Foreign Real Estate

Have been looking into investing in foreign real estate and realize each country has different laws and regulations regarding non-residents buying real estate in their countries.

Eventually want to retire in Thailand and can buy a condo there but no house or land.

Have a friend who has a beachfront villa in Panama and a condotel in Brazil.Read Argentina is cheap now and in some Central American countries and Caribbean ones like the Dominican Republic,one can buy a property and get a second passport/dual citizenship with it.

Does anyone own real estate in other countries and how safe is it and what are the laws protecting non-resident owners like and how are the taxes?Which countries have cheap real estate with good laws and taxes and good income property potential and appreciation potential?