Buying international real estate has Ten (10) major advantages right now :
You retain control. You can buy, sell, rent, or develop, according to your schedule and your requirements.
You can generate a cash flow in another currency. This is a great way to diversify your portfolio towards appreciating currencies such as the Brazilian real.
It’s a great inflation hedge. Real estate is better than just cash flow in another paper currency. It’s a hard asset. That means it retains a value independent of any paper currency’s nominal value.
Real estate has multiple uses. Land you buy can be used for residential commercial or mixed use
Real estate investing is fun. Your real estate investment can double as a personal retreat, part-time residence, or vacation getaway. You can enjoy it while it’s appreciating in value…generating rental returns…and safeguarding your net worth.
Dilute Your Political Risk: Today, the biggest threat to your savings isn’t market risk. It’s your own government.It’s only prudent to expect more bail-ins (as we’ve seen in Cyprus), bank deposit taxes (as we’ve seen in Spain), retirement savings nationalizations
(as we’ve seen in Poland, Hungary, Portugal, and Argentina), and capital controls (as we’ve seen in Cyprus and Iceland), among other destructive actions. And these are just a few recent examples.
Asset Protection:Maybe you think it’s just other people who live on the lawsuit firing line…and you live somewhere else. Think again. An offshore Real Estate asset also protects you from overzealous government agencies armed with the summary power to freeze your assets. That’s because their reach doesn’t extend beyond your country borders.
Currency Diversification:Holding International Real Estate that can be converted into foreign currencies is a great way to diversify your portfolio risk, protect your purchasing power, and internationalize some of your savings.
Maintain Limited Privacy: Always consult with your tax advisor on these matters.
Maximize Your Personal Freedom: Having a foreign bank account gives you more options. More options means more freedom.It’s a crucial step in freeing yourself from absolute dependence on any one country.