Real Estate Trend Alert

By Ronan McMahon

March 2017: Big Profits in Playa del Carmen’s Golden Zone

Here…over here!” My contact shone the flashlight of his camera phone at a gap in the fence behind a faded billboard. He squeezed through. I hauled my six-foot-two frame after him. We left behind the wide, tree-lined boulevard. Luxury SUVs passed by, their drivers unaware of our presence beyond the fence. Or what the future of this Playa del Carmen neighborhood holds…

January 2017: Right Now We’re Seeing Potential For Killer Deals on the Costa del Sol

Last October, I took an extensive 10-day scouting trip to Spain’s Costa del Sol. One place high on my scouting list was Estepona, south of Marbella. This is the locale where Real Estate Trend Alert members have locked down townhomes for just $189,000. That deal came thanks to Spain’s dysfunctional and grossly inefficient real estate market. Taking advantage of Spain’s inefficiencies is the best way to get in here now…but you have to be ready to act…

December 2016: No One’s Paying Attention to This Overlooked Market in Cabo—But We Can Make a Killing

All the cranes in Cabo are being used to build new luxury hotels. No one is building the homes needed for the hotel managers, the golf pros, the IT experts, and all the other new business owners. No one, that is, except for one smart developer. And it’s through him that we get our opportunity—a chance to profit from this boom. Our gains could be spectacular…

September 2016: An Easy Way to Profit From a 50-Year Path of Progress on Mexico’s Caribbean Coast

Real Estate Trend Alert members have banked some serious gains on Mexico’s Riviera Maya. In two weeks’ time, I’ll spend my first night in my A-nah townhome. Two years ago, RETA members could lock one of these down with members-only pricing of $215,000. Now a similar townhome lists for $287,000. Our opportunity on this coast is still strong. Our latest members-only opportunity will be one of our easiest opportunities to do well on the Riviera Maya.

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August 2016: Buy Europe: We Can Now Get Killer Deals in The Heart of Portugal’s Algarve

Maybe you’ve never heard of Amendoeira. Anybody who’s interested in championship golf courses in the Algarve, they know about this place. I know it. I’ve played here. You shouldn’t be able to buy luxury like this in this part of the world for less than €500,000 ($560,000). Yet here, you can get in for half that. And it’s all because of the crisis running across Europe…

July 2016: Auctions: A Source For Killer Deals When You Know How to Play Them

Auctions can be a great way to pick up a piece of real estate priced well below market value. And buying the right property at auctions can lead to a killer deal. You need to find the right property at the right auction. It takes work and thought, but do it right and you can pick up a bargain piece of real estate for far less than market value.

June 2016: A Tale of Two Brazils—Why It’s The Best of Times For The Northeast Coast

To an outsider, it looks like a calamity in Brazil. One million protestors calling for the president’s impeachment…corruption scandals…a financial crisis… The country’s congress and senate have both voted to impeach president Dilma Rousseff. Last month, she was suspended from duties for 180 days. Far from being a reason to avoid Brazil, it allows us another opportunity to buy well here…and to take advantage of some special-situation deals…