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Downsizing Trend in Vermont Real Estate

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Vermont Real EstateThe idea hit Sarah and Steve Gallagher eight years ago during a sabbatical, a grand trip by van with their younger son to Mexico. They had driven from their home in Calais to the Southwest, then down Mexico’s Baja Peninsula; and eventually they meandered east to the central highlands, where they stopped in a small town, Cuitzeo in the state of Michoacan.

The family found an apartment for $72 a month, and liked the area so much they returned year after year, and in 2007, for $22,000, they bought a stone and adobe shack on a lot behind a 16th-century cathedral.

In Cuitzeo, the Gallaghers hike in the mountains, attend rodeos, watch parades and religious festivals, steam tamales over a camp stove and buy papayas and other fresh fruit at street markets. They and their son Isaac, who was age 11 on the first trip, are proficient in Spanish.

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Costa Rica Real Estate Draws Baby Boomers

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Costa Rica is fast becoming one of the most favored destinations for a growing number of American ‘baby boomer’ retirees who are looking to live out there days in the sun, shows a recent report by Fox Business.

According to Christopher Howard, a published author who has written several books on the topic of Central American retirement, the biggest attractions for Americans and also a number of Europeans moving to Costa Rica are the excellent climate, great quality of life and cheap living costs. In addition, the price of property is much lower than compared to the US, allowing those who sell up their homes and move to Costa Rica to bank a large portion of their old home’s value.

Costa Rica has also seen a growth in popularity due to the decline in the numbers of Americans heading to more traditional retirement homes in Guatemala and Mexico, which are both a lot less attractive than they used to be because of the increasing drug-related violence in those two countries.

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