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Panama’s Interior Real Estate Market Quietly Growing Fast

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For a long time, Panama’s real estate market focus has been largely concentrated on the capital, Panama City. Years of positive economic growth, access to the Panama Canal, banking, and travel logistics have made Panama City a hot spot for international investment and real estate. In fact, the real estate boom in Panama City has been so big, that many people, both in Panama and internationally, have overlooked one of the biggest sectors of real estate growth in the entire country: the interior provinces. Continue reading »

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What to Look For When Buying or Renting Real Estate in Panama

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If you’re looking to buy or rent properties in Panama, there are many options to suite any taste, or any budget. There are great deals to be had, fantastic areas to live in, and many diverse choices that can fit your need specifically. Just like anywhere else, you need to do a good amount of research and personal introspection before you make your decision when it comes to Real Estate. After all, you’re buying or renting in a foreign country, and you should know the rules before you start. Continue reading »

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The Top 5 Reasons Why Panama is a Great Place to Live and Retire

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Panama’s popularity as a destination to live and retire in has been extolled by many people over the years, and it’s lived up to the hype. Each year, more and more expats are choosing Panama as their go-to destination, and the reasons are abundant, and obviously different for everyone. That being said, there are a few key reasons why expats and expat retirees are choosing Panama so often. There’s so much to offer, we’ve come up with a few important factors we think are major draws, and could help you get a head start on your own journey here. Here are our top 5 reasons why Panama is a great place to live and retire.

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Favorable Investment Climate Draws Multinationals to Panama

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Panama is a regional center for multinational corporate investment, and will continue to grow as such through 2016 and beyond. A multinational company, or multinational corporation, is defined as an organization that owns or controls production of goods or services in one or more countries other than their home country. It can also be referred as an international corporation, a “transnational corporation”, or a stateless corporation. Multinationals typically operate in strong markets, but are also known for investing heavily into emerging markets, in order to strengthen their global presence, while cutting their costs. Panama, as it stands now, is one of the most favorable countries for multinational investment, and it’s no surprise as to why. Continue reading »

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5 Reasons Why Real Estate in Panama is a Good Investment

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Investing in real estate in Panama has been a hot market for quite some time, and it shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Panama has a great real estate market for a number of reasons, and because of it, draws hundreds of millions of dollars in annual investment in properties and projects. Whether it’s commercial real estate, luxury residential real estate, urban real estate, beach real estate, or tourism-based development, Panama runs the gamut as far as options available to the buyer (or renter). To give you a peak of what the market is actually like, and why you should invest in Panama real estate, here are 5 solid reasons to do so:

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Nestle to Invest in Panama With Regional Market Center

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One of the latest multinational companies showing interest in investing in Panama is Nestle. The Swiss company known around the world for a multitude of consumer products has chosen Panama as its premier location for a regional purchase center. This would essentially connect large-scale distribution in Central America, in a way that’s both cost-efficient for the company, and beneficial for Panama. Nestle currently has a large presence in Latin America, and considers Panama an ideal spot to expand their market, and make it easier for distributers to get their product at a competitive price. Although the details of the finances and location are not concrete, the company has announced that Panama will be their destination for such a project. Continue reading »

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Mobile Pay, E-Commerce Gains Momentum in Panama

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Panama has been trying to market itself as a Latin American tech hub for quite some time now, and now with mobile payments and e-commerce, they’re keeping to that promise. Although Latin America, in general, has been slower than other parts of the world to adapt to the e-commerce market, Panama is looking to change that in the immediate future. And international investors and startups are looking at investing in Panama as an ideal growth market for this type of commerce. Continue reading »

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Panama’s Economy Closes 2015 With Positive Growth

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Panama’s economy over the past six years, on average, has grown by nearly double digits. However in 2014, the economy slowed down a little bit, causing some to be cautious. Now, as we head full steam into 2016, it appears the slowdown was merely a hiccup, and Panama’s economy is showing strong, positive growth for the near future. Investments in Panama largely rely on future predictions, and long-term strategies; which is why steady positive growth, even if it’s not at the boom levels of 2010-2012, is very important to the overall economy in the country. Continue reading »

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What We Can Look Forward to in Panama in 2016

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The holiday season is in full swing in Panama, and that means that we’re approaching the end to another exciting year. As with many of the years previous, a lot has changed over the course of 12 months in Panama, and 2016 is looking to be even bigger. Panama is a country of growth, and despite a few economic hiccups in 2014 and 2015; financial analysts still predict healthy growth in the New Year. But it’s not just about the economy when it comes to living and investing in Panama. Quality of life is equally important, for both expats and locals, and in that regard, 2016 looks pretty bright too. Here are some of the things we have to look forward to as we move into the New Year. Continue reading »

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Panama Ranks 3rd in LatAm/Caribbean for International Franchise Investment

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Panama is a hot market for a variety of international investments. And for the most part, a lot of the consumer investments revolve around major international franchises. This has a lot to do with consumer culture in Panama, as well as Panama’s reputation as an international tourism and business hub. People who shop in the Panamanian market expect a world-class product brand experience, which makes franchising in Panama so attractive. And if you follow the data for Latin America, Panama is one of the top countries for international franchise investment. Continue reading »

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