Top 16 Countries Where Americans Buy Property Abroad

Americans look overseas to stretch retirement dollars, find investment opportunities or simply have fun. See if you agree with their top choices for buying property.

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Whether you’re seeking an exotic vacation getaway, a locale to stretch your retirement dollars, cultural enrichment or just a good investment opportunity, you might consider buying land outside the United States.

But how do you decide where?

“Economic, fiscal, political and cultural factors weigh just as much as price points,” says Angelo Cinel, CEO of WIRE consulting, which specializes in international real estate investment services.

A recent WIRE survey revealed Americans’ top picks for foreign countries and what made them appealing. Other analysts also have weighed in.

Take a look and see if you find these destinations calling your name:


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