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28 Mar
Medellin skyline

Your Chance For A Colombia Real Estate Buy Is Now

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 […]

03 Mar
Aerial view of Bogota, Colombia

The Truth About Retirement In Colombia Expats Need To Know

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 […]

27 Jan
A picturesque cozy park in Medellin, Colombia

The Reasons Why 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 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 […]

22 Nov
Popular public park in Medellin, Colombia

3 Types Of People Should Live Or Invest In Colombia—Are You One Of Them?

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 […]

03 Feb
view across medellin colombia

The Strong Dollar Makes Real Estate In Colombia A Bargain

I've Tripled My Money In This Market And Am Diving Back In For More If you're holding U.S. dollars, you have a window of opportunity right now to take advantage of super-charged buying power in key overseas markets. The dollar's current strength is creating irresistible bargains in some countries where real estate trades in the [...]
20 Apr
investing in medellin

Why Big Investors And Future Innovators Are Sold On Medellín

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 […]

03 Dec
El Poblado, Medellin's Upscale Manila Neighborhood

El Poblado, Medellin’s Upscale Manila Neighborhood

In Medellín, Colombia, Manila has long been the undiscovered treasure of the city’s upscale El Poblado sector. On its shady, tree-lined streets, you’ll find a mixture of houses, mom-and-pop businesses, and more than its share of nice restaurants and cafés. One of El Poblado’s smallest neighborhoods, the walkable Manila is one of the last barrios […]

11 Apr
The World's Next Top Investment and Retirement Haven?

The World’s Next Top Investment and Retirement Haven?

The World's Next Top Investment and Retirement Haven? "This is your first trip to Colombia, and you've chosen to focus on Medellin? That'll save you a lot of time. This is the place to be in this country right now..." So remarked one of the real estate agents Lief and I met on our first visit [...]