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Walk Away Or Bid Higher—How To Cope In Real Estate Negotiations In Developing Markets

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How To Negotiate In (Crazy) Developing Markets July 3, 2014 Panama City, Panama Editor’s Note: As Lief continues his vacation, we bring you this essay published recently for readers of his Simon Letter. Dear Offshore Living Letter Reader, A friend

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An American Retiree Moving Overseas Likely Won’t Reduce His Tax Burden

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Don’t Move Overseas To Save On Taxes May 29, 2014 Panama City, Panama Dear Offshore Living Letter Reader, A friend told me this week that his parents are looking to move overseas for their retirement to save taxes. He recognizes

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Investment Opportunity In Brazil

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Earn 15% In One Year With Currency Diversification And Low Risk In One Of My Favorite Markets For 2014 Jan. 16, 2014 Panama City, Panama Dear Offshore Living Letter Reader, A couple of weeks ago, I introduced you to a

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Buying Property Overseas

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20 Keys To Global Property Profits in 2014 Jan. 13, 2014 Panama City, Panama Dear Offshore Living Letter Reader, Real estate has always made sense to me as an asset allocation, but I’m more persuaded today than ever that foreign

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Top Property Investment Markets For 2014

Top Property Investment Markets For 2014

Where I’m Investing In 2014 Dec. 30, 2013 Baltimore, Maryland Dear Offshore Living Letter Reader, As the year comes to an end, I’m reviewing the 2013 investment plan I had for myself. On the list of countries I wanted to

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Property Overseas

Property Overseas

Must You Report Your Overseas Real Estate Holdings To The IRS? Nov. 28, 2013 Panama City, Panama Dear Offshore Living Letter Reader, An important question came up during the Offshore Summit I hosted in Panama City last week. The question

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Buying Real Estate Overseas For Profit

Buying Real Estate Overseas For Profit

Buy Only What You See? Nov. 18, 2013 Panama City, Panama Dear Offshore Living Letter Reader, “You tell us all the time, Lief, to ‘buy what we see.’ “But at the same time, you promote pre-construction investments. How does that

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Protecting Your Wealth Legally

Protecting Your Wealth Legally

It’s Non-reportable And Unseizable—Two More Reasons Real Estate Overseas Is The Best Possible Thing To Do With Your Money Right Now Nov. 11, 2013 Paris, France Dear Offshore Living Letter Reader, Putting your money into foreign real estate is a

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Medellin Opportunity

Medellin Opportunity

Still Inspired By My Favorite Cash Flow Market Oct. 21, 2013 Panama City, Panama Dear Offshore Living Letter Reader, Kathleen and I were in Medellin for the weekend taking time to clean up some administrative things to do with our

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Evaluating The Options In Front Of You

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There’s No Such Thing As The “Best” Way To Go Offshore—So Here’s What I Recommend Sept. 12, 2013 Panama City, Panama Dear Offshore Living Letter Reader, I have a friend who is pursuing multiple residency options concurrently. He’s in different stages of

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