Close to two decades ago, when I was not long out of college, I started my real estate investment career. For me, real estate had a lot of benefits that other investment types just couldn’t match. Unlike stocks or bonds, it was an asset that you could touch, see, and enjoy; unlike something like precious metals or jewels...
The Great Recession started in December 2007. Over the next few years millions of folks lost their jobs and homes. The boom went bust. The housing market crashed.
In today’s fast-paced world, some 7.6 billion of us scurry about, trying to make a living and get ahead…looking for technologies and discoveries that may improve our lives…make the world a better place…and make us some money...
In this month’s edition of Real Estate Trend Alert Insider, exclusive to RETA Lifetime members, Ronan talks to his key contact in Los Cabos, Mexico, Proto Pena. Proto is the man behind Ventanas, Cabo del Mar and is one of the most insightful and intelligent developers here, placing a strong emphasis on community.
In this month’s edition of Real Estate Trend Alert Insider, exclusive to RETA Lifetime members, Ronan talks to his key Panama contact, Alfredo Aleman, one of Panama City’s most influential and experienced developers.
Flick open my passport and you'll find stamps from countries all over the world. Look a bit closer and there's one country stamp that's in there more than any other...and that's Mexico. I've spent a lot of time scouting real estate in Mexico because of the real estate opportunities it offers. Here are three different destinations in Mexico that are on my radar right now.
In the February edition of Real Estate Trend Alert Insider, Ronan chats to his contact on the ground in the Caribbean beach town of Placencia, Boris Mannsfeld. Boris talks about his past investments here, how he has profited, and how he intends on investing here in the future.
In this Real Estate Trend Alert Insider podcast, exclusive to you as a Lifetime RETA member, I talk to Jordan Clark, my contact on the ground in Northern Nicaragua, about some of the best and strongest deals that are presenting themselves in Northern Nicaragua right now. That includes one deal Jordan expects to make absurd Read more...: Real Estate Trend Alert Insider Podcast: The Strongest Deals in Northern Nicaragua
On my international real estate beat I look for two things: Capital appreciation and strong rental income. Some locations will offer appreciation potential, others the income. Only in a rare place at a unique moment does an opportunity tick both boxes.
I recently caught up with my contacts from Northeast Brazil, Daniel and Hanna Neves. We talked over how some of the opportunities members of our group have bought are working out—like getting a year’s worth of rent in just one month in the landscape and beach class condos we bought in 2009 and 2010 on top of strong appreciation. And, the rise in values in my recent recommendation of Fazenda Imperial.