Property Regions

Past dispatches organized by world region…

How And Where COVID-19 Is Creating Real Estate Opportunity

montmatre street paris

The global shutdown in response to the coronavirus pandemic is going to have big effects on real estate markets worldwide. However, the situation we’re about to see play out will not be the same as what we witnessed in the wake of the 2008/2009 global real estate crash when some countries—Spain, Ireland, and Costa Rica, …

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5 Of The Top Countries With An Established Expat Community

Expat bbq

I’m most of the way through Alain De Botton’s “The Consolations Of Philosophy.” It’s an entertaining collection of teachings from the ancient greats… and how they can be applied to help us survive the challenges of 21st-century life. The book has many takeaways. But it was the chapter on Epicurus that made me think of …

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ROC: Where Property Deals And Retirement Dreams Meet

Beautiful Lake House

As I write this week’s edition, it’s the day after our spectacular Retire Overseas Conference, and I’m exhausted. This year’s event took place in vibrant, sparkling, crazy Las Vegas. My head is still reeling from the lights, bells, crowds, and energy of this city like no other. I didn’t see much of Las Vegas because …

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5 Countries Where A Property Buy Can Lead To Residency

Residency via Proerty

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 country. It gives us another place that, when …

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Why Laureles Is One Of Medellin’s Top Property Markets

laureles medellin colombia

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 equally desirable (and less expensive) areas that are …

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Today’s Top Markets For Maximizing Your Declining Dollar Discount

Discounted Foreign Property Markets

The U.S. dollar came to life in 2014, after years in the doldrums. It gained dramatically against many of the world’s currencies, creating a buying opportunity for dollar-holders that was unprecedented in recent memory. Those of us in the property investment business sent out weekly tirades, urging readers to take advantage of the buying opportunity… …

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