When reporters at U.S. News and World Report began to notice a change in international retirement patterns, they wanted to know why people from around the globe were putting off retirement. A surprise awaited them.
Once upon a time, the migration route between North America and Costa Rica looked like a buffalo stampede. Retirees and people weary of stress-filled lifestyles snapped up property like kids in candy stores.
When Mark Leonard's hot Belize development, Cerros Sands, opened 61 new parcels to the real estate market, four parcels were sold before the sun set as early visitors toured the new development. Another parcel was sold within days.