Posts Tagged: mexico

Featured Gay Friendly Real Estate Agent: Warren Brander, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Originally from Toronto, Canada, Warren fell in love with Puerto Vallarta and moved with his Partner and young children to Puerto Vallarta full-time 5 years ago. His passion is… Read more »

Where is Mexico City’s Gayborhood?

Home to an astounding population of nearly 20 million people in its greater metropolitan area, Mexico City is something to see. The capital city has a notably large LGBT community, hosts the country’s biggest Pride parade every June, and lately has seen a substantial civic investment in beautifying and activating the city’s public spaces. Elected… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Carlos Acuna, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. A long-time resident, Carlos knows the San Miguel de Allende real estate market and profession like no other realtor. San Miguel de Allende is a cosmopolitan, gay friendly city,… Read more »

Today’s Real Estate Report: Mexico

Today, in our ongoing series about local real estate markets, we’ll take a look at home sales and trends in Mexico: First off, The New York Times has an article about Mexican tourist towns: Mexico’s tourist towns are slowly recovering from the global economic crisis, said Larry Stebbins, a broker for San Miguel Sotheby’s International… Read more »

Mexico: Investing in Off the Plan Real Estate

Off the plan real estate investments are basically investing in projects in their very earliest stages; the land is purchased, some basic designs are just beginning to take shape, and perhaps the developer has begun to apply for necessary permits. No concrete progress has been made, however. This kind of investment can offer excellent returns,… Read more »

The Difficulty of Buying Real Estate in Mexico for US Citizens

Anyone who has “bought” property in Mexico near its borders or near the water is familiar with the concept of the fideicomisos. Fideicomisos are trust arrangements with Mexican banks, where the banks holds title to a property on behalf of a foreign buyer. Since foreigners can’t legally own property in these restricted zones, fideicomisos offer… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Wesley Gleason, San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Wesley knows San Miguel inside and out, and would love to assist you in purchasing property here. He spent his first summer here when he was ten, and has… Read more »

So, How Can I Make A Living In Mexico?

Jim Karger writes: So, why don’t they pick up and leave? Money. They don’t have enough to live on the income generated by their savings for the rest of their lives. (Many actually do and believe they don’t, but I will save that topic for another article.) For those who want to live in Mexico,… Read more »

Mexico’s Economic Growth Slowed in Second Quarter

Mexico’s economic growth slowed less than analysts forecast in the second quarter as auto exports climbed to a record, helping offset a downturn in shipments of some manufactured goods and oil. Gross domestic product expanded 0.9 percent from the first quarter, an annualized rate of 3.5 percent and down from a revised 1.2 percent in… Read more »

The Five Cheapest Places to Retire

At home, prices are rising. It costs more to put gas in the car, buy groceries, and pay for health insurance. At the same time, retirement savings eroded in the market downturn. And with interest rates at near-zero today, it’s difficult to rebuild. More than ever, retirees need to stretch their dollars. Here are 5… Read more »

Featured Gay Friendly Realtor: Carlos Acuna, San Miguel de Allende

Periodically we’ll feature one of our real estate professionals here to let our readers know about some great Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, and Other Real Estate Professionals. Gay Friendly Mexico Realtors and Real Estate Professionals Carlos Acuna, a permanent resident of San Miguel de Allende for 28 years, knows all aspects of the business, social, and… Read more »

Good Time to Invest in Merida Rental Real Estate?

“The demand for rentals in Merida, Mexico has never been stronger!” remarks LeAnn Roberts, Property Management Specialist with Mexico International Real Estate. “A smart way to realize the dream of moving to Merida is to invest now and use the property as an income-producing rental until you are ready to make the full-time move,” suggests… Read more »

Why Buy in Cancun?

Most people interested in Cancun real estate have plenty of reasons of their own to buy in this amazing beachfront city. For everyone else, the following are the top 10 reasons why they might want to consider this option. 1. The Beaches – The main motivation to buy in Cancun is the beautiful beaches, which… Read more »

Mexico: How to Choose Where to Buy Real Estate

One of the important points in making a Mexico real estate investment is to choose an area which is appropriate for your type of investment. The following tips will outline some of the key factors to consider. 1. Rapid Growth: Mexico has some really fast growing communities. During the first decade of the 2000’s, for… Read more »

Mexico a Lot Safer Than People Think

Quick – which national capital has the higher murder rate: Mexico City or Washington, D.C.? If you answered Mexico City, you’d be in good company – after all, Mexico is a war zone, isn’t it? But you would be wrong, on both counts. Based on FBI crime statistics for 2010 and Mexican government data released… Read more »

Mexico Real Estate Promising for Long-Term Investors

The Mexican economy grew 5.5% in 2010, higher than the general consensus predicted. Following a 6.1% decline in 2009, the 2010 growth rate was the strongest showing since 2000. During the fourth quarter of 2010, gross domestic product (GDP) grew at an annualized rate of 4.4%, exceeding the pre-recession peak of total output achieved in… Read more »

Is it a Good Time to Invest in Mexico?

President Felipe Calderon declared that the key to ensuring the development of sectors of the economy such as real estate is to boost economic competitiveness. To this end, Federal Government is making every effort to improve the conditions of real estate development in order for firms to grow and create jobs. During the inauguration of… Read more »