The currency gods have conspired against the doom-and-gloomers who have been predicting (even, it seems to me sometimes, demanding) the demise of the U.S. dollar. The dollar continues to appreciate against many currencies, including the currencies of commodity-producing countries such as Colombia, Brazil, Canada, Australia, Chile, and New Zealand. Over the last 30 days, the […]
I spent a week in the Dominican Republic earlier this month, scouting property opportunities and hosting our Live and Invest in the Dominican Republic Conference. The DR is one of the most interesting property markets in the world right now. It’s also a dichotomy, offering very different kinds of property investment options. Punta Cana, for […]
I’m in Medellín, Colombia, this week with about 100 other brave souls with the courage (and the wisdom) to ignore the stereotypes and the bad press and come see for themselves what this city and this country have to offer. What’s there to be afraid of in Medellín, Colombia? My co-host for this week’s event, […]
“Any overseas property investment you make should be safe, simple, enjoyable, and profitable…” –Jeff Matthews at this week’s Global Property Summit Why would you want to buy a piece of real estate overseas? That’s where we began the discussions during the opening presentations for Lief Simon’s Global Property Summit, taking place this week in the […]
The U.S. dollar has been on an upward tear lately after years of decline. As 2014 comes to a close, I decided to take a look at markets where the dollar’s current strength has had the most favorable impact on property prices. As it turned out, a few of my favorite places are having what […]
Low Debt, Low Inflation, And Continued Growth--This Is The Third World? In Monday's dispatch, I wrote about misguided misperceptions that persist related to life in Colombia. Most of the world continues to think this country is a no-go zone for safety reasons. Sure, wander off into the jungle regions near the border with Ecuador or Venezuela...or [...]
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