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Panamas Pacific Beaches are Popular as Ever With Retirees

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Retirees heading to Panama tend to find themselves with many types of communities to live in that suits their taste. More and more, however, they are choosing the “Playas” or beaches area of the central Pacific coastline. This area consists of three primary towns: Coronado, Gorgona, and San Carlos. Though retirees live up and down the coast in some other small towns as well, this is where you’ll find the largest concentration of expats, and the most infrastructure as far as residential developments, shopping, and food/drink/entertainment services. If you’re looking for a quiet, natural, upscale beach life that’s about an hour or so from Panama City, this may be your best bet. Here’s why.
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Investing in Panama Real Estate: Stability is king in this market

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Have you been thinking about investing in Panama? Good call. Panama has had an incredible ten years or so when it comes to foreign investment, and it’s still growing as we speak. One of the biggest areas of growth and profit returns is real estate. Panama’s real estate market has been steadily building on itself for the past 4-5 years, with many new projects still slated, and plenty of investment opportunity spread around all sectors. In real estate, timing is everything, which is why having a stable market opens so many doors. Panama’s market is far less volatile than other popular expat investment countries in the region, and this lends a lot to the value (and returns) on Panama properties. With a stable market, you can buy into Panama real estate without such a high-risk investment. The results, well, they speak for themselves. Continue reading »

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Buying Property in Panama: What you need to look for

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If you’re planning on moving to Panama or investing in Panama, you’ve most likely considered buying property in Panama. The Panama real estate market has been one of the region’s hottest over the past ten years, and for good reason. Panama is ideal for real estate investment, whether you’re full-time, part-time, or just want to make a financial commitment. There are properties of all types and all prices, with new construction booming in pretty much every sector. Buying property in Panama, like anywhere else, does require a bit of research, however. You don’t want to rush your decision or make a bad choice that will cost you time and money. Here’s some valuable info that will help get you started. Continue reading »

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The Amador Causeway: Panama’s Luxury Canal Escape in the City

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Panama City is a packed metropolis, known for its hustle and bustle, business center, and luxury residential, office, and hotel towers. These have become the public face of Panama City, and the iconic symbols of a city, and country on the rise. But if you talk about the history of the city, the Canal, and how it’s been settled over the years, you’d be remise if you didn’t highlight the Amador Causeway. The Amador Causeway and islands lay on the far south side of Panama City. The islands are connected by a thin strip of land, and subsequent avenue that connects them with the city, and have a rich history and bright future ahead of them, all in one. For years, Panamanians have been using this part of the city as a refuge from the hustle and bustle; a place to live or spend the day on the water, just minutes from downtown. Continue reading »

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Panama’s Varela visits Cuba. State acquires Metro Bus’ private interests. – Weekly News Roundup, September 11th.

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Welcome to the Panama Weekly Offshore Roundup! Here’s the latest. Continue reading »

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Purchasing Panama Real Estate: An interactive, visual guide | Infographic

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The real estate market in Panama is a hot topic with locals and foreigners, and with good reason. Panama recently underwent a major real estate boom, and currently, construction is at an all-time high. These days, there seems to be something for everybody. Whether your goal is to buy for an investment, rent, or purchase to retire, Panama has something for you. But how do you navigate a market that has added so much, so fast? And how do you know whether you’re making the right choice? Continue reading »

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Real Estate Market Crash in Panama City? No Way!

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Panama City has been experiencing a real estate boom since 2005 and now with over 200 buildings over 20 stories under construction some people are predicting a real estate market crash in Panama City. This is not going to happen.

A Panama City real estate property market crash isn’t happening because rental returns are still performing well even with the addition of new apartments. Many landlords are reporting an average of 7% net annual yields in Panama City. Continue reading »

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Tips on Buying Real Estate in Panama

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Foreigners are often afraid when purchasing real estate in foreign countries.  Afraid of being cheated, buying properties for more than what they are really worth, paying excess fees, and getting scammed by people pretending to be the owners who aren’t.

Here are some useful tips for reducing the risks of buying real estate in Panama. Continue reading »

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