New Report from Reveals Smart Places to Buy Property Overseas in 2013

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Ecuador, Panama and Malaysia rank among the top locations to buy overseas property, according to a new report from’s researchers identified a string of properties around the world on the market for a fraction of what it would cost for comparable real estate in the U.S.

The report, which features in the latest edition of International Living magazine, flagged the Grecia region in Costa Rica as a key location for low-cost, high-value real estate abroad.

Researchers highlighted a two-bedroom hillside home on the market for $95,000 as an example of the type of property currently available in Grecia. It featured a large balcony with views of the surrounding forest and coffee plantations.

In Mérida, meanwhile, the capital of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, a range of move-in-ready colonial homes were identified for less than $100,000.

“High-grade real estate is available at rock-bottom prices when you’re willing to look overseas,” explained’s Dan Prescher. “And if you are interested in buying abroad, then these are the places to start your search.”

Cerro Azul, an hour from Panama City, was also recommended by’s on-the-ground experts.

They identified a Swiss-style, four-bedroom, two-bathroom house in the picturesque hill town on the market for $115,000. It included a half-acre of land inside a gated development with security, a social area, and a pool.

Other hotspots highlighted in the report include Batu Ferringhi in Penang, Malaysia, Cuenca in Ecuador and Mexico’s San Miguel de Allende.

The fully detailed report on good-value, low-cost property around the world can be seen here: “Real Estate in the World’s Best Retirement Havens”.

A slide-show which summarizes the main areas highlighted in the report can be seen here: “In Pictures – Where to Buy Property in the World’s Best Retirement Havens.

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