#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.

Create a Passive Income with a Vacation Rental

Create a Passive Income with a Vacation Rental

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September 1, 2014

Sarah Booth was only 23 when she bought her first vacation rental. It was a tiny studio in a ski resort village in Canada, but it was the beginning of a portfolio that now includes properties in Panama, Colombia, and Mexico…and an income that allows Sarah to enjoy a wonderful lifestyle from her home in Coronado, Panama. “Ultimately, my rentals have funded my lifestyle and my travels,” says Sarah. “I live for free and enjoy awesome rental yields.”

Chill On The Riviera Maya

Chill On The Riviera Maya

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May 9, 2014

Thirty million Tripadvisor readers voted Tulum #2 in their top 10 Beach and Sun Destinations worldwide in 2010. When you see the beaches, it's easy to see why ... silky white sand, dotted with palm trees, and washed by bright-aquamarine Caribbean waves. Offshore, the coral reef beckons, with a rainbow of exotic fish.

The Best-Value Beach Lots in the World

The Best-Value Beach Lots in the World

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February 20, 2014

Do you ever wish you could find a cool little beach town before it gets discovered and invest in land while the prices are still low? You aren’t alone. Global investors are constantly searching the planet for that kind of opportunity. But you know what? They missed a spot. It’s a little town of 1,000 full-time residents, and it’s called Barra del Chuy, in Uruguay.

El Valle: Beauty and Convenience in Panama’s Crater Valley

El Valle: Beauty and Convenience in Panama’s Crater Valley

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January 20, 2014

In the heart of rural Panama, nestled in the crater of an extinct volcano, El Valle is a place of orchids, rainforest greens, and canary-yellow flowers. Though it’s relatively unknown beyond Panamanian borders, locals argue that no other town can match it. And not just because of the singular beauty of the velvety-green mountaintops.

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.

Mark Your Calendar for a Labor Day Trip

Mark Your Calendar for a Labor Day Trip

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July 18, 2012

I’d like you to invite you to a special event. This invitation is only open to members of our little group. Your five-star accommodation will be free. Your gourmet meals and cocktails on the beach won't set you back a single cent. Call it a perk of being part of Real Estate Trend Alert. It's an opportunity to visit and experience first-hand a stunning Caribbean resort community.