Your Overseas Retirement Haven

One Man's Search For The Ideal Overseas Retirement Haven

March 14, 2011, Panama City, Panama: The best way to begin your search for your ideal overseas retirement haven is to make a list of what’s most important to you, in order of priority.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

"I've been reading you for a long while now," explained the reader who came to visit us in our offices in Panama City Friday afternoon, "and, following your advice, I've spent a lot of time considering what kind of lifestyle I really want for my retirement. I've even made a list, as you suggest.


Expat Life In Bearn, France

The Secret To Enjoying The World's Best Quality Of Life

March 13, 2011, Bearn, France: If you’re tempted by the idea of living, retiring, or owning real estate in France, the good news is that it can be far more affordable than you might imagine.

Also This Week: Paris Property Values At All-Time High--But Here's Why You Should Still Considering Buying In This Real Asset Safe Haven...Plus, Of Course, Not All France Is Nearly As Costly As Paris...Preparing For The Intended And The Unintended Consequences Of The U.S. HIRE Act...

Dear Overseas Opportunity Letter Reader,

After seven years in Spain, Euro-Correspondent Lucy Culpepper and her husband decided it was time to try a new lifestyle on for size.


Your Foreign Real Estate Purchase

What You Need To Know Before Making Your First Foreign Real Estate Purchase

March 11, 2011, Panama City, Panama: Before investing in a piece of real estate in another country, understand why you’re buying—for investment or for personal use?

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

Down markets worldwide continue to create interesting buy opportunities for both personal use and investment.


Renting & Buying Real Estate In France

The Good News: Not All France Is Nearly As Costly As Paris

March 10, 2011, Basque Region, France: In the Basque region of France, a realistic budget for the purchase of real estate is 200,000 euro. You can rent for as little as 500 euro per month.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

I explained yesterday that the average cost of an apartment in Paris right now is about 7,000 euro per square meter...meaning that a place of but 100 meters (about 1,000 square feet) sells, on average, for 700,000 euro. At the current exchange rate, that's about US$1 million.


Real Estate Values In Paris, France

Demand Continues High In This Real Asset Safe Haven

March 9, 2011, Paris, France: Property values in Paris are at an historic high but continue to rise, thanks to continued demand from Chinese, Russian, and Brazilian buyers.

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

We're finding Orlando expensive. Lief says that, when we return to Panama later this week, we'll be eating out at the US$2.50-a-plate local-style restaurant down the street from us for several days at least. He's had it with high-priced dining.


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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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