Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Today’s six picks show you exactly what you can get overseas with a budget of $200,000. Like the sound of a new beachfront condo or is a colonial house more your style? Read on below to find out more.
Pick #1. Placencia, Belize. Condo: $199,000.
Ditch the smartphone. Ditch the business suit. Ditch the attitude. This barefoot paradise will seduce you with its slow sleepy charm. You’ll appreciate its friendly small town feel. And you’ll love its 16 miles of white sand beach, coral reef and tiny sandy islands just begging for a hammock and a frosty-cool drink.
You can ditch the dictionary too. The locals speak English. You’ll feel at home from the get-go and ready to start making new friends. It’s unusual to find a one-bed condo in Placencia. This one-bed one-bath unit would make a good vacation home. It’s priced at $199,000. You can get more details here.
Pick #2. Granada, Nicaragua. Colonial House: $180,000.
If you’re dreaming of a historic home but on a tight budget then Granada deserves a closer look.
You see, your real estate dollar goes a long way here. It will easily bag you a big house. And it will bag you a piece of history.
This colonial house sits on a big lot with plenty of room to add a pool or some extra bedrooms. You could turn it into a B&B and help fund your new life overseas. Find out more here.
Pick #3. Riviera Maya, Mexico. Condo: $182,000.
Turquoise Caribbean Sea? Check. Beautiful powder beaches? Check. Five-star amenities? Check. Lots of choice when it comes to dining, shopping and entertainment? Check.
Mexico’s Riviera Maya ticks all the right boxes. It’s the kind of place you’ll keep coming back to, again and again. And owning in this Riviera won’t break the bank.
You can buy a luxury condo in an upscale resort for $182,000. Thanks to developer financing you can spread your payments. It rates as one of the best value, most affordable Caribbean resort deals out there. Find out how you can see it for yourself here.
Pick #4. Salinas, Ecuador. House: $158,000.
When it comes to getting the most bang for your real estate buck, Ecuador’s hard to beat. And Salinas is a great spot for a second home. It’s a small city with just about everything you need for year-round living: grocery stores, produce markets, hardware stores, clinics and beauty parlors. It’s also got a fun nightlife scene, plenty of restaurants and cafes and two yacht clubs.
This four-bed two-bath home boasts a swimming pool, more than 2000 square feet of living space, a location only one short block from the beach and an asking price of $158,000. You can contact the real estate agent here.
Pick #5. Arenal, Costa Rica. House: $185,000.
Natural beauty. Quiet country living. Friendly expats. Good food. Affordable property. If this sounds like your idea of paradise, welcome to Arenal.
This hidden corner of Costa Rica is stunning. Lush green hills frame a huge blue lake. You can sail, fish, water-ski or kayak on the lake, hike or horse ride in the hills and forests, or spot some of the hundreds of species of tropical birds.
Your $200,000 budget goes a long way in Costa Rica’s lake country. In fact, $190,000 will buy a two-bed two-bath home set in 1.25 acres of lake-view grounds. It’s move-in ready and offered with seller financing. You can get all the details here.
Pick #6. Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic. House: $195,000.
Set your watch to island time, then kick back and relax. In this little beach town you’ll enjoy a laid-back carefree pace of life. You’d expect to find fresh fish on the menu in an island beach town. But in this location you can also dine on lobster ravioli and pick up a strong espresso, flaky croissants or gourmet gelato.
It’s a low-key boutique destination that’s popular with Europeans. It’s slowly attracting more North American vacationers. Once they see the property price tags, many decide to buy.
This semi-detached house is only a 5-minute walk to a beautiful beach and close to restaurants and a sailing school. It’s got three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a spacious terrace. It sits in landscaped grounds with a social area and swimming pool. Get a full information pack here.
If you’re interested in any of these properties, contact the brokers and developers today to get a full information package - before someone else beats you to it.
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