Located in the heart of San Juan Del Sur, Annie’s Market is one of the oldest existing structures in town. The property was acquired with plans to create a mixed-use project with commercial space on the ground level and residential apartments above. A change in market conditions led us to reevaluate and adapt our plans, eliminating the residential aspect and leaning into the opportunity to create a landmark retail destination. Tapping his pre-Peace Corps experience of working with The McDevitt Company in Los Angeles, a retail tenant & landlord representation firm, Leslie hand-selected tenants who exhibited synergy to create an open commercial plaza with a country mart feel. Annie’s Market will be enjoyed by locals and visitors alike, for years to come.
Imagine you have been eyeing your dream property for months. You have figured out how you will finance your purchase and have investigated each and every step of buying real estate in Nicaragua. But one big question remains: who will take care of your dream home after you buy it?
Financing options for buying property in San Juan del Sur & Tola are very limited. Loans from a local bank come with a high interest rate coupled with a cumbersome approval process. Owner financing is an option but not all sellers offer it. What if you could act as your own financier using funds that you have already accumulated? That is exactly what you can do by utilizing a Self-Directed IRA.
El Encanto del Sur – An incredible place to call home!
One of our favorite places in Nicaragua, El Encanto del Sur. An expansive gated community spread over 450 acres with six different phases. Breathtaking views, robust flor and fauna, 24/7 security, and amazing amenities provided by Tree Casa Resort – all while being a few minutes from the town of San Juan Del Sur. An incredible place to call home in our peaceful beachside paradise!
In an effort to help our local community we will be donating 300 pounds of beans, 300 pounds of rice, 300 pounds of sugar, and 50 liters of cooking oil. With these supplies we have created 32 packages of food that will go to local families in need to make sure those who are without can have food on their table. In reality, this is a small dent in the large amount of families that have been affected in our community via reduced wages, loss jobs, shuttered businesses, and overall life changing economic times.
We sat down with Juan at one his projects, El Romance, and discussed his real estate ventures over the last 15+ years – lessons learned as well as his vision of real estate in San Juan Del Sur and Nicaragua in the future. We speak about integrating sustainability into development, on both an ecological and community level, preservation of one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world, and our roles in this process.
Journey Man Dan sat down with Leslie W. Stewart IV of Invest Nicaragua to discuss his experience being an expatriate living in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. Leslie touches upon how he arrived to Nicaragua, his transition from the US Peace Corps to working and investing in real estate, as well as tips for aspiring expats. This is great interview for anyone who is interested in living outside of their home country, starting a business overseas, and following the unbeaten path!
Last year was very active in the real estate markets of San Juan del Sur and Tola. We saw a high amount of sales for existing homes, apartments, and commercial property that were deemed to be priced below replacement cost value and had final sale prices that were reflective of current market conditions.
We can’t believe it either, we are already in the 2nd month of 2020 and it feels like 2019 just ended! As the new year barrels on we wanted to briefly recap 2019 as we look towards the future. Last year was a year of growth on both the personal and professional front. Personally, Belkys launched her clothing store Vintage Coleccion, and we formally established Team Invest Nicaragua to better serve the real estate markets of San Juan del Sur and Tola.
Check out our in-depth conversation with Dhruv Gulati, one of the owners and developers of El Encanto del Sur, in San Juan del Sur.
In this conversation Dhruv walks us through the origins of his business and personal relationship with Nicaragua, as well as what he has learned along the journey. This is a must see for anyone interested in real estate in Nicaragua.
We are proud to announce that the RE/MAX Caribbean and Central American region awarded Leslie with an outstanding customer service award for the month of November 2019, out of pool of 500+ agents. The recognition comes at a momentous time for Invest Nicaragua, as we officially launch our website and look towards an exciting 2020. Customer service is the heart of our business and we are committed to continuing our education, ensuring the highest level of service as we help our clients achieve their goals.
We are thrilled to announce the formation of Invest Nicaragua, a real estate team dedicated to providing an elevated experience to our global roster of clients – while lifting up the local community we love.