Baltimore, MD (PRWEB) November 29, 2012
What does $150K get you elsewhere in the world? That’s the question the overseas experts at InternationalLiving.com answer in a new report highlighting good-value home deals in Mexico, Ecuador, France, Costa Rica and Ireland.
The news is good. In the right markets, a dollar clearly stretches. Some of the countries featured have witnessed dramatic declines in their real estate markets. As a result, previously expensive properties are now within reach at the 150K price point (or lower).
One attractive property highlighted in the Ecuadorian highland town of Cotacachi, for instance, is on the market for $80,000.
The three-bedroom, three-bathroom condo comes with car port, private roof area and mountain views and is located inside a secure building.
In the hilltop town of Bourbon-Lancy on France’s Loire River, a restored 732-square-foot farmhouse with views of the countryside is on the market for $118,000.
Located in the wine-making Burgundy region, it comes with two bedrooms, one bathroom, a living room, kitchen, cellar and attic.
Ireland’s real estate market has witnessed a severe decline in recent years, with the average property price now less than half what it was during the peak of the country’s property boom in 2007.
Today, in the picturesque southwestern corner of Ireland, county Kerry, a two-bed traditional cottage is currently on sale for $118,000.
It is two miles from the historic village of Abbeydorney and seven miles from the popular tourist town of Tralee.
InternationalLiving.com’s researchers also uncovered a two-bed, 1,291-square-foot property in Costa Rica’s Central Valley.
It comes with commanding views of the surrounding countryside, 7,456 square feet of land and is three miles from the town of Atenas.
“Americans considering a property to retire to, a holiday home or maybe an investment property would do well to look beyond our shores,” explained InternationalLiving.com’s Dan Prescher.
He continued, “With a budget of $150,000, buyers can secure some incredible properties in some beautiful corners of the world. With a little more, real luxury suddenly becomes possible. What’s more, in many markets the holding costs for properties are lower than they typically are in the States, which makes them that much more affordable over the long haul.”
To read InternationalLiving.com’s article, see here: “From Ireland to Ecuador: Properties for Less Than $150,000”.
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