Europe

The Old World boasts famous property regions and a developed market…

Property Q And A With Lee Harrison

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“I’ll Assume You Have No Clue…” Readers Speak Out Aug. 25, 2015 Medellín, Colombia Dear Overseas Property Alert Reader, As of today, I have 99 pages of reader questions—of which, some 40 are unanswered. So I’m going to hand this issue over to the readers of Overseas Property Alert. This is a good way to …

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Portugal’s Algarve Versus Spain’s Costa Del Sol—Finding The Best Value

Algarve rock - coast in Portugal

Plus: The Path Of Progress In Tulum April 7, 2015 Algarve, Portugal €1=US$1.08 Dear Overseas Property Alert Reader, When it comes to sun, sea, and sand, southern Europe offers two attractive options on its warm, southern coastline that are known throughout the world—Portugal’s Algarve and Spain’s Costa del Sol. Each share a similar history of …

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The Real Story On The Ground On Spain’s Costa Del Sol

costa del sol - travel destination

Plus: “Let’s See Some Real Examples Of These High Rental Returns.” Feb. 24, 2015 Marbella, Spain 1 euro=US$1.14 Dear Overseas Property Alert Reader, Sumptuous Marbella, nestled on Spain’s southern Mediterranean coast, has long been a draw for moneyed expats. However, the collapse in the Iberian nation’s real estate market has brought prices back into the …

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Market Update For Barcelona: Spain’s Premier Destination

The Ramblas de Pouble Nou, leading down to the seafront, are lined by apartments sought after by tourists

Plus: Scouting Almuñécar, Spain | Looking For Four Seasons Barcelona is a dream location, not just for the 1.6 million locals but clearly for the tourists and business visitors who flock there by the millions each year. Property prices are perking up, and property investors’ attention is refocusing on Spain. As you’ll see, now is …

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Bargain Deals In Spain’s Energetic Capital

Great food, art, and architecture: An energy second to none

Plus: Headed To Argentina There’s something unique about Madrid. If you were to read about the Spanish capital, you might think it was its fascinating architecture—a glorious mix of medieval mansions, glistening palaces, and daring contemporary Spanish structures. But that’s not it. Nor is it Madrid’s artistic pedigree that lays claim to be its biggest …

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High Living And High Growth On Spain’s Island Paradise

High Living And High Growth On Spain's Island Paradise

Plus: Taxes On Rental Income In Spain Lately, I’ve been keeping a close eye on Spain, and although it’s been a long time coming, I believe the Iberian nation is now on the precipice of a dramatic recovery. Spain’s real estate market—a long-time favorite for retirees, expats, and overseas investors—is set to burst out of …

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Return Of The Iberian Giant—Spain Poised For Recovery

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Plus: Long-term Rentals In Cuenca | More On The Nicaragua Canal After the death of dictator General Franco in 1975, Spain quickly rose to become the number one destination of choice for Europe’s sun-seeking vacationers and expats. From flamenco to fiestas, Spain is one of the most culturally rich nations in Europe. Its language, food, …

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An Undiscovered Part Of Italy With Excellent Property Prices

This beautiful countryside hides Italy’s best values

Plus: What Happened To Europe? Like the rest of Italy, Abruzzo has history, art, and delicious cuisine, as well as beautiful scenery that will change with the seasons. But because this region remains relatively unknown, prices are lower than in many parts of the country, which makes Abruzzo one of the best values in Europe …

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