Ronan’s beat takes him from the west coast of Ireland through southern Europe, Southeast Asia and South and Central America. Everywhere he goes, he sounds out some of the most promising real estate investments for his Real Estate Trend Alert readers. And he shares some of these with us when he can. Are you considering purchasing overseas real estate? What countries are you considering? Are you buying primarily for investment or are you simply looking for a retirement property? What factor(s) influence your real estate decisions?