Top Investments

The top investment opportunities from around the world…

At Overseas Property Alert we understand that not everyone wants to live or retire overseas. Some of our readers are more interested in diversifying their investment portfolio to include overseas opportunities. This page is where we share the latest news about international projects and our personal picks for the top investments around the world.

Our team offers several decades of research and investing our own money, and we believe that real estate and agriculture are some of the most secure investments available. No investment is guaranteed of course, but in general, real estate defies most challenges and people will always need to eat.

Sometimes an exciting investment has a short window of opportunity or a small number of available units and potential investors need to act quickly. Other times, we have enticed the developers to create additional offers, exclusively for our followers to make sure everyone has the chance to participate.

Real Estate Investment

Some of the top investments you’ll see featured here include real estate developments in locations such as Panama, Brazil, Northern Cyprus, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic. We’ll share stories about green living in Lisbon, Medellín, Ljubljana, Saint-Chinian, and the Cayo District. You can also learn how to establish a second residency or citizenship through real estate investment.

Since the real estate purchase process is different around the world, we strive to educate you about what to expect, the pitfalls to avoid, and how to protect your investment especially if you don’t live near the property you purchase. You’ll find insider information from other expats with their boots on the ground in many desirable locations and experts you can reach out to with questions.

Whether you are considering a beachfront property in a tourist destination for rental income returns, or a quiet place to visit occasionally and maybe use for full-time retirement down the road, or a quick turn on your investment dollar, we have you covered.

Agricultural Investments

On the agricultural front, some of our top investment suggestions include solar-powered hydroponic farming in Thailand, fruit orchards in Central America, timber forestry projects in Colombia and Panama, truffles in France and Spain, and new opportunities arising from post-pandemic businesses.

We continue to cover the world, looking for more investment opportunities to meet your needs and diverse options to help you build a solid investment portfolio.

Discover A Newly Emerging Market In Colonial Nicaragua

León's emerging real estate scene compliments its long-time colonial charm

Plus: Where To Invest In Paris Today | Canadian Pensions Abroad Properties in Nicaragua trade in U.S. dollars On my first trip to León, Nicaragua, I felt like I’d gone 50 years back in time since leaving Granada, just three hours down the highway. By 2004, Granada was already well discovered by expats, had a …

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Some Of Brazil’s Best Property Buys Are At The End Of This Bridge

Plus: Maceió…Are You Stupid? US$1=R$2.24 Brazilian reais Dear Overseas Property Alert reader, The Brazilian city of Natal is marked by its miles-long crescent beach, protected by a giant dune that shelters it from the onshore winds. The adjacent waters are calm, clear, warm, and fairly shallow. The cafes, restaurants, and nightlife are renowned throughout Europe …

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Chile Versus Colombia: Two Top Countries Compared

Beach in Santa Marta, Colombia

Two countries that rise to the top in any conversation about Latin America are Colombia and Chile. They both get high marks for their property markets, economic performance, lifestyles, and geographic diversity. Colombia and Chile share some common ground, but they’re different in many ways. Let’s compare these top two destinations head-to-head. The property markets …

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An easy investment that earns 6% to 9.4% in Panama City

Panama enjoys one of the world’s booming economies, with its role as the Americas’ business hub still rapidly expanding. I’m writing to you today about an opportunity to make a property investment in Panama City, with an increasing forecast yield of 6% to 9.4%. The developer is also offering a couple of financing options and …

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Rental Properties: A hassle-free income or a stressful nightmare

Rental Properties In Medellin, Colombia

Plus: Where investment yield properties can establish residency June 3, 2014 Medellín, Colombia Operating a rental property abroad can provide you with a nice income stream—perhaps a non-dollar income stream—with little hassle on your part. But it can also be a stressful experience that brings headaches and disappointing yields. And there’s one major factor that …

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Four investment options in this expanding market

US$1=1,904 Colombian pesos Dear Overseas Property Alert reader, Capital gains of 10%…rental income of another 6%…and developer co-investment returns of up to 22% annually. These are the numbers that caught my attention for this property in Bogota. Let me give you the details. Colombia is the third largest economy in Latin America, after Brazil and …

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Prelaunch offer with 0% financing on the Riviera Maya

Plus: Can I live here for US$730 per month? All properties in this article are priced in U.S. dollars. I’m writing today to tell you about a limited-inventory opportunity that just came onto the market. If you’re interested, you can save up to 25% (as much as US$30,000) as an Overseas Property Alert reader—if you’re …

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Multiply your purchasing power with a Self-Directed 401k

In 2012, I purchased an income property in Medellín. It’s a two-story condo on the 17th and 18th floors of a new building on Medellín’s Golden Mile. Since closing, it’s generated around US$1,900 per month…about 8.5%. That same year, I invested in a foreign stock exchange, opened accounts in foreign currencies, and even opened a …

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Surf, sunsets, and sea breezes on Panama’s most beautiful stretch of Pacific coastline

April 22, 2014 Panama City, Panama US$1 = 1 Panamanian Balboa (fixed) Dear Overseas Property Alert reader, “Lot #6…it’s the best one on the property.” That’s what I said to myself as I watched the pile of grilled chicken breasts and spareribs disappear from the flaming barbecue grill at our hilltop lookout. As the sun …

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