Eyeing China, Panama’s Doors Are Wide Open
Since Panama and China established diplomatic relations earlier this summer, the two countries have moved swiftly to open up new communications channels, and, you guessed it, tra...
AirMail Panama? Good Luck
If receiving stuff by mail is important for you or your business (Amazon packages and the like), be prepared: it’s a challenge, no matter where you go in Panama (or the region, f...
Choosing Your Healthcare On Balboa Avenue in Panama City
Balboa Avenue has excellent healthcare options, from private clinics and specialists to comprehensive hospital care, dentists and pharmacies. Balboa Avenue is home to Mi Clinica Ho...
Culture-Vulture In Casco Viejo, Panama City’s Colonial Quarter
Dip into history in Casco Viejo, the city’s beautiful colonial quarter, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. A short walk away from Balboa Avenue, Casco Viejo’s col...
Balboa Avenue: The City’s Top Dining Scene
Hands down, Balboa Avenue has the best dining scene in the city. And the options are literally endless. Choose between a dizzying array of world-class restaurants overlooking the P...
Balboa Avenue: Fitness, Spas and Pampering
If you didn’t get enough of a fitness fix on the Cinta Costera, there are plenty of options left (some pretty exotic) to find just the right fit for you along Balboa Avenue. The ...
Balboa Avenue: Latin America’s Shopping Paradise
As you – or your wallet – might have gathered by now, Panama is a shoppers haven and a hub for shopaholics from all over Latin America, given its competitive tariffs, V...
Balboa Avenue: Get Your Groceries Done Right
No surprise, Balboa Avenue is a pretty ideal place for grocery shopping in Panama City. The Riba Smith supermarket chain – the best in the city – offers a wide selectio...
Is Balboa Avenue Great For Kids? You Bet It Is!
The hype for adults is obvious, but Balboa Ave is also a great option for raising kids in the heart of the city. It’s one of the safest parts of town and its daycares, pre-K opti...
Cinta Costera: The Best Place To Get Active In Panama City
The Cinta Costera is THE place to get your gear on in Panama City. The Cinta is the city’s new beautiful waterfront boulevard, loved by all ages (and all fitness and energy level...
10 Things You’ll Love About Living On Balboa Avenue
You’re at the heart of it all when you’re on Balboa Avenue. A short walk from Calle 50 and the Banking District, Balboa Avenue is a place to see and be seen. It’s where the m...
[Panama Essentials] SiempreEventos – DeGustaPanama and Delicentro
There are a few essential websites that most of us who live in Panama are already familiar with which all visitors should be aware of. The first is www.SiempreEventos.com, designed...
Panama Property Market Update: Panama City, Panama 2017
Panama’s middle and lower class housing market continues to show strong signs of growth, while the 250k and up segments are flat and in some cases trending negatively. Luxury pro...
Tips to Optimize Your Property Taxes in Panama
Whether you are a full time resident, part time visitor, or absentee landlord, if you own property in Panama, you will be subject to property taxes. Every property is different and...
Pedasi Real Estate Market Update May 2017
The Pedasi real estate market had relatively slow years in 2015 and 2016. So far 2017 has seen a noticeable uptick in real estate sales across all sectors and especially for finish...
The Pedasi (and Venao) April 2017 Update
Our Pedasi community continues to grow and over the past year a variety of new businesses have sprung up to meet the growing demand of all of the new residents.   In fact, many of...
Andromeda by Dekel – Exclusive Beach Living At The Ultimate Oceanfront Residences In Pedasi
Summary of the Andromeda project located in Pedasi, Panama. Includes pricing, resale lots, and updated construction pictures....
Panama Investment Properties Averaging 4.5% Net Return in 2017
Panama Equity currently manages and leases a portfolio of 63 apartments in the downtown core of Panama City, Panama. This article was written for guidance regarding investment-gear...
A Weekend at Bocas del Toro’s Red Frog Beach Villas
Sunset cocktails.  Sunrise beach walks.  Private villas.  Water taxis. To me, these words paint the quintessential Caribbean experience in Panama, and nothing says Caribbean Pan...
Round Trip Flights To Pedasi
Air Panama is now offering round trip service between Pedasi and Panama City.   The 45-minute flight departs from Albrook Airfield (PAC) in Panama City every Wednesday, Friday an...
Getting around in Panama City
So you’ve moved to Panama City, specifically the beautiful and central neighborhood of El Cangrejo. Next step- figuring out how to get around. Though it seems like every local Pa...
Evaluating the Difference: Private vs. Public Schools in Panama
Looking for the right school for your children in a foreign country can be a challenge. You want your child to integrate into the society, but you don’t want them to miss out on ...
Raising Kids in El Cangrejo
We raised our families in El Cangrejo and can truly say it’s great for kids, with a host of options from bilingual daycares all the way through to excellent high schools.  Parqu...
Your Health in El Cangrejo: Clinics, Hospitals & Pharmacies
El Cangrejo is home to Clinica Einstein, where world-class specialists are available six days a week, with no appointment required. An extensive check-up (30 minutes) costs you und...
Sports & Outdoors in El Cangrejo: Choose Your Own Adventure
Parque Andres Bello is a hub of activity for all ages – it hosts kids’ sports clubs, zumba, yoga, tai-chi classes, has nature paths and jogging trails, as well as pick-up baske...
El Cangrejo at Night: The Top 7 Entertainment & Nightlife Spots
El Cangrejo is dotted with bars and pubs, live music venues, as well as theaters, nightclubs and casinos. To sample Panama’s budding microbrewery scene, check out Istmo Brew Pub ...
A Perfect Saturday in El Cangrejo
 10:00am Start the day with brunch at Mentiritas Blancas, where coffee is serious business and you can choose to savour it with home-made local pastries or empanadas. 11:00am Head...
El Cangrejo: Eat Your Heart Out If You Haven’t Tried These 6 Dining Spots Yet
El Cangrejo is chock full of excellent restaurant options from Italian, French, Argentine, Mexican and Cuban to Lebanese, Japanese, Chinese and the list goes on. For a coffee or qu...
Stay at Sortis Hotel, Spa & Casino in Downtown Panama City
Planning a trip to Panama City? Come stay at the Sortis Hotel, Spa & Casino (Marriott) downtown, where we’re offering great rates for friends of Panama Equity. Whether it’s...
Mortgages and Financing in Panama
You’ve found your perfect slice of Panama real estate. Now, how do you go about actually buying it? The good news: foreigners enjoy the same property rights as Panamanians, prote...
$603 Million Dollars Awarded in Tenders in Panama [October 2016]
Big news from Panama: a whopping $603 Million Dollars have been tendered and awarded by the Ministry of Public Works (@MOPdePanama), including some major road improvements on the P...
CAPAC Expo Habitát 2016 cifras de ventas
La feria inmobiliaria CAPAC Expo Habitát concluyó recientemente en el Centro de Convenciones Atlapa y los resultados no son nada menos que asombrosos. Este año, más de 45.000 p...
¿Se Beneficiará La Calzada de Amador del Gasto Masivo del Gobierno?
La Calzada de Amador es, actualmente, uno de los sectores más emblemáticos de la Ciudad de Panamá, pero hasta ahora se ha visto afectada por problemas de tráfico, falta de vigi...
Will the Causeway Amador Benefit from Massive Government Spending?
The Amador Causeway is by far one of Panama City’s most iconic neighborhoods, but up until now it’s been plagued by traffic issues, poor oversight, and general abandonment. But...
Expo Habitat Panama Property Fair 2016 Sales Figures
The massive Expo-Habitat Panama real estate fair has just concluded in the Atlapa Convention Center and the results are nothing short of astounding.  This year, over 45,000 people...
Boulevard Balboa: donde siempre se come bien
¿Estás buscando un lugar increíble para comer en Panamá? Si quieres probar uno de los mejores emparedados del área, o si te provoca un plato bien panameño — como un Bis...
A Pesar de los Papeles de Panamá
¿Qué ha pasado en Panamá después del incidente de los Papeles de Panamá? La manera en que un país responde a los escándalos usualmente es un indicativo de su sostenibilidad....
Playa Venao: Surge un Pueblo junto al Mar
Antes, solía tardar casi 4 horas llegar a Playa Venao desde la Autopista Interamericana. Eso, por supuesto, ocurría hace aproximadamente 10 años, cuando el ganado todavía pasta...
The Birth of a Beach Town
It used to take nearly 4 hours to get down to Playa Venao from the Interamerican Highway.  Of course, that was nearly 10 years ago, when cows still roamed the hills surrounding th...
Moving Past the Panama Papers
What has happened in the months following the “Panama Papers” scandal broke? The way a country responds to bad PR is often a great indicator of its sustainability, and so ...
Boulevard Balboa: Where the Locals Eat
Looking for a great local spot to eat in Panama?  If you want to try one of the best sandwiches in town or feel like trying a typical dish like Bistek Picado or Corvina a la Planc...
Interview: The Good Life in Panama’s Hidden Gem, Pedasi
When people talk about Pedasi, they often refer to the beautiful beaches and relaxed atmosphere of a small town. Locals will show you that Pedasi is a place full of culture and val...
Pedasi and Azuero Beaches: Surf, Bodyboarding and SUP
The Azuero region is known for its spectacular Pacific beaches, where we all crave a little  escape from reality. They are still largely an undiscovered paradise, a fact known to ...
Health and Medical Care in Pedasi, Panama: What to Expect?
For years, the Republic of Panama has ranked as a top destination to retire. While an abundance of information can be found on retiring in Panama City and places such as Coronado a...
The What and Why of Retiring in Pedasi
For several years in a row, the Republic of Panama has ranked No. 1 in Gallup’s Global Well-Being Index and been named as one of the top-rated destinations to retire. While t...
Tendencias de Precios en la Avenida Balboa
El movimiento de precios y datos históricos sobre el mercado de bienes raíces en Panamá son difíciles de conseguir. Es por ello, que hace cuatro años empezamos a darle seguimi...
Cómo Sacar Provecho de su Compra Preconstrucción
Comprar una propiedad en la fase de construcción (o pre-construcción, como se dice en Panamá) es una gran manera de participar en el mercado de bienes raíces sin tener que lleg...
Fuertes Cifras de Medio Año para la Economía de Panamá
Con los Panamá Papers, el escándalo de lavado de dinero de los Waked y malas prensas por todas partes; es un alivio ver el informe de esta semana sobre la economía de Panamá do...
The Two Not-To-Be-Missed Panama Developments
Buying pre-construction is one of the most flexible ways to purchase a property before completion, as it allows you to lock in today’s price and come up with the balance in two t...
Avenida Balboa Price Movement 2012 – 2016
Panama Equity is pleased to release our JUST RELEASED pricing report on properties for sale along Balboa Avenue, downtown Panama City’s skyscraper-lined oceanfront district known...
Strong Mid-Year Numbers for Panama’s Economy
With the Panama Papers, the Wakid money laundering scandal and some bad press all around, it’s a relief to see this week’s report that Panama’s economy is still one of th...
How to Get the Most Out of Your Pre-Construction Buy
Buying property in the construction phase (or pre-construction as it is referred to in Panama) is a great way to participate in the real estate market without having to come up wit...
International School in Playa Venao Panama
For families interested in moving to the growing beach town of Playa Venao, just south of Pedasi, Azuero International School is an English-speaking School that provides students w...
Why Pre-Construction in Panama Is Making A Comeback
Buying a property pre-construction is once again looking like one of the best ways to participate in Panama’s real estate market.  Buyers are finding it to be one of the most fl...
Panama Equity’s Take on “The Papers”
All signs point to the fact that Panama is about to clean up its act in a big way thanks to the release of last month’s Panama Papers, which revealed mischievous ongoing amid...
Which Panama Province is Revitalizing Its Look?
The Cruising season is now upon is in Panama, which means that by August, when the “Colón Puerto Libre” incentives come into effect, the season will be in full swing.  This i...
Panama’s New President Gears Up for Work
While most of Panama was away on summer holiday (remember our summer is from January – March), President Varela and his cabinet have been writing checks, putting out jobs to bid,...
The Panama Real Estate Market 2016
Without a robust MLS or data tracking companies like Zillow or Trulia, it’s hard to gauge where we are at any one time in the real estate market cycle here in Panama. But as the ...
A Strong Dollar: Good or Bad for Panama?
The strengthening of the US Dollar over the last four years has had a noticeable impact on the economy of Panama, a dollar-based economy whose official currency is the Balboa which...
2015 Panama Year in Review
In March, one of our Panamanian neighbors remarked of the new president, “Someone needs to tell this guy he won.”  It was a feeling shared by many Panamanians — that new...
A few of our favorite beaches in Contadora Panama
Get ready for white sand and crystal clear water when you visit any of Panama’s Pearl Islands, including the most populated and most famous island, Contadora. At just 32 miles fr...
The Best Month to be Listing Properties for Sale in Panama
Whether you’re looking to sell or buy, know that now is when lots of new properties in Panama get listed, in anticipation of the busy season. If you are like most of our clie...
Panama’s Forgotten Island Paradise
Did you know that there is a small town with white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, a handful of fantastic restaurants where everyone drives around in golf carts?  Did you kno...
What will 4,400 New Condos in Panama Mean for the Downtown Property Market?
In 2007, the city of Panama was bracing for the delivery of nearly 9,000 new condo units, with 5,000 of those being delivered in one specific neighborhood: Balboa Avenue. This was ...
The Five Things I Learned in Luxury Real Estate to Win the Exclusive On Two of the Nicest Properties in Panama
Panama Equity is grateful to have been invited to become members of the Who’s Who In Luxury Real Estate back in 2013.  Over the last two years, we’ve learned so much from this...
Panama Real Estate Update: New Construction in the City
Curious about what is in store for the real estate market here in Panama? We’ve just released a report called the 2015 Pre-Construction Market Update and Buyer’s Guide ...
Is The High End Property Market Tightening Up in Punta Pacifica?
I always like to stay on top of real estate trends in Panama City and just yesterday I got a bread and butter inquiry for a luxury penthouse. Only problem is, and I’ve been n...
The New Mini-Panama City: The Rise of the Panamanian Upper Middle Class
What was once  a 450HEC (1,110 acres) tract of farmland to the West of Panama City is now developing into a full fledged second city, with gourmet eateries such as Paladar, grocer...
Overview of Landlord – Tenant Laws in Panama
This is an officially translated version of Panama’s Law 93, which deals specifically with the rights of tenants and landlords when it comes to leases. Law 93 of October 4, 1...
Copa Announces New San Francisco – Panama Direct Flight
Great news for our west coast clients and those looking for an easy connection on to Asia:  Panama based Copa Airlines announced over the weekend that they will be offering direct...
Fishing in Panama: Three Top Picks from our Pedasi Expert!
The Republic of Panama deserves its reputation as one of the best places on earth for fishing. The Caribbean coast has crystal waters and white sandy beaches, but for the avid fish...
A Second Private Island in the Bay of Panama?
Residents of Punta Pacifica and Paitilla have been curiously watching construction progress on the first of two private islands located just off the coast of downtown Panama City, ...
Construction Starts on Downtown Panama’s Second Artificial Island
Residents of Punta Pacifica and Paitilla have been curiously watching construction progress on the first of two private islands located just off the coast of downtown Panama City, ...
Colón Panama: The Real Estate Play Behind Panama’s Caribbean Resurgence
Nearly one year into his five year term, President Varela last week gave the orders to the first group of contractors for work on the massive $500 million dollar Colón renovation ...
Line Three of the Panama Metro System
Line 3 of Panama’s Metro will serve the 400,000 daily commuters from Panama’s western suburbs and will be another major works project that will keep unemployment low for the ne...
What $1,000,000 Gets You in Panama
Ever wonder what one million dollars could get you in Panama?  Like anywhere, property prices in Panama depend on a number of factors including views, area, quality of finishes, e...
Hipotecas y Financiamientos de Propiedades en Panamá
Como la mayoría de los inversionistas que quieren comprar en Panamá, no son residentes de este país, los Bancos panameños tienen restricciones para prestar a los extranjeros. P...
Crossroads Christian Academy
Crossroads Christian Academy offers classes from Pre-K to the 12th grade and includes a religious component in their curriculum, although being Christian is not a requirement. The ...
World Summit in Panama, A Rousing Success
This past week, Panama hosted nearly every world leader in Latin America for a regional summit.  Attendees included President Obama, Raul Castro, Nicolas Maduro, and 33 other lead...
Obtaining a mortgage in Panama just got easier!
In Panama, most banks require a life insurance policy to obtain a mortgage. Problem is, most life insurance companies will not write a policy for clients over the age of 70. Meanin...
The Spanish Are Coming!
In yet another example of global players moving to Panama in order to spearhead a Latin American conquest, El Corte Ingles, a massive Spanish department chain, recently took over t...
Panama Equity Real Estate Mentioned
We are pleased to announce that the recent closing of the Q Tower Penthouse, listed at $1,7500,000 was mentioned by the prestigious Who’s Who of Luxury Real Estate group on t...
March 2015 Panama Real Estate Market Update
March 2015 Panama Real Estate Update   Property prices are up on residential real estate in Panama City, Panama compared to 2014. However, new construction starts and disparat...
Our Top Three Hotspots for Panama Real Estate in 2015
As property prices in Panama keep going up, it’s getting harder and harder to find pockets where there’s still strong upside and minimum competition. Having watched trends and ...
A Few Reasons Why We Love Buenaventura Panama!
Images from Buenaventura Panama’s Real Estate. Buenaventura offers something for the resident who appreciates the aesthetic and concept of a master planned, top of the line P...
Trends and Predictions for 2015: Balboa Avenue
International investors continue to see Panama real estate (and Balboa Avenue in particular) as a good asset class to park equity due to low holding costs, relative political stabi...
Balboa Avenue Prices up 12% since March 2013
Prices are up nearly 12% on residential high-rise apartments for sale in Panama’s waterfront district, Balboa Avenue compared to March 2013, the last time Panama Equity Real Esta...
The First 100 days for the New President of Panama: A Progress Report from Panama Equity
President Varela’s First 100 Days In Office: A Progress Report The slowdown always comes as everyone is waiting for the answers after the elections in Panama:  Who is going ...
The Panama Canal Expansion’s Effect on The Bottom Line in Panama
The Panama Canal expansion project seems to be old news. Yes, the Canal is getting widened…and has been since 2007. But what people seem to be forgetting when assessing things li...
Following The Trajectory Of Panama City’s Hotel Rate Curve
In 2005 and 2006, hotel prices in Panama City were incredibly cheap. You could book a room at the Veneto for $70/night or Hotel Milan for $40. When I moved here in early 2007, hote...
Panama Luxury Properties Report
Panama Equity Real Estate was founded on the principal of being dedicated to delivering a professional real estate experience. To those ends, we are always looking for new ways to ...
The Rebirth of Panama’s Caribbean Coast
A clear priority was set by President Varela two months ago when he decided to launch his presidential inauguration not from the capital city of Panama, but rather from the Caribbe...
Playa Venao: Beyond Panama’s Best Beach Break
With a sandy bottom and no rocks in sight, the main wave breaking left and right year round, a gentle off-shore wind carving almost every wave to perfection, there is little wonder...
Strong Condo Absorption in the Panama Real Estate Market
Tower 300 of Luxor is one of our favorite developments in Panama City, and clearly other people seem to agree, as the 40-story tower now has less than 8 units left for sale. The Al...
Developing Real Estate in Panama Part 2
Developing Real Estate in Panama (Part Two) Approval Process & Finding The Right Partners There’s a saying in Panama  “Lo barato sale caro,” which literally translates ...
Panama Beach Developments: Bust or Boomtown?
JW Mariott, Sheraton, and Decameron are the only marquee names that have so far established a foothold on the Gold Coast, Panama’s beaches region west of the city.  This, compar...
Challenge and Success: Developing in Panama as a Foreigner
Developing in Panama is not for the faint of heart, but there are some notable success stories of expats coming to Panama, identifying a need, and successfully and profitably execu...
Pedasi Panama Roundup April 2014
This article is brought to us by our newest member of the team, Ms. Karyel Keene.  She’s done a fantastic job reporting on a few of the new businesses that have opened up in...
Infograhic: 8 Panama Visa Options for your Move to Panama
Panama’s economic growth, stability, tropical climate, retirement benefits, and excellent healthcare are a few reasons people typically site for moving to Panama. We just pic...
Panama’s Construction Boom Continues: Construction and real estate update March 2014
Construction spending increased over 32% in 2013, compared to the year prior according to the comptroller of Panama.  Non-residential construction led the way with just under $1 b...
A Few of Our Favorite Fine Dining Restaurants in Panama City, Panama
One of the best things about living in Panama City, Panama is our fantastic selection of restaurants, including a broad selection of fine dining options. The sheer variety of gourm...
Schools near Coronado and Panama’s beaches area
For parents looking into international schools in the beaches area near Coronado, Panama your options now include three schools:  The Coronado International school, Panama Coast I...
Selling Panama Real Estate: A Guide to the property sales process in Panama
Looking to sell your real estate in Panama, or perhaps just curious about the sales process?  This article will cover the basics on selling real estate in Panama, including the co...
A new banking resource for Panama Equity Clients
Anyone who has tried to open a bank account in Panama over the last few years has met with delays, frustrations, and bureaucracy.  Poor customer service, long delays on approvals,...
Real Estate Prices Rising in Metro Panama City, Panama
Make no mistake, the last six months in Panama have seen a noticeable rise in property values, especially along waterfront districts like Balboa Avenue, Punta Pacifica, and Costa d...
Panama Metro Update on Lines One, Two, and Three
In momentous news, line one of the Panama Metro will be opening next month, and represents an investment of over two billion dollars.  Buildings within walking distance to metro s...
Panama’s Beaches Are Open for Business
This month, President Martinelli inaugurated the Scarlett Martinez Airport in the district of Cocle. The $53 million, two-year project modernized the 1970 US-built airstrip that’...
Infographic: Growth in Panama over the last 13 years
Take a look at a really interesting perspective on growth in Panama over the last 13 years. This goes hand in hand with what I spoke about in November’s Overseas Investor Summit,...
Spanish Schools in Panama
Spanish Panama is a Canadian-Panamanian directed language school for foreigners located in El Cangrejo. If you speak zero Spanish or just want to improve your Spanish speaking skil...
Punta Pacifica Panama real estate and pricing trends December 2013
Punta Pacifica, or more specifically the buildings that lie south east of the Super 99 (and excluding buildings in the areas on the North side of the Corredor Sur), comprises of ex...
Modernizing Panama’s tax and municipal document request process
Panama’s Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) has selected Penonome as the site for a massive modernization of the municipality’s system for processing public documents an...
New Parking for Panama City
The Mayor of Panama this month gave the green light to start construction on three separate underground parking facilities which will provide 1,100 new parking spaces throughout th...
Ritz Carlton is coming to Panama’s Pearl Islands
The Ritz-Carlton hotel chain formally announced their commitment to an ultra-luxury, 80 villa private island project off the Pacific coast of Panama. Phase one should be completed ...
Proposed Property Tax Adjustment in Panama
Reduce 50% of the market value fixed by the appraisers and reduce the property tax rate from 2.1% to 0.5%, are some of the points agreed to yesterday by more than 50 entrepreneurs ...
Pedasi Panama update
Jaime Ford, Minister of Public Works, announced on Wednesday that the new four-lane highway connecting Divisa with Las Tablas will be completely open by the end of October.  Mr. F...
Spanish Schools in Panama
English may still be the most important language in the world but especially if you are American, learning Spanish is and will become more of a “must” for living and do...
Panama Real Estate closed sales and pricing statistics
In an effort to bring a new level of transparency to the real estate industry in Panama, Panama Equity is now compiling a database of closed real estate transactions in and around ...
Types of Visas in Panama
The government of Panama continues to aggressively court foreign professionals and has consistently enacted new policies and renewed successful programs to both legalize immigrants...
New fourth bridge over the Panama Canal plus line three of the Metro
There have been big development headlines these last few weeks in Panama as the government confirmed plans for the 4th bridge across the Canal, line 3 of the Metro, along with a re...
Private lenders in Panama
While most Panama banks are still lending to foreign buyers, many of the large local banks and all of the multinational banks like Scotia, BBVA, and HSBC have age limits, life insu...
Property Taxes in Panama and the new property tax updates July 2013
Update on Property Taxes in Panama We’ve already seen it happening in Punta Pacifica and Paitilla, with future plans to canvass the entire downtown Panama City corridor and then ...
Jobs and employment in Panama
It’s no secret that Panama is enjoying record levels of employment, due in part to a sustained eight year construction boom across almost every single sector.  Unemployment in P...
Panama Real Estate: An Insiders Game?
In Panama, Are Foreigner Investors At A Disadvantage? I saw the boom for high-end luxury real estate in Panama begin (in earnest) in 2006, when the market was made up of almost ent...
Local Pedasi Newspaper, El Pediseno, Interviews Tedd Tennis of Panama Equity
Tedd Tennis, manager of our Pedasi real estate office, was interviewed this month by the local paper El Pediseno. You can see the transcript below. A native of Michigan, Tedd first...
Boston School International Panama
Boston School International is an English speaking International school based in Panama City, Panama. It is associated to Franklin Covey´s program The Leader in Me and is in proce...
Panama Preconstruction Condo Market Update April 2013
The cranes are back in full force!  Panama is experiencing a second wave of pre-construction development and absorption of the new inventory has been strong. According to one buil...
Stables, Horse Communities, and Equestrian Centers in Panama
In Panama, horses have been for many years a source of entertainment among foreigners and Panamanians.  For this reason, there is a very active horse riding and competition commun...
Purchasing property in Panama using a corporation or a private interest foundation
PROPERTY ACQUISITION UNDER PANAMANIAN CORPORATIONS OR PRIVATE INTEREST FOUNDATIONS. This explanation was given to us by a trusted attorney based in Panama. When exploring the purch...
Panama Farmland – A Guide to Agriculture Investment in Panama
Considering an investment in Panama farmland and agriculture? Panama offers a tropical climate very suitable to a variety of agricultural activities, and farms for sale in Panama m...
Panama Metro February 2013 Progress Update
Panama’s mass transit commuter system “Metro Panama” is 72% complete, and according to a statement made by the National Metro Secretary, with over 3500 workers are on the pro...
Costs of Property Management in Panama
Property management is an important consideration and a key factor in the success of an investment in Panama.  Bad property managers will cost you money in the form of lost tenant...
Typical Condo Association Fees in Panama
Panama condo association fees, otherwise referred to as building association fees, home owners association fees, or common area maintenance charges vary substantially from condo to...
Property Taxes in Panama
You may already know that in Panama the exoneration of the payment of property taxes for 20 years apply to those properties whose occupation permits were issued before December o...
Jewish Schools in Panama
The main Jewish schools in Panama City, Panama are the Magen David Academy, Colegio Isaac Rabin, and the Albert Einstein Institute. The Magen David Academy is a Jewish school locat...
The Panama Canada Connection
The Panama-Canada Connection Strong Canadian Industry in the Isthmus New Canadian companies are taking a serious look at Panama as they see their competitors who are quietly reapin...
Construction and Panama Residential Real Estate market update
Construction shifts following demand New starts up by more than than 45% The vast majority of the condominium projects that dotted the Panama skyline for the last six years are fin...
The process of purchasing Real Estate in Panama
Below is an outline on the process of purchasing real estate in Panama.   Purchasing property in Panama is usually done in two different stages. Stage 1: The Promise of Sale and P...
Questions and Answers from the US Embassy’s town hall meeting in November 2012
The following information was provided by the US Embassy in Panama.  It was a follow up to a few questions that were left unanswered after the town hall meeting on November 2nd, w...
Panama in 2016 part two: Life and real estate in Panama
As we step onto the subway and find our way to the seats, our conversation moves to the day’s viewings. The morning commute is over and our section is filled with two separat...
New direct flights to Panama and other Panama real estate and travel news for November
More Visitors and More Direct Flights to Panama Positive signs for continued growth in 2013 Panama is gaining ground as a destination for international conventions and the conventi...
Panama real estate and the United States: An 18 month cycle
Those that know Panama know that “When the US Sneezes, Panama usually catches a cold”.  That’s been the case for the last decade, with trends in the US generally hit...
What’s in a Name? The Trump Ocean Club
The Residences in Trump Ocean Club have the best amenities of any development in Panama, without comparison.  No other condo in Panama has as many swimming pools, as large a gym, ...
No Bubble on Balboa Avenue: Demand and investment keeping Panama real estate prices in check
A further drop in Panama real estate prices along Balboa Avenue has not materialized in 2012 and there are strong indications that a major correction in residential real estate pri...
Panama in 2016
Panama in 2016 – From Now till Then – What Changes Are Expected? (This is the first of a series of articles and is an attempt to conceptualize the changes that are happ...
August 2012 Pedasi Real Estate Report
August, 2012 Slow and steady has been the sales climate this year in the Pedasi real estate market.  Active real estate agents in Pedasi have reported tangibly more visitors than ...
Panama Economic and Business Update
The Spanish Are Coming! Economic and Business Update From our July 2012 Newsletter A sagging European economy combined with Panama’s six year growth trend have led a number of la...
A Foreigners Take on Politics in Panama
As of  July 1st, President Ricardo Martinelli has been in office for three years and has two years left in his term.  During that time, he has accomplished a number of his campai...
Moving to Panama: How to Choose the Right School
One of the most important considerations for expatriates moving with young children is choosing the right school in Panama. There are a few important things that you should know as...
How to Protect Yourself from Panama Real Estate Developers
Not all developers are created equally, and some developers of Panama real estate projects are more notorious than others. Over the last few years, the construction boom has made d...
Pedasi’s Emerging Hotel Scene
One of Panama’s most promising tourism regions is the Azuero Peninsula, which, shaped like a large cone, is home to a growing number of hotels. As we have mentioned in the pa...
JP Morgan Believes In Panama. Do You?
The outlook for the Panamanian economy is “enviable” as described it in a recent JP Morgan report about the prospects for Latin America and the Caribbean. We’ve seen ...
Working in Panama as a Foreigner Just Got Easier
An interesting law was just published in the official Gazette this week that may make it easier for foreigners to get residency here in Panama. For years, there were a number of wa...
The Resurgence of Panama’s Pearl Islands
Panama’s Pearl Islands were, for decades, known as the playground of the rich and famous. Over the years various celebrities have owned Pearl Islands real estate including the Ke...
Panama Real Estate Agents Review
Back in the boom days of the Panama real estate market, Panama real estate agents were a very popular “profession” with many unlicensed and unscrupulous individuals operating i...
Fishing in Pedasi – Panama’s Premier Fishing Destination
Sport fishing in Pedasi and the entire Southern coast of the Azuero Peninsula is terrific. The wide variety of game species and the abundance of marine life in these parts have att...
Life in Altos del Maria Panama
Many people outside of Panama ask us, what is there to do in Altos del Maria? Altos del Maria is the ideal environment for outdoor lifestyles, and one can be as active or as relaxe...
Panama Immigration Changes
From Panama Guide: Wow. Today Executive Order 343 of 16 May 2012 was published in the Official Gazette, “that creates within the immigration category of Permanent Resident, t...
Knightsbridge International School
Knightsbridge International School is one of the newest schools in Panama and opened their doors for the first time for the 2012 – 2013 school year. They are offeringclasses ...
Kings College Panama school information
King’s College, the British School of Panama is part of the King’s Group, an internationally well-known, prestigious education organization with schools in Spain and the UK. As...
Why Panama’s Upcoming International Film Festival will succeed
March 16th, 2012 Henk Van Der Kolk, braintrust of the renowned Toronto Film Festival is bringing independent films to Panama. Along with newly exported fruits and vegetables to Eu...
Some of our favorite Restaurants in El Cangrejo Panama
If you are looking for a good restaurant in El Cangrejo, you’re never more than a block away from some of Panama’s best food offerings. The restaurant selection in El Cangrejo ...
Our newest controversial report-February real estate newsletter
February 3rd, 2012 2012 has brought with it a whole new level of growth and transparency in Panama. This month, let’s look at Papa Johns and Juan Valdez moving to Panama! Als...
2012 Panama Real Estate Report
Panama’s 7-Year Wave and The Swells to Come Introduction: The Panama real estate boom will continue in 2012, but what direction will prices go and what is the future of the real ...
Canal Cash, 100 Multi-Nationals, & Swimming in Panama’s Bay?
December 12th, 2011 The impending holiday season in Panama marks what will probably go down as one of the most successful growth years in Panama’s history. In this monthR...
International School of Panama
Once again, the International School of Panama, or ISP as it is called here, located in Cerro Viento Rural on the route to Club de Golf, tops our list of schools in Panama. The Int...
Metropolitan School of Panama
The Metropolitan School of Panama offers pre K – 12th grade education. The MET is currently working towards obtaining international accreditation and has already been granted...
Balboa Academy
This Panama school enjoys a US and Panamanian accreditation for all graduates fulfilling the school’s rigorous curriculum. Balboa Academy opened in Panama in 1999 and has almost ...
Golf Courses in Panama
Panama has a number of fantastic golf courses and golf course communities.  For those interested in golfing in the city of Panama, golfers have the following golf courses to choos...
Stem Cell controversy in Panama
September 4, 2011 This month we take a look at the unknown details of Panama’s 20-year tax exoneration as well as a new fascinating type of medical tourism keeping Panama in ...
Playa Blanca Panama large parcel for development
70,000 meters (7HEC) of titled property located literally next to the Playa Blanca Resort and behind the Royalton Hotel.  Perfect topography for building, all utilities are in pla...
Santa Clara Panama large tract for sale
Santa Clara Panama 6.5HEC $100.00/meter 80m oceanfront This particular piece was assembled for the purpose of developing a large oceanfront project, but the owners now are looking ...
Nombre de Dios Panama: The last frontier
Nombre de Dios in Panama’s Caribbean coast has long been considered one of the next hot spots.  Development has been slow, but with the recent delivery of the Bala Beach project...
Allure Panama
Allure Panama: Get ready to be impressed! Allure, a 48 story residential project towering over Panama’s famous Balboa Avenue is a project that we stand behind 100%.  The bui...
August 2011 Panama Equity Newsletter
August 10, 2011 Apart from some huge news in gold potential, the President of Panama announces new eases on immigration that may be the beginning of a movement that changes the fac...
How I got stranded with Donald trump
July 11, 2011 World Surf Championships, Eco Tourism (finally), and Donald Trump stranded by floods in Panama! This month, we take a look at how a $14M investment will be used to pr...
Coronado Golf Village
The Coronado Golf Community has to be one of the best locations in Panama to build lasting connections with family and friends alike. A stunning project set in the heart of the pre...
Trump Panama Amenities
Trump Panama ocean club amenities...
Obtaining a Pensionado Visa in Panama
Here’s some great advice from a fellow Expat on obtaining your pensionado visa in Panama: The criminal background check can be from either your town, city, county or state, t...
Panama Hard Rock Megapolis Hotel
Marking its 16th property, and its first in Latin America, Hard Rock International today announced that the Hard Rock Hotel Panama Megapolis is expected to open in December 2011. ...
June 2011 Newsletter
June 6th, 2011. From top secret bank contacts to Hard Rock pool parties to New York, Toronto, Mexico City, Madrid and beyond, Panama continues to entertain and improve the lives of...
May 2011 Newsletter
May 5th, 2011 What does President Obama mean for Panama’s prices, labor, and relocation alternatives for foreigners? Ever wish you had gotten to Costa Rica before everyone el...
Costa Pedasi Panama
Costa Pedasi, Panama's premier gated community...
Avenida Balboa Panama
Avenida Balboa Panama is the oceanfront avenue in the heart of Panama City. For those of you that have been following our neighborhood reports, you will remember that we published ...
March 2011 Newsletter
This month we explore the ebb and flow of Panama real estate: from gigantic infrastructure projects to shortages in supply (not an April Fool’s joke). We take a look at price...
Doral Costa Sur development
Costa Sur's newest high-end development, Doral. Includes prices and photos....
Luxor Tower Panama
Luxor Tower Panama property for sale. Article includes construction update, project description and recent images....
February 2011 Newsletter
Construction Update Work began yesterday on the much touted Panamanian Metro system, due for completion in 2013. As our readers already know, this will be a 14KM underground and ab...
Gorgona Panama, home of The Biltmore
Gorgona Panama is home to a handful of residential developments, including The Biltmore, one of Panama's finest beachfront options! Read more by clicking on the picture above....
Blood on the Streets – Panama Real Estate Market Review
What follows is the expose written by Kent Davis and is the original document that got Panama Equity Real Estate started. Table of Contents Introduction About the Author The Benefi...
Dupont Tower Panama
Located in Panama’s high end and ultra-chic neighborhood of Punta Pacifica, Dupont Tower is a beautiful 52 story oceanfront skyrise. Why do we like Panama’s Dupont Tower? F...
Rio Mar Panama
Rio Mar really took us by surprise. Walk into the model apartment in Rio Mar and you will quickly realize why this was one of the fastest selling projects on the Pacific coast. One...
Playa Venao Panama: Best views in this top-end project!
Surfers Paradise – Playa Venao Panama View all Playa Venao Real Estate for Sale If you are looking for sweeping views and easy access to one of Panama’s most famous surf breaks...
Moving to Panama
(from our April Newsletter) Taking the Plunge Who succeeds in Panama and who might be better off somewhere else Over the years, Panama Equity has had the opportunity to work with c...
Trump Ocean Club, Defining Luxury in Panama
We at Panama Equity are strong believers in Trump Ocean Club Panama. The project has seen solid sales over the last three years, and has now reached near critical mass with over 90...
Cheap Eats in Panama
Cheap Eats If you are paying more than $30.00 for a steak dinner for two in Panama, you are paying too much. This month, we explore a few of our favorite dining spots and add to ou...
September Newsletter
Greetings from the Isthmus, Panama, bucking the trend: This month, we see continued growth across all sectors and report on foreign direct investment on the rise. We also explore t...
Balboa Avenue Panama Real Estate Report
Panama Equity Balboa Avenue Report: August, 2010 This quarter, we have focused the Panama Equity magnifying glass on Panama’s bourgeoning waterfront strip Avenida Balboa. Fin...
Process of Paying Land Tax in Panama

Process of Paying Land Tax in Panama

The following is the process that you need to follow to pay your land tax in Panama. This is a new tax that, albeit small, is now r...

The Panamamerican School
The Panamamerican School is another solid option for schools in Panama. Located in Cerro Viento, this Panama School operates from March thru December and is one of only two schools...
Panama Buyers Agents
A buyers agent is someone who represents the buyer in a real estate transaction. They work with other real estate agents, in this case listing agents, to identify and show property...
Casa Ruigar
Hands down, one of the most well rounded projects in Panama, Casa Ruigar tops our list of new construction in Casco Viejo. This five story historic building is located in the heart...
La Salle Christian school
La Salle is a Christian school, founded in 1975 as an educational institution, its main concern is the integral formation of each student, respecting the free development of person...
Shopping in Panama: Furniture, Electronics, and the Deals to be had!
Shopping in Panama Weather you’re driving around town trying to find the best deal on appliances or looking for a couch with just the right shape and color- Panama’s modern and...
Insurance in Panama
One of the biggest reasons folks come to Panama is for the reduced cost of medical care. Real Estate in Panama is getting more and more expensive compared to distressed markets lik...
Colegio de Panama
Colegio de Panama is the next school in our ranking of schools in Panama. This Panama school operates from March – December and is currently only open to students in Kindergarten...
San Agustin school
San Agustin also ranks very well in our list of Panama Schools. Established in 2001, San Agustin school has a total enrollment of 2000 students from Pre-K to 12th grade. This schoo...
Food Shopping in Panama
The city of Panama has a number of modern super market chains as well as a number of small independent grocers and farmers markets. Here you can find lots of fresh meat, produce, s...
Oxford School
Oxford School, not to be confused with Oxford International School is another good school in Panama. It is located in Edison Park, off of Transismica and offers classes from Pre-K ...
Oxford International School
Oxford International School is another solid option for school choices in Panama. This school is located in the Bella Vista neighborhood of Panama, on Via Espana. Founded in 1983, ...
Saint Mary’s School of Panama
The next school on our list is the Saint Mary’s School of Panama, located in the Albrook neighborhood of Panama City. This is considered an “ international “ school because t...
Colegio Javier
Colegio Javier once again ranks well in our listing of schools in Panama. Colegio Javier is a local school located on Via Espana and offers education for grades Pre K – 12 in a m...