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02 Aug
Malaga, Spain resort skyline at Malagueta Beach

The 2 Rules To Minimize Risk When Buying Real Estate

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 […]

22 Jul
Upscale colony of Costa Careyes on the Mexican Pacific Coast near Mazatlan.

Top Countries Where U.S. Dollars Get You A Big Discount

Currency: Brazilian real (BRL) Exchange Rate: R$5.23 per US$1 Currency exchange controls: Yes Brazil is the overall champ for currency discounts, where buying power was up 32% at the close of 2020, and has doubled since 2015. This country is exciting, romantic, and diverse. It stands apart among its Latin American neighbors as its culture […]

19 Jul
Kyrenia marina seen from the overlooking hill in Northern Cyprus

Exploring The Places With The Best Real Estate Investment Opportunities

First Ever Global Property Investment Index Names The World’s Best Place To Invest In Real Estate Overseas This month we introduce our first-ever Global Property Investment Index. It’ll be an annual affair. The objective is to present a comprehensive overview of the markets we’ve identified as offering an abundance of real estate investment opportunity, rating [...]
15 Jul
Tavira town in Portugal at the sunset time.

The World’s Best Places To Invest In Property Overseas

My First-Ever Global Property Markets Index Rates And Ranks The World’s Best Places To Invest In Property Overseas This month’s issue of my Global Property Advisor will feature my first-ever Global Property Markets Index. My team and I have spent the past two months collecting data and crunching numbers. Our aim is to rate and [...]
17 Jun
Colorful houses and a bridge in Lake Como, Lombardy, Italy.

Why Real Estate Cash Flow Should Be Your Main Focus

Everybody Says Cash Is King, But Everybody’s Wrong Cash is king, right? Not really. It’s cashflow you should care about. Cashflow is critical to most aspects of life, including real estate investing. Cashflow was my focus when I bought my first property back in 1995... the three-flat building in Chicago I've told you about before. [...]
14 Jun
Rocky beach with blue waters in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico.

Why Puerto Vallarta’s Real Estate Market Is On a Roll In 2021

For excellent rental returns and a high-performing market in Mexico, Puerto Vallarta is at the top of my list. And if you are looking for high-quality properties in a beautiful and enjoyable city—with the potential for a good income and capital gain—then Puerto Vallarta should be at the top of your list, too. The real […]

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 […]

29 Apr
Kyrenia historical city center, view to marina with many yachts and boats and mountains in the background, North Cyprus

The World’s Best Places To Buy Beachfront Property

I just reviewed a listing for a pleasant, two-bedroom cottage in downtown Sacramento, California. It was reasonably priced for this market at US$500,000… which at 864 square feet comes out to US$579 per square foot, or as we normally measure it internationally, US$6,200 per square meter. As it happens, I also just completed our annual […]