Scouting trips are an important part of what I do. Boots on the ground is the single best way to identify true opportunity in overseas real estate. That’s why my team and I spend millions of dollars on travel and research. It’s why I continue to budget generously for scouting trips. Without putting boots on Read more...: Why Travel is Important for Real Estate Investing
Yesterday, I told you about a new town in Italy that is offering up homes for a euro. With all of these cheap homes, they are in need of a lot of TLC. The idea is to breathe life not only into the towns where these homes are located, but also into these wonderful old Read more...: Considering a Fixer-Upper Dream Home? Read This First
The Italy €1 homes bandwagon rolls on… For a some years now, small towns all around Italy have been luring real estate buyers with offers to buy homes there for the price of a cup of coffee. Last week, the town of Maenza became the first in Rome’s Latium region to start selling homes for Read more...: Are Italy’s €1 Homes Really a Good Deal?
This week, I’m packing up and hitting the road again. The last couple of months in Ireland have been incredible. I’ve hiked cliffs along the Wild Atlantic Way…traversed lush and dramatic islands…spent sunny days catching up with friends and family…and played some of the best golf the world has to offer… But I miss the Read more...: It’s Time to Hit the Road Again
Even a town you know well can serve up surprises… I’ve been coming to Puerto Vallarta on Mexico’s Pacific Coast since 2005. It’s stunningly beautiful. The verdant, jungle-clad mountains that drop dramatically—and steeply—down to the shore remind me a lot of Costa Rica. The glittering Bahia de Banderas, an expansive bay that fills the horizon, Read more...: Even Well-Known Towns Can Throw Up Surprises
The bustling beach town of Puerto Vallarta is stunningly beautiful… Verdant, jungle-covered mountains cascade dramatically to mile upon mile of golden-sand beaches and an expansive bay home to leaping humpback whales and frolicking dolphins… It’s an attractive, walkable town with world-class shopping, dining, and entertainment… As I told you last week, back in March, I Read more...: How Tattoos and Craft Beer Can Help You Find Profitable Real Estate
When I leave my luxury beach condo in Cabo each spring, after having spent another glorious winter in the warm Baja California sun, I hand my keys to my rental manager. Likewise, when I leave my other base on Portugal’s Silver Coast to spend time with family and friends in Ireland during the summer. What Read more...: Lock-and-Leave Condos Under $130,000
I’m on my way back to Portugal next week. After the reports my scout Eoin Bassett sent back from the historic hill towns in the Alentejo region…where he found farmhouses in need of renovation and couple of acres of land for under $100,000, as well as village homes for as little as €22,000 ($25,713)…I decided Read more...: “Old” Town…New Opportunity
In March, I put boots on the ground in Puerto Vallarta on Mexico’s Pacific coast. It’s a place I’ve been returning to since I set foot there for the first time in 2005. This bustling beach town is stunningly beautiful… Verdant, jungle-covered mountains cascade dramatically to mile upon mile of golden-sand beaches and an expansive Read more...: Our First Ever Deal in Puerto Vallarta
Last week, my scout Jason Holland was putting boots on the ground on Mexico’s Pacific coast. I sent him there to get an update on the market in Puerto Vallarta and to check out progress in the neighborhoods where I’ve identified the strongest opportunities for real estate investors. I’ll be discussing this in more detail Read more...: Bargains on the Pacific Coast?