Albufeira: The Algarve’s Wild Card

Albufeira: The Algarve’s Wild Card

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December 18, 2020

After almost 14 years in Latin America…where I scouted highland towns in Ecuador…checked out coastal resorts in Chile…tried to chase down the next hot spot in the Caribbean…I’m in southern Europe, looking for a new base and any real estate opportunities I come across. I’m in Albufeira, on Portugal’s Algarve coast, as I write. Faro, Read more...: Albufeira: The Algarve’s Wild Card

The Upsides (and 2 Major Downsides) of Buying an Older Condo

The Upsides (and 2 Major Downsides) of Buying an Older Condo

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December 17, 2020

You’re looking at buying a condo in Latin America…perhaps in Panama City or in Medellín, Colombia. Your agent has shown you a brand-new, two-bed condo in a glitzy high-rise block. It’s got a gourmet kitchen and a spa-like master bathroom. But you know from your research that the older building right next door has two-bed Read more...: The Upsides (and 2 Major Downsides) of Buying an Older Condo

A Dead Easy Way to Buy a Cheap Home in France

A Dead Easy Way to Buy a Cheap Home in France

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December 14, 2020

I’m not a gambler. I like a sure thing. Especially when it comes to real estate investing. However, there are tantalizing deals out there for folks willing to accept some risk. One of the most intriguing of all are “vente en viager” deals found in France and Belgium. The term “viager” owes its origin to Read more...: A Dead Easy Way to Buy a Cheap Home in France

Why Our Riviera Maya Opportunities are Stronger Than Ever…

Why Our Riviera Maya Opportunities are Stronger Than Ever…

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December 11, 2020

When I first visited the Zona Dorada it wasn't much to look at—mostly empty lots protected by signage and advertising boarding. It's a tiny rectangle on the city's map—just five blocks by four. The location was key. It's in the heart of the city. Close to the beach and the hustle and bustle of fifth avenue, but away from the noise.

Zoom Town is Calling

Zoom Town is Calling

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December 10, 2020

But it's not all Zoom calls. I'm here in Tulum for some old-fashioned boots-on-the-ground scouting. I'm here to take the pulse of one of the fastest-growing markets on my beat, to sit down with developers, meet with architects, and take pitches.