Investing Fundamentals

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8 Things To Look For When Choosing A Property Manager

“How are your tenants?” I asked my uncle, Jerry, over Sunday dinner. “Great,” he replied. “They’ll be leaving soon, and the house will be cleaner …

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The Pros And Cons Of Living In An Area With High Tourism

Two years ago, we moved our four kids to school in Tramore, a coastal town in Ireland’s “sunny southeast” (which I introduced you to last …

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10 Questions You Must Ask Before Buying Property Overseas

They must have looked so alluring on paper… Luxury villas next to the golf course at Quinta do Lago—one of the Algarve’s premier resorts… each …

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5 Important Tips For Investors Buying Overseas Real Estate

If you’re just starting to explore overseas investments, you are probably intrigued by the possibilities. You may be drawn to affordable oceanfront properties or vibrant …

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Where You Should Live Overseas To Avoid Climate Change

It’s in the news almost daily… it’s a common topic of conversation… important groups are studying it… But what does climate change mean to someone …

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The Ultimate Plan B: Our Experts Talk Doomsday Scenarios

Most of us don’t want to think about a possible End of Days situation. With global climate change, political unrest, and general hostilities on the …

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Haunted Houses, Hornets, And Other Overseas Horror Stories

I love Halloween. From creative costumes to children trick-or-treating, Halloween is a fun time of year. After moving overseas, I learned that it’s celebrated in …

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What Fees And Transaction Costs Go Into Buying Real Estate?

OK, before you roll your eyes and yawn, I fully understand that an article about transaction costs is not sexy. However, if you want to …

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Some Helpful Tips Before You Buy Real Estate In Portugal

While I feel very lucky to wake up in my new Portuguese home, it took more than good luck to get me here. It was …

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Fake News or Fact? 24% Rental Returns In Medellín, Colombia

The World Wide Web is full of amazing stories. The challenge is to determine the real stories from the fake or misleading news. Recently, while …

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Corporate Structures For Overseas Real Estate: Part 2

Last week I posed the question of which corporate structure you should create to hold foreign property. I started by suggesting you might not need …

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Corporate Structures For Overseas Real Estate: Part 1

When determining the most beneficial legal structure to use for buying and holding overseas property, you should consider several factors. In fact, the first question …

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