Wednesday, January 16, 2008
That's all about to change. On February 4 I'm off to San Blas! (Watch the blog for updates of my journey. I even plan on getting some video on here.)
This opportunity is just another one of the reasons I believe Panama is the Best Place to Live. It also makes Panama one of the Cheapest Places to Live - you might be thinking... what? Well, here I have the chance to visit one of the '1,000 Places to See Before You Die' and it's really going to cost me very little. For $60 I get picked up at Playon Chico and taken by canoe to the small island lodge; I am fed 3 meals a day; taken by a guide to deserted islands and other locations each day and stay in a fantastic cabana - check out the pics!
If you want to read about San Blas and why I'm so excited you can check out this recent article which appeared on the New York Times -
New York Times Explorer | San Blas Islands, Panama
Oh, and Watch the Blog for photo and video updates. I may even get around to figuring out how to do a PodCast!
Thursday, January 3, 2008
La prensa – december 22, 2007
BRIEFS. Real estate
Property Tax exoneration extended
The Consejo de Gabinete has approved an extension of the 20-year property tax exemption for apartments and houses, according to minister of Housing Balbina Herrera.
The measure applies to projects whose building permits are issued before Dec. 31, 2009. Herrera explained that the measure extends the property tax exemption that expired in August.
Iván Carlucci, president of the Asociación de Corredores de Bienes Raíces (Acobir), said that "this change is healthy, and it is a sign that the sector will continue to grow dynamically."
Carlucci said that the waiver, which will benefit all types of buyers, gives Panama a competitive edge over other countries in marketing real estate projects.
Read more about the changes and Panama Real Estate Opportunities at the Learn About Panama Blog.