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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

A Winter Wonder Land From $46K

A Winter Wonder Land From $46K

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December 22, 2020

If you want to stay in Santa Claus Village in Lapland over Christmas week it will set you back as much as €1,813. That’s the going rate for a cabin in Rovaniemi, Finland, Santa’s hometown. Not to be a Scrooge, but we can do better… In the spirit of the season, I’ve been hunting for Read more...: A Winter Wonder Land From $46K

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

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

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