Thursday, April 17, 2008

SLAM Panama will be an exhibitor at "Escapes! Second Home Expo" Houston Apr. 19 and 20

        SLAM Panama will be an exhibitor during the "Escapes! Second Home Expo" set for Houston Apr. 19 and 20.

        Organizers say Texas is the "new hot spot for retirement, according to a recent study using U.S. Census data." Texas has now "leapt past Arizona and California to become the No. 2 retirement spot in the US. "Florida is still No. 1, but Texas is gaining." Spokesman Tony Wood suggests buyers from the greater Houston area, where the energy-driven economy is thriving, are in a better position than most to invest in a vacation home these days.  The market for SECOND HOMES has never been HOTTER!
  • 10 million baby boomers will have second homes by 2010.
  • 57% of homeowners age 55-64 will purchase a second home within 5 years.
  • 27% of wealthy Americans own a second home, 17% intend to purchase.
        The 200 exhibitors who will take part in the show at The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center represent not just Texas destinations but Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama, all reachable by nonstop flights from Houston. More info at : or email properties


Venue: The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive

Dates: Saturday and Sunday, April 19-20

Hours: Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Pre-purchased tickets are $10 online at; $12 at the door. Ticket admits one adult for one day of the Expo. Two-day passes available. For detailed information on seminar times, a list of exhibitors, hotel accommodations and area attractions, visit

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