Investing while living out of the Country

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Hi All,

I have been listening to several different real estate podcasts during the last 6 months and I am now following the Ultimate Beginners Guide to Real Estate Investing found on the Bigger Pockets site.

I am currently doing the learning phase via forum reading, reading What Every Real Estate Investor needs to know about cash flow. Secondly, I am planning my own real estate investment plan.

I have heard and read on forums, many investors own real estate in areas not so close or local to themselves. Although I am originally from the US and lived there until about 30, I have been living and working in Switzerland for the last 10 years. What are your thoughts about how I can possibly organize a team and find, evaluate, select and close on multi family small apartment investments whilst living aboard? Is it possible? What additional challenges should I expect by living overseas?

Thank you all for your answers and advice. I do hope over the next few months to get moving and close out a deal or two and hopefully we can find an opportunity to work together on some deals.

Kind regards,


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Hi @Kris Johnson

I currently live near Zurich (35 Minutes) but relocating to the U.S. (NYC) in the next 2-3 months. Knowledge wise I'm in a similar situation as you, so just in case, let's keep in touch for ideas in the future! What do you think?


I also would like to know. I live in an expensive area of the U.S. Where the numbers don't work. Everything I read here happens to be people who buy homes for 100k or less. That means I need to invest out of state for my first deal. I'd like to see what people say regarding your question

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