Afraid of Investing in Taiwan Right Now? Allow Me to Calm You Down

There’s probably no way you didn’t hear about the recent visit of Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the USA’s house of representatives, to Taiwan. Although it’s not the first time that China threatens military actions against the adjacent island nation, it seems that as the years pass, the Chinese tone against Taiwan is getting more and more aggressive. This might frighten those who have invested their capital in Taiwan, and lead to them diverting their funds elsewhere, to a safer and more stable destination. Is this the right move, given the current tense situation?  [Read More]

These are Signs You Should Run Away from a Local Real Estate Market

The past year has been rife with pitfalls in investment, and that’s not limited to the real estate market. 2020 has seen the global economy tumble down to its lowest in recent history, and it wasn’t hard to see why investing in a local real estate market was not the best idea out there. Having said that, this current year is seeing a marked improvement. [Read More]

All Eyes on Egypt: Pros and Cons of Investing in Real Estate in the Land of the Pharaohs

To be honest, when people think of investing in real estate, Egypt is probably not the first place that comes to mind - or maybe not even one of the first 50 places. However, this African nation holds a lot of potential for real estate. Like many other developing nations, Egypt is seen by investors as a current ‘hot-spot’, but is it really one, or is it just a buzz and no more than that? [Read More]

Was 2020 a ‘Lost Year’ for Entrepreneurship?

There’s still much we don’t know about the effects of the ‘year of the pandemic’ on our lives and our futures. This statement is even more relevant financially speaking since the true aftermath of the global economic crisis is yet to be felt. Right now, governments around the world are still using existing and non-existing funds to help markets keep running - but what happens when that strategy runs out of time? [Read More]

You Don’t Need Millions to Invest in Real Estate

A lot of people ask me whether they should invest in real estate or in the stock market. Naturally, some people think that real estate investments are reserved for those who can pull out their checkbook and jot down a 6-digit number on the spot. Maybe that’s how things used to be a few decades ago, but today an investment of this sort does not require a whole lot of initial capital. My name is Ofir Bar, and I’ve been investing in tech start-ups, and real estate for the past 25 years, globally. Naturally, I’ve gotten to see my fair... [Read More]

3 Commercial Real Estate ‘Not’-Spots Worth Avoiding

2021 is going to be a better year for real estate investments, we hope. Well, that’s not too much to ask for, with all that has happened to the global economy in 2020. With that in mind, some real estate investment venues are going to recover and thrive much faster than others - and some are going to need a little more time to get back to business as usual. In this blog post, we’ll be focusing on commercial real estate. [Read More]

Thinking About Real Estate Investments in South Africa in 2021? You May Want to Think Again

If you ask any real estate investor that has been in the game for at least a decade, they’ll probably tell you that the South African market has been one of the hottest in the past few years. However, things are changing in the tip of Africa, and not for good. Projections for 2021 are not very optimistic about the financial state of South Africa, and there are two main reasons for that. Before I mention them, one must ask If an economic slowdown is a good or bad thing for the real estate market. Well, that depends on a... [Read More]