What If You Could

Own Your Dream Home

On The Beach...

That also paid for itself...

earned a cash flow of up to 20% a year...

and financed your retirement

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,

Lee Harrison
Latin America Editor

I bought a beachfront home, directly on the sand, for less than $62,000.

After furnishing the solid, 2,000-square-foot house, I proceeded to have one of the most enjoyable times of my life while living there. A retirement that dreams are made of.

And this house, on a bona-fide tropical island, was not an investment property. On the contrary, I bought it strictly to enjoy the clear water, sandy beaches, fresh seafood, and great neighbors from all around the world.

I wasn't counting on the price going up when I bought the house... but, after nine months, I sold it for $110,000.

And this wasn't the only time I had this type of luck when making real estate purchases that likewise were not “investment properties.”

A super buy at less than $62,000

I grew up in the countryside, but a year in Manhattan taught me to appreciate the fun and convenience of life in a big city. I enjoyed having great dining and entertainment and all the amenities of city life at my fingertips, without having to own a car.

And while I couldn't afford a part-time retirement home in Manhattan, I could come up with the funds to buy one in another city that really appealed to me—namely, Montevideo, Uruguay.

Located directly on one of the city's most attractive parks, we were an easy walk to the local tango clubs, orchestra, theater, street fairs, and some of the city's best dining. A spacious apartment with two bedrooms, it was a great place to live and a great place to invite guests... and it even earned a modest rental income when we weren't using it.

Again, this apartment was fulfilling a dream... it was not an “investment” property.

But after about four years we sold the downtown apartment, in just one day, for 76% more than we'd paid.

Real estate as a strategy for realizing the retirement of your dreams

Awesome location in downtown Montevideo, Uruguay

In the 13 years since I first retired, I have enjoyed some of the world's best locations for retirement... some full-time, some on a part-time basis.

For almost six years, my primary home was in Punta del Este, Uruguay, South America's #1 beach resort. With its fantastic beaches and fine dining and nightlife, it's a mecca for international travelers... and offers a super quality of life for the money.

Living the good life in Punta del Este, South America's #1 beach resort

Since retiring, I have also enjoyed a part-time home in Ecuador's Valley of Longevity. With pure air and water, the world's best weather, and some of the Andes' most staggering views, Vilcabamba is reputed to have more people over 100-years-old than anywhere else on earth.

The house in Uruguay went up 87.5% in value in six years (during the U.S. recession and housing crash)... in Vilcabamba, the home I purchased increased in value 120% in four years.

Our backyard was inspiring in Ecuador's Vilcabamba

Today the apartment I purchased as a part-time home in Medellín more than pays for itself, paying me $2,000 per month in rental income when I'm not in residence.

Now, these numbers won't make blaring newsletter headlines. These aren't claims of 10-fold increases in a few months or 38% rental returns per year. I won't make those kinds of claims because they're not realistic. They are, as they seem, too good to be true.

But that's not the point and it's not important... because that's not why I bought any of the properties I've mentioned...and it's not why you should be seriously considering this same idea right now.

I bought each one of the properties I've told you about to fulfill my dreams of a better lifestyle. I was creating my own version of the perfect retirement, and each real estate purchase has been a critically important part of realizing that objective as successfully as I have.

At the same time, because I've also been buying in countries and areas that were on the upswing, the properties paid their own way, each one covering its carrying costs, even generating profitable cash flow.

Enjoy the Caribbean's best diving and snorkeling from the comfort of your own home on this white-sand beach

In addition (and this is where this gets very exciting), each real estate investment helped to bank roll both my next real estate purchase and, in the meantime, the very appealing and adventure-filled retirement I have been enjoying with my wife all along the way.

I've owned and lived in a home in a beautiful riverfront mountain setting... two awesome downtown apartments... a large beach house on a tropical island... and a sprawling home in a famous beach resort...

And I've come away each time with more money than I'd had before the purchase.

Collectively (and this is not over-stating the fact), these purchases have enabled the amazing retirement that I've enjoyed.

Of course your “perfect escape” will be different from mine

Many people—maybe most people—would prefer to buy one carefully chosen overseas property and simply enjoy it indefinitely. The proverbial second home in the sun, perhaps...

Others would like to retire abroad full-time in a dream location, someplace where they can savor the good life with a low price tag...

And others are interested in making money, pure and simple. Investing in real estate overseas can allow you to take advantage of reliable rental returns, high yields, non-dollar income, and strong capital gains.

Regardless of the vision you have for your own quality of life or retirement, I can guarantee you that being an overseas property owner can be the best possible way to make it a reality.

Whatever your lifestyle priorities, buying property abroad
can make it possible for you to realize all of them

By buying property overseas, you can...

    No car needed in the world's most appealing city retirement choices

  • Enjoy a dream home...or a dream retirement...while the property "pays its own way"...
  • Gain access to an entire world of properties outside the United States, at prices that you simply can't find within the United States, meaning you can reinvent your life and your investment portfolio at the same time...
  • Take advantage of a super low cost of living while abroad, in some cases living well on as little as $750 per month...
  • Enjoy the advantages of diversifying part of your assets outside the U.S. dollar (this objective has never been more important than it is right now)...
  • Lay the groundwork for obtaining overseas residency if desired...
  • Generate an income to help sustain your dream retirement lifestyle...
  • Access profitable and reliable yield-producing investment opportunities...

In other words, you can have your cake and eat it, too. You can enjoy the property of your dreams...and make a profit while living the good life.

Getting to this point wasn't always easy for me...
but it can be much easier for you

It wasn't until I cast my sights abroad that a second home became affordable. Prior to looking overseas, the lifestyle I enjoy today simply was not within my grasp.

But now that's all changed... I've been able to take advantage of some of the best opportunities that the world has to offer, and I am enjoying an enviable new life as a result.

Although, in my case, it wasn't always easy. I had to learn a new language... and explore a number of new countries... on my own. I had to unravel the local markets, and try to discriminate a good deal from a bad one. Usually, there was no established expat community that I could learn from.

I had to find good legal support and to try to separate the crooks from the good guys in far-flung real estate markets. To be honest, it took me years of travel and investigation to identify my top picks in four countries.

And, in some ways, I was just plain lucky the way things turned out.

However, while it wasn't always easy for me... it can be much easier for you. In fact, I'll show you how to see and explore the world's best property markets... all in the same place... and all at the same time.

You'll get to see the countries... to meet market experts from around the world... and discover the best property deals and investment opportunities that each destination has to offer...

...all by joining our team of international experts for the first-ever Global Property Summit.

Global Property Summit
 April 14-16, 2014
Riu Hotel
Panama City, Panama

Follow your dream... live the good life... make a profit

At this year's Global Property Summit, we'll help you:

  • Choose the country and the location of your dreams, ideal for your overseas purchase...
  • Determine the best property for your intended lifestyle and goals...
  • Learn the fundamentals of buying real estate overseas safely and securely...we'll prepare you with everything you need to know to purchase with confidence anywhere in the world...
  • Discover how to manage an income-producing rental property when you're not in residence...
  • Develop your own worldwide network of international property contacts and support...
  • Learn how to identify a market of promise...and how to determine how much you should spend to buy what you want...
  • Understand how to navigate a market without a multiple listing service (recognizing that this includes most of the world!)...
  • View lots of properties currently available in the world's top property markets...
  • Have access to exclusive investment offerings, including turn-key yield-producing opportunities that could earn you up to 20% per year and more...
  • Connect with the most promising markets for agricultural investments, including introductions to the best current productive land plays anywhere in the world today...

Colonial charm in one of Latin America's lowest-cost cities

You do not have to buy a cookie-cutter condo in a highrise block to enjoy life, make a profit, or earn an income from international real estate. And you should not run off to make your first overseas property purchase blind.

You can buy the home of your dreams, in a location where you always wanted to be, and make money off the purchase...all while avoiding the potential pitfalls and mitigating the respective risks.

You do not have to worry about what to buy, where to buy, how to get started, or how to make sure you're not cheated or even disappointed.

Not if you join us for this one-of-a-kind event.

The toughest part of buying real estate abroad can be deciding where in the world to start looking

With so many attractive options around the world, you'll be as hard-pressed as I was just deciding where to begin.

Maybe you're fascinated by the lifestyle offered by a 16th-century Spanish-colonial city, with its cobblestone streets, stately cathedrals, and centuries-old open-air markets. The colonial-style homes with their center courtyards will take you back in time, while new, modern condos are an easy walking distance away.

Or maybe you dream of tropical beaches, a place where you could get up bright and early each morning and start each new day with a quiet walk along the beach... then finish it with an al-fresco meal of fresh-caught, wood-grilled seafood.

Of course, not everyone is a “beach” or a “city” person. Many of us prefer cooler weather, a country lifestyle, and dramatic mountain views. I used to put breakfast together by picking mangos, bananas, passion fruit, and oranges right from my own yard... while spending many an afternoon walking or riding horseback through the inspiring Andean countryside.

At the same time, I've also become a fan of sophisticated, upscale city life, especially when it comes at prices you just can't find back home. I enjoy the fine dining, well-tended parks, small cafes, and cultural attractions of a large city, all without the burden or expense of owning a car.

As I said, it can be hard to make up your mind with so many appealing choices.

And lifestyle desires aside, there are practical issues to consider when choosing where to make your real estate purchase overseas. You'll want a country with an easy and secure property purchase process... a country where your property rights are guaranteed... a safe environment... and a place where you won't spend a fortune in transfer costs or taxes.

At the Global Property Summit, we will showcase for you the best countries, the best lifestyles, the best properties, and the best investment opportunities that the world has to offer

  • Discover the markets that make the purchase of real estate easy and straightforward... where your rights as a foreign property owner are protected... and where you can save on taxes...
  • Explore the countries—their advantages, disadvantages, lifestyles, and market climates—that offer today's best opportunities for buying real estate, whether for retirement, as a second home, or as an investment (or all three!). Here are just some of the top markets you'll be hearing about at this first-ever event:
  • Panama
  • Colombia
  • Belize
  • Ecuador
  • France
  • Italy
  • Ireland
  • Mexico
  • Brazil
  • Uruguay
  • Spain
  • Romania
  • Turkey
  • Argentina
  • Honduras
  • Dominican Republic
  • Thailand
  • Malaysia

And beyond...
  • Learn where not to buy... markets that are best avoided, despite how tempting they may seem...
  • Everything you need to know about signing a real estate purchase contract in a foreign country (and another language)...
  • How to size up any particular purchase opportunity, including the 14 things you must confirm before signing on the dotted line...
  • How to find the local resources you need to buy with surety...

Next we'll zero-in to walk you through how to choose
the specific purchase that's right for you

I've got a lot of experience looking at real estate overseas. I have looked at hundreds of properties per year while on assignment in Latin America... yet I still have trouble zeroing-in on exactly the right property when buying for myself.

I'll sometimes show up in a city that I like—in a country that fits the bill—without taking the time to develop a clear idea of what I'm really looking for.

For example, I made three trips to Medellín during 11 months and looked at a combined total of 92 properties... all of which pretty much met the criteria that I'd specified to the real estate agent.

Why so many?

The problem was that I hadn't organized and prioritized the criteria for the property I was looking for, based on its purpose. I ended up mixing up my agendas. I was trying to shop for a place that could be my residence...that could work as a rental income property...and that offered the potential to earn a good capital gain.

I was every real estate agent's nightmare. And my search took much longer than it could have.

At the Global Property Summit, we'll walk you through the critical thinking that should go into determining the best property buy for you, depending on your agendas, objectives, and budget. Are you looking to retire overseas full-time? Or maybe part of the year?

Do you dream of your own second home in the sun? Or perhaps of a pied-a-terre in your favorite chic and cosmopolitan European city?

Perhaps you're looking to diversify your investment portfolio and make money, plain and simple.

Or maybe you'd like to combine all of those agendas...to invest in a property overseas that allows you to escape for regular holidays right now...that will be waiting for you when the day for retirement comes around and you're ready to move in full-time...and that, in the meantime, could earn you a good (or even a great) yield in the form of rental cash flow...while appreciating steadily in value year on year...

Buyers of beachfront lots at the other end of this new bridge made a handsome gain as "path of progress" investors

That's what we call a “perfect storm” property purchase, and it's very possible. At the Global Property Summit, we'll show you where to look for it and how to make it...

  • Learn how to organize and prioritize the attributes you're looking for, so you can find the property that best suits your needs and wants, efficiently...
  • Explore the secrets of buying an individual property on the local market... and how to protect yourself while finding the best values...
  • Discover the tricks to finding a productive income property and how this kind of purchase differs from buying a residence...
  • Learn how to select an overseas developer you can trust and get up to speed with the risks and rewards of pre-construction buying...
  • Crisis investing can be the most lucrative way to earn solid gains abroad. Understand when it works, why it can fail, and how to time your investment in a crisis market...
  • See how to spot the signs for successful Path of Progress investing, opportunities to buy in the path of key highway expansions, airport development, or other key infrastructure improvements...
  • Discover why productive land can be today's best value for long-term income and gains...
  • Explore the opportunities for building and renovating in a foreign country...
  • Romance vs. Return on Investment—discover the property buyer's biggest trap and how to avoid it...

If you're looking to make money while diversifying your portfolio, you've come to the right place

As you've seen, a smart “lifestyle” property purchase can make you a handsome profit. However, maybe you're not so interested in the lifestyle upsides but focused squarely on the money to be made from investing in foreign real estate.

Fair enough. We like to make money, too. And, based on our very long and extensive experience at this, we can assure you that there's a lot of money to be made this way.

Bottom line, an investment in a piece of real estate overseas is the smartest thing you could do with your money right now. Like real estate anywhere, real estate overseas is a hard asset, and, in the current investment climate, hard assets are the most sensible investment class, the best choice for storing value.

Real estate overseas also means portfolio diversification—diversification of currency, diversification of market, and diversification of asset type. And it provides the opportunity for you to position yourself to profit in a long-term way that can create legacy wealth.

Furthermore, real estate overseas is one of but two remaining asset types that an American need not report to the IRS every year...meaning this is an opportunity for you to store and grow wealth privately.

And a real estate investment overseas can bring tax advantages, including deductions you can take on your U.S. tax return.

At this year's Global Property Summit, real estate investment guru Lief Simon is going to walk you through all the advantages of buying real estate overseas for investment and show you how to take full advantage of them. For this event, Lief is pulling together a solid array of investment opportunities from around the world, including pre-construction buys, condo-hotels, rental properties, commercial properties, and productive land plays. Indeed, agricultural opportunities will be a focus. At the Global Property Summit, you'll learn where and how to invest to:

  • Earn up to 11.62% from this investment in tropical hardwoods—that includes land titled in your name and that qualifies you for residency in one of the world's leading offshore and retirement havens. The best part of this opportunity is the buy-in cost, which is just $12,200...
  • Capitalize on a crisis caused by aging postwar plantations in Southeast Asia. The global demand for this tree is increasing by more than 10% per year while the supply is falling far short...
  • Cash in on the exploding demand for one product of this harvest, which has increased an amazing 540% over the past five years...
  • Invest in a new region's thriving agro-industry, poised to fill a fast-growing market void... and earn a 15% annual return...
  • Earn 19.6% per year from a plant that millions of Americans use every summer without knowing it, one also used in cosmetics, soap, insect repellant, and even fertilizer. This opportunity also means 5 acres titled in your own name...
  • Invest in the world's coffee boom with your own, titled, productive coffee plantation. A very modest capital requirement of $10,000 could earn you more than 19% per year...
  • Position yourself to profit from the world's growing food supply shortage with an investment in the world's most turn-key market for productive farmland...

Discover how to “put your property to work” by earning an income

The name of the game for the global property investor today is buying for yield. That's why agricultural opportunities will be one focus of this Global Property Summit. Another will be rental properties.

Many overseas property buyers live overseas full time, but even more of them don't. Those who don't live abroad full-time fall into two categories—people who just want the property secure...and those who want to “put the property to work” earning an income while they're not using it themselves.

Apartments in this neighborhood can earn over $2,000 per month in rental income

Here's one important fundamental in this context: Buying a rental property is not like buying your own residence. I learned this the hard way while looking at those 92 properties in Medellin. When buying a rental property, you need to minimize your investment to maximize your return... and it's critical that you spend your money on the right attributes...which vary market to market.

At this first-ever Global Property Summit, we'll make sure you have the information and insights you need to select, evaluate, and manage an income-producing property anywhere in the world:

  • Discover the world's best rental markets and how to size up a potential purchase in each one of them...
  • Learn to calculate the full “round-trip costs” of buying or investing abroad... using real-life examples...
  • Learn the tricks of managing a rental and controlling your costs...
  • Understand how to find a good property manager (this one recommendation will make the difference between making a good return on your rental investment and losing money)...
  • Look at the tax advantages (and possible consequences) of owning a rental property abroad...

Buying an overseas property can be made easy... and we'll arm you with what you need to know to do it securely

My first overseas property purchase took three hours from the initial offer to closing.

That sounds great, right? However, as I learned, one reason that the process can be so quick is that, sometimes, in some countries, the purchase process doesn't build in the same rights, protections, and safeguards that you may be used to.

In my case, my entire due diligence process was performed within that same three hours I mentioned above. It consisted of my lawyer scrutinizing the deed for about 30 seconds, after which he said, “Hmmm... looks good to me.”

I was lucky that time. The next time, I was less lucky.

My next transaction was to buy a property in Vilcabamba, Ecuador. The time from offer to closing was a whole day...still pretty fast, right? But what I ended up buying in this case was not the property outright but rather the rights of inheritance from the heirs of the now-deceased owner.

It was a perfectly legal title, although a type that I'd never heard of. And certainly not something I could ever hope to sell to an American or European buyer.

I finally managed to straighten this out and get a clear, freehold title. But, again, I was lucky. If it had been contested by any of the seven heirs, I'd have been sunk.

A simple purchase experience can be fine...great. You don't need the government to babysit the process for you... as long as you have the knowledge to protect yourself.

When you join us at the Global Property Summit, you will:  

  • Learn the fundam entals of international property purchase and how they differ from your experience back home...
  • Get a complete list of tips for performing due diligence abroad—what to look for, what you can count on, and what you can't...
  • Find out how to “hold” your property overseas and learn the pluses and minuses of buying a property in your own name vs. buying via a corporation, trust, or other structure...
  • Discover what every property buyer needs to know about moving money around the world in this FATCA age...
  • Look at your options for financing overseas and how to understand, consider, and take advantage of what's available to you...

Making it real:
We'll show you current, exciting property examples
from around the world

It's critically important to learn the basics, the “rules of the road” for buying property abroad...

...but it's all hypothetical until you start looking at and sizing up real, live-time opportunities.

One of the most important benefits of the Global Property Summit is that it will allow you to see the best of what's on the market today—from around the world—all from the comfort of Panama City's beautiful Riu Plaza Hotel.

  • Discover today's best individual property deals, pre-construction buys, income buys, and agricultural investments—all opportunities that will be available, real-time, at the time of presentation...
    • A broad selection of individual lots, houses, condos, and rural homes...beachfront, city, mountain, farm, and plantation
    • The best cross-section of planned communities from around the world
    • The world's best agricultural investments you can make right now
    • Agriculture-oriented residential properties
    • Land for development
  • Gain access to exclusive deals that you can't get anywhere else. Participants in this special property buying and investing event will be sharing conference-only special offers, exclusive terms (including developer and seller financing), and limited-inventory deals...

Island living less than an hour from the international airport

Here are a couple of early examples I've received from some of our event participants that will give you a feel for what you'll have access to at the 2014 Global Property Summit...

You could buy a modern, two-bedroom condo in this premier colonial city for as little as $65,000... just across from the river... positioning yourself in a market where values have appreciated 10% per year over the past six years and we predict will continue to appreciate at that level for many years to come...

If you're a beach-lover, you could own your own beach home in this country's most popular resort—complete with a view of the city's best beach and the boats bobbing at anchor in the yacht club—for only $80,000...

On this large tropical island, building lots with a clear ocean view start at just $10,350. A brand-new, beachfront condo is being offered at $98,505... while a sprawling three-bedroom beachfront house is on the market for just $128,250...

"Very impressed with expertise of the presenters, so much breadth and depth. Great information on investment opportunities and asset protection. Lots of good tips for settling in."

–Meribeth Dunsmoor, United States

In this coastal market, you could find your own three-bedroom home with an ocean view near for just $135,000. And in the nation's capital, a three-bedroom apartment on the 17th floor with one of the country's best views—of the historic center, central plaza, and the sea—is going for just $175,000...

If you want to combine the beach life with the convenience of city life, you could have a furnished apartment with a super ocean view for $165,000... on a nice swimming beach just outside the city...

If you're looking for cooler temperatures in a lush, green country setting, then you might be interested in this upscale gated community where you could own for $128k, including access to onsite pool, clubhouse, walking trails, and restaurant.

Old-World Europe for just $119,000 in this newly remodeled home

On a white-sand Caribbean beach you could own a two-bedroom, two-bath apartment with service quarters and a sea view... for an asking price of just $82,337...

Prefer Europe? How about a beautifully restored townhouse in the heart of the Old World? Set in a historic village on a narrow, cobblestone street, this home was completely remodeled in 2012. The asking price is $119,000 at current exchange rates.

These properties are great values in their respective markets and could prove the most profitable investments of your portfolio. However, I'd say that the biggest benefit of making one of these investments would be the fascinating and adventure-filled lifestyle it could lead to.

Here are four added bonuses you'll enjoy when
buying real estate overseas

Aside from the fantastic lifestyle... the low cost of living... and the potential for profit and income, here are a few other benefits to owning a property abroad:

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  • Portfolio Diversity: Foreign real estate is a prime asset for diversifying your portfolio beyond the usual stocks, bonds, and mutual funds...
  • Currency Diversity: Owning a property in a country that doesn't use the U.S. dollar gives you an even-greater level of diversity. And owning real estate is a fun and exciting way to gain access to the potential rewards of investing in foreign currencies...
  • Gaining a Foothold in a New Country: With a home abroad, you'll have the "insurance" of a physical presence outside your home country—a place you can call home—giving you a level of geographic and political diversity...
  • Rights to Obtain Residency: Most countries allow a property purchase to qualify you for a residency visa... which in turn gives you access to the country's banking and financial services industries...

Our international team of real estate experts will share their wealth of experience throughout the event

All speakers at the event are available for one-on-one consultations

The Global Property Summit has been put together by international real estate investor Lief Simon, managing editor of Global Property Investor's Marketwatch, the Simon Letter, and the Offshore Living Letter. Lief will also be hosting the Summit.

Lief Simon

Lief began his career as a real estate investor by taking a $5,000 gift... and turning it into a $150,000 profit on a real estate deal. Making money from real estate has been in his blood ever since.

In fact, Lief has now purchased more than 45 properties, investing in 21 different countries around the world.

He'll tell you that a half-dozen or so were strictly intended for personal use, rather than as an investment. But I can tell you that Lief Simon doesn't buy anything that's not intended to make money.

Just take a look at some of Lief's gains achieved over the years of his career:

  • Pacific beachfront in Nicaragua: 450% in 5 years. This was the perfect example of how being the "first in" can generate a big profit...
  • Apartment in Bucharest, Romania: 80% return in only 9 months...
  • Three apartments in Buenos Aires, Argentina: 100% gains in each case, plus a respectable 7% to 9% per year in rental income. This was Crisis Investing at its best...
  • Rental apartments in Paris, France: 100% profit in 5 years plus 12% per year in rental income. A great example of the Real Productive Assets strategy paying off in both income and capital appreciation...
  • Pre-construction buy on the Costa del Sol, Spain: 32% annualized returns in 2 years...
  • Renovation in Ireland: 250% gain in 6 years...
  • Riverfront in Panama highlands: 100% in 5 years...plus 60% from the harvest of the teak trees planted on the land at the time of purchase...
  • Rental in Panama City: 12% yields per year for 6 years (and counting) plus 50% capital appreciation...
  • Hard-money loan in Australia: 17% per year for 18 months...
  • Renovation in Medellin, Colombia: Current hold with estimated 60% appreciation in 3 years...

Lief and I approach property buying from opposite ends of the spectrum. I usually look at the country and the lifestyle first, then consider the potential earnings and gains as a secondary aspect. Lief makes sure the numbers work and the profit potential is there before getting serious about any given opportunity.

We often end up in much the same place. But as an attendee at this first-ever Global Property Summit, you'll appreciate and benefit from the difference in perspectives.

Joining Lief and me in Panama City in April 2014 for this big event will be Live and Invest Overseas Publisher Kathleen Peddicord, who will bring 30 years of hands-on experience traveling, living, and buying property around the world to the stage and to the discussions.

Kathleen Peddicord

Kathleen's latest book, How to Buy Real Estate Overseas, has quickly become the bible for anyone considering a property purchase abroad.

Considered the world's foremost authority on overseas retirement, Kathleen has traveled to more than 50 countries, invested in real estate in 21, established businesses in 7, renovated historic properties in 6, and educated
her children in 4.

Kathleen has moved children, staff, enterprises, household goods, and pets across three continents, from the East Coast of the United States to Waterford, Ireland... then to Paris, France... and most recently to Panama City, where she, her husband Lief Simon, and their young son currently make their home and base their Live and Invest Overseas business.

Thanks to her years of travels and adventures around the world, Kathleen has been able to assemble an unparalleled network of global contacts, colleagues, friends, experts, resources, expats, and advisors. This team, with many decades of combined experience, is on the move continuously in search of new opportunity.

Full and personal access to our
worldwide network of property experts

Kathleen, Lief, and I have put out a call to our far-flung global network of real estate experts from Belize and Argentina, from Ireland and Italy, from Panama and Uruguay and beyond. Our colleagues, contacts, friends, and personal resources, including top developers, agents, and legal and tax advisors from the world's top havens, all will join us in Panama in April 2014 for what will be the biggest global property event of the year.

The Global Property Summit brings you a unique,
cost-effective opportunity

Follow your dream... live the good life... make a profit

This event will arm you with all the tools you need to:

  • Enjoy a dream home—and a dream lifestyle—while the property "pays its own way"...
  • Be exposed to an entire world of properties outside the United States, at prices that you simply can't find within the United States anymore...

Unbeatable lifestyle and strong rental yields

  • Enjoy the advantages of diversifying part of your assets outside the U.S. dollar...
  • Generate an income to sustain the retirement lifestyle you want...

Plus, you'll see a virtual treasure trove of properties on the market today, from around the world...

...including discounts and special offers that will not be available by any other means.

And, perhaps most important, you'll have the opportunity to meet and speak in person with the best qualified and most experienced real estate professionals in the world.

PLUS: Your FREE copy of "How To Buy Real Estate Overseas"

In addition, Kathleen Peddicord is offering a personally signed copy of her latest book, How to Buy Real Estate Overseas, published earlier this year by Wiley & Sons, to all attendees at this inaugural event.

This book has quickly become the gold standard for those who want to own a second home in the sun, retire abroad, or invest in the world's top property markets.

Kathleen will sign your copy personally when she meets you at the event.

Registration for this information-packed, one-of-a-kind Summit is possible for a limited time only at these prices

The full list price of our 2014 Global Property Summitwill be $1,095 per person, and only $1,595 for two. (Yes, if you come with a spouse or partner, the second person attends for less than half-price.)

But you don't need to pay that much...

Colonial courtyard homes can be a super deal and the key to a dream retirement lifestyle

When you sign up now, you qualify for the Early Bird Discount. This will slash the cost of admission to just $845 for one person and only $1,095 for two. In other words, your guest attends for only $250.
And chances are, you'll be eligible for an even better discount, in addition to the Early Bird Discount.

For starters, if you've ever attended an event with us in the past—anywhere in the world—you qualify for an automatic and additional $100 discount.

On top of all that, you may qualify for one of the following additional discounts:

  • Panama Letter and Overseas Retirement Letter readers save $50.

    So many experts
    in one place

    "I think the info and people I've met are super high quality and in the first day has more than paid for the expense of the trip."

    –Scot Cave, United States

  • Members of the Overseas Retirement Circle and subscribers to the Simon Letter are entitled to an additional $100 discount.
  • Members of our premium services, including Panama Circle, Belize Circle, and Global Property Investor’s Marketwatch (and their guest), attend for half-price. (Cannot be combined with other discounts.)
  • As always, our Live Overseas Personal Consulting Clients (and their guests) are invited free of charge.

Here's what's included with the price of admission:

  • Admission to all presentations
  • Complete access to the restricted exhibit area
  • Expert personal consultations
  • Enjoy rich cafe culture

  • Formal and informal Q&A sessions, breakouts, and workshops
  • Introductions to reliable real estate sources, business contacts, fellow expats, and professional legal resources
  • Coffee breaks and snacks
  • Welcome cocktail reception and all sponsored events
  • Seminar materials, notebooks, handouts, and an autographed copy of Kathleen Peddicord's book, "How To Buy Real Estate Overseas"
  • Downloads of all conference presentations after the event is over
  • A complete set of professionally produced conference recordings
  • Access to optional, restricted, post-conference tours
  • Access to special conference attendee-only offers, terms, and discounts on particular property opportunities in certain markets

Reserve your seat today by contacting our Conference Coordinators by e-mail or by calling us toll-free at 1-888-627-8834. We’ll have you booked and ready to go in minutes.

Or, if you prefer, you can use our convenient Online Registration Form.

Global Property Summit
Follow your dream... live the good life... make a profit

At the Global Property Summit you'll gain more knowledge about international property than you could learn on your own in years of research and weeks of international travel.

We'll equip you with everything you need to identify the right market for you... to find the right property for you... to buy securely... and to have your purchase “pay its own way,” if you'd like to supplement your income.

Our staff of international experts will be available to you throughout the entire event, to make sure you get what you've come for.

This is the only event of this kind that we will hold in 2014, so I urge you to sign up today. You can call our conference line toll-free at 1-888-627-8834...
...sign up online... or e-mail our Conference Coordinators, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with your questions.

This Summit is the first and only event of its kind... and early polling tells us that it will be one of our most popular and well-attended conferences. We are anticipating a sell-out crowd. So I urge you to reserve your place today, while seats remain available.

I look forward to meeting up with you in Panama.


Lee Harrison
Latin America Editor
Live and Invest Overseas

P.S. Remember, the Early Bird Discount is available for a limited time only. If you miss this deadline, you miss out on significant savings. Register today to get the Early Bird price!

Follow your dream... live the good life... make a profit