Category Archives: Real Estate

Puerto rico debt crisis

afraid to move to puerto rico because of the debt crisis?

I’ve been reluctant to discuss the Puerto Rican government debt crisis and it’s effects because, frankly, there’s really not much for me to say.  We’ve noticed little that’s changed in the year since we’ve arrived.  If anything, we seem to see MORE economic activity around our neck of the woods, with new restaurants

picture of our familiy for our interview on expat.com

interview on expat.com

Last week I had the pleasure of doing an interview on expat.com.  If you haven’t read it yet, please have a look. http://www.expat.com/en/interview/596_david-in-puerto-rico.html As always, if you have any other burning questions they may have failed to ask, feel free to send them our way. :)

view atop the hills of rincón

the spectacular hills of rincón

As much as we love our condo, we do miss the privacy we used to enjoy when we had a house.  The boys in particular miss having their own yard.  Going to the condo grounds requires carrying a set of keys which is, more often than not, good enough reason for

reminder of the risk of tsunami

reminder of the risk of tsunami

Nearly 100 years ago a 7.5 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Puerto Rico sent 20 foot waves onshore, destroying coastal villages and resulting in 40 deaths.  One of the most unique places to visit on this side of the island, which also happens to also serve as a stark reminder

celebrating six months in puerto rico with fire crackers!

six months in puerto rico

Wait… 2015 is already over?  It certainly doesn’t feel like we’ve been living in Puerto Rico for six months already! Time absolutely flies by.  The speed at which the earth revolves around the sun seems to increase with each passing year.  Before we get too far into 2016,

four day scouting trip to find our home

Our original plan was to rent a fully furnished house when we made our move to Puerto Rico.  However in late 2014, I noticed that interest rates were approaching all time lows.  This, coupled with the fact that it was and continues to be a buyers

real estate shopping in puerto rico

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you are probably at least vaguely aware that the Puerto Rican government is currently embroiled in a massive debt crisis.  Revenue has not matched spending levels for years and the shortfall has been funded with credit.  Figuratively speaking, the credit cards have now

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