Friday, April 9, 2010

The "new" Merida Initiative

Do you think someone liked my blog's name?
http://www.internationalliving.com/Publications/il-news/04-09-Yucatan-Retirement-Paradise
I guess I should take it as a compliment. Interestingly the article, in part, seems to sum up our general plan: "Their focus now is on smaller residential properties with long-term value in places that have a sense of community and an active social life...They want lower-cost properties in desirable locations that they can use now for vacation homes and rental income. They want them to be good quality and low maintenance, preferably with on-site rental management. And they want to be able to retire comfortably in these properties when the time comes..."

...April 11 On further thought, there are a number of things in the article that don't actually reflect our checklist, such as on-site rental management...and the article refers to calculations of "'QTR'… Quality Time Remaining", which sounds awfully cold and actuarial, especially in reference to people who are a long way from conventional retirement age...

3 comments:

  1. Hi Deb

    Like our favorite City Editor of the Free Press - you have a gift for the headline!

    Don

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  2. Hi Don,
    Yes, Dad trained us well, but also passed on a terrible weakness for puns!

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  3. Where is Giles when you need him . . .

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