Moving from Saudi Arabia to Rocky Point in 2021

Whether you are moving a few blocks away or to a completely different country, you must prepare yourself. We’re here to assist you in getting ready for your transition and relocate with ease! Are you considering moving from Saudi Arabia to Rocky Point in 2021? You’ve come to the right place. We will help you in locating your ideal living place. This brief but comprehensive guide contains all you need to know to determine whether Rocky Point (also known as Puerto Penasco) is the perfect place for you. Continue reading to learn everything you need to know about your future relocation.

Applying for a Visa

Saudi citizens and residents can only apply for immigrant visas to the United States through the U.S. Embassy in Riyadh.

Before filing for an immigrant visa, a foreign citizen or lawful permanent resident immediate relative(s) or future U.S. employee must be sponsored by a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident and have an authorized petition. The sponsor starts the process by filing a petition with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on behalf of the foreign citizen (USCIS). You can discover more about the numerous types of immigrant visas to the United States, including our Diversity Visa Program, by visiting usvisas.state.gov Directory of Visa Categories. Then, on usvisas.state.gov, begin applying for an immigrant visa by following the instructions on the Immigrant Visa Process or the Diversity Visa Process.

Basics first

Let’s start from scratch: Rocky Point is a city in the state of Sonora Mexico, on the Sea of Cortez. How much does it cost to live in Rocky Point? You can find a house in town to rent for as low as $550 per month or a beach condo to purchase for as low as $250k. On the Sea of Cortez, it is becoming an increasingly attractive ex-pat community. Puerto Penasco was a peaceful fishing town 20 years ago. The shoreline is now lined with condos and resorts, and the downtown is teeming with visitors.

Food and rent are less expensive in Puerto Penasco, Mexico, according to many ex-pats. You will surely enjoy watching the fisherman on the street fix their nets in preparation for the next day of fishing.or shrimping. It is recommended to newbies to practice their Spanish, even if they make mistakes, and consume excellent street cuisine.

Finding your future home

If you’re planning your move from Saudi Arabia to Rocky Point in 2021, bear in mind that houses and condos are the most common housing options for ex-pats in Puerto Penasco.

Speak with a real estate agent who is familiar with the area of Puerto Penasco in which you are interested. They can quickly identify available rentals and homes for sale, as well as provide you with the necessary information to ensure a smooth transition and help you buy a real estate property in Rocky Point. A consultation with an agent is free of charge. They will gladly assist you. 

Using marine freight to transport goods internationally

The most prevalent and cost-effective method of transporting household goods to a new country is by sea freight. Say you hire the services from fourwinds-ksa.com to transport your belongings. They will send a container to your home to accomplish this. A trucker will pick up the container once it has been loaded with home items and bring it to the port. Most international moving firms provide door-to-door and door-to-port services. An agent assists in coordinating the move to ensure that your container is transferred to the appropriate carrier and that all customs clearance forms are completed and filed.

When shipping things by sea freight, you’ll have two options: full container load (FCL) and less than container load (LCL). The amount of items being moved is generally the deciding factor. If you think you’ll need a full container to fit all of your goods, you’ll probably go with the FCL option. If you’re not transporting a large number of items, and LCL is a good choice. You’ll be sharing the container with others if you use an LCL.

Airfreight is a great way to get around the world

Airfreight is a less popular method of transporting household goods to a new country. It is substantially more expensive than sea freight when it comes to carrying home goods. Furthermore, the weight of items that can be shipped via air freight is typically limited. After all, an airplane can only carry a certain amount of cargo. Many people, however, may argue that the convenience of air freight is worth the high cost and limited space. Because air freight is substantially faster than sea freight, those who choose this way will receive their belongings much sooner. If you’re going abroad on a tight schedule, this is an excellent choice to explore.

Moreover, remember that moving to a new location demands some form of a “major cleanse.” Bringing most of one’s belongings when moving abroad is too expensive, complex, and unnecessary for most people. To make things easier, throw away the things you don’t need before moving.

What method will you use to transport your vehicle?

Are you considering moving from Saudi Arabia to Rocky Point in 2021 with your car? First, make sure you’re permitted to drive in the new country. Each country has its own set of regulations and licensing requirements for operating cars. Automobiles are usually transported by sea or air freight.

If you decide to bring your car from Saudi Arabia to the USA, we suggest contacting an international auto transport firm specializing in vehicle shipping to help you transfer your vehicle hassle-free. When it comes to shipping a car (and all of your belongings, too), research is one of the most crucial factors to consider. Take the time to gather all of the necessary information. It is not easy to ship a car to another country, but it is feasible. You can get information from government websites and ask people who have had their vehicles shipped to the United States or Mexico before.

Don’t forget about Expat Health Insurance

Expatriate health insurance is for people who live and work in another country. It’s intended to provide you and your family with the best healthcare available, no matter where you are on the globe. Healthcare can be of varying quality throughout the world.

The grade of treatment in your new country may not be up to par with what you’re used to. Furthermore, as a foreigner, you and your family are unlikely to be eligible for free or subsidized healthcare. As a result, it’s critical to think about getting an ex-pat health plan to cover your and your family’s medical needs.

Relocating soon?

While overseas relocations can be stressful, figuring out how you’ll get there doesn’t have to be. Of course, checking a mover’s background with the American Moving & Storage Association, the Household Goods Forwarder Association, and the Better Business Bureau is a must before selecting an international moving company.

Once  all the chaos is over, you can finally enjoy the riches of Rocky Point. The best part about living here is the ability to appreciate the Mexican people’s warmth and culture. Another plus is the low cost of living. One of the ex-pats remarked, “We get to enjoy a lifestyle on the Sea of Cortez that costs a fraction of what it would cost anywhere else.”

So, if you are moving from Saudi Arabia to Rocky Point in 2021, we hope we have made things at least a bit easier. Wishing you the best of luck and a smooth relocation!

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“Mexican Beach Bum” (Robin Miller) Realtor® is the Broker-Owner for Mexican Beach Homes 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 $99,000 and homes in town start at $30,000.

Being in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for over 15 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 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. There is NO CHARGE to the buyer for my service.

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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Purge “stuff” so you can move

Great article by Melanie Wartenberg, MA
Life Abroad Coaching and Consulting

Toxic waste can harm people. It can also persist in the environment and accumulate over time. Is holding onto old and unused items, furniture, keepsakes, clothes, gear, and other “valuable” stuff actually poisoning you and your ability to get the life abroad you want? If so, you’re not the only one! The average American moves 12 times in their life but many of us just keep schlepping stuff from one place to another; why?

Moving to another country requires some version of “the big purge.” It is just too expensive, complicated, and unnecessary for most people to bring most of their belongings when they move abroad. This requires letting go! There are lots of reasons people hold onto possessions they don’t need or use or love. Is one or more of these familiar to you?

1. I don’t feel empowered or I feel like I need permission from someone outside myself to get rid of some things. This is your stuff and you can do what you want with it! Even if you inherited it and once it was mom or grandpa’s or your best friend gave it to you as a gift, its yours now and if you don’t need it or want it, you have to give yourself permission to dispose of it!
2. I’m keeping it because I might need it someday. I might be skinnier or fatter and need those clothes. I might need to build something and need that special tool one day. No one knows what the future holds and we just cannot keep everything thinking we might need it one day. If you haven’t used something for more than a year, start there and get rid of it!
3. It’s just too overwhelming and I don’t know how to start. I get it; the monger this has gone on the more stuff there is! You likely don’t have to do it all at once, but you do have to set goals and intentions and work towards them. Write down your commitment: “I will get rid of 5 items per day” or “I will fill this bin with things to take to Goodwill (or wherever) and deliver it every Saturday for the next 6 months.”

Like anything, the path out of confusion is to set clear, quantifiable goals and intentions and commit to action. No matter how much people purge, my clients are often surprised at how much remains as it inches closer to their exit date. And people are also often surprised to learn that no one wants your stuff! Sometimes people think they’ll give treasured belongings to their kids or their relatives or friends but in large part, no one wants your stuff! Why? Because they probably have tons of their own stuff they don’t use.

There are tons of articles on the internet if you search “ways to declutter”; “how to get rid of my possessions”; “getting rid of old junk’ and many more. Trust me, getting rid of years of possessions usually takes time so start today or you’ll be trapped under a pile of toxic waste that’s not only not serving you, but holding you back from the life you want.

Next time, we’ll talk about advanced disposal-getting rid of things you love, use, or just want in favor of moving to a simpler life abroad.

I believe in your life abroad!Talk to you soon,

Melanie

Melanie Wartenberg, MA
Life Abroad Coaching and Consulting
www.lifeabroadcoach.com

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“Mexican Beach Bum” (Robin Miller) Realtor® is the Broker-Owner for Mexican Beach Homes 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 $99,000 and homes in town start at $30,000.

Being in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for over 15 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 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. There is NO CHARGE to the buyer for my service.

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 Real Estate in Rocky Point Post-Pandemic

Buying Real Estate in Rocky Point Post-Pandemic

Rocky Point has long been growing in popularity with its beautiful beaches, fantastic cuisine, and charming atmosphere. And the recent pandemic has only made us appreciate the great outdoors more! If you are tempted to participate in the search for your very own dream home, Rocky Point might be an ideal location. However, there are some complications to handle along the way. First, it is still not all that easy to travel and look for a house yourself in the post-pandemic world. Secondly, moving to Mexico is not a simple undertaking, no matter how close to the US it is located. It is still an international move! Finally, if you are not used to oceanfront properties, you might not know what to look out for. So, we are here to help with our guide to buying real estate in Rocky Point post-pandemic!

Hire a realtor

The first step of looking for a good house would be hiring a reliable realtor! Do not dismiss a realtor as an added expense. Yes, you could probably do most of the work a realtor would be doing for you. However, it would take a whole lot of preparation and knowledge you might not possess. A local realtor would know the market, expected prices, recommended neighborhoods and can even negotiate the price for you on a professional level. Even getting to know the local housing prices would take days of research, so it’s easy to see how valuable a realtor can be. And the best part is, you can hire one online! This would also likely give you a chance to read reviews left by previous clients on the realtor’s site. This way, you can better gauge whether they are the right person for you.

Organize a virtual house tour

Once you and your realtor find several properties you like, it is time for you to take a look at them! Of course, organizing a tour of the properties can be expensive, time-consuming, and troublesome in the post-pandemic. So, the best solution is organizing a virtual tour! This is another chance for your realtor to shine. They can negotiate with the house owners and come up with the best time to do the tour. If the property hasn’t got a professionally organized virtual tour, then you can ask your agent to visit the property and live-stream the experience for you. This way, you would still get the benefits of being there in person without all the hassle. You would have additional time to research your future home and get to know all the best locations and tips for relaxing after your move.

Hire house inspectors

When you are done touring the prospective properties and a few have caught your eye, you need to objectively decide which is most suitable for you. Even if the view is stunning and the house seems cozy, there is always a risk that the property has hidden issues. Things such as mold or water damage, faulty wiring, foundation, the state of the plumbing system, gutters and roof, etc., are not easy to judge with an untrained eye. A realtor can do a preliminary check due to their experience, but it is still always better to hire professionals – housing inspectors. Sellers will typically not have a problem with allowing an inspection. If something like that happens, it’s a major red flag! Your inspector will compile a list of everything wrong with the property so you can decide whether it is worth the investment.

Find a good moving company

Choosing a good moving company can make your move a breeze! Of course, you want to strike a good balance between cost and quality. As a moving company database, USA Moving Reviews can help you pick out the right one. You need to keep in mind the reliability, skill, and speed of a moving company. An international move can take ages, after all. But you still do not want your precious items and furniture to get damaged, which can be a risk if you prioritize a moving company focusing solely on speed.

Budget carefully

We can’t stress this enough – an international move won’t be cheap. Keep in mind you are not just moving to a neighboring city; you are moving to an entirely different country. So, make a realistic budget for your move to Mexico

You need to account for the cost of a moving company, the cost of hiring a realtor and a house inspector, potential expenses of organizing a virtual tour, and the cost of renovations you might want to have done. You do not want to start your new life without a dollar to your name!

Prepare the paperwork

With an international move, it is natural for there to be plenty that needs to be done. Getting a new ID, driver’s license, etc., transferring your family’s health and school records. You will also likely need to go through a health check and prove you have received a vaccine in the post-pandemic. Then the permits you might need for renovations – the list goes on and on. For a property sale to be legal in Rocky Point, you should also note that you need the deed prepared by a Mexican Notario, registering with the local public registry, and signatures on it from a trustee bank representative. You will also need to wrangle with insurance! So, if you want to make an international move checklist, which you should, you need to plan the relocation to the tiniest detail.

Make sure you have the necessary knowledge to maintain your home

When buying a home internationally, there is more to consider than local culture and traditions. What you truly need to research is the effects the local climate and weather have on your house. A beachside property is quite different from one located inland. You need to account for the humidity, winds, and sand and know how to protect your house from them. For example, sand can easily damage regular glass, so fiberglass is a necessity. Therefore, make sure to do your research!

Final Words

With our guide to buying real estate in Rocky Point post-pandemic coming to a conclusion, we hope we have offered enough advice to make your move easier! Moving to Rocky Point will require a lot of planning and work. However, it will all be worth it! The beauty and many activities Rocky Point offers are more than enough to make up for the trouble.

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“Mexican Beach Bum” (Robin Miller) Realtor® is the Broker for Mexican Beach Homes 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 $99,000 and homes in town start at $30,000.

Being in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for 15 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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www.mexicanbeachbum.com
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“Mexican Beach Bum” (Robin Miller) Realtor® is the Broker for Mexican Beach Homes 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 $99,000 and homes in town start at $30,000.

Being in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for 15 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
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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

robin@mexicanbeachbum.com
www.mexicanbeachbum.com
www.facebook.com/mexicanbeachbum
www.youtube.com/mexicanbeachbumtv
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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

    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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