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Avoid Unpleasant Surprises With Inheritance Laws Abroad

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Plus: Sorry… Ecuador Is Now Full June 2, 2015 Medellín, Colombia Dear Overseas Property Alert Reader, Back in 2005, my friend Della was living the dream in Ecuador, with Alan, her husband of 31 years. By 2008, she was unexpectedly sharing ownership of her dream home with three adult stepchildren. And it happened for an …

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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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Why we hate gated communities…or do we?

March 25, 2014 Medellín, Colombia Dear Overseas Property Alert Reader, “No gringo communities for me… I’m going to be part of the local culture.” “I’m not the gated community type of person…” Every year, I speak with hundreds of potential expats at events, and I get thousands of emails from people considering moving abroad. Most …

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