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16 Apr
Aerial view of santo domingo, in the Dominican Republic showing high rise appartments and the town. In the distance you can see some mountains

Is Santo Domingo The World’s Next Big Property Market?

It’s Panama 2000 All Over Again I visited Panama for the first time in early 2000. The United States had just handed over the Canal Zone to the Panamanians. Everyone was worried. Would Panama be able to manage the Canal on its own? Meantime, Panama's economy went into shock after the tens of thousands of [...]

How Each Region Of Belize Reveals Another Lifestyle Option

Finally… after three days inside the meeting rooms of the Ft. George Hotel, it was time to bug out of Belize City… Belize City is poor, underdeveloped, and, in parts, unsafe. I don’t mind the place. Beneath the gritty surface, I detect a long-faded charm. Or maybe I project one. Either way, I enjoy passing […]

04 Dec
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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
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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 […]

13 Nov
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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
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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 [...]