March 24, 2017 by Lief Simon
You Probably Never Thought You’d Hear Us Admit This
If I were just starting out as an investor today, with little capital and an eye to converting that capital as quickly as possible into a diversified global property portfolio, where would I invest?
That was one of the questions I was asked most often during this week’s Global Property Summit in Panama.
My answer likely will surprise you.
If I were setting out with this objective fresh today… or if I somehow lost everything I’ve built over the past 20 years and had to start over… where would I invest first?
The United States.
The average investor can access a high level of leverage in the United States, through bank mortgages and seller financing, that you generally can’t get anywhere else in the world.
Buy a rental property in the United States using borrowed funds, and the rent you earn can cover the mortgage payment. Meantime, you’re building equity in the property as you pay down the loan and
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