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Monday October 16 2017
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Cancun, a Premier Location

If you want the best Mexico has to offer, Cancun may be the premier location in the country. Cancun is the destination of choice for millions of travelers each year, and has grown to the number one destination for international travelers in Latin America. This is a reflection of the tremendous demand and growth since 1974, when Fonatur, Mexico’...

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A Combination of Luxury & Beauty

Located in the state of Quintana Roo in the Yucatan Peninsula, Cancun is a piece of the Caribbean in Mexico that has everything one can expect or imagine. Cancun is known not only for its turquoise waters and white sand beaches, which are also an unsurpassed level, but also for its elegant facilities, golf courses, and outstanding restaurants. Ca...

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Residential Housing Market on the Riviera Maya

The Riviera Maya, located in Quintana Roo, includes Puerto Morelos, Playa del Carmen, Puerto Aventuras, Akumal, Tulum, Shian Kan, and Punta Allen. Together with Cancun, the Riviera Maya has positioned itself as one of the main beach destinations nationwide. It currently has around 35,000 hotel rooms - well above Cancun’s 28,200. The municipa...

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A Word from the Wise - Interview: Thomas Lloyd

Thomas Lloyd is an active real estate Broker in Quintana Roo. He is a native of Indiana, a Purdue University graduate, entrepreneur, and has been living in Mexico since 1995. Thomas owns www.TOPmexicorealestate.com, a new web page with blogs and tips regarding Real Estate in Mexico. VM: What makes real estate in Quintana Roo a good inves...

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Opinion: Two Poles of Growth

On 1969, when the Mexican government took the decision to promote Cancun as tourist zone, the Mayan Riviera has not stopped growing and spreading from being an inhospitable zone to a paradisaical place recipient of international tourism from all over the world. The Mayan Riviera has had two extremely important poles of growth, one of them, Cancu...

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History of Baja Sur's East Cape

The term “East Cape” here in Baja, refers to the lovely and largely unspoiled (comparatively) region beginning just east of San Jose del Cabo and running northward along the Sea of Cortez about 100 miles to Bahia de Los Frailes. Some say the East Cape hubs of Buena Vista and Los Barriles, magnificently situated on Bahia Las Palmas, are the Los...

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The 2008 Real Estate Transparency Index

A lot of investors find the idea of putting their money in international real estate intimidating because it involves doing business in a different culture, and more times than not, in a different language. In addition, the rules governing real estate markets can be unclear in many countries and can, in a worst case scenario, result in unexpected ...

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Is Gringolandia an Offensive Term?

From my ranting and ravings about the unnecessary formations of Gringolandias in the Mexican prime living locations to which future Gringolandians are attracted, I got a comment from a reader who asked me not to use the word “Gringolandians.” This reader, who was not the only one, believed I was using this term in application to him as an indi...

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Baja California Meeting Point - Weekend Conference

Tijuana.- Baja California Meeting Point 2008, the fourth-annual international real estate tourism conference held in Tijuana in mid-October, drew more than 200 attendees from the U.S. and Mexico to discuss cross-border investment possibilities among business leaders. The conversation was sparked by Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism Rodolfo Elizo...

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Canada to Mexico

Vancouver.- Ventana Magazine was part of October’s Retire & Winter Seminars held in Canada. Ventana Magazine was part of October’s Retire & Winter Seminars held in Canada’s three major cities: Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto. Attendees gained access to important information needed to make an informed decision about investing and moving to...

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NAR Show in Orlando

Orlando, FL.- More than 25,000 real estate professionals from over 50 countries attended the 2008 NAR Conference & Expo at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida on November. With 513 exhibiting companies and thousands of product and service innovations, attendees were presented with an abundance of new ideas and productivity tool...

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