Real Estate Trend Alert

By Ronan McMahon

Video: Top 10 Cheap Dream Homes

Sunday, April 4, 2021

Ronan McMahon Dear Your Overseas Dream Home Reader,

If you’ve ever dreamed of living in the French countryside, this one-bedroom renovated stone house at the end of a quiet lane could do the trick.

Located in northwestern France, this home, with large garden and south facing terrace, is listed at €64,900 ($76,043).

A restored stone house in the French countryside listed at €64,900 ($76,043).

The nearby town, Gorron, has shops, cafes, and restaurants…and don’t miss the Wednesday market. Normandy beaches are a short drive, and the famed Mont-Saint-Michel Bay and its famous abbey is just 18 miles away. Paris is three hours to the east.

This is just one of the bargain boltholes priced at well under $100,000—often half that—out of the hundreds I’ve gathered over the last year and shared with followers of Your Overseas Dream Home.

I’ve just put together a list of top 10 that generated the most buzz. You can find them all, including plenty of photos—inside and out—and links to the property listings, in this video.

These are not typical Real Estate Trend Alert deals, by any means. We can’t expect to double our money in five years—through capital appreciation, rental income, or a combination of both.

However, these are real examples of just how far your money can stretch if you look in the right place.

For the most part, these are lifestyle investments. A chance to buy a home in romantic, historic Europe…hidden gems in the Old World…rustic yet comfortable retreats where you can escape the world and take it easy…

You could find your ideal home here…or just dare to dream.

Here is a quick peek my research team has put together…

Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, Portugal
Listing Price: €42,500 ($49,797)

How about a “project” in Portugal?

You’ll get a traditional house, as well as a courtyard, garage, and annex in, a hilltop medieval town in the northern part of the country, very close to the border with Spain. Here, you’ll enjoy the best of village life.

It has good bones and a solid roof, and with the bargain list price you’ll have cash to bring the rest of property up to speed. In fact, you could easily divide the structure into one two-bedroom home and another four-bedroom home. Live in the whole six bedrooms or live in one and rent the other out for extra income.

Arpino, Italy
Listing Price: €400,000 ($468,678)

Switching gears to something that is a bit pricey, yet a fraction of what you might expect to pay for a veritable palace, with antique furnishings to match, in Italy.

This 19th century manor house has five bedrooms and a large courtyard; you also have commanding views of the countryside. With some work, the former stables could add additional living space to the villa. You’ll find it in a small village about 60 miles east of Rome, in central Italy.

Of course, there are seven more great value properties in the video below…

Watch now to learn about an apartment in a chateau in the Loire Valley…a renovated farmhouse in Umbria with views of the rolling hills…a little country cottage in Scandinavia…and many more…

Watch the video here:

Wishing you good real estate investing,


Ronan McMahon, Real Estate Trend Alert

P.S. If you’re interested in any of these listings you should hire an attorney and do your own due diligence. I haven’t visited these properties in person or done any due diligence on them.