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Five Tips for Surviving Your House Renovation

Many potential expats dream of living in a restored colonial home in Mexico. Once they move here, many expats do, in fact, make that dream a reality. They buy and restore a colonial property. Some of them even get addicted to the process and become “serial renovators”; they buy, renovate, and sell a property—then move on to the next one.

Your Alpine Ski Chalet for $94,000...Plus, Guaranteed Rental

Your Alpine Ski Chalet for $94,000…Plus, Guaranteed Rental

Worried about the credit crunch and having to cut back on your spending? Don’t let it stop you taking vacations—I’ve found a way for you to enjoy winter vacations…and make them pay for themselves.

Your Essential Real Estate Checklist

Buying in early into a quality development backed by a serious developer in a location poised for growth can lead to great returns. Just over four years ago I recommended beachfront lots on Nicaragua’s Pacific coast. The price then was $34,500. A similar lot listed this week for $249,000.

Buy a Home in Provence and Save $42,000

If the name Provence makes your heart soar but has your wallet diving for cover, I have some good news. I’ve found new property in the heart of this lavender-filled region that not only costs you less, but also brings you income in euros. And it’s just a few miles from the most prestigious vineyards of the south.

Your Chance to Buy the Last Condos on Fortaleza’s Boardwalk

As you know, my current investment strategy is to buy property in Fortaleza, on Brazil’s northeast coast. The market is hot, and the right type of project can sell out to locals within 24 hours. This is the right type of project. To get access to deals like this before they are released to the general public is key. Members of my Real Estate Trend Alert service have that access, and I have been able to use the leverage of our group’s buying power to negotiate special pricing and payment terms on members’ behalf.

My Lucrative Long-term Investment Plan

Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008 Read more about investing in overseas real estate in International Living Postcards—Saturday Edition Dear International Living Reader, This week I have already written about why, despite market turmoil, I’m still bullish on Fortaleza, and what I consider to be the best way to maximize your return on investment in this market […]

How to Lock Down a $100,000 Brazilian Condo for $750

Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008 Read more about Fortaleza, Brazil, in International Living Postcards—your daily escape Dear International Living Readers, As I told you yesterday, I am still extremely bullish on Fortaleza, even during the current global financial turmoil. On my recent scouting trip to Fortaleza, I looked at many different types of real estate investment […]

Use your IRA to finance your dream property overseas

Use your IRA to finance your dream property overseas

Today, more than ever, you need to consider international real estate as part of your investment and retirement planning. With credit tight at home and unavailable in many growth markets, you may have given up on this dream. But there’s a way to finance your new property in paradise…and you may not even know about it.

Your Home in a Wine Paradise for $36,000

Imagine waking up in your own cozy 18th-century house, looking out over a green patchwork of vineyards. You stroll down to the medieval square for an espresso and gaze down from the ramparts at the Loire river and its ever-changing banks. You buy lunch from the local market, choosing earthy cêpe mushrooms, tender lettuce, free range duck, and fresh creamy cheeses just right for your crusty baguette—and, of course, a bottle of your favorite wine, cost price from the producer.

How to Make Your Second Home in Mexico Pay for Itself

Monday, Oct. 27, 2008 Read more about Mexico in International Living Postcards—your daily escape Dear International Living Reader, If you’re not ready to move to Mexico permanently, then why not try it out for part of the year? You have absolutely nothing to lose. In some parts of Mexico, rentals stay in high demand for […]

How I Discovered the Best Beach in Panama

Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008 Get more information on beachfront property in Panama in International Living Postcards—your daily escape Dear International Living Reader, The Pacific beach area is the most developed stretch of coast in Panama. Here you will find a string of all-inclusive resorts, golf courses, large gated communities, and exclusive homes. The infrastructure is […]

IL Readers Get 10% off Bargain Real Estate

Limon, Costa Rica’s “forgotten province,” stretches the length of the Caribbean coast. Bad roads and lack of infrastructure meant that this area stayed under the radar. Developers focused entirely on the Pacific coast.

$100,000 Buys You a Big Oceanfront Condo on the Pacific

Friday, Oct. 17, 2008 Read more about Ecuador in International Living Postcards—your daily escape Dear International Living Reader, A decade ago, you could pick up a waterfront condo overlooking the Pacific Ocean for about $100,000 (or $100 per square foot) in a bustling, fast-growing city with great infrastructure: shopping malls, movie theaters, modern hospitals, fabulous […]

The Easy, Low-cost Way to Find Your Dream Home Overseas

Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008 Read more about foreign real estate in International Living Postcards—your daily escape Dear International Living Reader, I know a way you can get a taste of that new life overseas while someone else picks up the tab. Well, at least some of it. Pick a destination. Check out the property options…stroll […]

Own a 20-acre Ranch in Shakira’s Neighborhood for $58,000

Just a stone’s throw from Uruguay’s most popular beach resorts, you’ll find miles of wide, open space with rolling hills and stunning natural surroundings, where you can own a huge country estate for less than $25,000.

A Huge Home in Montevideo’s Liveliest Neighborhood for $160,000

Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008 Read more about Uruguay in International Living Postcards—your daily escape Dear International Living Reader, On my short walk to the gym, a waft of baking bread and pastries fills the air. As I pass the corner bar, Paseo de los Toros, I hear the sound of laughter, music, and clinking glasses. […]

Dear Ronan, You’re Nuts!

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008 Read more about investing in foreign real estate in International Living Postcards—your daily escape Hi Ronan, In every international real estate book I read it talks about buying off-plan. That seemed like the best way for me to go for buying a condo to live in and as an investment. However, […]

Spotlight on… Fortaleza, Brazil

Spotlight on… Fortaleza, Brazil

I have just returned from a scouting trip to Fortaleza on Brazil’s Northeast coast. I hadn’t been there in two months. A lot has happened in this short time.

Use your credit card to secure your apartment in Brazil

Use your credit card to secure your apartment in Brazil

I’m writing this month’s column from the proverbial tropical paradise. From my balcony table on the 17th floor, I look out at some of the most dazzling turquoise water and white fine sandy beaches that you’re ever likely to see. The palms are swaying, the Bossa Nova is romantic and the warm, the gentle ocean […]

Forget Beachfront…Farmland Is the Next Big Play

Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008 Read more about investing in real estate in International Living Postcards—Saturday Edition Dear International Living Reader, What does the supervisor of a Chinese contract manufacturing factory and a hybrid-driving socialite in L.A. have in common? A lot more than you might think. Both are driving a mega global trend…one that you […]

The dollar is alive and strong…in Ecuador

The dollar is alive and strong…in Ecuador

A four-course lunch of salad, soup, chicken with rice and veggies, dessert, and with beverage for $2. More long-stemmed fresh flowers than you can carry…just $2. For a measly buck get 30 oranges in the market, a cold beer in a bar, or a taxi ride anywhere in town. A gallon of gas is $1.40. And you can buy a brand-new condo for less than $50,000.

Is the Perfect Property out There?

Monday, Sept. 8, 2008 Read more about Mexico in International Living Postcards—your daily escape Dear International Living Reader, I wrote to you on Friday about a friend that was looking for an affordable home in Merida. To refresh your memory, she wants to be in the city’s Centro historic district and with enough space for […]

Over an Acre of Ocean View for $48,000

I recently went on a retreat in Rancho Santana, Nicaragua, with members of my Real Estate Trend Alert group. We met here to review the results of my July scouting trips to Berlin, Brazil, and Panama.

Spanish Investors in Ciudad Vieja

Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008 Read more about Uruguay in International Living Postcards—your daily escape Dear International Living Reader, There’s a lot to draw you to Ciudad Vieja, the historic center of Montevideo, Uruguay. Tango clubs, where the singing and dancing goes on until sunrise, will compete for your attention with the symphony performing at the […]

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Three Tips for Your Property Buy in a Maturing Market   Date: 08/13/2008 August 14, 2008 Campeche, Mexico Hola Mexico Insiders, I recently visited a popular beach resort town where I overheard some developers talking about the state-of-the-art construction and amenities they plan to use in their project. Their knowledge of exactly what U.S. and […]

Buy Berlin—With Strong Rental Yields and Prices Set to Rise

Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008 Read more about investing in overseas real estate in International Living Postcards —your daily escape Dear International Living Reader, I have been following the property market in Berlin for almost two years, and recently I went on a scouting trip to take a more serious look. While property prices across Europe […]

Bordeaux: Paris—Without the Label

If you like red wine, chances are you enjoy a drop of good Bordeaux. And if you like cities with a history, a laidback lifestyle, and drop-dead-gorgeous architecture, you won’t be able to resist the old port city where this wine was shipped from. And the good news is that property prices in Bordeaux are less than half those in the capital.

There’s Still Time to Make Big Profits in Panama City

Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008 Read more about investing in international real estate in International Living Postcards —Saturday Edition Dear International Living Reader, I have just returned from a 10-day trip to Panama, where I was speaking at IL’s Live and Invest in Panama conference. While I was there, I was keen to see if there […]

A colonial home with 17 bedrooms and two courtyards for $85,000 in Uruguay’s heartland

A colonial home with 17 bedrooms and two courtyards for $85,000 in Uruguay’s heartland

Colonial homes for less than $50,000…dinner out with wine for less than $25 dollars…low taxes, honest people, and safe, sycamore-lined streets. That’s what you’ll find when you leave the beaches and venture into Uruguay’s interior. Gone are the jet-set crowds, the highrises, and the hot investment property markets. But in their place you’ll find a wholesome lifestyle, low cost of living, and a side of Uruguay that’s a polar opposite to the famous seaside resorts.

Costa Rica’s “Forgotten Coast” Could Boom

Every day it seems like Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast attracts more visitors—not just tourists from other countries, but also Costa Ricans themselves. Restaurants, hotels, nightclubs, and beaches are all surprisingly busy at a time of year when the pace usually slows down. Other parts of Costa Rica are certainly getting their fair share of visitors, but the Caribbean coast—especially the southern part of it—is more popular than ever.

The Cheapest Homes in France’s Wine Country

One of France’s biggest draws is the food and wine. France tends to hold tight to tradition, both on the plate and in the glass, and there are thousands of wine appellations for you to work through. Some of the lesser-known French wines are made in the Loire valley, and I’ve been finding out how house prices downstream compare with those in my white wine village of Pouilly sur Loire.

Why Now Is the Time to Invest in Fortaleza…

Saturday, Aug. 9, 2008 Read more about Fortaleza, Brazil , in International Living Postcards —your daily escape Dear International Living Reader, As I’ve mentioned before, the state of Ceara—especially its capital, Fortaleza—is booming. But there was an obstacle preventing U.S. visitors from taking part in this action: a lack of direct flights from the U.S. […]

The Next Brazilian Hotspot…but Hurry

Saturday, Aug. 2, 2008 Read more about Fortaleza, Brazil, in International Living Postcards—your daily escape Dear International Living Reader, Cumbuco is my favorite little beach town along the northeast coast of Brazil. This was the place I came to relax and spend time on a free day during a recent 540-mile scouting mission. I have […]

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