Expat Life In Medellin, Colombia

A New Life Overseas At Age 21

March 27, 2011, Panama City, Panama: It’s never too early, and you’re never to young to launch a new life overseas.

Also This Week: Inefficient Markets...The Real Belize...One Woman's Reasons For Choosing Chile...Medellin Versus Panama City...

Dear Overseas Opportunity Letter Reader,

Our daughter Kaitlin is spending her Spring Break in Panama this week. Kaitlin is in her final semester of university in Manhattan, where she has been studying art history and French and interning at Christie's.


Global Property Investing

Inefficient Markets, Part II--Why Net Pricing Is A Dirty Word

March 25, 2011, Panama City, Panama: Here’s how to avoid becoming the victim of net pricing when investing in real estate in foreign emerging markets.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

Net pricing. In my vernacular, it's a dirty word.

It's also, unfortunately, common with real estate listings around the world...especially in inefficient markets like those in Latin America.


Renting In Panama City

Inefficient Markets

March 24, 2011, Panama City, Panama: Here’s what you need to know to navigate the highly inefficient property rentals markets in Panama.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

We've just moved into new office space in Panama City. We're now renting nearly four times the space. Our monthly rent has increased 15%...

Friends are renting a two-bedroom house on the water...with a complete one-bedroom guest house on the grounds...on the east coast of Panama's Azuero Peninsula for US$200 per month. I've seen pictures. This is a comfortable house built and finished to North American standards...


Retire To Cayo, Belize

The Real Belize

March 23, 2011, Cayo, Belize: Belize’s interior Cayo District is a wonderland of rivers, rain forest, and Mayan ruins.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

"What in the world am I gonna' do with her?"

That was Mick Flemming's first impression of me, he admitted years later, as I climbed down from the four-wheel-drive jeep in my linen suit and beige pumps.


Retire To Chile

One Woman's Reasons For Choosing Chile

March 22, 2011, Santiago, Chile: One of the biggest reasons to consider Santiago, Chile, as an overseas retirement haven is the weather, which is near-perfect.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

"Slipping into Santiago was so easy," writes new Chile Correspondent Jody Hanson, "that it doesn't rate high on the interesting stories list. I landed at 10 a.m., found a furnished apartment to rent for a month, changed dollars to pesos, and was in the supermarket buying groceries by 6 that evening. Later I sent my mother an e-mail that the move had transpired without incident.


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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.

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