Landed Global explains how to buy international property

Key local knowledge you need to buy international real estate

In Landed Global, you’ll find:

Case studies about foreigners buying a California condo, purchasing a French farmhouse, buying a Phuket resort and building a Sri Lanka retreat
Case studies for a variety of budgets: from a US$50,000 Tokyo apartment to a $10 million country estate in County Waterford, Ireland
Information on all kinds of international real estate, from a ski chalet to a golf community and from a pied a terre to your own private island
Resources for people looking for the best place to retire, a second passport, arts and culture, beaches, low taxes and more
Opportunities—and risks—for international investors, including student accommodation, gentrification, distressed property and boomtown real estate
Clear explanations of freehold and leasehold ownership; the Torrens and deeds registration systems; and property rights, including mineral and water rights
Examples of how real estate is bought and sold in more than 110 countries and territories
Sources of international mortgages, including property loans for investors and end-users
Tips for managing risks—ranging from asbestos to meth lab clean ups and from money laundering to fraud—when you buy international property
Information about how FATCA (the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) affects Americans buying international real estate
Key international differences, like laws that prohibit dual agency in Singapore and forbid real estate agents in Sweden from representing either the buyer or the seller
Tools to research your purchase and find lawyers, architects, home inspectors and other essential service providers

Praise for Landed Global

“If you are purchasing overseas property, Landed Global is a must read. It’s well written, easy to follow and bound to protect your interests and save you money.”

Craig Shute

Senior Managing Director, Hong Kong, Macau & Taiwan, CBRE

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About the Author

Christopher Dillon, author of Landed Global

Christopher Dillon is an award-winning writer and entrepreneur based in Hong Kong.

In 2002, he bought and renovated a floor in an office building in Hong Kong’s Central business district. Since then, he has purchased and refurbished a luxury apartment on the west side of Hong Kong Island and transformed a derelict steam laundry into a multimedia studio. He began investing in Japanese real estate in 2010 and has served on the management committee of a 210-unit apartment complex in Hong Kong since 2012.

That experience inspired four books: Landed Hong Kong (2008), Landed Japan (2010), Landed China (2013) and Landed Global—which includes case studies and data from more than 110 countries and territories—in 2014. A second edition of Landed Hong was published in 2015, and an expanded and revised edition of Landed Japan was released in 2018.

A native of Canada, Dillon lived in Tokyo from 1989 to 1992. He appears regularly in the international media, as both a contributor and a guest.



294 pages

152 × 228 mm

Published 2014

ISBN 978-988-17147-6-3

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