Destin, Florida (PRWEB) September 13, 2012
Panama has consistently ranked as one of the top places abroad to retire to by Forbes magazine due to cheaper living costs and warm weather. The allure of affordable living and sunny skies certainly is irresistible to couples and individuals who have had to put up with winter weather all through their lives. Still and all, it pays to investigate before one expatriates. Property Tropics recently announced how it will offer expert guidance to retirees and investors looking to get assistance on Panama real estate.
Property Tropics has well over 32 years of experience in international real estate. The company has firmly established roots in Panama, living and investing in the southernmost part of Central America for 10 years. But Property Tropics can also assist individuals looking to make a move to Costa Rica, where the company has put in a solid six years of experience.
Property Tropics’s Erick Arias Jimenez remarks, “You can look to us for help in practically everything that you will need to live, retire and/or invest in the tropics. You will get help from the moment your plane touches the ground in Panama or Costa Rica… Most importantly, you can ask us your questions and concerns about moving to the tropics. You want to make sure you have no regrets about your decision. We do, too. We love it here, but we know that moving here is not for everyone. If you decide that it is the place you want to make your home, we will happily share our list of trusted resources with you.”
Some of those resources include immigration lawyers, architects, engineers, builders, marketing consultants, and firms that handle real estate in Panama.
Says Mr. Jimenez, “One of the biggest choices is whether you choose to live at the beach or in the mountains. In Panama, that decision will determine if you will live in a sunny and drier place or a cooler and rainier place.”
While Panama City appeals to many investors and retirees for its impressive infrastructure and world-class urban life, there are other locations that have begun to emerge as viable and affordable retirement and investment havens. Property Tropics names Boquete (mountain town), Puerto Armuelles (beach town), and Bocas del Toro (island paradise) as some of the ideal towns to consider. According to Property Tropics, rental on upscale properties are said to be around $550 to $1,200 monthly.
Property Tropics makes a convincing case for the southern gem as one of the best options for a retirement place because apart from captivating Panama beachfront real estate selections and affordable living costs, the country also entices with numerous perks for expat retirees through its Pensionado visa. From duty-free imports of personal goods worth $10,000 to 50 percent discount on hotels and entertainment, the Panamanian government offers irresistible benefits to foreign retirees who live on a modest budget. Adds Mr. Jimenez, “You qualify for a Pensionado visa if your pension is at least $1,000 a month ($1,200 for couples). A pension can be from Social Security or other government or private pension.”
Mr. Jimenez cautions, " The required pension amounts can and do change. To ensure that you have the current amount, please check with us or with a Panama immigration lawyer."
Whether it’s a tranquil life filled with beach barbecues and sunny days or a big-city life with all the cosmopolitan comforts, Panama retirement is a sound and economical choice. Property Tropics shares, “Panama is one of Central America’s best kept secrets. Its natural beauty is amazing and you can live like a king on a very modest budget.” And Property Tropics has the expertise and resources to make this possible for every would-be retiree.
Affordable living in paradise can be just an email or a phone call away. For more information on investing in or retiring to Panama (or Costa Rica), join Property Tropics’s email list or reach out and call their USA phone number today.