Offshore Living Letter is a publication of Live and Invest Overseas. Our goal is to provide timely, actionable information on all things offshore, including: how to go offshore, diversifying your portfolio, wealth creation, protecting your assets, and much more.
We held last week’s Live and Invest in Panama Conference in Casco Viejo, the colonial city built out on a peninsula after the original Panama City was destroyed by Henry Morgan in 1670. The new city on the peninsula was easier to protect. On my first trip to Panama in 1999, I took a quick taxi ride […]
Yesterday, Kathleen and I spent the day at the beach. This was a bigger deal than that simple statement might suggest… because it was a day at our beach. More than that, it was our first day at our new Los Islotes Rancho Playa. We’ve spent many days at our Los Islotes beaches, of course, […]
Where in the world can you obtain bank financing as a foreigner for the purchase of real estate? I get the question all the time. In fact, that’s not quite the question to ask. More precisely, the question is: Where can you obtain bank financing as a non-resident who is not earning income in the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]