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Sunday December 17 2017
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Reverse Mortgages for Second Homes

New source of cash is now available for owners with equity in their second homes. Not only has the reverse mortgage industry left its infancy stage and is racing towards adolescence, but its next growth step apparently will be coming sooner than expected. While reverse mortgages for second homes have been available through a handful of smal...

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The Caribbean Gems

As the last undiscovered market on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, Costa Maya real estate may seem like a compelling investment. The region may be particularly interesting to pioneering investors, who would “have the opportunity to shape a future for the area with respect to its environment and culture,” Kevin Graham, owner of Costa Maya Living Re...

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Interview: Javier Godinez from AMAR

What is AMAR? It is the Mexican Association for Retirement Communities. AMAR was started by a couple of Mexican entrepreneurs who believe that there is an enormous potential for growth in the sector of organized assisted living communities in Mexico. What are the main objectives of AMAR? To encourage the development, regulation and gr...

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Cash, Check or ATMs?

You don’t need to take travelers’ checks. ATM’s are common, safe, and reliable, and while pesos and American cash rule, a VISA card will get you through your trip to Mexico. But there innumerable other tidbits of advice to heed before heading out the door to the airport, questions you’ll have after landing, and issues around money which w...

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Exclusive Buyer's Agents: A Must in Mexico

As we all approach retirement, we often dream of someday owning a piece of Paradise, somewhere in Florida, Arizona, Hawaii, or even Puerto Vallarta. Most of us would like someplace with a climate conducive to kicking back and enjoying life to its fullest, year round. To more than 50,000 retirees, Puerto Vallarta, located on the Mexican Riviera...

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The Early Stages of Senior Housing in Mexico

A Case study of Villazul, one of the leading operators in an expanding market. The concept of senior housing care and facilities has long been around in the US, as many successful operators have developed a sophisticated industry with high degrees of specialization in multi segments and regions. Senior housing facilities in the US have evolved ...

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First 2B Alive Summit... A Huge Success

La Jolla, CA.- Inspired by the wave of 76 million Baby Boomers who will be retiring over the next few years, the 2B Alive Assisted Living Summit in La Jolla in early May attracted many industry leaders to discuss opportunities for American retirees in Mexico. Sponsored by the Mexican Association of Retirement Communities (AMAR), the Assisted Livin...

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Ventana at San Diego Realtor Expo '08

San Diego, CA.- Ventana Magazine made its presence at the two-day San Diego Realtor Expo last month. The first day was exclusively for brokers and realtors seeking to find products to help them survive the current real estate market. Many brokers visited the Ventana booth, expressing their interest in promoting Mexico amongst their clients in Sou...

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Ventana at the 4th Annual MINT Conference

Cancun.- The fourth annual MINT Conference, The Tourism Real Estate Market Conference, took place in Cancun June 19th and 20th. The 2-day real estate exposition focusing on current trends in Mexico and Latin America attracted thousands of attendees who strolled the expo floor and attended presentations on the real estate investment markets. Th...

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