Three Things I Miss About Panama

Three Things I Miss About Panama

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January 15, 2021

After more than a decade in Panama, I’m back in Europe, looking for a new base. I still love Panama. The reasons why I chose it as a base back in 2007 are still the same. It’s an amazing, internationalized destination, with a lively and fun capital city, a global perspective and a strategic location Read more...: Three Things I Miss About Panama

A Simple “Plug and Play” Deal in Panama

A Simple “Plug and Play” Deal in Panama

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January 14, 2021

“The stock market is now a “fully-fledged epic bubble.” That’s according to iconic investor Jeremy Grantham. In a note to investors last week, Grantham warned that, “This event will be recorded as one of the great bubbles of financial history, right along with the South Sea bubble, 1929, and 2000.” I’m not a stock investor. Read more...: A Simple “Plug and Play” Deal in Panama

Is Owning Real Estate Overseas Crazy?

Is Owning Real Estate Overseas Crazy?

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January 13, 2021

As I write, Real Estate Trend Alert members are getting the chance to act on a killer new deal… Totally turn-key two-bedroom condos in a luxurious, amenity-rich community a short stroll from my favourite stretch of beach in Panama for just $137,000. The value of the furniture package is $17,000…factor that in and the price Read more...: Is Owning Real Estate Overseas Crazy?

Snowbird Boltholes From $67.5K

Snowbird Boltholes From $67.5K

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January 11, 2021

Each year millions of Americans and Canadians flock from cold northern climes to sunny southern shores to ride out the winter. They go to “snowbird escapes” near Pacific and Caribbean beaches, where weather is warmer, there are laidback communities of friendly locals and expats, and living costs that won’t break the bank. Places where you Read more...: Snowbird Boltholes From $67.5K

A Ghost from the Past in Albufeira, Portugal

A Ghost from the Past in Albufeira, Portugal

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January 8, 2021

I came across this old building in Albufeira on a walk a few days ago. It’s got a plaque high up on the left that says Chalet Santa Rita 1938. It’s a beautiful building, but it’s empty, a ghost of the past. It’s sandwiched awkwardly between two big hotels, and its history seems to be Read more...: A Ghost from the Past in Albufeira, Portugal

Escape to Your Own Overseas Playground

Escape to Your Own Overseas Playground

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January 7, 2021

Previously, I spoke to you about places to get residence and a second passport overseas. I discussed getting residence through real estate investment and spots where you can cut your taxes. Finding the right overseas residence is one of the first steps in creating your plan B. It’s a key factor in determining where to Read more...: Escape to Your Own Overseas Playground

Make This The Year Of Freedom

Make This The Year Of Freedom

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January 6, 2021

If you haven’t yet picked your New Year’s resolution for 2021, here’s a suggestion… Make this the “year of freedom…” The year of financial freedom, freedom to travel, freedom from taxes, freedom from restrictions… It might sound ambitious, but in a moment I’ll explain how you can make it all happen. Right now, the travel Read more...: Make This The Year Of Freedom

Homes With History for Less Than You Think

Homes With History for Less Than You Think

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January 4, 2021

Now is a great time to pick up a home in Europe…no matter what your budget. Think historic stone homes in time-worn villages for under $40,000…rambling old mansions with acres of land for less than $150,000…ocean-view cottages…lock-and-leave apartments… For years, migration from the countryside to the cities, and overseas, has left a glut of character Read more...: Homes With History for Less Than You Think

A New Year…and a Flood of New Deals

A New Year…and a Flood of New Deals

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January 3, 2021

My belly is full. My body is rested. I’m ready for an incredible 2021… I’ve spent the last couple of days celebrating the New Year with my in-laws. They’re Mexican-Japanese and their tradition is heavily set around food. They’ve been preparing for weeks, with scouting trips to Guadalajara in search of just the right ingredients. Read more...: A New Year…and a Flood of New Deals

Why I’m Not Buying in My Favorite Vacation Destination

Why I’m Not Buying in My Favorite Vacation Destination

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December 23, 2020

St. Andrews, on Scotland’s east coast, has been a pilgrimage site for over 1,000 years. It was once so busy with pilgrims, the town had potential to be a “Second Rome.” Legend has it the holy bones of Saint Andrew (an apostle of Jesus) were brought to the town long, long ago. Today it’s famous Read more...: Why I’m Not Buying in My Favorite Vacation Destination