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03 Mar
mango tree

Panama Mango Plantation Is A Top Investment For 2016

This Fair Lady In Panama Could Earn You As Much As 27% Per Year It’s been two years since I first recommended what was at the time an innovative new agricultural investment opportunity in Panama—specifically, a mango plantation. The project was launched in February 2014. After a couple of months of preparation on the ground […]

20 Nov
Investing In Real Estate

Investing In Real Estate

Trendy Is Transient—Here’s A Far More Powerful Market Indicator Nov. 20, 2014 Managua, Nicaragua Dear Offshore Living Letter Reader, In my office, on the wall alongside my desk, I have a map of the Caribbean that includes the north coast of South America and much of Central America. The cumulative lengths of coastline represented amount […]

03 Jul
buying properties

Walk Away Or Bid Higher—How To Cope In Real Estate Negotiations In Developing Markets

How To Negotiate In (Crazy) Developing Markets July 3, 2014 Panama City, Panama Editor’s Note: As Lief continues his vacation, we bring you this essay published recently for readers of his Simon Letter. Dear Offshore Living Letter Reader, A friend told me over dinner last week about a property investment he tried to make in […]

16 Jan
brazil

Investment Opportunity In Brazil

Earn 15% In One Year With Currency Diversification And Low Risk In One Of My Favorite Markets For 2014 Jan. 16, 2014 Panama City, Panama Dear Offshore Living Letter Reader, A couple of weeks ago, I introduced you to a new opportunity in Brazil. The response has been strong, and one of the biggest reasons […]

13 Jan
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Buying Property Overseas

20 Keys To Global Property Profits in 2014 Jan. 13, 2014 Panama City, Panama Dear Offshore Living Letter Reader, Real estate has always made sense to me as an asset allocation, but I’m more persuaded today than ever that foreign property should be part of every investment portfolio. You can’t watch everything going on in […]

30 Dec
Top Property Investment Markets For 2014

Top Property Investment Markets For 2014

Where I’m Investing In 2014 Dec. 30, 2013 Baltimore, Maryland Dear Offshore Living Letter Reader, As the year comes to an end, I’m reviewing the 2013 investment plan I had for myself. On the list of countries I wanted to research and perhaps invest in last year were Ireland, the Philippines, Uruguay, and Peru. How […]

28 Nov
Property Overseas

Property Overseas

Must You Report Your Overseas Real Estate Holdings To The IRS? Nov. 28, 2013 Panama City, Panama Dear Offshore Living Letter Reader, An important question came up during the Offshore Summit I hosted in Panama City last week. The question was to do with if and how Americans must report non-U.S. real estate holdings to […]

18 Nov
Buying Real Estate Overseas For Profit

Buying Real Estate Overseas For Profit

Buy Only What You See? Nov. 18, 2013 Panama City, Panama Dear Offshore Living Letter Reader, “You tell us all the time, Lief, to ‘buy what we see.’ “But at the same time, you promote pre-construction investments. How does that make any sense?” one reader wondered this week. Perhaps I should adjust my mantra from […]

11 Nov
Protecting Your Wealth Legally

Protecting Your Wealth Legally

It’s Non-reportable And Unseizable—Two More Reasons Real Estate Overseas Is The Best Possible Thing To Do With Your Money Right Now Nov. 11, 2013 Paris, France Dear Offshore Living Letter Reader, Putting your money into foreign real estate is a more appealing strategy right now than it has ever been. Real estate has always made […]