Lee Harrison

Lee has been living overseas for nearly two decades, making his first purchase abroad in the colonial city of Cuenca, Ecuador. He's traveled extensively across Latin America and Europe looking for the best property deals possible. Lee’s network of property insiders from those travels, along with his understanding of local cultures and languages, has helped him develop insight into local property markets that only the locals usually possess. He offers overseas real estate advice as a contributor to Overseas Property Alert.

3 Top Spots For Enjoying Spring-Like Weather All Year Long

Beautiful aerial view of Puebla Mexico and its church

If you’ve been researching the topic of retiring or buying a property abroad, you’ve probably seen a lot about beaches, sun, sand, and warm-weather locations. But I routinely hear from readers who don’t like hot weather or humidity and have no desire to live near the beach. Just this week, I heard from two people …

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Pros And Cons Of Living In A Tourist Area

Colorful large group of unrecognizable people blurred in front of Paris Eiffel Tower at evening

After living for six years in Punta del Este, Uruguay, I swore to myself that I’d never, ever live in a tourist area again. Never. And that includes places with large numbers of expats, which can have the same impact as large numbers of tourists on an area. However, after making that declaration, I have …

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Investing In Your Own Coffee Farm Overseas

Ripe red coffee cherries

Back in the year 2000, on one of my final retire-overseas exploratory trips, I looked at a small, rustic home beside a rushing river in Mexico. Giant trees grew along the riverside, shading both the house and most of the large property. Among the trees, I found a plant that I didn’t recognize… it turned …

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A Rental Market Overview Of Medellín’s Top Neighborhoods

Skiline of El Poblado, Medellín, Colombia

Discoverig Medellín’s Top Neighborhoods While enduring several complete lock-down situations here in Medellín, the real estate market struggled in 2020. As the world gradually opens again, and more tourists return to support Medellín’s short-term and long-term rental market, real estate agents are getting busier and there are more properties on the market. Here at Overseas …

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Casa Victoria: Restored Colonial Condos Close To The Beach

mazatlan beach and buildings in mexico

This is my favorite condo deal over the past four years in Mexico’s Mazatlán: Casa Victoria. And since the project is right next door to me, I’ve been keeping an eye on it since they started restoration work in January. Casa Victoria is an original historic building in Mazatlán. Once a large family estate, it’s …

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Puerto Vallarta South: Tranquil Luxury And Enviable Views

A boat races across the sea at Puerto Vallarta Bay

Lush Forests With Pacific Sunset Views And Luxury Living  One aspect of Puerto Vallarta that really sets it apart from the pack is its ocean-view homes tucked away in a lush, green hillside… homes that afford a 50-mile view over the Pacific. In some cases, you’ll find oceanfront homes in this same setting. My earlier report looked …

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