Risk-taking is personal. Everyone has their 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 […]
Before the global pandemic, an American passport got you into 184 countries. It was one of the best travel documents you could carry. At the height of the pandemic, U.S. passport-holders were permitted entry to but 29 countries. Some 166 countries had decided to bar entry to Americans, fearing those Americans might carry the coronavirus […]
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 [...]
Currency Risks And Rewards When Buying Property Overseas One big and important difference between buying real estate for cash flow in the United States and buying real estate for cash flow overseas is that often the cash flows in a different currency. This is a potential upside and also a potential risk. In 2015, we [...]
Why I Don't Like Other People’s Money "It's perfect. I'll take it. How much is it?" So said the Irish hairdresser to the Montenegrin real estate agent. The agent was touring the young woman through an apartment for sale in the medieval town of Kotor. The woman didn't get past the entryway before making her [...]
Just Released: Lief Simon's Report On Crisis Cash Flow Opportunities 2020 has been a beast. The events of this year have left most people paralyzed as to what to do next... which I'd say is great news for you and me. While everyone else hunkers down and hopes for the best, I'm taking advantage of [...]
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