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Tuesday October 17 2017
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Mazatlan: Capital of Sun, Sand and Culture

Come and pamper yourself in Mazatlan, one of the leading beach resorts in the Mexican Riviera. Some of the city’s marvels include one of the most beautiful historical centers in Mexico and a major international cruise ship terminal. The port also holds one of the world’s top carnivals where residents and visitors celebrate life listening to t...

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The Pearl of the Pacific

For the second consecutive year, International Living has rated Mexico as “The number one country in the world for retirement” using a “Global Retirement Index.” The key criteria utilized to rank a destination’s attractiveness for retirement include: the availability of affordable housing, a warm sunny climate, a reasonable cost of livin...

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Mazatlan's Condominium Outlook

Despite the global financial crisis, Mazatlan is enjoying an astonishing rebirth. The city has been featured in stories in the LA Times, The Chicago Tribune, and The San Francisco Chronicle following recent accolades from the likes of none other than CNN Money and International Living. Quite impressively, Mazatlan was even listed as destination #...

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Vacation Housing Market in Mazatlan

Mazatlan is one of the most important cities in the state of Sinaloa due to its population, tourist life, industry, and urban infrastructure. Tourism in Mazatlan is growing. According to data from Sectur (The Secretary of Tourism), average occupancy of 5-star hotels increased roughly 20% since 2005 to an average of 69% per hotel in 2007. In a...

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Golfing at the Port

Mazatlan is at the northern tip of the Mexican Riviera, in the state of Sinaloa. At one time, while many other areas in Mexico grew and prospered, Mazatlan had only a limited number of developments and branded hotels. The city has awakened from a period of a standstill or neutral tourism growth. Downtown has seen a renaissance of some sort with ...

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Made in Mazatlan: Interview with Tomas de Rueda

Tomas Rueda has been living in Mazatlan, Sinaloa since his birth in 1941. He studied mechanical engineering in Monterrey and later acquired a master’s degree in naval architecture in Holland. He constructed boats for 10 years until he decided to move into the field of residential development. He has designing and building residential projects ...

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International Real Estate Investment: What Investors Should Know

It’s easy to take for granted the scope of “international real estate,” which lumps all the real estate markets of the world -193 countries, to be exact- into a single category of three words. While we recognize that a detailed guide to investing in international real estate could easily fill a book, we have managed to summarize some of the ...

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Individual Income Taxes in Mexico

Resident individuals are subject to Mexican income tax on their worldwide income, regardless of their nationality. Non-residents, including Mexican citizens who can prove residence for tax purposes in a foreign country, are taxed only on their Mexican source income. The Federal Tax Code provides that a foreign individual will be considered ...

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How the Baby Boomers will Transform the Healthcare Markets

The Baby Boomers make up a huge portion of the U.S. population, and their impact upon the country cannot be questioned. It is interesting to note in particular, though, how the Boomers, and even their children, will impact the residential real estate market in years to come. The impacts of the Baby Boomer generation and their progeny, the Echo...

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Bird Watching in Paradise

With the hustle and bustle of today's life, many of us never have the time or take the time to stop and smell the flowers, let alone closely observe the wildlife around us. However, for those of us retired geezers fortunate enough to be living in Paradise, where the tropical flora and fauna abound, the beautiful flowers and birds are literally eve...

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Ecofriendly Destinations

Ecoturism – “The union between the natural beauties and tourism”. How many times you hear people talking about Mexico? But why do they talk so much about this Country? Because it is wonderful and full of everything you have in mind. All the states of Mexico differ greatly from each other, and Mexico’s unimaginable places, secular tree...

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Opinion: Yes We Can... Obama & Calderon

When I wrote last month's article about the need for the U.S. to take responsibility for the drug consumption side of the problem, I never expected that Hillary and Obama would get as involved in solving the problem as they have in the past few weeks. This is the beginning of a real solution. Good for them and great for us; we are two neighbors p...

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