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Moving from the USA to Mexico

Moving from the USA to Mexico

 

Are you looking for a change in your lifestyle? Have you decided to start a new life out of the USA? Moving from the USA to Mexico is becoming more appealing to many American residents. If you are one of them, this article might help you prepare for the moving day.

Moving from one country to another implies considering many factors. First of all, there’s the financial factor, finding the perfect housing and getting a job. Even if you have everything figured out, you still have to deal with the cultural shock of starting a new life in Mexico. Depending on how you prepare, moving to Mexico can be a good or a bad choice for you. Read on and find more information about planning your perfect Mexico relocation.

Before moving from the USA to Mexico

Before your moving day, there are some important things to consider. First of all, you should decide on the city you want to live in. You can choose between a city center, smaller town or suburbs. After you find the perfect area, it’s time to choose the right neighborhood, which will depend on a few factors. First of all, if you are moving alone, consider living in a busier part of the city. This way you can be closer to the city happenings and meet a lot of interesting locals and newcomers. On the other hand, if you are moving to Mexico with a family, it’s a great choice – Mexico has some gorgeous natural landscapes where you can find a small house to raise your kids.

If you already have in mind a perfect location in Mexico, you should consider housing options. Buying or renting a property has its pros and cons, depending on your financial status. Also, make sure to decide whether you want to live in a house or an apartment. Make a list of pros and cons and prepare for contacting a real estate agent. During the moving process, he/she can help you with everything from home scouting to filling out the application forms.

Consider the cost of living in Mexico

It’s not a secret that living in Mexico is way cheaper than living in the USA. However, moving process will imply many additional costs, so you should plan your budget on time. Besides thinking about the cost of hiring professional movers, there are more costs to consider. Here’s a list of the things to bear in mind when it comes to the costs of living in Mexico:

  • The purchasing power in Mexico is higher than in the USA. This is good news for everyone moving from the USA to Mexico. The reason for this is that a median household income in Mexico is around one-tenth of the one in America. Still, make sure to calculate the budget on time. Make sure to set some money aside for the first few months of living in your new home.
  • Groceries and food are also cheaper. If you are a gastronomy lover, this will be great news for you. The food pricing, as well as restaurant pricing, go from 10% to 130% lower than in the USA.
  • Housing and transportation are a lot cheaper than in the US. Wherever you choose to live in Mexico, you probably won’t spend most of your monthly income on rent and transportation. Of course, this implies to everyone not working for an average Mexican income.
  • The overall monthly budget you’ll need after moving from the USA to Mexico is between 1000$ and 2000$.

Gather all the paperwork and visa requirements

Moving from the USA to Mexico is easier if you are an American resident. For those staying less than 180 days in Mexico, The Tourist Card is needed. But, if you wish to stay longer than 3 months in Mexico, you will need the FMM visa (Forma Migratoria Multiple) and a valid passport.  In case you don’t have an American citizenship, make sure to visit the official website of the Mexican government.

Besides applying for a visa (if necessary), you have to sort out all other documents, and you should do this months before moving from the USA to Mexico. First of all, you should go to your local bank and ask for more information about your account transfer. Also, if you are selling your home, make sure to do it enough in advance, so you can plan the budget for your Mexican relocation.

In the end, consider all the moving costs. Make sure to get a quote and learn how much you will pay for hiring international moving companies from NY. Professional movers will help you with all the hard work moving from the USA to Mexico brings, so you don’t have to deal with it.

Hiring professional movers

One of the most important questions during a move is should you hire professional movers? Well, if you write the list of pros and cons, you’ll see that it definitely pays off. Considering how much valuable time and energy you can save, you will surely conclude that hiring movers is a good idea.

Moving from the USA to Mexico can be a big change in your lifestyle. Professional movers can help you with planning and the transportation of your belongings. U. Santini Moving and Storage Brooklyn is a reliable and affordable moving company from New York. Their moving professionals offer various moving services including both residential and commercial moving assistance. Also, if you lack time to prepare for the move, ask your movers about packing services or packing supplies. In the end, make sure to start planning the relocation on time and learn more about Mexican culture before the move.

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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 beach view homes and condos start at $150,000.

Being in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for over 11 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, and sellers with capital gains strategies.

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

Moving from Mexico to Miami

Moving from Mexico to Miami

So, you’ve decided to relocate to Miami, good for you! However, before you pack your bags and set of on a new life adventure there are some things you should pay attention to when moving from Mexico to Miami. Moving can be a troublesome affair, especially if it’s international. Thus, you’ll want to be ready as much as possible, since you’ll encounter challenges you don’t every day.

Prepare well

The best way to have a successful relocation is to prepare well! But, how can you do that? It’s easy! All you need is a pen and a piece of paper. These are you most needed tools when you’re planning your move. Make a list of all the things that need to be done before the moving day. This list should include:

  • The moving day – preferably marked in a strong color so you can always see it.
  • Legal obligations – such as getting/renewing a passport, letting your old landlord know your moving and forwarding all your mail
  • Packing – get your packing done at least a day before the actual move. This way you can respond accordingly if something happens last minute
  • Throw a goodbye party – since you’re starting a new life in a completely new country, you’ll want to say a proper goodbye to your friends at home. Who knows when you’ll meet next time
  • Prepare for the worst – even though the worst doesn’t usually happen, you should always be prepared for the worst possible situation. Carry an emergency bag when you’re moving internationally

Start early

Whether you’re doing the packing and loading yourself or you’re hiring professional long distance movers from Miami you’ll want to start as early as possible. So, if your moving day is in two weeks and you know you’re a slow packer – start packing right away! If you want to have a successful international relocation you will require a lot of things to go smoothly. So, start everything as early as you can since this will provide you with more time to tackle any problems that may come along.

Another benefit of starting the planning of your move earlier is that you can reserve and schedule your moving day well in advance. This will greatly lower the costs of your relocation, as well as give you a little wiggle room, since most companies will allow you to adjust your moving date if you scheduled it a long time ago.

 

Pack like a pro

Packing… The most hated and devastating part of any move. There’s something so tedious and hurtful in packing your entire life in boxes. This makes us want to postpone packing which is one of the parts of the move we really need to do quickly. So, resist your urges to do literally anything else and get down to business!

How do you pack like a pro? Well, first you’ll need a lot of moving boxes. Scour your local grocery stores and supermarkets and ask them to give you cardboard boxes they don’t need anymore. We need a lot of space for all your things. If you like travelling light, you can use your suitcases to carry a lot of things.

Next, you start packing. Now, your instincts will tell you to pack all of your important things in one bag. This is a good idea! With an international move, your things will most likely be shipped to your destination, so, you should have all your important things in case something happens to your other possessions. After you’ve made your special bag it’s time to pack the rest of the house. Pack your home room by room and label the boxes. This way unpacking will be a piece of cake.

 

Hire the professionals

The best way to have a successful international move is to get the pros to relocate you. So, it may seem expensive at first, but when you consider it a bit, it can actually save you money. If you’re inexperienced in moving there are a lot of ways your international relocation can turn into a horrible nightmare. However, if you have experienced pros on your side the chances of something going wrong are almost non-existent!

 

Another advantage of pro movers is that you’ll get a fixed price which won’t increase at any point in your move. Why is this important? Well, a lot of people see cheap shipping options online and hire their services only to realize that they missed some fine print additional costs. Also, your things can be held for ransom by fraudulent shipping companies or worse. When you hire professional movers you know what you get, and you get what you paid for!

Drive it yourself

This option is not recommended. However, you could be able to relocate your home from Mexico to Miami in a truck you can rent and drive yourself. However, you need to make sure that the company you rent your truck from is international, cause you’ll need someone to bring the rental truck back.

 

Ship it

If you’re not a cross-border, truck-driving virtuoso than you can pack your things in a container and ship them to Miami. Be careful you research your shipping company well. Scammers can get all your things if you’re not careful, and you definitely don’t want to end up on another continent without any of your possessions.

 

Relax, you’re doing fine!

Moving from Mexico to Miami will test you on more levels that just moving heavy boxes. Some things may not go as planned or they’ll take longer time to get done. The most important thing is to not stress out. Not only will this not help at all, but it will also make things worse. A tense person cannot do any job right, let alone help in their own move. So, try to not overthink or overdo when you’re moving internationally. In the end, this will make the difference between a good and a bad move.

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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 beach view homes and condos start at $150,000.

Being in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for over 11 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, and sellers with capital gains strategies.

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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