The Mainstream Media Have It Wrong About Real Estate

Don’t believe everything you read in the news… These days, such a statement is so self-evident it verges on banal. But every now and again, I’m reminded why it’s so important. For instance, if you were to believe a recent article in The New York Times, you’d think that a home near the water in Read more...: The Mainstream Media Have It Wrong About Real Estate

Your Election Survival Pack

Shops are boarding up their windows, authorities are readying their defences against mass violence, and an “anti-climb” wall is being built around the White House. This isn’t an invasion, it’s the U.S. presidential election. But unlike any other we’ve seen… Pandemic…protests…it’s been a turbulent year. On Wall Street, traders are extremely nervous. With “buy the Read more...: Your Election Survival Pack

Could This Be the End of the Golden Visa?

The window to get a European Golden Visa could be closing. To remind you, a “Golden Visa” is a path to full time residency through investment, which allows folks to gain residency, and sometimes citizenship, through purchasing real estate or other assets within a country. Real Estate Trend Alert members have successfully used Golden Visas Read more...: Could This Be the End of the Golden Visa?

Why are French Homes so Cheap?

Forget Paris, the French want to move to rural France for peace, fresh air, and la France profonde. At least according to one survey. An overwhelming 81% of respondents said they preferred the countryside, which they associate with a higher quality of life, calm, nature surroundings, less pollution, and a lower cost of living. Only Read more...: Why are French Homes so Cheap?

How COVID-19 Has Become A Trend Accelerator

The grass was nearly up to my chest… The pool was grotty, with thick, green algae forming on the bottom. But then, I figure a landscaper could have the place looking great in short order. And on Portugal’s Silver Coast, that would cost you just a couple of hundred bucks. This is just one of Read more...: How COVID-19 Has Become A Trend Accelerator

The Pandemic That Changed Real Estate Forever

The 1918 pandemic, also known as the Spanish flu, had a profound influence on real estate. It was a time before antimicrobial drugs, when homes were dark, stuffy, and overcrowded—the perfect conditions for the influenza to flourish. By the time it ran its course, an estimated 17 to 50 million people had died. The collective Read more...: The Pandemic That Changed Real Estate Forever