Affordable Homes Abroad

Whether they're looking for a first or second home, Americans may find better values and quality of life overseas

Thinking about buying a nice four-bedroom house in Louisville? How about one on an island paradise instead—Aruba, say. They cost about the same—around $240,000—but Aruba has better beaches. And with home values still shaky in many U.S. markets, international property could be a better investment.

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