What if you could own your dream home abroad…

That also paid for itself… earned a strong cash flow…
and financed your retirement

Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,


Lee Harrison
Senior Overseas Property
Correspondent

I bought a beachfront home, directly on the sand, for less than US$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 intended to be 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 was not counting on the price going up when I bought the house… but, after nine months, I sold it for US$110,000.

So my vacation home also turned out to be a great investment.

And over the years, this wasn’t the only time I made money by buying properties that were not “investment properties.”

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.


Montevideo offers the convenience of big city life at a fraction of the price…

And while I couldn’t afford a part-time retirement home in Manhattan, I could buy one in another city that really appealed to me—Montevideo, Uruguay.

Located directly on one of the city’s most attractive parks, I was 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 I wasn’t using it.

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

But, after about four years, I sold the downtown apartment, in just one day, for 78% more than I’d paid.

Real estate is an excellent strategy for
achieving the retirement of
your dreams…

Since I opted for leaving the 9-to-5 workforce in 2001, I’ve enjoyed some of the world’s best locations for retirement… some full-time, and some part-time.

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

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 the highest concentration on Earth of people over 100 years old.


Your dream home could end up financing your dream retirement…

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 (and a piece of vacant land I bought nearby turned out even better, going up 93% in eight months).

More recently, the apartment I purchased as a part-time home in Medellín more than paid for itself, earning me US$2,200 per month in rental income when I wasn’t in residence. When I add in the apartment that I bought with my 401(k) as a rental there, my total income was US$4,100 per month… easily enough to live on, from just two properties.

Now these gains and incomes are good (and real) but they’re not spectacular… you won’t see them in blaring, sensational newsletter headlines. But I appreciate the gains even more, because the properties weren’t intended to earn money… it was just icing on the cake.

I bought each one of the properties 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 an important part of realizing that successful objective.

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, and generating a profitable cash flow.

Each real estate investment helped to bankroll both my next real estate purchase, travel, and the very appealing and adventure-filled retirement I’ve been enjoying 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… a sprawling home in a famous beach resort… and now a beachfront home that’s also part of a beautiful, colonial historic center.

Collectively, these purchases have enabled the amazing retirement I’ve enjoyed.

Your version of “success” may be different from mine… but you can achieve it just as surely as I did…

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

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 a few important items:


  • The rental returns from one apartment here covered my cost of living in this city…

    Reliable rental returns

  • High yields
  • Diversified, non-dollar income
  • 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 will be the most enjoyable way to make it a reality.

Whatever your lifestyle priorities or financial objective, buying property abroad will help you realize your goal…

By expanding your horizons overseas, you can…

  • Enjoy a dream… 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 US$1,100 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 and a second citizenship, if… while greatly broadening your world view and enriching your cultural experience…
  • 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.

Best of all, today’s overseas buyers are
now cashing in on huge
currency discounts…


The increased buying power of the U.S. dollar gives you more purchasing power
than ever before…

The U.S. dollar is at historically high levels, which has dramatically increased the buying power of Americans abroad.

The strong dollar has resulted in steep currency discounts, making some of the world’s best real estate markets more affordable than they’ve been for many years.

Savvy Americans are buying abroad in record numbers, with some prime markets seeing as much as a tenfold increase in volume. This is starting to affect inventories and local pricing.

Look at these sharp increases in USD buying power that the strong dollar is handing you, as compared to exchange rates in 2013.

Increase in U.S. dollar buying
power since 2013…

Brazil +90%
Canada +35%
Chile +46%
Colombia +81%
Europe +16%
Mexico +58%
UK +35%

But this currency advantage won’t last forever. The present situation came about rapidly, and it could go the other way just as quickly.

In fact, some of these “discounts” have already fallen from their peaks.

If you have an IRA, 401(k), or stock portfolio, international real estate is the perfect way to take some of your winnings off the table…

The U.S. stock markets are well into new territory at all-time highs, and many IRAs, 401(k)s, and portfolios have seen the benefit. But you don’t want to put too much of your money at risk by simply “hanging on too long.”

There are three factors to consider at this stage of our economic cycle.

Recession timing

  • Since the Great Depression, the longest time between recessions has been 10 years (during the 1990s).
  • The average time between recessions has been 4.7 years.
  • As I write this today, the time since our last recession is 9.7 years… over twice the average uninterrupted length.

So by our own historic measure, we are “due” for a recession. Of course it could start tomorrow, or years from now. There’s no way to know. But a recession is certainly far more likely today than it was this time last year.

Interest rates

During a recession, the Fed will lower interest rates to help turn it around. But this time will be a problem, looking at history:

  • The largest recession rate cut was close to 10%.
  • Since the 50s, the average recession interest rate cut has been about 4%.

The problem is this: As of today—with a current fed funds rate of just 2.5%—there is simply nowhere to go. Even a rate cut that matches our smallest in history will just about put us into negative-rate territory.

Growth of stock prices

Since the end of the last recession, stock prices have risen 384% (as measured by the S&P 500). And perhaps more importantly, it’s up 171% since the pre-recession peak.

What’s more, stocks today are overpriced, as measured by the S&P 500’s price to earnings ratio. Today’s P/E ratio is 20.17, meaning that company stock prices are more than 20 times their earnings. It’s only been higher a few times in our history… such as during the “dot-com” crash and the Great Recession. The mean P/E ratio (since 1870) is just 15.7… 27% less than today’s valuation.

Now if this were a card game

Picture yourself in a high-stakes card game. You’re on a remarkably long streak, and you’ve doubled or tripled your money so far in the game. You would probably not let all your winnings ride on the next hand… it would be sensible to take some of those profits off the table.

Likewise, now is the perfect time to skim your gains out of the U.S. stock markets, and diversify them abroad by investing in an overseas property. This is easily done if you have a normal portfolio. But even if you have an IRA or a 401(k), you can put those dollars to work abroad.

Finally, the market has already started to drop from its peak, retracting almost 9% in the past few months, so the time to act is now.

Seizing this overseas advantage wasn’t always easy for me…
but it can be a lot 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 can take advantage of some of the best opportunities the world has to offer, and I am enjoying an enviable new life as a result.

Although, in my case, it wasn’t easy.

I had to learn to speak both Spanish and Portuguese after age 50… and explore many new countries without local support. 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.

And when that legal support was mediocre or nonexistent, I spent hundreds of hours reading legal statutes and legislative rulings in foreign languages… it’s enough to give you a headache.

To be honest, it took me years of travel and investigation to identify my top picks in just four countries. And, in some ways, I was just plain lucky the way things turned out.

But this journey can be much easier for you than it was for me. In fact, we’ll show you how to 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 2019 Global Property Summit.

You can hope to be lucky… or you can be prepared.

Follow your dream…
Live the good life…
Make a profit

 

At the 2019 Global Property Summit, we’ll help you:

  • Choose the country and the location that’s right for you, ideal for your overseas purchase…
  • Determine the best property type for your intended lifestyle and investment goals…
  • Learn the fundamentals of buying real estate overseas safely and securely…
  • Understand 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 promising market and how to determine the amount you should spend to buy what you want…
  • Navigate markets with no multiple listing service (this includes most of the world)…
  • View a range of properties currently available in the world’s top property markets…
  • Obtain access to exclusive investment offerings, including turnkey 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…


Reliable agricultural investments are one
of many paths to investment
diversification…

You do not have to buy a boring, cookie-cutter condo in a high-rise block to enjoy life, make a profit, or earn an income from international real estate.

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 risks.

We’ll help you to decide what to buy… where to buy… and how to get started. And we’ll show you the ropes so you’re not cheated… or disappointed.

The toughest part of buying international real estate can be deciding where to start looking…

But we’ve got that covered…

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 central courtyards will take you back in time, while new, modern condos are an easy walking distance away.

“I never thought about Argentina before, but Paul Reynolds presentation really got my attention. It looks like a beautiful place to check out and is now on my bucket list. Great job by Evie Brooks and Liz Larroquette their presentation was fast paced and captured the audience’s attention. Great presentation as always! Dynamic!”

–Jo Anne Burril, All Access Pass, New York, United States.

Or maybe you dream of tropical beaches, a place where you could get up bright and early every 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 panoramic 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.

We’ll help you find a place that offers:

  • Secure property purchase process…
  • Guaranteed property rights…
  • A safe environment…
  • Reasonable transfer costs and taxes…

At the Global Property Summit, we’ll show you the best locations the world has to offer for lifestyle and investment.

  • Discover the markets that make the purchase of real estate easy and… where your rights as a foreign property owner are protected… and where you can save on taxes…
  • Explore the countries that offer today’s best opportunities for buying real estate… whether for retirement, as a second home, or as an investment (or all three)…
  • 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 in another language)…
  • See how to size up any particular purchase opportunity, including the 14 things you must confirm before signing on the dotted line
  • Find out how to find the local resources you need to buy safely and securely…

We’ll have representatives from the world’s top destinations

Destinations that are now making news in expat and investor circles around the world, such as…

  • Portugal is the #1 hot spot today, and the world’s #1 retirement destination (again). With some of the world’s best weather, best beaches, and finest European cities, Portugal is hard to beat. Lief Simon and Kathleen Peddicord have already invested here, and are scouting for another investment now. A friend of mine bought an oceanfront home in the Algarve for less than 100,000 euros (just over US$100,000).
  • Panama continues to be a powerhouse for the income investor, with a profitable run of more than 15 years. Capital gains also continue to be strong, and Panama remains a popular destination for retirees and part-year residents. At the Global Property Summit, we’ll be showcasing many of Panama’s investment and lifestyle opportunities.
  • Belize offers some of the Caribbean’s most affordable luxury beachfront… but the interior of Belize hides another world entirely. We’ll bring you the best of Belize’s beachfront properties… but you’ll also discover projects designed for comfortable, off-grid living… a gateway to the popular sustainable lifestyle.
  • Colombia has been high on our list since 2010, and has changed remarkably during that time. Medellín was once a speculative investment, but is now one of the world’s standards for upscale city living. But aside from Medellín, we’ve now discovered a hot, new market that offers a new world of opportunity. You’ll see what it has to offer at this year’s Global Property Summit.

…but we’ll also introduce you to some areas that you probably haven’t heard about for a while.

  • A tropical Caribbean destination offers white-sand beaches, deep azure waters, and one of the world’s best rental markets. The multicultural expat community here has brought their food, customs, and traditions to the New World, conveying a cosmopolitan feel to what first appears to be a laid-back beach town.
  • And one of our old favorite countries has come back to life, after remaining quiet for a few years. With thousands of miles of beaches, we’ve zeroed in on a few amazing buys… including beachfront lots at prices we haven’t seen for years, thanks to today’s favorable exchange rates.
  • Finally, the world’s easiest place to relocate abroad—and one with the easiest and fastest residency process I’ve ever seen—is back in our sights. We’ll have reports and properties from several regions of this fascinating country.

Picking the best property in your chosen location can be hit-or-miss if you don’t employ a sound process…

And “process” is what this conference is all about…

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 when I don’t follow my own process, I can still have trouble zeroing-in on the right property when buying for myself.

“Specific, diverse opportunities as well as educational material”

–David Gard, Washington, United States

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 (even though I know better) that I hadn’t organized and prioritized the criteria for the property I was looking for, based on its intended purpose. I ended up mixing up my agendas.

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

On my next buying trip to Medellín, I practiced what I preached; and I had a second super rental investment property in less than five days.

At the Global Property Summit, we’ll lay out a step-by-step process for finding the property that fits your investment or lifestyle needs.

We’ll walk you through the critical thinking that should go into determining the best property buy for you, depending on your objectives and budget.

Ask yourself:

  • Are you looking to retire overseas full-time?
  • Will you live abroad for part of the year?
  • Do you dream of your own vacation home in the sun?
  • …or perhaps a pied-à-terre in your favorite chic and cosmopolitan European city…
  • Maybe you want to diversify your investment portfolio and make money, plain and simple.

Based on our collective experience—gained while buying hundreds of properties for these same reasons—our staff of experts at this year’s Global Property Summit will have a plan for success that’s right for your needs.

And here’s the “Perfect Storm” of success…

Usually, “success” means that you’ve found a property that meets your primary objective. But often, with good pre-planning and some groundwork, you can really hit a home run.

Here’s a worthwhile objective:

  • Invest in a property overseas that allows you to escape for regular holidays right now…
  • That’s also a property that will be waiting for you when the day for retirement comes around and you’re ready to move in full-time…
  • That also, in the meantime, could earn you a good (or even a great) yield in the form of rental cash flow…
  • That all the while, is appreciating steadily in value year after year…

That’s a “perfect storm” property purchase, and we’ve seen readers succeed in doing it. At the Global Property Summit, we’ll show you where to look for buys like this, and how to make them work for you.

Here are some of the topics we’ll cover on finding a property that’s the best fit

    • 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, 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 Return on Investment—discover the property buyer’s biggest trap and how to avoid it…

Portfolio diversification is one of the
biggest benefits of
buying real estate abroad…

At the Global Property Summit, we speak to investors…

As you’ve seen, a smart “lifestyle” property purchase can make you a handsome profit. But maybe you’re looking strictly for an investment.

Based on our long and extensive experience at this, we can assure you that there’s a lot of money to be made this way.

An investment in a well selected 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 brings portfolio diversification—diversification of currency, diversification of market, and diversification of asset type. It provides the opportunity for you to position yourself to profit in a long-term way that can create legacy wealth.

A team we can trust

“Thank you! It’s truly incredible to have such a team of experts on our side that we have been able to truly trust…”

–Sandy Farwell, 2018 Global Property Summit attendee

Furthermore, real estate overseas is one of but two remaining asset types that an American need not report to the IRS… 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 the 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.

Lief is also pulling together a solid array of investment opportunities from around the world, so you can see the potential for yourself.

Agricultural: Today’s best yields
and lowest investment levels…

Here are some of the best agriculture investment offers we’ll be presenting…

For the past seven years, an important focus for us has been agricultural investment opportunities worldwide. Productive land is the ultimate hard asset, with the potential for long-term and even legacy yields.

Here are a few current examples that have caught my attention:

Timber in Nicaragua (US$6,880)

Historically, timber has enjoyed the best risk/reward ratio of any investment sector, producing an annualized ROI of 13% per year, every year. It’s the long-held secret of the world’s wealthiest people.

At this year’s Global Property Summit, we’ll introduce you to two opportunities to join an experienced plantation manager, with your portion titled in your name.

Organic Fruit in Panama (from US$39,000)

Panama offers the opportunity to cash in on the globally exploding demand for one agricultural product in particular.

We’re preparing a special presentation on this opportunity specifically, as it’s one of the best agricultural investments we’ve identified in seven years of searching.

In fact, it’s our most popular agricultural offer of all time.

Aquaponics in Thailand (from US$31,000)

With aquaponics farming (on water), production cycles are weeks rather than years, meaning that cash flows begin far sooner than for any land-based farming operation.

In this offer, you get to buy your own aquaponics unit, and then partner with an experienced farm management company to grow your produce and fish.

Over the life of your unit, the expected return is just over 15%. Initial outlay is only US$31,000 at this time.

Income properties:
The bedrock of long-term security…

We’ll show you the best markets where you can
“put your property to work”…

The name of the game for the global property investor today is buying for yield.

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 their property secure while away, and those who want to “put the property to work” earning an income while they’re not using it themselves.

Here’s one important fundamental concept: Buying a rental property is not like buying your own residence.

I learned this the hard way while looking at those 92 properties in Medellín. 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 the Global Property Summit, we’ll make sure you have the information and insight 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… 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…

Here are two of our favorite income markets today

 

Panama City


Panama City is a trendy metropolitan
city with Latin American prices…

We’ve been recommending Panama City for rental investment for more than 15 years. In that time, investment guru Lief Simon has earned a cash flow of 15% per year (net) and has helped many, many other investors do the same.

Many post-2008 pundits proclaimed that this market would collapse, like so many other markets around the world at the time. We ignored them and continued recommending Panama City for rental property investment.

Though the market softened, no collapse came, and Lief (and those who took his advice) continued earning excellent annual yields.

What do we think of Panama City for rental investment today? We’re more bullish than ever on this proven market. Panama City offers some of the most stable rental yields available anywhere in the world thanks to its unique flexibility. You can rent short-term or long-term… to businessmen, retirees, or tourists… to expats or locals.

The key is buying in the right part of town depending on which market you want to target. Our Panama pros will show you what and where to buy to generate the greatest possible yields while at the same time positioning yourself for what we predict is going to be excellent capital appreciation over the coming 5 to 10 years.

Medellín


The U.S. dollar’s buying power in
Medellín is one reason we are so
bullish on this city…

Medellín has been one of our favorite rental investment markets since 2010, and we’re more bullish than ever on this market’s prospects in 2019.

I’ve purchased two rental properties in Medellín myself… as have Lief Simon, Kathleen Peddicord, and hundreds of other investors.

In addition, we have identified an emerging neighborhood of this city that is poised to offer better-than-ever returns. This area is a focus of local city planners who are investing in important infrastructure improvements, which is drawing increased attention from foreign investors, travelers, and property buyers.

Meantime, the U.S. dollar is near a historic high against the Colombian peso, which multiplies our buying power. The time to act in this market is right now. We’ll have the details for where and how at our Global Property Summit.

Do you think international real estate is only for the wealthy?

We’re presenting investment opportunities with impressive returns starting at just US$6,880…

If you thought global property investing was a jet-set strategy, think again.

In fact, anyone with US$6,880 can get involved easily, without leaving the conference.

With minimal capital, you can begin diversifying your portfolio, generating cash flow, and reaping capital gains.

We’ve identified a good selection of opportunities with buy-ins of US$50,000 or less to showcase at this year’s Global Property Summit. Here are just a few examples as of today:

Investment Return Project
US$6,880 Up to 13% Nicaragua, teak plantation
US$22,500 8% to 11% Panama, timber investment
US$25,000 Up to 15% Brazil, lots for development
US$25,000 9% Colombia, long-term rentals
US$25,500 24% France, truffle plantation
US$31,000 Over 14% Thailand, aquaponics project
US$37,750 Up to 13% Nicaragua, teak plantation
US$39,000 18% Panama, mango plantation
US$49,000 13% Panama, loan to developer

Buying an overseas property can be
simple, safe, and secure…
if you know the traps and
follow the rules…

At the Global Property Summit, we’ll show you how to do it right…

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

That sounds great, right? However, I learned that one reason the process can be so quick is the lack of safeguards.

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.

A simple purchase experience can be an advantage. You don’t need the government to babysit the process for you, as long as you have the knowledge to protect yourself.

Today I’m good at this… and you can get there, too… without going through my long learning curve.

You can hope to be lucky…
or you can be prepared…

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

  • Learn the fundamentals 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 versus buying via a corporation, trust, or other structure…
  • Discover what every property buyer needs to know about moving money around the world
  • Look at your options for financing overseas and how to understand, consider, and take advantage of what’s available to you…
  • Learn how to buy an overseas property with your IRA or 401(k)

Knowledge is indispensable… but we’ll also have exciting, actionable properties and investments from around the world…

From pure investments to sunny second homes… all will be there for your review…

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 our event center.

  • Discover today’s best individual property deals, pre-construction buys, income properties, and agricultural investments—all opportunities that will be available, real-time, at the time of presentation
  • A broad selection of lots, houses, condos, and rural… along with beachfront, city, mountain, farm, and plantation properties…
  • 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…

Our property experts have called on their worldwide contacts in pulling together this special event…


Lief Simon

The Global Property Summit has been put together by international real estate investor Lief Simon, Editorial Director of Global Property Advisor, Simon Letter, and Offshore Living Letter.

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 23 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 eight 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 6% per year inrental 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: More than 40% per year for 5 years
  • Riverfront in Panama highlands: 100% profits 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 13 years plus 50% capital appreciation…
  • Hard-money loan in Australia:17% per year for 18 months (including the currency gain)…
  • Renovation in Medellín, Colombia:Current holding with estimated 150% appreciation on the local market over the past seven years…
  • Lagos, Portugal: This current holding has earned 9% net yield over the past three years. And according to the most recent assessment, appreciation stands at about 50% over that period…

Kathleen Peddicord

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

Considered the world’s foremost authority on overseas retirement, Kathleen has traveled to more than 70 countries, invested in real estate in 24, established businesses in 7, renovated historic properties in 6, and educated her children in 4. Her book “How to Buy Real Estate Overseas” is considered the bible for anyone considering a property purchase abroad.

Kathleen has moved children, staff, enterprises, household goods, and pets across three continents, from the East Coast of the United States to Waterford, Ireland… from there to Paris, France… and then to Panama City, where she and her husband Lief Simon have based their Live and Invest Overseas business. These days, Kathleen divides her time between Panama and Paris.

Kathleen’s newest book, a new and expanded edition of her best-selling “How To Retire Overseas,” published by Penguin, is now available on bookstore shelves.


Lee Harrison

Lee Harrison is Latin America Editor for Live and Invest Overseas, as well as the creator and founding Editor of Overseas Property Alert.

After spending six years flying with the U.S. Navy, he completed a successful career in the nuclear power industry.

Taking advantage of a post-merger early retirement offer, he left the States in 2001 at age 49 and retired to Cuenca, Ecuador.

Since that time, Lee has enjoyed and invested in properties in Ecuador, Nicaragua, Uruguay, Colombia, Brazil, and Mexico. And beginning in 2001, he’s written for a number of publications about living abroad and property investing.

Lee has obtained residency in Ecuador, Uruguay, Colombia, and Mexico. And he’s visited as many as 17 countries per year throughout Europe and Latin America, traveling and writing about retirement and investment opportunities.

Lee’s network of property insiders from those travels, along with his understanding of local cultures and languages, has helped him develop insight into local property markets that only the locals usually possess.

Our international team of more than
40 real estate experts will share their
wealth of experience
throughout the event…

From pure investments to sunny second homes… all will be there for your review…

Kathleen, Lief, and I have called on our far-flung global network of real estate experts from Belize to Argentina… from Ireland to Italy… from Panama to 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 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…
  • 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 prices 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.

This information-packed, one-of-a-kind summit is only available for a limited time at these prices…

Current discounts are only available during the Early Bird Discount period…

The full list price of our 2019 Global Property Summit will be US$1,095 per person, and only US$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

When you sign up now, you qualify for the Early Bird Discount. This will slash the cost of admission to just US$845 for one person, and only US$1,095 for two. In other words, your guest attends for only US$250.

And, chances are, you’ll be eligible for an even better discount, in addition to these Early Bird Discounts:

  • If you’re one of our All Access Pass members your admission is free, along with your spouse or guest.
  • Existing Overseas Living Letter readers will save US$50.
  • Subscribers to Simon Letter or Overseas Retirement Circle members will save US$100.
  • If you’re a member of Global Property Advisor, you will save US$200 off the currently discounted price.

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

  • Admission to all presentations…
  • Complete access to the restricted exhibit/developer area…
  • Expert, one-on-one, personal consultations…
  • Formal and informal Q&A sessions, breakouts, and workshops…
  • Introductions to reliable real estate sources, business contacts, fellow expats, and professional legal resources…
  • Access to optional, attendee-only pre- and post-conference real estate tours…
  • Access to optional cultural, craft, and sightseeing tours…
  • Coffee breaks and snacks…
  • Welcome cocktail reception, and all sponsored lunches and events…
  • Seminar materials, notebooks, and handouts…
  • Downloads of all conference presentations after the event is over…
  • A complete set of professionally produced conference recordings…
  • Access to special conference attendee-only offers, terms, and discounts on selected property opportunities…

Reserve your seat today by contacting Events Director Valentine Fouché by email or by calling her toll-free at 1-888-627-8834. Valentine will have you booked and ready to go in minutes.

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

Free, exclusive VIP service…

The biggest incentive of all to
sign up now…

We’d like to offer the perks and privileges of first-class, VIP service to all attendees. Unfortunately, we just can’t. Logistics don’t allow for it.

Therefore, the next 20 readers only who register for our Global Property Summit will attend as VIPs and will enjoy the following special benefits:

  • Private, pre-conference session with international property guru Lief Simon.
  • Reserved, VIP front-row seating: Get the most of all presentations with exclusive, front-and-center seating in the event room.
  • Private Consultations with our experts, available to you on a priority basis.
  • Elite, VIP Concierge Service. We’ll take care of your every need, from the moment you register until the closing ceremonies. From shopping trips to country excursions, our team will be at your service.

“Excellent conference from start to end—thank you.”

–Gregg Steward, United States

As a VIP, we’ll put our conference staff at your disposal for the entire event to ensure you get the maximum value out of every minute. VIP status brings an unparalleled level of support.

And your VIP service will start today. We’re standing by to assist with hotel bookings and airfare recommendations from the minute you register and will help you lay the groundwork for whatever you want to do, see, and accomplish while you’re in Panama.

This VIP offer is a first-come, first-served opportunity, limited to the next 20 readers.

So I urge you to sign up now, to be among those next 20 readers. Contact Valentine Fouché by email or call her toll-free at 1-888-627-8834 to get your name on the VIP Attendees List.

Or you can register online here. Either way, feel free to contact Valentine by email with any questions about your VIP status.

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 months 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… to have your purchase “pay its own way,” if you’d like to supplement your income…

“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, USA

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 2019, so I urge you to sign up today. You can call our conference line toll-free at 1-888-627-8834…

Or you can sign up online

Or you can email conference director Valentine Fouché with any questions (PropertySummit@LiveAndInvestOverseas.com).

This Summit is the only event of its kind… and one of our most-popular and well- attended conferences. We are anticipating a sell-out crowd. Please reserve your place today, while seats remain available.

 

I look forward to meeting up with you in Panama.

Sincerely,

Lee Harrison
Senior Overseas Property Correspondent

P.S. I attend quite a few events every year hosted by Live and Invest Overseas… but this one is my favorite. I like it because finding the world’s best property buys is, to me, the most enjoyable aspect of living abroad. This event does that efficiently, with no fluff.

“Good job! I will attend another conference!”

–Greg Keller, United States

And remember… the current prices are good for a limited time only, and the VIP packages are strictly limited due to space constraints. Sign up now so you don’t miss the significant savings or VIP status.

Follow your dream…
Live the good life…
Make a profit…

lios-logo
Reach us with questions and comments at CustomerService@liveandinvestoverseas.com
or by phone, toll-free from the United States, at 1-888-627-8834.