Own a Dream “Fixer Upper” in Europe

Own a Dream “Fixer Upper” in Europe

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January 26, 2021

Have you ever dreamed of living in a medieval villa in Italy? How about a French cottage in a grassy glade…or a majestic chateau built by a prince? In hidden corners across Europe, you can find countless bargain properties just waiting to be rescued. I’m talking old, beautiful, and often quite substantial homes which are Read more...: Own a Dream “Fixer Upper” in Europe

A Quick Note From Stunning Chiapas, Mexico

A Quick Note From Stunning Chiapas, Mexico

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January 25, 2021

“Some people compare San Cristóbal de las Casas to San Miguel de Allende, but I think San Cristóbal is much nicer.” When scouting a new city, taxi drivers can be a good source of information… They’ll tell you where to find the best places to eat, the hidden gems the tourists miss, and they’ll talk Read more...: A Quick Note From Stunning Chiapas, Mexico

Invest Like An Insider And Unlock Incredible Gains

Invest Like An Insider And Unlock Incredible Gains

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January 22, 2021

A couple of days ago, I got a taste of what it’s like to be an ordinary real estate investor… By “ordinary,” I mean someone who isn’t plugged in. Someone who doesn’t have industry contacts. Or who doesn’t get any insider knowledge. Instead, all they see are the glossy advertisements battling for their attention. They Read more...: Invest Like An Insider And Unlock Incredible Gains

Why Real Estate Is The Single Best Asset

Why Real Estate Is The Single Best Asset

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January 21, 2021

The “greater fool” theory works like this… You invest in a stock, regardless of its long-term outlook, because in the short-term you believe that its value is set to rise. Why would it rise? Because a “greater fool” will be willing to pay even more. In a bull market, the greater fool theory holds up…to Read more...: Why Real Estate Is The Single Best Asset

My Real Estate Trip in Lagos, Portugal

My Real Estate Trip in Lagos, Portugal

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January 20, 2021

I was chased by a lunatic yesterday. Lunatic might not be the right word. A man with an obsession might be closer to the mark. One that he felt obliged to share with the world at large… “So much sexier now!” was what he first shouted at me. Heads turned, to see what floor show Read more...: My Real Estate Trip in Lagos, Portugal

Homes With Land for as Little as $98K

Homes With Land for as Little as $98K

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January 18, 2021

The rise of “Work From Home” is the number one thing on my list of big trends to watch and play in 2021. But here’s the thing… Work From Home is nothing new. In fact, it pre-dates the office…it pre-dates factories…it pre-dates industrialization. Before the spinning jenny kickstarted the industrial revolution in 1760, most technology Read more...: Homes With Land for as Little as $98K

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