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Monday October 16 2017
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Ixtapa Zihuatanejo: Twice as Pleasing

Two distinctly different yet neighboring places on the Mexican Pacific. A destination with identity, with a past and with memory, where there is always something new to be discovered, where smells and tastes transport one, where a soft, warm breeze makes every walk an absolute delight, where the smiles of the people make you come back. Zih...

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Tourist Residential Housing in Ixtapa & Zihuatanejo

Location’s Highlights: • The Jose Azueta municipality is one of 81 in the state of Guerrero, in the southwest of Mexico. It is part of the Costa Grande region and its municipal center is the city and port of Zihuatanejo. • Zihuatanejo has undergone a radical change in the last years; one of the main triggers of change appeared in 197...

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Top Ten List: Ten Reasons to Purchase Property and Live in Ixtapa Zihuatanejo

1 Twin Destination › Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo is a dual tourist location where the pleasurable experience of a traditional port is combined with the comfort of modern infrastructure and services that compete with the best in the world. While Zihuatanejo maintains the feel of a traditional fishing town, Ixtapa is a modern-planned tourist complex. Des...

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20 Years in Town: Interview with Tim Sullivan

Ventana Magazine recently interviewed real estate broker Tim Sullivan, owner of IXTAPA REAL ESTATE in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo (I-Z). Tim came here in1987, and has been here ever since. In 1994, after having worked the previous 5 years for a few local brokers and developers, he -along with Carmen, his beautiful wife of 15 years- started their own real...

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Advice from a Wise Expat

As the region’s oldest resident expatriate, perhaps I can be of help to you and your family in making your move to the Tropical Pacific as smooth and as pleasant as possible. I treasure your confidence and promise to serve you to the best of my ability. Whereas your attorney and your architect are the right persons to fulfill your legal ...

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Frank's Restaurant

There is no better adventure than going on vacation to a totally unknown destination and instantly fall in love with its people, culture, climate, and exquisite cuisine. This is what happened to Frank Aiello, an immigrant from Canada, who began living in Ixtapa-Zihuatanejo in 2000. After living here for awhile, he came up with a restaurant ide...

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Buying New Construction: 9 Questions to Ask the Developer

When considering buying real estate from a developer in Mexico, it is important to understand the differences between how you might be accustomed to buying new construction in your country of origin, and what is common and legal in Mexico. Specifically, there are financial and title transfer considerations that you should take into account when buy...

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The Year of the Buck

Those with cash on-hand can capitalize on the first buyer’s market that the Mexico has seen since 2003. Whether an economy is flourishing or failing, certain individuals will discover opportunities to capitalize on the current economic climate. In today’s tight lending market, it seems that all-cash buyers may be those individuals. As mos...

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Opinion: Perception is Not Reality

Do you remember the past era (last year) when Wall Street research was the foundation for financial projections and investment decisions? Buy low. Sell high. Hold for retirement. Back then, it was widely accepted in certain financial circles that "Reality doesn't exist. Perception is Reality". Reality may or not exist, it may be just an illusi...

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The Treasury Bubble: Is It Ready to Burst?

Frighteningly, like the rush into tech stocks, then the rush into real estate, and then the rush into commodities, the rush into U.S. government bonds has created a Treasury bubble. In a cruel twist of economic fate, passage of the aggressive Obama administration stimulus plan could further inflate that bubble - before popping it. The US is an...

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Current State of Mortgages in Mexico

As the financial markets in the United States and elsewhere in the world continue to flounder, it is only natural to wonder how this is affecting the mortgage lending market in Mexico. The bottom line is that the mortgages in Mexico are still readily available. The lending market is stable, and our lending sources are looking for more business, n...

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Legal Aspects of Living in a Condo

The cottage on a tiny individual lot or the mansion built on a grand expanse of land. This type of home ownership has been the dream of many in the Western world where land has been plentiful, and where the family lived in one home and did not have other properties for vacations, recreation and retirement. Changing life styles have changed owner...

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Ventana at Expo ADI

Mexico City.- The most important real estate industry event in Mexico took place at the Centro Banamex Expo Center in Mexico City on March 24 and 25. The “Expo Desarrollo Inmobiliario 2009”, organized annually by the ADI (The Association of Developers in Mexico), brought together over 60 developers and some of the most renown names in the real...

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Do I need an FM3 Visa to Buy Property in Mexico?

In our quest to draw a big line or even dig a hole between the facts and fiction about buying real estate in Mexico, we now come across a question that has been brought up several times over the past month. Do I need an FM3 Visa to buy property in Mexico? No. You absolutely do not need an FM3 visa to purchase property in Mexico. Just to av...

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