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Category: Real Estate

04 Dec
rental market dominican republic

Top 5 Rental Markets In The Dominican Republic Today

For the last four years, we’ve been touting the Dominican Republic as a place where investors can find quality overseas rental property investment opportunities that don’t require huge initial investment sums. Plus, local bank financing is available in this country for nonresidents and foreigners. Today, global property investors, particularly North Americans, are starting to take […]

20 Nov
Drive to mexico from U.S.

3 Popular Seaside Towns In Mexico Within Driving Distance Of U.S.

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 […]

16 Nov
International Property Investment

Why International Real Estate Investing Isn’t For Everybody

Don’t Invest In Real Estate Overseas If You Share These Views A reader got in touch recently to say: "Lief, I have seen a posting online from Cherif Medawar on international real estate investing. It appears to contradict your group's continued advice on international investments. I'm forwarding it to you for a response because it [...]
13 Nov
build property portfolio

How I Took $5K And Created A Million Dollar Property Portfolio

In 1995, I made my first real estate investment, a three-flat building in Chicago. I was able to make the purchase with US$5,000. Two-and-a-half years later, in early 1998, I sold the building for a leveraged return of 1,800%. I hadn’t planned to sell at that time. My first wife and I were divorcing, and […]

09 Nov
How I Learned Diversifying Overseas Was Key To Success

How I Learned Diversifying Overseas Was Key To Success

How Argentina's Currency Crash Supercharged My Life My first real overseas living experience was in Argentina in 1994. The drilling company I was working for had already sent me on two overseas assignments by that time, in Chad and western Kazakhstan. However, those had been short stints (six weeks apiece), and in each case I [...]
30 Oct
paris property market

8 Things To Know About The Booming Paris Property Market

Paris Values Continue Up... Elsewhere In France Still A Bargain The Paris property market is booming. President Macron's policies, energy, and youthful enthusiasm are helping to reinvigorate the country in general and its capital city's real estate industry in particular. Agents, mortgage brokers, valuers, surveyors, and bankers are all so busy it can be hard [...]
14 Sep
Offshore Destination

Welcome To Belize: Your All-In-One Offshore Destination

If you’re shopping jurisdictions, trying to choose where to begin (or further) the process of internationalizing your life, one country should be at the top of your list: Belize. Belize offers good options for planting every possible offshore flag, including international banking, residency, citizenship, structure, jurisdictional taxation, and self-sufficient living. International banks in Belize are […]

10 Jul

Portugal: The Golden Goose Of Residency And Real Estate

Portugal’s population density is greater than that of France or Spain, but it sure doesn’t feel like it on the ground. I’ve spent time on the coasts of all three countries and was reminded while in the Algarve last week just how tranquil this region is… despite all the tourists. This year there are more […]

19 Jun
Do You Need an Offshore Corporation

Do You Really Need An Offshore Corporation?

Lief Simon’s Offshore Wealth Summit in Panama City this week is built around a series of workshops addressing the key concepts to do with “going offshore.” For each of these workshops, Lief has convened a panel of experts so as to provide, for each discussion, depth, breadth, and diversity of perspective and experience. One of […]