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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?

25 Mar
Quito in Ecuador aerial view

Why I’m Looking Closely At Ecuador’s Real Estate Potential

After 20 Years, Ecuador’s Finally Got My Attention Ecuador has come a long way since my first visit in 1999. On my earliest visits and for some time thereafter, I used the term "Fourth World" to describe the country's infrastructure. The Quito airport was conveniently located in the middle of the city but a nightmarish [...]
18 Mar
A table with breakfast of coffee and orange juice and view out across Algarve

Where To Find The Best Real Estate Buys In Portugal

Too Late To Profit In Portugal? Broad market statistics show that property prices in Portugal bottomed out in the first quarter of 2015. I bought an apartment in Lagos in the summer of 2015. I could tell you that I’m some kind of savant, but you and I both would know I was lying. The [...]
14 Mar
Carvoeiro, Portugal. Real Estate set among green trees

Find Out Why I’m Looking To Buy More Real Estate In Portugal

The World's #1 Place To Live Or Retire Overseas In 2019 Whether you're looking for a vacation home or thinking about a permanent move overseas, in retirement or earlier on, with a business or a family, you should be looking closely at Portugal. This country has a lot to offer. Portugal offers top options for [...]
28 Feb
panama city bay view

Find Out The Top 5 Panama Property Markets In 2019

5 Ways To Make Money In Panama In 2019 The death of Panama’s property market has been rumored for the last 10 years at least. Starting in 2003 and continuing through 2008, this country enjoyed a mega construction boom. Then came the crash of real estate markets around the globe. Would-be investors worried about the [...]
21 Feb
Caribbean property, a colorful house in the beachfront with clear water, white sand and palm trees

How We Choose An Overseas Property Investment

Why Was This Man Showing His Photos To My Wife? At lunch yesterday, a friend in town for this week’s Live and Invest in Panama Conference broke out his phone and started showing my wife, Kathleen, photos of properties from a Portugal real estate e-letter he gets. The cheapest one was a farmhouse in the countryside on [...]
11 Feb
A monopoly board with houses and hotels and a card that reads "overseas property investments"

Things To Consider When Investing In Properties Overseas

What Is The Best Way To Take Title To Your Property Investments Overseas? If you purchase a piece of real estate in another country, should you have the ownership documents issued in your name or, perhaps, in the name of a corporation? If a corporation, should it be a local company (formed in the jurisdiction [...]
27 Dec
overseas property investment

The 6 Best Markets For Investing In 2019

6 Top Overseas Property Markets For 2019 As my Global Property Advisor Editor Samantha Russell laid out in her year-end round-up, 2018 has been very good to us global property investors. This past year we've positioned ourselves for profit from townhouses on the coast of Brazil... and long-term care homes in the U.K.... From turnkey rentals in Colombia, Portugal, and the Dominican Republic... [...]
17 Dec
a typical apartment building in Paris, France

Find Out How You Can Benefit From The Brexit Confusion

Four Markets Set To Benefit Big Time From The Brexit Effect Theresa May battles on in the U.K., getting little sleep, I imagine, as she racks up frequent flier miles jetting among EU capital cities trying to save her Brexit deal. Whatever happens—soft Brexit deal, hard Brexit deal, or no deal but an unceremonious divorce [...]