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5 Things You Need To Know About Your Overseas Real Estate Agent

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Plus: Mortgages In Uruguay “Imagine yourself sitting on this veranda each afternoon,” said my real estate agent, “watching the sun sink into the horizon straight out there. The orientation of this unit couldn’t be better.” I glanced down at my compass—something I always carry when looking at real estate—and saw we were facing south. That …

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How To Play The Declining Canadian Dollar

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Plus: Best Place For Golf And Renovating A Property Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past several months, you’re probably aware that the U.S. dollar is doing quite well. This has caused overseas property buyers to spring into action, seeking currency bargains in places like Colombia, Chile, Europe, and Mexico. But what …

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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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Why Real Estate Is The Greatest Global Asset Protection Tool

Why Real Estate Is The Greatest Global Asset Protection Tool

Plus: Options For Financing Abroad I missed out on the Great Recession. In fact, since I moved abroad in 2001, those recession years actually produced my highest income. My home in Punta del Este, Uruguay, jumped in value during the U.S. housing crash, as did our beach house in Brazil. My Brazilian reais jumped almost …

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Get The Most From Your Overseas Rental Property

Plus: Make Sure You Don’t Retain A State Tax Burden Abroad June 23, 2015 Medellín, Colombia Dear Overseas Property Alert Reader, You’ve been hearing a lot about rental returns lately. Over the past few years, it’s where property investors have been putting most of their attention. And along with this investment shift (from capital gains …

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