Expat Property Investing 101: Why You Need A Good Property Manager

Would you like another layer of stress heaped onto what you already have from your normal work and life? Then buy a property in another country and attempt to manage it yourself. You are guaranteed to go nuts. If a Tenant Breaks a Window, Does Anybody Hear? Last month a tenant broke a large window […]

Expat Property Investing 101: What’s a REIT?

It’s a Real Estate Investment Trust, that’s what it is. Great, sir, thanks for the vocabulary lesson. Can we go home now? Oh no, not yet. The class just started! Here’s a Wikipedia definition for you: (REIT) /ˈriːt/ is a company that owns, and in most cases, operates income-producing real estate. REITs own many types […]

Expat Property Investing 101: Assemble Your Team

“Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you to reach the heights of your capabilities or make the money that you want without becoming very good at it.”   Brian Tracy Once you have determined the purpose of your property investment and thoroughly surveyed the possible risks to your investment in your target […]

Expat Property Investing 101: Survey The Risks

As we discussed in the first installment in this series, a property investment is likely to be one of the larger purchases you will make in your lifetime. Therefore, it only makes sense that you do a thorough survey of the possible risks to your precious investment BEFORE you commit that big lump sum in […]

Expat Property Investing 101: Why Buy?

Thinking about investing some of your hard-earned cash in a nice piece of real estate? With the property market picking up in many countries around the world, expats are once again looking at real estate as a possible investment choice. The darkest days of the global property crash seem to be quickly fading into a […]