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D. CHARMING CONDO Oakland Hills 2-Bedroom 2-Bath, an ideal Condo. Offers Loft above garage for income. Pool & spa. Priced at $669,000 USD

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H. East Bay Mountain Jewel El Sobrante 5-Bedroom 4-Bath, wood burning fireplace, in kitchen featuring gas grill, fenced backyard, home warranty & security system. Priced $658,000 USD

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Volume 3 Issue 1

PANAMA - Increasing Popularity of Apartment Rentals









Great Chance for Real Estate Investment

Grecian Real Estate Market Review

Why Investments Can be Very Lucrative

Uprising Real Estate Trends & Why the Market is Hot

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Editor’s Letter Dear Readers, It is my pleasure to bring you volume 3, issue 1 of International Real Estate Investments Magazine. As an Associate Editor I will be reviewing varied features that will provide insight on emerging markets as well as sustainable real estate markets in the United States.

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British Columbia

British Columbia


eal estate investing is one of the most lucrative ways to make mon-

money these days. There are plenty

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of homes that are listed for foreclo-

Great Chance For Investment

an investment buyer, can purchase

sure in many different areas. You, as many of these homes at deep discounts. One of the best places to purchase these kinds of homes right

By: Rex Freiberger


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now is British Columbia.



While many residents are having grave problems, for investors, the BC real estate market is booming. Many houses are in foreclosure nowadays and lending institutions are unhappy at having to recover them from their present owners. Many households are coping with foreclosures since they don’t have the money for the outstanding mortgage payments. Here is your chance to realize a profit. Homes in British Columbia are beautiful, and they are a hot market item right now. This means that there are lots of opportunities to make a profit in BC real estate. You can of-


fer families that are facing foreclosure a great solution, and perhaps you can offer these families a rent back program that would allow them to stay in their home, and you make a nice profit. This is only one method of using BC real estate to your advantage. You can also find a variety of different lists that will point out homes that are either in foreclosure or near foreclosure. You can use these lists to find the perfect homes for purchase. There are lots of different homes available to you as an investment buyer. These are only the first places to look.

For further details regarding BC real estate, perform a simple Internet search. You will quickly find names of parties to contact that may be able to assist you should you decide to invest in the region. To pinpoint the location of homes in which you are interested, it would be wise to enlist the services of a site like ours. No matter which homes you choose to invest in, you will not regret purchasing a home in this area. This is a very beautiful place where lots of different people want to live. It is easy to see why you can make huge profits by purchasing homes that are in foreclosure or near foreclosure.

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A Quick Review of Property for

Sale in Greece


...comprised of over 3,000 islands... has

the richest flora in Europe with over 6,000 species and 600 unique species...There are over 300 days of sun a year, and the summers are hot and dry, often with a cooling breeze, while the


winters are short and mild. By: Jon Lane


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Property Sale

Greece is a republic with a population of 10 million and is situated in the south east of Europe on the Balkan Peninsula. To the north is Bulgaria and Macedonia; to the northwest is Albania, and on the east lies Turkey.



Greece could be

the answer for you.


recent years, Greece has

become more than a popular location for tourists; it is a popular destination for conventions, international exhibitions and major sporting events. There has been a large investment in the infrastructure since the Olympic Games were held in Greece in 2004, and Greece has one of the lowest crime rates in Europe – in many villages, people still leave their houses and cars unlocked.


Property Investments Greece is a popular tourist and investor destination, and there is plenty of potential in the property market. Greece offers a wealth of different properties, from tiny holiday apartments to large stone mansions set in acres of land, with just about everything else in between. Each region has a typical type of property, for example, stone mansions in the Peloponnese and Pelion peninsula, windmill properties in the Cyclades, or Venetian townhouses in the harbour towns. Most British house hunters tend to head straight for the traditional coastal areas of the Peloponnese peninsular. Prices remain very affordable in Greece, and homebuyers get much more for their money than in other popular European holiday destinations. Properties for sale in Greece are almost all freehold. Once you’ve found the property you want to buy, you normally pay a 10% deposit to secure the purchase and the price. If a seller backs out of the sale they have to pay back your 10% deposit and an extra 10% as a penalty. All in all, it takes about six weeks for the searches to be made and the legal documents to be prepared before you complete on your purchase. Greece has a foreign policy that is geared towards the acceptance of outside investors, however, Greece is aware of its status as an underdeveloped haven for those looking for a quieter lifestyle. For this reason, there are very detailed rules about what can and cannot be built on any given plot of land. Tourism In a recent announcement, the Greek government underlined the importance of tourism for the economic development for the country, and every year, Greece plays host to

thousands of holiday-makers who come to enjoy the stunning landscape: there are miles of gorgeous coastline dotted with busy resorts and quaint fishing villages, and some breathtakingly rugged mountainous regions; clean water, and sandy beaches. Greece has a great culinary heritage, and there are lots of mouth watering dishes to be savored. In most resorts, there are a plenty of restaurants offering typical local fare, and don’t forget the bars for the famous Ouzo, an aniseed flavored liquor that is enjoyed throughout Greece. Geography Greece is a republic with a population of 10 million, and is situated in the south east of Europe on the Balkan Peninsula. To the north is Bulgaria and Macedonia; to the northwest Albania, and on the east lies Turkey. Greece is a country comprised of over 3,000 islands, and has the richest flora in Europe with over 6,000 species and 600 unique species. Greek countryside is diverse and varies dramatically throughout the country. There are over 300 days of sun a year, and the summers are hot and dry, often with a cooling breeze, while the winters are short and mild. Conclusion Greece is a beautiful country to live in and there are a wide range of properties to choose from. The property market in the UK may be rocky, but in Greece, property investors are making a good return. Therefore, when you’re looking for an overseas property for sale, Greece could be the market for you. Jon Lane also wrote the Article “A Quick Review of Property for Sale in Greece”.

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Panoramic Ocean Views, Incredible Sunsets, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Casa Copa de Oro. 4 bedrooms, 4 baths with 2 adjoining, fully self-contained 1-bedroom Casitas. Recently renovated in keeping with traditional Mexican charm. Offering a spacious sun terrace, Jacuzzi, bar, 2 heated pools, upper and lower levels, an amazing staff of 5 to pamper you. Ocean views from every room and just a few yards to a nice beach cove. Can be rented with 4, 5, or 6 bedrooms. Rates start at $900 per night.

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Ancient Island

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Belize, a tiny Central American ex-British territory, has just over 300,000 head of population each of whom are the guardians of the second longest offshore reef on the planet. About 6,100 years ago, an island was born from this living reef, rising above the waters of the Caribbean and developing a unique ecosystem. It became the largest island of over 200 tiny cays which evolved from the reef and was charmingly named Ambergris Caye. A magical space of gold and sapphire light, it has been placed on many recent lists of best places in the world to live. As the largest island, it has become the most sought after island on this vast and most unique barrier reef, resulting in some unique opportunities for the property investor; one of the most extraordinary is to be found at Sapphire Beach Resort. Sapphire Beach Resort is dedicated to offering luxury homes and condos, built to the highest standards, with models and floor plans to appeal to all tastes and budgets. Sapphire Beach Resort on Ambergris Caye started offering their amazing Casita models at only $99,900 six months ago, and now only a few of these models remain available for purchase. With their first models just completed, it is a perfect time to visit and see for yourself what makes this such a special place. To entice you to do just that, Sapphire Beach Resort offers a free three night stay on the island AND flight reimbursement if you

decide to buy one of their lovely homes or condos. In addition to the Casita model, Sapphire Beach Resort offers a larger one-bedroom Cabana, a two-bedroom Casita and their single-family model, The Villa. All units feature tile floors throughout, hardwood cabinets, stainless steel appliances and much, much more. Real estate agents reported ongoing increases in property prices and increasing interest from American, European and Canadian buyers. Property prices are going up on an average of about 20% a year, and for beachfront properties at places like Ambergris Caye, we are looking at a 25% increase per year. Property on small islands is always at a premium because development is extremely limited. With an appreciating real estate market, favorable tax policies, private banking, a stable government and an English-speaking population, Belize has become one of the world’s top markets for savvy investors. Several cities in the US including Atlanta, Dallas, Miami and New York offer direct flights to Belize. The cost of living allows a much higher standard lifestyle than anywhere in Europe or North America, while the Belize Retirement Program offers exemptions on imports, taxes and personal effects.

For more information or to schedule a visit, please call Sapphire Beach at 866-884-9812, email or visit their web site: Offer may or may not be expired. This feature is a reprint.


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Turkey Real Estate: Your Seaside Villa

By: Richard Hendershot

Tu r k e y r e a l e s t a t e c a n b e a

lucrative investment for g r o w t h e i r m o n e y.


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OST OF THE DREAM RETREATS OF THE world are either fabulously expensive or overcrowded, but Turkey real estate is a

remarkable exception. Instead of fantasizing about an unobtainable Italian villa, consider a more realistic and equally elegant option, a Turkish villa.



Many people seeking a home away from home never consider purchasing property in Turkey, but there are good reasons to consider purchasing property in Turkey. The climate is pleasant, views of the ocean are abundant, and Turkey is a modern nation with an amazing culture and history. Westerners must remember that Turkey is unlike some other middle eastern countries because it has more of a secular government and not a religious one. Westerners should feel more at home in Turkey. Turkey is on the eastern Mediterranean, with parts of the country located in Asia and the rest in Europe. Because of its seaside location, it offers a comfortable, temperate climate from April to October. Also because of its multi-continent location, it offers a unique culture that covers thousands of years. Residing in a resort complex atmosphere is actually quite inexpensive. Not only the cost of living, but the price tags of the property are quite reasonable, too. However, prices are projected to climb soon. Turkey real estate is an attractive investment at this point in time due to the current low prices in combination with the great potential for higher demand and price increases. Turkish villas may not be the most attractive getaway locations, but if you pick the right location, you can really get a great deal for your investment. Buying property in the larger metropolises is becoming almost as expensive as buying property in other cities in eastern Europe. However, luxury villas in smaller places such as Alanya and Belek, are roughly half the cost of similar homes in


main cities like Ankara and Istanbul. Turkey real estate can be a lucrative investment for anyone looking to grow their money. It’s similar to the concept of a time share. You own the property, reserving the weeks that you want to use it for yourself, and rent it out as a vacation rental to travelers when you don’t need it for your own use. Owning a property in Turkey can be even more affordable when the popularity of Turkey being a vacation, golf and business destination increases. There are several realtors that offer incentives for those interested in making a trip to purchase Turkey real estate. These benefits can include discounted housing or airfare rebates for travellers, and a savvy buyer can get further discounts on airline tickets making the trip even cheaper. You should take a closer look at Tur-

key. With its historical background and unique culture, this beautiful country can be a great place for your next vacation, business venture, or even your new home. The people of Turkey are known for their warmth and hospitality. With the backdrop of gorgeous landscapes, delicious foods, and rich history, Turkey is truly a delight to explore. Before you invest in Turkey real estate, be sure to look outside the large cities. Compare villa prices in the major cities of Istanbul and Ankara to developments in Alanya and Belek. Price tags will show as much as a 50 percent difference, while still offering exceptional quality. Get really great deals on Turkey property and Turkey vacation properties. You have to have a look at property in Turkey and year round villas in Turkey.

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Czech Republic

Since the Czech Republic joined the EU in May 2004, it has attracted more and more investment to the country. Hence, in 2007, is the market still viable for those searching for a Czech Republic investment property?

Czech Republic Investment Property By: Damian Qualter Photo by William Zhang


ccording to the Czech Statistical Office, records for the first six months of the year indicate that the Czech Republic was enjoying a prosperous 2007, and overall

confidence in the economy reached a record level in August. Alongside the healthy economy, the country is also seeing an increase in consumer spending, which is good news for the property market and good news for those wishing to buy a Czech Republic investment property.


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Those who bought a

Czech Republic investment property last year in the Beroun district have already seen the value of their property rise by 20 percent.

Most investment is focused on Prague, a central destination that is easy to get to with cheap daily flights. Prices for apartments in Prague are increasing at 20 percent per year with gross rental yields currently around 7.5 to 8.5 percent. The average investor has been buying their Czech Republic investment property for around £150,000 in the capital’s top locations, Prague districts 1 to 5. However, this city has prices to suit all pockets from £30,000 to hundreds of thousands of pounds. PragueProperty4Less currently has five city developments with apartments available across the £39,200 to £250,000 range. They anticipate a capital appreciation of over 10 percent a year for the next five years. For those searching for a low budget, buy-to-let Czech Republic investment property, brand-new property will soon be available in the second largest city, Brno. Prices here are about two-thirds of those in Prague, and as the economy has strengthened, the area has attracted much regeneration. There are several projects underway, including two city center developments with units starting at £28,000 and £39,500. A family friendly development complete with playground and pond, with units from £30,000, due for completion sometime in 2009. Prague is still the tourist hotspot for a Czech Republic investment property, but investments in the worldclass golf and ski resorts outside the city are also worth a look. With a golf revival in full swing, property at the Obora Golf Village at the Monachus Golf Resort, is one prospect for a Czech Republic investment property. Units currently available include three bungalows, ranging in price from £146,200 to £212,200, and three villas, from £171,700 to


£228,400. Also, you may choose to invest in the thriving ski resorts. The Krkonose region, also known as the Giant Mountains, encompasses many towns and resorts with potential for a Czech Republic investment property. Situated close to the ski lifts in Rokytnice nad Jizerou, three apartments are currently available ranging in price from £51,000 to £65,000. There is also a range of property for sale in the Giant Mountain resorts of Svoboda nad Upou and Harrachov,and in the family-friendly Sumava region. As the country enjoys one of the best economic growth rates in the EU, much of the county is benefiting from major regeneration projects, giving those wishing to purchase a Czech Republic investment property more choices. Central Bohemia is one such area and, located 30km southwest of Prague, you’ll find the town of Beroun. Those who bought a Czech Republic investment property last year in the Beroun district have already seen the value of their property rise by 20 percent. Property is currently available in the northwest area of Beroun at ‘The Bakery’, a modern refurbishment of an old bakery building. Enfield-based company Trojans International is offering 38 units at ‘The Bakery’ priced from just £20,000. With continued regeneration and economic success, the figures are still making sense for those looking for a Czech Republic investment property and in the family-friendly Sumava region.

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The Rise of the Panama Apartment Rental Industry

Property Investment of Panama By: Sam Little


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ith a progression from the late 1990’s into early 2000, the Republic of Panama began to realize its potential for tourism and real estate as viable economically sustainable industries.


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dersupply of hotels, especially in the capital city.

The obvious way to cope with this imbalance was to utilize that which Panama City had plenty of (condominiums) and use them to fill the void (hotel rooms).

The obvious way to cope with this imbalance was to utilize that which Panama City had plenty of (condominiums) and use them to fill the void (hotel rooms). As a result, a number of property management companies arose, offering both short and long term stays to tourists in apartments. Fully furnished apartments were welcomed warmly by tourists, who truthfully preferred living like a local as opposed to the generic hotel room they’d become accustomed to over the years. Condo hotspots like Punta Pacifica, Avenida Balboa, El Cangrejo and Casco Viejo (the old quarter) began to see clients flock to their product, offering maid service, cable TV, wireless internet and full kitchens: all the luxuries of a hotel but more space and more privacy.

Up until that point, Panama had relied, unswervingly albeit, on trade, banking and agriculture, but with the rush of a new century and timely changes in international investment and travel patterns, Panamanians found themselves sitting on a proverbial gold mine. The first real thrust was the real estate boom which anchored itself in Panama City and the rural eco-town of Boquete. This boom came to be symbolized by radical changes in skylines, giant increases in building materials and labor, as well as a need to draw people to the isthmus.


Enter the resulting tourism roar, characterized by the nation’s tourism board (IPAT), spending millions of dollars throughout the world to promote Panama as a tropical vacation destination. This campaign saw TV commercials, magazine ads and an overall buzz about Panama, which so few people even knew. The original goal in Panama, as was in similar destinations like Costa Rica and Mexico, was to use tourism to drive real estate sales. However, with the investment sector already so well underway in 2007, tourists found themselves arriving in Panama to an oversupply of real estate and an un-

In 2008, a record number of new hotels were announced to fill the supposed void, but many tourists found themselves liking too much of the lifestyle that a Panama apartments for rent provided. Further, businessmen and businesswomen in town for weeks to months at a time, decided to stick with the model of rental apartments, thus keeping the industry healthy and alive. What the future will bring to Panama, no one knows. However, over the past decade, trends and voids have seemed to even themselves out impressively, allowing the now booming tourism industry to do what it does best: show off a beautiful country.

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