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 [...]
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 […]
What’s The Problem With Portugal? Ireland, Spain, France, and Italy might all make it into the answers of a Family Feud survey about where people like to live and retire in Europe. Portugal, on the other hand, probably wouldn't. Yet I would include Portugal among my top three options for anyone looking to make a [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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?
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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