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.
When a serious health issue and the loss of my job occurred at the same time as the international financial collapse, we took a huge hit emotionally and financially. Our family’s income was instantly reduced by 65% when I lost my job. Saving for a rainy day had been tough enough…but we were ill-prepared for the several “rainy years” that followed.
I founded International Living 30 years ago. What have I learned in three decades? Maybe it’s better to begin with what I haven’t learned.
For 30 years, International Living has operated on a simple premise: The world is alive with opportunity...for travel and investment...for living and retiring...for fun and for profit.
Like many other expat entrepreneurs, Mallina opened Gaia to provide something she missed from home. Find out how she did it...
In the first of a series on unspoiled European enclaves, Steenie Harvey reports back from the Alentejo region of south-central Portugal. Here you’re far from the tourist trail in a land of slow roads, off-thegrid beaches and fl ower-fi lled fortress towns
Imagine living in a beach house, the ocean at your doorstep, in a tranquil, laidback fishing port, where you can buy the morning’s catch right at the dock.
In 2000, Marvin Golden convinced his wife Barbara to take a work sabbatical. Just for a year, he told her. His plan was to travel through the U.S. and to Mexico.