalued but jaw-droppingly beautiful. Find out why you need to put this surprisingly affordable little beach town on your second home shortlist.
04/17/2013Uruguay’s Next Big Thing
This is a stunning stretch of coast. And it’s an early-in stretch of coast. You can get in now before the mainstream cottons on to its beauty and the opportunity it presents.
04/14/2013Colorado Without the Snow
If you want to sample the laid-back Boquete lifestyle, try out the cafes and restaurants, meet expats who have already made the move, soak up that clean mountain air…and explore your property options…then you need to meet Harry.
04/13/2013On Sale in Boquete
To give you an idea of what your money can buy in Boquete these days let’s look at one home, with a nice discount.
This popular Panamanian mountain town has regained its sleepy charm - and at the same time seen a fall in property prices. Where are we talking about?
04/10/2013Making Your Panama Dream a Reality
International Living’s conference in Panama this week had 450 excited attendees. I was there, speaking about real estate, along with dozens of other experts on all things Panama. But don’t worry if you couldn’t make it. Because you can get the next best thing with the recordings of the 2013 Fast-Track Panama: Lifestyle and Opportunity Conference.
04/07/2013Luxury Island Living for Less
A Caribbean island condo set in a 1500-acre beachfront retreat costs $129,000. Yes, you did read that right. Find out more in today’s post.
04/06/2013Resort Condos at a Price You Can Afford
This location is convenient and easy to get to. It would make the perfect bolt hole from the freezing winters up north. And when you’re not using it yourself, your condo could generate a nice income. There’s already a room shortage in the resort for six months of the year. Find out now how you can buy one here for $129,000.
Priced at only $129,000, you will need to act fast as there are only three Caribbean resort condos at that price left at time of writing.
Check out the top deals we brought to you in March including the opportunity to check out an undervalued, under-the-radar corner of Costa Rica for $299.
03/31/2013Costa Rica Will Save Me $25,000 a Year
Steve planned to retire in Florida. But he realized that if he retired to Costa Rica, he’d save $25,000 a year - on property insurance and taxes and medical insurance for him and his wife. Find out more here…
03/30/2013Count Me In!
You can spend 4 days getting to know a hidden corner of Costa Rica, seeing the sights and checking out the property options in the best in class project…Pacific Lots. Find out how here…
03/29/2013Costa Rica at Its Finest
It’s not surprising that, in the past, mainstream tourists shied away from the finest part of Costa Rica. But now this area is opening up and revealing its full potential. There’s a limited window of opportunity here. Find out why you need to act fast.
There’s a lot more to Costa Rica than its show-stealing, soul-stealing landscapes. Find out here why it’s rated as a top destination for second home buyers.
03/24/2013Just Like California in the 1950s
A growing number of North Americans are beating a path to Ecuador’s Pacific coast. They’re rescuing their retirement…buying their dream beach home…and learning to enjoy life. If you want to follow suit you can learn more here…
$75,000 for a one bed condo with beach and ocean views is just one example of how affordable properties in sunny Salinas are…
Overlooked and undervalued are two of the most important words in an investor’s world. And they are two words that are increasingly associated with Ecuador’s stunning and affordable Pacific coast.
03/20/2013Are You Comparing Apples to Apples?
When looking at offers and opportunities in the world of real estate, it’s important to compare like with like. Otherwise your comparisons are not meaningful.
03/17/2013This Place Has it All
This place has everything: beach, golf, shopping, dining, nightlife and more. You can pick up a resale unit here for $196,000 in a sought-after community.
03/16/2013City Living, Panama-Style
If you are looking for an upmarket home in Panama, take a look at this stylish penthouse. It offers panoramic city views.
Perfect beaches and a bargain beach lot awaits one lucky reader….
03/13/2013This is The One – The Best Lake Buy
It’s a perfect lakeside package - a little slice of small-town life at its best. And the icing on the cake is the affordable property prices.
Margaret Summerfield has scouted a lot of deals in her time. So when she says this place represents the best value for money on her beat you can trust she knows what she is talking about.
An 1800-square-foot house is available at the special price of $170,000 to members of Real Estate Trend Alert. Plus, the developer will throw in a $6,000 furniture pack. Find out how you can sign up to RETA here.
03/08/2013A Pacific Beach Condo for Less Than $90K
Ecuador has some of the real estate values on the planet. You can own a luxurious beach condo here for just $89,500 if you’re a member of the Real Estate Trend Alert. Find out how you can become a member today.
03/06/2013A Secret Castle Comes Unstuck
Developers trying to get around planning rules tend to come unstuck as these stories reveal. And unfortunately, it’s often the buyer left paying for the mistakes.
03/03/2013The Best Pacific Beach Hideaway
At Rancho Santana, you get privacy and seclusion. Santana covers 2700 acres and two miles of coast, with a huge forest reserve in the center. Could this be the best pacific beach hideaway? We think so…
03/02/2013Living on the Beach
A large condo with more than 2300 square feet of living space. Fully furnished and just steps from the beach. Intrigued?
03/01/2013Panama’s Expat-Friendly Beach Community
If you’re looking for a beach community in Panama with tons of amenities and an active expat community, you’ll be hard pressed to find better than this.
Let’s take a look at what the month of February brought in terms of top deals. We have a Caribbean resort for $180…a lot in a beautiful lake region for $25,000…and a condo in Salinas that could see you earning a nice profit. Check them out in today’s post.
02/24/2013Your New “Pass to Paradise”
Your Pass to Paradise will give you 4 days all-inclusive in a 5* Caribbean resort and the chance to get the inside track on the hottest real estate opportunity. You can get your Pass to Paradise here.
Dave found his dream Caribbean home - where he least expected it. In fact, this Caribbean location ticks all the right boxes a a second home destination. Read on to find out more.
For those of you who dream of a home close to powder-soft Caribbean beaches and tropical seas, you need to check this short video out.
There are so many reasons why Tao is the number one second home buy for our readers out of all the destinations we cover. But the number one reason? That’s easy. Read on to find out more.
02/17/2013The Most Popular Deal in Ecuador
This was the deal that stole the show at International Living’s conference in Ecuador last week. And you’ll soon discover why…
At last week’s International Living conference in Ecuador Amy Pinoargote covered all angles of the rental market…and also mentioned a very sweet rental income opportunity regarding a beachfront complex in a thriving seaside resort.
02/15/2013What’s New in Ecuador
We’ve got some exciting new inventory in the pipeline. RETA members will be hearing about them first and get first pick of units, plus special pricing, discounts or payment terms. You can find out how to be a RETA member in this post.
Size matters in the world of real estate. Find out why here.
02/10/2013This is a Great Deal in Costa Rica
Two lots in a private lakeshore community at a very special price for members of the real estate VIP group, Real Estte Tren Alert. Find out how you can become a member here.
02/09/2013Yes, You Can Afford This View
A luxurious home with an incredible view and 65 acres of land at a super-low price. Find out more in today’s post.
02/08/2013This Won’t Stay on the Market for Long
You may think that Costa Rica is one of the most expensive places to buy real estate, given its popularity as a second home destination. But not everywhere in Costa Rica is expensive. Let us show you where you can still snap up affordable property.
02/06/2013Something Old, Something New
Buyers are often drawn to older properties over newer ones, thinking they’ll save money. But you should weigh up the pros and cons. Will you really save money buying an older property overseas - or could a new one work out better in the long run?
Wild, unspoiled and absolutely stunning. This is one corner of Costa Rica that you should be paying close attention to.
02/02/2013Steve’s Favorite Spot in Costa Rica
You’ll find deserted beaches, forests and exotic wildlife in this part of Costa Rica. So it’s little wonder Steve cites it as his favorite spot. Find out where it is here.
Already home to thousands of expats, Costa Rica is one of the most popular overseas destinations with our readers. We can think of hundreds of reasons why but let’s start with these 10.
January’s top deals include condos in Ecuador from $82,400…big five-acre lots in the Riviera Maya for $90,000…and a home in Costa Rica’s lake country for $199,000
01/27/2013It All Starts with the Ocean
Tim and Carol H decided to buy in the Jama Campay community on Ecuador’s northeast coast for many reasons. But it all began with the ocean. And if you ever get the chance to see it, you’ll understand why.
01/26/2013A Costa Rica Dream Come True
Find out why Carolyn chose Costa Rica’s Southern Zone as her dream destination. It may just inspire you to test-drive this stunning location yourself.
01/25/2013We Fell in Love with Las Terrenas
A story of how one couple fell in love with the sleepy, laid-back beach town of Las Terrenas.
01/23/2013What’s in a Name?
Are you a fan of brands? When it comes to overseas real estate and brand names, you may not always get what you pay for. Find out what we mean by this in today’s post.
01/20/2013Beach Property on a Budget
Yes it is possible to have your own beachfront home in a beautiful setting, with mesmerizing views, and yet not pay a fortune for it. You’ve just got to know where to look. We’ll show you where in today’s post.
The southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica has miles of unspoiled and secluded coastline, waiting to be discovered. If you’re seeking adventure, wildlife, and a truly relaxed pace of life, this is your destination.
01/18/2013Pretty Island Beaches
Chic, laid-back and free from tourist crowds, Las Terrenas with its stunning beaches is sure to wow you.
01/16/2013Let’s Go to the Beach
If you’re interested in beach locations, then don’t miss out on this week’s mailings. Kicking off with the powdered sands of Tulum, we will be uncovering everything from luxurious resorts to bargain gems. Don’t miss out.
01/13/2013Two Hot Property Options in Belize
Placencia is often called a “barefoot paradise.” If you’re interested in a home in this laid-back Caribbean paradise then check these two options out.
This house is new on the market. It’s 2200 square feet with two bedrooms and bathrooms plus a loft. It boasts lake and volcano views. It’s fully furnished and listed for $199,000 - and it’s open to offers.
01/11/2013What’s so Good about These Condos?
What’s so good about these condos? Well for starters they are in a prime beach location. But that’s not all. Check this post out to find out why they are in such demand.
01/09/2013Five Questions You Need to Answer
Here are five questions you should ask yourself before buying property overseas. It will allow you to see what type of an investor you are.
If you’re looking for a secret bolt hole, where you can unwind and recharge, los Arboles needs to be on your shortlist. Epic beaches, charming beach towns and pristine forest awaits you.
Only 26 lots remain in this popular community in chic and increasingly popular Tulum. So if you’re interested, you need to act fast.
Inspired by a friend who had already made the big move, Ken is now building the home of his dreams in a magical wonderland of unspoiled forest and powder sand beaches. His story may inspire you to do the same.
Enter our free prize draw to win a chill weekend on Ecuador’s up-and-coming north Pacific coast. Close date: Friday, January 4, 2013.
Enter our free prize draw to win a chill weekend in Las Terrenas. Close date: Friday, January 4, 2013.
Enter our free prize draw to win a 4-day chill weekend in Costa Rica’s Southern Zone. Close date: Friday, January 4, 2013.
Enter our free prize draw to in 2 nights in an award-winning hotel in Belize. Close date: Friday, January 4, 2013.
12/26/2012See Costa Rica’s Lake Country for Free
Enter our free prize draw and you can win a 3-day chill weekend in Costa Rica’s Lake Country. Close date: Friday, January 4, 2013.
Enter our free prize draw to win a chill weekend in the resort city of Salinas on Ecuador’s Pacific coast. Close date: Friday, January 4, 2013.
12/23/2012Win a Luxury Stay on the Riviera Maya
Win a luxury 4-day stay on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. Close date: Friday, January 4, 2013.
12/22/2012The Great Christmas Giveaway Starts Here
Wishing all Pathfinder readers Happy Holidays and a prosperous New Year
12/21/2012A 10% Savings in Costa Rica
Save 10% on 1.25-acre lots in Costa Rica with mountain or ocean views
12/19/2012Country Life in Costa Rica
Find out how you can enjoy country living in Costa Rica close to the city and beach from $45,000
For a beach town as beautiful and popular as Las Terrenas, it’s surprising how property remains so affordable. Take this attractive beach condo for example. It would make an excellent rental opportunity (if you don’t decide to keep it all for yourself!).
12/12/2012A Good Location & a Great Price
It’s getting increasingly difficult to find low-cost property close to the beach these days. So when a bargain like this one in Ecuador pops up, it warrants your careful attention.
12/09/2012Your Slice of the Pacific
Set on Nicaragua’s Pacific Riviera, Rancho Santana is a jaw-droppingly beautiful. With five beaches and 2700 acres of rolling hills and forest, this is an exclusive private community you’ll want to be a part of…and it comes at a very affordable price.
12/08/2012Own in Uruguay from $465 a Month
This is Uruguay’s nicest stretch of coast. Even better, it’s an early-in stretch of coast. You can get in now before the mainstream discovers its beauty and potential from only $465 a month.
12/07/2012Marina Lots in Belize
It’s no mean feat to find a marina that’s a perfect fit for your new home in Latin America. So when an opportunity like this one arose, we knew we had to bring it to your attention.
12/05/2012Top Ten Tips When Buying Land
Considering buying land overseas? Then there are a few things you need to pay careful attention to before signing on the dotted line.
12/02/2012A Slideshow on Costa Rica’s Lake Country
Take a look at what this up-and-coming expat location has to offer, and find out how you can experience its incredible beauty and charms firsthand.
12/01/2012Lake Living for $165,000
In Arenal, Costa Rica’s lake country, you’ll find not only lakes, but also volcanoes, forests, wildlife and bargain-priced property - including this gem for $165,000.
November’s best deals include Caribbean island condos for $127,000…a rental opportunity in Belize…and a slice of Ecuador’s coast where you’ll get the best bang for your real estate dollar.
A look at the top five things you need to know when buying property in an overseas market
11/25/2012Grab a Piece of the Action on this Coast
This is one of Ecuador’s most up and coming beach locations - and owning here won’t break the bank. For just $89,880, you can have your own brand-new condo with 960 square feet, an open-plan layout and incredible ocean views.
Stunning Salinas on Ecuador’s South Pacific has some sizzling property bargains at the moment. Which one is your favorite?
11/23/2012Homes from $84,900 in a City of Culture
A top retirement destination, the colonial city of Cuenca in Ecuador’s southern highlands boasts a near-perfect climate, plenty of amenities and a low cost of living. And it’s the cultural capital of Ecuador. Yet you can still own a home here from only $84,900.
11/21/2012Confidential Video For Your Eyes Only
This is an exclusive invitation from an international business man with a hugely successful wealth building secret. Don’t miss out.
11/18/2012Get First in Line for Hot Property Deals
Pecem port is undergoing a multi-billion dollar expansion which should create thousands of the jobs. Those workers need somewhere to live - and this gated, amenity-rich community fits the bill. And you can reserve a lot here with $2,522 down and 72 monthly payments of $280.
11/17/2012Brazil’s Next Big Thing
The expansion of Pecem port in Brazil should create hundreds of thousands of the jobs. As companies aggressively recruit new staff will bring an influx of employees to the area. They will need somewhere to live. And that means opportunity for property investors.
11/16/2012A Place Where You Can Profit
You can get in on this off-market deal with a down payment of $2,522 and monthly payments of $280. So where in the world is this place?
11/11/2012Buy It and Rent It in Belize
This week is all about uncovering business opportunities overseas so check out this rental opportunity in laid-back Placencia.
11/10/2012Own Your Own B&B in Ecuador
This 12-bed 13-bath property two blocks from the beach with almost 6,000 square feet of living space would make a great B&B - and it’s on the market for $236,000.
11/09/2012Nice Income in Costa Rica
If, like many expats, you’re looking for a second home that provides an income stream, check out this opportunity in captivating Costa Rica.
11/07/2012Get it in Writing
Don’t rely on verbal promises when buying property overseas. Instead, get everything in writing. It could save you a lot of hassle and money in the long run (as many of our readers have discovered - the hard way).
11/04/2012Six Property Picks for $250,000 or Less
Take a look at six incredible real estate opportunities for $250,000 or less.
If you’ve ever dreamed of a home under the Caribbean sun, take a look at this exciting opportunity. Only two condos remain at this price, so do hurry if you are interested.
11/02/2012Two Cool Options in Panama
Put off by the tropical heat and humidity of Panama City? Then take a look at these two cooler mountain options.
We had some great finds in October including a new turnkey option in Costa Rica…a way to purchase a luxury Caribbean condo for $800 a month…and a condo in Belize that’s a real gem.
10/28/2012Welcome to Costa Rica’s Final Frontier
This is Costa Rica’s final frontier - a magical wonderland of sharp mountain peaks swathed in thick forest and unspoiled beaches and rocky coves. Find out why this secret part of Costa Rica is about to kick off.
10/27/2012A Short Slide Show on Costa Rica
If you’re thinking of Costa Rica as a second home or retirement destination, you need to watch this slideshow.
10/26/2012That’s What I Call Progress
More tourists and property buyers are starting to come to the natural wonderland that is the Southern Zone in Costa Rica. There’s signs of progress everywhere. Yet real estate remains affordable - for now.
10/24/2012Why Small Is Beautiful
If you’re looking for generous returns from rental vacations, look to boutique destinations such as Costa Rica’s Southern Zone. Here’s why…
Property prices in Las Terrenas remain surprisingly low yet have a high rental demand. Let’s take a look at two examples.
Here are three myths and three tips that anyone buying international real estate needs to know about title insurance. it’s not the most exciting of topics but it could save you a lot of money (and headaches) in the long run.
10/19/2012Making a Profit in the City of Flowers
Medellin in Colombia, was once only famous for drug gangs and violence. But that’s all changing. Today, this beautiful location is a thriving city with affordable property and very strong rental potential.
10/17/2012Six Property Picks for $200,000 or Less
If you have $200,000 to invest in a home overseas you need to check out our six top picks for $200,000 or less.
10/14/2012The Ultimate Vacation & Retirement Spot
This enthralling haven has everything covered - pretty much right on your doorstep. Find out why many are happy to describe this as their ultimate dream vacation or retirement spot.
10/13/2012What’s Wrong with Cancun?
Ever wondered why we favor Tulum over Cancun? When it comes to a vacation, it’s a matter of personal taste. When it comes to real estate however, there are numerous reasons why Tulum is a better bet.
10/12/2012You Know You’re Worth It
Tao is a five-star community and wellness center in Mexico. It’s for people who feel they are worth it. Are you? With monthly repayments of $800, isn’t it time you started leading the life you deserve?
10/10/2012Why You Should Dot Those I’s
Taking shortcuts in the world of international real estate is a risky game as this example highlights…
10/07/2012Yes, You Can Buy Your Dream Home
You can use the funds in your IRA or 401k fund to buy international real estate. And what’s more, that overseas property can earn rental income to top up your fund before you retire. It’s an excellent way to diversify your assets.
10/06/2012Seller Financing: The Personal Bank
If you can’t pay upfront for a property, check out whether seller financing is available to you. We take you through the advantages and disadvantages in this post.
10/05/2012The Bank That Isn’t a Bank
Short on cash or lacking in savings for your dream home overseas? Fear not. There are options available to you. Let’s take a look at developer financing - the easiest route to buying overseas when you don’t have the cash.
10/03/2012Beach, Farm and Caribbean Island Living
We have some red hot deals you won’t want to miss. Check them out here.
09/30/2012Panama’s Highlands on Sale
Panama may not be the best place for investment right now, but it still makes sense if you’re looking for a second or retirement home that you intend to keep long term. Just find yourself a fire sale - like this spacious four bedroom home in the highlands town of Boquete.
09/29/2012A $75,000 Discount in Costa Rica
Anybody who enjoys fishing or sailing in a stunning setting needs to check this lakeside home out. And even better - it comes with a $75,000 discount.
09/28/2012A Colonial Price Cut
If colonial homes are your thing, then take a look at this beautiful one in bewitchingly beautiful Granada. The owner is selling it at an excellent price.
09/26/2012A Place in the Sun for $160,000
This stunning Caribbean island home is located in downtown Las Terrenas, close to shopping, restaurants, cafes and bars. You’re within walking distance of everything, including the beach.
09/22/2012We’re Not in Kansas Anymore
Building your dream home overseas can quickly become a nightmare. So what can you do to make the process as smooth and seamless as possible? We show you here.
09/21/2012How to Profit from Fire Sales in Ireland
Ireland’s on sale right now with a glut of real estate available at spectacularly low prices. But you need to know how the Irish property market operates in order to profit. You need an insider edge…which undeniably Ronan McMahon has.
09/19/2012Going, Going - Cheap
Ireland’s property boom, fueled by fear, cheap credit and greed, started to unravel in 2007. The result: bargain priced properties waiting to be snapped up.
09/16/2012The Ultimate Caribbean Hideaway
Words don’t really do justice to Casa de Campo. It’s unique. It may not come cheap but a home here is a home in the lap of luxurious paradise. We’ve never come across anything as incredible before in all our years of scouting.
09/15/2012The Perfect Vacation Home
A perfect place in our eyes is - somewhere that’s easy to get to, has great beaches and wonderful weather, good dining options, small-town feel and devoid of mass crowds. Surprisingly, such a place exists. Check this out.
09/14/2012It’s Decision Time
What would you decide to do with a property as gorgeous as this? Keep it all to yourself and wallow in it’s luxury or rent it out as a vacation home and rake in the money? The choice is yours.
09/12/2012Property Tax Primer
Not an exciting aspect of international real estate investing but a necessary one nonetheless - today we provide you with a primer on property taxes abroad.
If you haven’t checked out Ecuador’s hottest beach deal yet you’re missing out.
09/08/2012Snap Up Big Savings in Ecuador
Beach condos with tiny price tags and huge upside potential. What more could you ask for? An exclusive discount? Yes…there’s a way of availing of that too.
09/07/2012A Beach Home for $89,880
Stunning scenery, an affordable beach community and upside potential… find out more here.
09/05/2012The Best Stretch of Coast
This is the most beautiful beach location in Ecuador. It’s also the best value beach location in the country. Find out how you can snap up a slice of it yourself.
09/02/2012Three Panama Property Picks
While Panama may not come up trumps for real estate investment at the moment, it’s still an excellent choice as a retirement destination or for owning a second home. Learn why here.
09/01/2012Boomtown: Panama City
Panama City is on a roll, with evidence of prosperity and progress all around. But is the real estate industry here faring as well? Let’s take a look.
Discover August’s best real estate deals. We’ve got lots in beautiful Brazil, a condo in enticing Ecuador and country club living in the Dominican Republic covered.
This condo is fresh to the market. It’s in a good location, with great views and a very affordable price tag. It won’t stay on the market for long. Find out more here.
Find out how you can test-drive Caribbean living for only $360.
This is an early-in deal - and you can save 5% on the list price and get very favorable finance terms. Find out how here.
08/24/2012The Country Club Dream
Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic is a playground for the seriously wealthy…and you’ll need a royal bank balance to buy here. But 25 minutes down the road a new luxurious development is being built, incorporating many of the elements that made Casa de Campo a success - and with a much lower price tag. Find out more here.
08/22/2012Meet the Unstoppable One-Man Show
This man has an impressive track record in business. So when he says he is going to transform a Caribbean resort into a luxury beach town you can bet it will be something special. Find out how you can profit by following this one man Path of Progress.
Got a budget of $100,000 or less? Take a look at what it can get you in Latin America.
08/18/2012Open to Negotiation
Real estate agents regularly send us their “hot deals”. We sort through them and pick out the real gems - such as this one. It’s located in breathtakingly beautiful Arenal in Costa Rica.
08/17/2012Don’t Miss Out
Find out how Uruguay’s final frontier is set to open up, paving the way for increased tourism and residential development. And you can also take advantage of a 15% discount on lots in the La Serena Golf community. But you only have until September 1st to snap up the discount - so don’t delay.
08/15/2012This Place Is…Well, It’s Just Not Me
Why you should always try before you buy when it comes to buying real estate in a foreign country…
08/12/2012Looking For a Secret Hideaway?
With tropical sunshine and pristine beaches, Nicaragua’s Pacific Riviera makes for a dreamy second home destination. And to top it off, right now, it’s very affordable.
08/11/2012What’s Next for this Undervalued Coast?
Nicaragua’s Pacific Riviera is one of the most undervalued and stunning coastlines on earth. Right now this coast is incredibly good value. But undervalued real estate like this won’t last forever.
08/10/2012Six Property Picks for $50,000 - or Less
The title says it all - while this may seem quite limited when it comes to purchasing real estate, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at just how far a $50,000 budget can go in Latin America.
08/08/2012Tell Me, Who are You?
When buying property overseas there are a number of steps you can take to ensure that the property or land you purchase is in fact solely yours. Let’s find out what they are.
08/06/2012How to Double Your Discount Today
If you have already signed up for the FREE webinar on Costa Rica’s caribbean side on August 14, you’ll discover how you can get a 10% discount on spacious lots. But there is an easy way to double that discount to 20%. Find out more here.
08/05/2012Look To Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast
Look to Costa Rica’s “forgotten coast” and you’ll discover a Caribbean opportunity surrounded by nature and wildlife waiting for you.
08/04/2012Let Gill Surprise You
You’ll be pleasantly surprised in this free webinar on August 14, 2012 - when you’ll discover how you can live affordably, healthily and happily on Costa Rica’s Caribbean side.
08/03/2012A Beautiful Balance
If you’re looking for a place with a warm, tropical climate and a laidback lifestyle, then make note of the date August 14, 2012. On that date you can join a FREE webinar that will show you how you can live the good life on the Caribbean side of Costa Rica.
Discover July’s best bargains which include low priced lots in Uruguay, a tropical island home, and how one owner earned an astonishing $88,000 in rental income last year.
The trendy, popular beach town of Cumbuco has witnessed a big increase in property prices over the last five years. When you discover the white sand beaches that run for miles it’s easy to see why. Yet we know a charming community by the beach and just minutes from Cumbuco where prices are still a steal. Let’s find out more.
07/28/2012Tom Won’t Compromise on This
Golfing enthusiasts can choose from a dozen courses on Mexico’s Riviera Maya. And in the tao community, they can snap up condos just steps from a 27-hole Robert Trent II golf course for $999 a month. Add powder sand beaches, culture and shopping on your doorstep and this chic beach lifestyle is undeniably appealing - whether or not you’re a golfing fan.
07/27/2012A Barefoot Boater’s Paradise
Life is good in Placencia. If you’re looking for a laid-back beach and boater’s paradise, you should put Placencia on your shortlist.
07/25/2012A Boardwalk Bargain
Lively Salinas has proven a popular choice for tourists for many years. It’s pretty city beaches and vibrant buzz draw the crowds in. Yet despite its popularity it remains incredibly affordable. Take a look and you’ll see what we mean.
07/22/2012The Hidden Jewel of the Caribbean
If you’re looking for sleepy beach town charm in a tropical setting combined with an opportunity for strong rental income, then you need to take a look at Las Terrenas.
07/21/2012A Caribbean Island House for $220,000
We’ve found a Caribbean island home that won’t break the bank. It’s a spacious three-bedroom, three-bathroom, open-plan house surrounded by a tropical garden. And it comes with its own swimming pool. Tempted? We bet you are!
07/20/2012Beach Life at its Best
The Samana peninsula in the Dominican Republic boasts some of the most unspoiled and stunning beaches in the Caribbean. That’s one of the many reasons why expats and second home buyers choose this place. And property can be surprisingly affordable in certain areas. Lets find out where.
This Caribbean beach town has everything you could possibly wish for, and then some. It’s the perfect spot for a vacation home…and that vacation home can earn you a handsome profit when you’re not using it yourself.
07/15/2012Drilling Down to Real Estate Success
Are you having trouble deciding which is the best location overseas for your second or retirement home? We show you how to start with the big picture and drill your way down. Let’s take Uruguay as an example.
07/14/2012A Tale of Two Coasts
All that separates these two coasts is a lagoon, yet there are huge price differences between them. So which coast gives you more bang for your real estate buck?
There’s a big mistake that many buyers make when they buy an overseas property. What is it?
In a jaw droppingly beautiful part of Costa Rica, one owner’s home made $88,000 in rental income last year. Find out more here.
07/09/2012The Happiest Country in the World
Costa Rica is the world’s happiest country - for the second time. Find out why here.
07/06/2012Costa Rica on Video
This short video covers all the reasons why Costa Rica makes sense as a retirement or second home destination. Don’t miss it.
Check out June’s best bargains - lake-side living for less, an ocean-front condo with a tiny price tag, and a place that combines a great lifestyle buy with investment potential. We’ve got it covered.
It’s a stunning Caribbean coastline that’s set to boom. Dare you miss out?
06/30/2012Ten Reasons Why You Should Buy Here
There are many reasons why you should buy a home on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. Let’s take a look at the top ten.
06/29/2012A Short Video that’s a Life-Changer
If you’re looking for more than a cookie-clutter residential community, you should consider Tao. It’s got all the ingredients for a perfect second home…along with excellent investment potential.
International Living’s Fast-Track Ecuador conference in Quito is the best way to get the lowdown on Ecuador’s top retirement spots and second home destinations. Find out more here.
06/24/2012Chill Out in Costa Rica’s Lake Country
Stunningly beautiful Lake Arenal in Costa Rica is overlooked and undervalued. But that’s a huge plus for us - because property prices are still incredibly good value here.
06/23/2012Lake Views for $17,500
What would you pay for a stunning lake view lot in an area that is attracting a growing number of expats and second home buyers? How does $17,500 sound?
If you want a feel for lakeside living, consider coming on a chill weekend to Costa Rica’s Lake Arenal. You’ll enjoy the beauty of this area, explore some attractively priced properties, and meet with expats who have already made the move.
06/20/2012I Never Got My House
A good escrow account is the safest way to pay for your overseas property. Otherwise you may end up like Bob, a trusting real estate investor. Read on to find out more.
06/17/2012Chilling Out and Having Fun
Fancy a mini-vacation and a chance to sample living in the country of your dreams? Then consider a Pathfinder Chill Weekend.
06/16/2012A Bumper Crop of Real Estate Deals
If you missed out on this year’s International Real Estate Investment Forum, you missed out on a bumper crop of real estate deals. Or did you? Read on to find out how all may not be lost.
06/15/2012And The Deals Go On
If you missed out on some of the sensational deals at this year’s Real Estate Investment Forum, don’t worry. There is still a way of jumping on those deals - from the comfort of your armchair.
06/13/2012A Fire Sale Deal You Won’t Want to Miss
In today’s post we are reporting live from the International Real Estate Investment Forum, where attendees are learning about the best hot spots for property appreciation and rental income…and snapping up the exclusive property discounts on offer.
06/10/2012Chile’s Second Home Hot Spot
Find out why we rate the Colchagua Valley as the best spot for a second home in Chile. We promise you this place won’t disappoint.
06/09/2012The Garden of the Sea
Ninety minutes drive from Santiago, Vina is an appealing combination of small city and chilled beach resort. When it comes to safety, convenience and amenities, it’s hard to beat.
How does Chile stack up as a second home destination? Let’s start with why many expats make this place home..
06/06/2012How to Figure Fair Market Value
In real estate, you could end up paying considerably more than you should, if you don’t know the fair market value. Here are some tips to help you identify a fair price.
06/03/2012A Big Oceanfront Condo for $60,000
Look what $60,000 gets you on this beautiful coast…
06/01/2012The Best Ecuador Getaway?
In Ecuador’s mesmerizing Cotacachi, a 1300 square foot home will set you back $118,440. Read on to find out more details.
Check out our best deals for May which includes an area in Belize that’s a little slice of paradise and big discounts on lots in Costa Rica.
Las Terrenas looks and feels like a Caribbean beach town even though it’s on the Atlantic coast. This chic spot would make a perfect second home or retirement home destination. Discover more here.
05/26/2012Owning a View Here Won’t Break the Bank
Lake Arenal’s dramatic scenery won’t fail to impress you. And owning a chunk of this beautiful lake country won’t break the bank. Find out more here.
Looking for something more stately in Ireland? We’ve found some real gems - including a historic mansion.
05/23/2012Highland Living from $84,900
If you’re seeking a luxury home on a limited budget, your real estate dollar will get you far in Ecuador. Check out what deals you can find in the retirement hot spot of Cuenca.
05/20/2012It Starts With A Nice Vacation
Find out why a fellow reader’s mini-vacation in a Caribbean paradise ended with him buying a brand new home
05/19/2012Your Own Private Kingdom
Off-grid, eco-friendly, five-acre lots that provude an oasis of peace, just minutes from gorgeous Caribbean beaches. Could this forest retreat be for you?
05/18/2012Ireland’s Property Bargains
If you dream of owning a second a home in Ireland, it’s now a lot more affordable. Property prices have fallen to a fifth (or less) from their peak in 2007.
05/16/2012A Convenient Caribbean Getaway
If you’re looking for year-round warmth, postcard-perfect beaches and balmy seas, in a convenient Caribbean location that’s a breeze to get to, Bavaro fits the bill.
05/13/2012Belize: Quirky, Diverse and Fun
A little bit of Belize please? If you’re after tropical sun, turquoise seas, beautiful beaches and a relaxed Caribbean lifestyle, then Belize should certainly be on your shortlist.
Placencia – quaint, charming and now much more affordable. Have you checked out this tropical Caribbean paradise? Maybe it’s time you did.
05/11/2012No Shirt, No Shoes, No Problem
Take a look at Placencia if you’re looking for a laid-back haven, where life is easy going and you’re greeted as a friend by the locals. It’s a little slice of tropical paradise- and it’s now more affordable.
05/09/2012Six Basic Rules to Success
There are many financial benefits to buying pre-construction/off-plan - but things don’t always go smoothly. If you’re considering going down the off-plan/pre-construction route, follow these six basic rules to make sure you get what you’re promised.
05/05/2012Switch on Your Bargain Radar
Switch on your bargain radar because this one is a real gem! With discounts of up to $25,000 on lots in a completed community in a beautiful part of Costa Rica, this is one opportunity you should take a closer look at.
05/04/2012Can You See the Opportunity Here?
Don’t miss out on Ronan McMahon’s FREE “Urgent Opportunities” teleconference if you want to position yourself for maximum potential appreciation and very attractive rental yields.
Take a look at April’s best deals - from bargain beach condos to amazing lake settings - you’re sure to find something that interests you.
04/30/2012On Sale in Spain
Stunning Spain has some sizzling deals right now as the country battles economic struggles. Check out this distressed deal in cultural Granada.
04/29/2012In Four Days, the Price Goes Up
You’ve only got four days to accept this invitation before the price shoots up. Don’t miss out.
Check out these four stunning photos of places where you can make a lot of money - even if you don’t have a Malibu-sized budget.
04/27/2012Big Plans & Big Promises
We hear big promises and big plans in the world of real estate every day of the week. But in the case of this Caribbean beach development, it’s more than empty words.
Did you know you can fund your dream home overseas using your IRA or 401k funds? Not only that, but it allows you to put your retirement planning on a more diversified footing. Let’s find out how.
04/22/2012Beach, Boardwalk, and a New Rental Deal
Iracema is a neighborhood on the rise in a city that’s booming. And there’s a way for you to profit . But you don’t have long. Find out more about this window of opportunity here.
Brazil has arrived on the world stage. If you want to profit from this country’s success you need to know where to look. We show you where…
04/20/2012The Country of the Future
As Brazil continues its rise as a global superpower, we look at a neighborhood in a booming regional capital. Here, prices are a steal in comparison to Rio and Sao Paulo. Not for long though. Find out why.
Check out these eight top tips to help you maximize your overseas property’s rental yield.
04/15/2012A Rural Paradise in Costa Rica
Large eco-friendly lots in a community setting are a rare find in Costa Rica. That’s why only five remain in this rural, lakeside community. You’ll need to act fast.
With low property prices and low cost of living, Cuenca is proving an irresistable choice for a growing number of expats.
04/13/2012We’d all Like to Be on the Beach
If you’re seeking an affordable island beach home, it doesn’t get much better than the Samana Peninsula in the Dominican Republic.
04/11/2012Can I Own Property in Latin America?
In general, yes, foreigners can buy property in Latin America. But there are restrictions depending on your country of choice. Read on to find out more.
04/08/2012You Need to Act Fast on This One
Not so long ago, this beautiful coastline was difficult to access, meaning property prices stayed low. Now, with a new road substantially cutting drive time to this pristine area, prices are already starting to rise. It’s time to grab a bargain while you still can.
04/07/2012Bargain Beach Condos from $85,600
The headline says it all. From $85,600 these beach condos are indeed a bargain. But, with only 16 remaining, you need to act fast.
If you’re looking for affordable beach condos, these are the best value on our beat. Situated on stunning Ecuadorian coast, we expect these homes to be snapped up like hot cakes.
Check out our best offers in March which includes a four-day stay in a Caribbean resort and a short cut to real estate profits you won’t want to miss
04/01/2012Your Shortcut to Real Estate Profits
If you’re interested in real estate overseas, then you need to have the right connections in order to maximise your profit. We’ve found a shortcut you won’t want to miss out on.
03/31/2012Your One-Stop Shop
If you’re looking to get the real skinny on the hottest real estate deals, then join us this June for the the International Real Estate Investment Forum.
03/30/2012The Best Spot in Town
If you are looking for a beach home that also generates income when you’re not using it, Las Terrenas should be on your shortlist.
03/28/2012Running on Empty
Benjamin Franklin once said “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.??? This story serves as an excellent reminder of the importance of due diligence in real estate….and how it can ultimately save you money in the long term.
If you’re interested in trying out the Caribbean lifestyle for size, you can do it in a superb five star resort for just $180 for four days. Places are limited so don’t miss out.
03/24/2012Your #1 Second Home Buy
It’s easy to see why Tao proved the most popular buy with our readers in 2011. Stunning, affordable homes starting at $182,000 on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, surrounded by five star amenities.
Eighteen months ago we told you about one of our most exciting finds in over eight years of dispatches. Today, we would like to invite you to visit and participate in a very special event - Tao’s coming of age.
03/21/2012A New Rental Market in Costa Rica
Visitor numbers continue to increase to the Southern Zone in sunny Costa Rica…which means excellent rental opportunities for home owners. Read on to find out.
03/18/2012Secrets of the Southern Zone
If you’d like to discover the secrets of the Southern Zone and what makes this place so special, we have the perfect guide for you. Join Steve on his next tour this May and he will show you the nicest beaches, the best restaurants, and where to shop for fresh produce, fish and crispy baguettes. Not only that but you’ll also get a complete tour of real estate options in Pacific Lots - and find out why this area has so much potential.
03/17/2012A Hands-Off Rental Opportunity
If you’re looking for a “hands off??? opportunity with attractive rental yield, we may have the solution.
03/16/2012Ireland at Giveaway Prices
A 1.5 acre lot in a beautiful village for $13,000…a vacation home close to miles of sandy beaches, world-class golf and the dramatic Atlantic coastline for $87,000. Property in Ireland now comes with a sharply reduced price tag. But how -and what- should you buy?
You’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to beaches in Joao Pessoa – our top pick in Brazil for a second home.
The province of Rocha is home to the finest beaches in Uruguay. A sleeping giant for years, this part of the country is now starting to stir. If you want to capitalize on Rocha’s growing popularity…you don’t want to miss this post
As one of the safest countries in South America - and with an unbeatable quality of life - Uruguay has a lot going for it. It’s also a place where you can profit. Let’s find out how…
03/09/2012Buy on This Coast from $443 a Month
We have an excellent opportunity in Rocha, Uruguay. This is a beautiful stretch of coast. And we can get in now before big development comes here…for just $443 a month.
03/07/2012Welcome to Paradise - Local-Style
When it comes to where you choose to buy a home overseas, there’s no right or wrong. You’ll find fun and adventure living in a local neighborhood whereas a private community is perfect for comfort and convenience.
03/04/2012If It’s Good Enough for Them…
You don’t need a celebrity-sized bank balance to build a luxurious home in Costa Rica. Join the Southern Zone chill weekend this May 1-4, 2012 and find out how you can be living your dream life for far less than you thought possible.
“The money I’m paying in annual property tax and insurance on my Florida home…plus my medical insurance fees…would cover my living expenses for a whole year in Costa Rica”. Steve Linder. If you want to find out how you could achieve this… read on
03/02/2012My Secret Asia Discovery
One of southeast Asia’s last big secrets has some amazing real estate values. So what’s the catch?
Check out our round up of February’s finest deals…including a lake side condo for $75,000 and a luxurious home in a stunning, tropical setting.
02/26/2012The Property Time Machine
Introducing Ecuador’s finest stretch of coast: Undeveloped, undervalued and ripe with potential. You can buy a home here for less than half of what you’d pay for a similar property in Panama or Costa Rica.
The journey from Quito to Ecuador’s nicest and most undervalued coast used to be a long and arduous one - at times taking up to 18 hours. That’s all changed with the opening of a new highway which as cut the drive time to 3.5 hours, opening this coast up to business and tourism for the first time.
02/24/2012It’s Not All About the Money
Ecuador’s nicest stretch of coast is now accessible, which means it’s set to explode. But the opportunity hasn’t passed yet. Buy a home here and you can expect excellent rental yields…that’s if you’re willing to rent it out. You may, understandably, want it all to yourself.
02/22/2012Country Showdown: Panama versus Ecuador
Ecuador takes on Panama as we continue our series of country comparisons. How will Panama fare against the world’s top retirement haven?
02/19/2012Luxury Living in the Sun
This private community sits on two miles of the most dramatic coastline that you’ll ever see. With some of the world’s best surf breaks, a choice of five sandy beaches, luxury homes and a buzzing clubhouse, this is a world-class community…that everyone wants to be part of.
02/18/2012Killer Ocean Views with a Discount
This is an upscale hot spot in Costa Rica for property buyers. But with the economic slowdown some owners now need to sell, and that’s throwing up some bargains - like ths one.
With 4,655 miles of coastline, there’s a beach to suit everyone in Brazil. And while the beaches in the south grab most of the attention, the beaches on the northeast coast are beautiful and come with year-round beach weather.
02/15/2012Dreams Are Made of This
It’s the stuff dreams are made of…a luxury house in a gorgeous island setting…can you picture yourself here?
02/12/2012The Best Lake Buy in Latin America
A superb location with huge upside potential in a stunning setting. It’s overlooked and undervalued - for now…
02/11/2012A Lake View Condo for $75,000
If you’re seeking a home in a tranquil lake setting - then take a look at this. You can buy a 2000 square-foot condo here for only $75,000.
02/10/2012Costa Rica from $143 a Month
Find out how you can buy a lake view lot in a gated community from $19,000 (yes, you read that right) in Costa Rica - one of the world’s most beautiful and welcoming countries.
02/08/2012Center Stage: Brazil Against Costa Rica
Big and balmy Brazil versus charming and cheerful Costa Rica in today’s series of comparisons on second home locations. Who will emerge as the winner?
If you’re interested in seeing the stunning South Pacific and what it has to offer you won’t want to miss out on today’s post.
Find out how Amy upgraded her life by making a move to Salinas, Ecuador….with two small kids in tow.
You won’t find crowded beaches on Ecuador’s South Pacific. But you will find beautiful beaches that resemble those in California – and beach property at a bargain price.
This month we’ve got three outstanding offers in three stunning locations. You won’t want to miss out on them so read on.
01/29/2012Next Stop: Tulum
Tulum boasts the finest beaches in Mexico and is benefiting from the Path of Progress. Don’t miss your chance to profit.
01/28/2012A Hot off the Press Opportunity
Today is D-day for the launch of the next phase of the Tao project. We’ve got a really special deal for you. You won’t want to miss out on this one!
01/27/2012Five Reasons Why This Is the #1 Buy
Voted as our top opportunity in 2011, tomorrow sees the launch of the next phase at TAO. And Pathfinder readers can get in at a great price. Read on to find out more.
Mayan ruins, untamed forest, Caribbean powder sand and warm turquoise waters - set foot in this place and you would almost think you are in heaven. What started as a backpacker retreat is now turning into an upscale eco-destination. Stay tuned for more reports on this exciting opportunity.
Today we look at three different real estate deals - each with the option of developer finance and each with limited availability. Check them out before it’s too late.
01/21/2012It’s a Recipe for Paradise
If you fancy a taste of tantalizing Tulum on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, get yourself booked on the next chill weekend. Soak up the sunshine, experience the natural beauty…and decide for yourself if this place is as perfect for you as it sounds!
01/20/2012Why Choose Developer Finance?
Is developer finance right for you? It depends on a number of factors. In some cases it’s a no-brainer. Other times not so much. Read on and discover whether making the developer your bank is the right decision for you.
01/18/2012Country Comparisons: Mexico and Uruguay
Wondering which country you should focus on when buying a second home overseas? Today we are looking at Mexico versus Uruguay. Let’s see who takes the crown for the top second home destination.
01/15/2012This Place Should Be on Your Shortlist
Surrounded by cloud forests, coffee-growing highlands and towering mountains - Costa Rica’s Miramar is overlooked and undervalued. Which is why you can buy a 1.25 acre ocean-view lot from $89,100. Read on to learn more.
It’s easy to get to the happiest country in the world. And once you get yourself there you can enjoy a three-day stay courtesy of Colinas de Miramar for free. Enjoy coffee country, cloud forests and beautiful beaches…and see for yourself if Costa Rica makes sense for you as a second home destination. We bet it will!
Close to cloud forest, national parks, and Costa Rica’s coffee-growing highlands, Colinas de Miramar is simply irresistible. A new road means that this area is quicker and easier to get to. It’s just over an hour from San Jose’s city amenities. Come and discover the potential here for yourself…and the Colinas team will pick up a big chunk of the tab.
01/11/2012A Surprising Real Estate Discovery
We’ve uncovered a place in Costa Rica that’s not just postcard perfect and in a great location –it’s also overlooked, under developed and undervalued.
01/09/2012The Real Estate Values in Medellin
As foreigners continue to arrive in the sophisticated city of Medellin, Colombia’s second largest city, we take a look at the rental market. Can you profit from real estate in Medellin? Lets take a closer look
01/08/2012Four Sizzling Hot Properties
Each week, Margaret Summerfield spends a large chunk of time wading through real estate listings from across Latin America, so you don’t have to. Let’s see what real estate deals she has selected this week.
01/07/2012Starting 2012 with a Mighty Bang
As Brazil continues to go from strength to strength, we take a look at booming Fortaleza. As Brazil’s number one domestic tourist destination, it is also outperforming the rest of Brazil on the economic front. A shortage of decent accommodation at present means there are plenty of rental opportunities you could be taking advantage of.
01/06/2012You’ll Be Surprised
For years the Colombian city of Medellin had a reputation as the world’s number one murder capital. So Pathfinder’s Ronan Mc Mahon could be forgiven for approaching this city of 2.5 million people with a sense of cynicism. But that cynicism disappeared the morning after he arrived. Read on to find out why.
01/04/2012My Top Four Beach Locations
We’re kicking off the New Year with beaches. Whether you’re looking for a second home close to a deserted beach or a luxurious beach fit for a king, we prove that there is a beach for everyone. And all our beaches have one thing in common: affordabe property. Come check them out with us.
01/01/2012A Free Chill Weekend for Two in Tulum
Which do you prefer? Peaceful forest or stunning beach? You can have both in tranquil los Arboles. Enter today’s free draw to be in with a chance of relaxing in this beautiful location with gorgeous beaches and pristine forests. All you have to do is get yourself to Cancun and the los Arboles team will ensure you have a weekend to remember.
12/31/2011Win a Free Weekend in Belize
If you fancy soaking up the rays of the Caribbean sun in beautiful Belize, you won’t want to miss out on today’s free competition.
Four days in a luxury resort with top class amenities, a stunning coral-sand beach, a golf course, swimming pools, spa, restaurants, and cafes. Sound like something you could do? Then make sure you enter today’s prize draw where three readers will win a luxury stay on the Riviera Maya.
Today’s prize draw is all about chilling in Costa Rica. You’ll enjoy the lush landscape of pristine mountains and deserted beaches whilst deciding if this is the perfect place for you.
Win a weekend of sun, sand and surf - and scouting for property steals in stunning Salinas on Ecuador’s South Pacific coast. Read on for more details
12/25/2011See Costa Rica’s Lake Country for Free
In today’s giveaway, you could win a weekend in Costa Rica’s beautiful Arenal area. Read on to find out how you can explore the property bargains and pretty landscapes in Costa Rica’s hidden gem for free.
12/24/2011Win a Chill Weekend in Ecuador
If you want to get to know the world’s #1 retirement haven a little better then be sure you enter today’s competition. We’ve got not one, not two…but 4 fabulous chill weekends in stunning Ecuador to give away.
12/23/2011The Great Christmas Giveaway Starts Here
To help you get into celebration mode for Christmas, we’re giving away some seriously tempting goodies. It’s our way of saying thanks for taking the time to read the Pathfinder Alert. Merry Christmas!
12/21/2011From Secret Chic to Jet-Set Chic
Home to some of the world’s finest beaches and bordering a UNESCO protected reserve, Tulum is truly a Caribbean paradise. What’s more you can still get in ahead of the jet-prices in this stunning wonderland. Let’s take a look.
As 2011 draws to a close, what now for the year ahead? Isn’t it time you bid farewell to dreary skies and freezing cold winters and replaced it with a life of sunshine and turquoise seas instead?
12/17/2011Your #1 Deal of 2011
We’ve uncovered a number of opportunities in 2011 but one deal has proven most popular. And when you read this, it’s easy to see why.
With developer financing available on completed condos, Studio Iracema units don’t just offer the potential of good rental yield. They also offer the possibility of price appreciation as Iracema catches up to Meireles. Don’t miss out on the last remaining condos.
12/14/2011When to look a Gift Horse in the Mouth
“Buy a property…and we’ll cover your closing costs.” Tempting as this sounds, you should beware. Read on to find out why you should be cautious if a real estate developer or agent offers to cover your closing costs.
12/11/2011Belize’s Hot New Retirement Spot
A little off the beaten track, Corozal is becoming increasingly popular with expats in search of affordable Caribbean living and a relaxed way of life. Come and stay in one of Orchid Bay’s charming beachfront casitas and see for yourself what’s drawing the people to peaceful Corozal
12/10/2011The South Pacific Hits Back
Ecuador’s North Pacific is perfect for investment opportunities and it’s stunningly beautiful too. But Ecuador’s South Pacific coast also warrants a closer look. From lively city living to fantastic beaches, you’ll find it all on Ecuador’s South Pacific coast
When you’re buying a property overseas, hiring an attorney can save you a lot of stress - and a lot of money.
12/04/2011Why Steve Keeps Going Back to Costa Rica
After traveling the world, there is one country that keeps drawing Steve Linder back. And when you read this it’s easy to see why
12/03/2011Who Wants Tahiti?
While the beauty of the Southern Zone might resemble that of Tahiti, the property prices here certainly won’t.
12/02/2011An Important Date for Your Diary
Costa Rica’s Caribbean side is starting to receive the well-deserved attention of the mainstream press and mainstream tourists. You should take advantage of the killer deals on offer before it’s too late…
Low-Cost Beach Lots, a Five-star Resort & a Caribbean Island Home are this month’s top finds by Pathfinder. Which one appeals to you most?
Ireland’s government, banks and real estate agents continue to talk up a market that has spectacularly crashed. There are bargains to be had, with discounts of up to 80% on peak real estate prices in the Emerald Isle. But you have to know how to get in on them. We’ll show you how…
11/27/2011Would You Buy Here?
Largely unappreciated and unloved due to negative stereotypes, Nicaragua is a beautiful country that deserves your attention. Forward-thinking investors can find some amazing coastal real-estate bargains here.
With strong appreciation potential and special member-only pricing and terms, the stunning Tao project close to Tulum is an opportunity you don’t want to miss out on.
Many of our readers have cottoned on to the wonders of Tulum and it’s incredible potential. But for those of you not in the know, here’s the lowdown on why you should consider Tulum.
Would you say “yes” to luxurious five-star resort living from as little as $950 a month? Tempted? Sure, you are…so come check this Caribbean paradise for yourself on the next relaxing chill weekend. Places will fill fast so act now to reserve yours.
11/18/2011My Favorite Caribbean Beach
This jaw-droppingly beautiful beach is one of the world’s best kept secrets. A mezmerizing place…packed with both history and mystery. And a truly special exclusive project is nearing completion here. Come take a look…
11/16/2011Four Ways to Buy Your Overseas Home
How will you fund your dream overseas home? We’ve got four solutions for you. And one stands out as a clear winner: It’s quick, easy and often interest-free.
11/12/2011The Monte Carlo of the Caribbean
The easier a place is to get to, the more desirable it is. The more desirable it is, the higher the price tag. With that in mind, you should check out idyllic Las Terrenas, where a new road is opening up a world of potential.
11/11/2011I Would Build My Beach Home Here
Only 30 minutes from the bustling first world city of Fortaleza, this charming little beach town with a carefree feel would make the perfect spot for a second or retirement home.
11/09/2011That Elusive View
What’s a view worth? A hell of a lot if you wake up to find your dream ocean view is blocked by sprawling condos or a giant mall. It’s not easy to protect the views from your overseas home but these five tips will help you protect the views from your new home.
11/06/2011Five Things to Do in Arenal
With a dramatically beautiful setting, relaxed and easy tempo and low property prices, it’s easy to see why people are drawn to Arenal in Costa Rica. Here’s a list of things to enjoy when you get there…
11/05/2011A Costa Rican Crime Scene
Turtle Cove offers some of the best lake views in Arenal. Moreover, it’s one of the nicest developments here in terms of the standard of roads and landscaping, and the quality of finishes inside the homes. Don’t believe us? Check this out
11/04/2011The Best Lake Buy in Latin America
Stunning, unique, special and conveniently close to two major international airports, this lakeside area is the perfect choice for retirement or a second home.
What were the best deals we discovered in October? You’ll find them all here - including an area of Costa Rica that’s stepping into the limelight and a condo for less than $50,000 in one of Ecuador’s liveliest beach towns.
10/24/2011What Happens in Vegas
We’re just back from the International Living conference in Las Vegas. And it’s not a case of “What happens in Vegas…stays in Vegas”. We’re excited to give you the lowdown on the top deals that attendees couldn’t wait to get their hands on.
10/23/2011A Tropical Jewel in the Caribbean
If you’re looking for something that is low-key, understated, elegant and chic, right in the heart of the Caribbean, then you need to take a look at Las Terrenas. Find out how you can explore this Caribbean gem for a tiny price this November.
10/22/2011An Ocean-View Condo for $47,500
We’ve found a spacious one-bed, one and a half bath condo, in a central location, with an ocean view, close to the beach and all amenities for just $47,500. It’s getting increasingly difficult to find these type of bargains in this location - so act fast if you’re interested.
10/21/2011Pacific Coast Lots for $416 a Month
The nicest stretch of coast in Ecuador is now easily accessible. Investors buying here today can position themselves ahead of the Path of Progress. And members of the Real Estate Trend Alert can expect to pay 20% less than those buying on the open market. Find out how.
10/19/2011Why Buy Close to a World Heritage Site?
Profit from proximity to a World Heritage Site. With such an attraction on your doorstep, not only will you want to spend time there…so will renters and potential buyers
Costa Rica’s forgotten Caribbean coast is finally getting the attention it deserves. And opportunity awaits you in Grand View Estates - a community set in 640 lush acres, in the Talamanca Mountains, on Costa Rica’s Caribbean side. Five rivers, two waterfalls, rolling hills, ocean views and low-priced lots…in an area where increased tourism and new business ventures should push prices up. What more could you ask for?
10/15/2011What You Don’t Know About Costa Rica
Grand View Estates offers spacious lots at pocket friendly prices. Set in the Talamanca mountains, just 90 minutes from San Jose and 30 minutes from the Caribbean coast, you can enjoy relaxing country living with nature on your doorstep. It’s a lifestyle that clearly appeals to many with 3 phases already sold out. Phase four has just been launched - and Pathfinder readers get a discount on list prices. Read on to find out more.
10/14/2011This Place Has Serious Potential
Costa Rica and the world have forgotten about the Caribbean coast of Limon. Many don’t even know that Costa Rica has a Caribbean side. But it does…and parts of it are simply stunning. Today we have a special pre-release deal that you are invited to participate in. Read on
10/12/2011Comparing Apples to…Detroit?
Comparing apples to apples is very important when buying a property overseas. It gives you a good idea as to whether the property you are buying is priced fairly and how it compares to other properties on your shortlist.
10/09/2011A Mini-Break on a Glorious Coast
Experience pampered living in Rancho Santana. Stroll along one of five gorgeous beaches, enjoy breakfast on your sun-drenched terrace, experience a stunning scarlet sunset over the sea. It’s all in a day’s work at Rancho Santana.
10/08/2011Surf, Sun, Sand, and Bargains
We’ve found a bargain buy in Rancho Santana on Nicaragua’s stunning South Pacific coast. Close to all amenities and with a choice of five golden beaches, this low-cost lot won’t stay on the market for long.
Forbes magazine describes this coastline as “simply stunning”. Yet it has some of the most undervalued real estate on earth. Real estate of this quality won’t always be so pocket-friendly. Now is the time to secure a piece of this paradise..while it’s still going for a song.
Get the lowdown on September’s top deals which include a special property tour in Uruguay, a new discovery in Costa Rica and a Caribbean vacation home with excellent rental yield potential.
10/02/2011Is This the Perfect Caribbean?
Low-key, charming…and affordable. Are we really be talking about a Caribbean island? Don’t take my word for it. Read on to find out how you can check this Caribbean getaway out for yourself.
We’ve found three Caribbean island homes for $100,000 or less….surrounded by golden sands, bright blue sea, and graceful coconut palms. Read on to learn more.
if you’re looking to rent your property out, you want to maximize its rental potential. Find out how you do that here….
09/28/2011Not Just a Pretty Vacation Home
We’ve found the perfect, relaxing vacation home for lazy days in the Caribbean sun. It’s a home that can also make you some money when you’re not there to lap up the luxury. Read on and we will explain how…
09/25/2011A Bargain Coast with Bargain Homes
If you’re looking for a beach home in Ecuador then Salinas is the place to start. We’ve found three beach houses with prices starting from $74,500.
If you’re looking for a comfortable, easy spot for a beach home in Ecuador, Salinas wins hands down. And it’s very affordable.
09/23/2011A Beach Home You Can Afford
When assessing opportunities, Pathfinder looks at 3 things. The place, the project and the deal (PPD). Ecuador’s Jama Campay comes up trumps as a PPD. Find out why
09/21/2011Trouble in Paradise
Be cautious of what property option you choose or you may find yourself out of pocket and without a home. Find out what you should buy - and which type of property we recommend steering clear of in any country.
This little South American country is powering its way to success with strong economic growth. But it’s not just that - it’s seen as a safe haven for overseas investors. If you’re interested in seeing this relaxing, easy-going country for yourself then the best way to do it is to take a property tour. Find out more here
09/17/2011Who Wouldn’t Want to Live Here?
If you want a peaceful, low-key lifestyle, in safe surroundings, close to beautiful beaches you’ll find it in Joao Pessoa, Brazil. It’s a retirement and relocation hotspot…where you can profit.
09/16/2011What’s Your PPD?
Next month sees the Pathfinder team meet up to review our recent scouting finds. With so much information and experiences…and only a little time to share…we rely on PPD to focus our brainstorming sessions. So what exactly is PPD?
If you’re buying a pre-construction property overseas then you need to pay careful attention to the sale contract, as it’s the only legal back-up you have when buying a home. Here are 12 tips to help you analyze your sale contract.
Costa Rica is one of the top destinations if you’re looking for that perfect home overseas. Learn ten reasons why savy property buyers already have Costa Rica on their shortlist.
Our newest opportunity in Costa Rica is easy to get to, close to pretty beaches and the city, and highly affordable. Why not say yes to a free trip to check it out?
Which appeals to you most when it comes to real estate in Costa Rica? Country, beach or city? Imagine if you could have all three…
09/09/2011A Big Find in Costa Rica
We thought we had found the top spots in Costa Rica for outstanding natural beauty combined with deeply undervalued real estate prices. But we were wrong. A new road has opened the door to a lush mountain location perched above a coastline of pretty beaches and wide ocean views . What’s more, it’s only an hour’s drive from San Jose.
If you’re looking to buy an overseas property, one of your main considerations should be whether to go for a re-sale property or opt for pre-construction. We take a look at the advantages and disadvantages of both options.
09/03/2011The Battle of the Beach Towns
From the beaches to amenities to property prices, we compare two of Uruguay’s beach towns. Find out which one we think is the best beach town in Uruguay…and why
09/02/2011What a Difference a New Road Makes
Costa Rica’s Southern Zone is now far easier to get to. And property prices are still low. For now…
Read on to find out August’s best deals - which includes highly affordable spacious beach lots and a rental income opportunity with huge potential.
08/28/2011Costa Rica’s Final Frontier
If you’re seeking an affordable second home with upside potential in Costa Rica, we have found what is known as the Final Frontier. Laid back, tranquil and underdeveloped this is one place that should certainly be on your shortlist.
08/27/2011A Place that Sells Itself
If you want to get a feel for a place…to decide if it’s right for you, then consider a chill weekend. The Pacific Lots team in Costa Rica’s Southern Zone are running one soon. Don’t miss out - and enjoy the adventure.
We’ve got a special surprise to thank you for following our alerts. Curious? Read on to find out more.
08/24/2011A Profitable Rental Opportunity
As Brazil continues to get richer, we look at the increasing demand for office space in Joao Pessoa. What’s more, we bring you a timely opportunity to allow you profit from this growth market.
08/21/2011Choose Your Favorite Beach Town
We know a beach town on Brazil’s north-east coast that warrants your attention. Charming and slow-paced, yet at the same time active and engaging, if you’re looking for a second home or a beach house then this little town should certainly be on your shortlist.
08/20/2011The Best Beaches in Brazil
Ipanema and Copacabana – two of Brazil’s best known beaches. But when Brazilians want to vacation, they don’t go to either. Instead, they opt for a stunning area in the northeast where white sand beaches run for miles. Read on to find out where - and how you can profit…
08/19/2011A Rental Location That Ticks My Boxes
Although Iracema is getting a brand new look, you can still buy here for 50% less than other parts of Fortaleza. Coupled with a strong demand for rentals, this makes Iracema an excellent choice for property investment.
08/17/2011Capitalizing on the Local Connection
Finding a trusted real estate agent in overseas markets can prove difficult. We give you some handy tips on what to look out for here.
North-East Brazil continues to experience strong economic growth. Read on to find out about some income-generating opportunities you can capitalize on today.
08/14/2011Top Three Affordable Deals in Brazil
Brazil is a lot more affordable than you may think. Thanks to generous developer financing terms, you can own a property here. We’ve got three deals with developer financing here.
08/13/2011Costa Rica from $19,000
You can buy stunning lake view lots in scenic Arenal for just $19,000. As well as being jaw droppingly beautiful, this region is highly affordable and easy to get to. So why the low prices? Read on and we’ll explain.
08/12/2011On the Beach for $134,600
If you are looking to invest in a beach community that’s highly affordable, then you should consider Jama Campay, on Ecuador’s nicest stretch of coast. This newly accessible area lies right in the path of progress, in an area where there is already a shortage of suitable accommodation.
08/10/2011Three Homes for $120,000 – or Less
If you’re dreaming of your own home overseas but have a limited budget to work with, then take a look at these three homes that come in at $120,000 or less.
08/08/2011Paris Chic, Without Paris Pricing
More retirees and second-home buyers are looking to Uruguay as a second home location. And if you’re looking for a historic building, that’s as undervalued as it is beautiful, then Centro in Montevideo should be on your radar.
If you’re looking for tranquility, low-priced property and upside potential in Uruguay, you should consider Rocha. Wild and untamed, with some of the country’s best beaches, you can buy a spacious lot here from only $31,900.
Growth in Uruguay’s economy continues with credit rating agencies upgrading the country’s credit rating recently. If you’re looking to own your own piece of booming Uruguay, your real estate dollars will go further in beautiful Rocha. Plus this area offers excellent upside potential. Find out more here.
08/05/2011A Place Where We Can Profit
There’s a place on Uruguay’s coast that’s very special. Not only will you love spending time here, but it’s also a place where you can profit
We’ve found some excellent property deals this month. From a spacious home on Ecuador’s nicest coast (with a very nice price tag to go with it) and a chance to stay at a heavenly Caribbean resort for just $180.
La Estancia is a retreat… offering seclusion from the crowds and hectic tempo of life. Here, you can enjoy life at your own pace, and pamper yourself, surrounded by stunning scenery and a luxury community. This November, you can discover a taste of this relaxed lifestyle for yourself
Ever dream of having an exclusive private playground? With unspoiled beaches to enjoy and lush green forest to explore… That dream can be a reality. Find out how
07/29/2011Seclusion and Privacy, Celebrity-Style
You don’t have to pay top dollar for castle living. We know a place where you can get seclusion, tranquility and beauty without breaking your bank balance. Find out where
07/27/2011A Man’s Home Is His Castle
Who doesn’t want what a castle offers? Seclusion, privacy and above all, comfort. We begin with Ecuador in our search of top luxury retreats (without the castle-sized budget).
Nicaragua’s Pacific coast is stunningly beautiful…and seriously undervalued…for now, at least. Even in an established community like Rancho Santana you can buy an ocean-view lot from only $71,500. That’s a fraction of the price you’d pay in northern Costa Rica, just 60 miles away.
07/24/2011Your Own Private Forest Retreat
Would you swap the bustling city life for a peaceful hideaway? A life where you can indulge in swimming, surfing, diving or snorkelling in the warm Caribbean sea. A place where you are surrounded by peace and tranquillity, yet so close to grocery stores, restaurants and an international airport. This secret hideaway is in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula. Curious to find out where? Read on.
07/23/2011Finding Your Real Estate Dream Team
It’s rare to get everything right when it comes to property development. Not so with the Tao community on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. With its postcard perfect location, affordable pricing with financing, attractive design, and five-star setting, it’s an unbeatable project.
Finance in Mexico is not only difficult to get but can also prove quite expensive. Fortunately, we have negotiated excellent developer finance on our Tao project in Tulum. But this opportunity is limited. Find out how to avail of it today before the offer closes.
Although quite popular with developers, and appealing to buyers due to their perceived low costs, one should be extra cautious when considering fractional ownership. From over-pricing to re-sale difficulties, it’s worth considering what other alternatives are available when considering fractional ownership.
07/15/2011A Beach Home for $115,000
If you are serious about living, retiring, buying a second home, or generating an income overseas, then Jama Campay on Ecuador’s nicest stretch of coast, is an opportunity that should be on your radar. Not only that, but it follows the Path of Progress too. Find out how you can experience the beauty and tranquility of this area firsthand.
07/13/2011The Real Estate Spy
A reminder to our readers to be extra vigilant when it comes to stated property prices. Do your own research, talk to as many local contacts as possible, scour both online and print news sources and don’t commit to anything until you’re satisfied with your checks.
Ecuador’s north Pacific is not only stunningly beautiful but it is also a perfect example of a path of progress at play. Once difficult to access, infrastructure projects completed last year means this lush paradise with some of the lowest real estate prices around is a lot easier to reach. We’ve identified two of the best opportunities in this area – but you need to act quickly before word gets out.
It’s no secret that Costa Rica is a favored expat and second home destination for North Americans, and if you visit yourself it’s easy to understand why. Read on to discover our top ten reasons why you should consider purchasing a home in Costa Rica.
07/09/2011He Found His Dream Home, Can You?
John B wanted the perfect home - and he found it. With easy access to the US…the warm, enticing waters of the Caribbean…lots of fun and entertainment… and even developer financing… John B got it all. And so can you. Find out where John B.‘s dream home is - and come check out this destination for yourself for $180.
07/08/2011Don’t Delay: It Could Cost You Thousands
Tao is a real-estate project you should definitely have on your radar. Located just outside jaw-droppingly beautiful Tulum, the concept and amenities of this project are unique. What’s more, it has a clear head-start in an area where tourism numbers are expected to increase from 3 million to eleven million by 2025. Find out here how you can get in on the Tao project early.
07/06/2011An Invitation to a Special Chill Weekend
If Belize isn’t on your shortlist, it should be. A country of spectacular contrasts – from the enticing Caribbean shores to the lush jungle interior - this is certainly one region you should test-drive. Read on to find out how you can get a proper feel for living in Belize through a very special invitation.
Read on to discover June’s best deals. Included are deeply discounted properties with price cuts of up to $40,000, lots in a waterfront community that’s up and running from just $687 a month…and a neighborhood that’s undergoing a radical transformation, but where you can earn rental income right now while you wait for prices to rise.
07/03/2011Colonial Charm at Pocketbook Prices
Gorgeous Granada in Nicaragua is a distressed market right now, and as a result there are bargains to be had. If you’re dreaming of owning a colonial property in a historic town, then Granada should certainly be on your radar.
07/02/2011Deep Price Cuts, and No Distress
This is your chance to take advantage of a one-off opportunity. We’ve got a very special deal on discounted property. And it’s not even in a distressed market. Find out why this developer has slashed the price on his last five lots
07/01/2011Crisis in the Casco?
Looking around Panama’s historic and culture-rich Casco Viejo, it’s easy to think that the area’s real estate market is booming. But look a little closer and you’ll find that appearances can be deceptive. Property prices and rental rates are falling. If you are interested in Casco Viejo, our advice is to rent first and watch out for fire sales opportunities.
There’s no stress in distressed buying. Wait at the bottom for prices to fall and then pick up quality bargains. Find out more about distressed opportunities here.
Building your dream home overseas is surprisingly easier than you may have imagined…in Pacific Lots, at least. Purchase a lot in this jaw-droppingly beautiful setting and when you are ready to build, Pacific Lots are available with a range of services, including architecture, design, engineering and construction. Read on to find out more.
06/26/2011Real Deals in Costa Rica
Stunning Costa Rica has long been seen as a desirable but unattainable paradise for most potential buyers. But step away from the popular areas of Central Valley and Guanacaste and you’ll find a Costa Rica that is a lot more affordable and even nicer than those better-known locations. In fact, we know of one gorgeous location, where lots are available for only $40,000. Find out more here.
06/25/2011Adventure, Fun, & Profit in Costa Rica
If you find the idea of spacious lake-view lots in a dramatically beautiful setting of pristine mountains, lush cloud forests, relaxing hot springs and a towering volcano appealing, then you’ll be even more enticed by the price. Read on to find out where in Costa Rica (yes, that’s right!) we are talking about, and how to get your hands on one of these bargain lots.
Follow the jet-set crowds in Costa Rica and you can expect to pay high prices for a tiny slice of beachfront or ocean view real estate. Follow Pathfinder and we can show you our Costa Rica…an undiscovered Costa Rica, with wide sandy beaches, lush green jungle and surprisingly chic towns. What’s best about our Costa Rica? You won’t have to pay mainstream Costa Rica prices. Instead, you’ll have the chance to live in stunning setting that’s newly accessible, still highly affordable, and with huge upside potential.
If you dream of untamed, sandy beaches, that you don’t have to share with anyone, then Punta Carnero, outside lively Salinas should be high on your list of considerations. Oceanfront properties are available here at pocket friendly prices.
06/19/2011A Facelift in Brazil
Iracema in Brazil is undergoing a facelift. Once the ‘poor’ neighbour to lively, popular and expensive Meireles, Iracema is recently starting to come into its own. With a shiny new boardwalk, a planned aquarium (South America’s largest), art galleries and trendy cafes, this area is set to thrive as the cultural heart of the city. Prices are a lot lower here too. We checked out a new high-rise with panormic views that offer the possibility of a strong rental yield and price appreciation. Read on to find out where
06/18/2011A Community that’s Worth a Second Look
If you’re looking for the perfect home in a tranquil community, that sits right next to a beautiful beach and five minutes from a charming little beach town, then you should consider Summerville in Brazil. Located just thirty minutes from Fortaleza and its city amenities, you’ll pay pocket friendly prices here for lots in a beachfront community.
06/17/2011Racing Ahead to Real Estate Profits
Thanks to exclusive pricing and terms, members of Ronan’s Real Estate Trend Alert group have seen a huge rise on the list price of units they bought over two and a half years ago on Fortaleza’s boardwalk. Here, Ronan shares his secrets on buying preconstruction.
When purchasing a property overseas, make sure you do the necessary legwork before you buy. Here are a few things you can do to dig to the bottom of the price game, and come up with a price that’s closer to the true market value of the property.
06/13/2011A $20,000 Beach Bar in Brazil
If you’re looking for a perfect beach town, close to booming Fortaleza, Paracuru may just be the place for you. On a recent visit there, we also discovered a highly affordable beach bar. Read on to find out more.
Unlike other Central American countries, Belize doesn’t seek or attract much attention from the mainstream media. As a result, it’s often overlooked as a retirement destination. But beautiful Belize should be one of your top choices for a number of reasons. Read on to find out more.
06/11/2011The News from Belize
Orchid Bay has achieved numerous milestones since its inception over five years ago. With beautiful casitas adorning the beach, and a restaurant and bar already in place, the community is now preparing for a private airstrip. Despite all these achievements Orchid Bay remains highly affordable. Six lots are even available with interest free financing. Read on to find out more.
06/10/2011An Interest-Free Deal in Belize
If you’re looking to immerse yourself in the spectacular wonderland that is Belize, then we have found the perfect setting for you….with an irresistable price tag.
06/08/2011A Little Local Knowledge Goes a Long Way
When buying international real estate, you should follow the same steps and procedures that you would if you were buying back home.Here’s why you shouldn’t rely solely on a seller’s promises.
06/06/2011Two Ways to Profit in Uruguay
Discover two ways to play the trend of investing in farmland in Uruguay today.
It’s not hard to understand why Uruguay is one of our top countries. Read more for ten reasons why you should consider Uruguay.
06/03/2011A Good Business to Be In
As the demand for food continues to grow with the population, so too will the demand for agricultural land. Owning agricultural land with development potential is like winning the lottery. If you’re interested in getting in on the demand for agricultural land, then you should consider Uruguay.
We look back at our best offers over the month of May, which includes a free stay in an opulent home with commanding views of the ocean…a stunning location with mountain views where you can buy a lot for $40,000…and a city where the property prices remain low - for now!
05/30/2011Now Is the Time to Buy Development Land
If you’re considering buying development land, the time has never been better. But to maximize your returns, you need to get in at the wholesale level. Not only that but you need to source a development team with a solid track record. Let’s take a look at some ways you can get involved in a development investment.
05/29/2011You Might Just Want to Pinch Yourself
We visit Costa Rica’s mesmerizingly beautiful Lake Country. Although most expats and home buyers focus on the country’s northern coast, or her Central Valley, this secret gem has it all – stunning wildlife, water sports, alpine scenery… and affordable real estate.
05/28/2011A Hotel Shortage in a Tourism Hot Spot
The pressure for new hotel rooms in Fortaleza is growing. With the arrival of the Soccer World Cup in 2014, Brazil’s biggest domestic tourist destination is in high demand. Find out how you can profit.
05/27/2011A Special Little Beach Town
Located just 30 minutes from Fortaleza’s shiny boardwalk, Cumbuco is surrounded by endless white sand beaches and attracts an eclectic mix of residents and tourists from far afield. And you can buy a home site in Cumbuco with no money down and monthly interest-free payments.
Joao Pessoa, a large Brazilian city with a small beach town feel, is perfect for those seeking a relaxing retirement or a premium location for a second home. Right now, you can save 10% on prime boardwalk condos…but you need to hurry: there are only six condos left.
05/23/2011Ready to Take on the World
Discover how you can make the dream location of Tao your permanent piece of paradise. With white sand beaches, tropical Caribbean waters and ancient Mayan ruins, this stunning location deserves your attention… today.
05/22/2011Tell Me, What Will I Do All Day?
Wondering what you could do all day if you owned a second home in the relaxing, tranquil Riviera Maya? From swimming in the tropical waters to exploring ancient history - there’s plenty on offer for everyone in this Caribbean gem.
In our news round up from Mexico this week, we examine Mexico’s popularity as a tourist region and show you how to grab four days in one of Mexico’s most luxurious resorts for only $180.
05/20/2011Getting a Head Start on the Competition
When scouting for international real estate opportunities, Ronan McMahon looks for areas that have a moat…a unique characteristic or attribute that should protect them from market shifts. The Tao community in Tulum, Mexico is one such place.
Fortaleza is Brazil’s top destination for domestic tourists, who are drawn by the beautiful beaches and the year-round good weather. Now the famous Fortaleza boardwalk is being extended to the neighborhood of Iracema. Find out how to take advantage of Iracema’s low prices today before they rise in line with the prices of the “old??? boardwalk.
Think landbanking is only for the super-rich and powerful? Not so, says Ronan McMahon. Follow Ronan’s advice on how to get ahead in the landbanking game.
05/15/2011Affordable Luxury in Costa Rica
If you missed out on the Costa Rica real estate boom of the last ten years, then it’s time to get ready for the next one. Costa Rica’s once inaccessible South Pacific is on the edge of a major boom. Find out why this poignantly beautiful place is becoming the hottest ticket in town for property buyers.
05/14/2011A Middle Class Boom that Spells Profit
A strong economy and a growing middle class means a potential to profit from property in Brazil. Find out exactly why you should put booming Brazil on your real estate radar.
05/13/2011The True Cost of Real Estate
When buying real estate, it’s not just the purchase price that needs to be considered. You should also look at additional costs such as taxes and fees. Find out why Ecuador is the perfect place for keeping your property holding costs ultra-low.
05/09/2011This Is Getting Too Rich for My Palate
After a real estate boom, over supply is now putting downward pressure on real estate prices and rental rates in Panama. Could something similar happen in Fortaleza?
05/08/2011The First Step to Real Estate Profits
05/07/2011Booming Times - But Not for Rentals
05/06/2011Please Can I Buy this Beach?
05/02/2011A Property Deal for $475 a Month
05/01/2011Get First in Line for Killer Deals
04/25/2011How to Finance Your Dream Home Overseas
04/23/2011Big City, Small Beach Town, or Both?
04/22/2011Ireland at Ten Cents on the Euro
04/20/2011A Unique Property in a Stunning Setting
04/18/2011Tahiti without the Price Tag
04/17/2011Finding the Sweet Spot
04/16/2011Some Things are Worth the Wait
04/15/2011An Extraordinary Community
04/13/2011Uruguay’s Next Coastal Hot Spot
04/10/2011Discover The World’s Best Kept Secret
04/04/2011Costa Rica on Sale
04/03/2011South Pacific Ocean Views from $120,000
03/28/2011A Boater’s Paradise
03/26/2011A Mini Real Estate Tour on Video
03/25/2011Living the High Life, Four Seasons-style
03/23/2011Bright Lights, Big City
03/19/2011Great Value Colonials in Granada
03/14/2011Fortaleza’s Best Boardwalk Deal
03/09/2011The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
03/07/2011The Emerald Isle at 80% Off
03/06/2011Gold Coast Condos from $69,730
03/05/2011Luxury on a Budget on the South Pacific
03/04/2011Check out this Video
02/28/2011Share with us on Facebook
02/27/2011Costa Rica’s Secret Jewel on Video
02/26/2011The Future’s so Bright
02/23/2011Take Three: Lake Home Living
02/21/2011The Best Place to Buy in Brazil
02/20/2011What Makes the Perfect Second Home?
02/18/2011Don’t Just Take My Word For It
02/14/2011Living the Dream at Tao
02/11/2011A Special Place—and a Special Invitation
02/06/2011Cut-Price Property in Costa Rica
02/05/2011The Power of the Mighty Brand Costa Rica
02/04/2011Cloud Forests, Cabins & Coastal Highways
01/31/2011What Kind of Real Estate Buyer are You?
01/30/2011Mexico’s Pacific Coast Treasure
01/29/2011A Stunning Beach…and a Stunning Deal
01/24/2011Save Money On a Great Deal in Costa Rica
01/23/2011Choose Your Chill…Caribbean or Pacific?
01/21/2011What Makes Tulum Hot Right Now
01/19/2011Take Three: Affordable Ocean-View Lots
01/17/2011The Best Buy in Tulum
01/12/2011In Real Estate, Size Matters
01/09/2011The Easy Way to Uncover This Hidden Gem
01/08/2011A Rising Star in 2011
01/07/2011A Coastline That’s Bargain-Ripe
01/05/2011A Beachfront Condo for $79,000
12/31/2010Beachfront That’s Budget-Friendly
12/29/2010Costa Rica’s Secret Coast
12/27/2010A Walk on the Wild Side
12/24/2010Fancy a Free Weekend in Belize?
12/22/2010Countdown to our Christmas Giveaways
12/19/2010Escape From the Gray to the Gold Coast
12/12/2010A Luxury Resort Home for $800 a Month
12/11/2010Why Choose the Hub of the Americas?
12/10/2010Important News from the Tulum Area
12/06/2010Picking the Right Rental Market
12/04/2010Riding the Wave of Opportunity
11/28/2010Real Estate Bargains in Costa Rica
11/27/2010Why You Should Pay Attention to Class C
11/24/2010Which Is Best: Render or Reality?
11/22/2010A Slice of Belize for $39,000
11/21/2010A Video Is Worth a Thousand Words
11/19/2010A Resort Home for $600 a Month
11/17/2010Check Out This Beach House for $130,000
11/12/2010Three Ways to Get a Developer to Pay You
11/08/2010Buy Farmland and Grow Rich
11/06/2010A Beach & Golf Condo for $45,000
11/05/2010Can You Pass Up This Invitation?
10/30/2010Presidents, Profits and Price Cuts
10/23/2010New Adventures in an Old Favorite
10/22/2010The President Was in Town. She Said…
10/18/2010An Opportunity in the Emerald Isle
10/16/2010Colonial Living, Granada-Style
10/13/2010The Quintessential Caribbean
10/10/2010The Easy Way to Buy in Mexico
10/09/2010A Lakeside Cottage for $159,000
10/08/2010A Real Estate Market I Want Exposure To
10/06/2010A Caribbean Town of Contrasts
10/04/2010Where There’s a Crisis…
10/03/2010A Chill That’s Hotting Up
10/02/2010The Wilder Side of Costa Rica
09/26/2010The Caribbean’s Next Big Thing
09/22/2010The Black Sheep of Overseas Properties
09/19/2010A Video Guide to Real Estate Profits
09/18/2010Costa Rica’s Lake Country
09/17/2010Next Stop, Tulum
09/13/2010Chilling Out on Mexico’s Caribbean Coast
09/12/2010The Best of Argentina
09/11/2010Beach Living Boutique-Style
09/10/2010Our Next Brazilian Superstar
09/06/2010A Price Freeze in Brazil
09/05/2010House Hunting in Belize
09/03/2010Why Not Join Us This October?
09/01/2010Two Smoking-Hot Deals You Shouldn’t Miss
08/30/2010A Tale of Two Cities
08/29/2010Dreaming of Your Place in the Sun?
08/28/2010A Secret Success
08/27/2010The Deals Really Are This Good
08/20/2010The News from Ireland
08/18/2010Down to the Wire: Mexico vs. Uruguay
08/14/2010Another Chance to Profit in Costa Rica
08/13/2010Costa Rica From $42,500
08/11/2010Round Two: Brazil v Costa Rica
08/04/2010Colombia’s Other Caribbean City
08/02/2010Beachfront in Brazil from $66,000
07/30/2010A New Boardwalk, and a New Opportunity
07/25/2010Join the Jet-Set…For Less
07/19/2010Get First in Line for Some Killer Deals
07/18/2010A Caribbean Idyll That’s Moving Ahead
07/17/2010A Dream Takes Shape in the Caribbean
07/16/2010Jungle Living on a Chic Caribbean Coast
07/14/2010Winner Takes All: Panama versus Ecuador
07/12/2010Ronan’s Top Scouting Tips
07/11/2010Mexico’s Newest Riviera
07/10/2010Our Top Three Rental Picks
07/05/2010Buy Here For Thirty Cents on the Dollar
07/03/2010A Caribbean Home That Pays For Itself
06/30/2010Why I won’t buy in Panama City
06/28/2010Skeletons in the Closet
06/27/2010The World’s Most Exotic Destination
06/21/2010Your own Caribbean Home for $169,000
06/20/2010The Grande Dame of Beach Resorts
06/19/2010Following a Greener Path of Progress
06/14/2010You Won’t Want to Miss This
06/11/2010My #1 Second-Home Buy
06/07/2010On the Beach in Brazil for $60,350
06/06/2010Save $10,000 on Belize Beachfront
06/05/2010We’ve Outdone Ourselves
06/02/2010Own a Lot in Costa Rica For $33,250
05/31/2010It’s All Hotting up in Toronto
05/24/2010Only Eight Days Left
05/22/2010Tax Hikes, Ghost Estates, and More
05/21/2010This is a Hot Market: Here’s Why
05/15/2010And Now for Some Good News…
05/14/2010A Land Banking Opportunity
05/08/2010Escape to Mexico’s Most Beautiful Beach
05/07/2010Where You Won’t Have to Settle for Less
05/03/2010Only One Can Be Best in Class
05/01/2010Here Comes the Summer
04/30/2010Only Six Readers Will Get This Discount
04/28/2010Making the Right Move
04/24/2010Welcome to Miami?
04/23/2010Can’t Afford Costa Rica? Think Again
04/19/2010Only Five Units Left…
04/18/2010Costa Rica’s Untamed, Affordable Coast
04/16/2010Here’s Some Video I Took
04/12/2010The Best Beaches Are Here…
04/03/2010Costa Rica’s Mysterious Stone Spheres
03/29/2010Why Tulum’s Set to Explode
03/26/2010Costa Rica’s Next Coastal Hotspot
03/20/2010Healthcare, Oil, Billionaires, and Beer
03/17/2010Beachfront for $800 an Acre
03/15/2010An Important Date for your Diary
03/13/2010A Small Country with a Big Future
03/08/2010Update on the Fortaleza Market
03/06/2010Why I’m Investing in Real Estate
03/03/2010Four Premier Beach House Locations
02/24/2010The Real Skinny-and Discount Deals
02/20/2010The 4 Cs
02/13/2010The News From Costa Rica
02/10/2010How to Find the Perfect Climate
02/08/2010My Secret Island Retreat
02/06/2010How to Get Residency in Mexico
01/30/2010How to get Residency in Uruguay
01/29/2010Welcome to Caribbean Night
01/23/2010How to Cut Your Cost of Living
01/22/2010Why I’m Investing in Fortaleza
01/18/2010Five Golden Rules for 2010
01/16/2010Residency with an Income of $400 a Month
01/15/2010Blame it on the Rum and Sun
01/08/2010Discover Costa Rica’s Secret Coast
12/30/2009Explore Mexico’s Riviera Maya For Free
12/27/2009Cash in on Costa Rica’s Next Boom Zone
12/26/2009A Chill Weekend That Won’t Cost a Cent
12/19/2009How to Live and Work in Brazil-Legally
12/18/2009A Special Ecuador Deal for Two Readers
12/13/2009My Favorite Tropical Hideaway
12/09/2009The Right Overseas Destination
12/07/2009Land Banking Opportunities in Uruguay
12/05/2009A Benefit-Packed Overseas Residency
12/04/2009My Favorite Resort Deal in Mexico
11/21/2009Trusting Your Money to Strangers
11/18/2009Brazil’s Dark, Exotic Heart
11/16/2009Brazil Beach Condo for $55,800
11/02/2009Ecuador’s Best Little Mountain Town
10/31/2009Don’t Take the Basics for Granted
10/24/2009Has Your Developer Got the Green Light?
10/21/2009Where and When to Invest in Argentina
10/19/2009Wish You Were Here?
10/17/2009Do You Know Exactly What You’re Buying?
10/12/2009Read This Before the World Catches On
10/10/2009Make Sure This is in Your Contract
10/09/2009Your $10,000 Voucher is Enclosed
10/09/2009How Long Will This Window Stay Open?
10/02/2009My Top Three Hottest Investment Markets
09/28/2009You Can Afford A Dream Home—Here’s How
09/26/2009Get the Right Title Insurance
09/19/2009Men Who Stare at Goats
09/18/2009The Best Crisis Investment I’ve Seen
09/12/2009Twelve Billion Barrels is a Lot of Oil
09/07/2009The World’s Best Place for Retirement
09/04/2009Security, Control and up to 300% Returns
08/31/2009You won’t believe this Video
08/28/2009Why I Love a Good Crisis
08/14/2009Best Buy on the “Right” Caribbean Island
08/05/2009Did You See the U.S. vs Spain Game?
07/01/2009Brazil Beach Condo for $56,100
06/19/2009Brazil Beach Condo for $44,100
06/17/2009A Real Recommendation
06/15/2009Discover “Mexico’s Next Great Place”
06/10/2009The News From Ecuador
06/01/2009The Next Brazilian Hotspot
05/27/2009My #1 Caribbean Buy on the Beach
05/11/2009Farmland is the Next Big Play
05/04/2009Is Mendoza the Best Place to Retire?
03/03/2009A $50,000 Beach Condo…For 4 Readers Only
02/24/2009Your Essential Real Estate Checklist
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