Category Archives: International Investing

Since the development of Ixtapa a few decades ago, the Ixtapa Real Estate market has grown not only in size, but also in quality of life. A result of the large numbers of non-Mexicans choosing Mexico Real Estate as their home, foreign investment, the North American Free Trade agreement, and some positive policies of the current and last administrations, infrastructure and services have been......
There is no question that the global economic downturn has had a particularly harmful effect on Ireland’s economy after over a decade of prosperity. While exports have been resilient, unemployment has surged and the collapse of the real estate market has made getting loans increasingly more difficult. Finance Minister Brian Lenihan is on record as saying Ireland is facing the most challengi......
Yucatn has been the attention of many international real estate investor in recent years. With the many Haciendas, the old colonial architecture, and the increasing amounts of non-Mexican buyers, where can people begin their process into buying property here in paradise? We asked Mitch Keenan, a Yucatan Real Estate broker, very well known throughout the entire Yucatan Peninsula, and wit......
The turmoil in the international stock markets is having a dire impact on the retirement plans of many Australians For example, during September 2008, it was estimated by SuperRatings, a company that tracks the performance of super funds, that Australian super funds lost as much as 6% of their value. During the past year they lost 12% of their value. The reason for the massive losses is the ......
What is the future of international property investment? In an age when many countries have only recently opened up politically and economically, the possibilities seem far more extensive than they were a generation ago. This has seen plenty of excitement over eastern Europe, fascination with Asia and interest in small but booming cases such as Cape Verde or Cyprus. Naturally enough, the cir......
Offshore bank accountsoffer a level of asset protection you cannot achieve in the United States. If you wish to protect yourself from undue taxation, liability in the event of a lawsuit or divorce, or work in a high-risk profession, an offshore bank accountmay be the solution you need. With the assistance of a professional well-versed in the establishment of offshore bank accounts, you can e......
This article is about exploring some of the reoccurring themes in food from around the world. If you are a foodie, this article may be of general interest to you; but if you are interested in opening your mind and palate to trying some new foods, this is a good starting point. Over the next few weeks, I will post more articles along this theme with specific descriptions and suggestions for......
Real estate in France experienced a piece-by-piece real estate surge as its own high speed train system is put into place. This is also referred to as the Ryan Air effect, whereby values rise as budget airlines arrive. This is due to the ease of getting to property that was once considered in the middle of nowhere – or at least hard to get to. The Italian high speed train service is kn......
Hello again, we are now up to week number eight in the ten part article series on how to trade stock options successfully. Stay tuned for this weeks installment on how to save. Savigs is one of the most critical parts to any successfuly financial strategy; if you spend your gains as soon as you have them you will never reach true wealth. It is only by the miracle of compound interest that yo......
Why could the U.S. be heading into a recession? The most likely reason is the housing market- a multi-faceted subject. There’s the new home building sector. It’s important because it employs so many people, not just in construction but, by extension, in the industries that supply materials to the homebuilders – lumber, concrete, appliances, and even retailers like Home ......