Archive for the ‘Events’ Category
How to get in front of the best property dealsSunday, February 28th, 2010
What’s the one thing, the trump card secret of successful real estate investing in Nicaragua?
Getting in front of the right opportunities.
The right opportunity may mean a motivated seller. It may mean a developer who is pulling out all the stops to woo buyers. It may mean a breaking, first-in opportunity. And it will always mean a great property.
We’re seeing two trends in the Nicaragua real estate market right now. The first is buyers with more negotiating leverage than they have had in years. The second is sellers contacting us with tremendous deals on properties they have for sale.
The next step is obvious. We’re putting buyer and seller together in our brand new 3 day Your Future Now tours.
Click for more information and the dates.
Nicaragua property on show at AARP eventSunday, November 1st, 2009
The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) wrapped up its Vegas@50+ event last week.
Nicaragua was well represented. Around a dozen real estate developers attended together with ProNicaragua, the investment promotion agency, and INTUR, the National Tourism Board.
The event was a great success according to the developers who attended. They were able to showcase opportunities for Nicaragua real estate investment as well as share insights on living in Nicaragua, its cultural life and key tourism attractions.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, membership organization that helps people over 50 improve their quality of life. With 35 million members in all 50 states it has become one of the nation’s largest membership organizations for people over 50.
So, for developers wanting to attract the boomer generation to Nicaragua, the event was the right place to be.
Roll on Orlando@50 Sept 30 – October 2, 2010.
How to get a casita at half priceMonday, October 26th, 2009
It’s no coincidence that our 3 day Your Future Now Real Estate Tours feature the finest master-planned communities in the country. After all, the tours are designed to make you a smarter investor by showing you the very best deals, backed up by top brands and master-developers who keep their promises long after today’s sale.
So you can imagine how excited we are to announce that December is the opening month for a brand new Oceanside Golf Course … and that tour participants will get to play a hole.
But there’s more:
The owners have agreed an exclusive offer, just for participants of our December 4-6th and 11-13th tours.
It goes like this: Play a hole-in-one and you get to own a casita for half price! If you miss on your first shot, you can have a second opportunity in exchange for a $10 donation to the Hope and Development Charity to try the shot again.
Leveraging sun+beach+golf in a course that’s designed right
As you stand at the tee, lining up your shot you’ll realize that you don’t have to wait any longer for your dream investment. The golf course is already open, the ocean is right there and you can get both, right now, at remarkably affordable prices.
Welcome to the good times
Even if you don’t get the hole-in-one(!), you can be sure that the properties we showcase on Your Future Now are available at a fraction of the price of similar properties in Costa Rica, Mexico or Florida. And best of all we cover your in-country expenses, including meals, travel and accommodation for the three days.
If you can’t make it in December, don’t worry. You may not get to play for a hole-in-one, but you will be immersed in the rich destination experiences that await you in Nicaragua. You’ll also see how you can live better, for less in Nicaragua.
The Property Tours run on the following dates:
- November 13-15th 2009
- December 4-6th 2009
- December 11-13th 2009
- February 12-14th 2010
- February 26-28th 2010
Why not reinvent yourself … your life? Our real estate tours are a perfect way to show you how, and they’ll give you all the information you need to make the proper decision. Join us and learn how you can live like a millionaire, without having to be one.
The two most important reasons people join our Nicaragua real estate toursWednesday, July 8th, 2009
Why do people join our tours? Well it’s quite simple: First to see the best real estate the country has to offer in a highly efficient manner and, second, to experience how the country feels, up close and in-person.
The best real estate in Nicaragua
Coldwell Banker Nicaragua has helped hundreds of clients get in on the ground floor of real estate opportunities in Nicaragua, and it is this experience that we will share with you.
We’ve run the numbers, done the math, analyzed 7 Opportunity Factors, interviewed and ranked property developments across the country. We can say, with confidence, that the properties on our tours are best-in-class: strong brands, delivering quality products that are outperforming their competitors. Learn more.
In Nicaragua, this quality comes at an affordable price. Market comps from Reveal Real Estate, a market research organization that tracks trends in international real estate show that overall, Nicaragua real estate is more affordable than other countries in the region.
How Nicaragua makes you feel
It’s not only about running numbers, people also need access to qualitative, softer factors like the feel of a location, and the experience of being in a new place. Of course there’s no substitute for coming to the country in person. But, for a quick taster, have a look at this video we’ve put together.
We know the “lay of the land” which will make your experience so much richer, easier and more rewarding.
Join our real estate tours
Remember, we’re paying for all on-the-ground expenses for three days, including transport, meals and hotel accommodations, with no obligation whatsoever. Learn more.
Our next series of tours are running on the following dates: July 31st – August 2nd 2009, August 7-9th 2009, and August 14-16th 2009. Join us on tour and you’ll get the hard and soft factors you need to build a complete picture of what is happening. It’s the perfect way to make sense of the property market.
Announcing new dates for ‘Your Future Now’ property toursSunday, March 22nd, 2009
We know that the actual process of buying real estate is fairly straightforward. But understanding how to leverage the current buyer’s market and cut great deals on exceptional properties is more difficult.
And that’s exactly what we do on our Your Future Now real estate tours.
Think of the tours as a road map to the best opportunities the country has to offer and an introduction to a brand new way of living.
In fact we’re so confident in the quality of the tour program and the amazing deals that we’ve unearthed, that we are pleased to cover all in-country expenses, with no obligation whatsoever. Learn more.
Our Your Future Now tours have been such a success that we’ve added a new date. The next tour will run 1-3 May 2009. Learn more about our real estate tours.
Cutting great deals on exceptional propertiesFriday, February 6th, 2009
We know that the actual process of buying real estate in Nicaragua is fairly straightforward. But understanding how to leverage the current buyer’s market and cut great deals on exceptional properties is more difficult.
And that’s exactly what we will be doing on our Your Future Now real estate tours in March.
We’ve run the numbers, done the math, interviewed and ranked property developments across the country against 7 Opportunity Factors. We’ve ensured that the tour only showcases market leaders with strong brands, delivering quality products that are already outperforming their competitors:
Your Future Now will run on March 13-15, 2009 and again on March 20-22, 2009. If your preferred date is full, we’ll try our hardest to accommodate you on the alternative tour date.
No question, Your Future Now is a highly efficient way to get a handle on this market. And remember, we’re covering all on-the-ground expenses for three days. All you need to do is book your air ticket to Managua. We’ll take care of the rest.
How to side-step the financial crisisFriday, December 5th, 2008
A select group of forward thinking investors and entrepreneurs are quietly expanding their horizons beyond the US.
A special event with Mike Young on January 17-18, 2009
You can’t have missed the headlines over the past few weeks “Citigroup to slash 52,000 jobs.” “Recession is going to be long and painful.” “US shares fall to five year low.” “US mortgage meltdown.” Things are turbulent out there, and the question on everyone’s lips is “How will this affect me?”
Well, one thing is clear, change is coming…
Are you on the offense or the defense?
A few weeks ago, we accompanied a couple from New England on a visit to the central Pacific coast of Nicaragua. Their retirement assets are shrinking and they can no longer afford to relocate to Florida as planned. But they don’t want to give up on their dream of an oceanside, golf-front retirement home. So they are out looking for an alternative, and thinking about expanding their horizons beyond US shores.
We showed them a range of beach front, ocean view and golf real estate opportunities at prices far below what you can find elsewhere in Central America, in a country where you can enjoy a cost of living up to 60% less than in the U.S.
Join us on January 17-18, 2009 to learn more.
Brooke Rundle becomes Central America’s first eco-brokerSunday, October 5th, 2008
Brooke Rundle, sales representative with Coldwell Banker Nicaragua, recently became the first accredited eco-broker in Central America under the program “Ecobroker International.”
Scoring another first for the region, she’s also been working hand-in-hand with developer Tim Kelly on building an Earthship – an innovative green home built almost entirely out of recycled materials.
A green real estate momentum is rapidly building here in Nicaragua. Just last month, the Association of Nicaraguan Investors and Developers (ANID) hosted its first green real estate seminar in Managua. The turnout was huge and the excitement contagious.
Reporter Blake Schmidt was at the event and wrote an article for the Nica Times on what he heard. It was there that he met Brooke Rundle and learned about our green real estate tours showcasing the very best in green investment opportunities in the country.
Real estate at a fraction of the priceThursday, February 28th, 2008
“Nicaragua is next in line for fractional real estate offerings after Costa Rica and Mexico” according to Scott A. Preston of law firm Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, speaking at a recent event hosted by the Association of Nicaraguan Investors and Developers (ANID).
Fractional real estate is broadly defined as vacation real estate sold in intervals of more than one week and less than whole ownership. It sits alongside destination clubs, condo hotels, timeshare and private residence clubs on the spectrum of real estate models being used in the second home and vacation market.
Despite being new to the market here, Nicaragua has an advantage over Mexico (where fractionals are booming) when it comes to the legal basis of fractional ownership. With a simpler legal system and an environment where foreigners can own land with fee simple title, fractional offerings are set to flourish.
Hassle free absentee landownership
For investors not equipped or not willing to be absentee landlords, fractionals offer a compelling proposition. It is often not a matter of being unable to afford a vacation home, but a case of not wanting the hassle and expense of maintaining a home 52 weeks of the year when they are likely to occupy it only for two or three weeks each year.
We know of a number of developers in Nicaragua planning fractional products. All part of a wider trend towards mixed use offerings in the vacation real estate world.
The great turtle raceSunday, April 15th, 2007
We were invited by Steve Jackson, Our Man in Granada, to pick a turtle in the Great Turtle Race. We have chosen Champiro and will be cheering her on as she swims from Costa Rica to the Galapagos Islands.
The race starts on Monday and we’ll link to updates on her progress. What a great initiative to raise awareness for the plight of leatherback turtles. Here is a CNN article with more background – Great race is on for endangered turtles.