Sunday, April 01, 2012
We read all the time about savvy investors striking deals and making a killing. Of course, by the time we read about it, the opportunity has passed - or it's not quite as juicy. These investors strike it rich because they're well-connected. They know the right people. So they're armed with the right information to maximize their profits.
It's no different with real estate investment. With the right connections, you can pay less for your property...access special payment terms ...and get ahead of the profit game from the beginning.
And there's an easy way to make those connections. It's a short-cut to profit. Like 28.7% in less than a year...
If you're interested in real estate overseas, you won't want to miss out. Read on below to find out more.
"It's a pretty boring way to potentially make a lot of money."
Choose from Eight
"Off-Market" Real Estate Deals Regular Buyers Will Never See
This June Only, You Can Access Huge Savings...Get Preferential Terms...and Secure Potentially Big Profits in the Best Undervalued Property Markets Overseas...
The catch? You Have to Keep It Quiet.
What if you could get a $103,000 lot overlooking the Caribbean--for just $52,000?
Water views on one side and long, green valley vistas on the other. A lot every bit as nice as the neighbors'--nicer than some of them--only you'd secure yours for half the going rate.
You'd be ahead of the game from the get-go...
Or how about a 7.7% discount on the official price list in a successful, high-end beach development? I'm talking about some of the best stretches of sand south of the U.S.--with palms, jade-colored water, a golf course...and an upscale community that's already proven. Earlier phases here sold out quickly, and property values are poised to increase.
This is a smart play, even at full fare. But you could be in for below list price. Plus, in addition, you could leverage your position with a modest $5,000 down payment and no-interest financing. An arrangement not available to the general public.
Or what would you say to a 15% discount on the launch price of a beachfront condo in the hottest real estate market in South America? Plus you could be in with a down payment of as little as $725 and payments of less than $1,000 a month during the build period...
Again, this is in a place that makes smart sense, even at full price.
(The proof: At the official public launch for that last deal, 200 people put their names on the registration list, hoping for a cancellation. But "my" insiders were already in...and had their choice of the best units.)
These are real examples of what you call "off market" deals. Deals readers like you have taken advantage of. But deals you couldn't walk in off the street and access.
Well-connected insiders take advantage of arrangements like these all the time.
Only thing is, with "insider" bargains like these you have to keep them to yourself. You can't brag about the deal you got.
That's the essence of it. Huge savings, potentially big profits...but you keep the deal quiet.
It's 100% legal. In fact, it's regular practice for well-connected investors--really no different than any business deal struck among inside players.
It's about who you know, as much as anything else.
Now maybe this sounds a little mysterious, but actually...it's a pretty boring way to potentially make a lot of money.
Off-market deals aren't advertised. But this June, you could be one of the insiders...well positioned for big gains--outside the States, outside stocks and bonds, often outside the dollar. In the world's best real estate markets.
I'll tell you how in a minute.
But you should know: You don't need lots of cash on hand to benefit from the kind of off-market deal I'm talking about. And you don't have to be rich, either.
While it's often the very wealthy insiders who are well-connected enough to source these kinds of deals...this is an opportunity for you to invest the way they do.
This is for anybody who would like to...
- Take advantage of a short window of opportunity...
- Position yourself well for gains, despite the anemic economy Stateside...
- Have a solid hedge against uncertain markets--and currency--at home...
- Enjoy a toehold overseas where your nest egg can grow--and you can relax...
I'll explain how you can access at least eight specific off-market deals in what I think are the very best, most undervalued real estate markets on the planet today.
Markets that make sense, even at full price.
I'll show you how you can gain insider status, a seat in the room, a chance to get in on the deals, and an opportunity to be ahead on gains...right from the very start.
My name is Ronan McMahon, and I'm at the helm of Real Estate Trend Alert. You may know me from the pages of International Living. If so, then you know I spend the majority of my time scouting the planet for good-value real estate deals--deals like the ones I just mentioned.
Deals like this can really pay off...particularly when they're made in a market that makes smart sense--even without the discounts and special financing...
In the Right Place, at the Right Time, with the Right Deal...
A Tiny Investment Can Balloon
Here, for instance, are a few deals I personally have jumped in on...and you can see how profitable they've been. Profitable, I should point out, at a time when the U.S. markets were in free fall...
Lots of investment portfolios lost big and lost fast when the crisis hit. But during that time, I had my eye on the right markets, and I--and the folks following my lead--were pocketing gains.
In Panama City, for example, I bought preconstruction for $147,000 and sold shortly after my unit was delivered for $220,000. Plus because of a little-known Panama tax loophole, I was 100% legally able to pocket my profits free of any taxes in Panama.
In Brazil back in 2008, I put down the equivalent of just $1,117 on a pre-construction condo unit in Fortaleza--an incredibly hot market. In fact, two weeks after I signed my contract, units exactly like mine were selling for $20,000 more than I paid. When I finally sold, two years later, I pocketed $43,500 in gains.
In Ireland a few years ago (back when that country was on an economic tear), I bought a place pre-construction for 128,000 Irish pounds (the equivalent of ?162,526) with just a tiny down payment. A few years later, the area boomed, and I sold for ?275,000, pocketing a handy triple-digit annual gain.
With the right deals in the right markets at the right time--these kinds of gains aren't unusual at all.
In just a minute I'll give you some specific examples of the returns readers like you have earned taking advantage of similar deals over the last two years.
The point is: Even though we're seeing an anemic recovery Stateside, not everywhere is in a slump...(and even in a slump...there's usually somebody making money). But I'll come back to that...
Prudent, Lucrative Profit Plays for 2012
When you invest in real estate in the right markets, at the right time, with the right deals--it can be a very prudent (and lucrative) way to not only profit, but to diversify your portfolio.
In these uncertain economic times, having a portion of your nest egg outside the States is sensible. And with the right international real estate plays...it can be easy, too.
That's my beat of course...I'm in the business of identifying the right places.
In the last year alone, I've been on the ground--in some cases more than once--in places like Colombia, Mexico, Belize, Vietnam, London, Ireland, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Canada, France, and that's only a partial list...
But what you may not know is that I don't just stop there. I actually sit down with the developers in person in the markets I think make sense, and I hammer out an even better deal I can pass on to you.
I've got a collection of truly extraordinary profit plays lined up for 2012.
From apartments to beachfront, cities to rural escapes, there's something for nearly every taste.
And that's not all.
Today everybody's talking about the disaster in the Euro-zone. But some people are going to make money from that mess. I'll show you how you could be one of them...
I'll reveal a basketful of insider, off-market plays this summer in person at the...
International Real Estate Investment Forum
Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic, June 7-9, 2012
I'd like to invite you to be there with me...in the room, and in on the deals...
How One Reader Turned an Off-Market Deal
into $48,000 in 18 Months
Readers like you are already profiting handsomely with off-market deals. And if you're not taking advantage of these opportunities, you're leaving money on the table.
Here are just three examples from deals readers like you were able to access at this event in years past. Just look at the returns...
One woman bought an apartment in Joao Pessoa, Brazil in 2010. She paid R$242,000 (that's Brazilian Reals--about US$140,000). Today that apartment is about to be delivered. And its value is a conservative R$325,000 (about US$188,000). That's a 34.3% gain--in 18 months. In US dollars, that comes to just over $48,000 in paper profit. And this is in a liquid market. She could easily cash out.
In another place, a high-end Caribbean development with a golf course and in what many say is the hottest stretch of sand in the region today...one reader took advantage of off-market pricing at this event last year to buy an entry-level condo for $163,000 with terms you couldn't get walking in off the street: Just $15,000 down and payments of $800 a month. Today comparable units list at $182,000--just seven months later. That's an 11.6% gain in less than a year.
Yet another reader made an investment in an office building I recommended in a market where office space is sorely needed. This isn't a super-sexy play. But that's not why it was on the table. It was a deal designed to make readers like you money.
And it has. This gentleman secured his office unit for roughly $146,000. Because of the special terms he got with this off-market deal, he was able to really leverage his position. He put down a small deposit and has made a few installment payments, and that's it. And today his unit would go for about $188,000. That's a 28.7% increase in value in less than a year.
What We'll Be Talking About in June...
When we meet down in the Dominican Republic in June, I'll get a map out and show you exactly where in the world the best opportunities are today. I'll talk to you about why they make sense and if they'd be right for you.
And then I'll show you how you can quickly and easily get in on them--with deals the average Joe off the street can't touch.
Remember--I'm concerned with smart deals in markets that make good sense for an investor.
Now some of these places may be spots where you'd love to spend some time. And that's great when that happens--when you can marry big potential profits and a destination that can enhance your quality of life, too--a place you can enjoy a few weeks or months a year. Or even live full-time...
But that's not my primary concern. I'm looking at the numbers.
Right now, in fact, I'm still negotiating on your behalf. So I can't yet give you the specifics about every off-market bargain I'll have on the table this summer.
As I'm sure you understand, I can't divulge the actual deals until we're in the room at this event. That's the point, really...they're off-market. They're for the insiders only.
Of course, I hope you'll be among the folks sitting with me at the table...in the room and in on the deals.
What I can tell you a bit about right now are the places I'm hot on for 2012...the places where I've got deals underway...
Where I've Got My Eye Today--Markets at the
Profit Tipping Point
hese are the markets I'm watching.
They're markets that make good sense for an investor, even without the off-market deals. You'll hear more about them this summer when we meet in the Dominican Republic... but here's a taste of what they have to offer...
- A 100-mile stretch of coast on Ecuador's north shore is arguably the best-value beachfront on the planet today. The beaches are wide and largely untouched. Lush green forest covers the hills. It's been hard to get to until recently.
But now, a new highway that leads directly from the capital to the coast cuts the drive time in half. All of a sudden, this area is accessible. Tourists, expats, and wealthy from Quito are already coming. Prices are rising. And premium inventory is beginning to run low. In June, I'll show you how to get in here (with an off-market deal) and ride the tide to profits.
- Brazil is now a middle-class country with a booming economy. The world can't get enough of its food, minerals, energy, and manufactured goods. In the northeast, miles of wide, white-sand beaches connect little ﬁshing villages and kite-surﬁng outposts. This is a great place to vacation--as the more than three million visitors to the Fortaleza area last year can attest.
The rental market is strong--and demand is increasing. Yet an anomaly in the market means that a one-mile stretch of boardwalk is undervalued--by as much as 50% when compared to what people are paying just to the east. This anomaly makes this opportunity particularly strong...I'll give you the details in person this summer and show you how you could easily position yourself here for gains off-market.
- In Costa Rica I've got my eye on more than one region. Pacific beachfront...Atlantic beachfront...inland lake properties. There's a lot of diverse opportunity in Costa Rica today. Each place I'll bring to your attention is, I believe, undervalued. There's a window of opportunity here today in a spot where the jungle meets the ocean...another in a place you could swear sits somewhere in Switzerland...a third offers amazing water views and extraordinary bang for the buck...I'll reveal the details at this year's International Real Estate Investment Forum.
- Along the Riviera Maya--a postcard-perfect Caribbean coast with coral-sand beach and turquoise waters--there's a spot where the development is thoughtful and demand for accommodation is high. You'll find a 27-hole golf course and luxury clubhouse among other amenities. I'll introduce you to at least one play here--the kind of thing high-net-worth individuals love to grab. Only you don't need to be loaded to make this one work wonders for you!
- In Uruguay, you'll find not only a very "European" lifestyle, but also some extraordinarily beautiful--and undervalued--beachfront today. A prime opportunity to profit. In one spot I like, in particular, white sands stretch for miles and miles. You can walk on this beach for hours undisturbed by another human being. Birds flap and flutter overhead as waves crash. I imagine it's the way the beaches of east Hampton looked in simpler times...long before the industrialists and Wall Street tycoons and movie stars laid claim to it.
This is an area poised to boom--for several reasons I'll outline in June--and getting in here early, you could reap considerable returns. Even better, right now you could get in for less than $31,900--I'll have the specifics in hand in June. But suffice it to say...this is likely to be a very attractive, off-market deal.
- In the Dominican Republic, too, close to where we'll be for this International Real Estate Investment Forum, there's a lovely pocket of sand and palms that attracts mostly Canadian and European vacationers and is a popular second-home destination for wealthy Dominicans.
No crowded beaches...no giant, tightly packed resorts. There's a proper town center with lots of small restaurants, shops, and cafes. But what makes this a particularly good opportunity right now is that a new road to here from the capital of Santo Domingo cuts the drive down to an hour and forty-five minutes.
This new accessibility will likely lead to higher prices. Yet for now, you could still buy a condo for as little as $85,000. I'll have a nice play in place for June that you may want to take advantage of.
And that's just the beginning of the opportunities you'll hear about this summer at the International Real Estate Investment Forum...
In each and every one of those places--and some others, too--I'm arranging special off-market deals for attendees only. An early-in, lower-priced advantage hands you a great safety margin. And it puts you way ahead of the pack when it comes to gains.
Because as I said before: These markets are worth your attention, even at full price.
Why RIGHT NOW Is an Excellent Time to Invest
in Real Estate Overseas
The truth is, there's a whole world you don't hear so much about in the mainstream press at home. It's the world I spend at least two weeks a month investigating, firsthand. And here's what you need to understand about it...
1. Not every place is in a recession.
We may get lots of doom-and-gloom on the home front. But the picture looks decidedly rosier elsewhere. Places where credit wasn't so loose. Places where the economy today isn't anemic, but is actually growing at a healthy clip.
These places DO exist. And you can find great investment opportunity there.
In some places I like certain pre-construction deals, for instance. That's where you buy into a development before it has been constructed. Frequently, developers will offer substantial discounts to buy "off-plan" like this. The best pre-construction projects will sell out before a shovel goes in the ground. And often the best units go to "insiders."
You see, developers often need investor funds to stay in business. That's a strong incentive to create simple and profitable investor terms for insiders. In addition, bank finance for construction costs will typically be dependent on a certain level of pre-sales. The developer will want to hit that number as soon as possible. All that works in your favor.
As long as you're buying in a place where the market is poised to appreciate--and a large portion of the general public wouldn't mind owning or renting your unit--you're in a strong "profit position."
This summer at the International Real Estate Investment Forum, you'll discover the step-by-step secrets to identifying both the right markets and the right deals. And, of course, we'll have a selection of excellent off-market deals on the table at this event.
2. One person's distress sale can be your smart, below-market buy.
It's not just pre-construction that makes sense in 2012, either. The credit and financial crises we're all too familiar with in the States DID explode elsewhere, too of course--most notably in Europe.
But what is a struggle for somebody else can be a real opportunity for you today.
I like the idea of buying prime, quality, and cash-flow-positive real estate for substantially less than my neighbor paid (sometimes half).
Sound good to you, too?
I'm talking about "crisis investing" here. And the opportunities with the strongest and most reliable yields are in Ireland, Portugal, and Spain today.
This opportunity exists because banks lent to developers to build. Developers built in anticipation that there would be no problem selling their units. After nearly a decade of runaway demand and floods of cheap money, they took their eye off the ball. They took on more debt and risk than they should have, and they overpaid for land.
Credit and financial crises combined with oversupply led to a breakdown in many markets. Sales dried up and high-quality, completed units are left sitting, waiting for a buyer. Banks need to purge their loan books. Developers want to lick their wounds and move on. Forced sell-offs are happening...demand is rock bottom.
This is a formula for opportunity. In the Dominican Republic this June, I'll show you how to spot special deals like this and teach you how to know when to pounce.
But beyond that, I'm hoping to have a few of these deals I can put on the table for you. As you can imagine, it's all in the timing with things like this.
So it'll just depend on what I find in the week leading up to the event. But there's money to be made on the "euro meltdown," and I'd like to help you make some.
3. Baby boomers are headed south in greater numbers than ever--but you can get there first, for less, and profit from the coming "migration."
More than 5 million Americans already live overseas. Their ranks are growing faster than ever. And it's a trend that's going to gain momentum. Millions of Baby Boomers are poised to retire with less money than they'd planned on. By necessity, they'll be looking to escape to destinations where their dollars buy them more.
That means places like Panama, Mexico, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Uruguay, Argentina, Belize, and beyond. When you can get there first, ahead of the crowds, you can be well positioned for profit as prices increase with demand.
That's why I look for what I call "Path of Progress" plays.
Infrastructure development drives real estate prices. It's a fact. This is particularly so when accessibility is increased within an already established and growing market. So I look for places where a new road is going in, for instance, or an airport is under construction. Places where a new area is going to be opening up. When you get in early in a region like this, you've got a head start on gains.
This summer, I'll introduce you to several timely "Path of Progress" plays in proven markets... and walk you through the criteria I use to decide if a deal like this is a good one.
Turn Your Portfolio into an International
Real Estate Profit Machine
At this year's International Real Estate Investment Forum, I'll hand you the simple, proven tools you need to analyze deals on your own. I'll be there to help you every step of the way. But I also want you to feel confident that you're making sound, educated decisions about your own portfolio.
That's the whole idea, after all: That YOU control your future. I want to show you how you can easily, quickly, and safely take steps to shore up and grow your portfolio, using real estate outside the States.
So you can afford to enjoy the lifestyle you deserve. So you have the freedom to do what you want, when you want, where you want.
This International Real Estate Investment Forum isn't like other events.
It is designed to show you (in very practical terms) where--and how--to turn a profit with real estate outside the US and outside the dollar. It's like a crash course, essentially.
Only it's not just theoretical or academic. It's based on real-world experience and up-to-the-minute intelligence. And you'll come away knowing exactly how you can take action.
All the speakers are contacts I know and trust personally. International real estate experts...finance guys...currency specialists...legal professionals...developers... and more. They're flying in from the far reaches of the planet--each ready to share something practical and profit minded.
During this power-packed program in June, we'll hand you every proven insider's tool you need to turn your portfolio into an international real estate profit machine--starting this year.
But that's just the beginning.
I'll also put on the table at least eight off-market deals in markets I believe in.
There's no smoke-and-mirrors when it comes to picking real estate deals overseas that make good sense...I'll show you how I do it. So you can do it.
And I'll hand you some excellent off market-deals I've negotiated on your behalf.
This Summer, You'll See Deals Like These...
Now, as I mentioned, I'm still working out the particulars of the deals I'll have on the table for you this summer.
But to give you a good sense for the kind of deal you'll see, let me give you some more examples of deals attendees like you have been able to choose from in the past...
- A pre-launch offer on a pre-construction project along a lovely stretch of Caribbean coast. In this spot, rental demand far outstrips supply. My "inner circle" shaved 9% off the official launch price. They got in early--so got their pick of the best units. And they were required to put ZERO down. That's right, no down payment.
These properties are already appreciating nicely. The folks who grabbed penthouse units with this special deal paid $199,000--right now, they're sold out, with the last one selling for $244,000.
- A distressed deal in the UK where my "inner circle" got in at 52% off the developer's list price. This was in a high-end, contemporary condo in the heart of the Birmingham city center, a 15-minute stroll from the financial district with cinemas, galleries, and theaters at the doorstep.
This is where young professional and business people want to live and rent. My folks could grab one-bed units at £75,336 ($123,780). Gross rental yields from a unit like this are in the region of 10%.
- A 15% market discount on a beachfront condo. So instead of $62,000, they went for $52,700. In this scenario, the buyers were up $9,200 before factoring in potential appreciation or rental income. Or, for that matter, the enjoyment value of time they could spend in this place--a little escape in the sun.
At the upcoming International Real Estate Investment Forum in the Dominican Republic this June, those are the sorts of deals you'll have access to.
They're all through contacts I have confidence in. And in locales I believe make very smart sense in 2012.
I can say that with confidence, because I've done my homework. You see, when I don't have my Real Estate Trend Alert cap on, I'm wearing one as Director of a firm called Pathfinder, Ltd., a real estate advertising company and International Living's preferred advertising partner. I'm an active real estate investor myself. I'm always on the lookout for potential investments...kicking the tires in new markets... cutting deals with developers and agents.
I spend lots (and lots) of time culling the worthwhile opportunities from the many that don't deserve even a second glance. In fact, I see about 200 potential deals for every one I actually bring to the attention of my Real Estate Trend Alert members. Now, Pathfinder may earn fees on these deals. But Real Estate Trend Alert members always get the best price available. And they always hear about the best deals first. That's my promise. And at this event, you'll have access to those very deals.
Because this International Real Estate Investment Forum isn't just about pointing you to markets and showing you how to profit in them.
It's about taking it one step further, it's about handing you--on a silver platter-- a real head start on gains.
More than a Century of Expertise...
Speakers Committed to Sharing Practical,
I'll be on hand to speak to you in June, of course. But I'm only one of many speakers I have lined up. On the roster of experts coming to the International Real Estate Investment Forum are pros with more than 100 years of expertise between them.
They are top-tier advisors in international real estate, finance, currencies, law, real estate development, and more.
Among those on hand will be...
Margaret Summerfield, Director of Pathfinder International and a long-time trusted colleague of mine. Though based in Panama City's historic Casco Viejo neighborhood, from where she directs our research, Margaret spends much of her time out scouting. In fact, as I write she's on a boat off a small, reef-fringed Caribbean island searching for pockets of undiscovered opportunity. Next month she travels to Chile. This June she'll share with attendees her hot-off-the-presses scouting report from there, offer a full-run-down of her top market picks, and explain why she favors various markets and for whom they'd make the best sense. That'll help you begin to see how the various opportunities you'll be introduced to could fit into your portfolio.
Juan Fischer is the managing partner of Fischer & Schickendantz, one of Uruguay's leading law firms. He manages the firm's foreign-investment consulting unit, advising multinationals and individual investors in foreign direct investments in real estate developments, acquisition of local companies, agricultural enterprises and privatizations. Juan lectures globally on foreign-investment conditions in Uruguay, and this June will be on hand at the International Real Estate Investment Forum to talk about investing in farmland in Uruguay, among other value plays.
Daniel Neves will be there as well. In from Brazil, Daniel will focus primarily on the opportunities unfolding in Fortaleza, where, as a partner in one of the city's most respected real estate firms, he's well connected and plugged in to the best investment deals. He'll talk about several pockets of opportunity that exist there today and share with you some strategies for capitalizing on the extraordinary potential for profit ahead of the crowds.
Steve Linder, flying in from Costa Rica where he is the Sales Manager of Pacific Lots, will be with us in the D.R. to talk about the opportunities unfolding in that nation's southern zone right now. He'll lay out the very compelling "path of progress" story and show you how your portfolio could benefit by holding a stake here. This place is not only beautiful, popular with international expats and visitors who appreciate the great restaurants and hotels, and easier than ever to access, but it's also poised to increase in value. Steve will explain why and how you could benefit.
Toni Green, who is an owner and broker in the Dominican Republic, will join us to talk about the local market - particularly the Samana Peninsula. In many ways, it's much different than the rest of the D.R. She'll talk about why the lack of all-inclusive resorts there (that exist across much of the rest of the island's coast) is an advantage for investors, how you could easily get in, and where the best-value opportunities are.
Benjamin Beja, one of the most well-respected developers in Mexico, will speak about the great profit potential today in the Riviera Maya. This stretch of land south of Cancun is directly in the path of progress, with the government's tourism-development arm planning to bring 11 million tourists to this stretch of coast. New roads, bridges, and even an international airport are planned. Benjamin will walk you through the best ways you could capitalize on this play today.
Francisco del Castillo, whose firm in Ecuador provides services in architectural design and construction and real estate development will be on hand from Ecuador to talk to attendees about the extraordinary profit opportunities on offer in his country right now. In particular, he'll focus on the northern Pacific coast--firmly in the path of progress--where investors will discover extraordinary value today.
Ronan McMahon--that's me. I will, of course, share with you my boots-on-the-ground assessments and my picks for the best value-oriented markets around the world today. I'll show you why I feel the way I do about them, and talk about how I analyze a market so you can do the same. Global events can create opportunities... but you need to be armed with the most in-depth and up-to-date information to capitalize on situations as they arise. At the International Real Estate Investment Forum, I and the other speakers will ensure that you are.
Dan Prescher, International Living's Special Projects Editor, will be our emcee. He and his wife have lived in Ecuador, Panama, Nicaragua, and Mexico. Dan will share his experiences living and buying Real Estate across the region.
Plus you'll hear from attorneys flying in from Uruguay, Brazil, Panama, Mexico, and elsewhere. They'll talk you through whatever considerations you need to make from a legal standpoint before investing in their countries...and introduce you to structures that can help make your investment smooth and easy.
We'll have on hand finance and tax experts who will share with you techniques and insights designed to help you safely maximize your investment and minimize your taxes.
Also joining us from their homes in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, Uruguay, the D.R. and beyond are developers and real estate professionals who will be on hand to speak with you about the opportunities they themselves have to offer you and to share their own stories about investing internationally as well. That's just a very partial list of the more than two dozen experienced players we've invited who you'll have a chance to talk and meet with this summer in the Dominican Republic.
For reasons I've explained, the developers who come to this Forum with off-market deals don't want the general public to know they're offering preferential treatment to a select group of insiders. It only stands to reason.
So the final list of speakers who will be in attendance and the list of folks offering deals, that's only available to registered attendees.
I can assure you, however, that you'll find all our speakers and contacts to be approachable and willing to share their opinions and experiences. That's important to me. You need straight-shooting insights. And that's exactly what you'll get when you join me and my colleagues at this event.
Where to Find the Best Real Estate Deals in 2012
I'm going to give you something else, too.
I want to make sure you have the low-down on the regions I'm targeting for the best profit plays this year. A little background, essentially. That way, when you get to this event, you can put the deals you see there in context immediately.
So I'm pulling together a special report called 2012 Profit Plays: Where You'll Find the World's Best Real Estate Deals.
When you register for the International Real Estate Investment Forum, I'll send it to you--free. Inside you'll find out about...
- A market about to blossom in good-value Ecuador. A stretch of coast that offers not only glorious beaches, but forests that top coastal cliffs. Here clear blue water washes up on pristine beaches. Wild cats, anteaters and tapirs prowl the thick forests. Toucans with rainbow bills and delicate hummingbirds fly through the canopy. Offshore, the rich ocean is a breeding ground for whales and provides a living for local fishermen. Find out exactly where it is, how you get there, and why now is the right time to take a look for yourself.
- The best lakeside buy in Latin America today. The first place you get to when you approach this lake from the capital is a town with pizzerias, cafes, restaurants, supermarkets and souvenir stores. A cluster of new luxury spa resorts and hotels sits on the edge of the town. Most visitors never venture farther on, though they could be on the far side of the lake in just 45 minutes. They don't know what they're missing. It's spectacular. And properties are still incredibly good value. Here, a half-acre lake view lot will set you back as little as $19,000.
- A secret stretch of beach in a stable, democratic, peaceful country with a strong economy and a burgeoning tourism sector--visits were up 40% last year. The country is edging toward investment grade. It has good infrastructure--the tap water is drinkable...roads are modern and paved...and many public places (and some buses) have free Wi-Fi. The second-home market here is hot right now. Big international developers are moving in. The jet set will follow. But you can beat them with a path of progress play that could pay out significant gains...
- And much, much more...
2012 Profit Plays: Where You'll Find the World's Best Real Estate Deals is yours with my compliments when you register for the International Real Estate Investment Forum.
And, in fact, it's the only way to get a copy. We won't sell it the bookstore. But it's yours, free, when you sign on.
This June 7-9, 2012, Enjoy the Sunny Dominican Republic
We're hosting this event in the Dominican Republic for a host of reasons. First of all, it's extremely easy to get to...and tickets are reasonable--sometimes downright bargain-basement. (Plus, in fact, we've arranged with American Airlines a 5% discount on flights for attendees.) It's an easy hop.
Not only that, it's spectacularly gorgeous. We'll be hosting this event at one of the very nicest spots on the island. Indeed, one of the nicest in the Caribbean.
We'll meet at the opulent Casa de Campo Resort, once dubbed the "Monte Carlo of the Caribbean."
It's home to one of the top 50 golf courses on the planet--Pete Dye's Teeth of the Dog course (and two other courses, as well) and was just named the Top Resort in the Caribbean at the World Travel Awards in January, the "Oscars of the travel industry."
The place is a luxurious 7,000 acres. You can take advantage of horses for rides and polo, bicycles, tennis courts, shooting excursions, water sports, spa treatments. Or just relax poolside or on the sand. Thirteen restaurants offer a wide variety of choice.
And a new, $50 million renovation has left nothing to chance. Oversized rooms provide balconies or patios, crisp white linens and beautiful mahogany hardwoods. You get a golf cart you can use to get around.
We've arranged for a special discounted rate for event attendees. Instead of the usual $276 a night, room-only, you'll stay for just $199--and that includes breakfast daily as well as complimentary wifi. In addition, as an attendee at this event, you'll get 10% off all food and drink throughout the resort.
Profit-Focused, Value-Minded, and Fun
While you'll find it a wonderful place to relax...that's not why we'll be there.
We'll be gathered to connect you to off-market deals in the best real estate markets on the planet.
And this is your official invitation to have a seat at the table. Remember, you've got to be in the room to be in on the deals.
And there won't be a more affordable time to reserve your seat.
Forgive me if I'm being too direct here. But I have to be honest: I don't think we're charging enough for this program. We're handing you incredible insider access.
Just one single deal could be worth thousands of dollars to you.
Just recently, I arranged a deal like the ones I'm putting together for this program in the Dominican Republic.
It was in a high-end coastal development with magnificent views of the Caribbean and the surrounding mountains and valleys. It's in a 640-acre space set up at 1,300 feet--so you get great ocean breezes.
The site is diverse, with virgin rainforest, five rivers, two waterfalls, and gently rolling hills. The wildlife is abundant, with hundreds of bird and animal species.
It's being developed tastefully and thoughtfully. Roads wind instead of cutting through at straight angles. I checked this place out for myself, of course, and we winded our way through internal roads that followed the contours of the land...roads lined with well-maintained flowers and grass areas.
Thought and work goes into these little things. That's why they are an important reflection on the developer. A communal pool and barbecue area with an infinity-type pool is complete. Nearby homes are in and more are near completion.
The deal I negotiated included this one: $51,000 for a 1.9-acre lot. That's 51% off the list price. In other words, this deal alone was worth $55,000 to anybody who grabbed it.
Given that math, I think we could quite reasonably charge $5,000 per seat for this International Real Estate Investment Forum--and it would be worth every penny.
After all, you could recoup that--and thousands of dollars more--on just ONE of the special off-market deals you'll learn about.
But it won't cost you $5,000 to come. In fact, it won't even cost you half that.
We wanted to make this International Real Estate Investment Forum as accessible as possible.
And so right now--through May 2, 2012, you'll pay just
$1,295 $1,095 for a seat. (You save $200 when you register early, and you may be eligible for additional discounts as well, on top of that.) Your guest is welcome for a modest
$895 $695 when you register by May 2.
The Secrets--and Access--that Can Change Your World
Your ticket to this event includes not only formal presentations by all our speakers, but also small-group workshops they'll host.
In addition to that, I think one of the most valuable things you gain at a live event like this is the chance to rub elbows with your fellow readers who share your same interests.
So we've worked some "social" time into the agenda as well.
- We'll host two cocktail receptions where you can kick back, network, and enjoy yourself.
- Naturally, coffee and snack breaks throughout the program.
- And, of course, you have full access to our networking and exhibit hall, where you'll find incredible resources to help you put into action the plan that best fits your portfolio.
Plus, of course, this event also includes access to all the off-market deals not available to the general public. Your running head start on profits...
This Event is Likely to Sell Out
I expect this International Real Estate Investment Forum to sell out--just as it has in years past.
The Dominican Republic is an easy, affordable hop.
But because of that, I encourage you to reserve your place now, while seats are still available and you can still take advantage of the Early Bird Discount.
More and more people are coming to understand that in these uncertain economic times, having a portion of your nest egg outside the States is just plain common sense.
With the right international real estate plays, it can be easy to diversify--and position yourself for excellent returns...outside stocks, and outside the dollar.
This June in the Dominican Republic, we'll show you exactly how to do that...and hand you some amazing off-market deals designed to put you in ahead of the crowd in markets I like, even at full price.
If you're ready to have a safe hedge against volatile markets at home and an uncertain US dollar. If you're ready to enjoy a toe-hold overseas where your nest egg can grow and you can relax...
Then there's no more efficient, enjoyable, or affordable way to make that happen than to join me at our International Real Estate Investment Forum in the Dominican Republic, June 7-9, 2012.
Simply click below to put yourself on the attendee list.
Or, if you prefer to register by phone, call tel. 1-866-381-8446 (toll-free in the U.S. and Canada) or 1-410-622-3040 direct to our offices in Baltimore.
I hope to see you there! Click below to register now at a discount.
Real Estate Trend Alert
P.S. If you're on board with the idea of growing and diversifying your portfolio (and I hope you are--for your portfolio's sake!)...then this event is for you.
That's because I and the other experts on hand will pass along to you the proven tools we use for finding, evaluating, and cashing in on real estate deals that can produce extraordinary annual gains...outside the States, and outside the dollar.
By the time our Dominican Republic program comes to a close, you'll know what to look for on your own and how to decide (in an instant) whether an opportunity makes sense for you or not.
But we won't just send you off to fend for yourself. Instead, I'll hand you--on a silver platter--a basketful of off-market deals you can't access any other way. Deals in what I think are the very best real estate markets on the planet today.
It means you get a running head start on gains. That's what this program is all about.
Join me in Dominican Republic this June, and I'll show you how it's done. You can reserve a seat at a discount right now here below. Simply click on the link. But please don't delay.
The opportunities are extraordinary right now. And so we expect this program to sell out quickly. I'd hate to have to put your name on our wait-list. Click below now to save a seat for yourself...
(You'll have a chance to review your order.)
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