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Property Summit Takeaway: Opportunities Are Still Abundant

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At our 2018 Global Property Summit here in Panama City last week, Live and Invest Overseas Publisher Kathleen Peddicord did a quick survey of our audience of nearly 70 by show of hand…

And, it threw up some interesting numbers…

50 – percentage of our audience visiting Panama for the first time

30 – percentage looking to buy a home for personal use

70 – percentage seeking an investment property

50 – percentage looking for an investment property that they may also spend some time in (the best category to be in, according to Kathleen…)

And, most interesting…

60 – percentage of our audience that had previously invested in real estate

Now, if those numbers seem suspiciously well-rounded, bear in mind that this was a fun exercise to get a feel for our crowd. In the absence of an official statistician, those figures are guesstimates of raised hands (we were on a tight schedule)… but pretty close to actual…

One thing that seems to surprise attendees at our Global Property Summit every year is the amount of opportunity out there today. Those that are relatively new to the idea of living and investing overseas tend to worry that, coming to the table now, they’ve missed out on the best opportunities… and the best prices…

But that’s far from the case.

Take Panama, for example. Live and Invest Overseas has been talking about Panama and running conferences in Panama for almost a decade. Shouldn’t the best of Panama be all bought up at this stage?

Well, yes… and no.

Ten or 15 years ago, Panama City was still an affordable place to buy—and it was open to all, including retirees on a limited budget. Thanks to the city’s explosive growth, we no longer recommend Panama City as a bargain destination. For those looking to live a great lifestyle on a modest income, we recommend taking a look elsewhere in Panama… from the “City Beaches” where you’re close to the sand and still within reach of almost every service you could want for… to the wild and free surroundings of the Azuero Sunset Coast…

For the pure investor, though, Panama City still holds some exciting opportunities (which our audience discovered last week). And, going into “the interior” (the rest of the country outside Panama City), you’ll find opportunities not only in traditional property developments but in agriculture, too. One of our presentations last week focused on an organic farming investment opportunity in Panama with a 16% return.

The point is you can’t write off a whole country’s—or even city’s—real estate market forever. As one neighborhood reaches saturation, there may be an attractive opportunity opening up just next door.

While Panama was the base for our Summit last week, it wasn’t the only country under discussion. Opportunities also came from markets in Colombia, Dominican Republic, Belize, Nicaragua, Mexico, Thailand, Portugal, the U.K., and my native France—where, right now, you can cash in on a truffle-farming opportunity for 18% to 24% returns.

While it will be another year until we gather all our property experts together in one room, you can tap into all the knowledge they shared here in Panama last week—and get it all at a deeply discounted price…

For a limited time, as we work to package this collection of presentation recordings, slideshows, and bonus reports together—into one neat “Your Dream Home Overseas Kit”—you can reserve a copy for over 60% off. What’s more, save an additional US$20 when using Coupon Code LIOSC20GPS.

Listening to these audio recordings from our top global property experts, you’ll get all the information you need to:

  • Choose the country and the location that’s right for you, ideal for your overseas purchase
  • Determine the best property 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!)…
  • Connect with the most promising markets for agricultural investments, including introductions to the best current productive land plays anywhere in the world today…

Again, this pre-release discount is only available for a limited time. To avail of the offer, you need to reserve this exclusive set of recordings and bonus reports before midnight tomorrow, March 20.

Valentine Fouché

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