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Bargain Homes With Pools Around the World

Bargain Homes With Pools Around the World

I’m very much a beach person. I love the sound of the waves crashing into the sand…an early morning walk along the beach clears my head and sets me up for the day ahead. And you’ve probably heard me say, when I’m looking for an overseas property for myself (in other words, not an investment Read more...: Bargain Homes With Pools Around the World

Bargains on France’s Mediterranean

Bargains on France’s Mediterranean

The air is cool inside the old winemaker’s house, a welcome break from the summer sun. The house has three floors. In total there are six bedrooms, and lots of what you’d call “character”—original floor tiles, heavy wooden doors and wrought-iron finishes. It also has a small shady garden in front making it perfect for Read more...: Bargains on France’s Mediterranean

How I Got it So Wrong on the Stock Market

How I Got it So Wrong on the Stock Market

The easiest money I ever made (and lost) was in the stock market. Here’s the story of my wild ride, and how I invest my money today… In 1999, when I was just 24-years-old and fresh out of university with a degree in finance, I found a “sure thing” investment. Ireland’s government-run telecommunications company Telecom Read more...: How I Got it So Wrong on the Stock Market

Notes from Costa Rica’s Secret Coast

Notes from Costa Rica’s Secret Coast

Last week, I spent two days scouting in northern Costa Rica, right at the border with Nicaragua. It’s unbelievably stunning. Lush, mountainous jungle spills down to a coastline of quiet bays and pristine Pacific beaches. I saw baby foxes, howler monkeys, colourful birds, and giant butterflies, all protected by a nature preserve. Everything feels neat, Read more...: Notes from Costa Rica’s Secret Coast

Bigger-Budget Historic French Homes

Bigger-Budget Historic French Homes

We all know that the housing market in the U.S. has gone crazy over the last 12 months. There has been a meteoric rise in prices…according to the National Association of Realtors, the median existing home price in September was up 13.3% from September 2020. And according to Goldman Sachs, in the next 15 months—through Read more...: Bigger-Budget Historic French Homes

Bargain Hunting on Portugal’s Silver Coast

Bargain Hunting on Portugal’s Silver Coast

“Don’t let yourself get attached to anything you are not willing to walk out on in 30 seconds flat if you feel the heat around the corner.” ―Robert De Niro in the film, Heat. Great advice if you’re a bank robber. Not so good for relationships. But for real estate investing…it’s gold. You should always Read more...: Bargain Hunting on Portugal’s Silver Coast

Podcast: The Biggest Trends in Real Estate

Podcast: The Biggest Trends in Real Estate

Bill Bonner is a man after my own heart. He’s a friend and the founding publisher of International Living (most of you will be familiar with IL, they have been the premier resource for living and retiring overseas for over 40 years). He travels the world nearly as much as I do, he bought a Read more...: Podcast: The Biggest Trends in Real Estate