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Acquiring A Second Residency Through Property Investment

A woman sits on the steps of a house in Cartagena, Colombia.

On Aug. 7, 1974, Frenchman Philippe Petit made headlines when, in the space of 45 minutes, he crossed four times between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. And, he didn’t just walk—the 24-year-old high-wire artist danced and lay down on the wire, too, balance pole in hand. Whether you look on it as …

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5 Of The Top Countries With An Established Expat Community

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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 they can be applied to help us survive the challenges of 21st-century life. The book has many takeaways. But it was the chapter on Epicurus that made me think of …

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In Perfect Harmony: Enjoy The Best Of 2 Worlds In Checa, Ecuador

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City living is not for everyone. The noise, traffic, pollution, and crowds you find in a typical big city is just overwhelming for some people. Before I moved to Medellín, Colombia (population 3.5 million), I lived for 23 years in a town with only 4,000 residents. The nearest large city, with big box stores, multiple …

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4 Amazing Properties In The Seaside Town Of Salinas, Ecuador

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In 2013, I visited Ecuador during my personal search for an overseas home. After attending the Live and Invest Overseas Ecuador Conference in Guayaquil, my husband and I ventured inland, over the Andes Mountains, to Cuenca. Cuenca was (and is still today) the hot spot for expat living—approximately 6,000 expats residing in a town of …

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5 Countries Where A Property Buy Can Lead To Residency

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Buying a property overseas opens up an exciting new way of life. And it’s always a good way to diversify your geopolitical footprint as well as your financial holdings. But one of the biggest benefits of buying abroad is the possibility of obtaining residency in a foreign country. It gives us another place that, when …

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