Lagos: Week Three of My Portugal Scouting Trip

Lagos: Week Three of My Portugal Scouting Trip

Greetings from Lagos on Portugal’s Algarve, and week three of my month-long scouting trip. I’m here in Portugal to put boots on the ground and find double-your-money RETA opportunities. I’m here to find a base for myself. And as with anywhere I travel, I’m on the lookout for overlooked bargain homes we can snag for Read more...: Lagos: Week Three of My Portugal Scouting Trip

Cut Your Property Tax by 75% or More

Cut Your Property Tax by 75% or More

This week I’ve been discussing those overlooked costs that can eat into your real estate investment if you don’t buy right. I’m talking about holding costs: property taxes, HOA (homeowner association) or condo fees, insurance, and utilities. In parts of North America, these expenses can amount to the cost of a mortgage. Find the right Read more...: Cut Your Property Tax by 75% or More

The Overlooked Value in European Real Estate

The Overlooked Value in European Real Estate

I’ve gone sale agreed on a home on Portugal’s Silver Coast. The condo I’ve locked down is as close to true beachfront as you can get in Portugal. It’s on a stunning stretch of Atlantic coast. A contender with anything you’ll find in Malibu, Pebble Beach, Dubai, or the Bahamas. But I’m paying just a Read more...: The Overlooked Value in European Real Estate

Scouting Portugal’s Stunning Silver Coast

Scouting Portugal’s Stunning Silver Coast

I’ve just bought a home! Well, not quite…I’ve gone sale agreed on a condo and I’m now going through the due diligence and mortgage process. This has been an unexpected start to my Portugal scouting trip, and I’ve only just finished the first leg. For the past six days, I’ve been scouting Portugal’s stunning Silver Read more...: Scouting Portugal’s Stunning Silver Coast

Bigger Isn’t Always Better In The Short-term Rental Market

Bigger Isn’t Always Better In The Short-term Rental Market

In fact, one study found that U.S. homes are a good 600 to 800 square feet larger than homes in most other countries. There’s nothing wrong with that. More space is generally a good thing when you’re buying a home for personal use. Go with what your heart desires and your wallet can stretch to. Read more...: Bigger Isn’t Always Better In The Short-term Rental Market

Huge Profits…Steps from a White-Sand Beach

Huge Profits…Steps from a White-Sand Beach

It’s all only an elevator ride away… Step outside and soft sand hugs your feet. In front of you, the vast Pacific Ocean laps gently against the shore… You can spend the day here just relaxing on the beach, or you can enjoy the luxury spa, state-of-the-art gym, superb pool, beach club…gourmet restaurants…the choice is Read more...: Huge Profits…Steps from a White-Sand Beach

Gains of $145,700 on Beachfront in Playa Caracol

Gains of $145,700 on Beachfront in Playa Caracol

Real Estate Trend Alert is a unique sort of group. Different from all others. We’re investors, but we don’t pool our money. We don’t analyze stocks or bonds. And we don’t care much what happens on Wall Street. We are all about making big money in overseas real estate using our collective buying power and Read more...: Gains of $145,700 on Beachfront in Playa Caracol