Claudia Gonella is co-founder of Reveal Real Estate, a listing site connecting buyers looking for property in Nicaragua, Belize, Panama and Costa Rica directly with sellers who have listed their property for sale. She has been living and investing in Central America for more than a decade and writes regularly on how the property market is evolving in the region.
Reveal Real Estate offers a free e-course and 5-step plan for sellers to follow in order to sell their overseas property more quickly. Real estate markets operate differently in Central America. Smart sellers understand this and use the knowledge to their advantage.
In an effort to give buyers the data they need to make good purchasing decisions, the site publishes the Central America House Price Snapshot with input from a benchmarking group of recognized real estate experts in Belize, Nicaragua, Panama and Costa Rica.
A case is often made that investing in real estate for profit in the form of capital growth and investing to enjoy a lifestyle are extremes that don't overlap. But Claudia Gonella argues the two are not mutually exclusive goals.
Moving overseas to a country where your dollar goes further is perhaps the most radical way of slashing your living costs and upgrading your lifestyle. From my vantage point in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, where I have been working in the real estate sector.