#1 Piece of Real Estate Advice: Know Your Market

#1 Piece of Real Estate Advice: Know Your Market

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March 31, 2016

Way before I ever make a recommendation for a foreign real estate buy, I know exactly what the market is doing—and how certain real estate trends are likely to play out. Identifying and understanding market trends is key to smart real estate investment overseas. It's the difference between buying a nice and low-priced property that will stay at the same price point for years to come…and buying a property that's set to rise quickly in value over the coming years.

Five Spots Where You Can Find Premium Views for Less than $150,000

Five Spots Where You Can Find Premium Views for Less than $150,000

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January 20, 2014

A great view usually translates into a premium price tag. But you can afford a home with stunning vistas if know the right place to look. For example, I know of one Pacific coast town where a beachfront condo with Californian-style ocean views and a similar lifestyle will only set you back $119,000. You’d need at least three times that to get close to the beach in California.

Earn an A+ with an Education Franchise

Earn an A+ with an Education Franchise

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November 1, 2013

When we hear “tutoring job,” we often picture an underpaid, but hardworking person trying to make some side income while finishing their studies. Guess what? We’re wrong. In the U.S., tutoring is a $7-billion-ayear industry, according to the education research company EduVentures. That is more than what all the casinos on the Las Vegas Strip generate on an annual basis. The Daily Telegraph newspaper in the UK recently published an article about “super tutors”, earning up to £1,000 (about $1,600) per hour.

Tapping Colombia’s New Consumer Trend

Tapping Colombia’s New Consumer Trend

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October 1, 2013

Changing nutritional preferences and the restructuring of society are leading to new consumer trends in Colombia—and creating opportunities for expat entrepreneurs in the health-food market. BioPlaza is a chain of four outlets in Bogotá—three of them franchised—that is seeking to exploit this demand and is now looking for franchisees. The man behind it is Alex von Loebell, 49, who came to Colombia from Germany, where he had studied marketing and advertising, and worked in the media.

Frozen Yogurt Trend Heads to Latin America

Frozen Yogurt Trend Heads to Latin America

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September 1, 2013

Have you been to a shopping mall recently? Well, one thing you are sure to find there is a frozen yogurt kiosk or self-serve location. And, as I travel around Latin America looking at franchise businesses, I can tell you that the same is happening here. From Santiago de Chile to Mexico City, this quick-service segment is exploding. The reason? It’s the healthy option dessert and consumers are becoming increasingly health-conscious.

Why Brazil is the “Next America” and How to Ride its Consumer Spending Wave

Why Brazil is the “Next America” and How to Ride its Consumer Spending Wave

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July 21, 2011

If you want your portfolio to grow, you have to go where the growth is. Find solid investments in high-growth economies that have the potential to earn you many times your principle back in profits. To help you “go where the growth is” we’ve put together this special Quarterly Wealth Advisory on investing in one of the world’s most exciting overseas growth markets—Brazil. It’s for serious investors who want to realistically boost their savings by investing in high growth potential companies in one of the world’s most promising overseas markets.

Following the Ancient Oil Map – How to Cash In on the Final Frontier of Offshore Oil

Following the Ancient Oil Map – How to Cash In on the Final Frontier of Offshore Oil

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July 15, 2011

In this report you’ll learn about a new, game-changing trend that could completely alter world oil production forever…and make early investors in one “best of breed” company 895% gains. I am talking about offshore oil exploration. Finding oil 30,000 feet below sea level. Under water, rock and miles of salt formations. No one says getting this oil is going to be easy…or cheap. But thanks to new technology, and the help of talented geological experts, more and more offshore oil is being found every year. This is especially true over the past six years, as the major oil companies have dove deeper and deeper in hope of striking “black gold.” In the future, the majority of new oil discoveries will be made in these waters. And the companies who can economically extract the hidden oil will create fortunes for far-sighted investors.

The Brazil Profit Playbook

The Brazil Profit Playbook

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July 15, 2011

Brazil is one of the most promising emerging markets, thanks to a combination of huge natural resources reserves and a fast-growing consumer economy. But what makes Brazil different to the other big resource rich emerging market, Russia? And what makes its consumer economy different to that of, say, China? What about claims that its new president is not business friendly enough? And what about the fear of rising inflation? More important, how can U.S.-based investors gain exposure to the Brazilian growth story? What are the biggest and most bankable trends to invest? And what are the companies that best stand to profit from these trends? Find the answers in this report.

The End of the Age of America – 3 Simple Steps to Safety

The End of the Age of America – 3 Simple Steps to Safety

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May 18, 2011

America is a great country. But its economic dominance is waning. In fact, according to a top-level report by the International Monetary Fund, adjusting for exchange rates, it will lose its spot as world’s No. 1 economy to China by 2016. This will bring with it profound changes. In particular, it will mean lower standards of living in the U.S. and a steady loss of purchasing power in the dollar. This report contains three simple steps to take now to protect and grow your savings as this big shift in power and wealth takes place. Think of it as a road map to a more secure and profitable future.