Creating a realistic budget for your move to Mexico

Creating a realistic budget for your move to Mexico

Whether it is for shopping, traveling, or for those necessary daily costs, you must keep track of your finances. The same applies to moving! On average, a residential move can cost anywhere from $1,000 to $15,000. As you can see, we are talking about a significant sum of money that can easily and quickly ‘eat away’ your budget if you are not well-organized. So, if your move to Mexico, for example, is approaching, one of the first things you should do is create a realistic budget for it. Doing this will help you keep your moving expenses down and enable you to have a more pleasant moving experience whether you are retiring in Mexico, moving there for a job, for family reasons, or whatever reason. Thus, if creating a realistic budget for your upcoming move is something that may interest you, keep on reading.

Gather All the Facts 

Gathering all the facts ahead of time is of crucial importance. Doing this will help you organize your move better and enable you to save some money and stay safe too! So, take a piece of paper and write down all the facts and details of your move. Note down your moving dates, the number of rooms, the approximate list of things you plan on taking with you (include specialty items as well), etc. Maybe these facts do not seem important to you right now, but those will be the ones dictating the price of your move!

Once you gather and write down all the facts and details of your move (that you think are necessary), it would be a good idea to do some research. Go online and see what other people in similar situations did and how much they paid. This will help you figure out how much money you will need for your upcoming move to Mexico and, thus, help you set up a realistic budget for it.

Gather Quotes as Well 

After you have spent some time thinking about your move to Mexico, it is time to gather quotes from moving agencies such as Transparent International NYC. Doing this will be much easier now as you know all the facts. So, start calling several moving agencies and ask them for an estimate. You can choose many different kinds of moving estimates – online, over-the-phone, or in-home estimates. If possible, always choose the last one. An in-home estimate is the most precise one, and it allows you to talk to your potential movers about any confusion you may have about your move. Only by doing this will you be able to create a realistic budget for your move to Mexico.

Think About How Much Are You Willing to Spend

It is imperative to decide how much money you plan on spending on your move to Mexico. To do this, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do you have any money in the bank?
  • Do you have any savings?
  • If you do not have enough money saved aside, will you borrow it from someone?
  • How much money do you feel comfortable spending on this move?

These are just some of the questions you must know the answers to before you start making any moving-related plans. After all, thinking about the budget is of no use if you do not know how much money you are working with. Thus, once again, take a piece of paper and a calculator and write down how much money you have or how much money you think you will be able to spend on moving.

Include All the ‘Extras’ and ‘Additional Fees’ 

Doing all the previously mentioned steps is important if you want to have detailed insight into all expenses. However, there are some hidden costs that you should be careful about. These hidden costs are also called ‘extras’ and ‘additional fees.‘ And those are the ones that make your bill enormous.

Namely, when moving to Mexico and creating a realistic budget for it, you would include the prices of movers, packing materials, truck rentals, the approximate number of items that need packing, the mileage, etc. However, the exact cost of your move will depend on some other factors too. For example, you would have to pay an additional fee for all the necessary heavy lifting, assembling, and disassembling specialty items, having a home with no elevator, etc. Therefore, do your research and get estimates from your movers unless you want to be hit with an unpleasant surprise.

Do Not Forget About the Costs After the Move 

Besides all the additional costs and extras people forget to include when making a budget and a checklist for moving to Mexico, there are all the things that come afterward. That is everything that they have to pay after the move is complete. For example, those can be fees you have to pay your movers for unloading the truck, bringing the furniture in, assembling it back together, etc. Or those can be the costs of renovating your new home or for buying the items you lack. And, not only that, but you must think about the costs of your daily life there too! Think about the gas money, utilities, food, and everything you cannot live without. It is vital to take everything into consideration if you want to create a realistic budget for your move to Mexico.

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“Mexican Beach Bum” (Robin Miller) Realtor® is the Designated Broker for Mexico Real Estate and Document Services in the beautiful resort city of Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point, Mexico, where the desert meets the ocean. Just 210 miles from Phoenix or Tucson and where income producing properties start at $75,000 and homes in town start at $28,000.

Being in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for 14 years, I have been assisting clients with their Mexico vacation home buying and selling decisions in Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point, and Puerto Vallarta.

**License #442 (licensing required by the State of Sonora)
**Accredited Professional Broker in Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point
**AMPI member  (Mexico’s Real Estate Association)
**Executive AMPI Board member of the local chapter 51
**NAR member (U.S. National Association of Realtors®)
**Member of the local MLS, Multiple Listing Service
**Have a full legal team, in house, to assist buyers with obtaining titles.

With my credentials and the support of my in house legal team, I am qualified to represent, and PROTECT BUYERS as they search for and purchase the perfect vacation home or income producing investment property.

It is important that a foreign buyer connects with a properly qualified licensed agent for their real estate search and purchase transaction.  Licensed agents, AMPI and NAR members are held to high ethical standards; attend continuing education classes, and keeping up to date on current issues so they can help guide their clients through the buying and selling process in Mexico.

Ask me for my FREE guide to safely purchase Mexico real estate.

Contact me:

US Line in Mexico:   (602) 539-3124
Mexico Cell:  011-521-638-109-0443

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Moving from Hong Kong to Mexico in 2020

Moving from Hong Kong to Mexico in 2020

Moving from Hong Kong to Mexico during these troubled times might be slightly more difficult than usual. But don’t worry, as we will provide you with all the relevant knowledge for your upcoming move. If you haven’t purchased your home just yet, you may first want to know what buying a property in Mexico as a foreigner looks like. That is where we come in, providing you with expert advice and real estate services. After we help you find that perfect home of your dreams, it is time to prepare for the relocation that lies ahead. Once you finish reading this article, you will have all the knowledge necessary for an easier moving experience.

 

How to prepare for your upcoming move from Hong Kong to Mexico

Here is the list of tasks that will make your move a lot easier:
Reduce the moving stress – Create a checklist, plan ahead and organize your time

  • Get ready for your international move – Hire a professional moving company
  • Prepare your car for shipping
  • An international move requires additional insurance
  • Pack an essentials box for every member of your family

Reduce the moving stress – Create a checklist, plan ahead and organize your time

Moving is stressful; there is no way around that. If you want to remove as much stress as possible, start by eliminating all the uncertainties. The first thing is having your home lined up for purchase, and we can help you with that. Why use us as your agent? Because we know Mexico like the palm of our hand and can provide you with the best solutions in a short timeframe. After we find you a home you love, it is time to move on to your relocation.

The best thing you can do for yourself is to organize your time and efforts. If you have a good plan thought up, everything else will be a lot easier. And the best weapon you can have in your moving arsenal is the moving checklist. This document, a moving staple, will have all the tasks that you need to accomplish, no matter how big or small. After you have all the tasks written down, it will be a lot easier to figure out when to do each one. You will be able to create a timeline and stick to it.

Get ready for your international move – Hire a professional moving company

Moving from Hong Kong to Mexico is by no means a local move, quite the opposite. Most people simply cannot manage to relocate their entire household over such a distance and keep their sanity intact. Of course, it is not impossible, but it is challenging, and very few people choose to do it on their own. You will have a much easier time if you let the professionals from Relosmart Movers Hong Kong handle all the literal and figurative heavy lifting. They will make your moving experience much more enjoyable, simple as that. Ask them about any aspect of the move you are unsure about, and they are sure to ease your worries with their expert advice.

Prepare your car for shipping

If you want your car to make the trip with you, there are some preparations that you need to undertake. First, you need to figure out exactly how much time is required for your car to arrive. Knowing that will make it possible for you to arrange the timeline so that your vehicle will be there once you land. If you are wondering whether Mexico is safe enough for you to leave your car there for some time, we can assure you that it is. Forget what you might have read or heard up until now and simply look at today’s facts.

Besides figuring out the time and date of your car’s arrival, you will also need to make sure that it is ready for long-distance transport. This means going to the mechanic and getting their approval. Then there is quite a bit of paperwork to consider, border crossing regulations, and so on. If you want to make this an easy task, your best bet is hiring a shipping company with experience in Mexico’s laws and regulations. It’s the same as registering your car; you can do it on your own, but it is seldom worth the hassle.

An international move requires additional insurance

Whenever you are shipping your items internationally, you need to be aware that something can go wrong. That is why you might want to try to “cover all the angles”, no matter what. We’ve gone through most of what you can expect from international shipping in our Mexican Customs rules guide, but even if you follow it to the letter, unforeseen incidents can always happen. If you want to be as safe as possible, purchasing insurance that will reimburse your items’ full value is a good start. Standard insurance will usually cover only a fraction of the cost.

International shipping is governed by many rules and regulations, and it is really easy to lose track of something, which might cause a considerable delay. If you want to get all your stuff in no time, you either become an expert or hire experts. And if an accident happens, you want to be compensated accordingly. Purchasing the right insurance plan will all but guarantee it.

Pack an essentials box for every member of your family

Finally, when speaking of accidents, you might need to live for a couple of days with only the items you brought with you. The world is an uncertain place, and you need to make sure that you will be alright no matter what. That is why your best choice is to prepare an “essentials box” for each member of your family. This box will contain everything that you might need for a couple of days. Think items such as changes of clothing, toiletries, medicine, entertainment, anything that you simply could not live without for a day or two.

Remember, always hope for the best, but plan for the worst. When moving from Hong Kong to Mexico, those are good words to live by. The reality will always be more pleasant than your fears.
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“Mexican Beach Bum” (Robin Miller) Realtor® is the Designated Broker for Mexico Real Estate and Document Services in the beautiful resort city of Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point, Mexico, where the desert meets the ocean. Just 210 miles from Phoenix or Tucson and where income producing properties start at $75,000 and homes in town start at $28,000.

Being in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for 14 years, I have been assisting clients with their Mexico vacation home buying and selling decisions in Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point, and Puerto Vallarta.

**License #442 (licensing required by the State of Sonora)
**Accredited Professional Broker in Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point
**AMPI member  (Mexico’s Real Estate Association)
**Executive AMPI Board member of the local chapter 51
**NAR member (U.S. National Association of Realtors®)
**Member of the local MLS, Multiple Listing Service
**Have a full legal team, in house, to assist buyers with obtaining titles.

With my credentials and the support of my in house legal team, I am qualified to represent, and PROTECT BUYERS as they search for and purchase the perfect vacation home or income producing investment property.

It is important that a foreign buyer connects with a properly qualified licensed agent for their real estate search and purchase transaction.  Licensed agents, AMPI and NAR members are held to high ethical standards; attend continuing education classes, and keeping up to date on current issues so they can help guide their clients through the buying and selling process in Mexico.

Ask me for my FREE guide to safely purchase Mexico real estate.

Contact me:

US Line in Mexico:   (602) 539-3124
Mexico Cell:  011-521-638-109-0443

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Where to Go and How to Relax after Moving to Rocky Point

Where to Go and How to Relax after Moving to Rocky Point

You’ve moved. All the chaos of packing, transportation, unpacking, decorating, and equipping your new home is behind you. Now you need to adapt to the new culture and traditions, which may vary a lot from those that you are used to. Don’t despair. By deciding to move to Rocky Point, you chose wisely. You have a lot to look forward to – and we are not just talking turquoise waters under the Sonoran sun!

Look forward to continuing your life more relaxed

Despite all the struggles of moving, remember: You made a great choice by deciding to continue your life right here in Rocky Point! We hope you minimized your stress by hiring an experienced company, such as Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage. Moving by yourself is not an easy or pleasant task. It takes a lot of time, money, and nerves, so we advise you to save yourself the trouble and always rely on professional help wherever and whenever you can.

Get over the stress of moving

We know that moving takes its toll, especially international long-distance moving. Despite that, bear this fact in mind – many come here from the States and enjoy their fulfilling and relaxing days with quick and easy adaptation to the local lifestyle. Rocky Point’s proximity to the ocean and closeness to the US border makes life here smooth and enjoyable, while friends and family from the US can easily arrange visits to you and vice-versa. After all the fuss about the long-distance move, you deserve time for yourself and relaxation.  Here are a few suggestions on where to go and how to relax after moving here.

Enjoy great weather and sunny beaches

Working and living in Rocky Point has a lot of benefits which you’ll discover yourself.

Rocky Point’s climate is perfect for all outdoor activities, for the majority of the year. You’ll be able to enjoy warm sunny days as well as full-moon nights with a cool breeze. It is up to you to choose between long walks by the Sea of Cortez beachside, going for a swim, or jogging while enjoying beautiful sunsets and sunrises.

Discover which beach is right for you, by its proximity to your home or other factors, and prepare for a lot of Sun and vitamin D!
Rocky Point is known as “Arizona’s Beach due to its proximity to the US Arizona state. Visit Playa Arenosa near Sandy Beach,  Las Conchas, Sandy Beach, Playa Mirador and Playa Hermosa (great for water sports!). Millennials in Rocky Point are known to spend their whole days doing beach activities and then enjoying some music and beach parties at night.

Find your favorite water sport – choose from a long menu

If you are a water sports lover and you can never get enough excitement, these adventures are all waiting for you after moving to Rocky Point:

  • Surfing
  • Paddle-boarding
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Kite surfing
  • Banana boat rides
  • Jet-ski
  • Parasailing

For more relaxed ways of having fun, try sports fishing. Many of those who choose to retire in Mexico opt for fishing. This allows them to stay active and live a healthy life even in retirement.

After moving to Rocky Point discover endless adventures

If you are an adventurer, congratulations – you’ve found the perfect place to live! Apart from all the water sports and activities mentioned, there’s even more to Rocky Point.

Zip-line or ultra-light plane

If you’re not afraid of heights, you can try the zip-line. It is located on the road to Cholla Bay. Here, you can discover and admire how the desert joins the sea. Zipping across the bay 2000 feet above the dunes is not for everyone, but if you are among the brave ones (and are in good health), it’s a blast! Prepare for the thrill of a lifetime while enjoying spectacular views of the sea.

Set aside one weekend for recreation and try flying in an ultra-light plane. It is the perfect way to see Rocky Point from above, and the view is unparalleled. As a bonus, it’s less scary than the zip-line.

Bird and whale watching

Something to recommend to a wider group of people after moving to Rocky Point is a day trip to enjoy bird watching at Isla San Jorge (Bird Island). It’s not only home to many bird species unique to the Upper Gulf of California, but also a place where you will be enjoying the company of many seals and sea lions. It’s not uncommon to come across groups of dolphins accompanying the boat as you travel to or from Bird Island. They will entertain you with their unique jumps and acrobatics.

There is also a one-day excursion for whale watching, so if you’re interested, you can easily ask around and book this tour.

Exciting or romantic activities

Visit the sand dunes, which encircle Rocky Point and offer spectacular views and the opportunity to take beautiful photos. Sand dunes here can reach up to 650 feet. If you crave more fun, these dunes are also popular for sand-boarding and renting an ATV. You can rent these buggies to hop around from beaches to restaurants, up and down long stretches of beautiful shores.

One of the many family activities you can take part in is a horseback ride along the beach.

Nice strolls, boat rides, and sunset cruises

Malecón is in the heart of the old port and now a favorite meet-up spot for locals. This can be a great spot for you after moving to Rocky Point as well. You can enjoy a nice stroll or a pleasant bike ride here, as well as explore many shops.

Mirador is another area fit for a nice walk and a good place to relax in some of the many restaurants here in the southeastern part of Rocky Point.

For romantic activities, we recommend a relaxing sunset cruise or a boat ride.

Make new friends

After moving to Rocky Point, it will not be hard to make some new friends, so start making contacts by asking about the rich culture and traditions of Rocky Point. Locals will be glad to help you and explain more about the history of the place, as well as give you some tips about current events and advice on what to try, see, and do as a newcomer.

Try seafood specialties

One of the first things you will be delighted with here is food. Rocky Point is historically famous as a fishing hub so it will not be hard for you to get accustomed to its delicious seafood specialties. If you are a seafood enthusiast, you can even take a trip to an Oyster Farm – La Ostionera de Puerto Peñasco. If you do so, you will be able to watch oysters being plucked from the reefs, prepared right before your eyes, and finally served with hot sauce and lime. That freshness cannot compare to anything else, since you can enjoy food (literally) straight from the sea to your mouth.

Find your chill zone

Give yourself time to adapt and rest assured you’ll make amazing discoveries. Enjoy your new life here, day by day. There is something for everybody here, so you’ll quickly find out where to go and how to relax after moving to Rocky Point.

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“Mexican Beach Bum” (Robin Miller) Realtor® is the Designated Broker for Mexico Real Estate and Document Services in the beautiful resort city of Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point, Mexico, where the desert meets the ocean. Just 210 miles from Phoenix or Tucson and where income producing properties start at $75,000 and homes in town start at $28,000.

Being in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for 14 years, I have been assisting clients with their Mexico vacation home buying and selling decisions in Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point, and Puerto Vallarta.

**License #442 (licensing required by the State of Sonora)
**Accredited Professional Broker in Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point
**AMPI member  (Mexico’s Real Estate Association)
**Executive AMPI Board member of the local chapter 51
**NAR member (U.S. National Association of Realtors®)
**Member of the local MLS, Multiple Listing Service
**Have a full legal team, in house, to assist buyers with obtaining titles.

With my credentials and the support of my in house legal team, I am qualified to represent, and PROTECT BUYERS as they search for and purchase the perfect vacation home or income producing investment property.

It is important that a foreign buyer connects with a properly qualified licensed agent for their real estate search and purchase transaction.  Licensed agents, AMPI and NAR members are held to high ethical standards; attend continuing education classes, and keeping up to date on current issues so they can help guide their clients through the buying and selling process in Mexico.

Ask me for my FREE guide to safely purchase Mexico real estate.

Contact me:

US Line in Mexico:   (602) 539-3124
Mexico Cell:  011-521-638-109-0443

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The Ultimate Guide to Mexican Customs Rules

The Ultimate Guide to Mexican Customs Rules

So, you’re moving to Mexico. The land of tacos, tequila, and white sandy beaches. We’re sure that you’re going to love it here. However, when you’re relocating here, no matter if you’re going to live here part-time or full-time, it’s only natural that you want to bring some of your personal goods to furnish your home and make it just as you want it.

Unfortunately, under international trade agreements, there are certain things that individuals can and can’t move across the border. There is usually a limit of a few hundred dollars worth of items per crossing. So, chances are that you’ll have to pay import duty and the sales tax on the value of the goods. That’s why we decided to create the ultimate guide to Mexican customs rules. We designed to help anyone moving here so make sure to read it through and through.

Are there any exceptions?

Luckily for you, the law in Mexico allows individuals, families, or couples to import their personal items duty and tax-free. So, if you’re planning a move to Rocky Point this summer, you’ll be able to do it. However, we’re talking about a one-time import here. Additionally, the process is subject to certain rules and you must complete it in the first six months of your life there as a legal resident.

So, we’ve collected all the information that you’re going to need. You’ll learn the rules and procedures, as well as what’s allowed and not allowed in your shipment. The first thing you’ll need to do is apply for Menaje de Casa, which is an inventory of household goods. You do this through the Mexican Consulate.

 

The ultimate guide to Mexican customs rules teaches us that there are some exceptions where you can import your household items into the country.

 

Different types of Menaje de Casa

There are many different categories and types of Menaje de Casa, but in the ultimate guide to Mexican customs rules we’ll deal just with the ones that may concern you.

Temporary Menaje de Casa is for foreign residents that have a permit to temporarily live in Mexico. So, if you’re planning to spend anywhere from one to four years here, this is what you’re applying for. In some circumstances, these temporary residency permits can be exchanged for permanent ones after 4 years. On the other hand, if you don’t become a permanent resident in this time period, the law stipulates that you have to export the goods at the end of your stay.

Permanent Menaje de Casa is issued to foreigners that are granted permission for permanent stay in Mexico. Our professionals from Four Winds Bahrain tell us that any items imported under this regime are approved for definitive import. This means that they don’t have to be returned to their point of origin at any time.

Mexican Nationals that are living abroad can also register for Menaje de Casa if they want to bring back any goods or work tools to Mexico. These items are also deemed a definitive import so you can keep them for as long as you want.

Special types of Menaje de Casa are reserved for the people working in the clergy, for the national government, or for diplomats. Due to the specificity of the classifications it’s advisable to seek advice from the Mexican Consulate if you require more information.

 

No matter what passport you have, if you have the permit for living in Mexico, there is a way to get Menaje de Casa.

 

The application process

As we already mentioned, you need to apply at a Mexican Consulate abroad to get the Menaje de Casa. You have to do it in person, so forget about hiring a third party to do it for you. This process can last a few months so be sure to start on time. It will give you enough time to wait for the best season to move to Rocky Point to roll around. There’s also a number of documents you’ll need to provide.

  • Application form
  • Passport – Original and four color copies of the information page
  • Letter – Typed letter in which you request the Household Goods Import Certificate from the Consulate General of Mexico. In it, you need to state the date of your travel, port of entry, and the addresses in the US and Mexico.
  • Visa or residency card
  • Household inventory

Now, the household inventory has to be a detailed inventory of all the goods you want to ship to Mexico. It has to be in a specific format and in Spanish, so it’s best to talk to your shipping company about it. Each item has to be numbered, with the description, make, model and quantity. Don’t group items on your own and always consult with your shipping company before doing this. If you do it the wrong way, you can cause problems for yourself.

Additional documentation and fees

Since this is the ultimate guide to Mexican customs rules, we feel obligated to tell you that there’s a possibility that the consulate or your shipping company will ask you for additional documentation. Also, you will have to pay a fee to the Mexican Consulate of about $130 in cash. All in all, it’s a process that’s much simpler than buying a property in Mexico as a foreigner so we’re sure that you won’t have any problems.

Shipping the goods

There are two ways of transporting your personal goods to Mexico. The first one is doing it on your own. In this scenario, you will have to use a Mexican Customs Broker to help you with getting your shipment across the border. Know that if you’re doing it in a vehicle with foreign plates, you’ll also need a Temporary Import Permit for it. However, if you’re a permanent resident, you can’t import a vehicle like this into Mexico. If you are coming in to the “free zone” in Mexico, then nothing is required, just Mexican vehicle insurance, current registration and tags.

The second option is using a shipping company. It’s a better thing to go for. You can deliver your goods to any part of the world with much less hassle than by doing it yourself. Their packing teams will minimize the possibility of damage. Also, they’ll take care of all the paperwork necessary for the job. Just make sure that everything is okay with the paperwork and you’ll have no problems at all.

 

Using the shipping company is probably the best way to transport your belongings to Mexico.

Conclusion

Now, after you read the ultimate guide to Mexican customs rules you know everything you need to know about importing your household items to Mexico. Start preparing on time and you’ll be enjoying your old belongings in a new home in no time.

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“Mexican Beach Bum” (Robin Miller) Realtor® is the Designated Broker for Mexico Real Estate and Document Services in the beautiful resort city of Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point, Mexico, where the desert meets the ocean. Just 210 miles from Phoenix or Tucson and where income producing properties start at $75,000 and homes in town start at $28,000.

Being in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for 14 years, I have been assisting clients with their Mexico vacation home buying and selling decisions in Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point, and Puerto Vallarta.

**License #442 (licensing required by the State of Sonora)
**Accredited Professional Broker in Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point
**AMPI member  (Mexico’s Real Estate Association)
**Executive AMPI Board member of the local chapter 51
**NAR member (U.S. National Association of Realtors®)
**Member of the local MLS, Multiple Listing Service
**Have a full legal team, in house, to assist buyers with obtaining titles.

With my credentials and the support of my in house legal team, I am qualified to represent, and PROTECT BUYERS as they search for and purchase the perfect vacation home or income producing investment property.

It is important that a foreign buyer connects with a properly qualified licensed agent for their real estate search and purchase transaction.  Licensed agents, AMPI and NAR members are held to high ethical standards; attend continuing education classes, and keeping up to date on current issues so they can help guide their clients through the buying and selling process in Mexico.

Ask me for my FREE guide to safely purchase Mexico real estate.

Contact me:

US Line in Mexico:   (602) 539-3124
Mexico Cell:  011-521-638-109-0443

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Culture and traditions in Rocky Point: Guide for newcomers

Rocky Point might not be as popular a spot in Mexico as Cancun or Cabo, but it certainly has its own appeal that shouldn’t be underestimated. This little town is admired by many Americans and Canadians for good reason. It has a lot to offer from many different aspects. However, before you decide to visit this beautiful Mexican gem, you should make it your business to learn as much as you can about the culture and traditions in Rocky Point.

Why should you make the effort and get to know the culture in Rocky Point?

It doesn’t matter if you are moving or just briefly visiting a foreign country. You should always do your best to familiarize yourself with the culture you are about to step into. Especially if you plan on moving to this country from the US. There will be several benefits in it for you. You will feel more comfortable once you arrive at Rocky Point, and the locals will appreciate the effort you made to learn everything there is about the culture they cherish.

One of the biggest festivities that you will come across in the celebration of the Day of the Dead.

Rocky Point guide for newcomers  

Rocky Point is a beautiful and serene town fairly near the US border. This place is so inviting that many have decided to move to Rocky Point this summer. For the most part, Americans are fans of this destination and many decided to put down roots in this inviting place. However, if you still haven’t had a chance to experience this Mexican paradise, here are a few things you should know.

Bottled or tap water

Every guide on visiting or living in Mexico will mention this hot topic. Once you arrive in Mexico, which water should you drink? We recommend that you drink bottled water. You will probably hear that the locals drink tap water without any problem. Nevertheless, it seems that tourists and other newcomers just don’t have the stomach for it. So, don’t try your luck and ruin your trip. Just stick to bottled water and enjoy everything that this gorgeous town has to offer.

 

AZ residents are practically neighbors

The drive from Phoenix, Arizona to Rocky Point is just a little under four hours. That is why, if you come to this place, you might run into many residents of the Copper State. Some like it so much that they made this place their go-to vacation spot. By now they are very much aware of all traditions in Rocky Point. Still, individuals from many other states also visit. The drive from the US border is very simple and traffic-free. A relaxing car ride without pressure will take you about an hour.

Prices are very reasonable

Mexico is known to be on the less expensive side. However, bigger tourist hot spots such as Cabo San Lucas and Cancun are a bit more expensive than the rest of the country. Rocky Point is certainly an exception, as food, real estate, and other necessities are very inexpensive. That is why many aren’t hesitating to move to this tropical paradise. It might come as a surprise to some, but Rocky Point is even a great place for investment opportunities. It seems that this location is yet to reach its full potential. Low prices and an inexpensive cost of living are certainly one of the biggest factors that contribute to its appeal.

Warm weather all year long

There are many traditions that you will come across in Rock Point, and many of them are focused on the outdoors and the beach. I mean go figure! The weather is nice and warm all year long. Of course, there are periods when the humidity can be a slight challenge, and it does get chilly in January. However, the beautiful scenery and constant rays of sunshine almost prevent you from even noticing it. This is the perfect place for all to enjoy the heat. It is safe to say that you will be able to have the perfect tan year-round.

Food traditions in Rocky Point

Rocky Point is a place where you can enjoy some of the best tacos and burritos in Mexico. Not to mention, some great seafood that is prepared with a Mexican twist. Oh, but we aren’t done yet. What is a good Mexican meal without a delicious frozen margarita? Therefore, fine dining is not very common, but traditional Mexican dishes are out of this world in Rocky Point. Not to mention there are options that you can enjoy on the go. Street food is no less delicious than what is served in restaurants.

You will be powerless to resist traditional Margaritas served in Rocky Point.

Moving to Rocky Point

As we have already mentioned, not that long-ago, Rocky Point became a popular destination for expats. Many have chosen this pleasant town to call their new home. So, how can you make your move easier if you choose to trade your city condo for a beautiful house on the beach in Mexico? Well, the answer is quite simple. Hire professional movers and spare yourself the headache of organizing a move. Especially if you must get ready for the move at short notice, you will need somebody to lend you a serious hand. That is why you should let the professionals take care of business for you. When hiring movers, make sure that they have experience with international relocations.

Culture and traditions in Rocky Point are easy to get used to

Being familiar with culture and traditions in Rocky Point will be a big help once you get there. Today we barely scratched the surface, and there is so much more that you should know. But more than anything, be aware of the locals. You are coming to their home town and thus you are expected to adjust to their customs. For those that respect traditions and show an effort to learn them, there will be no problem. Your visit or stay in Rocky Beach will be more than pleasant. In the end, be conscious of one important fact: more than anything, Mexicans value their country and their families. That is one part of their culture which is most admirable.

Now that you are ready, enjoy your Rocky Point adventure! Bon voyage!
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“Mexican Beach Bum” (Robin Miller) Realtor® is the Designated Broker for Mexico Real Estate and Document Services in the beautiful resort city of Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point, Mexico, where the desert meets the ocean. Just 210 miles from Phoenix or Tucson and where income producing properties start at $75,000 and homes in town start at $28,000.

Being in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for 14 years, I have been assisting clients with their Mexico vacation home buying and selling decisions in Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point, and Puerto Vallarta.

**License #442 (licensing required by the State of Sonora)
**Accredited Professional Broker in Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point
**AMPI member  (Mexico’s Real Estate Association)
**Executive AMPI Board member of the local chapter 51
**NAR member (U.S. National Association of Realtors®)
**Member of the local MLS, Multiple Listing Service
**Have a full legal team, in house, to assist buyers with obtaining titles.

With my credentials and the support of my in house legal team, I am qualified to represent, and PROTECT BUYERS as they search for and purchase the perfect vacation home or income producing investment property.

It is important that a foreign buyer connects with a properly qualified licensed agent for their real estate search and purchase transaction.  Licensed agents, AMPI and NAR members are held to high ethical standards; attend continuing education classes, and keeping up to date on current issues so they can help guide their clients through the buying and selling process in Mexico.

Ask me for my FREE guide to safely purchase Mexico real estate.

Contact me:

US Line in Mexico:   (602) 539-3124
Mexico Cell:  011-521-638-109-0443

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Buying a property in Mexico as a Foreigner

Buying a property in Mexico as a Foreigner

Are you thinking about buying a property in Mexico as a foreigner? This article will guide you through the process and let you know what to expect.

Foreigners have always been quite attracted to the idea of owning a property in Mexico. Who can blame them? The sandy beaches, great weather, hospitality, and iconic cities? Who wouldn’t want to have a house close to one of the best beaches in the world? You can see why a lot of people are thinking about retiring in Mexico. Having this in mind, let’s guide you through the process of buying a property in Mexico as a foreigner and make it simple for you.

Morelia and other iconic cities are some of the reasons to consider buying a property in Mexico.

Is buying a property in Mexico as a foreigner possible?

Ever since the Foreign Investment Law was passed in 1973, it’s been possible for foreigners to buy property in Mexico, with some restrictions. More precisely, the law permitted foreigners to buy properties outside of the ‘Restricted Zones.’ These restricted zones are all properties 31 miles or closer to the coastline or 62 miles from a border. However, in 1993 this law was modified, permitting foreigners to acquire property in these zones, which is why some of them decided to leave the States and settle here. However, a foreigner has to acquire a property in this zone indirectly, through a trust agreement or ‘Fideicomiso’ between the foreigner and a Mexican Trust Bank.

This is usually a long process, and help from a notary and lawyer would be useful. Don’t shy away from asking for help when it’s needed. This whole chapter is full of details you don’t want to miss and any mistake can have serious consequences, not just when buying a property, but also when moving to your new home. Go to usantini.com and hire the movers that will make this easy for you. With the right help, you’ll have less to worry about.

Fideicomiso trust

The Mexican government has authorized Mexican trust banks to carry out the acquisition of properties in the “Restricted Zone.” The bank acts as the owner of the property. However, the buyer is the one who owns the property with the continuance and can will the property to the heirs, or sell it, by transferring the trust to another foreign buyer. And with one fideicomiso, buyers can hold more than one Mexican property. While the trust remains valid for 50 years, you can renew it for another 50 years.

On the other hand, foreigners can also own land in Mexico through corporations. Keep this in mind if you’re thinking about relocating your start-up company to Mexico. However, the process comes with restrictions and requirements, so fideicomiso might be a better solution.

Making an Offer to Buy a Property in Mexico as a Foreigner

While Mexican law does recognize verbal agreement, you should have your offer and acceptance in writing. This way everyone will be clear on terms and conditions. It starts with the seller accepting an “Offer to Purchase” contract. This document should contain:

  • price
  • payment plans
  • details for a money deposit
  • deadline for the seller to accept the offer
  • other terms important for buying a property in Mexico
  • you should note who has received the deposit

It would also be good to have a clause that guarantees the deposit in case that Promissory Agreement or Purchase/Sales Agreement isn’t signed. However, if the seller requires the deposit to be non-refundable, make sure that it’s not more than you can afford to lose. Once the seller has accepted your offer, it’s time to sign a Promissory Agreement.

Make sure to read everything carefully.

Promissory Agreement

Usually, it takes some time to complete the purchase, having in mind all the paperwork. However, the Promissory Agreement binds both parties to a timeframe to execute the final Sales/Purchase Agreement and determines the basic terms. If these terms and conditions are met and the final Agreement can be executed, neither party can pull out of the deal.

After the signing of the Promissory Agreement, the seller contacts the bank and initiates the trust application process. You’ll also need a trust permit from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Trust application

Your notary or your lawyer should check the property’s legal status. They will inspect if there are any unpaid taxes or other encumbrances. Also, they need to check if the sellers have the right to sell the property and check the tax receipts. More precisely, you’ll need to get the certificate of no tax liability and certificate of no encumbrances from the seller, along with the property appraisal. Finally, the lawyer needs to review the terms of the Purchase Agreement.

As a buyer, you’ll need to provide an FMM visa,  copy of your ID, a bill with your address, and your name, and present it to a notary. The bank and the notary will finalize the trust documents.

Purchase/Sales Agreement

At this stage, both parties should be able to execute the final Purchase/Sales Agreement. After the start of the closing process, the title of the property should be transferred to the fideicomiso. Also, by now, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs should’ve sent the permit to the bank. Along with your lawyer and notary, a bank officer will review the final draft of the Trust Deed.

The Final Steps of Buying a Property in Mexico as a foreigner

After you make sure that everything is in the order, you’ll get a notice of the final closing costs due. But, before the final transaction, you’ll need to pay tax on the purchase and sign the property deeds. After that, the final transaction can be made, along with the notary fees. The notary will then send a copy of the deed to the Public Registry of Property. Once you sign the deed and settle the payments, the title will be officially transferred to the bank trust.

It’s almost over….

If you were weighing the pros and cons of buying a vacation house, you’ve probably realized that the main problem was administration and the complicated process of setting up a bank trust. However, now that you know what to expect, there’s no reason not to buy a property here. If you’ve made it, congratulations on buying a property in Mexico!

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“Mexican Beach Bum” (Robin Miller) Realtor® is the Designated Broker for Mexico Real Estate and Document Services in the beautiful resort city of Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point, Mexico, where the desert meets the ocean. Just 210 miles from Phoenix or Tucson and where income producing properties start at $75,000 and homes in town start at $28,000.

Being in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for 14 years, I have been assisting clients with their Mexico vacation home buying and selling decisions in Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point, and Puerto Vallarta.

**License #442 (licensing required by the State of Sonora)
**Accredited Professional Broker in Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point
**AMPI member  (Mexico’s Real Estate Association)
**Executive AMPI Board member of the local chapter 51
**NAR member (U.S. National Association of Realtors®)
**Member of the local MLS, Multiple Listing Service
**Have a full legal team, in house, to assist buyers with obtaining titles.

With my credentials and the support of my in house legal team, I am qualified to represent, and PROTECT BUYERS as they search for and purchase the perfect vacation home or income producing investment property.

It is important that a foreign buyer connects with a properly qualified licensed agent for their real estate search and purchase transaction.  Licensed agents, AMPI and NAR members are held to high ethical standards; attend continuing education classes, and keeping up to date on current issues so they can help guide their clients through the buying and selling process in Mexico.

Ask me for my FREE guide to safely purchase Mexico real estate.

Contact me:

US Line in Mexico:   (602) 539-3124
Mexico Cell:  011-521-638-109-0443

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Pros and cons of buying a vacation house

 Pros and cons of buying a vacation house

Everyone adores that special time when they get to simply relax and have fun with their family. Whether you love going to the mountains or down to the lake, it’s always great to simply get away for a while. And all that relaxation might get you thinking about getting a piece of that heaven. You might start thinking about buying a vacation house. However, there are many things to consider before actually making that investment. That is, it is quite a big move that you have to consider carefully. Here are some pros and cons of buying a vacation house.

Pros of buying a vacation house

Of course, as with any type of investment, the best thing you can do is truly consider every facet. You need to look at your dreams from a realistic perspective. You might be dead-set on, for instance, even moving to Florida after a great week at the famous beaches of Miami. But you need a basis, a carefully thought-out plan. Here are some of the pros of buying a vacation house.

It is consistently perfect, and consistently yours

There is a certain allure to consistency, knowing that you get to go to your little piece of paradise every summer. And, why not, even winter. After buying a vacation house, you can get that feel of perfection every year. You can ensure that your kids have a great, stable, vacation every time. Also, if you’re set on visiting a certain place several times a year, it will certainly pay off more to buy it than to rent it every time you come.

With a vacation house, you can ensure your kids’ perfect vacation;

You basically have a second home

Having a second home is quite the appealing image. But imagine this: you’re retiring and you decide to retire and go on permanent vacation. Let’s say you’re from Texas and you want to escape from the sweltering heat. Your beach house awaits you, ready when you are, only with the added benefit of memories built there for decades. You simply pick up the phone and choose the best moving assistance in Texas and you’re there – living in paradise for the rest of your life. When you think about it, buying a vacation house actually means buying a second home for you and your family.

You can rent it out

Now, the amount you can earn from renting mainly depends on where you plan on buying a vacation house. If you buy a house near the beach, you can earn quite a lot of money. Nowadays, with various different sites involved in renting out someone’s vacation house, it is certainly easy to find people who are interested.

However, when considering renting out, you need to learn about the rules regarding tax. Also, you need to be able to handle the situation regarding maintenance efficiently.

Cons of buying a vacation house

There are also some drawbacks to buying a vacation house that you need to consider. Of course, while they all may be surmountable, you have to weigh the options yourself. Discuss them with your family and with an expert if you’re really set on taking this step. Sometimes, it’s okay to postpone our ideas for later and wait for the right time.

Your finances are not that great

Regardless of whether or not you can take out a mortgage, there are many other expenses to consider. First of all, you will have to pay for the maintenance, because you will not be there constantly. Maintenance includes repairs after storms, fixing any leaks, mowing the lawn etc. So, you need to map out your budget in the long run. If you’re not sure you can manage this step financially, it might be more prudent to postpone buying a vacation house.

Another thing you should think about are the costs of furnishing the house. This can cost a pretty penny, especially when you’re thinking about buying new furniture. However, it might be a more affordable idea to simply move some of your furniture pieces from your house to your vacation home. After all, you don’t need that much while you’re on vacation. If you need moving services, find an affordable and efficient company, like Evolution Moving Company NB. Hiring professionals is much easier than going there and delivering it yourself.

You don’t actually go on vacation that often

It might be possible that you’re seeing your possible vacation paradise through rose-colored glasses. After all, you’ve returned rejuvenated, relaxed and refreshed. However, you should ask yourself a simple enough question – how often do you actually go on vacation? If you’re vacationing only one week a year, then it might be better to rent. That way, you will save yourself the money and the hassle. And nothing stops you from buying your home later on, when the opportunity arises.

Before you do that, consider another thing. If you’re moving abroad, it can be difficult to find the perfect home. That is why you should do extensive online research. If you’re considering Mexico as your destination, it’s best if you learn everything you can about Mexico real estate trends. There’s nothing better than good preparation. So make sure all your bases are covered when considering a purchase abroad.

What to consider before buying a vacation house?

As we’ve already mentioned, you have to approach buying a vacation house from a practical side. Here are some of the things you should consider before buying.

  • Location. Choose the location carefully. Some locations, no matter how alluring they may seem, are simply a waste of time and money.

The location of your vacation house is incredibly important;

  • Consider laws and regulations. This is particularly important if you’re buying a vacation house in a foreign country. For instance, if you’re considering moving to Rocky Point, Mexico, it would be best to learn all about the laws there. Otherwise, you may encounter obstacles along the way.
  • How much would maintenance cost? Draw up a plan to see how much maintenance will cost you in the long run. This will help you decide whether it is worth it.
  • Will you rent it? If you decide to rent it out, you have to consider the taxes and other costs.
  • Insurance. Insurance is pivotal with any type of property, especially when buying a vacation house. Because if you’re not going to be there all the time, it’s best to take out insurance. However, if you’re renting it out, your vacation home will most likely not be liable for property insurance. But, you can always try other options.
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    “Mexican Beach Bum” (Robin Miller) Realtor® is the Designated Broker for Mexico Real Estate and Document Services in the beautiful resort city of Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point, Mexico, where the desert meets the ocean. Just 210 miles from Phoenix or Tucson and where income producing properties start at $75,000 and homes in town start at $28,000.

    Being in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for 14 years, I have been assisting clients with their Mexico vacation home buying and selling decisions in Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point, and Puerto Vallarta.

    **License #442 (licensing required by the State of Sonora)
    **Accredited Professional Broker in Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point
    **AMPI member  (Mexico’s Real Estate Association)
    **Executive AMPI Board member of the local chapter 51
    **NAR member (U.S. National Association of Realtors®)
    **Member of the local MLS, Multiple Listing Service
    **Have a full legal team, in house, to assist buyers with obtaining titles.

    With my credentials and the support of my in house legal team, I am qualified to represent, and PROTECT BUYERS as they search for and purchase the perfect vacation home or income producing investment property.

    It is important that a foreign buyer connects with a properly qualified licensed agent for their real estate search and purchase transaction.  Licensed agents, AMPI and NAR members are held to high ethical standards; attend continuing education classes, and keeping up to date on current issues so they can help guide their clients through the buying and selling process in Mexico.

    Ask me for my FREE guide to safely purchase Mexico real estate.

    Contact me:

    US Line in Mexico:   (602) 539-3124
    Mexico Cell:  011-521-638-109-0443

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Planning a move to Rocky Point this summer

Many people choose Rocky Point as their vacation destination. It has a lot to offer. From sandy beaches to the fishing extravaganza. It’s a true heaven on earth for many people. And a lot of people like it so much that they actually move there for good. So, if you want to move to Rocky Point this summer as well, here are a few tips that will help you make the transition easier.

How to plan a move to Rocky Point?

Planning a relocation to a resort city such as Rocky Point takes a few steps. You might be swept away by the prospect of living there, so it’s easy to forget some pretty important things. So good planning is quite important. And here is where to start.

Are you moving to Rocky Point permanently or just for the summer?

In order to properly plan a relocation to Rocky Point, you need to take into account your type of relocation. Is it permanent? Or are you buying a vacation home that you plan on visiting only during the summer? That can have a significant impact on how you plan and execute your relocation.

When moving permanently, there should be a lot more items on your relocation checklist. You need to think about how to transport all of your belongings. And you need to research visa and immigration policy. On the other hand, if you are moving for the summer, you need to make sure that your home is safe and secure. But, more on that later. For now, we’ll focus on how to make your move to Rocky Point easier.

Create a moving checklist

Relocation is complicated. Especially when moving to another city, state or country. And having a moving checklist can make things seem a lot simpler. It doesn’t matter if you are retiring in Mexico or if you are moving there for love. It all comes down to the tasks that you need to complete in order to achieve your goal. And it’s a lot easier having a to-do list that contains every single task on your relocation agenda. So, take some time and create a moving checklist. It should contain every single detail that you need to do:

  • Forward your mail
  • Take care of the utilities
  • Find a moving company
  • List of items that you need to pack
  • A reminder of what to bring with you
  • And even a checkmark for throwing a goodbye party

Having everything laid out in front of you will simplify your relocation as it splits it into smaller chunks. It will also make it much easier to do everything that you need to do. And as a bonus, you’ll feel great after checking every checkmark on it.

Find a quality moving company for your move to Rocky Point

As we already said, moving can be difficult. There’s a lot that needs to be done. And seemingly never enough time to do it. So, having quality assistance by your side will make things much easier. For this, you’ll need the help of experienced movers. A good place to start is allseasonmovers.com. Study their website and look at their offer. So even if they don’t work for you, you’ll know what to look for in other companies. At this point, it’s very important to stress out that you need quality movers. While it’s always nice to find an affordable moving company. It’s much more important to find a reputable and reliable one.

Making a packing list

Out of all the moving chores that you have to do, packing is probably going to take most of your time. If you are not hiring professional packing services, make sure you set aside enough time to properly pack everything.

If you are moving for the summer, and not permanently, it’ll be much easier. Summer is a great season for moving. All the clothes are light and they can easily fit into a few moving boxes. Or even a few suitcases. But, if you are moving permanently, you need to think about your other items as well. So, having a packing list will make it easier for you to shop for packing supplies. And it will give you a better idea of what you are dealing with. Which, in turn, will allow you to better calculate your expenses.

Make sure you know your expenses

Moving isn’t cheap. There’s no getting around that. You can hire professional movers, rent a truck, or even move in your own car. Either way, it’ll cost you a fair amount of money. There a lot of side expenses. Not to mention the cost of the move itself. And you might find yourself out of money before you even arrive in Rocky Point. That’s why it’s important to calculate the budget to the tiniest detail. From the price of your movers to the price of disconnecting your utilities. You should do this well before you move to avoid unpleasant surprises. And to make sure that you’ve gathered enough money for your entire relocation.

 

Organize the move to Rocky Point this summer

Once everything is set and done, all that is left to do is organize everything. Your movers will take care of most of your chores. But you still need to disconnect utilities, deal with loose ends, and, most importantly, throw a going-away party. You’ll not be seeing your friends and family for a long time. And they all deserve a chance to say goodbye to you.

 

Enjoy Rocky Point

Your relocation is complete. And there’s nothing else left to do buy enjoy Rocky Point and everything that it has to offer. Visit the El Pinacate and Gran Desierto de Altar Biosphere Reserve. Check out all the beautiful beaches in the area. And be happy that you have the means and the opportunity to live in such a beautiful place.
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“Mexican Beach Bum” (Robin Miller) Realtor® is the Designated Broker for Mexico Real Estate and Document Services in the beautiful resort city of Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point, Mexico, where the desert meets the ocean. Just 210 miles from Phoenix or Tucson and where income producing properties start at $75,000 and homes in town start at $28,000.

Being in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for 14 years, I have been assisting clients with their Mexico vacation home buying and selling decisions in Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point, and Puerto Vallarta.

**License #442 (licensing required by the State of Sonora)
**Accredited Professional Broker in Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point
**AMPI member  (Mexico’s Real Estate Association)
**Executive AMPI Board member of the local chapter 51
**NAR member (U.S. National Association of Realtors®)
**Member of the local MLS, Multiple Listing Service
**Have a full legal team, in house, to assist buyers with obtaining titles.

With my credentials and the support of my in house legal team, I am qualified to represent, and PROTECT BUYERS as they search for and purchase the perfect vacation home or income producing investment property.

It is important that a foreign buyer connects with a properly qualified licensed agent for their real estate search and purchase transaction.  Licensed agents, AMPI and NAR members are held to high ethical standards; attend continuing education classes, and keeping up to date on current issues so they can help guide their clients through the buying and selling process in Mexico.

Ask me for my FREE guide to safely purchase Mexico real estate.

Contact me:

US Line in Mexico:   (602) 539-3124
Mexico Cell:  011-521-638-109-0443

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Best season to move to Rocky Point

Best season to move to Rocky Point

Rocky Point is not only a popular tourist spot. In less than thirty years, Puerto Peñasco had evolved from a small fishing destination to a serious vacation resort attracting more people than ever. Since all popular places need workforce, many people decide to move to Rocky Point in search of job opportunities. Now, the question is – when is the best season to move to Rocky Point?

What are the seasons like in Puerto Peñasco?

Rocky Point has a desert climate, meaning that the town only gets a dozen or so rainy days during the year. The average yearly temperature is 63.5°F which makes this place heaven on earth. In winter, the temperatures rarely go below 50°F, while in spring and fall you can expect them to be around 70°F. Summer brings the median values of 87 degrees while temperatures rarely go above 105°F. The absence of rain and still moderate temperatures make this place perfect for vacationing as well as living!

Rocky Point offers comfortable temperatures all year round

 

Is winter the best season to move to Rocky Point?

We have already mentioned that winters are rather mild and the citizens of Puerto Peñasco have never experienced temperatures below 32°F. Since there is no snow during winter, this might be the perfect season for relocation.

The moving truck, van, or any other vehicle you choose to move your belongings will not have to struggle with harsh winter conditions that make winter relocations almost impossible in many countries around the world. The additional benefit of moving at the end of the year is that both you and your movers will feel comfortable not having to worry about sweating while loading, unloading, and unpacking your stuff.

One more thing – did you know that the prices of services offered by moving companies vary from one season to another? Typically, the least expensive months for relocation are the coldest ones. If you have the comfort to choose when you will be moving to Rocky Point and you need to be extra careful about your budget, then winter is the right time for you to contact professionals like those from easymovekw.com and arrange your move!

What about springtime?

Springtime is perfect for many activities but is it perfect for moving house? Rocky Point is a very popular spring break destination. Thousands of people from other parts of Mexico and from the USA come here to spend their spring vacation. Puerto Peñasco is located just 60 miles from the US border and Americans do not even need an international driver’s license when visiting this place by car. For people coming from Phoenix, Yuma, or Tucson, this is a destination they can reach in under four hours, plus it is rather affordable.

Even though spring might be the best season to organize your vacation to Rocky Point, maybe you should reconsider relocating during those months, especially if you have a family. Families with children avoid moving in spring since that means changing schools just before the school year is over.

Furthermore, in spring, the streets can get crowded by tourists which might prolong your move. Think about that before you make your final decision.

Is summer the best season to move to Rocky Point?

If you do not mind the summer heat, this might be the best time of year for your relocation. We hope you have already found your new home since many people move to Rocky Point for seasonal jobs and they also need places to stay. The demand for apartments and other types of properties is high which usually means that the prices are higher too.

This goes for the moving industry as well. Summertime is their peak season, so you should be ready to pay a bit more than you would several months before. Whether you would like to move across the globe supported by experts, or just move a few blocks away from your old home, you will have to book your movers in a timely manner. Remember, families with school-aged children will probably choose summer too.

How about Fall?

The temperatures are becoming more moderate and tourists are heading back to their homes and jobs. The school year starts in September, so many parents will do their best to settle in their new homes before that. This is your opportunity to find a new home at a reasonable price since the demand will drop once seasonal workers leave.

On the other hand, fall might be the worst season for your Rocky Point relocation. If you are looking for employment in the tourism industry, fall is not really the best choice.

Maybe the best time to move to Puerto Peñasco is right now

The current pandemic seems to be slowing down at the moment, which is the news everybody had hoped for. The year 2020 will be remembered by the coronavirus outbreak all around the world, but luckily there are some countries that started opening their borders to foreigners. That means that this could be the perfect time for you to buy a property and move somewhere you have always dreamed of. For the time being, Rocky Point is one of the safest places to be since there are less than 11 reported cases.

Puerto Peñasco can be your perfect choice even if you are not looking for a place to move to. Consider getting a vacation home in Rocky Point. Imagine spending your holidays in a place like this and renting your property out while you don’t use it – that is what having your cake and eating it too is all about! Whichever season you decide is the best to move to Rocky Point, we are sure you will enjoy this amazing place!
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“Mexican Beach Bum” (Robin Miller) Realtor® is the Designated Broker for Mexico Real Estate and Document Services in the beautiful resort city of Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point, Mexico, where the desert meets the ocean. Just 210 miles from Phoenix or Tucson and where income producing properties start at $75,000 and homes in town start at $28,000.

Being in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for 14 years, I have been assisting clients with their Mexico vacation home buying and selling decisions in Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point, and Puerto Vallarta.

**License #442 (licensing required by the State of Sonora)
**Accredited Professional Broker in Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point
**AMPI member  (Mexico’s Real Estate Association)
**Executive AMPI Board member of the local chapter 51
**NAR member (U.S. National Association of Realtors®)
**Member of the local MLS, Multiple Listing Service
**Have a full legal team, in house, to assist buyers with obtaining titles.

With my credentials and the support of my in house legal team, I am qualified to represent, and PROTECT BUYERS as they search for and purchase the perfect vacation home or income producing investment property.

It is important that a foreign buyer connects with a properly qualified licensed agent for their real estate search and purchase transaction.  Licensed agents, AMPI and NAR members are held to high ethical standards; attend continuing education classes, and keeping up to date on current issues so they can help guide their clients through the buying and selling process in Mexico.

Ask me for my FREE guide to safely purchase Mexico real estate.

Contact me:

US Line in Mexico:   (602) 539-3124
Mexico Cell:  011-521-638-109-0443

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Rocky Point Investment Opportunities

As the coronavirus outbreak is slowly fading away, more and more countries are opening their borders to foreigners. Even though the change is slow, it is happening. With that in mind, now is the time to make an investment and purchase a property. Since the future of the real estate market is still uncertain, there is a good chance that you will find a nice, affordable property. Whether you are looking for a vacation home or a place to move to, investment opportunities in Rocky Point are plentiful.

What’s the current state of Rocky Point?

Since the entire world was affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, people are not so keen on traveling at the moment. However, this Mexican fishing resort city on the Gulf of California is ready to reopen! With just 4 confirmed (and contained) cases of the virus, Rocky Point is a promising destination. The city plans to host tourists as early as next month, and a vacation to Rocky Point now seems like a feasible idea. Visit http://rockypoint360.com for updates, things can change!

 

Rocky Point has successfully stopped the COVID-19 spread, and they are now focusing all of their resources into making it a safe place for the upcoming tourist season.

Fantastic business opportunities

While it is a popular tourist destination, there is also an abundance of business investment opportunities in Rocky Point. As soon as the situation allows it, people will want to go somewhere to relax and forget about the difficult situation, if only for a few days.

This might be a fantastic opportunity for small companies who are trying to jump-start their business after the outbreak. Moving your headquarters to a new place like Rocky Point will expose you to a new wave of tourists eager to have some fun.

What makes Rocky Point a good place for investment opportunities?

During the past 11 years, US, Canada, Spain, and the Netherlands invested a substantial amount of money in Mexico. Businessmen are trying to change the pace and step away from stocks, focusing their resources on tourism and other industries. With the markets in major cities being already exploited to its maximum, companies are looking for small coastal cities to invest their resources in. Rocky Point fits that description perfectly.
Owning a vacation home in Rocky Point is beneficial in many ways.

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Vacation life in Rocky Point

When you first arrive in Rocky Point, you will be left speechless by its silky beaches. Vacation resorts are dreamlike, with plenty of available activities. Golf is a major sport in Rocky Point, and you can find many different courses, from beginner to advance level.

Once the sun sets behind the crimson horizon, you can take your pick from an array of vibrant and exciting bars, or choose an outdoor variation. One of the most favorite outdoor gathering places for locals is the Malecon, where you can enjoy a family evening while eating ice cream, listening to street musicians, and strolling down the streets filled with vendors and local artists.

Due to its peaceful lifestyle, many people choose this destination for retiring in Mexico. With that in mind, investment opportunities in Rocky Point are not limited by age. No matter how old you are, you can find a point of interest to invest in.

Future investment opportunities in Rocky Point

When we talk about future investment opportunities in this city, tourism probably plays the biggest role. Before the outbreak, tourism growth was at around 15%, and if we take the favorable situation of Rocky Point into consideration, that number is only going up.

Buying a property in Rocky Point will allow you to take advantage of that situation. A lot of people are making money through Airbnb and other renting applications. Furthermore, the value of the property will substantially rise over time. If you decide to sell it in the future, you may even double your investment. Although, having a property in such a promising area is probably  worth more in the rental pool than selling it.

With everything said, why not move to Rocky Point?

We briefly mentioned the possibility of retiring in Rocky Point. As a small, calm place with a relaxing lifestyle and a promising future, many elderly couples are gladly choosing it as a living destination. However, Rocky Point is also a family town. With that in mind, why wait for retirement?

Moving to Rocky Point with your loved ones might just be an opportunity that you were waiting for your entire life. It has become popular for families from all over the world to move to other countries in search of a better life. If that sounds like an enticing option but you don’t know where to start, finding specialized movers like fourwinds-ksa.com might be the first step.

A few final thoughts on investment opportunities in Rocky Point

It is a fact that the world economy has taken a turn due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Will it be for the better or for worse, that is yet to be seen. Nevertheless, places like Rocky Point have a promising future. With predicted tourism growth, buying a property in Rocky Point might be a one-of-a-kind opportunity for an investment.

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“Mexican Beach Bum” (Robin Miller) Realtor® is the Designated Broker for Mexico Real Estate and Document Services in the beautiful resort city of Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point, Mexico, where the desert meets the ocean. Just 210 miles from Phoenix or Tucson and where income producing properties start at $75,000 and homes in town start at $28,000.

Being in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for 14 years, I have been assisting clients with their Mexico vacation home buying and selling decisions in Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point, and Puerto Vallarta.

**License #442 (licensing required by the State of Sonora)
**Accredited Professional Broker in Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point
**AMPI member  (Mexico’s Real Estate Association)
**Executive AMPI Board member of the local chapter 51
**NAR member (U.S. National Association of Realtors®)
**Member of the local MLS, Multiple Listing Service
**Have a full legal team, in house, to assist buyers with obtaining titles.

With my credentials and the support of my in house legal team, I am qualified to represent, and PROTECT BUYERS as they search for and purchase the perfect vacation home or income producing investment property.

It is important that a foreign buyer connects with a properly qualified licensed agent for their real estate search and purchase transaction.  Licensed agents, AMPI and NAR members are held to high ethical standards; attend continuing education classes, and keeping up to date on current issues so they can help guide their clients through the buying and selling process in Mexico.

Ask me for my FREE guide to safely purchase Mexico real estate.

Contact me:

US Line in Mexico:   (602) 539-3124
Mexico Cell:  011-521-638-109-0443

robin@mexicanbeachbum.com
www.mexicanbeachbum.com
www.facebook.com/mexicanbeachbum
www.youtube.com/mexicanbeachbumtv
View Puerto Peñasco/Rocky Point Real Estate For Sale
View Puerto Vallarta Real Estate For Sale

 

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