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Panama Real Estate : A Booby Trap

Just when you thought you had international real estate understood, Panama comes along and throws a wrench in the works.

It’s an anomaly with the best infrastructure, the tallest buildings, and the fastest-growing economy in Central America. Its healthcare is first rate, its culture is rich, and its untapped resources are abundant.

But how, in a country that seems so right, are investors making so many wrong decisions? New tell-all book, The Panama Real Estate Report examines the good, the bad, and the ugly of a real estate boom set to spark the international real state world ablaze.

EVER WISH YOU HAD GOTTEN TO MAUI BEFORE IT EXPLODED INTO HILTONS AND MARRIOTS?

How about Costa Rica back in the 1970’s when hotspots like Tamarindo and Manuel Antonio were no more than hushed beach towns where beers cost virtually nothing?

Maybe Cabo San Lucas or Cozumel or even Cancun before they all decided to go Hollywood? Trend setting investors of the world have found their new playground in Panama, but such significant reward does not come without considerable risk.

With the release of his report, American expat and self-proclaimed real estate cynic Matt Landau touches on the kind of subjects most so-called “real estate experts” wouldn’t dare.

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Wondering which bank is the only one in Panama that doesn’t work with American affiliates and is thus the ultimate place to hide your money? Trying to figure out how to invest big while still maintaining a low profile on the tax radar? What about finding a broker or a lawyer: want to know which ones to trust and which ones to kick to the curb?

The Report is a refreshing alternative to an otherwise monotonous Panama real estate hype. “It’s understandable to pitch Panama as fantasy-like paradise” Landau claims. “But what’s scary is how few people are realistic.”

Most visitors, when they get to Panama, are amazed by the modernity of the city: a diverse restaurant scene, trendy nightlife, first-rate shopping. From tall, shiny condo buildings that rise over the bay to sprawling rainforest and beach development projects, it can be easy to get caught up in the hype that’s says “buy, buy, buy!”.

Most first-timers—as they gaze at the nation’s various investment opportunities—develop the sort of smile normally reserved for the SALE racks at Nordstrom: the feeling that they’ve gotten in before the real rush.

This feeling often breeds rash decisions and while there’s not a lot you can do wrong in today’s Panama real estate market, jaw-dropping newbies always find a way.

The Panama Real Estate Report prides itself in being perhaps the only guide to buying real estate that’s not, in the same breath, trying to sell you property. In the search for information on buying Panama real estate, most investors come across a heap of useless findings.

From slanted articles that make the process seem easier than eating a concord grape, to glossy publications at every airport and hotel laden with lustrous pictures of gringos in Banana Republic outfits smiling as if to say, investment in Panama is worry-free.

VERY RARELY DO YOU FIND INFORMATION THAT IS STRAIGHTFORWARD OR INFORMATION THAT IS 100% HONEST

It can be easy to overlook the fact that no multiple listing service exists in Panama, an absence that can make it virtually impossible to compare one property to the next.

It can be easy to befriend the unregulated hoards of locals and expats parading around as real estate agents trying to persuade you to kick a commission check their way.

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Factor in obscure Panamanian laws, crafty scam artists, and the newcomer’s relative inexperience to Panamanian culture, and the first-time investor will be left with one big confusing and imprecise mess: leaving them gasping for air like a skunk in a headlock.

What is The Panama Real Estate Report ?

Landau believes that in gathering enough reliable information, the investor should be able to make his or her own well-informed decision regarding investment.

If nothing else, he knows how frustrating being in a new country can be. He knows the aggravation of not having any reliable sources—especially when large sums of money are involved—can be very unsettling.

The Report is meant to make known the big mistakes and subtle snags that are all too common in today’s gold rushing market.

Over the past years, having accummulated hundreds of emails requesting advice on investment, Landau came to grasp not only the excitement that’s associated with buying real estate in Panama as a foreigner, but also the concerns. He eventually decided that a more thorough resource had to be invented: something more complete and reliable than the generic “Investing in Paradise” brochure handed out on every corner.

THIS REPORT IS NOT MEANT, BY ANY MEANS, TO BE DISCOURAGING

Landau professes many times his serious love affair with the country that he’s called home now for years. But he is realistic in acknowledging that Panama, like many great things, does have its downfalls.

After hearing friends in the Panama real estate business moan about certain facets of their occupation, in addition to having experienced it several years back as an agent himself, Landau has finally decided to come clean: revealing disgraces, failures, and straight-up flaws in the system he’s come to know quite well.

The result: Panama’s most honest and well-researched real estate guide.

The Report starts off by introducing itself as the first of its kind. It then does a brief review humbly referred to as “Panama 101”, going over general themes and citing common traps to watch out for.

Landau then segues into a piece on each of Panama’s provinces. This chapter, unlike anything you’ll find in a guidebook, hypes the nation’s strengths just as much as it emphasizes its weaknesses.

Wondering where you can find dirt cheap rainforest land or what’s the most profitable use of your $200,000? Divided between buying pre-construction or re-sale condos? Look no further. Your answers have arrived.

The ensuing chapters examine the process of finding a broker and renting versus buying: several surprisingly confusing subjects in Panama which Landau skillfully disembowels.

The information found here is entirely divergent from common real estate advice offered by the country’s so-called professionals.

It also varies from the advice you’ll get in neighboring countries like Costa Rica. It was unlike any of the other so-called “real estate guides” I’ve read in Panama to date.

Next, the report talks about types of land investments: a rapidly emergent option for today’s investor. By simplifying the buying process and clarifying subtle nuances, what’s left is a sort of “Panama Real Estate for Dummies” feel. A dumbed-down version that is much appreciated by neophytes like myself.

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The remaining chapters hit crucially important topics like construction, title insurance, corporations and taxes, property management and the like.

Perhaps the report’s most insightful chapter discusses common (and not so common) mistakes for the first-time investor: a dos and don’ts guide that is opening a lot of eyes for newcomers to the isthmus.

The Panama Real Estate Report can be of great value to all — from the rookie tourist simply poking around for ideas, to the seasoned Panama investor who’ll undoubtedly discover some new tricks.

Landau, with his fresh writing style, unique perspective, and hardcore parade of the facts has provided us with x-ray vision into a market that—at first glance—appears to be worry-free.

Of course, readers of his report now know better.

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Just when you thought you understood international real estate, Panama comes along and completely changes the game. Trend-setting investors of the world have found their new playground in Panama, yet such significant reward comes with considerable risk.

But just think — don’t you wish you had located Maui before it exploded into Hiltons and Marriotts? Imagine Costa Rica back in the 1970s when hotspots like Tamarindo and Manuel Antonio were no more than hushed beach towns where beers cost a quarter? Do you remember Cabo San Lucas or Cozumel or even Cancun before they all decided to go Hollywood? Then don’t be discouraged — Panama is an exciting and rewarding real estate market, and deservedly so.

Along with the best infrastructure, the tallest buildings, and the fastest-growing economy in Central America, Panama also boasts first-rate health care, rich culture, and abundant untapped resources. But why, in a market that seems so right, are investors making so many wrong decisions? Find out the answer to this and other important questions in The Panama Real Estate Report, and get the real story on this hot market that is set to spark the international real estate world ablaze.

 

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Dru Pearson, the author of this report, tells us that there are five major areas where American and Canadian retirees tend to congregate. While there may be a few expatriates scattered in a dozen villages throughout Mexico, most Americans and Canadians settle in one of five locations: San Miguel de Allende, Mazatlan, Oaxaca, Guadalajara, or Lake Chapala. Dru Pearson visited all these areas before settling in Lake Chapala. Dru gives sound and thoughtful advice on retirement in Mexico. Everything from how to pick your location to Mexican paperwork is covered. If you've ever considered retirement in Mexico please read this report first. It has the information that would otherwise take you months of frustration to acquire.

But why Mexico, you might ask? The reason so many Americans and Canadians choose Mexico is because they can drive to Mexico in a car. A bigger reason is that Mexico is a bargain compared to the USA and Canada. But there are also a large number of Europeans in Mexico. Mexico is rich with history, steeped in culture, having perhaps a more pronounced culture than any other nation in latin America with the exception of Brazil and Argentina. Mexico has great food, great architecture and many areas with an excellent climate. Mexico is also modern, with better highways than many parts of latin America and an infrastructure that allows foreigners to connect via telephone and internet to the rest of the world. This level of infrastructure isn't available in Nicaragua, nor in Guatemala, and this is a very important determining factor for the retiree who doesn't want to be inconvenienced by inconveniences.

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This is not a book about living in Costa Rica; it is a 140 page comprehensive English-language guide to buying Costa Rica real estate.

Contrary to what some people may have told you, there is no Multiple Listing Service! Trying to establish the 'value' of real estate is difficult.

Half the population of Costa Rica call themselves 'brokers' because anybody can freely call themselves a real estate 'broker'. They do not need any qualifications, training or experience to try and sell you real estate.

What this means is that when you search for Costa Rica real estate, which may be one of the biggest investments of your life, more than likely, you will listen to expert advice coming from someone with zero qualifications or training in real estate, who is trying very hard to earn a sales commission selling you a property that could be overpriced.

If this sounds like a recipe for disaster to you, it can be!

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That place is the Dominican Republic, and the time to find out about this investors paradise is sooner, not later! You can find out about basic statistics from any book-store travel guide, but not the honest kind of perspective you are looking for. What is it really like to live there? What is the cost of living? How do I find the real estate or apartment bargains? Can I find good Internet access? What is the shopping like? How about banking rates? Ask most Americans about the Dominican Republic, many have not heard of it. For those that have discovered it while on vacation, many have decided to call it home. Whether you are looking for something different ~ like Santo Domingo's 500 year old Zona Colonial ~ The Left Bank of the Caribbean, or just a great Caribbean escape at an affordable price - The Dominican Republic is the Place. Offshore Investors are also starting to discover the country. Many are calling it the best investment opportunity of the new millennium. We could not agree more.

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