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Monday October 16 2017
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Investing in Mexico Makes Sense

Mexico’s vibrant economy and strong peso make it a safe investment. The recent election of Felipe Calderon as President was a boom. Committed to enhancing foreign trade and investment, reforming fiscal policies, and attacking corruption and crime, Calderon has shored up foreign confidence in his country. The peso is strong and direct foreign ...

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The Marvels of the Yucatan Peninsula

Landscapes gilded by sun, soft breezes and far horizons lost in the eyes, the Yucatan Peninsula is the perfect destination for second-home buyers interested in exotic environments. The Yucatan Peninsula is a northeastern projection of Central America, lying between the Gulf of Mexico to the west and north and the Caribbean Sea to the east. Whe...

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Boomers' Need for Variety in Vallarta

The Baby Boomer generation continues to drive the search for second homes, not just in Mexico but throughout Latin America as well. Boomers, born between 1946-1964, number approximately 77.8 million people in the United States alone. Many of them are returning to Mexico, rediscovering their Spring Break haunts, and charting a way to buy and vac...

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The Tax and Profits from the Sale of Real Estate

There is a lot of misinformation on this subject, such as: “Ïf you become a Mexican citizen you have no tax to pay when you sell real estate” or “with a FM-3 and some receipts, you will be exempt from paying capital gains on the sale of your vacation house in Mexico”. Neither scenario is completely correct. Mexican citizens must pay ...

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How to Choose a Good Mortgage Loan Broker

Many Americans and Canadians are familiar with the benefits of working with a mortgage broker in their home country. The mortgage broker concept is still very raw in Mexico. As additional money sources become available in Mexico, it is increasingly important to work with a good mortgage broker. One of the biggest changes in the mortgage busin...

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Overview of Medical and Dental Treatment and Coverage in Mexico

One often assumes that the years added to your life by leading a much more stress-free existence in Mexico will be lost by the inferior health care system to which you be exposed, subjected and restricted. This, then, is an assessment of the extent to which such presuppositions are accurate, together with information and advice for both would-be e...

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Exploring a Colonial Gem: San Luis Potosi

We pulled into San Luis Potosi about 2:00 p.m. after a very pleasant run on one of Mexico’s fine bus lines. I love Mexican buses. Mexico did what I am convinced no other country on the earth has ever quite figured out - they made bus travel not only comfortable, but also enjoyable. Where else on this planet could you board a modern, fairly new...

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Hey Compadre!

One day they may be calling you, so be ready and learn what it means. Whether you live in Mexico or vacation in the country on a regular basis, if you’ve begun to integrate into the local community, eventually you’ll be asked to be a padrino or madrina (godparent) to an ahijado or ahijada (godchild). So you’d better familiarize yourself...

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