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Buying Property Overseas

How To Shop For Real Estate In A Country With No MLS

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.09.2014 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

In most of the world, there's no such thing as a Multiple Listing Service (MLS). "Running comps," as any would-be real estate buyer would do when shopping in the United States, depends on referencing an MLS. But, again, no such organized, computerized, easily accessible database of properties on the market exists in most of the world. With limited exceptions, the MLS is a U.S. market phenomenon, an indispensable tool that, somehow, the rest of the world's real estate markets manage to survive without.

10 Tips For Buying Overseas Retirement Property

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 03.18.2013 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

When you decide to take your retirement global, one of the first big questions you face is, where? Not only where in the world (as in, what country might be best for you), but also where to reside, as in, in a house? An apartment? A gated community?