I just reviewed a listing for a pleasant, two-bedroom cottage in downtown Sacramento, California. It was reasonably priced for this market at US$500,000… which at 864 square feet comes out to US$579 per square foot, or as we normally measure it internationally, US$6,200 per square meter. As it happens, I also just completed our annual […]
This Historic Seaside Town Is A Hidden Investment Gem More Americans and Canadians have chosen to live or retire on Mexico's two long and beautiful coastlines than they have anywhere else in the world. The choices are so broad for seaside living in this country that you can actually specify a price point, a convenience [...]
Big News From Belize Means A Big Opportunity For You A few weeks ago, I was hosting an event in Cancún, Mexico... I was sitting in the back row of the auditorium, having just introduced a speaker. One row in front of me was Mike Cobb, an old friend who is CEO of a development [...]
As I explained to the entire group assembled in Cancún last week for our Live and Invest in Mexico Conference, the most valuable convenience you can hope for when purchasing a home abroad is the ability to load up the car and drive to it. And this is one of Mexico’s biggest advantages. During the meetings […]
Since 2001, I’ve picked some of the world’s best places to live… places that stood out because of their fantastic lifestyle, rich culture, and low cost of living. Walking the cobblestones of Spanish colonial cities… enjoying the convenient city living in a world capital… enjoying the world’s best weather… and beachfront living on a tropical […]
The window to take action in Colombia is right now… for two reasons: First, current exchange rates have pushed down property prices in Colombia to levels not seen for many years. Not surprisingly, real estate sales to Americans are at an all-time high. The U.S. dollar continues its rampage against the Colombian peso. How much […]
I’ve bought a number of overseas properties—both for personal use and as investments—and I find that evaluation of a potential property always comes back to a few simple basics. It’s a safe and secure process when you follow the rules and use the same good sense that you’d use in your home country.
As I sat in the Panama City departure lounge last Saturday, I watched as the female security agent’s hands ran briefly over the breasts of a 30-something traveler, making sure that the traveler had no weapon in her bra. Apparently finding nothing but the breasts themselves, the agent allowed the woman to pass. The next […]
The Struggle Of Going Through American Customs As I sat in the Panama City departure lounge last Saturday, I watched as the female security agent's hands ran briefly over the breasts of a 30-something traveler, making sure that the traveler had no weapon in her bra. Apparently finding nothing but the breasts themselves, the agent [...]
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