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20 Jun
Bright blue beach in Bafra, Cyprus

Invest In Cyprus Now Then Sit Back And Wait For Your Return

I’ve discovered a real estate investor’s dream. This is a market poised to explode onto global investors’ radar… Meaning a lot of people are going to make a lot of money. You could buy almost anything in this place today—from a 20-year-old resale in the hills to a pre-construction condo on the coast—and then sit […]

16 Jun
Tropical beach setting on Isla Holbox, Mexico

The Top Countries With Favorable Exchange Rates

Recent changes in exchange rates are creating real estate bargains in unexpected markets. Meantime, some long-time favorable rates—that had been continually improving for almost 10 years—are beginning to turn against us. Managing the movement of money in foreign currencies is a key factor when investing in real estate overseas. Unless you’re buying in a market […]

06 Jun
Buildings in Buenos Aires, Argentina during sunset

How I Learned Diversifying Overseas Was Key To Success

In January 1994, I moved to Argentina. By that time, I had already done stints in Chad and Kazakhstan. These aren’t places known for their good living. I contracted malaria within two weeks of arrival in Chad and was diagnosed with bronchitis after 48 hours on the ground in Kazakhstan. Everyone in Kazakhstan had bronchitis. […]

02 Jun
Panama City, Panama to the right and Medellin, Colombia to the left, comparison

Comparing Panama And Colombia: Living, Retiring, And Investing

Where’s the better choice for planting Plan B flags—Panama or Colombia? The answer depends on your goals and the flag you’d like to plant. Are you looking to open an offshore bank account or to establish backup residency? Do you want to make a real estate investment or start a business? Here’s a comparison of […]

02 May
Girona colorful houses district, bridge, and Saint Mary Cathedral, buildings reflected in water in river Onyar. Catalonia Spain.

How Exchange Rates Affect Overseas Property Investments

Dollar-euro parity? We’re closing in. As I write, US$1 equates to 1.06 euro. The U.S. dollar holder has noteworthy buying power in other parts of the world right now, too… Including in Colombia and Brazil, for example… two markets you should be paying attention to in particular if you’re shopping the globe for your next […]

14 Apr
Panama City to the left and the Algarve, Portugal to the right

Panama Vs. Portugal: Comparing The Five Flags

I fly tonight from Panama to Paris… then, Monday morning, on to Lisbon in time to host next week’s Live And Invest In Portugal Conference. Repositioning from the New World to the Old reminds me that Americans often dismiss Europe for offshore lifestyle and investment options thinking the region is too complicated or too expensive. […]

11 Apr
Panoramic view of the old town of Famagusta in the northern part of Cyprus

Buy Property In Northern Cyprus While Prices Are Low

I’m focusing this year on finding the world’s last great beach bargains. That includes this latest discovery on my favorite property market in the Mediterranean. It’s a deal that gets you your own cash flow-producing island property for just US$58,000. English is widely spoken here, it’s a safe and welcoming place, the beaches are pristine, […]

31 Mar
A view of Panama City, Panmaa on a sunny afternoon

The World’s Top Offshore Haven And Our Preferred Jurisdiction

The need for a Plan B has never been greater. The question is… where? How should you choose where’s best for you to diversify your life, your assets, and your investments offshore? Factors to look at for any jurisdiction you’re considering include: Approach to taxation and tax rates Incorporation laws Privacy laws The stability of […]

28 Mar
Medellin skyline

Your Chance For A Colombia Real Estate Buy Is Now

Arriving in Medellín for last week’s Live And Invest In Colombia Conference, I was struck immediately by signs of the post-pandemic economic recovery well under way. Indeed, this country is roaring back. It enjoyed growth of 10.8% year over year for the last quarter of 2021. Returning to our neighborhood in El Poblado for the […]