Last spring, on a beautiful evening in Cabo, I swung by a special brokers event here in the 5-star Quivira Resort. You wouldn’t normally catch me anywhere near a crowd of brokers gathered for something like this. But this was a big deal...
On Thursday week, I leave Cabo for Europe. In the short- to medium-term, travel isn’t going to be straightforward, but as countries come out of lockdown it’s time to get my boots on the ground and assess our opportunities up close.
In February, I returned for the latest of my many trips to Nicaragua. I was there to take the pulse of the political crisis that blew up in 2018, which has been simmering away ever since. That was still a few weeks before COVID-19 lockdowns came into effect. Back then, Nicaragua still had just one Read more...: Half-a-Million Dollars Off…But There’s a Catch
Yesterday, I told you that in Nicaragua I’ve found breathtaking ocean-view lots for as low as $30,000…and bargain colonial homes in the $125,000 range. These aren’t hypothetical deals. They’re available right now. In February, I visited Nicaragua to scout them myself, and I was blown away by the bargains on offer. However, deals like these Read more...: These Crisis Deals Are Not For the Fainthearted…
Nearly 17 years ago I started scouting real estate for International Living. My first assignment, my first week in the job, was a trip to Nicaragua. My love affair with the country had begun… Nicaragua is a very special place for me. It’s where I go when I am burnt out from too much travel. Read more...: Why I Love Nicaragua
This crisis is a hydra-headed shutdown of the global economy. In some places it will be a sharp, short shock and then back to the races. In others it will spell carnage. I see big opportunities falling into three categories. Here are five places where I see the most compelling opportunities right now…
The current crisis is seeing what’s called a “flight to safety.” That means the big money gets pulled back into places perceived to be safer havens…like the U.S. dollar. As a result, we have a buying moment in places on an uptrend with potentially bright futures. In places like Brazil and Colombia we can buy Read more...: Flight to Safety and Our Buying Moment
If you were one of the Real Estate Trend Alert members who got in on our Santamar opportunity yesterday, congratulations! Allow me be to the first to welcome you to the neighborhood. As you know, along with the first wave of buyers, I bought last October. It was an opportunity I just couldn’t pass up. Read more...: A Feast of Bargain Italian Homes for Under $100K
A common saying among real estate investors is “You make your money when you buy, not when you sell.” This doesn’t mean that you won’t see a nice chunk of cash when you sell. That, of course, is the end goal. But the point is, if you buy into the right deal at the very Read more...: This Akumal Deal Locks in Serious Profit…From Day One
This Thursday, Real Estate Trend Alert (RETA) members will have the chance to buy steps from the beach from $174,800 and lock-in immediate gains. We’re taking our second-ever virtual Members-Only Scouting Trip where—if you are a RETA member—you can see for yourself what a stunning deal we have at Santamar in Akumal on the Riviera Read more...: A Killer RETA Deal…an Italian Bailout…and a French home for $100K