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What’s Up With Mangos? Long-Term, High-Return Investment

mangos on a tree

As I write this week’s edition, I’m cruising through the Panama Canal and around the Caribbean Sea. I’ve been dining on exotic, sumptuous delicacies while watching the Pacific Ocean, the canal, and several tropical islands pass by my ship. I’ll also be celebrating Thanksgiving at sea this week. Since moving overseas, this holiday is no …

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Dream Homes That Will Have You Sold On Northern Cyprus

Ever dream of living on a quiet island in the middle of the Mediterranean? Not many places still offer this dream lifestyle, but I can tell you about one that’s dear to me—Northern Cyprus. Officially called the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, this state occupies the northeastern portion of the island of Cyprus, which is …

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New Independent Living Project On Portugal’s Algarve Coast

Representation of architectural plans for a living facility in Portugal

With the cost of retirement communities skyrocketing in the States and Canada, many vibrant retirees are looking outside their home countries for alternative places to bask in the sun and enjoy a cultural yet modern lifestyle. Capitalizing on this growing market of baby boomers, a savvy developer in Portugal has launched the Algarve’s first coastal …

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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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14 Important Items To Confirm Before Buying Property Abroad

checklist for buying real estate overseas

Last week, we talked about the need to rebalance our investments in the U.S. markets by diversifying abroad. And the logical follow-on to that discussion is a word on how to get started. I’ve bought a number of overseas properties—both for personal use and as investments—and I find that evaluation of a potential property always …

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Avoid Recession By Investing In An Overseas Property Portfolio

investing overseas poker game

I’ve often been told that stock market investing is little more than gambling. And the way some people approach the stock market, this can be true. Some investors seek genuine, long-term value and do a lot of research before buying. Others—the gamblers—quickly move money around in accordance with trends, momentum, and news flashes. Both types …

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3 Popular Seaside Towns In Mexico Within Driving Distance Of U.S.

Seaside Towns In Mexico

The most valuable convenience you can hope for when purchasing a home abroad is the ability to load up the car and drive to it… it’s one of Mexico’s biggest advantages. Today we’re going to look at three popular spots on the Sea of Cortez, all within a day’s drive of the U.S. border: Puerto …

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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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Guarujá, Brazil: A Laid-Back Beach Town With Relaxed Property Prices

Guarujá Brazil

A Tale Of Two Cities, Part 2: Guarujá Last week we visited Santos on the coast of the state of São Paulo in Brazil. Just across the estuary from Santos lies Guarujá. Though only four minutes from Santos by balsa (ferry), Guarujá is quite different in many respects. Whereas Santos bustles, Guarujá is more of …

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