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Why host on Airbnb? No matter what kind of home or room you have to share, Airbnb makes it simple and secure to host travelers. You're in full control of your availability, prices, house rules, and how you interact with guests.
Airbnb protects hosts - To keep you, your home, and your belongings safe, we cover every booking with $1M USD in property damage protection and another $1M USD in insurance against accidents.
Guests are verified - Airbnb always requires guests to provide certain information before they can make a reservation-such as a confirmed phone number and email address. For added control, you can require guests to also provide recommendations from other hosts and a verified ID.
Hosting in 3 steps
List your space for free
Share any space without sign-up charges, from a shared living room to a second home and everything in-between.
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Choose your own schedule, prices, and requirements for guests.
Welcome your first guest
Once your listing is live, qualified guests can reach out. You can message them with any questions before their stay.
Midwest Relocation Specialists are here to help along the way.
I was in Costa Rica last Fall and the thought of returning to my previous life and my old job in contracting and marketing held no appeal. So, I started exploring my options. Teaching English looked like the best one.
The hours are good. The money isn't huge by U.S. standards but it is more than enough to live very comfortably on and even save some.
If you live in a city, finding teaching jobs are much easier.
The world is filled with welcoming, affordable places where you can live better than you do now and on less money.
I was let go from my job just over a year ago..........................
It's liberating and scary.
I sat down and made a plan on how to "reinvent" myself. I looked at things I liked to do and decided to pursue these................. traveling and writing.
Now, not only am I doing what I love, but I can work when and wherever I choose, which means that there really is no typical day's work. In Costa Rica, I'd write during the afternoons, when thunderstorms break over the mountains. On the Gold Coast, I'd sandwich my writing in between a morning and evening surf. During a rainy camping trip in Panama, being on deadline for a travel article was an excellent excuse to hole up in a pub and wait for the storm to pass.
Moreover, just as important as choosing when I work is being able to choose when I don't-an option that means I can both fund traveling and enjoy it. I earmarked a long weekend so that my partner and I could go hiking in the mountains. I decided not to work, so that we could make the most of our three-day trip.
In our very global world today...you have many more income options than you may realize. However, it can be hard to spot them.
Have you ever wondered how much income your home could make as a rental? Could it help fund a retirement?
If you're curious about how much rental income your home could make you, there are web tools out there that can help.
Whether you want to uncover the vacation rental potential of your own house or one you might like to buy, either at home or overseas, than speak with Midwest Relocation Specialists.
It's not hard or expensive to create a vacation rental that out-earns the competition...but you have to know the insider strategies to employ.
If you're looking to increase your own bottom line on a property you already own-or you're thinking of buying a property near the beach, say, that you plan to rent out... ask us
It's a way you can get vacationers to pay you "hotel prices" to stay in your property for a few days to a few weeks at a time.
This is not difficult. In fact, a few simple things you can do will make a big difference in the prices you can charge.
Applied right, your rental could generate income to the tune of $10,000... $40,000... even $50,000 or more a year... offer you tax-deductible vacations when you visit... and give you a place to enjoy that not only gives you pleasure-but proves a solid investment that more than pays for itself, too.
I can say with confidence: This way of thinking about your property isn't likely anything you've come across before.
Your escape abroad could pay for itself...starting now...and hand you the freedom and funds you need to embrace that life you've been dreaming about.
If you're curious about how much rental income your property could make you, contact Midwest Relocation Specialists!
If you're the kind of person who likes meeting new people, introducing them to the best places to eat, drink, and visit in your town...then running a B&B might be the perfect expat income for you.
With a B&B, you have a business and a home all wrapped up in one. You can take bookings whenever you like...or take time off if you want to travel...or just enjoy some free time.
And even if you live in a low-cost country like Costa Rica, you can still make good money from your rooms. In high season charge $110 - $500 a night for the property, which can make the payment for the property! Ask Midwest Relocation Specialists, we can advise!
There is no such thing as a get-rich-quick scheme.
But there certainly are many clever ways you can make money. I'm talking about incomes that hand you not only a sense of engagement and purpose, but enough of a cushion that you can afford to relax, whether you just want a little extra money for retirement, or you want a full-time income to support your life.
I am pretty good at photography. I am never in photo's, because ........ I am always taking them. I like sunsets and nature, especially flowers. I was showing some pictures to a friend and he asked why I did not sell the photo's? I did not have any idea of how I would even go about selling them.
In fact, I didn't discover stock photography until a full year after that discussion. For those who are unacquainted, stock photography is a form of photography that incorporates everything and anything. It can include photos of destinations, objects, people, animals...the list goes on. Using huge online databases, editors, advertisers, and publishers of every kind can find the images they want without having to hire someone to go out and take them specifically.
Stock photography gives me a worldwide audience for my photographs. I upload the images to different agencies and they do the marketing for me, taking a commission when they license my images. All I have to do is add keywords and tags to my photos, so they show up in a buyer's search. I have fun, make money, and get to travel for my "job."
I Fell in Love With This Relaxed Costa Rican Beach Town
When people are planning a vacation and think of Costa Rica, they think beach, ocean, palm trees, and living the "good life." This is the essence of Pura Vida, a phrase used in Costa Rica that is commonly associated with "everything is great."
Personally, I like the "Gold Coast" in Costa Rica.The beach towns on the NW side of the country are about three hours from San José and a magical place where the jungle meets the beach. Full of wildlife, tropical beaches, and gorgeous sunny days, this place rocks!
Life in Costa Rica is very different to life in the U.S.
A typical day consists of waking up to the waves crashing or howler monkeys and birds. You can start your day day with drinking some of the best coffee in the world at the local chocolateria, paired with fresh tropical fruit.
Long or short-term renters?
Here are 5 substantial reasons why short-term (vacation) renters are likely to treat your property better AND put more cash in your pocket.
$1,000,000 in liability insurance protection. Major booking companies such as AirBNB, VRBO, and others have the scale necessary to include liability insurance up to $1,000,000 for your vacation rental property when a short-term rental is booked on their platform. This is a nice peace-of-mind advantage to short-term rentals.
Payment in advance. Vacation renters pay for their stay up-front on the booking sites before they arrive. Unlike annual renters who's rent payments can slip and start rolling in late... or not at all.
Security Damage Deposit. Each short-term vacation renter puts up a damage deposit (typically $500 or so depending on the property). Upon check-out, the property is inspected and, in the unlikely event of an issue, the security damage deposit is charged and the repairs are made right away. Sure, long term renters may also put up a damage deposit, but it can be a year or more before damage issues are realized and repaired.
No squatters! One of the biggest nightmares long-term rental land lords may face is attempting to evict a tenant. Many state and local laws protect the tenant over the landlord. We hear horror stories all the time about long-term renters refusing to leave a property and "squatting" for months if not years without paying a penny. This is simply not an issue whatsoever with short-term vacation rentals. They stay for a week or two and go on their merry way.
You were a teacher. You speak English. Why not............. "teach" English?
Four reasons why you should start teaching English today:
1. You can teach anywhere in the world. Everyone wants to learn English, as it is the most spoken language in the world and definitely a growing industry. Therefore, you can literally go to any country to teach English-your options are endless.
2. You can earn and save money. Depending on the country or if you are teaching online, you will be paid different amounts. Normally it is a lot higher than the cost of living, so you can save a considerable amount to travel more.
3. It can be flexible. The number of hours you teach or the time you teach can be flexible, especially if you are teaching online. Each school or institution has different requirements, so you can accept the job that suits you.
4. It is easy to get a job. There are so many different English programs, companies, Facebook groups, and schools around the world wanting English teachers. You can also either teach online or be classroom based, which means it is easy to find work.
No matter what you want your life to look like or where you dream of going, Midwest Relocation Specialists can show you ways to fund it. Improve your quality of life and have .............. FUN. Earn an income doing something you enjoy. Embrace the income opportunities that make the most sense for you.
We know the secret there is about turning your home-or second home-into a holiday rental goldmine. OUR secrets can lead to big profits and big adventure too.
It is ............... easy!
MIDWEST RELOCATION SPECIALISTS helps maximize the income your home or second home can generate...to the tune of $30,000... $40,000... even $80,000 or more a year....................
One man's story:
I never intended to have a home overseas. I never imagined it was even possible. Then, I travelled to Central America. I was looking forward to the sunshine on what I thought would be a one-time trip.
Then I saw Liberia in Costa Rica and travelled to Playas Del Coco. The swaying palm trees, the water, clear by the sand, then a dreamy shade of aquamarine in the shallows, then cobalt blue where the coral dropped off and it became deep sea. I was blown away!
I knew I had to have a place here. I started by renting and studying the area. I met some local Americans and asked a TON of questions. I contacted the people at the MIDWEST RELOCATION SPECIALISTS who actually went down with me and introduced me to some local real estate specialists. There in nothing like the "local" knowledge!
I bought my piece of paradise and had plans of coming down a couple times a year until my retirement. I never really thought about making serious money by renting my property, I was just happy to have my costs covered.
MIDWEST RELOCATION SPECIALISTS advised me to think about renting my property in my absence. Slowly, I discovered the secrets to making money with my house, not just enough to cover the ongoing costs (including the mortgage) but actually paying me a great salary. My life has changed and grown in ways I could never have expected.
It also ended up being the best financial decision I ever made. I have retired early and have "destressed" my life.
MIDWEST RELOCATION SPECIALISTS made it happen!
Let me show you what I mean…It Works Anywhere in the World! Your Timing is Excellent Right Now!
It's never been easier—or more lucrative—to own a home abroad. That is…when you do it right. MIDWEST RELOCATION SPECIALISTS can show you how!
You see, thirty years ago, if you had a vacation home, it was relatively hard to connect with potential renters. The market just didn't exist the way it does today. You relied on word of mouth or you worked with a local realtor who handled short-term rentals and you had to simply trust that he or she would do a good job filling your place.
Not only that, but relatively few travelers even knew about vacation rentals—it wasn't something most folks did. These rentals were available only in a limited number of markets. Things have changed.In fact, a recent Trip Advisor survey revealed that well over half of respondents—nearly 70%—were planning to rent a vacation home instead of a hotel room this year.
A huge income opportunity exists today for homeowners who know how to best take advantage of it.
MIDWEST RELOCATION SPECIALISTS can show you EXACTLY how. No guess work that costs time and money.
As I said, it's an income you can generate just about anywhere on the planet you'd like to be.
It's not difficult—once you know the steps to take. You don't need special skills. It doesn't take a lot of time.
Yet it could provide you the freedom and flexibility to live, travel, and even retire …starting just months…or even weeks from now.
Do It Right…and You'll Put Your Retirement Dream on Fast Forward. Why should you wait to enjoy life—when this time next year your dream retreat could be yours? And it could be paying for itself…
These days, it's easier tan ever to make money with a vacation rental. MIDWEST RELOCATION SPECIALISTS are your professionals. Low inventory and high demand…….. if you're one of those owners, you're in a good position. Look outside January 20 and it is cold, windy, snowy and just plain nasty. There are people thinking just like you. These people want out of the freezer and onto the beach. Studies show that travelers who stay in vacation rentals travel more often and are more likely to travel internationally. They also spend more money than the average traveler. Online today you can tap into a community of eager travelers from all over the world. With the right tools in hand—and the know-how to use them effectively—you can reach an incredibly wide audience of potential renters. (Not just "any" renters, but the best kind: the kind who will pay YOU more!)
When you talk to vacationers in just the right way…and you create for them a travel experience that's just right...these vacationers will effectively fund YOUR overseas retreat.
So in addition to rental income—and the fact that you can enjoy relaxing at your retreat anytime you want to go—you can also benefit from appreciation gains.
MIDWEST RELOCATION SPECIALISTS can make it happen for you.
Most people never consider buying real estate in a foreign country-they think only mega-rich investors do things like that. THAT is totally wrong thinking!
Investing in real estate outside your home country can be a very sensible move. It can actually provide you with an income and savings that buying property at home can't match.
Rule 1 - Every market is either a "buyers market OR a sellers market". Pretty simple!
Purchasing property, this is called smart business sense. Midwest Relocation Specialists shows you HOW to do this. The key to the strategies we show you.................it is WHO you are working with! Do they know the lay of the land? Are they market knowledgeable? Does the professional you work with protect YOUR interests? What IS the inside track, on the private, IRS-exempted assets that you can "legally" use?
Midwest Relocation Specialists is your specialist. We will explain why a property is valued for your requirements OR the property is simply a wrong choice. We make the process simple!
Remember 2008 in the United States? The market was a buyers market because the U.S. housing market tanked. ALOT of investors made money when the market was very volatile. Profiting from the market while it is tanking is just one of the advantages of buying anywhere.
Working with people who know the markets can allow you to get in on the ground floor of a buyers market!
By diversifying you can also see currency gains. For example, if you had been invested in Brazil from December 2008 to November 2009, you could have made an additional 52.6% on currency appreciation alone, pretty simple. Midwest Relocation Specialists will do the work for you.
If there's one thing you learn as a global real estate investor, it's that booms and busts are cyclical. Economies and currencies rise, and they fall again. Knowing that, it always makes good sense to diversify your portfolio-not merely across stocks, but across currencies and assets as well.
The mega-rich love buying overseas real estate because of the range of benefits it offers: Huge returns...high income yields...tremendous tax benefits...freedom from markets, institutions, and governments...and diversification outside their home markets.
Last but not least.......................YOU CAN USE YOUR PROPERTY!
Midwest Relocation Specialists has the strategies - contact us!
According to InternationalLiving.com's 2018 Global Retirement Index, Costa Rica takes the top spot for the first time in the index's history.
It topped the categories of healthy lifestyle and healthcare while scoring well in the fitting in, governance, entertainment and amenities, and climate categories.
"Costa Rica has it all! Perfect year-round tropical climate, your choice of Caribbean or Pacific beaches, mountains and volcanoes, big cities and nightlife or tranquil rural settings," says John Michael Arthur, IL Costa Rica Central Valley Correspondent.
"There's state-of-the-art healthcare at about one third the cost of the U.S. and the cost of living reflects that reduction in expenses, too. Adventure waits around every corner. And with the relaxed Pura Vida lifestyle, living is easy. What's not to love?"
"Costa Rica is laidback and slower-paced. And there's none of the drama that's coming out of the United States right now. This country is one of the most prosperous and politically stable in Latin America."
In an increasingly uncertain world, Costa Rica is a beacon of dependability-a country that "has its act together."
"Expats report regularly that the Costa Rican people are gentle and welcoming, the politics are low-key, and there's a truly 'live-and-let-live' feel about the place," says Jennifer Stevens, International Living's Executive Editor. "This is a country that's stable and steady, and that definitely appeals to retirees who are ready to be done with the relative volatility at home."
"A perennial front-of-the-pack finisher in our annual Global Retirement Index, we're thrilled to award it top honors this year, for the first time. It's a safe, good-value, beautiful country that offers a wide variety of climates and lifestyles amid what can only be described as a natural wonderland," Stevens says.
Costa Rica invests more in education and health as a proportion of Gross Domestic Product than the U.K., for instance. As a result, Costa Ricans enjoy a literacy rate approaching 98% and a long life expectancy. The country regularly wins accolades as having the happiest people on earth.
"Healthcare, education, and the environment are the country's top 3 priorities and it's abundantly apparent in everyday life here," says Jackie Minchillo, IL Costa Rica Coastal Correspondent, who lives in the beach town of Tamarindo on the Pacific coast. "There's a general happy and friendly disposition amongst the population here and a sense of people looking out for one another."
Ticos (the moniker Costa Ricans give themselves) have established in their country one of the world's most stable democracies. Costa Rica dissolved its standing army in 1949 and the reallocated funds are spent on education, healthcare, and pensions.
"For me, in the way Costa Rica and the people who call it home, embrace the country's 'Pura Vida' slogan is what makes it a magical place to live," says Minchillo. "People prioritize things that are natural and pure and just make you feel good."
And in sun-splashed Costa Rica, a retired couple could live very comfortably on $2,500 a month, or even less.
Paul and Brenda Maxfield live in Jaco. He says, "It feels good to know that we can live comfortably in this beautiful beach setting...and still have the resources to travel and spend time with family back home."
Here a couple can enjoy the luxuries only the wealthy can afford in the States-like a housekeeper that will come and clean once a week for $50 a month.
"We load up with fresh fruits and vegetables at the Friday morning farmers' market for less than $20," says Maxfield. "That includes several large pineapples for $1.63 each."
He's not the only happy expat thrilled with the low cost of living and high quality of life it buys. Lance and Mary Miller both grew up in small towns, he in Iowa and she in Maryland.
"We wanted to escape from northern winters, a slower-paced lifestyle, good healthcare, a tropical climate, beach access, and a sense of adventure, as well as ways to stretch our retirement dollars," says Mary Miller. "We found it all in Costa Rica."
The Millers live in the hills a few miles outside the small southern beach town of Quepos. Their house has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room, a fully equipped modern kitchen, and porches front and back. The rent is $760 per month.
"We're living our own version of paradise and have come to love Costa Rica and its people."
Tens of thousands of U.S. and Canadian expats already live in Costa Rica full- or part-time. And millions have traveled there over the years for beach-resort vacations, surfing, fishing, rainforest treks, and more. With many Costa Ricans speaking English, it's pretty easy for retirees to navigate while learning more Spanish.
In Costa Rica, there is a focus on preserving the environment, with 25% of the country's territory protected. And there is commitment from the government to power the country on solely renewable sources, especially hydroelectric, wind, and geothermal.
While Costa Rica wins the top spot in this year's annual Global Retirement Index, it's just one of 24 countries examined in 12 categories, including: buying and investing; renting; benefits and discounts; visas and residence; governance; cost of living; fitting in; entertainment and amenities; healthcare; healthy lifestyle; development; and climate.
For the past 27 years, InternationalLiving.com has used an extensive network of editors, correspondents, contributors, and contacts based around the world to amass the information, data, and insights used to prepare this Annual Global Retirement Index.
The key aim of the Index is to help retirees find locations where their dollar goes further- where they can get the best bang for buck in terms of real estate, cost of living, and overall quality of life.
Not everybody decides to find one place overseas where they'd like to settle down. The advent of temporary accommodation websites like Airbnb has made it easy to find a temporary house for a few weeks to a few months. This has helped the rise of a new income source which can be very lucrative!
People visiting Central America can move around from country to country on tourist visas, staying for as long as they like or are allowed, then move on to the next place.
You probably already know that short-term vacation rental income often substantially exceeds long-term annual rental income. Do you know how much? 200% or 300% more income is not uncommon.
Just ask ......................Midwest Relocation Experts!
Short-term vacation rental income, for a family-friendly home, can achieve $45,000 a year and MORE! 300 days per year, $150 a day equals $45,000 per year. Wow! This is some serious coin left on the table! Can you capitalize on any similar situations?
We're here at Midwest Relocation Specialist to help with your plan.
How would you like to stay free in Costa Rica...or the Bahamas...or Panama? When you own a vacation rental overseas, you can use it-leverage it. As an owner, you're in a special group...almost like a club. And there's a way you can connect with other vacation-rental owners like yourself and work out special deals. You pay zero for your accommodation...and you can enjoy a lavish vacation on the cheap. You can go when it suits you. And you could do the same thing...use or capitalize on your beach house in Costa Rica to spend a week away in the Dominican.
Turn Your Primary Residence into a Rental...
A related way you can use a home to fund the lifestyle you want and use it to make money is by renting it!
This idea of renting to vacationers short-term for income...it's something you could easily do with your house "back home". Short-term vacation rentals are different from long-term rentals in one important way: They earn you a lot more. Rent your U.S. home out with a year's lease, and you might get the equivalent of $20 or $30 or $50 a night for it.
But rent it as a vacation rental- you're looking at "hotel prices"...more like $100, $150, $400 or even more a night. Generate that sort of income from your primary residence, and you could easily use it to bankroll a few weeks or months a year overseas...The income opportunity with vacation rentals is there, no question. And it's money you can make in markets literally all over the world. Management of your properties can be done remotely, online. So it doesn't matter where you are...the income still rolls in.
Here's How It Can Work
Say you bought a condo at a beach overseas for $100,000. Your monthly expenses might break down this way (these are the basics):
If you rented your place out for $150 a night, you'd break even in 5 days rent per month. Anything beyond that would be pure gravy.
MIDWEST RELOCATION SPECIALISTS will show you what you need to keep your place rented well beyond those 5 nights For the sake of argument, say you rented this condo out at that same rate-85% occupancy. You would make a lot of money!
If you're at all intrigued by this opportunity...by the idea of using a vacation rental to make money...................call us, MIDWEST RELOCATION SPECIALISTS.
The timing is excellent right now. We're seeing a trend in travelers choosing vacation rentals instead of hotels...and it's easier than ever to tap into this market. However, it's important to "get it right" when you do.
Typical owners make silly mistakes. They miss opportunities because they don't know to look for them.
They spend time and money where they don't need to and neglect quick, easy things they can do for free or for next-to-nothing that make a big difference in how much their homes rent for and how often they're rented.
There's a right way...a smart way...to go about finding, managing, and earning with your overseas vacation rental.
Renting short-term just pays better. It pays very, very well...
Don't Forget the Tax Deduction
Travel to your vacation rental can be a legitimate tax expense if you are doing work while you are there. Mortgage expenses, utilities, supplies, furniture, and advertising are all deductible.
"Buy low, rent high." When you buy a property with good value in mind, you're ahead of the game from the start. Not only will your potential appreciation gains be greater...
The single most important decision you will make in your vacation-rental business is the purchase of the property. The professionals at
Buying real estate in countries beyond your borders can be profitable. Take a small amount of money-from a nest egg, savings, or elsewhere-and use it with a mortgage to purchase a home.
Let MIDWEST RELOCATION SPECIALISTS show you.
If you're curious about living full-time in your favorite part of the world-and staying in a great-value property you own...
Or...if you're simply intrigued about all the different ways you could profit from the world's hottest international real estate opportunities...
If you'd like to learn more about how to start taking advantage of the world's hottest "off-the-radar" international real estate opportunities, Come to Midwest Relocation Specialist and we can show you how!
Schools don't teach you how to build wealth. They teach you how to perform various tasks, and with a bit of luck you'll learn some skill that can be exchanged for a paycheck. But that's where it stops.
As far as our educational system is concerned, it's enough that you have a single way of making money. Forget about the possibility that your job will become obsolete, or that you might work yourself to death trying to make enough.
Are you a doctor, lawyer, or other professional? A salaried employee? How about a retiree?
If so, you're in a trap. And you'll never get out unless you think differently.
Here's what I mean...
Let's say you're a dentist. The way you make money is to charge for your time. And if you want to make more money, there are only two ways to do it:
1. Charge more per hour. (Though not too much more, or you risk losing patients.)
2. Work more hours. Remember time is "finite." It is the great equalizer.
Neither of these options is financial freedom.
Think about it. The problem most people have isn't that they are getting only 0.1% on bank accounts, 3% on bonds, and 8% from stocks...
The problem is that they don't have enough spendable cash.
Stop and ask yourself if that is true for you.
What will change your financial life in a dramatic way? Getting an extra few percentage points on your current investments? Or bringing in thousands of extra dollars in cash every month?
Very few people acquire financial liberty through stock investing and options alone. Yet the vast majority of financial advisers and gurus you'll hear from will only offer these "solutions."
All these experts talk about is stock returns, 401(k)s or some new trading program. Or they tell you that you need to save more by paying less for coffee or cutting out trips to restaurants. (The latest stupid example to hit my inbox is the idea that Americans are poor because they spend their money on avocado toast and lattes.)
This is all, if you'll excuse the expression, nonsense.
So, let me tell you the single best answer I've found for avoiding every trap I mentioned above: Generate extra streams of income.
Don't rely on income from your job or from your investments or from handouts like Social Security or a pension.
If you want financial independence and security, you need to increase your income through different avenues. And then put that money into ventures and operations that will make hard cash.
Purchase 1 property and make it a revenue generator, a business. You don't have to be a wild and crazy risk-taker when starting a business.
The key to success is... getting started!
It's not necessary to have several dozen income streams . Taking that first step is a small hurdle. But it is a hurdle that stops nine out of 10 people from ever achieving their goals. Two or three are usually more than enough. Sometimes a single income stream is all a person needs.
Ask Midwest Relocation Specialists................... We will guide you.