Overseas Property Alert
The Overseas Property Alert features a weekly dispatch from our far-flung network of editors, experts, and friends detailing the best opportunities today for purchasing, owning, and managing global real estate.
On these 750 acres, Lief and Kathleen have master planned a private, gated, residential community that will include a Spanish colonial-style town with shops, restaurants, apartments, and a central plaza for daily strolling and nightly entertainment. Learn how you can be a part of this master-planned community on the “Sunset Coast” of Panama.Read more
Carmelita is surrounded by tropical rain forests in the Maya Mountains and the Belize River Valley. It is now possible to live off the grid with your own energy independence, food security, and community stability. Carmelita Gardens is designed to combine new technologies, traditional gardening, and classical design into a community of independent homes.Read more
The tranquil Vista Encantada Eco-Club Gated Community is located just 41 miles north of Puerto Vallarta… a place where a therapeutic ecological diversity is provided by the combination of the surrounding jungle, ocean, and ancient waterfalls. Units are available in the condo-hotel currently under construction with presale pricing starting at US$150,000.Read more
This is an investment you can live on when you purchase your personal piece of paradise on one the most popular Caribbean islands in the world: Ambergris Caye, Belize. Grand Baymen is a two-part community, built to North American quality and standards, located just a few steps from the heart of San Pedro and 200 meters from the beach.Read more
A longtime colleague has recently presented an opportunity that allows you to purchase a plot in a Panama teak plantation for US$18,000. This qualifies you for a Panamanian residency visa and also gives you a productive land investment, with the title of the land in your name. Annualized returns for the harvested teak are projected between 8.79% and 10.94%.Read more
One of the most rewarding things you can do abroad is to manage a rental. I find it enjoyable to get to know an area, pick the property, and outfit it for the rental market.
And managing a rental is also a good source of income… while sometimes also providing that income stream in another currency.
Aside from being a landlord, I’m also a fan of renting a furnished apartment for any extended stay in a foreign country, since it’s the best way to get to know a place. So I’ve got experience as both a landlord and a frequent tenant, allowing me to see both sides of the coin.
Being a landlord is not always fun. But having a good property manager can make your life a lot easier… and having a good contract with your property manager makes your eventual success far more likely.
The property manager is your representative when dealing with your renters… Continue Reading…“