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03 Jun
Ronda, Spain old town cityscape on the Tajo Gorge.

The 3 Real Estate Investment Lessons I Learned The Hard Way

One big loss can wipe out a lot of gains. After more than two-and-a-half decades of property investing experience across 24 countries, I have learned that the hard way several times over. Here are the stories of three of my biggest failures, the investments that stand out in memory as having both cost me and […]

12 Oct
Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil

Investing In Brazil Should Be Your Next Move, Here’s Why

One important factor that makes Brazil particularly attractive to North Americans today is the extraordinary currency advantage. Right now, the dollar is trading at over 5 Brazilian reais. That means that everything from eating out to staying at a hotel to buying property comes at a significant discount. But these low property prices we’re seeing […]

04 Dec
rental market dominican republic

Top 5 Rental Markets In The Dominican Republic Today

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 […]

13 Nov
build property portfolio

How I Took $5K And Created A Million Dollar Property Portfolio

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 […]

12 Sep
In addition to stocks and bonds (and the mutual funds that invest in them), any investor with capital has opportunities to invest in many other assets.

How Diversifying Into Real Estate Can Help Your Portfolio

Over the weekend I read one of those Q&A articles in a mainstream financial publication. A reader had written in to ask how he should invest a windfall of US$250,000. The answer was typical mainstream financial advice that boiled down to: Determine your level of risk tolerance based on your age and then allocate some […]