Category: Expat-Friendly Properties

Casa Bonita: The Closest Thing to Paradise in Panama?

The luxury condominiums that are best suited for expats are located in the heart of the Gold Coast (i.e. Coronado and, most recently, Nueva Gorgona.) While both of these areas are amazing communities to live in, they’re just under an hour’s drive from Panama City. For jet-setters who travel frequently or those who’re looking for more privacy, Casa […]

Continue Reading

What North Americans Should Know Before Investing in Panama Real Estate

If Latin America had parents, Panama would be their favorite child. Their trophy wall would be cluttered with honorable titles: Largest banking center in Latin America. Fastest growing economy in the hemisphere. #1 Place in the world to retire. Even the pickiest checklist would be cluttered with green check marks, as year after year Panama continues to improve. […]

Continue Reading

What Panama’s New President Means for its Economy and Expats

When vice president Juan Carlos Varela won the presidential election, plenty were happy, some were upset, and some….well, some didn’t know how to feel about it. After all, Panama has seen unprecedented growth under Ricardo Martinelli, the outgoing president. During his term, Panama become home to the fastest-growing GDP in the hemisphere. Massive economic strides were […]

Continue Reading

The Ripple Effect: Why Development in Gorgona is Good News for Everyone

If you were to take a stroll through the streets of Nueva Gorgona, you would be more charmed than impressed. It’s a classic tropical community- the type that features simple homes, men in straw hats carting wheelbarrows of coconuts, kids bicycling between houses in that American 1950’s-esque fashion, and scruffy yet friendly dogs roaming the streets, […]

Continue Reading

5 Reasons Nueva Gorgona has the Best Spot on the Map

Anyone keeping a close eye on coastal real estate in Panama knows about Nueva Gorgona. Its prime location, supreme beauty, and up-and-coming atmosphere have captured the interest of those looking to get in early on Panama’s next big beach town. As one of Coronado’s first expat residents, I’ve had many years to grow intimately familiar with Gorgona, our neighbor to the East. This last […]

Continue Reading

“Do’s and Don’ts” of Buying Pre-Construction Real Estate in Panama

Pre-construction real estate investment in Panama is on the rise. I can’t say I’m surprised, either. When the government announced its multibillion-dollar Panama Canal expansion, I knew prices would once again climb upon completion. The Panama Canal’s Effect on Real Estate Besides attracting thousands of international buyers to Panama, the Canal (whether directly or indirectly) has […]

Continue Reading