Your morning begins with a frothy cappuccino and a fresh-baked cornetto at the café just a few steps from your stylish loft apartment. A chat with the other regulars and a glance at the newspaper ease you into the day. Then you make your way through the weekly mercato to select ripe...
You look out your balcony to the sapphire-blue waters of the ocean below. Closer to shore, the water is lighter... it’s warm and perfect for bathing. When kissed by the light of the setting sun, it turns to liquid gold.
Last October, I took an extensive 10-day scouting trip to Spain’s Costa del Sol. One place high on my scouting list was the town of Estepona. This is where subscribers of my Real Estate Trend Alert have locked down townhomes for just $189,000.
For any avid golfer, there’s nothing better than getting in 18 holes on a perfect blue-sky day. Luckily, if you’re a golfer who moves abroad, you don’t have to give up your favorite hobby.
Turquoise waters lap the white-sand beach fringed with casuarina trees. There are no jet skis or banana boats here—just a few stand-up paddle boarders and a kayak or two.
I wrote to you in June on the eve of Greece’s second election in six weeks. Greeks faced a choice between the bad and the ugly. Continue with the agreed bailout plan—more austerity, more unemployment, more emigration, more downward pressure on already-dropping real estate prices.
I’d like you to invite you to a special event. This invitation is only open to members of our little group. Your five-star accommodation will be free. Your gourmet meals and cocktails on the beach won't set you back a single cent. Call it a perk of being part of Real Estate Trend Alert. It's an opportunity to visit and experience first-hand a stunning Caribbean resort community.
Everything is modern, new, and shiny. This area is convenient like Florida is to a New Yorker. The visitors I’m watching are desperate for some spring sunshine. Some (mostly Scandinavian or Russian) are even here to pick up real estate on the cheap. There are deals to be done.
As a member of our little group, you will know that I have been closely following the opportunities created by the collapse of Ireland's property bubble. In particular I have followed fire sale auctions where we have been able to buy for as little as one-tenth of peak prices.
Imagine perfect, white-washed homes...and churches with rounded roofs...that cling to the sheer edge of an ancient volcanic crater. The sun sets like a fiery cannon ball at Oia. Yes, the black beaches are interesting, but here it’s all about the dramatic views from the crater edge. This is the Greek island of Santorini. My favorite. And like the rest of the Greek islands, real estate here is about to get dirt cheap—because of the great crisis the country faces today.