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07 Dec
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The Truth About The Property Market During Covid-19

A seasoned investor with lots of experience in the United States went looking for property in Costa Rica, where he made dozens of research trips over four years and never bought a property. He then turned his attention to the Dominican Republic at a time where you could have bought any property in that country and […]

09 Nov
Two colonial style lemon yellow balconies in Cuenca, Ecuador.

Acquiring A Second Residency Through Property Investment

On Aug. 7, 1974, Frenchman Philippe Petit made headlines when, in the space of 45 minutes, he crossed four times between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. He didn’t just walk—the 24-year-old high-wire artist danced and lay down on the wire, too, balance pole in hand. Whether you look on it as art […]

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 […]

08 Oct
Woman on the beach in the palm trees shadow wearing blue hat.

The Best Investments Opportunities In Panama After COVID

These restrictions weren’t all bad. The lockdown made us slow down and figure out what’s really important. Before the pandemic, I’d become used to the fast pace many of my North American clients worked at. Today, people are more thoughtful about where they want to invest their money and what will bring them happiness. They’ve […]

24 Sep
Greece

Is Greece Your Golden Ticket To Europe?

Greece’s Golden Visa program stands out. Nothing else in Europe matches this golden ticket. For a 250,000-euro investment in real estate (just under US$300,000 at today’s exchange), non-EU citizens and their families can get residency of Greece. The visa covers children up to 21 years of age and is granted for five years. After that, […]

29 Apr
An exchange rate board

Why I Focus On Real Estate Price And Not Exchange Rate

I don’t usually pay attention to exchange rates on a daily basis. However, being in Europe for the last month, I’ve been watching the U.S. dollar rate versus the euro. The euro has dropped from US$1.13 to US$1.115 since I arrived about four weeks ago. The difference of a penny-and-a-half—or a bit less than 1.5%—isn’t […]

11 Feb
A monopoly board with houses and hotels and a card that reads "overseas property investments"

Things To Consider When Investing In Properties Overseas

What Is The Best Way To Take Title To Your Property Investments Overseas? If you purchase a piece of real estate in another country, should you have the ownership documents issued in your name or, perhaps, in the name of a corporation? If a corporation, should it be a local company (formed in the jurisdiction [...]