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Real Estate in Panama City

How To Shop For Real Estate In A Country With No MLS

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.09.2014 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

In most of the world, there's no such thing as a Multiple Listing Service (MLS). "Running comps," as any would-be real estate buyer would do when shopping in the United States, depends on referencing an MLS. But, again, no such organized, computerized, easily accessible database of properties on the market exists in most of the world. With limited exceptions, the MLS is a U.S. market phenomenon, an indispensable tool that, somehow, the rest of the world's real estate markets manage to survive without.

Why The World's Top Retirement Haven May Not Be For Everyone

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 11.13.2013 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

The Retire Overseas Index that my Live and Invest Overseas group published this year ranked Panama as the world's top retirement haven. I'm not alone in this idea. For the past half-dozen years at least, this country has been recognized by many as the best place on earth to think about living or retiring overseas.