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“Welcome to Panama and welcome to Lief Simon’s Third Annual Global Property Summit…” So I began bright and early this sunny Panama morning in the meeting rooms of Panama City’s Marriott Hotel. “I’ve been scouting foreign property markets for more than 30 years… since 1985,” I continued for all assembled. “I made my first foreign […]
As Mark Twain might have put it (and as our correspondent Paul Terhorst observes in the latest issue of my Simon Letter service), news of the dollar’s demise these past several years has been premature. How much longer will the U.S. dollar remain as strong as it is today versus currencies worldwide? Will it get […]
I arrived in Medellín on Tuesday to spend a week here with my family over New Year’s. As usual, I’m enjoying the calming effects of being in this city. It’s hard to define, but something about this place lowers your blood pressure. It could be the mountain air. It could be the temperate weather (about […]
The window to take action in Colombia is right now… for two reasons: First, current exchange rates have pushed down property prices in Colombia to levels not seen for many years. Not surprisingly, real estate sales to Americans are at an all-time high. The U.S. dollar continues its rampage against the Colombian peso. How much […]
Among the benefits of living an international lifestyle are the arbitrage opportunities you come across. I was reminded of this a couple of weeks ago when we visited with old friends in Waterford, Ireland. Living in Ireland years ago, we found that good-quality antiques were available for bargain prices compared with prices in the States. […]