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15 Jul
A for rent sign outside a nice property

Why I Never Buy Rental Property Based On Gross Yields

This Is The Only Way To Compare One Overseas Property Investment Option With Another How to compare one investment to another… one property to another… one return to another? These are constant challenges of the global property investor. Everyone has his opinion and strategy, including developers and promotors of real estate investments. Fortunately, some basic [...]
16 May
panama City downtown at sunset

Should You Invest In Panama’s Middle-Class Housing Market?

The Best Way I Know To Make Money From Real Estate This month’s issue of my Global Property Alert has a theme: It reveals a series of opportunities that share a common target market—the local middle class. When I moved to Panama 11 years ago, a local friend gave me a tip… “Get into the local housing [...]
09 May
Beaech in Brazil

Why I’m Freeing Up Funds To Buy Beachfront Lots In Brazil

Why I'm Doubling Down On Brazil (And This Is Your Last Chance To Do The Same) For the past few years, I've been working systematically to consolidate my existing real estate holdings... while, at the same time, expanding my portfolio in a new direction. I'm selling properties that no longer fit into my long-term plans. [...]
06 May
The board game risk. Game in progress.

Be Aware Of These Risks Before Buying Overseas Real Estate

How I Size Up The Potential Risk Of Any Overseas Property Investment I Consider How do I assess the potential risks of a real estate investment opportunity I'm considering making in another country? That may be the question I'm most often asked by readers... especially by readers considering investing outside their home countries for the [...]
02 May
A seaside town in the Mediterranean, Greece

6 Steps To A Successful Overseas Property Investment

6 Secrets To My Global Property Investing Success The advantages and rewards of buying and owning property overseas are greater right now than ever before in our lifetime. If you haven't yet diversified into real assets overseas, you should be thinking about a first purchase. If you hold an overseas property portfolio already, I recommend [...]
29 Apr
An exchange rate board

Why I Focus On Real Estate Price And Not Exchange Rate

I don’t usually pay attention to exchange rates on a daily basis. However, being in Europe for the last month, I’ve been watching the U.S. dollar rate versus the euro. The euro has dropped from US$1.13 to US$1.115 since I arrived about four weeks ago. The difference of a penny-and-a-half—or a bit less than 1.5%—isn’t […]

18 Apr
A Portugal farm on top of a hill

Why A Farm In Portugal Should Be Your Next Investment

Why I’m Tempted To Cash Out Of This Investment (And What I Intend To Do With The Money Instead) As they say, it can be better to be lucky than to be smart. Best case, of course, is when you can be both. That’s what happened in 2015 when I bought an apartment in Lagos, [...]
04 Apr
Beach in Brazil in front of city

Top Countries Where U.S. Dollars Get You A Big Discount

Put Your Strong Dollar To Work In These 4 Top Markets If you're holding U.S. dollars, 2019 is the best year in a long time for harnessing your buying power abroad. The dollar's current strength is creating some amazing bargains in countries that trade properties in their local currency. I call this temporary distortion a [...]
01 Apr
View out across the city of Medellin, Colombia. Mountains visable in background and lots of greenery

4 Reasons Life In Medellín, Colombia, Might Not Be For You

I’ve been spending time and investing money in Colombia and reporting on those adventures for almost 10 years. Still, people tell me I’m crazy. You could find things to complain about in Colombia… as you could anywhere. However, safety and security—both personal and financial—aren’t among them. What might you want to complain about in Colombia?