Past dispatches organized by world region…
Aerial view of Santos city, county seat of Baixada Santista, on the coast of Sao Paulo state, Brazil

Santos: Brazil’s Bustling Island City With Gardens Galore

A Tale of Two Cities, Part 1: Santos Likely you’ve never heard of Santos. Almost certainly you’ve never heard of her sister city across the …

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A wide view of the beach of Guaruja in the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo.

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

A Tale Of Two Cities, Part 2: Guarujá Just across the estuary from Santos lies Guarujá. Though only four minutes from Santos by balsa (ferry), …

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A church in Vilcabamba, Ecuador

Why Loja Is Ecuador’s Hidden Gem For Living Like A Local

Loja: Ecuador As It Was Before The Gringo Invasion Loja, Ecuador , is the object of my most remarkable failed prediction. In fact, two failed …

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Hosteria Andaluza, Ecuador

Tips On How To Buy Property Overseas

A number of years ago, I bought a terrific property in Vilcabamba, Ecuador, from a friend. It was a good-sized parcel of land with a …

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A beautiful beach in Malta

Regain Your Privacy: Top 5 Countries For Off-Grid Living

Over a decade ago, when my husband and I bought our home in Waterford, Ireland, we never gave much thought to privacy. That all changed …

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Colorful large group of unrecognizable people blurred in front of Paris Eiffel Tower at evening

Pros And Cons Of Living In A Tourist Area

After living for six years in Punta del Este, Uruguay, I swore to myself that I’d never, ever live in a tourist area again. Never. …

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Porto, Portugal.

Where Can You Find The Best Value On Your Retirement Home?

As U.S. Property Overheats, Here Are The Top 6 Places To Go… We’re in a frothy situation… Right now, the United States is one of …

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Tropical white beach house surrounded by palm trees on the island Koh Kood, Thailand.

Avoid Unpleasant Surprises With Inheritance Laws Abroad

What Happens To Your Overseas Property If You Die Before Selling? Before you buy property in any country overseas, you need to understand the local …

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Skiline of El Poblado, Medellín, Colombia

A Rental Market Overview Of Medellín’s Top Neighborhoods

Discoverig Medellín’s Top Neighborhoods While enduring several complete lock-down situations here in Medellín, the real estate market struggled in 2020. As the world gradually opens …

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montpellier in france

8 Overseas Options Where You Can Work From Home

If you could take your work anywhere, where would you go? One thing this pandemic has shown us is how so much of our business …

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montmatre street paris

How And Where COVID-19 Is Creating Real Estate Opportunity

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 …

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Expat bbq

5 Of The Top Countries With An Established Expat Community

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 …

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