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17 Jun
Colorful houses and a bridge in Lake Como, Lombardy, Italy.

Why Real Estate Cash Flow Should Be Your Main Focus

Everybody Says Cash Is King, But Everybody’s Wrong Cash is king, right? Not really. It’s cashflow you should care about. Cashflow is critical to most aspects of life, including real estate investing. Cashflow was my focus when I bought my first property back in 1995... the three-flat building in Chicago I've told you about before. [...]
14 Jun
Rocky beach with blue waters in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.

Why Puerto Vallarta’s Real Estate Market Is On a Roll In 2021

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 […]

20 May
Panama City, Panama on a sunny day

Panama Is Up And Running: The Isthmus Latest Developments

A little more than a year since pandemic restrictions first were instituted in Panama, the country is vaccinating (including foreign nationals) at a good rate, and stay-at-home orders have largely been lifted. Beaches, pools, and gyms have re-opened, and the international airport has been again operating since Oct. 12. Now what? As is its custom, […]

15 Apr
Costa Nova, Portugal.

Building An International Property Investment Portfolio

Investment professionals in the United States are trained on financial products. As a result, the investment and retirement portfolios that most of them recommend include paper investments only, in three categories—stocks, bonds, and cash.  Depending on your age and your risk tolerance, most financial advisors will tell you to put some percentage of your investment […]

15 Oct
Accountant calculating taxes.

How To Figure How Much Local Tax You’ll Owe As A Resident Of A Foreign Country

Take France as an example. People generally think that France is a super-high-tax jurisdiction. When you do the math, though, you find that an American living in France wouldn’t likely pay any more in taxes than he would living in the United States. First, France has a taxation treaty with the United States, effectively eliminating […]

10 Aug
kyrenia harbour in northen cyprus

The Best 4 Property Investment Markets In 2020

Lief Simon Names Top 4 Overseas Property Investment Markets If I were just starting out as an investor today, with little capital and an eye to converting that capital as quickly as possible into a diversified global property portfolio, where would I invest? I get this question often, and my answer likely will surprise you. [...]