Photo Gallery: Our Opportunity From the Riviera Maya’s Transformational Path of Progress in Pictures

Photo Gallery: Our Opportunity From the Riviera Maya’s Transformational Path of Progress in Pictures

When I talk to you about the Riviera Maya, it can be hard to put our opportunity into context. Or, how an opportunity so big could be contained in one little stretch of coastline. Let me put it to you this way: That little patch of the map above—no longer than 90 miles in reality—is where one of the strongest opportunities on our entire beat is. For capital appreciation and for serious short-term rental potential.

Photo Gallery: My Scouting Trip to a “Lottery Ticket” Caribbean Buy Near Bluefields, Nicaragua

Photo Gallery: My Scouting Trip to a “Lottery Ticket” Caribbean Buy Near Bluefields, Nicaragua

My vocation takes me to some seriously off-the-beaten-track locations. The travels I undertake in search of profitable real estate mean that I spend almost two weeks out of every month on the road. Part of the payoff for all this digging and ground work is a big network of contacts around the world. And the bigger that network grows, the more opportunities I hear about…sometimes in very wild and remote corners indeed…

Agricultural Deals: How to Play the Game and Profit

Agricultural Deals: How to Play the Game and Profit

It was great to meet so many members of our little group at International Living’s recent Fast Track Your Retirement Overseas conference in Las Vegas. I enjoyed catching up with members and shooting the breeze on my beat here at Real Estate Trend Alert. Some of you asked about how we can play the predicted surge in demand for food over the coming decades—and why I haven’t brought any opportunities to your attention. That’s why today I’m revisiting this topic. The investment case for food crops and the underlying land is straightforward: Demand is going up; supply has constraints like suitable land, availability of water and infrastructure to get crops to market.

Boquete: The Best Value in Seven Years

Boquete: The Best Value in Seven Years

I've just returned from my first scouting trip to Panama's mountain country of Boquete in five years. Back in 2007 to 2008, the market became frothy and prices too high. I stopped visiting until now. This time, my trip threw up some interesting opportunities. The most significant development I noticed in Boquete is how real estate prices are at their lowest in almost a decade. I'm working on some special situation RETA members-only deals there which I will be telling you about in the coming weeks.

How to Boost Your Rental Income Anywhere in the World

How to Boost Your Rental Income Anywhere in the World

It is easier today than at any other time in history for small investors, like us, to make strong gains from renting our real estate out, particularly short term. But, you need to know what you’re doing. You need to get the basics right—buying the right real estate in the right market at the right price. Then, you need to spend time growing your customer base and boosting your occupancy to bump up your returns. Get it right, and your rental can be a license to print money. This report will show you how to do just that.

9 Places to Profit on Our RETA Beat This Year

9 Places to Profit on Our RETA Beat This Year

Get up to speed on the places that are on Ronan McMahon’s radar right now. In this special report, you’ll read about nine places on his beat where he’s strongly focused…where he sees the potential for large gains for Real Estate Trend Alert…and where members of your group have already profited—thanks to his recommendations.

The Real Estate Trend Alert Guide to Traveling to Discover Profit

The Real Estate Trend Alert Guide to Traveling to Discover Profit

Ronan McMahon and his team rack up hundreds of thousands of miles each year carrying out boots on the ground research. Long before Real Estate Trend Alert members hear about a deal, Ronan has spent time on the ground in the destination where that deal is located, digging deep into the local real estate market and the opportunity on offer. And it’s something he recommends you do, too. He’s put together a new report to detail a little more about how and why he travels…and shares some of his best tips for traveling well.