Residency via Proerty
Dec
12
2017

5 Countries Where A Property Buy Can Lead To Residency

Five Options To Obtain Residency With A Property Buying a property overseas opens up an exciting new way of life. And it’s always a good way to diversify your geopolitical footprint as well as your financial holdings. But one of the biggest benefits of buying abroad is the possibility of obtaining residency in a foreign […]

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Dec
05
2017

Why Mazatlan, Mexico, Just Might Be 2018’s Best Property Buy

I’m Betting On This Beach Resort For 2018 This is the time of year at Live and Invest Overseas when we take stock of the best performing markets of the current year and make our predictions for the best performers of the coming year. For 2018, my money’s on Mazatlán, Mexico. Yes, it’s true that […]

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Sunset on Playa Hermosa
Nov
28
2017

Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica: A Great Place For A 2nd Home

The Costa Rican Beach Options That Few Have Discovered On our first scouting trip to Costa Rica, my travel companions were on the lookout for properties with a water view. Follow the link to see my report from last week on the Lake Arenal area. After a week on expansive Lake Arenal, we drove to the […]

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Costa Rica Lake Arenal Volcano
Nov
21
2017

Property Scouting On Costa Rica’s Lake Arenal

Lakeside Properties In A Lush, Highland Setting When I first moved to Colombia, my plan was to travel around the Caribbean and Latin America. I had never visited Costa Rica, even though it was on my short list for years. So when some friends invited me to join them on a real estate hunting trip […]

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Rental Properties In Medellin, Colombia
Nov
14
2017

Selecting A Property Manager For Your Overseas Rental

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 […]

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7 Tips For Restoring Real Estate Abroad
Nov
07
2017

7 Tips For Restoring Real Estate Abroad

Fixer-Uppers: A Great Way To Experience The Culture And Turn A Profit A lot of overseas buyers are drawn to the fixer-upper. That is, a home that falls somewhere on the continuum between “bring your paint brush” and a total wreck. I’m a big fan of restorations myself, and my wife and I have done […]

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laureles-medellin-colombia
Oct
30
2017

Why Laureles Is One Of Medellin’s Top Property Markets

The Perfect Blend Of Shady Neighborhoods And City Amenities I’ve written many times that the El Poblado sector of Medellín, Colombia, is considered to be the best area of the city. And for most expats and travelers, that remains true. But El Poblado is certainly not the first choice for everyone. Medellín has a number of […]

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checklist for buying real estate overseas
Oct
24
2017

14 Important Items To Confirm Before Buying Property Abroad

Check These 14 Important Items Before Buying Abroad Last week, we talked about the need to rebalance our investments in the U.S. markets by diversifying abroad. And the logical follow-on to that discussion is a word on how to get started. I’ve bought a number of overseas properties—both for personal use and as investments—and I […]

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Wall Street Sign
Oct
17
2017

Avoid Recession By Investing In An Overseas Property Portfolio

Applying Poker Principles To Overseas Investing I’ve often been told that stock market investing is little more than gambling. And the way some people approach the stock market, this can be true. Some investors seek genuine, long-term value and do a lot of research before buying. Others—the gamblers—quickly move money around in accordance with trends, […]

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Seaside Towns In Mexico
Oct
10
2017

3 Popular Seaside Towns In Mexico Within Driving Distance Of U.S.

Drive To Your Seaside Home On The Sea Of Cortez The most valuable convenience you can hope for when purchasing a home abroad is the ability to load up the car and drive to it… it’s one of Mexico’s biggest advantages. Today we’re going to look at three popular spots on the Sea of Cortez, […]

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