April 2012

April 2012

The World’s Best Real Estate Markets

In pockets all across the planet, you’ll find amazing opportunities to make money from real estate. Beautiful places tucked into lush jungle-clad hills, on white sandy coves, in bustling cities, and in small colonial towns.

These are markets on the upswing. The mainstream hasn’t heard of them yet. You’ll get excellent bang for your buck in these places…and find serious profit potential.

That’s why – in your April issue of International LivingIL Real Estate Expert, Ronan McMahon reveals his Global Real Estate Index 2012. Here you’ll find listed the 27 places in the world today that boast the most attractive, and potentially lucrative, real estate opportunities.

The winners are places on the up. And it’s not too late for you to get in. Read how in the Global Real Estate Index 2012.

Elsewhere in your April issue we reveal where to retire on the cheap. At home, prices are rising. More than ever, retirees need to stretch their dollars. In this month’s magazine we present the five best-value communities where you can pair financial security with a superb lifestyle.

Rebecca Teeters is one expat doing exactly that. Along with her husband Shylow she fell in love with the colonial architecture and lake breezes of Granada, Nicaragua. “After leaving the U.S. we found a place where our hard-earned money could stretch past the house mortgage without giving up the things that were important to us,” she says. Today, their monthly budget is just $700.

It really doesn’t cost that much to live in Italy, either, explains Valerie Schneider, in this month’s issue. “Friends and neighbors share the bounty from their gardens with us: fresh figs, peaches, apples and pears, along with lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, and more zucchini than we can handle. In return, we’ve helped harvest grapes, hunted asparagus and assisted with English translations when needed…” she writes.

And that’s not all in your April issue…

  • Five Attractions for Less than $10 in Quito, Ecuador
  • How to Retire and Start a Travel Blog
  • Where to Find High Yields in the European Crisis
  • Panama’s Most Laid-Back Surf Town
  • Luang Prabang, Laos – Leisurely, Serene and Spiritual
  • The “Salsa King” of Punta del Este, Uruguay
  • Sun, Sea and Yoga in Nosara, Costa Rica
  • Hike a Mediterranean Volcano
  • The Treasures of Istanbul’s Side Streets
  • Going Abroad: Why “Cheap” isn’t Always Better
  • Pickled Sharks, Asparagus and Art as Life
  • Travel Bargains in the “Shoulder Season”
  • Grand Views and Artisan Shopping in Santiago, Chile
  • One Couple’s Mid-Life Adventure in Ireland

And much more…

Yours Sincerely,

Eoin Bassett
Managing Editor,
International Living