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Your Own Vineyard in Argentina’s Los Arbolitos For Under US$50K

Profit From Your Own Wine Vineyard For Less Than US$50K

We’ve been touting yield-generating hard assets, specifically agricultural land, for a little over four years now. In addition to providing investors with cash flow from harvests (in some cases, within nine months after their initial investment) and capital appreciation, productive land also provides you with asset protection and a hedge against inflation.

And with the emergence of turnkey farm operations, individual investors can earn hassle-free yields without a huge capital outlay.

For all of these reasons, turnkey agriculture offerings have become extremely popular investments. Many of our readers have begun to diversify their real estate portfolios into agriculture, investing in everything from fruit trees (mangos, limes, and avocados) to timber (teak, acacia, and eucalyptus).

The question about agriculture I get most frequently is, “What other agriculture investments do you have?”

Like all savvy investors, they want to add another layer of diversification to Continue reading

Why Real Estate Is The Greatest Global Asset Protection Tool

Hard Money Loans In Real Estate: Scam Or Real Opportunity?

Investing In Hard Money Real Estate Loans

Plus: Converting Your IRA-Owned Property To Your Name Advantages Of Living In Rosarito, Baja California

Last month I introduced a group of our readers to an investment opportunity, and immediately, the hate emails started to roll in. Folks were implying that it was a scam…

The opportunity was a deal to finance a condo project in Mexico, Vista Encantada. The developer was offering a return of 45% on a US$50,000 investment over a maximum period of four years. The returns were being paid by condo sales, and the developer also offered a condo unit as collateral.

This investment offer is what we call a hard money loan. It’s an alternative financing option often used by real estate developers to raise capital for commercial real estate projects.

Here’s Why Real Estate Developers Use Hard Money Loans

One reader asked, “Why doesn’t the developer just get the loan from Continue reading

Avocados Offers Low-Risk, High Returns On Investment

Panama’s Organic Avocado Plantation Offers Low-Risk, High Returns

Earn 16.2% Per Year By Investing In Organic Avocados
Plus: Taxes On Worldwide Income, Post-Earthquake Ecuador, And Ignore Walter From Panama

I get a number of questions each week about how and where to invest in international real estate. In many cases, the investor has limited funds available to make such an investment, so simply buying a few condos on the world’s beaches is not an option.

High-producing international investments with low required-investment levels are at a premium.

And the highest-producing, most reliable investments we’ve found over the past five years have been in the agricultural area. Understandably, these are far-and-away the most popular investments with our readers.

This particular offer is for an avocado plantation project. It’s forecasted to pay 16.2% per year, and the minimum investment level is US$45,000.

I’ve met with the developers, and these guys are solid, long-term agricultural pros… They’re very conservative when it comes to water, with lots of redundancy in their water sources… and they’re dead serious when it comes to the integrity of their organic certification, which is the ticket to a premium income.

In-house guru Lief Simon is a long-term agro investor and has brought millions of dollars of these popular investments to the table through continual scouting and due diligence.

I’ll let Lief take it from here…

Lee Harrison

Another agricultural project has sold out.

I’m speaking of the My Fair Lady mango plantation in Panama, which I recommended to you in November 2015. It’s now sold out.

This is the second mango plantation this developer has sold out in two years and the fourth fruit plantation they’ve sold out in that same time.

Last summer, the group offered a lime plantation of 200 hectares that sold out within two months. (One hectare is 2.47 acres.)

In March of this year, they launched a guava plantation at my Global Property Summit in Panama City. All 100 hectares were sold within one week.

Attendees at that conference turned out to be the only investors able to access the opportunity. It sold so fast that I didn’t have a chance to get our paid subscribers in on the deal.

That’s why this alert today is so critical. I’m writing now to alert you to this opportunity before Continue reading

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Organic Mango Investment Yields As High As 17% In Returns

Is A 17% Return On Investment Too Good To Be True?
Plus: Santa Cruz, Bolivia, And Trump Tower

We’ve all heard the old axiom: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. And it seems like a good rule to keep in mind whenever you see a super deal being offered.

But I don’t think of it that way. I’d rather say that if it sounds too good to be true, it requires an extra level of scrutiny.

After all, I’ve benefitted from quite a few investments that were “too good to be true”, such as land parcels in Ecuador, apartments in Montevideo, or beachfront homes in Brazil. To me, “too good to be true” doesn’t rule a deal out… it simply calls for an extra level of caution.

That’s why I decided to travel to the Simply Natural mango plantation last week. The forecasted 17% returns are enticing… but I really had to see the operation for myself before being convinced that the operators can pull it off. Continue reading

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Low-Risk Agriculture Investment In Panama With An 18% Annual Return

Plus: Ecuador’s Strict Residency Requirements For Foreigners

July 14, 2015
Panama City, Panama

Dear Overseas Property Alert Reader,

Agricultural investments have been a focus for me for the past half-dozen years. Unfortunately, as I’ve been reporting, it’s not easy to find agricultural projects geared toward the small investor.

However, early 2014, I began working with a group in Panama with an idea for a mango plantation investment intended specifically for the individual investor.

Their plan was to open up their plantation to small investors in an effort to grow more quickly and to achieve some economies of scale. I introduced readers to this opportunity to own their own piece of this mango farm while the development group took care of all of the work—planting, irrigation infrastructure, fertilization, and eventually caring for the trees and harvesting the crop.

Response was overwhelming. The mango plantation sold out in June.

Now, this same group has put together a small plantation of a different fruit tree at the behest of one of their biggest U.S. buying groups. This developer sold more than 500 hectares of the mango plantation but intends to Continue reading


Plain Speaking About Overseas Agro-Investments

Plus: Rural Property In South America

Feb. 17, 2015
Montevideo, Uruguay

Dear Overseas Property Alert Reader,

I don’t know about you, but I’ve heard plenty about investing in agriculture lately. If fact, I’ve gotten so much information on agro-investing that I found myself starting to tune it out.

And that would be a mistake.

So instead, I’ve decided to break down the big picture so that I can simplify what’s out there and understand it better.

By applying the tried-and-true analytical processes that work so well for residential property investing, it’s easier to determine if agro-investing makes sense and to see what segments of the agro-market, if any, are right for you.

Agro-Investing Starts With A Simple Matter Of
Big-Picture Supply And Demand

The world’s population is exploding, while the available farmland is shrinking.

According to The Economist, the world will need to produce more food over the next 40 years than it has in the previous 10,000 combined. Meanwhile, sprawling cities are using up arable land, while the production of biofuels demands an ever-increasing share of the earth’s surface.

Rising incomes in developing countries are causing the people in those countries to demand a more substantial and varied diet. They want more meat, which in turn requires more grain to raise the livestock. Per-capita calorie consumption increased by 23% from 1966 to present, due in part to higher incomes in developing countries. Continue reading