Risk-taking is personal. Everyone has his own thresholds. Most people take few risks in their lives. They go with the comfortable job, make the safe investments, and stay within the lines with whatever they’re doing. Over the years, I’ve learned that education can be a game changer when it comes to perceived risk. Someone living […]
An attendee at a webinar I hosted earlier this month asked for specific recommendations for how to carry out due diligence on real estate investment opportunities abroad. He knows how to do his due diligence for real estate purchases back home, where he is an active investor, he explained, but he is just getting started […]
Don’t Buy Property Overseas During This Pandemic Crisis Until You Read This First As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to keep people from moving about as freely as they could or would have done pre-pandemic, global real estate buyers are making adjustments. Many of my contacts in markets around the world are reporting that investors are [...]
How Argentina's Currency Crash Supercharged My Life My first real overseas living experience was in Argentina in 1994. The drilling company I was working for had already sent me on two overseas assignments by that time, in Chad and western Kazakhstan. However, those had been short stints (six weeks apiece), and in each case I [...]
Here’s Where To Place Your Real Estate Investment Capital In 2017 Time to take stock, regroup, project, and predict... As we turn the corner from 2016 to 2017, here are the overseas property markets we here at Live and Invest Overseas have dead center on our radar, the places we are planning to place our [...]
8938. That is the number of the IRS form you have to fill out to report foreign financial assets. If you own foreign assets, you have to fill out IRS Form 8938 even if you’ve lived out of the country for most of your life. However, here’s an important point: You do not have to […]
Before the 2008 global crisis, when real estate prices collapsed in many markets, everyone thought real estate values could only go up. Then, in a flash, values dropped by 50% and more in Spain, Ireland, Nicaragua, Greece, some U.S. markets, and beyond. Any market that relied either on foreign (especially U.S.) buyers or on aggressive […]
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