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Monday October 16 2017
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A Hidden Treasure: La Paz

Money Magazine recently declared La Paz, Baja California Sur, "the most desirable place to retire outside the United States." Real estate development is going off all over Baja California Sur. Despite slowdowns in the US housing market, here in Baja Sur, new projects and expanding inventory are making Baja California one of the hottest markets ...

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La Paz: a True Paradise

Even though many explorers arrived to this beautiful bay a long time ago, Hernan Cortez was the first official arrival on May 3, 1535, naming it The Bay of Santa Cruz. Later, in 1596, Sebastian Vizcaino arrived and renamed it La Paz. However, it was not until 1974 that the city was assigned as the capital of Baja California Sur. Today, it is a...

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Second Home Market in La Paz

The vacation housing market (also known as second home) has grown significantly in the last 3 years in La Paz, Baja California Sur. Sales of homes worth over USD$100,000 practically doubled between 2005 and 2007. While 200 homes were sold in 2005, by 2007, this figure had risen to over 350 units. La Paz is a growing destination mainly due ...

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Property Appraisals and Valuations - Interview with Bruce Greenberg

This month, Ventana Magazine had the privilege of interviewing Bruce Greenberg, an active real estate consultant in Mexico. His company, Valuaciones Montaña Verde has provided clients with its expertise and experience throughout Mexico since 1996. Montaña Verde has performed over 1,000 valuations and or consulting services for over 3,000 proper...

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Investing in Global Real Estate

In the age of globalization, the world’s markets are becoming ever more available to foreign investors, and while real estate has traditionally been one of the tougher markets to enter and navigate in foreign countries, it is getting ever easier. Nearly 50 percent of all countries improved their real estate transparency, according to the Jones ...

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Cross Border Loans Come of Age in Mexico

The day of paying all cash for a property in Mexico is rapidly becoming a distant memory. Although mortgages loans have been available in Mexico only since the end of 2005, the market is rapidly embracing this new source of money. Cross-border loans are so-named because they are loans that are made by US lenders, in US Dollars, using the prope...

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Head South to Fill up your Tank

While driving through Mexico, there are many people asking about the price of gasoline (gasolina) and or diesel. The key fact of gasoline in Mexico us that all fuel PEMEX stations are operated and subsidized by the Mexican government. The price of gas is supposed to be the same throughout all of Mexico, but the government has chosen to allow f...

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Escaping and Working in Mexico

Of all the questions we get from our readers, currently the most common is: Can I move to Mexico and get a job? The answer to the first part of that question is easy. Yes, you can move to Mexico. The second part of that question is not as easy. We are hearing more and more from younger Americans who want to leave hearth and home behind and do...

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