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12 May
View of the Bay of Kotor with buildings and boats and mountains in the background

How To Ensure Your Overseas Real Estate Buy Is A Success

“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 buy decision. Indeed, she had been ready […]

02 May
Girona colorful houses district, bridge, and Saint Mary Cathedral, buildings reflected in water in river Onyar. Catalonia Spain.

How Exchange Rates Affect Overseas Property Investments

Dollar-euro parity? We’re closing in. As I write, US$1 equates to 1.06 euro. The U.S. dollar holder has noteworthy buying power in other parts of the world right now, too… Including in Colombia and Brazil, for example… two markets you should be paying attention to in particular if you’re shopping the globe for your next […]

15 Apr
Beautiiful medieval villages of Abruzzo, Italy

Bargain Real Estate And A Warm Welcome In Abruzzo, Italy

Italy has had my attention for years… though probably not for the same reasons it captures so many Americans’ imaginations. Specifically, what interests me is the effect demographics are having on this country… and the opportunities they are creating. From the mid-1980s until 2000, Italy had zero increase in population. Over the last 18 years, […]

14 Apr
Panama City to the left and the Algarve, Portugal to the right

Panama Vs. Portugal: Comparing The Five Flags

I fly tonight from Panama to Paris… then, Monday morning, on to Lisbon in time to host next week’s Live And Invest In Portugal Conference. Repositioning from the New World to the Old reminds me that Americans often dismiss Europe for offshore lifestyle and investment options thinking the region is too complicated or too expensive. […]

07 Apr
Beautiful panoramic view of old district Alfama, Lisbon, Portugal

Buying Real Estate Abroad: The Solution To True Diversification

U.S. property markets are hot, hot, hot… Overheated and overvalued. Likewise, the U.S. stock market. What’s an investor to do when both Main Street and Wall Street are overpriced? You know my answer to that question: Look to property overseas. It’s the only all-in-one solution to diversifying and profiting across investment markets, geographic regions, economies, and […]

10 Mar

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

Global Currencies Are On The Move—Here’s Where You Benefit Most Currencies across the globe are on the move… And, in many cases, U.S. dollar holders are the big winners. In some cases, what I refer to as the "currency discount" can be extraordinary. Here are three top safe haven hard asset markets where your currency [...]
03 Mar
Tree-lined Street in the Recoleta Neighborhood of Buenos Aires, Argentina

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 […]

03 Jan
Perast town in Montenegro

The 4 Best Cash Flow Properties To Invest In 2022

As philosopher and economist John Stuart Mill said in 1848: “Landlords grow rich in their sleep without working, risking, or economizing.” Being a landlord isn’t hard; it simply requires owning rental property. Becoming a successful landlord is the trick. You must know what and when to buy. When it comes to selecting any investment, my […]

20 Dec
Beautiful houses next to blue waters in the island of Skiathos in Greece

The Top Profitable Investments For 2022

In a make-or-break year like 2022, it’s critical to make the smart investment choice.Property is a safe bet, and trophy properties are on sale all around the world right now…But what offers the best return on your money?You need to know where to look, you need bargaining power, and