Offshore Living Letter is a publication of Live and Invest Overseas. Our goal is to provide timely, actionable information on all things offshore, including: how to go offshore, diversifying your portfolio, wealth creation, protecting your assets, and much more.
Author: Lief Simon
For excellent rental returns and a high-performing market in Mexico, Puerto Vallarta is at the top of my list. And if you are looking for high-quality properties in a beautiful and enjoyable city—with the potential for a good income and capital gain—then Puerto Vallarta should be at the top of your list, too. The real […]
When you hear “private beach resort”… in a place Vogue has proclaimed a “tropical playground” and “home to some of the best surf breaks in the world”… You think expensive, right? Turns out, the place that Vogue has turned its readers’ attention to is a coastline I know well. I’ve been tromping these beaches for […]
One big loss can wipe out a lot of gains. After more than two-and-a-half decades of property investing experience across 24 countries, I have learned that the hard way several times over. Here are the stories of three of my biggest failures, the investments that stand out in memory as having both cost me and […]
Some recent reader emails have me scratching my head. Some readers rail against me for writing about ways both to save taxes and to protect assets by moving them offshore. These readers seem fully to believe that these activities are illegal. The only thing I can think is that they are mis-merging ideas. Hiding assets […]
Before making an investment in real estate overseas, it’s important to understand what the total cost of the purchase will be, both immediately and long term, including your tax obligation. Transfer taxes, for example, can be considerably higher than in the United States. On the other hand, one big benefit of diversifying into property markets […]
A reader wrote this week to tell me why he’s not on board with our recommendation of Colombia as a top lifestyle choice in the Americas. His beef is taxes. Someone told the guy that Colombia taxes anyone who is in the country for more than six months on his worldwide income… and, further, that