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Arriving in Medellín for last week’s Live And Invest In Colombia Conference, I was struck immediately by signs of the post-pandemic economic recovery well under way. Indeed, this country is roaring back. It enjoyed growth of 10.8% year over year for the last quarter of 2021. Returning to our neighborhood in El Poblado for the […]
The first time I ever recommended Americans think about retiring overseas was back in 1985. When I began making these kinds of suggestions, I was sometimes met with suspicion… sometimes ignored… now and then even attacked as part of the lunatic fringe. The good news is that today the idea of retiring outside the country […]
I’ve been spending time and investing money in Colombia and reporting on those adventures for a dozen 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 gripe about in Colombia? A few […]
I want you to conduct a little test for me… This Thursday, when you’re sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner with your family, tell them you are considering a visit to Colombia. If you’re feeling feisty, tell them you’re going to Medellín… I bet you a bottle of rum that their shocked response will have something […]
We’re more than midway through January, and the massively discounted real estate deals expected as a result of the pandemic have yet to materialize. Au contraire, dear fellow
I don’t try to predict currency exchange rates when shopping for real estate investments overseas. I focus on finding a good opportunity in a market I believe in. I don’t then wait to make the buy depending on whether the local currency is over- or undervalued relative to the currency I’m shopping with. In 2011, […]
A bad reputation, even one that’s completely undeserved, can be a hard thing to overcome. When I made my first visit to Colombia in 2010, people were astonished that I was daring to venture to the city where Pablo Escobar reigned and members of his Medellín Cartel were certain to kidnap me. Pablo Escobar was […]