3 Benefits of Investing in Developing Regions

Posted by Mike Cobb on Feb 22, 2016 12:15:40 PM


When an undeveloped country experiences growth and development, the process usually takes it from a largely rural, agrarian society to one with cities, bustling infrastructure and a highly valued currency. Nearly every country, including the United States, England and Japan, has followed that path to get where they are today.

Other countries such as India and China have seen tremendous growth in recent years. However, countries in the early stages of development still hold enormous amounts of untapped potential. Not yet fully developed, they hold the keys to major profit gains in the years to come.

Learn more about some of the top benefits of investing in developing regions.

You Already Know the Development Timeline

Imagine if you were given the use of a time machine for a day, and you could make a variety of investments 20 or 30 years ago to bring you profits today. You would almost certainly become a millionaire or even a billionaire -- if you had that available! Believe it or not, investing in certain developing countries is like having access to your own time machine.

Development follows a specific time line for everything from property price increases to tourism boosts to investments in infrastructure and hotel chain openings. You've already seen this happen in countries around the world, but investors like you have the opportunity to capitalize on this knowledge and turn a profit.

Investing in real estate at the beginning of development, which is right now in Nicaragua, means you're in on the ground floor. History dictates that over time, beachfront and even interior property prices will rise markedly, giving initial investors major profits.

You Can Invest at a Low Price Point if Desired

While there are plenty of factors to consider when investing in foreign real estate, there is no question that buying low and selling high is the ideal arrangement. That's why, when you see property priced so inexpensively in developing regions like Nicaragua, it makes sense to take advantage of the opportunity right away.

Investing in a condo or even a full single family home can be cheaper than you ever imagined, and you'll be able to find property just steps from gorgeous white sand beaches to boot.

Since the buy-in for these unbelievable deals is still so low, it opens the door to investors who don't have millions to spend. You can purchase a casita-style home at Gran Pacifica at a very reasonable price, and there is even financing available for those who want or need it.

With these facts in front of you, it's time to say goodbye to the myth that only the extremely wealthy can benefit from investing in developing regions.

Your Investments Can Make a Local Difference

Clearly, there are plenty of financial reasons to back up the idea of investing in developing regions. However, there is also a philanthropic element to consider. When you invest in developing regions, some of that money trickles down to local residents who work in construction, landscaping and those who run local businesses.

Investing in a developing nation is investing in the people, many of whom will be able to enjoy a higher quality of life thanks to an influx of money into the country.

Investing in developing regions such as Nicaragua is like getting the chance to step back in time and make a nearly foolproof financial move that won't cost a fortune and will even help others.

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Mike Cobb

Written by Mike Cobb

In 1996, Michael K. Cobb and his business partner formed a company, Exotic Caye International, to provide loans to North Americans purchasing properties in Belize, Honduras, Costa Rica, and throughout the region. With a strong focus on consumer need, Mr. Cobb accurately predicted the growing demand for high quality, residential product for North American "baby boomer" retirees in the region. He led the group into real estate development and created a holding company called ECI Development for several properties, including a resort on Ambergris Caye, Belize. Michael speaks at dozens of international conferences annually about offshore real estate finance, development, and ownership. He was a consultant to The Oxford Club, hosted a weekly radio program, contributes regularly to overseas publications, sits on the board of several international companies, gives counsel to various real estate projects throughout Central America, and serves on the Board of Directors and the President’s Advisory Group for the National Association of Realtors, NAR.

Topics: Investing in Nicaragua