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Top Countries Where U.S. Dollars Get You A Big Discount

cartagena old town

If you’re holding U.S. dollars, 2019 is the best year I’ve seen in a long time for harnessing the dollar’s power abroad. The dollar’s current strength is creating some amazing bargains in countries that trade properties in their local currency. I call this temporary distortion a “currency discount,” and it’s a metric that I watch …

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3 Top Coastal Colonial Cities Offering Fun, Sun, And Property

Colonial Style Buildings in the Coastal City of Olinda Brazil

Most of us think of colonial cities as being situated in the highlands… not on the ocean. In fact, when we talk about various lifestyles in Latin America, we often discuss colonial city living and the beach lifestyle as if it were necessary to choose between the two. But the truth is that you can …

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How Chile’s Accord With China Is A Big Win For Viña Del Mar

Viña del mar, Chile

Plus: “Can I Double My Money Using Exchange Rates?” Prediction: Chile will soon see big dividends paid to its #1 tourist destination thanks to its standing as China’s closest Latin American ally. –L.H. For many countries 2016 was a disappointing year. Generally speaking, a number of stable democracies showed real signs of instability and uncertainty …

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Enjoy the high season while earning income in the off season

The beach and Marina in Salinas draw visitors all year

Plus: “I’d Be Bored To Death In A Beach Resort” April 21, 2015 Medellín, Colombia Dear Overseas Property Alert Reader, I have a continuing dilemma when it comes to part-year residences. My goal—like anyone’s—is to have a property I can use for part of the year, while renting it out during the rest of the …

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Rental Returns In Excess Of 9% In Santiago

Plus: Where To Invest In Belize Feb. 10, 2015 Santiago, Chile US$1=626 Chilean pesos Dear Overseas Property Alert Reader, Rental returns matter to everyone. And if they don’t, they should. Investors want a fair return on their money, second-home owners frequently want to rent their properties out while they’re away, and even those who live …

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A South American “San Francisco” On Chile’s Central Coast

The views from the hills of Valparaíso are unbeatable

Plus: “Let’s Hear More On Some US$50K Properties!” Jan. 6, 2015 Valparaíso, Chile US$1=614 Chilean pesos Dear Overseas Property Alert Reader, I’m writing again this week from the coast of Chile. The early summer, Pacific-moderated temperatures are just about perfect, as they were two weeks ago when I wrote from nearby Viña del Mar. But …

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