Updates from Kathleen Peddicord – www.liveandinvestoverseas.com

We here at Live and Invest Overseas are moving a little slowly this morning. This week’s five days of conference presentations, meetings, workshops, seminars, lunches, and parties concluded last night with a Farewell Cocktail Reception featuring a troupe of Panamanian dancers twirling their flowing and brightly colored skirts and coaxing conference attendees out on to the floor to stomp and twirl right along with them.

Over our five days together, we covered Panama from end to end and every angle…

  • Panama City’s top rental neighborhoods…and how much you should expect to spend to rent in each one…
     
  • Options with HSBC and Scotiabank for local financing
     
  • Renting a house in the country’s interior…our own Rebecca Tyre told us about the two-bedroom house she rents on the beach, on the coast of the Azuero Peninsula, for US$200 a month
     
  • Architect Hildegard Vasquez updated us on the market in Casco Viejo and took us on a virtual tour of some of the Spanish-, French-, and “American”- (as she terms them) colonial buildings under renovation right now…
     
  • Chris Rusch walked through a plan for living tax-free in Panama (yes, it’s completely compliant, with both Panamanian and U.S. tax law)…
     
  • Lief Simon pinpointed the regions in Panama that offer the greatest opportunity right now for investing in undeveloped land (think Azuero Peninsula, Santiago, and Santa Fe)…
     
  • Expat Richard Harris shared details of his Panama City pre-construction experience…which was very nearly an unadulterated disaster…
     
  • Expat Cynthia Mulder told attendees about her adventures on the island of Taboga, where she and her husband have built a successful bed-and-breakfast and apartment rental business (and are loving every day of their new life)…
     
  • Attorney Rainelda Mata-Kelly detailed Panama’s top six options for obtaining foreign residency
     
  • Joseph Ennis and his staff from Spanish Panama pulled volunteers from the audience for a quick Spanish language lesson
     
  • Kevin Bradley talked about the difference between local Panama health insurance and international health insurance and helped attendees to understand which option might be best for them…
     
  • The Medical Director for Punta Pacifica Hospital, Panama’s premier medical facility, affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital in the States, showed attendees the standard of care they could expect in his hospital and from his staff…
     
  • Tour guide Claudio Carrasco delighted attendees with photos of this country’s flora, fauna, and landscapes, from the Caribbean to the Pacific, from the Panama Canal zone to the interior highlands…
     
  • Real estate agent Giulia Gonzalez took attendees on a half-day tour of Panama City to introduce them up-close to the neighborhoods where they might most enjoy living…

Taxes, banking, financing, health care, health insurance, buying pre-construction, rights of possession property, title insurance, mail delivery, shopping for antiques, renovating a ruin in Casco Viejo, investing in a teak farm, investing in raw beachfront, starting a business, choosing a residency visa, reviewing a rental contract, engaging an attorney, dealing with culture shock, mitigating your tax burden, living 100% tax-free, shopping for health insurance, shopping for life insurance, taking a taxi in Panama City, shipping your household goods, helping your children adjust to a new life in Panama City, staying in touch with your kids back home…

This A-Z education under their belts, our attendees today are taking off and spreading out. Lief is escorting some for an overnight visit to his Los Islotes development on the west coast of the Azuero Peninsula. Other conference-goers are traveling today to Bocas del ToroBoqueteEl Valle…the Darien (to see United Nature’s tree farm) …Colon (in search of import-export opportunities)…

Some are shopping for apartments in Panama City or beach houses just outside the city…

Others have retired to the hotel pool, feeling the need for a day of relaxation and reflection, after the five high-powered days of information overload we’ve just completed, before planning a next move.

If you couldn’t join us this past week, don’t worry. You needn’t miss out entirely. Our staff is working now on a Live & Invest in Panama Conference Kit that will include materials, presentations, PowerPoints, photographs, videos, and more.

No, it’s not the same as being there. The breakfast roundtable, the lunch meetings, the cocktail party conversation…

The private introductions, the expert connections, and the one-on-one consultations…

The dancers, the drummers, the rum drinks, and the new friends…

We haven’t figured out any virtual way to package these things.

But the information…that we can bring you. With all the judgment, experience, authority, expertise, and savvy our powerhouse team of presenters brought to bear in the meeting rooms of the Veneto Hotel these past five days.

Give us a little more time, and we’ll package the mountain of information that we shared with attendees live and in person into a program that you can benefit from at home and at your leisure.

Full details later this week.

Kathleen Peddicord

P.S. If you joined us in Panama this week, thank you. We greatly enjoyed and very much appreciate the chance to spend time with you. Yes, of course, the Conference Kit that we are creating for the benefit of those readers who were not able to be in Panama City in person will be available for you, as well, with our compliments. We’ll be in touch separately to tell you where to go to access this Virtual Conference Package of materials.

P.P.S. I’m reviewing the Conference Evaluation Forms this morning, to see how we can do better next time. Here’s what some attendees have to say…

  • “Thank you to you, your staff, and the professionals who participated at the event. It was a great experience for me and I am sure for all the other participants, as well. I am so happy I made the decision to join the group. I learned a lot about investments, offshore banking, living in foreign countries, and much more. Congratulations for your organization.”
     
  • “Just great. Very welcoming and supplied answers to all questions very well. I’ll see you again soon.”
     
  • “This was a 10! Great event. Awesome job by the Live and Invest Overseas team!”
     
  • “The level of experience, knowledge, and competence is top-shelf. Primarily, I appreciated the sincere and honest approach of the organizers and all the presenters, as well as the obvious desire to give participants complete, accurate, timely, and appropriate information and to answer questions thoroughly.”

“Where next?” asked one attendee as we said good-bye at the close of the Cocktail Reception last night.

Belize. In the fall,” I replied.

As soon as our staff has recovered from the frenzy of the past week, we’ll begin making plans for a Live & Invest Overseas event on Ambergris Caye, mid-November. Stay tuned.

P.P.P.S. What else this week?

  • “Could you tell me why Costa Rica was left off your list of 18 best retirement locations?” wonders reader Stephen L. from the United States.

    Costa Rica is perhaps the world’s best-known foreign retirement haven. Back in the 1980s, it worked hard to earn that status, the government even hiring a Madison Avenue ad agency to help spin the country as the world’s top choice for Americans looking to go “overseas.”

    The Costa Ricans managed to get the attention of tens of thousands of foreign retirees, Americans and Europeans attracted by the country’s pensionado program of discounts and tax savings…as well as by its natural beauty and beautiful Pacific coast.

    Plus, back then, Costa Rica was cheap. Cheap enough that foreign retirees didn’t mind putting up with San Jose (an unappealing place, dirty and crowded). They were even happy to overlook the country’s broken-down infrastructure.

    What did it matter if the road was unpaved and rutted? Your dream home at the end of it, with the crashing Pacific just beyond your front door, was a bargain buy.

    That was 20 years ago. Costa Rica is a different place today. San Jose is as unappealing as ever…and increasingly unsafe. The rest of the country is still beautiful, yes, but not altogether safe either…

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We here at Live and Invest Overseas are moving a little slowly this morning. This week’s five days of conference presentations, meetings, workshops, seminars, lunches, and parties concluded last night with a Farewell Cocktail Reception featuring a troupe of Panamanian dancers twirling their flowing and brightly colored skirts and coaxing conference attendees out on to the floor to stomp and twirl right along with them.

Over our five days together, we covered Panama from end to end and every angle…

  • Panama City’s top rental neighborhoods…and how much you should expect to spend to rent in each one…
     
  • Options with HSBC and Scotiabank for local financing
     
  • Renting a house in the country’s interior…our own Rebecca Tyre told us about the two-bedroom house she rents on the beach, on the coast of the Azuero Peninsula, for US$200 a month
     
  • Architect Hildegard Vasquez updated us on the market in Casco Viejo and took us on a virtual tour of some of the Spanish-, French-, and “American”- (as she terms them) colonial buildings under renovation right now…
     
  • Chris Rusch walked through a plan for living tax-free in Panama (yes, it’s completely compliant, with both Panamanian and U.S. tax law)…
     
  • Lief Simon pinpointed the regions in Panama that offer the greatest opportunity right now for investing in undeveloped land (think Azuero Peninsula, Santiago, and Santa Fe)…
     
  • Expat Richard Harris shared details of his Panama City pre-construction experience…which was very nearly an unadulterated disaster…
     
  • Expat Cynthia Mulder told attendees about her adventures on the island of Taboga, where she and her husband have built a successful bed-and-breakfast and apartment rental business (and are loving every day of their new life)…
     
  • Attorney Rainelda Mata-Kelly detailed Panama’s top six options for obtaining foreign residency
     
  • Joseph Ennis and his staff from Spanish Panama pulled volunteers from the audience for a quick Spanish language lesson
     
  • Kevin Bradley talked about the difference between local Panama health insurance and international health insurance and helped attendees to understand which option might be best for them…
     
  • The Medical Director for Punta Pacifica Hospital, Panama’s premier medical facility, affiliated with Johns Hopkins Hospital in the States, showed attendees the standard of care they could expect in his hospital and from his staff…
     
  • Tour guide Claudio Carrasco delighted attendees with photos of this country’s flora, fauna, and landscapes, from the Caribbean to the Pacific, from the Panama Canal zone to the interior highlands…
     
  • Real estate agent Giulia Gonzalez took attendees on a half-day tour of Panama City to introduce them up-close to the neighborhoods where they might most enjoy living…

Taxes, banking, financing, health care, health insurance, buying pre-construction, rights of possession property, title insurance, mail delivery, shopping for antiques, renovating a ruin in Casco Viejo, investing in a teak farm, investing in raw beachfront, starting a business, choosing a residency visa, reviewing a rental contract, engaging an attorney, dealing with culture shock, mitigating your tax burden, living 100% tax-free, shopping for health insurance, shopping for life insurance, taking a taxi in Panama City, shipping your household goods, helping your children adjust to a new life in Panama City, staying in touch with your kids back home…

This A-Z education under their belts, our attendees today are taking off and spreading out. Lief is escorting some for an overnight visit to his Los Islotes development on the west coast of the Azuero Peninsula. Other conference-goers are traveling today to Bocas del ToroBoqueteEl Valle…the Darien (to see United Nature’s tree farm) …Colon (in search of import-export opportunities)…

Some are shopping for apartments in Panama City or beach houses just outside the city…

Others have retired to the hotel pool, feeling the need for a day of relaxation and reflection, after the five high-powered days of information overload we’ve just completed, before planning a next move.

If you couldn’t join us this past week, don’t worry. You needn’t miss out entirely. Our staff is working now on a Live & Invest in Panama Conference Kit that will include materials, presentations, PowerPoints, photographs, videos, and more.

No, it’s not the same as being there. The breakfast roundtable, the lunch meetings, the cocktail party conversation…

The private introductions, the expert connections, and the one-on-one consultations…

The dancers, the drummers, the rum drinks, and the new friends…

We haven’t figured out any virtual way to package these things.

But the information…that we can bring you. With all the judgment, experience, authority, expertise, and savvy our powerhouse team of presenters brought to bear in the meeting rooms of the Veneto Hotel these past five days.

Give us a little more time, and we’ll package the mountain of information that we shared with attendees live and in person into a program that you can benefit from at home and at your leisure.

Full details later this week.

Kathleen Peddicord

P.S. If you joined us in Panama this week, thank you. We greatly enjoyed and very much appreciate the chance to spend time with you. Yes, of course, the Conference Kit that we are creating for the benefit of those readers who were not able to be in Panama City in person will be available for you, as well, with our compliments. We’ll be in touch separately to tell you where to go to access this Virtual Conference Package of materials.

P.P.S. I’m reviewing the Conference Evaluation Forms this morning, to see how we can do better next time. Here’s what some attendees have to say…

  • “Thank you to you, your staff, and the professionals who participated at the event. It was a great experience for me and I am sure for all the other participants, as well. I am so happy I made the decision to join the group. I learned a lot about investments, offshore banking, living in foreign countries, and much more. Congratulations for your organization.”
     
  • “Just great. Very welcoming and supplied answers to all questions very well. I’ll see you again soon.”
     
  • “This was a 10! Great event. Awesome job by the Live and Invest Overseas team!”
     
  • “The level of experience, knowledge, and competence is top-shelf. Primarily, I appreciated the sincere and honest approach of the organizers and all the presenters, as well as the obvious desire to give participants complete, accurate, timely, and appropriate information and to answer questions thoroughly.”

“Where next?” asked one attendee as we said good-bye at the close of the Cocktail Reception last night.

Belize. In the fall,” I replied.

As soon as our staff has recovered from the frenzy of the past week, we’ll begin making plans for a Live & Invest Overseas event on Ambergris Caye, mid-November. Stay tuned.

P.P.P.S. What else this week?

  • “Could you tell me why Costa Rica was left off your list of 18 best retirement locations?” wonders reader Stephen L. from the United States.

    Costa Rica is perhaps the world’s best-known foreign retirement haven. Back in the 1980s, it worked hard to earn that status, the government even hiring a Madison Avenue ad agency to help spin the country as the world’s top choice for Americans looking to go “overseas.”

    The Costa Ricans managed to get the attention of tens of thousands of foreign retirees, Americans and Europeans attracted by the country’s pensionado program of discounts and tax savings…as well as by its natural beauty and beautiful Pacific coast.

    Plus, back then, Costa Rica was cheap. Cheap enough that foreign retirees didn’t mind putting up with San Jose (an unappealing place, dirty and crowded). They were even happy to overlook the country’s broken-down infrastructure.

    What did it matter if the road was unpaved and rutted? Your dream home at the end of it, with the crashing Pacific just beyond your front door, was a bargain buy.

    That was 20 years ago. Costa Rica is a different place today. San Jose is as unappealing as ever…and increasingly unsafe. The rest of the country is still beautiful, yes, but not altogether safe either…

——– Special Offer ——–

Turn-key And All-in

Important, limited-time turn-key offering at Nicaragua’s premier and private golf community by the sea. Finance to own.

More details here

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