Own Ocean-View Lots in Costa Rica

It’s another stunning day here in Lagos. As I write, it’s about 10.30 a.m. and I’m about to move inside before the morning sun becomes too bright… Boy is that a complaint I like to have… I’m here in Lagos meeting developers, bankers, lawyers, and connected locals, working on an exclusive deal for members of Read more...: Own Ocean-View Lots in Costa Rica

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

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

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

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

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