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July 27, 2012

20 Questions You Need to Ask Before Buying Real Estate in Nicaragua

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Mr Oscar @ 1:51 am

Nicaragua is a Magical and Mysterious Place

What Makes Nicaragua Real Estate Tick? For one Nicaragua is exquisitely beautiful. The country has pleasant year-round sunshine, awesome beaches, top class surf, soaring volcanoes, and historic colonial cities. Many promoters are touting Nicaragua properties for sale as great buys.

Properties for sale in Nicaragua were initially helped by low prices, though the story may not be true today. Yet Nicaragua has many pros that attract buyers. It is a safe country, has growing tourism, and has excellent air connections with the United States. Though real estate prices did see a decline during the global financial crisis, but it was not to the extent as seen in the UK, the United States, and other developed countries.

Here are some more reasons why Real Estate in Nicaragua continues to fascinate investors:

  • The Nicaraguan market has established lucrative retirement benefits like custom exemption for household goods
  • Some well-known title insurance companies offer title insurance on property in Nicaragua
  • Nicaragua is a signatory to the Central American Free Trade Agreement
  • The Foreign Investment Law in Nicaragua is investor-friendly
  • Domestic and foreign investments are treated at par
  • Wonderful advantage as the country recognizes the right of foreigners to own Nicaragua Real Estate
  • Inflation is moderately low
  • Massive investments in infrastructure facilities are under way
  • The major airport Managua International Airport has been modernized and expanded to accommodate double the passenger capacity
  • Land for sale is a great attraction because of the spectacular natural beauty of Nicaragua
  • Excellent colonial architecture combined with beautiful lakes, turtle sanctuaries, exotic volcanoes, and cloud forests make the country irresistible to real estate hunters

Some of the best investment options touted by realtors in Nicaragua are as follows:

  • Corn Islands with its swaying palms, warm waters, and a good number of English-speaking populations
  • Granada with a rich cultural heritage and beautiful colonial cities
  • Leon considered as an intellectual capital with its avante Garde University and stately churches
  • Pacific Coast with a splendidly attractive coastline

Frequently Asked Questions About Seaside Mariana Oceanfront Community

  1. Are there any restrictions on repatriation of gains or income caused by lease or transfer of the property?
  2. What types of properties are available?
  3. What are the benefits of ownership?
  4. Is there a rental program and can generate income?
  5. Is there a healthy demand for rentals?
  6. What are the taxes?
  7. What is the social situation?
  8. What are the requirements for real estate property acquisition?
  9. Are properties fee simple title?
  10. What type of titles in Nicaragua are available?
  11. Is title insurance available?
  12. Are there any restrictions on real estate ownership for non-residents?
  13. Are there any restrictions on the number of properties you can buy?
  14. Do you need a lawyer?
  15. What are the closing costs?
  16. Should you make a will in the country?
  17. Do you need a Notary?
  18. What is the real estate tax rate?
  19. Where is the Seaside Mariana Oceanfront Community?
  20. What is the vision of Seaside Mariana

Position yourself firmly on the leading edge of the real estate boom. Nicaragua is a country of amazing beauty with a wealth of rich natural and cultural assets. From the wildness of active volcanoes to the serenity of her Pacific shores, Nicaragua create a mysterious and magical destination for vacation travelers.

Go here to download our FAQ Brochure and join our community and learn the answers to all these questions and more about Seaside Mariana including availability and floor plans, or to learn more about the upcoming release of Wyndham Mariana Luxury Beachfront Condominiums.

July 25, 2012

Magnificent Beachfront Fully Entitled Residential and Hotel Development with 923 Acres in Pochomil, Nicaragua

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Mr Oscar @ 5:49 am

Seaside Mariana is seeking interest from qualified investors or lenders to provide $25,000,000 to $30,000,000 to commence development of the initial infrastructure, Nicklaus Design Golf Course and Wyndham Mariana Resort.

Smart companies have taken notice, and have sought out the best opportunities in the country. Companies like Nicklaus Design and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts have selected Seaside Mariana as their location of choice in the Nicaragua. Grupo Mariana is adamant that the project will have a positive impact on the country and its people. One of Nicaragua’s greatest assets is its people, who are warm and welcoming, and intensely passionate about their country. We are committed to making certain that Seaside Mariana and our other projects fully support the local communities and their citizens.

Tourism Gains Demonstrate Nicaragua’s Growing Appeal.

The positive image and perception of Nicaragua continues to increase around the world, as evidenced by the continuing rise in tourism. In fact, the number of foreign visitors to Nicaragua topped one million in 2011, which establishes a new benchmark for the country’s visitation efforts. This number also represents more than an eight percent increase over 2010.

This progress comes as no surprise to us here at Grupo Mariana where we are actively engaged in promoting Nicaragua at every opportunity. We would like to feel that our projects and the ongoing efforts we are making to increase the visibility and understanding of the country are supporting and contributing to this growth in tourism. Nicaragua remains a secret to many, but the focus of the world is gradually increasing as witnessed by this rise in visitors and increasing international investment. And, quite frankly, there’s no doubt that the popularity of television’s “Survivor: Nicaragua” has exposed many people to the beauty and diversity of the country.

One of the things we  often encounter as we travel and promote activity in Nicaragua is the outdated perceptions that remain. It is a case where the country’s past, now more than two decades removed, continues to color its awareness and, in particular, how Nicaragua is perceived as a place to visit and invest. Certainly, we believe without doubt that Nicaragua is now beginning to command the positive attention it deserves, which will help more and more people understand the opportunities and promise here.

Bright Real Estate Opportunities.

For those of us already committed to Nicaragua and its future—or considering the country as a place to visit, retire or invest—the increase in tourism is a significant sign that the future here is bright. However, it also means that it’s an ideal time to do your research and make an investment decision since the more visibility received translates into more people seeking opportunities. This is not unlike Costa Rica when it was “discovered” by outsiders over 20 years ago, which resulted in a boom of real estate investment that paid huge dividends to those with the vision and courage to push ahead.

That’s why you’ll often hear us say that if you missed your chance in Costa Rica, you should act now in Nicaragua where the outlook is extremely bright. The country is politically stable, the economy is growing steadily, and there is a welcoming attitude among the people and government.

Seaside Mariana Oceanfront Community.

After five years of planning, the ground breaking Seaside Mariana Oceanfront Community is moving forward under an evolving vision that recognizes the profound changes in the world’s real estate markets and also the changing interests of individuals seeking an international lifestyle. Seaside Mariana now is planned around six individual neighborhoods set on 923 acres with over one mile of pristine Pacific Ocean beach. The master plan for Seaside Mariana integrates a broader selection of residential options to widen the overall appeal. The community now includes low-rise beachfront condominiums and private bungalows in addition to the individual golf course home sites and golf villas featured in the original plan.

Our properties in Nicaragua have fee simple, freehold titles and can be transferred without restrictions. You can easily obtain title insurance on your own property through such highly regarded firms as First American Title Insurance Company and Stewart Title Latin America. In Nicaragua, bank financing is available through local and regional banks at prevailing rates.

Still an integral part of Seaside Mariana is the Nicklaus Design Golf Course, and Plumeria, a spa and health club. Future plans for growth of the Seaside Mariana Oceanfront Community also include a recently announced franchise agreement with Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC, a subsidiary of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE: WYN), to flag the development and operation of the 330-room Wyndham Mariana Resort within the community’s town center situated on 6 beachfront acres, the project will feature an oceanfront Wyndham hotel, casino, condominiums, casitas and golf villas.

Another aspect we are very proud of is our commitment to reinvest five percent of each real estate transaction at Seaside Mariana back into the economic development of the surrounding area though our 5% for Futures Program. It’s a win-win to help drive economic growth and sustainability, which enhances the lives of local citizens and makes the entire area more attractive to investors and visitors.

Overall, this is an excellent opportunity to invest with a leading development team in one of the fastest growing, stable and thriving markets within Latin America. Wyndham Mariana Resort luxury branded residences, coupled with its irreplaceable beachfront location in Nicaragua, will enable the project to capture strong absorption and generate opportunistic investment returns.

Seaside Mariana has prepared a comprehensive array of due diligence data, which will be made available upon qualification. To learn more, register here to receive our Information Memorandum.

July 24, 2012

The Secret Is Getting Out About Nicaragua

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Mr Oscar @ 6:03 am

It’s Just Like Southern California but Much Less Expensive


The editors of International Living are constantly on the move in search of paradise, based on their belief and experience “that there are a host of places around the world that are cheaper, healthier, safer, freer than you ever thought possible.” And one of the places that’s high on International Living’s list is the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua.


In fact, a recent International Living report declared in no uncertain terms that this sliver of coastline is “the most misunderstood, undervalued and bargain-ripe 305-mile stretch of coastline in the entire world.” Which sounds like a great deal of hype until you read further and consider the editor’s conclusion that Nicaragua’s Pacific Coast offers essentially the same coastal style of living found in Southern California—except much, much more affordable.


That’s right, travel a few hours south of some of the trendiest, priciest real estate in the United States to discover a place with virtually the same geography, climate, beaches, sunsets and the same Pacific Ocean. And it’s not just the cost of real estate that’s majestically cheaper, but the daily cost of living in Nicaragua is unbeatable—according to the magazine, you can live well here for less than $1,000 a month. Which means you can stretch your dollars without sacrificing amenities.


Great Values Await for Those Who Act Now


But International Living also warns that word’s getting out and prices may eventually skyrocket as they did previously in Costa Rica, Belize and Honduras. In fact, the magazine states it clearly: “We believe this 40-mile stretch of coastline is primed to explode onto the world stage, and that if history is any guide, real estate prices could skyrocket here as much as 500% in the next few years.”


Nicaragua also is proving to be a growing economic force, attracting hundreds of millions of dollars in foreign investment and becoming a favored destination for tourists. Nicaragua’s economic performance has been steady in recent years, with the outlook extremely positive for 2011, according to recent data.


The country’s exports increased by over 100% in 2011 and are expected to achieve that same level of growth this year. Visitors to Nicaragua topped one million for the first time in 2010 and again in 2011, with roughly the same results expected for 2012.


The current market is presenting ideal opportunities to invest in real estate in Nicaragua. As International Living puts it: “Nicaragua’s lower cost of living does not mean you have to sacrifice the quality of life you have been accustomed to in the U.S. or Canada. With its low cost of living and engaging lifestyle, Nicaragua has become a prime location for retirees as well as those seeking a simpler, more fulfilling life.

Nicaragua Real Estate Prices Remain Amazingly Low


On top of all this positive data is the fact that real estate prices continue to be stable and comparatively low in terms to other Central American locations. Plus, the latest incentives for retirees make the New Nicaragua one of the most conducive places in the world to call home.


Live on the Beach Now, Profit Later


If that’s enough to get your attention, dig a little deeper on your own and you’ll uncover a wealth of information and data that underscore the opportunities that await in the New Nicaragua, whether you’re looking for a lucrative investment, a great place to stretch your retirement dollars or even start a new business. As the editors of International Living put it, “You’ll discover how easy and affordable it is to live right on the beach and watch the sun set over the glorious Pacific, day after day after day.”


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July 17, 2012

Six Considerations to Selecting a Vacation Home in Nicaragua

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Nicaragua is a Retirement Haven Offering Tremendous Advantages


Selecting a second home deserves almost the same amount of thought and careful consideration as does your primary residence. After all, you want to ensure a future of happy vacations and, if you’re like most people, prefer your investment to be one that appreciates over time. Give consideration to the following six key variables when selecting your vacation home.

1. Lifestyle. Most people purchase vacation homes to relax, entertain family and guests, and recreate. Almost any vacation property offers relaxation and entertainment, but recreation varies from place to place.

Consider whether you enjoy skiing, fishing, boating, snorkeling, surfing, golf, tennis, hiking, mountain biking or even sunbathing. Then seek properties at a destination that caters to your recreational preferences.

2. Objectives. What is your primary objective with this vacation home? Do you want to own a vacation home you’ll use frequently or is it mainly a real estate investment that you’ll hold for a while and then resell hopefully for profit?

Is it a place to bring the kids on holidays or is it a future retirement home? Is it a convenient location from which you can mix business and pleasure? Is it a place for the entire family or somewhere you can get together with friends for fishing or skiing?

3. Travel Distance. The amount of time and money spent traveling to and from your vacation property is an influential factor in determining how often you’ll visit. The ideal travel distance is different for every buyer, but before you purchase, you must decide how much time and money you’re willing and able to invest each time you take a trip to your vacation property.

4. Location. It is crucial to learn anything and everything about the city, town, and community of your potential second home. What are the prime and low seasons? What is the year round climate? How many of your neighbors are full-time residents? Is the area a prime tourist destination?

Is the community safe and kid friendly? Is the local lifestyle – dining,
shopping, entertainment, and recreation – affordable? The answers to these questions and others will help you assess whether a particular vacation property will support your desired vacation lifestyle.

5. Costs. In addition to the price of your vacation property, many other expenses accompany the rights to ownership. Taxes, insurance, utilities, homeowner association fees, landscaping, repairs, furnishings and property management can add to your monthly payments. Be sure to research all the costs associated with your vacation property before signing on the dotted line.

6. Responsibilities. What do you need to do to take care of your vacation home each year? Mountain homes are subject to frozen and bursting pipes. Beach homes can encounter damaging tropical storms. How often does your roof need to be replaced or the house need to be painted?

Maintaining and managing your dream home can be a second job. One option is to hire a full-time property management company. Another is to consider a private residence club or fractional ownership in which an on-site professional management company takes care of all maintenance issues.

Searching for and purchasing a vacation home can be a demanding process. Giving careful thought to the six key considerations above in selecting a vacation property will help ensure that your vacation property fits your needs and resources.

How to Buy Real Estate in Nicaragua

Position yourself firmly on the leading edge of the real estate boom. Nicaragua is a country of amazing beauty with a wealth of rich natural and cultural assets. From the wildness of active volcanoes to the serenity of her Pacific shores, Nicaragua create a mysterious and magical destination for vacation travelers.

Join us for an educational webinar on August 21, 2012 at 6:00PM PST


(Link: https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/showReg?udc=wxe3qt4nwd4q)


July 16, 2012

Paper Projections vs. Real Wealth in Nicaragua

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Mr Oscar @ 8:53 pm

An often-overlooked fact is that a large part of the value in the stock market is based not on today’s earnings but rather on expectations of future growth. The assumption of growth is factored into current share prices. With sustained low growth or negative growth much of the value in today’s stock market would likely evaporate.

It is impossible to justify stocks at current prices without a strong future growth component. The mathematics of retirement planning is predicated on it.

Researchers estimate that 50% – 80% of current stock market valuation is based on widely held beliefs about growth in corporate sales and anticipated future profits. Thus, it is fair to say that much of the value in the stock market today has not yet occurred but is based on future projections and assumptions.

The question that apparently has not been asked is: Where does the real wealth come from to pay the higher stock valuations that investors are depending on? When millions of people begin to retire they need to pay for things like food, housing and energy and they will need to pay in real money, not paper projections.

There must be a defined exit strategy that allows people to cash out and purchase and consume real goods. One of the biggest problems with traditional financial planning is that there is no realistic exit strategy. Not without destroying the value in the stock market upon which most investment portfolios depend. The importance of this cannot be overstated.

Real wealth is based on real goods and assets.  Of those assets, real estate comes to mind first and foremost. Real wealth is based on land and tangibles that have intrinsic value. Wealth cannot grow simply on paper. Paper wealth is growth projected into a vacuum.

Simply put, consumption is the engine driving the economy and the stock market. Currently more than 70 % of the economy in the United States is based on consumer spending and the percentage has risen in recent years. Estimates show that while only 50 million baby boomers have retirement savings, all 78 million baby boomers are consumers.

Consumer spending is the single largest factor that determines corporate earnings and thus stock values. But few are asking what will happen when the largest generation of spenders in the history of the world retires on smaller fixed budgets.

Even small reductions in the spending growth rate decrease the value of everyone’s investment portfolios—baby boomers and non-baby boomers alike. For the traditional asset portfolio model to hold up one must believe in never-ending and exponentially growing consumer spending. But where will this come from?

It’s a grave Catch-22. At the very time when retirement investors most need steady income, they will find that the very act of so many retiring at once will cut off the spending supply to companies that depend on it to keep their share prices up.

The drag on consumer spending is multiplied when we consider not only the impact of tens of millions of baby boomers spending less each year but millions of younger people having to cut back on spending because the value of their investments will have declined precipitously.  The implication for investors is even worse when we remember that these conditions will last not for months or years but decades.

With falling stock market values and virtually no income from bonds, there will be little source of investment income for those who follow traditional investment strategies. Millions upon millions of investors are relying on their stock portfolios for financial security, not only for themselves but for their families as well. Untold millions of investors will find that the money they’re counting on will simply not be there for them.

Despite this, investors are still finding their hard earned money and that of their colleagues channeled into investments that no longer provide good returns. Worse yet, their money is tied up and thus unable to be put into tangible international investments that yield significantly higher returns with significantly lower risk.

Obtaining higher returns with lower risk is inextricably linked to investment choices that focus on intrinsic value, i.e. real wealth instead of paper wealth. It comes down to owning something solid and universally sought-after such as beachfront real estate. As the often-quoted saying goes, “They’re not making any more of it.”

Beachfront land is real wealth. You can’t add to it with the stroke of a pen or click of a mouse. You can’t dilute it by making or printing more of it. It has high intrinsic value all its own. In a world increasingly divided between real wealth and paper wealth, beachfront is in a class of its own.

This dichotomy will become increasingly evident in the years to come.  There will be a large number of investors who follow the old model, which is top-heavy with financial projections rather than real solid wealth. This group will face serious hardship, for the aforementioned reasons.

There will be a smaller sub-section of investors who see the writing on the wall and broaden their investment horizons to include real assets with real growth potential. This group will own investments that are globally allocated, inflation protected, and early enough in their investment cycle to provide significant appreciation. Our goal is to arm people with the knowledge necessary to make the decisions that will place them firmly in the latter group.

Download our FREE Report on: How to Make and Keep a Fortune in International Real Estate

This comprehensive report will introduce you to alternative investment strategies, the Genuine Value of Real Estate in Central America and will cover the following topics:

1. How you Can Reclaim your Dream
2. How The Actions of The Federal Reserve Impact Your Investments
3. Demographics and Your Stock Portfolio
4. Outdated Financial Paradigms
5. Paper Projections vs Real Wealth
6. A Short Window of Opportunity
7. Real Estate Location and Timing
8. Nicaragua, The Perfect Combination
9. Nicaragua’s Time Has Come
10. The Dream is Obtainable
11. A Project Unlike Any Other

Go here to download our Special Report and learn more about how you can Reclaim Your Dream.

July 10, 2012

Owning Beachfront Real Estate in Nicaragua Solves Outdated Financial Paradigms

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Mr Oscar @ 10:28 pm

Considering the monumental demographic challenges facing the stock market, why do financial authorities still recommend stocks as the best way to grow wealth?   Why are the same people able to largely dominate the flow of information to investors?

Even more important, why are international strategies with much higher yields so often overlooked?  Why are limiting choices most frequently put forth?

Let’s examine the factors. Commonly held financial planning projections were based on academic studies that demonstrated that a well-balanced portfolio of stocks held for the long term was usually a profitable strategy. There was near universal agreement among the media, academics and financial professionals that investors could count on compounded stocks returns over the long term. By most accounts the conventional stock and bond formula did work quite well—in the past.

However, over the last 10 years the financial environment has changed significantly and over the next 20 years it will change even more drastically.  The simple truth is that the financial formula is predicated on conditions that no longer exist. It is becoming increasingly evident that the financial paradigm has shifted dramatically and irrevocably.

Studies show that the returns achieved by purchasing a diverse market portfolio in 1925 and selling in 1988 were 95% based upon dividends and re-invested dividends. This is a crucial distinction. Studies show that between 1930 and 1950 stock dividend yields were approximately twice as high as the rate paid by Treasury bonds.

Currently, dividend levels are between one third and one half the rate of long-term bond interest levels. Things begin to break down when one considers the importance of reinvested dividends in this “proven” formula. Using dividend data from before 1970 to judge the likely performance of stock portfolios in the future simply does not hold up.  Investors worldwide are relying upon historical models in which 95% of the returns came from dividend yields that simply no longer exist.

Yet to this day, most people are still advised to base their investments and indeed their future, upon the expected return of this historically “proven” formula.

To make matters worse, most financial planners in North America steer their clients away from investing in emerging markets that have high upside potential in international real estate.  In doing so, they have not only funneled investors toward outdated financial models that no longer produce the expected results but they’ve also cut their clients off from a source of high returns overseas.

The fact is that portfolio returns though the 1990’s were not driven by the crucial steady compounding of dividends like in the past but by increases in share prices instead.

For people to reach the performance levels that their retirement investment strategies were based upon, share prices would have to climb significantly and steadily to make up for the loss of the all-important compounded dividends.

In other words, increasing share prices would have to do the heavy lifting for two. This might be plausible in theory until one examines what share prices are based upon.

Paper Projections vs. Real Wealth

An often-overlooked fact is that a large part of the value in the stock market is based not on today’s earnings but rather on expectations of future growth. The assumption of growth is factored into current share prices. With sustained low growth or negative growth much of the value in today’s stock market would likely evaporate.   It is impossible to justify stocks at current prices without a strong future growth component. The mathematics of retirement planning is predicated on it.

Download our FREE Report on: How to Make and Keep a Fortune in International Real Estate

This comprehensive report will introduce you to alternative investment strategies, the Genuine Value of Real Estate in Central America and will cover the following topics:

1. How you Can Reclaim your Dream
2. How The Actions of The Federal Reserve Impact Your Investments
3. Demographics and Your Stock Portfolio
4. Outdated Financial Paradigms
5. Paper Projections vs Real Wealth
6. A Short Window of Opportunity
7. Real Estate Location and Timing
8. Nicaragua, The Perfect Combination
9. Nicaragua’s Time Has Come
10. The Dream is Obtainable
11. A Project Unlike Any Other

Go here to download our Special Report and learn more about how you can Reclaim Your Dream.

July 9, 2012

Registration is Open for the Ultimate Discovery Event in Nicaragua

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Mr Oscar @ 10:18 pm

How would YOU like the opportunity to go on the trip of a lifetime and spend 5 days in a tropical paradise at a fraction of the retail cost?

Our predictions are proving true that more and more people are discovering the New Nicaragua, and now want to visit and experience for themselves the beauty and charms 
of this amazing place.

Imagine yourself going on private helicopter rides, boat rides, climbing volcanoes, horseback riding on the beach, and watching the sunset over the Pacific Ocean while sipping a cool drink on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.

We invite you to leave your stress behind and be our personal guests in Nicaragua for 5 days so you can experience the magic of this romantic country for yourself and see how amazing life can be. Join us for this guided, informative VIP tour of the new Nicaragua, during which you’ll experience beautiful colonial towns, colorful markets, amazing natural wonders and a chance to stroll along a secluded beach on the Pacific Ocean. It’s very low-key and informative, with the emphasis on allowing you to soak in the history, culture and natural splendor.

Go here for more information and download our Schedule of Events.

Registration Details

HOTEL: INTERCONTINENTAL

LOCATION: MANAGUA, NICARAGUA

DATE: NOVEMBER 28-DECEMBER 2, 2012

The deadline for registration is November 15, 2012 and there are only 40 spaces available, so you’ll need to act now so you don’t miss out.

Unlike other conferences and seminars, which may cost $1,000 or more, the Discovery Event in Nicaragua is only $795 per person or $695 per person based on double occupancy.

REGISTER PRIOR TO JULY 30, 2012 AND SAVE $250

REGISTER PRIOR TO AUGUST 30, 2012 AND SAVE $200

REGISTER PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER 30, 2012 AND SAVE $150

REGISTER PRIOR TO OCTOBER 30, 2012 AND SAVE $100

Your Subsidized Price is only $795/Person or $695/person for double occupancy (not including airfare). That Includes 4 nights at the InterContinental Hotel Managua, all your meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), ground transportation all around the country as well as boat and helicopter rides. You will also get to meet local market experts, real estate lawyers, and the development team at Grupo Mariana.

Go here for more information and download our Schedule of Events.

Early Bird Discount:

Pay your Registration fee by July 30th and receive a $250 discount on your registration fee making YOUR PRICE: $545/Person or $445/Person for Double Occupancy (not including airfare)?

But don’t take our word for it. Just listen to what some of the members of our Discovery Tours had to say:

“This was the best way for someone who’s never been to Nicaragua to get a

first taste of what the country has to offer. I would recommend it.”

-Jim Rubino from Utah, retired from U.S. Foreign Service

“I didn’t know what exactly I expected coming to Nicaragua but I certainly didn’t

expect it to be as good as this.”

-Rick Donner from Florida, CPA

“I’ve been coming to Nicaragua for six or seven years and I’ve done things on this Discovery Tour that I never had a chance to do before. It’s the safest country in the Americas, the people are the warmest and most loving, and it really is a fun place to live.”

-Tom Yeaman from Virginia, retired businessman

“The Discovery Tour with Grupo Mariana was an invaluable experience. If you’re

considering buying in a ‘different’ destination like Nicaragua, the tour is a great

way to see for yourself and decide.”

-Patrick Winters from Ontario, real estate investor

If you’re even remotely considering investing in Nicaragua, this could be the most valuable week you will ever experience, and I strongly urge you to attend.

As a Special Incentive, if you decide to buy real estate with Grupo Mariana you will get all of your expenses (including airfare) reimbursed to you up to $1,500.

Grupo Mariana is attracting a smart, fun community of international real estate investors and one of the best parts about the trip is getting to meet the other people that are buying with Grupo Mariana and seeing first-hand what our incredible communities are all about.

Go here for more information and download our Schedule of Events.

About Grupo Mariana

It was love that first brought Chairman Kevin Fleming to Nicaragua. He met his wife Maria, a native Nicaraguan, in Vancouver, Canada, and knew as soon as he visited her home that it was a special place that offered an abundance of opportunity. Their family, and their love for the country and its people, is the driving force behind the creation of Grupo Mariana.

With this passion for the country came a desire to give something back. Maria and Kevin established a foundation to which they have committed five percent of all Grupo Mariana’s revenues. This money will be used to foster and support economic and social development in the communities surrounding Seaside Mariana and Isla Mariana. Therefore, when you elect to invest in a Grupo Mariana project, you will know that you also are investing in the future of a country and its people.

July 6, 2012

Why Real Estate in Nicaragua Should be Part of Your Portfolio

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Mr Oscar @ 2:43 am

Demographics and Your Stock Portfolio

Conventional financial planning usually recommends a portfolio divided between stocks and bonds, with the percentage invested in stocks decreased and the percentage in bonds increased as a person ages.

However, with little to no income coming from bonds, will investors be tempted to increase the percentage allocated to stocks in order to seek higher returns? The most likely answer is yes, which is troubling when looked at from a macro-economic perspective.

Supply and demand are two of the most basic principles taught in economics. The stock market offers one of the clearest windows into this principle. The shifting forces and sentiments of buyers and sellers determine everyday markets. Prices rise on days when there are more who want to buy than sell and prices fall on days when there are more who want to sell than buy. Yet somehow, few people stop to question how this basic principle will affect their stock portfolios in the coming years.

Conventional financial planning generally assumes dividend-yielding stocks with compound interest will appreciate in value over time. Numerous respected sources tout the advantages of buy and hold as a means to long term prosperity. However, when supply and demand is entered into the equation, especially as it relates to baby boomers, the theory begins to break down.

The baby boomer demographic is extremely large, with more people owning stocks than any other group in history. When these 78 million people begin to actively sell stocks instead of buying them, it will transform the investment markets. It will dramatically affect the returns that people of all ages get from their investments, not just the baby boomers. This directly and substantially impacts all investors.

Starting on January 1st, 2011 the Baby Boomers began to hit retirement age.  Every day more than 10,000 Baby Boomers will reach the age of 65. This trend will continue for the next 20 years.

Baby boomers have more money in retirement accounts than any other generation. Tax advantaged savings plans such as IRA’s and 401 (k)s actively encourage the purchase of stocks and discourage (by way of penalty) the selling of stocks before a certain age. These plans serve to encourage the regular monthly and annual accumulation of stocks—but not their sale.

In addition, tax laws often mandate that profits, dividends and interest earned on these investments not be taken out before retirement age but instead re-invested into the market. Even employees who did not invest in the market directly often had private and government pension plans that were invested in the markets on their behalf. Once again, the earnings on these pension investments were entirely re-invested into the market. These factors and stipulations serve to push more and more cash into the markets year after year.

However, knowing that demographic trends are unavoidable, a series of question must be asked:

What happens when the cycle reverses itself?

What happens when people not only remove their money but also are no longer part of the continuous and automatic re-investment cycle?

What happens when tens of millions of private citizens and their private and public pension funds simultaneously sell their holdings?

And what happens when the tax laws reverse and force selling instead of buying as baby boomers reach their 70’s and 80’s?

What happens when the massive sales pressure does not let up but instead continues for months and then years and then two decades?

What happens to prices when instead of cash upon cash being invested and re-invested into the markets it’s cash upon cash pulled from the financial markets?

Recently analysts from the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank stated that stocks were likely to earn sub-par returns over the next 10 years. The reason cited was simple demographics.

The San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank projected that P/E ratios will likely be cut in half. Investors are unlikely to see their stocks return to 2010 levels, the report states, until at least 2027.

Outdated Financial Paradigms

Considering the monumental demographic challenges facing the stock market, why do financial authorities still recommend stocks as the best way to grow wealth?   Why are the same people able to largely dominate the flow of information to investors?

Even more important, why are international strategies with much higher yields so often overlooked?  Why are limiting choices most frequently put forth?

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