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$81K in Gains and a Wacky Idea

$81K in Gains and a Wacky Idea

I’m here on Tulum Beach enjoying the Caribbean sunrise and listening to the waves gently lap against the shore. I arrived late yesterday evening from Cabo to stormy weather. The wind howled and whistled through the palm trees and palapas all night. It felt like a tropical camping adventure. Today, it’s a return to paradise. Read more...: $81K in Gains and a Wacky Idea

Welcome to Fear City (Again!)

Welcome to Fear City (Again!)

Growing up in Ireland, I learned about New York City from movies like Coming to America (starring the brilliant Eddie Murphy), Wall Street, and Martin Scorsese’s mafia masterpiece Goodfellas… It was a gritty city where danger and opportunity were intertwined. You could become a millionaire on Wall Street, then get mugged the next block over. Read more...: Welcome to Fear City (Again!)

Waterside Homes From $115K

Waterside Homes From $115K

A few of you have been asking me whether it’s possible to find a home in and around the $100,000 range that’s close to water. The short answer is yes…but there’s a “but.” The thing is, water comes at a premium. It’s scarce and in demand. Depending on where you’re looking, the difference between a Read more...: Waterside Homes From $115K

How to Profit From New Short-Term Rental Demand

How to Profit From New Short-Term Rental Demand

Generating rental income is also a key profit angle in many of the recommendations I make to Real Estate Trend Alert. We profit by buying in the right place at the right price, locking in phenomenal yields. It’s a play that can ensure you always have income flow and peace of mind, no matter what… Read more...: How to Profit From New Short-Term Rental Demand

2021 is Going to be Eventful…and Profit Filled

2021 is Going to be Eventful…and Profit Filled

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November 30, 2020

I spent Thanksgiving here in Cabo. The late afternoon breeze off the Pacific has the faint hint of cool air. A warm yet refreshing 82 F. The sports-fishing boats are moving across my horizon heading back to port. They leave a trail of white water on an otherwise deep-blue ocean. This time last year my Read more...: 2021 is Going to be Eventful…and Profit Filled

Property Hunting in Europe

Property Hunting in Europe

In January 2007, I landed in Panama with two suitcases and a husband in tow. This wasn’t a vacation. I’d accepted a work assignment. The mission: researching real estate markets across Latin America. I’d research, do scouting trips, meet real estate developers and agents. To do it well, I needed a base. Panama, a regional Read more...: Property Hunting in Europe