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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
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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
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Sonora Driver License Rocky Point Cruz Roja

I made the plunge to get my Sonora driver license. It’s a process for sure, start out early and bring a lunch!

First go to the fiscal dept to get the application.

First stop is the Cruz Roja. SIDE NOTE: What I discovered was this: Monday through Friday from 10am to 1:30pm, they have a doctor there for consulting, so if you have an urgent need or just want a consult, they charge 100 to 200 pesos ($6 to $12) based on ability to pay and there is someone that translates. The doctor and Cruz Roja splits the fee.

They offer orthopedic braces etc for a donation, then you can return them. Irma is the director and you see her for the driver license inspection. She weighs you, gets your height, has you read the eye exam, sees if you look fit to drive, then stamps the document. She is very sweet but take your translator if you need to. Fill in the blanks as much as possible, see mine below.

  1. First you start out with the fiscal dept to get your application
  2. Next go to Cruz Roja on Freemont, hand it to her, she knows what to do. She stamps it. Cost is 250 pesos approx, she gives your a letter.
  3. Next you go to the police station to get his stamp, his cost is approx 250 pesos also
  4. Next you go back to the Fiscal dept to pay, give them all your papers, bring copies (your passport, MX residence card, light bill if your name is on it. If your name is not on the CFE bill, you need a copy of your lease OR bank statement, showing your name and address, they take photo, pay them for how many years you want, then you are handed your license in 5 minutes! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

 

Buying Property in Mexico

Buying a house in Mexico – How and why

Buying a house in Mexico requires an extensive amount of research, planning, and preparation. Buying property in Mexico means you need to hire professionals who can help you with the property transfer in Mexico.

Although the prices in some areas in Mexico have risen in recent years, you can find and buy property for sale in Mexico for a good price. Mexico properties are mostly cheaper than properties in the US and Europe.

So, if you are moving from New York to buy a house in Mexico, you should consider hiring professionals to help you. An international move is quite a difficult thing to do. Start with preparations as soon as possible, because there is so much to do.

Hiring international New York movers for your Mexico relocation would probably be the best thing to do.  An experienced moving company will help you with your move (handling crossing the border, which is probably the toughest part of the relocation, because of the paperwork), making it smooth and easy. Just the way a relocation to Mexico should be.

How difficult is the property purchase process in Mexico?

There is a system in Mexico for property purchases by foreigners. In the past, foreigners could purchase real estate anywhere in Mexico except the restricted zone. But, today, Foreign Investment Law in Mexico allows foreigners to purchase real estate within the restricted zone.

When you decide to buy a house in Mexico, you can consider hiring a Mexico real estate agent that lists properties for sale. When real estate agents find you a property to buy, you can negotiate the sales price. Then, you need to obtain a permit to buy the property from the foreign secretary’s office.

If you are buying a house in Mexico, as a foreigner you can buy it through a bank trust. The closing coordinator will help you with checking the ownership and insurance and verifying if the property is free of liens. The trust that is created is good for 50 years. With this document, you are ensured that you (the buyer) are the beneficiary of that trust. It is not an asset of the bank, and the government cannot deprive you of your property ownership.

There is another way to purchase property in Mexico. You can do it through a Mexican corporation. They are allowed to buy Mexican property anywhere in the country, but they have to pay higher utility fees. It is a rule for all commercial properties. But, if you want to buy a house in Mexico, you should know that you can buy a residential real estate, but only if you want to rent it. You cannot buy a residential real estate through a Mexican corporation in order to live there.

 

The Most important steps during a house buying in Mexico

  • The most important tip when buying a house in Mexico, in addition to finding a licensed real estate agent, is to hire a lawyer to help you with each step of the purchasing process. In case you intend to hire a real estate agent, the agent should have its own team of attorneys, notaries, closing coordinators etc. So choosing a real estate professional wisely, you are making sure to have all these issues solved in advance.

Other important steps are (the closing coordinator takes care of all the following steps, but we want to give you an insight of what is to be done):

  • An initial written agreement to sell/buy. Like we mentioned, this agreement has the details about the house price and the deadlines for purchasing process.
  • As a foreign buyer, you need to get a permission from the foreign secretary’s office to buy real estate in Mexico.
  • A closing coordinator checks the seller’s property deeds.
  • The official documentation should be given to the notary. This is also a must for a seller. Both of you need to provide your IDs, birth certificates, etc. As we said, the closing coordinator will take care of this and let you know what to prepare.
  • The seller also needs to provide the original property deed, recent tax receipts, and proof that he/she paid all of the utility bills.
  • The seller pays capital gains tax on the property purchase. A closing coordinator will work a strategy with the Notario, to lower the taxes as much as possible.
  • The final payment for your Mexico house is conducted when the property deed is signed over to you at the notary’s office.
  • You can buy a house in Mexico by cash, seller financing, developer financing or through a mortgage broker. The escrow company will give instructions how to wire the money into the escrow account. The closing coordinator will instruct the escrow company to disburse funds at closing.
  • You need to pay the notary’s fees as well as any closing costs during the buying process.

Costs of buying a house in Mexico

Besides the price of the house, there are other expenses. Some of them are covered by the buyer, the others are the seller’s expense.

The Mexico real estate buyer pays:

  • Notary costs
  • Acquisition tax
  • Registration fees
  • Escrow fees (safety for money and used for disbursements)

* A closing coordinator will provide a total estimate of closing costs before the sale goes under contract. The buyer and the seller will approve their costs before moving forward.

The Mexico real estate seller pays:

  • Real estate agent fees plus IVA taxes
  • Capital gains tax

Beside your licensed real estate agent and attorney/closing coordinator, the most important person in your house buying in Mexico is the public notary. A licensed public notary is the main part of all real estate transactions in Mexico. 

The closing coordinator/attorney will ensure that all documents and permits are in order. They also check if the property has liens on the land, or doesn’t have building permits, tax registers, and any land taxes and utilities not paid.

Also, if the property is owned by multiple owners, all the owners who gave permission to sell are checked. So, it is really important that you provide all the purchasing documents to the closing coordinator for certification. Never rely on words and documents which are not valid.

A closing coordinator/attorney handles getting  permission from the foreign secretary’s office for buying real estate in Mexico.

Places to buy a house in Mexico

If you decide to move and buy a house in Mexico, there are many places in Mexico where you can find your new home and peace. There are also places where you can get good deal when buying Mexico real estate. Mexico has lots of great real estate opportunities. Buying a house in Mexico is possible in the big cities but also in the beach resort areas in Cabo, Baja, Puerto Vallarta, Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point), the Mayan Riviera, Mazatlan, Cancun etc.

You can buy a house in Mexico for a second property, for vacation purposes, or you can own a house for your permanent residence or enjoy as an income producing property.

So, in Mexico you can find houses for all cases in few great places to live:

The reasons to buy a house in Mexico

When you make a decision to buy a house in Mexico you should know that the rules can be different than those you are used to.

It is never a good idea to buy real estate unless you understand all of the things and rules for buying a house in Mexico.  So, before you start searching, learn what to expect and most importantly – hire a real estate agent in Mexico.

There are many reasons to buy a property in Mexico. But, all of them come down to a personal choice.

Buying a house in Mexico always depends on individual circumstances: If you want a house for living or you want a property investment with rental income or place to stay on holiday when you visit, whatever you choose, best wishes in your search.

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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
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Rocky Point around town Interesting photos

A few months ago, I wrote a blog and posted over 40 photos of Rocky Point stop signs and Rocky Point trees .  I continue to encounter other things, could be weird, odd, funny, interesting,  thought provoking, things that make our city special. I bought a carton of eggs the other day, they are at Sinaloa Fruteria and 30 to a pack and not refrigerated, which is not a problem. I always say I like my eggs fresh with feathers and other things stuck to the shell. Those other things protect the egg from intruding bacteria believe it or not. This one egg had the largest feather so I had to take a photo and add to my “odd” collection of photos.

The dog with the red shirt, I took that photo when I first moved here in 2006, he was a happy dog, a block from Burrito Express, and was in May so it wasn’t too hot yet for him to be dressed. The dog on the roof is not too common here, but it is very common in Puerto Vallarta, when I lived there I didn’t take any photos. The dogs on their back were in my friend’s house, her dogs were just resting, looks funny. Lazy bums.

On Blvd Freemont, as I was driving, I saw this tiny car with a tiny boat, so cute. At the border in Lukeville in front of the post office, a sign was posted a few months ago, no explanation needed.

You will see trucks carrying anything for sale, in this case there was one selling flamingos and the other with partial mannequin bodies.

The sewer drain cover in front of my house is made of plastic and until the city came to fix it, a neighbor put up the stick and plastic bag to warn drivers. This is the same hole a dog was rescued from, video I took of the fire dept rescuing the dog, with the neighborhood dogs watching, then greeting him when he got free: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQR3p9Pq648

This is a dog obeying the rules, not entering Super Ley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTR9ebLTXPI

My favorite is the yellow sign “don’t throw out your tires here”

Another favorite is the sign in the Malecon when no alcoholic drinks allowed, LOL, love the translation.

I was having a burger at Eric’s burger on Calle 13 last month, and this little girl sat on the saddle, so cute.

The jet ski photo, I couldn’t get the whole thing. It was a truck, pulling the trailer with 2 jet skis, then another 2 jet skis, then a boat with the banana boat on top of that.

Now the truck with the big tire. At the entrance of the Lopez Acevez community I saw a big tire, then we met the Ejido president Pancho, every time he drives up and down the road, he hooks up the tire and drags it to keeps road clear and flat. The little church structure was also in this community and in an owner’s backyard.

Was stopped at the RR tracks yesterday, the train stopped in front of me, apparently had issues with the train car in front of me, the workers were checking on it. Took 20 minutes, but I am patient. As the guy stepped from one car to the next, I got the cool shot mid air.

The 911 sign was at Sonoyta, “Tanks”!!

 

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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 $40,000.

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.

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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New movie being filmed in Rocky Point

I had the opportunity of being an “extra” in a movie that is being filmed in Rocky Point. It’s called “Jappy Days” pronounced Happy Days. When I wasn’t in  a scene, I took videos and photos of some of the activity. These young people that are filming it, are so pleasant and passionate about what they do. They’ve been working tirelessly in the extreme heat, and long days.

I met Carmen, Marina, Maria, Alejandra, to name a few that were part of the production crew, producers, wardrobe, director etc.
I had met Fausto Soto Jr. first, when I was at the Punta Coyote campground on an adventure, he said they were filming a movie and needed “extras”. So I went to the airport a couple days later. They were shooting a scene with the 3 kids in the bed of a pickup, Fausto asked me can they use my car in the background, sure! I handed him the keys. They are resourceful, using what they have on hand.

After a 12 hour day at the airport, (I was there from 6am to 6:30pm), I left, and they were still working. They’re very friendly, thanking me for being there, offering breakfast, lunch, snacks, etc. They were very pleased that I offered to write a blog and post on Facebook. Whatever can be done to promote the movie and Rocky Point. I knew they were shooting at our local Sinaloa Fruteria and vegetable market (with the police car in front). Some of these photos are from their filming out at the Punta Coyote campground where I first met Fausto Soto Jr, he told us they were looking for extras. They say it’s being released in 2018. Pedro Damian, famous Mexican actor plays the grandfather and his daughter Alexa , a Mexican actress, and her 3 children also were in the movie. Some of the videos I took were of Pedro rolling around his grandkids on a handcart/dolly, keeping them amused. They were well behaved and got to sleep on the chairs, play on the computer etc. See the link here of videos  https://youtu.be/PYffK1p6pzs

Enjoy the photos and the movie when it comes out!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Robin Miller,  the “Mexican Beach Bum” , Realtor® and 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 beach condos start at $95k.

I have been in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for nearly 10 years, assisting clients with their Mexico vacation home buying and selling decisions in Puerto Vallarta and Puerto Peñasco/Rocky Point.

As a licensed broker (as required by the State of Sonora), a member of AMPI, the Mexican National Association for Real Estate Agents, and a member of NAR, the U.S. National Association of Realtors®, and with access to the MLS, I am qualified to represent, and PROTECT BUYERS as they search for and purchase the perfect vacation home.

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:

Office:      (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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Gadsden Hotel Douglas Arizona

I was with a friend last week who lost a family member, so 3 of us friends went on a 700 mile road trip to the funeral. We all live in Puerto Penasco-Rocky Point, Mexico. The services were in Douglas Arizona, then a quick visit across the border into Agua Prieta Mexico.

There was adventure at every turn on the drive there. Crazy hail storn on the freeway where many cars were pulled over waiting for it to pass. Then more rain on the drive there, then finally arrived in the early evening to the church for the service. That first evening we stayed at the Gadsden Hotel in Douglas Arizona. Had a chance to visit with the family, lots of love surrounding our friend. What a beautiful historic place to be. The owner, Florencio, took us up to our floor in the over 100 year old Otis elevator. The Tiffany glass is beautiful, and there was a wonderful grand staircase. History says that Pancho Villa was riding his horse up the staircase, and broke off a small piece of the stair with the hoof of the horse. The bar (I think Saddle and Spur) was very cute, I spent time there and the lounge in the lobby, learning new drinks from the owner, Rosa Anel. Yolanda the bartender was very sweet.

We had a very nice breakfast in the restaurant Casa Segovia, and the piano player in the lobby was awesome.

See below some photos, including the one of the copper mug I purchased from the bar, the last one with the logo!

I also went in to the little museum inside the hotel, really cool, seeing photos from the old West.
Although the trip was for  a sad occasion, we still had a good time visiting friends and family. The Mass and services were beautiful. We so much enjoyed the hotel, where the owners were very welcoming and accomodating. Excellent customer service. We plan on another trip!

Gadsden Hotel: 520-364-4481  www.thegadsdenhotel.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 $40,000.
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.

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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3 of the best places to Retire Abroad

Cost of Living in Mexico
The cost of living is drastically lower than in the U.S. or in Canada. According to Numbeo, the cost of living in Mexico is nearly 60% lower than the United States, with rent costing 79% less.

Source: 3 of the best places to Retire Abroad

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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 $40,000.

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.

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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If you die in Mexico-Public service announcement

Have you thought of this? It’s not a fun subject but everyone needs to know that this new service is available, never available before. Thanks to Georgina Ross in Rocky Point for creating this service!!
I suggest anyone that lives in Rocky Point or comes here often, take a look at this. You can see what your options are so you (your loved ones) can be prepared and have Georgina take care of you.

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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 $40,000.

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.

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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Rocky Point Trees

Even though we are in a desert region, “where the desert meets the ocean”,  Puerto Penasco-Rocky Point has alot of trees!! Every time I drive around town, I see beautiful big shade trees, small trees, manicured trees, trees that are formed into shapes. Last year as I drove around, I took photos of stop signs and wrote an article about it. Now is the time to show the trees! Enjoy.

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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 beach condos start at $95k.

Being in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for over 10 years, I have been assisting clients with their Mexico vacation home buying and selling decisions in Puerto Vallarta and Puerto Peñasco/Rocky Point.

As a licensed broker (licensing required by the State of Sonora), an Accredited Professional Broker, a member of AMPI, (Mexico’s Real Estate Association) an Executive member of the local AMPI Board, NAR member (U.S. National Association of Realtors®), and with access to the MLS, 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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