Investing In Medellin, Colombia

Jack Hammers In Paradise

Sept. 23, 2011, Medellin, Colombia: Undertaking a property renovation project in Medellin, Colombia, or anywhere, you must ask yourself whether you’re renovating the property for investment or for personal use?

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

Kathie and I flew to Medellin yesterday for a quick trip to meet with our contractor, Carlos, who is managing the renovation of the apartment we bought here in July. I haven't seen the apartment since the demolition work began, and I couldn't help but wonder what in the world we'd paid for when I arrived on the scene yesterday afternoon.

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Retire To Medellin, Colombia

Why Rich Has Chosen To Restart His Life In Medellin

Sept. 22, 2011, Medellin, Colombia: Medellin, Colombia, boasts near-perfect weather, a friendly, welcoming population, the cheapest real estate values of any cosmopolitan city in the world, and enormous emerging opportunity for the would-be entrepreneur.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

American Rich Holman made his full-time move to Medellin, Colombia, four years ago.

"Being a gringo in Medellin is sort of cool," he reports. "The locals here, the paisas, as they're known, they like us. They're friendly, accommodating, protective, considerate, warm, and engaging.

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Retire To Guanajuato, Mexico

Mexico’s Most Blissfully Romantic Retirement Choice

Sept. 21, 2011, Guanajuato, Mexico: Guanajuato, Mexico, may be the most romantic retirement haven in Mexico.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

"'If I spoke Spanish as well as you,' suggested a retired American woman in Ajijic, Mexico, 'I'd go live in Guanajuato. It's the most romantic town in Mexico...'

"That recommendation was made almost 20 years ago," writes Mexico Correspondent Michael Anderson.

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Offshore Taxation, Banking and Assets

This Train Is Roaring Down The Tracks

Sept. 20, 2011, Panama City, Panama: The new U.S. HIRE Act has important implications for the ability of Americans to move their money around as they want.

Dear Overseas Opportunity Letter Reader,

"You have about 15 months to make your plan," concluded international tax and structures attorney Joel Nagel.

Joel had just finished walking the group assembled for our Emergency Offshore Summit through specific language of the new U.S. HIRE Act. As Joel put it, "If you can see the freight train coming from a few miles down the track, you should be able to save yourself from being run over."

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Retire To Nerja, Spain

Bursting The Expat Bubble

Sept. 19, 2011, Nerja, Spain: The coast of Spain has been overrun in places by British and other expats; however, some corners have managed to retain their Spanish culture and appeal.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

"Expats everywhere, including in southern Spain's Alpujarra region," writes Spain Correspondent Susan Rensberger, "fall into one of two categories: Those who want to adapt to their new culture and surroundings...and those who want their new surroundings to adapt to them.

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Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen Peddicord is the founder of the Live and Invest Overseas publishing group. With more than 25 years experience covering this beat, Kathleen reports daily on current opportunities for living, retiring, and investing overseas in her free e-letter.

Her book, How To Retire Overseas—Everything You Need To Know To Live Well Abroad For Less, was recently released by Penguin Books.

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