international living: House Swap: How to Trade Up Rent-Free Overseas - 05/24/11 04:56 PM
This seems like a great idea to me. You would be able to see what it is like to live in different parts of the world without actually selling your current home or having to pay moving costs. Now where in the world would you want to house swap first? Decisions, decisions, decisions…
from International LivingBy Darius Fisher
Imagine you could live abroad rent-free…no hotels, no guesthouses…your own home for a week, a month or more. Where would you go?
We picked Amsterdam, swapping our house just north of New York City for a four-story canal-side home in Jordaan, the hippest … (2 comments)

international living: Merida, Safest City in Mexico - 05/02/11 07:00 AM
Experiences Increase in Affordable Real Estate 2011
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The Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico is often known for white beaches and a rich Mayan culture, but in the heart of the Yucatan rests its capital city Merida. Merida is recognized as the most secure place to live in Mexico and its residents are proud to keep this reputation strong. As a hub for expatriate activity, Merida has long been a real estate market for Canadians and Americans seeking a strong community and an authentic cultural lifestyle. In recent months, real estate in Merida is on the rise … (1 comments)

international living: 6 Reasons Why You Should Buy This Piece of Caribbean Coast - 05/01/11 05:20 AM
I came across this article the other day in International Living and it does give an accurate overview of the investment opportunities in the Yucatan Peninsula. I have several clients that are taking advantage of this great opportunity & I hope to do so too in the next year. Hopefully, I will have my photos of the Riviera Maya including Tulum, Playa del Carmen, and Cancun posted soon.
6 Reasons Why You Should Buy This Piece of Caribbean CoastBy Ronan McMahon
Regular readers will know how bullish I am on the real estate market in Tulum (located at the southern tip of Mexico's Riviera … (3 comments)

international living: Something nice to dream about on TAX DAY - 04/15/11 05:15 AM
April 15, 2011  
Hmmm, tax day...wanting to escape from my thoughts of taxes, bills & work for a few minutes, I decided to put my blog together about things to do this weekend in St Petersburg, Florida.  As I searched the Internet, I strayed away from my quest (as usual-they are so many interesting things to read out there) & I found this article in the St Petersburg Times. It fit in beautifully with my last few blogs about living abroad. As I read about this couple from Tampa who moved to Costa Rica & looked at the pictures, I began … (0 comments)

international living: The New Merida Initiative – Making Yucatan a “Retirement Paradise” for U.S. Baby Boomers - 04/14/11 02:32 PM
from International Living   by Dan Prescher

Mexico's Yucatan state is a tropical paradise and a paradise for history and archeology buffs... but a retirement paradise for U.S. Baby Boomers?
Developing Yucatan into a Mecca for Americans 50 year of age and older was the action plan being discussed at a meeting of government officials, local entrepreneurs, and international consultants held in Merida, Yucatan, on Wednesday April 7 titled "Adults Over 50 - The Housing, Attention and Service Industry."
Coordinated by the Governor's Office of Finance and Development, the meeting brought together movers and shakers from around the state and the … (1 comments)

international living: “I’m Worried About Moving to a New Country…” - 04/11/11 09:11 AM
I receive several emails & phone calls each month from people who are thinking about retiring to the St Petersburg, Florida area & then spending 4-6 months per year abroad. I am more than happy to help them with their real estate needs here & in their new country but I also want to help them with establishing their new lives. I don't want to just make a sale. I want them to be informed & fairly comfortable with their choice. Please don't blindly move there, some research must be made first. I too plan in a few years to live abroad for 4-6 … (1 comments)

international living: The Healthiest Country in the World - 03/29/11 06:24 AM
Interesting article from International Living Magazine.    C'est la joie de vie! Maybe looking at life through rose colored wine glasses helps, after all.
The Healthiest Country in the WorldBy Eoin Bassett
The healthiest country in the world is France. That might surprise you about a country that places such an emphasis on delicious food, savory meat dishes, creamy sauces, delicate cakes, sweets and pastries, fine wines and barrel-aged brandy.
But the low cost of health insurance and the superb quality of care means France romps to victory in the health category of International Living's Quality of Life Index 2011.
Life expectancy … (3 comments)

international living: Safety for Mexico Homes in Merida Recognized; Airport Security - 03/11/11 12:13 AM
I have traveled to the Yucatan several times including Merida. The airport security was very thorough, the people extremely friendly & I freely roamed the city without any concerns to my safety. Being a taller, blonde woman, I did stand out quite a bit so I could have been an easy target. I found this recently posted blog & it accurately describes the area.

Plaza & shops in Merida, Mexico, Annalisa Weller
Posted by: Thomas Lloyd  Feb 2011
When buying a Mexico home, North Americans who haven't spent much time in this country may be concerned about security. However, many … (1 comments)

international living: Mayakoba rolls out red carpet for PGA Tour - 03/03/11 02:31 PM
In October, the Pinellas International Council held a trade mission to the Cancun-Playa del Carmen-Cozumel area of the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico. For one week we toured several absolutely gorgeous properties including the Mayakoba resort and Iberostar. There are many wonderful vacation & second home opportunities there. I came across this article about the PGA tour being held at the Mayakoba resort.
MIKE BAILEY,   Posted 02/23/2011, 9:25 AM EST 

Mayakoba-El Camaleon Golf Course hole 7
  The par-3 7th at El Camaleon Golf Club (Fairmont Resorts photo Courtesy of Fairmont Mayakoba )                 
PLAYA DEL CARMEN, Mexico - While much of the golf world this week is … (0 comments)

international living: What Brings Three Top Chefs to Merida? - 02/22/11 03:58 PM
Diane Kennedy & Rick Bayless in the Yucatan? In Merida? Wow, I have known of them & their cookbooks since the early eighties. I own several well-loved & well stained copies of their books. You see, I read cookbooks like other people read novels.  I started cooking when I was about 7 years old & started working in restaurants during the summer at age 13. When I lived in California, I at one time owned over 300 cookbooks. Some of my most used & cherished books are Italian, Greek, Mexican & Native American cookbooks. And now, to find out the authors of some of my favorite … (0 comments)

international living: My Love Affair with Merida, Mexico - 02/15/11 04:53 PM
While visiting the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico in October 2010, I was in heaven! For 11 days, I savored the people, the food, the music, the architecture & the climate-it is all so beautiful.
Catedral de Merida, Mexico 10-2010
In Merida, as a blonde woman, I immediately felt welcomed, comfortable & safe. Even though I was there on business, I was able to take in some of the wonderful sights & smells. I love how the ancient traditions blend with the modern daily life & technology. As I walked through the Plaza Grande, Mayan vendors sell basically the same delicious … (3 comments)

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