Moving to Florida

Do you think that relocation might be a good idea for you? Maybe you don’t have enough job opportunities in your home country? Or, perhaps – you want to retire somewhere nice? Lastly, at the end of the day – you may just be looking for a different way of life. Regardless of why people move to Florida, let us tell you right away – it’s definitely the right idea. But it’s not easy picking a place – you don’t know where you’ll fit in best. What you want to know about are good Florida cities for expats – and that’s precisely what we’d like to tell you!

 

How do you pick among the finest Florida cities for expats?

Sure, traveling around is all good, and you might be an expert at that yourself; but when you’re looking to settle down somewhere, that’s a completely different thing. After all, every sailor needs a home port – and so do you. So, if you’re not from around here – how do you determine what the top Florida cities for expats are? Generally, you need to think about a few things:

  • Living costs – While moving to Florida, make sure you don’t go overboard regarding your finances. No matter where you’re moving, you need to know that you’ll be able to afford your life there. And remember – this isn’t just a short vacation we’re talking about.
  • Real estate – Speaking of costs, how do you intend to handle your basic living arrangements? As in, where will you live? If you want to rent out a place, you’ll have to do some house-hunting; but if you’re willing to buy a home in Florida, then even more so.
  • Your lifestyle – Remember, at the end of the day, you want a place where you’ll be able to fit in best. Of course, this doesn’t mean that you should expect to fit in instantly – but over time. So, pick a place that seems suitable for that.

North Miami Beach is a great idea

As we’ve mentioned – many people from outside the US decide to relocate to Florida at some point or another. Why? Well, it’s actually quite simple. While there are plenty of reasons for such a move, there is one that’s more present than others – a lifestyle change. Let’s face it – Florida offers a lot of wonderful things that life in other places doesn’t. And if you’re a fan of great beaches – for example, a move to North Miami Beach may be what you need.

You’ll have loads of fun here

Imagine – it doesn’t matter where you’re living in the North Miami Beach area; at any moment, some kind of amazing beach is just a short drive away. And you don’t really have to wonder about the weather either – at most times, it will be inclined towards fun summer activities! This kind of life truly makes North Miami Beach one of the greatest Florida cities for expats. Because no matter what you do for a living or how stressful your job is, here, you’ll be able to relax at some point!

If you value luxury – Fort Lauderdale is the place to be

Of course, not everyone looks for top Florida cities for expats in order to relax. And we fully acknowledge that – not everyone is the same. That’s precisely why you want to explore all of your options before deciding on a place. For example – if you’re a fun-loving type, South Florida is a perfect place for your new home, truly. This area of Florida is perfectly suited for all kinds of pumped-up activities, both during the day and the night; and Fort Lauderdale is the frontrunner here.

 

Do you want to participate in amazing, adrenaline-filled activities, and all of them on the beach or in the water? Then this is definitely the place for you. And once the sun sets, you shouldn’t expect Fort Lauderdale to settle down. In reality, the city’s astounding promenade offers countless night-time activities for all kinds of people. Are you the type for upscale, pricey restaurants? If fancy eating is what you find fun, then this is the place to be. Also, if you’re looking for some of the most amazing bars and pubs in all of Florida, you won’t be disappointed in Fort Lauderdale.

Miami is an obvious choice – but still a good one

Lastly, we should turn to the place you might’ve thought we’d forgotten – Miami itself. The crown jewel among the finest Florida cities for expats, Miami is truly the place which has it all. First of all, you should know – if you decide on moving to Miami, the city won’t have you wanting for anything.

 

Obviously, if you like great beaches and other types of fun – you’ll find plenty of these around. But even more importantly – Miami has many great career opportunities for everyone as well. So you should stop thinking about Miami as a place to find vacation rentals – and start thinking of it as a home. Really, if you’re looking for a place in Florida to settle down as an expat – Miami is the most obvious choice.

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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 12 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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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
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Beachfront Income Producing 14 bedrooms! Rocky Point Mexico-Las Conchas

I just returned from attending a real estate agent open house in Las Conchas, in Rocky Point Mexico.  It is a beautiful property on the beach on 1.43 acres. It has years of proven great income. There are 5 homes, 14 bedrooms,13 bathrooms, 4 garages, 8 fireplaces, tennis court, basketball court, putting green, fully furnished, did I say it was on the beach?  So is the volleyball area!

Your guests will enjoy beautiful sunrises, sunsets and tranquility in this luxury beachfront estate, and you will enjoy the rental income! Live in 1 home and manage the rest.  This could be your “dream job”. Ask me for details.

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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 $120,000.

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
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San Diego so close! Tijuana flights to Puerto Penasco

New flights + CBX = Easy access to/from San Diego!

 

ONE MILLION AMERICANS IN MÉXICO CAN’T ALL BE WRONG

AMAR Friends Foundation

By: InternationalLiving.com
Reports are that approximately one million Americans live in Mexico. While it’s hard to verify that number, it’s not hard to imagine that it’s true. Some are working, of course, for U.S., Mexican, or other foreign corporations. You’ll find them in cities like Mexico City, Queretaro, and Monterrey.

And some live in Mexico just part-time…spending winter months in vacation homes where the weather is always warm and the cervezas are always cold.

Many Americans in Mexico, however, have moved there to enjoy their retirement years. They live in Mexico full-time and enjoy better weather, a more relaxed lifestyle, and a host of other benefits—including affordable top-quality health care and a much lower overall cost of living.

The most popular retirement destinations for Americans in Mexico

First, let’s get something straight. People from around the globe are retiring to Mexico…and not just folks from the U.S. It just happens…

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Rocky Point Home for Sale With Low Down Payment

Live your dream at the beach in Rocky Point Mexico in this beautiful ocean view home up on Whale Hill.  Furnished 2 bedroom 3 bath with 2 car garage with incredible views. Large patio with custom bar and a hot tub to enjoy while star gazing. The best part is that the owner is willing to offer terms!! Only $60,000 down and seller will finance the rest.  http://whalehill.mexicanbeachbum.com

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I’m 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 $99k.

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

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Mexico has very low violent crime rates.

Mexico has very low violent crime rates.

The U.S. Assault rate is 5 times higher than Mexico’s. Mexico’s violent crime rates for Assault, Kidnapping and Rape are substantially lower than Canada’s and yet the U.S. State Department issues no such warnings for Canada. The rate for Rape in the U.S. is more than double the rate in Mexico.  The numbers in the charts below have been adjusted for unreported crime from the respected 2012 Prominix report and are the most accurate statistics available on this subject.

Unless you are involved in the drug trade, you are statistically safer in Mexico than anywhere else in North America. Even though the U.S. murder rate of 4 per 100,000 is lower than Mexico’s, tourists and visitors are statistically safer in Mexico and much less likely to be a victim of violent crime than in the U.S., Canada and many other countries regarded as safe.

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I am Robin Miller, the “Mexican Beach Bum” and Broker-Partner of Rocky Point Living, Realtors® in the beautiful resort city of Puerto Peñasco, 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 9 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.rockypointliving.com
http://www.facebook.com/mexicanbeachbum
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Cholla Bay Casino Night-Rocky Point Mexico

Wow, what fun that night was! Last night, Saturday March 28, I went with 2 friends, Angela and Dolores, to the Casino night in Cholla Bay at the Sportsman’s Club. From the minute we entered, we were greeted by cool people, dressed in all their “bling” and the ladies were wearing super large diamond rings. The whole event was dripping of elegance, silver, diamonds, gold, the decorations etc.

It was well organized, fun, busy, and the food was awesome, the ladies in the kitchen were working hard delivering the evening snack/dinner which was yummy! The guys at the bar were awesome, making very good drinks and was so easy, just drop some cash/tips direct to the charity jar when we got our drinks. One of my favorites was enjoying fresh yummy popcorn, strategically placed in bowls throughout the room. The room was lit up with pretty lights, just so festive all the way around. A beautiful quilt was the star of the raffle drawing. Many wonderful donated gifts were auctioned off. There were lots of cheers at the gambling tables and was a very fun night for us and many others. The night went by so fast!

I hope there’s another event next year!

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I am Robin Miller, the “Mexican Beach Bum” and Broker-Partner of Rocky Point Living, Realtors® in the beautiful resort city of Puerto Peñasco, 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 9 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.rockypointliving.com http://www.facebook.com/mexicanbeachbum www.youtube.com/mexicanbeachbumtv

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