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Tuesday October 17 2017
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Acapulco Revisited

In 1955 Acapulco staked it’s claim as the international playground for the world’s most elite jet set seeking a luxurious, intimate and authentic Mexican retreat. Today, the beach destination is experiencing a renaissance like no other led by private investments, new hotel openings, spas, restaurants, theaters and exhibit halls that have enh...

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Acapulco Real Estate Market

This beautiful port, as many other tourist destinations throughout Mexico, has various natural attractions, such as its beaches, of which the most important are: La Roqueta, Caleta, Caletilla, Hornitos, Hornos, Condesa, Icacos, Guitarron, Pichilingue, Revolcadero, and Bonfil. There are other interesting sites for visitors, the most important ones b...

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A Great Visionary: Interview with Ron Lavender

He settled permanently in Acapulco in 1954, when the city had 78,000 inhabitants. Then, he launched his real estate career ten years later in 1964 immediately following the expansion of the Acapulco airport to accommodate direct jet service from the United States. From those days until today, he has been Acapulco’s most renowned real estate agen...

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Acapulco: The City that Never Sleeps

"Top class hotels, restaurants, shopping and entertainment make Acapulco a favorite destination amongst American and Canadian vacationers and retirees." Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Elizabeth Taylor, and the Kennedy’s would come to visit and mingle amongst the glitzy atmosphere that seems to be automatic along the Pacific coastline of Acapulc...

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The Villa Vacation Experience

Acapulco has been a popular beach destination for ages and now there is a better way to enjoy its charm: A villa vacation. Forget crowded hotel lobbies, long check-in lines, small bedrooms, sharing the swimming pool with dozens of strangers and exorbitant hotel food and beverage prices… Instead, welcome to the world of luxury villa vacations…m...

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Investing as an Expatriate: The DOs and DONT's of Investing in Real Estate

The ex-pat lifestyle has many benefits, such as traveling, living and working in exotic locations, and, often, better ors definitely don’t want thrills is in large investments. High earnings and savings allow ex-pat investors more disposable income for investments. At the same time, ex-pat investors face obstacles and needs quite different fr...

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La Paz, Baja: Perspectives from 2 Experts

Los Cabos, Baja California Sur’s most popular destination, and La Paz’s real estate market offers both long-term growth potential and low prices, with a more authentic Mexican feel. “La Paz is the steady turtle which will pay off in the long run,” in contrast to Los Cabos, which “has a much higher basis and will continue to appreciate be...

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A Factura: The Official Tax Deductible Document

A factura is the legal receipt given for goods and services in Mexico that can be used for business expenses or for deductions in Mexico businesses. The receipts you receive from most vendors are not facturas but “Nota De Remission” (a simple receipt). You must generally ask for and or go to a special office, window (caja) or cashier to recei...

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Top 5 Investment Considerations for Baby Boomers

The market gyrations of the past few months, including the uncertainty surrounding the government’s potential bailout of Wall Street, serve as a stark reminder of why financial planning is important. Because of the timeline, this is truer for baby boomers than for their parents’ or children’s generations. The closer boomers are to retire...

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LIBOR and the Credit Crisis: Cause and Cure

LIBOR — short for the London Interbank Offered Rate — was until recently a lesser known interest rate to U.S. investors, but it has had a large impact on the current credit crisis in Europe and around the world. Understanding it better may be one of the keys to restoring the world’s financial systems before they collapse. The largest fin...

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Calgary's HomExpo '09

Calgary.- HomeExpo was established in 1967, and is the largest building, renovation, and décor show in Western Canada. Calgary is synonymous for its oil industry, winter sports, a furious hockey crowd (home of the Calgary Flames), and uncomfortably cold winters. However, this past weekend was the exception. Beautiful sunny days illuminated t...

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Hole in One: Golfing Paradise in Acapulco

Mexico’s sun triangle from Ixtapa to Acapulco to Hualtuco is often overlooked by avid golfers who seek out Mexico’s golden greens in Los Cabos and the Mexican Riviera. Some great gems, more than worthy of your consideration, dot this 300 mile coastline which hugs the Pacific Ocean along southern Mexico. Today, Acapulco’s treasures are ch...

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