Moving to Mexico from New York City

Moving to Mexico from New York City

Are you thinking about leaving the Big Apple?

You are probably a bit tired of the big city tumult that comes with NYC and you’d like warmer weather along with some great cerveza to relax on a beach somewhere in Mexico? Actually, that might not be a bad idea at all. The weather is fine in Mexico, the beer (cerveza) is cold, and the living is cheap (especially cheap when you’re coming from the States). However, before you actually make a move and do something that you cannot undo, it would be wise to consider a few things about the whole process of moving to Mexico. So, have a seat, make some tea or pour your favorite drink and start reading about the essential things you need to know before moving to Mexico from New York City.

An essential trip before you move out!

Before you actually starting packing your things, you need to visit Mexico! If you haven’t already, that is an essential trip you need to make because no online review or article will convince you that you need to live in Mexico better than the first-hand experience. So, choose a place or two in Mexico and visit them. Also, ask yourself why you are moving. Are you planning to spend your retirement there? Or you’re just a young adult looking for a change of scenery by moving to Mexico from New York City? The reason can help you determine whether you want to live in a bigger city in Mexico or you’d much rather settle for a coastal city like Cancun or the retiree’s heaven Merida, and the City closest to the states, Puerto Penasco/Rocky Point. Oh, and don’t think that Mexico is as unsafe as you see it in the movies. It certainly isn’t a death trap! Well, Cancun may not be so small but many claim that you can really find your peace there once the tourists go back home. When compared to Mexico City, for example, Cancun is a good place for folks looking to relax. But, if you still want to party, then consider only the nightlife hotspots.

 

Be careful with the movers!

 

Remember that you are not moving to another state in your country, you are crossing country borders. So, you have to find reliable assistance for your international relocation! Not all of the movers can operate in another country and that is worth knowing so that you can avoid getting scammed. Also, before you just go online and contact the first moving company you find on Google, do some research, read some reviews and user comments. These will greatly help you determine whether you should spend your money on a certain moving company.

Also, you wouldn’t want something bad to happen to your things, correct? And, considering that you are moving out of your country, you need to be extra careful because that kind of relocation is more difficult than the usual ones. Even though some may consider this to be common knowledge, it was worth emphasizing. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

 

Cost of living is an important factor!

Just because you might be moving from a country that is better off than Mexico doesn’t mean that you should say goodbye to evaluating your financial situation. So, consider the cost of living in Mexico because it’s obvious that you shouldn’t move there if you really can’t afford it. You might be surprised to learn that some places in Mexico are quite expensive. And, if you want real examples, there is a website that puts all major cities in order of cost of living. To make this search of Mexican cities easier for you, you can skip cities that are in the first 380 places. Mexico’s cities start to appear at around the 400’s place.

It’s relieving to know that Mexico, in general, will cost you less than the USA if you live like the natives live there. Do not think for a second that Mexico doesn’t offer ways for you to spend a lot of money if you want to. Bear in mind that people who live in Merida, for instance, spend way less money on basics compared to Mexico City. Oh, and did you know that Mexico City has around 8 million residents while Merida only has around 760,000, and Puerto Penasco/Rocky has about 50,000. So, carefully consider whether you have what it takes to live in your desired place in Mexico before you actually start doing anything.

 

Top benefits of living in Mexico

 

Now that you’ve read about all the things you need to consider before making a call to your moving company, take a look at what awaits you in beautiful Mexico.

  1. If you are a US resident, it will be relatively easy for you to visit your family since Mexico borders the US up north.
  2. The cost of living is much lower than the average in the US. In general, housing, medical care, food, and utilities are cheaper. So you are in for a pleasant surprise after moving to Mexico from New York City.
  3. You won’t have a hard time finding housing options that are affordable no matter where you decide to live. Of course, some places are simply more expensive than others, but property taxes are really cheap. To be precise, they sometimes cost only a few hundred dollars a year. Amazing!
  4. Mexico has awesome healthcare! This is one of the most important benefits in this case. At the moment, the Mexican government is engaging a new healthcare system that will provide improved care for all no matter the ability to pay.
  5. The beaches in Mexico are stunning! For example, check out Riviera Maya or Puerto Vallarta if you want a proper treat for your senses.
  6. Mexico has a really rich historical heritage and vibrant culture. Its people are full of passion and the country, in general, is influenced by the Spaniards. You can easily see that in their architecture.
  7. Mexican cuisine is magical! Mexico has seven different regions and each region is unique in its own way. So, you will always have something to try that you have never tried before if you decide to visit these regions one day.

 

Final thoughts

Affordable property, low cost of living, excellent healthcare and vibrant people – what more can you ask for? Mexico is great and if you really want to live there, don’t let anyone get you down. New York is great and it really is the capital of the world in a way but that doesn’t mean that you should stick to it your whole life. Moving to Mexico from New York City is a great chance to change the scenery and indulge in something quite different and unique.

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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 $30,000.

Being in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for over 13 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
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Rocky Point Vacation Tips

Rocky Point vacation tips – What to pack

What can be better than taking a few days or weeks off and planning a vacation? Nothing, really! You only need to buy a ticket or put gas in your car and book a hotel. The minute you step into your vacation resort and hear the sound of waves you will forget about all your troubles and worries. Instead of waking up early, now you will have the luxury to wake up whenever you want and  spend the rest of the day sunbathing and sipping cocktails. Well, that is the point of having a vacation after all. If all of this sounds good to you, why not visit Rocky Point. It is a jewel in Mexico that you will fall in love with. So, if you are interested in Rocky Point vacation tips and what to pack for going there, keep on reading.

About Rocky Point

Rocky Point, Mexico, is called Puerto Penasco as well. And many people love it because it truly is one of the safest cities in all of Mexico. And, even though Rocky Point has been a popular summer destination for millions of tourists in the past, only recently has it become its own resort town. Because of that, tourism is booming more than ever. Well, not only because of that. You can also enjoy a long coastal line of white sandy beaches and crystal clear water paired with amazing weather and a lot of interesting outdoor and indoor activities. Here, you can play water sports, go fishing, be lazy on the beach or enjoy the nightlife. One thing you must not forget to do is experience the unique atmosphere that Rocky Point’s mesmerizing sunsets create.

Remember to book a hotel earlier, as it can be pretty crowded here during the summer season and holidays.

What to Pack For Your Rocky Point (Puerto Penasco) Holiday

Whether you are a type of person that pre-packs everything one week before the trip or the type of person who is still going to be throwing things into the suitcase at the last minute, packing a bag or many of them for your summer holiday has never been that easy. Especially if you are going to a place like Rocky Point which really has a lot of things to offer, so you must come prepared for many occasions. So, you will need to pack your beach gear, going-out outfits, active wear for golfing and other fun stuff. This means that you first need to do some researching and explore all the things you can do there in order to know how and what to pack. So, let us start with the basics you need for your short trip, and who knows, maybe you will fall in love with Rocky Point and then you will be packing bags and exploring your options when moving at Manhattan Movers NYC.

What to Pack For the Beach

So, if you plan on traveling to Rocky Point by car, which is the most convenient way, you will be able to bring more stuff and not feel guilty about it. If you are traveling to Rocky Point for the first time, start by packing beach essentials:

  • A couple of bathing suits – never go on a summer holiday with only one bathing suit. If something happens to it, maybe you will not be able to find a new one. Also, you do not want to look the same in every picture.
  • A couple of flip-flops – again, bring at least two of them. They are lightweight and will not take up a lot of your space.
  • Beach towels – it is a good idea to invest in a good beach towel especially if you plan on using one for the entire holiday. For example, you can buy a specialized beach towel, which is super light and is not space-consuming as other bulky towels.
  • Beach bag – of course, you will need a place to put all these things when going from your hotel room to the beach.
  • A hat – a hat is not only an accessory, but it is also necessary for protecting you from the heat and sunlight.
  • Sunglasses – again, not only fashionable but also important for protecting your eyes. Also, bring a couple of them as they can easily get lost or broken.
  • A sunscreen – this one goes without saying. Bring different sunscreens and oils not only for a better tanning experience but for protection of the skin as well.
  • When packing for the beach, it is better to be safe than sorry.

    What to Pack For Those Active Days

    At a certain point in your vacation, you will get tired of the beach and want to do something else. As previously mentioned, there are many great things to do in Rocky Point. So, it would be a good idea to pack the following:

    • One-piece bathing suit – this is necessary if you want to try some of the water sports and activities.
    • Goggles – again, needed for the water sports.
    • Activewear – Whether you plan on just roaming the streets of Rocky Point or playing golf, you will need some sneakers or sandals, a hat, sunglasses, shorts and leggings, and some active t-shirts.
    • Camera – of course, you can use your phone as well. (bring a water resistant cell phone bag)

    What to Pack in Your ‘Essentials Bag’

    Whenever and wherever you plan on going you must have an essentials bag by your side. Here you should put all those necessary things you need for the road. That includes:

    • Wallet (Money) 
    • Passport 
    • Health Insurance
    • Important Documents
    • Phone and charger
    • Headphones
    • Sunglasses
    • Camera 
    • Medications

    What to Pack for Rocky Point Nightlife

    If you are a party animal, you will have a blast in Rocky Point. You can enjoy beach parties day and night, or go to a club or bar for some dancing. Depending on your preferences, pack as many outfits you think you will need, and add one more. Better to be safe than sorry. Women should definitely bring summer dresses, sandals, high heels, makeup and something to style their hair with. Who knows, maybe you will meet your soulmate here, so you should always look your best. Men should also bring some nice clothes and shoes as well. Be prepared for any adventure.

     

    *******************************************************************************************************”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 $30,000.

    Being in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for over 13 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

     

Retiring in Mexico

In a lot of people’s minds, Mexico is mainly seen as a desirable holiday destination, with its perfect sandy beaches and turquoise water, the hospitality of its people and a rich culture and history. For many years, people would come to visit and then dream of retiring in Mexico because they fell in love with the land and its people. In recent years, however, finances enter the equation, and people choose to retire in Mexico hoping to get more for their hard-earned dollar. As Mexico retirement is becoming increasingly more popular, it is questionable just how much of those people’s expectations are actually met once they move. So, what are the pros and cons of retiring in Mexico from the US or elsewhere?

 

Benefits of a Mexico retirement

Climate. This is perhaps an obvious advantage, but its importance shouldn’t be underestimated. Mexico’s year-round sunny weather is often one of the first things that draw people to think about retiring there. This is especially true if you are coming from a place where sunshine isn’t such a common visitor.

Sunny weather means you will have the opportunity to spend a lot of your time outdoors. It will allow you to really enjoy your days in retirement. You might choose to plant and work on a garden full of flowers or spices. You may just want to make the most of your proximity to the beach. If you are planning an active retirement in general, Mexico is the place for you. You will have to alter your routine slightly to include applying sunscreen and wearing a hat every day. You will surely agree that this is but a small price to pay. The only downside of Mexico’s climate is the risk of hurricanes (in the South).

Keeping yourself active during your Mexico retirement

If you decide to retire in Mexico, chances are you have an adventurous spirit and aren’t quite planning to spend your retirement sitting on the porch reading or knitting. Mexico is an ideal place for those planning an active retirement. The beaches are an obvious spot for recreation and enjoyment, but the fun doesn’t stop there. Besides swimming, diving and snorkeling, Mexico also offers incredible opportunities for fine dining.

Not only that, but if you get sick of trying out the restaurants that are on the fancier side, there are plenty of street food vendors where you are likely to taste some of the best foods Mexico has to offer. Most Mexican towns also boast lively markets and there are also lots of historical sites worth visiting throughout the country. All of these activities hold ample opportunities for meeting like-minded people, and Mexicans are generally a people with a very sunny, friendly disposition.

Cost of Living

The favorable exchange rate between dollars and pesos means getting more for your money down south. On top of that, the cost of living in Mexico is much lower than that in the US, in most areas. As far as Mexican real-estate goes, beach-front properties can be on the pricey side because of their desirable location. In that case, experts suggest finding a property that’s slightly more inland but still close to the beach. This way your house won’t break the bank but you’ll still be close to the water. There is even a chance of actually saving money on your Mexico retirement if you keep your costs at an appropriate level, which shouldn’t be a problem.

The downsides of expat life in Mexico

Lifestyle changes

Experts suggest being careful when making a decision to move. This is true in general, but especially when you are moving to a different country. No matter how close it is, Mexico’s culture is still a lot different from what you are probably used to. Even if you thoroughly enjoyed yourself and liked everything on your holidays there, this does not mean you would enjoy living there. People make the mistake of retiring in Mexico for its climate and the financial benefits and completely disregard everything else. Once they are there, they are in for a rude awakening.

Things function a bit differently in Mexico. Being prepared for unpleasant surprises and being flexible when making any plans is necessary if you are hoping for a happy life in Mexico. Having an adventurous spirit and genuinely admiring the people and their culture will also be a great aid. Just be ready to adjust and in some cases abandon what you consider your way of doing things. One of the main expat annoyances is bureaucracy. Not only is it tedious when it comes to immigration in Mexico, but it is present in almost every aspect of life in Mexico.

Proximity to the US

So, you have decided to retire in Mexico. You’ve packed the things you will need and are leaving the rest behind. Perhaps you needed to find affordable long term storage units in your area where you left the belongings you probably won’t need when you go to Mexico. But they’re still there, ready for you to come and get them when you decide to. While you can do this with your things, unfortunately, you can’t with your friends and family that stayed behind. One of the downsides of living in heaven on Earth is that everyone and their uncle will feel the urge to visit you. It would be one thing if you had decided to retire somewhere across the world, but you haven’t. You’re right there. However, a less cynical view of this would be that it’s a bonus. You can get anywhere in the US in about 2 hours by plane. In Puerto Penasco-Rocky Point, Mexico, it’s a 1 hour drive to the Arizona border, then 2.5 hours to either Phoenix or Tucson

Driving around

While infrastructure is much better than it used to be, there are still some things to look out for. Many of the local roads have large speed bumps called topes that can damage the suspension on your car and even the tires. You may not notice them until it’s too late, especially if you’re driving at night. You should also bear in mind that the rules aren’t always what you would expect, so pay close attention to the signs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 $30,000.

Being in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for over 13 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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View Puerto Vallarta Real Estate For Sale

 

Expat Guide for working and living in Rocky Point

Expat Guide for working and living in Rocky Point

Only two decades ago, Rocky Point was a sleepy fishing village. Today, it is a vibrant, not-so-small town with so much to offer. If you want to know more about life and work in this popular expat enclave, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s talk about working and living in Rocky Point – one of the best places to live in Mexico.

Lots of things make Rocky Point such a popular relocation and vacation destination. There’s the proximity to the US, warm climate, low cost of living, stunning nature, friendly people, rich history and culture, just to name a few. Spanish is the main language, but English is also widely used.

Becoming part of the Rocky Point community

Moving from the USA to Mexico is a growing trend. In fact, around 2 million American expats currently live in Mexico, and Rocky Point is one of the most popular cities. Its population is around 62,000 and most of its residents are either local fishermen or expatriates who work and live in Rocky Point. Its full and part time expats engage in charity events and community activities, as well as social clubs and organizations. The locals are very friendly and willing to help, especially if you ask in Spanish.

The cost of living in Rocky Point

Expats coming from a country like the US are pleasantly surprised by how affordable Mexican cities are, even the large ones. Although some items are pricier in cities with more tourists, such as Rocky Point, some neighboring towns are cheaper. As little as $400 per month can be enough for a small apartment, food and utilities. When it comes to transportation, the locals may find it expensive, depending on their monthly income. From an expat’s perspective, it is rather affordable but, again, it depends on your salary. You can easily find a taxi and go from one part of town to another for 30 pesos ($1.50). You can easily travel to other Mexican cities by bus, train or car. Your move does not have to be expensive either. There are numerous affordable moving assistance options at your disposal if you know where to look.

Some local stores sell special American food products including salami, bacon, sausage, pie, diet soda, cheese, bagels, English muffins, spices, etc.

 

Working in Rocky Point

In Mexico, the minimum wage is approximately $4.00 a day, while personal income tax rates are around 32%. The main driving force of Rocky Point’s economy is tourism, while fishing is a close second. Since the city wants to focus on tourism and foreign visitor services, bi-lingual candidates are the most likely to find employment. Expats may find job opportunities with existing foreign owned or managed businesses in this area. In order to work in Mexico, you need permission from the Mexican government. Without permission, you risk being arrested and fined. You can apply for the work document at the local immigration office or any Mexican Consulate office in the U.S.

Finding a home

Whether you are buying or renting, looking for a house, condominium, or apartment in this city, there is a lot to choose from. Check out Rocky Point listings and start your hunt for that perfect beach home you have always dreamed of. Bear in mind that this is a very important investment, especially if you are purchasing a home. Therefore, make sure you have a reliable real estate agent by your side. This is the smart thing to do even when buying real estate in your hometown, let alone a foreign country. Only an agent who knows the area is the right person for the job. Also, we advise you to get homeowners or renters insurance. Working and living in Rocky Point is safer than you think.

Moving your belongings

Before you start working and living in Rocky Point, you need to pack your bags and find a convenient way to get them to your new address. Moving to a foreign country all by yourself it a risk you don’t want to take, trust us. Let professionals handle this part for you. Look for a moving company with experience in this type of relocation. A company that has been working with expats for many years is guaranteed to meet your needs. First, make sure they have a professional-looking website, such as wolleymovers.com, then, contact them personally and schedule an in-home estimate. Do not forget to ask about additional services, like packing and storage. Reputable movers will provide insurance protection, take care of the paperwork and send you the list of items that can’t be imported.

Recreational activities

There is plenty of fun to look forward to after your relocation is finalized. People from all over the world come to spend their vacation here, and that says a lot. With so many great and cheap things to do in Rocky Point, every day you spend here will be an amazing adventure. In addition to swimming and sunbathing, you can also try something less conventional, like surfing, kayaking, ultralight flying, ziplining, snorkeling, or scuba diving. Ride a boat or a jet ski. Attend concerts, off road races, and golf tournaments. Take your family to a seafood or gourmet restaurant and have a great meal at very affordable prices. The city is known for its fresh fish and shrimp. Nightlife is not too shabby either, with a wide choice of bars, clubs, and live music.

In the spring and fall, the weather is very pleasant. However, you can expect around 50 degrees in the winter and 90-95 with high humidity in the summer.

Residency and visa requirements for working and living in Rocky Point

You can live in Rocky Point with an FMM – the temporary tourist card (a.k.a. tourist visa) you get at the border when you cross it. Many people who rent do not even bother with getting a resident card. Foreigners who opt for working and living in Rocky Point must have a resident card, whether it’s a temporary or a permanent one.

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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 $30,000.

Being in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for over 13 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

Mexican real estate trends

There are some countries which are known all over the world – Mexico is one of them. The climate is beautiful, the people are generous and approachable, and the beaches are heavenly, so what is there not to like? What Mexican real estate trends have been showing lately is that the interest in buying a home in Mexico is growing. If you are looking to buy a house on a budget, now would be the right time to do it. And it doesn’t matter whether you have your heart set on moving to Mexico or simply buying a vacation property – you will be able to profit from both. Here is everything you need to be aware of about the current real estate market in Mexico.

There are good reasons why people are rushing to buy a property in Mexico.

What are Mexican real estate trends showing?

The interest in buying a property in Mexico has been on the rise for the past decade. However, what the year behind us (2018) shows is that there has been a rapid growth in the purchasing of Mexican property. We can only assume what the reasons behind this are, but some say that the main reason is the fact that the entire country is becoming a better place for life. It only makes sense that with good living conditions people will be drawn to a country. So, let’s take a look into the reasons why the country of Mexico is becoming so popular, and why it might make you want to buy a house, hire a moving company such as Premium Q Moving and Storage Boston, and move your entire life to this beautiful and unique country.

You can get your money’s worth in Mexico

When compared to the USA, Mexico is a less expensive country. Let’s imagine you have 200,000 dollars at your disposal for purchasing a property. Of course, depending on where in the USA you wish to buy a property, for that amount of money you might only be able to get a condo. Clearly, we are talking about the city of New York. While in some other, less urban states you might be able to get a two-bedroom home, in Mexico, you can get a spacious beachside property!

Just think about it – you are waking up to the sounds of the ocean, white sand and blue sky. You have a problem discerning where the ocean ends and the sky begins. Sounds magical, doesn’t it? Well, that’s perhaps why Mexican real estate trends have been showing steady growth. You have to admit that when moving to a distant place, it’s much easier to adapt if you’re relocating to a country as beautiful as Mexico, don’t you think?

Isn’t this something you would want to see first thing in the morning?

Watch the value of your property increase

There are many areas in Mexico which are still developing. Naturally, we are not talking about the already urban and developed areas such as Mexico City. We are talking about coastal places which have the potential to become desirable tourist attractions. If you are smart enough to buy a property in one of these places, you will witness an incredible growth in the value of your property in a few years. It only makes sense that houses in developed areas with a lot of visitors cost more than the ones in undeveloped areas. So, when you look at the situation from this point of view, it’s clear that you can even make a lucrative investment out of buying a home. But for that, you would have to follow Mexican real estate trends and planned projects, so that you would be able to predict which area is the best one for your plans. You are still close to home

Mexico and Canada are the two closest countries to the USA. In fact, from some states in the USA, you can reach the Mexican beaches in an hour or so. If you decide to move to Rocky Point, which is one of the closest places to the border, you get the best of both worlds. Namely, you get to live in a coastal town while still being close enough to frequently visit your family. Not everything is about the finances when deciding where you want to live. A lot depends on your emotional state, as well. And if you are a USA resident, Mexico will be one of your first choices, which is why the Mexican real estate trends show growth.

The geographical position could have an impact on Mexican real estate trends.

Additional costs of buying a Mexican property

If you are already a homeowner, you know that there are many costs associated with buying a house. It goes way beyond the initial price of the property. Just like in other countries, there are some costs that the buyer is responsible for and some fees that the seller needs to pay. If you are buying a property in Mexico, the fees that concern you are:

  • Acquisition tax
  • Notary fees
  • Registration fees
  • Closing Coordinator & Escrow

As experts in Mexican real estate, we feel obliged to warn you that, sometimes, these additional costs can be high. You need to make sure your budget is prepared before making any decisions and buying something you won’t be able to return.

Finally, you need to realize that there is a good reason why Mexican real estate trends have been showing rapid growth. You already know that people wouldn’t be in such a rush to get to a bad place, which only tells you that Mexico is an amazing place for life. You don’t have to make a hasty decision – why not visit Mexico, for starters, and see whether life here suits you? There is no reason to rush – we are sure some property in this country will be left unoccupied.

 

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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 $30,000.

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

robin@mexicanbeachbum.com
www.mexicanbeachbum.com
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www.youtube.com/mexicanbeachbumtv
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5 great and cheap things to do in Rocky Point

Are you thinking of going on a vacation to Rocky Point, also known as Puerto Peñasco? You’ll find that this beautiful resort town offers plenty of thrills for any sort of vacation-goer! And if you’re on a budget, don’t worry, there are plenty of cheap things to do in Rocky Point. Which is why we’ve decided to showcase some of them for you!

Relaxing on Pristine Beaches

If you are after a dream vacation, one look at the pristine beaches of Rocky Point will be enough to convince you this is the right destination. So, what are you waiting for? Really, winding down on the beach is the go-to vacation activity, and for good reason! A couple of minutes of watching the calm waves gently bumping against the sand, and you’ll look for a Master Moving Guide to move here for good! There are plenty of fishing boats around, as well as wave runners looking for a thrill. There’s always something to look at on the beaches of Rocky Point.

 

Plus, if you stay at one of the resorts nearby, you can end a perfect day with an evening massage, or a visit to the spa! But if you’re just after relaxing and cheap things to do in Rocky Point, its beaches are really all you need.

 

 

Paradise for Kite Surfers

For great ocean lovers, one of the most interesting activities available in Rocky Point is kite surfing. Just imagine it – blazing across the mesmerizing blue seas at top speeds, with the wind pushing you across the choppy waves! You’ve got nothing else to think about, and nothing to do – there’s only you and the surf board that you’re strapped to. It’s incredibly fun, gripping that big kite as you zoom across the ocean. This is definitely one of the finest cheap things to do in Rocky Point. One afternoon you spend kite surfing will make you want to find advice on moving across the country.

 

Naturally, you’ll need a degree of experience to have a true adventure out at sea. But if you need any lessons, you’ll find plenty of locals ready to give you a hand at some agreeable prices. There are also advanced courses, for those who have already grasped the basics. So, what are you waiting for?

 

 

Snorkeling and Scuba diving

Really, it’s not all about what’s on the surface of the ocean or lying on the wonderful beaches of Rocky Point, there’s a lot of fun to be had below the sea as well. That’s why we definitely recommend snorkeling and scuba diving as one of the most interesting cheap things to do in Rocky Point. Once you arrive, you’ll realize that the local aquamarine waters are crystal clear, perfect for observing all kinds of intriguing marine life.

 

This is really an amazing thing to do, fit for people of all ages. Plus, as the tides shift, you’ll get a different view each time you take a dive. And you can be sure there is a lot to see with such a great abundance of underwater life. The geological features are also an incredible sight to see, with dazzling coves and reefs all around. Really, if you want a memorable vacation, spend a morning diving in the Sea of Cortez!

Having fun on Banana Boat Rides

If you’re traveling to Rocky Point for the first time, you may not have heard about the most affordable among cheap things to do in Rocky Point – Banana Boat Rides! This is a fun experience for the whole family, and the best of all is – when we say cheap, we do mean it. A ride costs just around $5, making it truly affordable to anyone. Just make sure to speak with the boat driver before you sail out – he’ll want to know if you prefer scenic, slow sailing or a fun choppy ride.

 

For people with kids, this is really the go-to activity in Rocky Point. All children enjoy the mad thrills of the Banana Boat rides. So, take your whole family to the beach, find a boat – and truly go bananas!

Kayaking across the Sea of Cortez

Speaking of the cheap things to do in Rocky Point, there’s really no list of those worth its salt that doesn’t mention kayaking. For people who love exploring the ocean, but at a slower pace than kite surfing, renting a kayak is a really great idea! The sparkling blue Sea of Cortez was simply made for a kayak trip. Just one pro tip – make sure to bring a waterproof camera with you. Sure, you may be one of the people who like to enjoy the moment more than to record it, but trust us, in this case, you’ll be sorry if you sail out without a camera on hand.

 

 

Also – we recommend going on an early morning tour. If you time your trip just right, you stand a good chance of spotting dolphins swimming around in the water! You may even be able to see them up close. You probably can’t keep up with them in a kayak, but they may decide to swim beneath you at some point.

Final Thoughts

As you can see, there are plenty of interesting cheap things to do in Rocky Point. So, if you’re up for a truly fun vacation on a budget, don’t hesitate; start planning your trip to Rocky Point at once!

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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 $30,000.

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

robin@mexicanbeachbum.com
www.mexicanbeachbum.com
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Tips For Traveling To Rocky Point For The First Time

Tips For Traveling To Rocky Point For The First Time

If you’ve wanted to travel somewhere fun and exotic for a long time, we’ve got a destination for you. Puerto Penasco, also known as Rocky Point, can definitely be your dream destination that you will come back to many times in the future. However, you may have heard some stories about it and you are worried about the safety of  Puerto Penasco, and we get it. Luckily, if you are traveling to Rocky Point for the first time, you have this guide ready. Here are the most important tips on visiting this amazing place for the first time – but definitely not the last!

Traveling for the first time can be an amazing vacation if you are well-prepared

Relocation

If you travel for the sake of getting to know the place before moving there – we can surely congratulate. If you plan the relocation well, and choose the right moving company – like Ample Moving NJ, you have nothing to worry about. Many Americans choose to move to Rocky Point, and you can be among them safely and quickly. You’ll be calling Puerto Penasco your new home in no time.

Traveling to Rocky Point for the first time – basic preparations

When visiting Puerto Penasco, make sure to have all the basics ready. These include :

  • passport – always have a copy of it with you. You can also bring a green card instead.
  • insurance – it is very important to get insurance in Mexico, since it is illegal to drive without it. Choose a safe option when taking insurance, and remember – it is much expensive if you take it when you come to the border.
  • if you are driving to Rocky Point – the car needs to be registered in your name.
  • purchase a phone plan suitable for travelling abroad. Roaming can cause a lot of problems and unnecessary costs if you don’t prepare for the trip. So be sure to buy an international phone plan for your mobile, so you can use calls and data at a much lower price.
  • money – you will need to change dollars to pesos. Even though ‘ Casas de Cambio’ – exchange offices are available everywhere, ATMs give you the best exchange rate.

Organizing your travel is the key to a safe and enjoyable vacation

 

Packing for Rocky point

For a fun, stress-free trip to Rocky Point, be sure to pack wisely, bringing the items you will really need over there.

Water

It is advisable not to drink tap water. There’s nothing wrong with it, it just contains bacteria that your body is not used to. However, you can use it to wash your teeth or take a bath, but bring some water bottles for drinking, or buy bottled water in Rocky Point.

Clothes and Shoes

Yes, you are going to the beach. However, if you are visiting in spring, bring a light jacket for cooler nights. In summer, it tends to be very humid, so cotton shirts and shorts are necessary, as well as the swimming suit. When it comes to shoes, rubber sandals/flip-flops are the best for the beach sand. Bring some casual clothes, too, if you plan on going shopping or visiting some other places than the beach.

Sunscreen

If you are traveling to Rocky Point for the first time in summer, be sure to bring a good sunscreen. Don’t let yourself burn so you can enjoy the rest of your vacation.

Basically, you can buy everything at local stores/pharmacies in Rocky Point. It is important to pack well, however, it is not a big deal if you forget something.

If you are traveling to Rocky Point for the first time – you should know this

When traveling to Rocky Point for the first time, there are some things about life there that you should know.

Summer months are probably the least popular for tourists. The reason for that is weather – it’s hot and humid. The busiest time is definitely Spring Break, so don’t be surprised to see a lot of tourists and have trouble finding accommodation during that time.

Street food is amazing. There are some great taco and hot-dog stands on the streets. However, you should be careful. If you are not sure about eating outside, simply don’t do it and pick some of the great Rocky point restaurants. Usually the menus are both in Spanish and English, so you don’t need to learn Spanish to eat here. Nevertheless, you should know some of the basic Spanish words and expressions just in case.

Figure 3 Mexican food is delicious, so be sure to try it out when traveling to Rocky Point for the first time

Pets can be amazing vacation friends. However, be sure to have all the documentation about shots before you head to Rocky Point. Most rental properties do not allow pets, please consider leaving them at home.

Shopping is great and there are many interesting items and souvenirs you can buy here. Be sure to have cash with you and be ready to use your negotiating skills. You can lower the price a bit, but don’t overdo it. Just keep the receipts of everything you purchase, in case you need it at the Customs.

Buying a property

You shouldn’t be buying a property in Puerto Penasco without the proper forms. If you plan on moving here, be sure to get help from a professional real estate agent for a smooth and safe purchase. Buying a property in a foreign country is never easy, so getting help from professionals is the best decision you can make. Furthermore, if your move is a long distance one, you should pick the right moving company, too. Moving to a foreign country on your own is difficult and stressful, so you should ease the process and choose a reliable moving company.

It’s time to enjoy

Your vacation is almost there, so be ready to enjoy it. Traveling to Rocky Point for the first time will be an amazing experience, filled with sunshine, amazing food, and having a great time. If you are prepared and know everything about your trip – you are ready for a new adventure.

 

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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 $30,000.

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

robin@mexicanbeachbum.com
www.mexicanbeachbum.com
www.facebook.com/mexicanbeachbum
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Mexican real estate trends

Mexican real estate trends

There are some countries which are known all over the world – Mexico is one of them. The climate is beautiful, the people are generous and approachable, and the beaches are heavenly, so what is there not to like? What Mexican real estate trends have been showing lately is that the interest in buying a home in Mexico is growing. If you are looking to buy a house on a budget, now would be the right time to do it. And it doesn’t matter whether you have your heart set on moving to Mexico or simply buying a vacation property – you will be able to profit from both. Here is everything you need to be aware of about the current real estate market in Mexico.

There are good reasons why people are rushing to buy a property in Mexico.

What are Mexican real estate trends showing?

The interest in buying a property in Mexico has been on the rise for the past decade. However, what the year behind us (2018) shows is that there has been a rapid growth in the purchasing of Mexican property. We can only assume what the reasons behind this are, but some say that the main reason is the fact that the entire country is becoming a better place for life. It only makes sense that with good living conditions people will be drawn to a country. So, let’s take a look into the reasons why the country of Mexico is becoming so popular, and why it might make you want to buy a house, hire a moving company such as Premium Q Moving and Storage Boston, and move your entire life to this beautiful and unique country.

You can get your money’s worth in Mexico

When compared to the USA, Mexico is a less expensive country. Let’s imagine you have $200,000 at your disposal for purchasing a property. Of course, depending on where in the USA you wish to buy a property, for that amount of money you might only be able to get a condo. Clearly, we are talking about the city of New York. While in some other, less urban states you might be able to get a two-bedroom home, in Mexico, you can get a spacious beachside property!

Just think about it – you are waking up to the sounds of the ocean, white sand and blue sky. You have a problem discerning where the ocean ends and the sky begins. Sounds magical, doesn’t it? Well, that’s perhaps why Mexican real estate trends have been showing steady growth. You have to admit that when moving to a distant place, it’s much easier to adapt if you’re relocating to a country as beautiful as Mexico, don’t you think?

 

Isn’t this something you would want to see first thing in the morning?

Watch the value of your property increase

There are many areas in Mexico which are still developing. Naturally, we are not talking about the already urban and developed areas such as Mexico City. We are talking about coastal places which have the potential to become desirable tourist attractions. If you buy a property in one of these places, you will witness an incredible growth in the value of your property in a few years. It only makes sense that houses in developed areas with a lot of visitors cost more than the ones in undeveloped areas. So, when you look at the situation from this point of view, it’s clear that you can even make a lucrative investment out of buying a home. But for that, you would have to follow Mexican real estate trends and planned projects, so that you would be able to predict which area is the best one for your plans.

You are still close to home.

Mexico and Canada are the two closest countries to the USA. In fact, from some states in the USA, you can reach the Mexican beaches in an hour or so. If you decide to move to Rocky Point, which is one of the closest places to the border, you get the best of both worlds. Namely, you get to live in a coastal town while still being close enough to frequently visit your family. Not everything is about the finances when deciding where you want to live. A lot depends on your emotional state, as well. And if you are a USA resident, Mexico will be one of your first choices, which is why the Mexican real estate trends show growth.

The geographical position could have an impact on Mexican real estate trends.

Additional costs of buying a Mexican property

If you are already a homeowner, you know that there are many costs associated with buying a house. It goes way beyond the initial price of the property. Just like in other countries, there are some costs that the buyer is responsible for and some fees that the seller needs to pay. If you are buying a property in Mexico, the fees that concern you are:

  • Acquisition tax
  • Notary fees
  • Registration fees
  • Title and escrow fees

As experts in Mexican real estate, we feel obliged to warn you that, sometimes, these additional costs can be high. You need to make sure your budget is prepared before making any decisions and buying something you won’t be able to return.

Finally, you need to realize that there is a good reason why Mexican real estate trends have been showing rapid growth. You already know that people wouldn’t be in such a rush to get to a bad place, which only tells you that Mexico is an amazing place for life. You don’t have to make a hasty decision – why not visit Mexico, for starters, and see whether life here suits you? There is no reason to rush – we are here for 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 $30,000.

Being in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for 13 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
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Secure Title Escrow Office in Rocky Point – Puerto Penasco

Announcing a new office in Rocky Point. It is “Secure Title Latin America”. They offer escrow services to real estate agents to use for their clients. Buyers and sellers of real estate open an escrow account and wire earnest money and also wire the balance of purchase funds, safely into this 3rd party escrow company’s account. Once the buyer and seller are near closing, they authorize disbursement of the funds.

Secure Title operates through a network of offices in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, with escrow infrastructure in the United States. Each regional office provides a complete range of services that provide transparency, security and peace of mind to your transactions. When investing in real estate, you can trust Secure Title’s financial strength, professional service and leading technology to execute your transaction flawlessly.

Secure Title Latin America created this space for agents and their clients so they can visit and ask questions, get information, and have confidence and peace of mind. The office can explain the escrow wiring process and share with agents and clients the privacy and safety of funds using their escrow service. Real estate agents and their clients can visit the local Rocky Point office where you will meet the office manager, Azucena Marisca.

The office is located on the ground floor of Placita Melanie on Blvd Freemont in Puerto Peñasco/Rocky Point. Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30AM to 5:30PM (closed 2PM to 3PM for lunch). You may want to call first to be sure there is someone there to receive you: 638-383-7788. The number at the headquarters in Baja: 619-819-5591.

So, stop by, enjoy a refreshment and say hi!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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 $30,000.

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

robin@mexicanbeachbum.com
www.mexicanbeachbum.com
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Foreigner Owning in Mexico

OWNING IN MEXICO
F r e q u e n t l y A s k e d Que s t i o n s
» What is a FIDEICOMISO? (Mexican Bank Trust)
Pronounced “fee-day-co-miso.” This is a legal structure which allows non-Mexicans to purchase real estate property
located in the “Restricted Zone”. This zone encompasses the areas along the coasts and borders of Mexico.
Essentially, it is a recorded contractual arrangement where a property is held in “Trust” by a bank for a specific
purchaser, or beneficiary. In all material respects it is similar to the type of Trusts commonly used in the United States
and Canada to hold property for estate planning purposes.
In order to establish a Trust a permit is required from the Secretary of Foreign Relations. Such a permit is usually
issued for a term of fifty years and can be renewed for an additional term of fifty years. Contrary to the commonly held
misconception, a Mexican Bank Trust (FIDEICOMISO) is not a lease. It is a form of ownership in which real property
is transferred into a Trust for the sole purpose of the Beneficiary. It is not necessarily better or worse than fee simple
ownership . . . just different.
» What defines Mexico’s “Restricted Zone?”
Defined under the Mexican Constitution, the “Restricted Zone” is the land 100 kilometers from any Mexican border
and 50 kilometers from any coastline. In these areas, non-Mexicans may not purchase or hold direct domain over
any land, unless done so through a Bank Trust. Therefore, a FIDEICOMISO is required for any non-Mexican
acquiring residential property in these zones.
» What parties are involved in the FIDEICOMISO?
THE TRUSTOR (SELLER)
This is the individual or entity that creates the Trust (In most cases this is the original Mexican landowner or Seller).
The Trust is irrevocable, so once the Trust is incorporated, the Trustor will have no power to change any part of the
Trust or participate in it.
THE TRUSTEE
This is a Mexican bank authorized to act in such a capacity under the Mexican General Law of Credit Institutions.
Such banking institutions are strictly regulated and controlled by the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, The Bank
of Mexico and the National Banking Commission. A Trustee may not be a beneficiary of the FIDEICOMISO. The
Trustee receives instructions from the Beneficiary and is empowered with the rights and necessary powers to achieve
the objectives set forth in the Trust Agreement and, at the same time, acts on behalf of the foreign Beneficiary in any
and all transactions involving the property held in FIDEICOMISO.
PRIMARY BENEFICIARY (PURCHASER)
This is usually the purchaser. As the Beneficiary of the Trust you enjoy all attributes of ownership including: use and
enjoyment of the property; the ability to improve the property; the ability to obtain financing using the property as
collateral; as well as selling or renting the property and retaining all resulting net profits. In essence, the Beneficiary
has the same absolute rights to use, benefit from and enjoy the property as if it were in fee simple ownership.
SUBSTITUTE BENEFICIARIES
Substitute Beneficiaries are those who receive the beneficiary rights upon death of the Primary Beneficiary.
Transferred upon death of the Primary Beneficiary, the Trust property will revert to the benefits of his designated
Substitute Beneficiaries. PLEASE NOTE: It is much easier for your heirs if you list them in the Trust Document than it
will be for them to acquire the rights through other legal channels, since your Trust Document can also act as a Will
regarding your Mexican property.
» What are the applicable Taxes?
PROPERTY TAX (IMPUESTO PREDIAL)
Property taxes in Mexico are very low compared to the United States and Canada. Your Seller will pay the property tax
up to the closing date. Thereafter, this will be your responsibility on a yearly basis. It is customary in Mexico for the
owner of the property to pay his property tax one year in advance.
Property Acquisition Tax and Registration Fee
The buyer pays the Acquisition Tax (or Transfer Tax) and Registration Fee. It is currently 2.9% of the declared value
of the transaction or the appraisal value, whichever is the highest.
» What is a Certificate of No-Liens (No-Encumbrance)?
This is a document issued by the Public Registry Office that certifies the current status of the property.
» What is the Foreign Relations Permit?
This permit is obtained from the Secretary of Foreign Relations in order to establish a Trust. The application for this
permit must indicate the proposed usage of the property. If the property is a vacant lot the request should include a
general development plan, as well as the amount of money being invested and the time frame for the project. The
permit is obtained by the Trustee on your behalf.
» What are the Bank Administration Fees?
If the Title is held in a Bank Trust there will be annual administration fees. The bank also charges fees to change Primary
Beneficiaries or establish a new Trust. Most banks are now quoting fixed fees of less than $750 per annum.
» What is an Escritura Publica (Public Deed)?
This document attests to the transfer of property. It is formalized upon being recorded at the Property Tax Office and
the Public Property Registry Office. Only a Mexican Notario Publico can issue this document.
» What documents will I need?
» If you are acquiring property as an individual you will need the following:
» Complete names of the Beneficiaries
» Complete names of the Substitute Beneficiaries
» Foreign address and telephone numbers for all Beneficiaries
» Official picture identification of all Beneficiaries (Passport preferred)
If you are acquiring property through your corporation:
» Exact corporate name and denomination
» Certified copy of the corporate bylaws and articles of incorporation translated into Spanish.
» In the case of Canadian corporations, said documents must be legalized at your nearest Mexican consulate or
embassy. If the corporation was formed in the United States, the documents must bear an apostille.
» Who is the Notario Publico (Notary Public)
The Mexican Notario Publico is a specialized attorney who has practiced his profession for at least five years and has
been appointed by the Governor of the State in which he is practicing. Notarios are strictly regulated and they
represent the public interest as opposed to particular parties. The Notario performs a very important role in that he is
responsible for performing all the correlative recordings and the title search in respect to all real estate transactions.
His duty is to draft the public deed and to confirm the validity of signatures.
Prior to closing, the Notario’s additional duties include:
» To examine the documents of the selling party to ensure their accuracy and legitimacy
» To verify title
» To search the public records to determine the status of the seller’s title to the property and the existence
of liens
» The calculation and payments of buyer’s and seller’s taxes.
What is a Title Search?
A Title Search, or Title Investigation, involves an examination of the recorded documents on a particular property. The
title search will reveal any existing liens, history of the property, easements and any other details pertinent to the
property. Title insurance costs vary according to the company that provides the service, however they typically run
around .065% of the purchase price.
What is a Condominium?
A Condominium is a legal structure, placed and registered on a property, which has the legal effect of subdividing
into individual private units. These units share common use areas and common property. Private units may be
enjoyed only by the exclusive owners thereof, whereas common areas and common property may be used and
enjoyed by all owners.
Will there be a Condominium Association on the property I am purchasing?
Yes, all condominiums are subject to one or more condominium regimes which will contain all the provisions (bylaws)
that regulate the rights and obligations of the Owners, Occupants and Visitors who have access to the installations of
the Condominium. The observance of the Bylaws is mandatory for all the Owners, Occupants and Visitors of the units.
How is the Condominium Association administrated?
In order to administrate the Condominium, and in accordance with Mexican law, an “Association Civil” (AC) must be
formed. The “AC” is similar to a Homeowners Association in the United States or Canada. The “AC” typically hires a
professional management company to run the day to day operations of the Condominium. In accordance with the
Bylaws, an annual Owners Meeting is held to review the administration of the Condominium and to set operating and
budget parameters for the coming year.
Will I pay a Maintenance Fee?
Yes. The Owners share in the expenses of the Condominium in accordance to their “Percentage Factor”.
Maintenance fees cover such expenses as operation, administration, maintenance and management of the Common
Areas. Each Owner is responsible for payment of their Maintenance Fee in advance on a monthly, quarterly or annual
basis. An itemized list of Maintenance Fee expenditures is usually provided by the “AC” at the annual meeting.
Fiduciario
Trustee (Mexican National Bank)
Garantia Guarantee
Gravamen Lien
Honorarios Fees paid for a service
Impuesto Tax
Inscripcion Act of recorded entry in the Public Record
IVA Value Added Tax
Perito A licensed or specially certified expert in a given field
Poliza A policy (such as an insurance policy)
Predial Property Tax
Prima Premium paid for insurance coverage
Registro Publico Public registry for land records
Zona Restringida The “Restricted Zone”
Key Words
For your convenience I have listed several key words you may encounter in Spanish
Apoderado
Agent through a power of attorney
Avaluo Property Appraisal report
Beneficiario Trust Beneficiary (usually the Buyer)
Bienes Raices Real Estate
Cesion An assignment of rights and obligations
Corredor Broker
Derechos Rights
Ejecucion Foreclosure
Escritura Public Deed
Estudio Topografico Land or plot survey
FIDEICOMISO Trust Agreement
Fideicomisario Trust Beneficiary
Fideicomitente Trustor (usually the Seller)

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