The rules to do with buying a piece of real estate change when you leave the developed world and enter the emerging one. No, that's not right. It's not that the rules change. It's that, in the undeveloped world, there are no rules.
We hear this question more and more, especially since the bottom fell out of the U.S. real estate market. To paraphrase: 'With the price of real estate so low in the U.S. right now, why would anyone move abroad?' Fair question.