Checklist for Moving to Mexico

Checklist for Moving to Mexico

Moving from one city to another is a big move, let alone moving to a new country. If you are moving to Mexico in the near future or are even curious to know what you would need to know and do prior to your move, welcome! Within this blog, we are going to cover all elements of your checklist for moving to Mexico. We will evaluate how far ahead you should pack, how you should go about organizing the packing, and all other aspects of moving in general. By the end of this text, you are going to be excited about your move to Mexico as we will try to make it as least stressful as possible.

Organize your move to Mexico with a checklist!

Moving to Mexico-Checklist 101

The first element of your moving to Mexico checklist and probably the most essential one when it comes to moving to any country is your documentation. Ensuring that your passport is up to date so you can travel freely, into and exiting different countries. The next document that is just as important as a passport is your visa. You must make sure that your visa, whether it is work or living, is prepared ahead of time. 

If you are moving for work, most of the time, the company transferring or hiring you will take care of that aspect. Meanwhile, if you are moving there personally, make sure you receive your visa before you plan and organize anything else. It is up to you if you want to bring over your driver’s license as you will have to check regulations and requirements when it comes to driving in Mexico.

Moreover, bring your medical records and prescriptions with you just in case. This way you can be prepared ahead of time in case you require medical attention when you arrive in Mexico.

 

Documents Set-What’s Next?

Now that your traveling documentation is taken care of and ready for take-off, it is time to organize other components of your move. Take some time to think about what household items will be coming with you, and which ones might be staying. If you are selling the current place you are at, then perhaps having a garage sale might not be a bad idea. You could efficiently get rid of your furniture and gain some profit out of it.

Ensuring all necessary documents are prepared is key to moving anywhere.

Meanwhile, if you are thinking of bringing items with you, plan that well ahead of your move. Knowing what’s staying and what’s coming with you is a big element of your move, and how you will move. Also, ensure that you double-check which, if any, electrical appliances you plan to bring to Mexico. Smaller appliances will be easier to move; however, with bigger appliances such as the fridge, or the TV, it would be wise to schedule the move with a moving company. With capitalcitybins.us you can schedule your move to Mexico and be sustainable at the same time.

For the rest of your household items, you can use plastic bins to pack your belongings. Moving in general, and then later unpacking your belongings, will be much simpler if it’s all organized in separate plastic bins.

Once you have these physical aspects of your move all organized, moving to Mexico should be hassle-free. Your documentation and taking care of your belongings are one of the two most important steps to take care of before you move away.

Arrival Arrangements

When most things on your turf are taken care of and ready to go, time to think ahead about your future home. Relocation requires one to take care of both the place they are moving out of and the place they are arriving at. Do your research ahead of time, and perhaps even go visit your future home before your final move. This will allow you to check it out in person, and at least prepare the minimum for the day you arrive. Knowing that you have somewhere to go once you cross the border will for sure ease the move altogether.

 

Set a Solid Schedule

 

Following a schedule could help the moving process be less stressful. When you organize a schedule for your move, you are practically setting up an effective timeline to go by. This will ensure that you are on time with all the tasks and things that need to be done. In addition, it will guarantee that you won’t forget anything.

 

A schedule or timeline will help the moving process remain organized.

 

Create an actual checklist for your timeline, where you will jot down all important dates prior to the move. For example, months before the move, check your documentation. A few weeks later, research and book your move with a moving company. Furthermore, investigate the destination you are moving to. Are you flying or driving there? Where will you live in Mexico? Are your belongings coming at the same time you are or are you sending your items earlier? All these questions bring us to our next point on your checklist – your arrival to Mexico.

 

Welcome to Mexico!

 

Hopefully, by this point, you already have your accommodations all taken care of.  Presumably, when you were settling your old house back home, you also organized and prepared the location of your home in Mexico. Perhaps your work will organize that for you, but if it is up to you, you should take care of this ahead of time. Therefore, upon your arrival, all you must worry about it is settling into your new space and atmosphere.

 

Enjoy your stay in Mexico!

 

We could not stress enough how it is all about organization and timeliness. Moving to Mexico with a structured and efficient checklist will ensure that this is a fun and unforgettable experience. Plan ahead, consider all possible elements when moving, and have things set in motion prior to your move. This way, your move is not only easy to follow but smart as well. It allows you to move successfully and create your new habits and routines at your new home.

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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
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How to prepare for retiring to Rocky Point

Beaches, sunset, and sand. No wonder so many people want to retire to a coastal town and spend their golden years breathing the seaside air. Retirees are flocking to the West Coast and cities like Newport Beach and Santa Barbara have become famous retirement destinations. However, what if you could have all the amenities of the coastal life at a more affordable price? The answer lies in Mexico, just 60 miles south of the border. The fishing port of Rocky Point, otherwise known as Puerto Peñasco has the small-town feel coupled with the marine charm. But before you can unwind and enjoy your day at Arizona’s beach, let’s have a look at what you’ll need before retiring in Rocky Point.

The average cost of living and the property market

The first thing to do before you retire is to make a retirement budget. By having a spending plan, you will reduce the stress in your life by a fair amount and be able to enjoy your twilight years. Now there are a few factors that make this town ideal for retirement. A retired couple can expect to live comfortably with less than $2,000 a month, or around $23,000 a year. Yes, these figures include renting a two-bedroom house, utilities, food, entertainment, and weekly maid service.  If you’ve never understood why moving from the USA to Mexico has become a trend, now you know.

When retiring in Rocky Point, you might even consider buying a property. Whether it’s just a vacation home or a private house, property in Mexico is much more affordable than in the States. Plus, let’s not forget that the town is growing – and growing fast. In fact, tourism in Rocky Point is flourishing, which means that buying and selling property will yield a strong return. This is a safe future investment, so choose carefully.

However, just because it’s affordable doesn’t mean it’s easy. Navigating the real estate market is never simple. Have in mind that you’re buying property as a foreigner, so you’ll need some professional guidance from a real estate agent. From setting up a bank trust to the latest listings, the whole process will be much easier with a licensed agent by your side.

Settle the paperwork prior to retiring in Rocky Point

With its proximity to the border and the nickname Arizona’s Beach, it’s easy to forget that Rocky Point isn’t actually in Arizona. Or in the U.S. for that matter. But, yes, retiring to Mexico means you’ll have to take a few extra steps, among them obtaining a visa. Depending on the duration of your stay, there are different types of visas to apply for. Bear in mind that as a US citizen, you won’t need a visa if your stay is up to 180 days. This is a great option if you plan to stay in Puerto Peñasco only part-time. However, if you wish to take roots here, apply for a temporary resident visa which lasts up to 4 years. For this, you’ll need documentation such as yearly bank statements and monthly net income. All this can be easily settled in the nearest Mexican consulate. Once your temporary resident visa expires, you can upgrade it to permanent status fairly easily.

Hire a moving company

Now that your paperwork is all done, it’s time to start getting ready for the relocation process. Essentially, this means developing an effective, stress-free moving plan. However, you’ll find that moving is time-consuming and full of complications, last-minute changes and unexpected bumps on the road. Thankfully, there are experienced professionals like Evolution Moving Company SA ready to save the day. In fact, you won’t have to lift a finger, from packing to loading and unloading, this way simplifying the whole process.

However, accidents do happen and sometimes those bumps on the road can be quite literal, resulting in damage during transport. In such rare cases, it’s best to have insurance that covers your valuable items. Yes, this can make the cost of your relocation a little bit higher, but paying extra for peace of mind is always worth it. After all, why spend time worrying when you can spend it on a beach, right?

 

Prepare for the tropical climate before retiring in Rocky Point

Speaking of beaches, if you’re coming from a colder climate, you need to be ready for temperature changes. The weather is one of the main reasons why more and more people are working and living in Rocky Point. With less than 3 inches of rain a year, you’ll have the sun shining year-round. As the town is tucked between the Sea of Cortez and the Sonoran desert, the climate is mostly tropical.

Part of the Sonoran desert, this region gets less than 3 inches of rain a year so plenty of sunshine is guaranteed no matter what time of year it is. In fact, this is a famous winter destination for snowbirds escaping the cold northern temperatures. It’s a perfect getaway for all those seeking outdoor activities, especially the golf-enthusiasts.  Then, there are golden beaches with rich marine life – so much so that it’s even called ‘the world’s aquarium’! Playa Bonita and Playa Arenosa are the two most popular beach destinations in Northern Mexico.

Post-relocation activities

But, enough with the preparations, let’s take a sneak peek at what’s expecting you once you become a Rocky Pointer. From a huge array of activities, here are some of the well-known attractions you might enjoy:

  • See a Mexican baseball game – Support the local team, Los Tiburones, at the Francisco Leon Garcia Stadium
  • Visit CEDO – Otherwise known as the Intercultural Center for the Study of Deserts and Oceans, it offers eco-tours and excursions in English.
  • Go to an Oyster Farm – If you’re a seafood enthusiast, look no further than La Ostionera de Puerto Peñasco.
  • Try Mexican food – From the local freshmen’s seafood to classic quesadillas and tacos, relocating in Rocky Point will make every foodie satisfied.
  • Go fishing – Why not catch your own food? Head down to Rocky Point Fishing Club early in the morning and find a boat!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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

 

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
View Puerto Peñasco/Rocky Point Real Estate For Sale
View Puerto Vallarta Real Estate For Sale

 

Pros and cons of buying a vacation home

 Pros and cons of buying a vacation house

Everyone adores that special time when they get to simply relax and have fun with their family. Whether you love going to the mountains or down to the lake, it’s always great to simply get away for a while. And all that relaxation might get you thinking about getting a piece of that heaven. You might start thinking about buying a vacation house. However, there are many things to consider before actually making that investment. That is, it is quite a big move that you have to consider carefully. Here are some pros and cons of buying a vacation house.

Pros of buying a vacation house

Of course, as with any type of investment, the best thing you can do is truly consider every facet. You need to look at your dreams from a realistic perspective. You might be dead-set on, for instance, even moving to Florida after a great week at the famous beaches of Miami. But you need a basis, a carefully thought-out plan. Here are some of the pros of buying a vacation house.

It is consistently perfect, and consistently yours

There is a certain allure to consistency, knowing that you get to go to your little piece of paradise every summer. And, why not, even winter. After buying a vacation house, you can get that feel of perfection every year. You can ensure that your kids have a great, stable, vacation every time. Also, if you’re set on visiting a certain place several times a year, it will certainly pay off more to buy it than to rent it every time you come.

With a vacation house, you can ensure your kids’ perfect vacation;

 

You basically have a second home

Having a second home is quite the appealing image. But imagine this: you’re retiring and you decide to retire and go on permanent vacation. Let’s say you’re from Texas and you want to escape from the sweltering heat. Your beach house awaits you, ready when you are, only with the added benefit of memories built there for decades. You simply pick up the phone and choose the best moving assistance in Texas and you’re there – living in paradise for the rest of your life. When you think about it, buying a vacation house actually means buying a second home for you and your family.

You can rent it out

Now, the amount you can earn from renting mainly depends on where you plan on buying a vacation house. If you buy a house near the beach, you can earn quite a lot of money. Nowadays, with various different sites involved in renting out someone’s vacation house, it is certainly easy to find people who are interested.

However, when considering renting out, you need to learn about the rules regarding tax. Also, you need to be able to handle the situation regarding maintenance efficiently.

Cons of buying a vacation house

There are also some drawbacks to buying a vacation house that you need to consider. Of course, while they all may be surmountable, you have to weigh the options yourself. Discuss them with your family and with an expert if you’re really set on taking this step. Sometimes, it’s okay to postpone our ideas for later and wait for the right time.

Your finances are not that great

Regardless of whether or not you can take out a mortgage, there are many other expenses to consider. First of all, you will have to pay for the maintenance, because you will not be there constantly. Maintenance includes repairs after storms, fixing any leaks, mowing the lawn etc. So, you need to map out your budget in the long run. If you’re not sure you can manage this step financially, it might be more prudent to postpone buying a vacation house.

 

Buying a vacation house is a hefty investment;

Another thing you should think about are the costs of furnishing the house. This can cost a pretty penny, especially when you’re thinking about buying new furniture. However, it might be a more affordable idea to simply move some of your furniture pieces from your house to your vacation home. After all, you don’t need that much while you’re on vacation. If you need moving services, find an affordable and efficient company, like Evolution Moving Company NB. Hiring professionals is much easier than going there and delivering it yourself.

You don’t actually go on vacation that often

It might be possible that you’re seeing your possible vacation paradise through rose-colored glasses. After all, you’ve returned rejuvenated, relaxed and refreshed. However, you should ask yourself a simple enough question – how often do you actually go on vacation? If you’re vacationing only one week a year, then it might be better to rent. That way, you will save yourself the money and the hassle. And nothing stops you from buying your home later on, when the opportunity arises.

Before you do that, consider another thing. If you’re moving abroad, it can be difficult to find the perfect home. That is why you should do extensive online research. If you’re considering Mexico as your destination, it’s best if you learn everything you can about Mexico real estate trends. There’s nothing better than good preparation. So make sure all your bases are covered when considering a purchase abroad.

What to consider before buying a vacation house?

As we’ve already mentioned, you have to approach buying a vacation house from a practical side. Here are some of the things you should consider before buying.

  • Location. Choose the location carefully. Some locations, no matter how alluring they may seem, are simply a waste of time and money.

The location of your vacation house is incredibly important;

 

  • Consider laws and regulations. This is particularly important if you’re buying a vacation house in a foreign country. For instance, if you’re considering moving to Rocky Point, Mexico, it would be best to learn all about the laws there. Otherwise, you may encounter obstacles along the way.
  • How much would maintenance cost? Draw up a plan to see how much maintenance will cost you in the long run. This will help you decide whether it is worth it.
  • Will you rent it? If you decide to rent it out, you have to consider the taxes and other costs.
  • Insurance. Insurance is pivotal with any type of property, especially when buying a vacation house. Because you’re not going to be there all the time, it’s best to take out insurance. However, if you’re renting it out, your vacation home will most likely not be liable for property insurance. But, you can always try other options.
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  • “Mexican Beach Bum” (Robin Miller) Realtor® is the Designated Broker for Mexico Real Estate and Document Services in the beautiful resort city of Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point, Mexico, where the desert meets the ocean. Just 210 miles from Phoenix or Tucson and where income producing properties start at $75,000 and homes in town start at $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

     

Gadsden Hotel Douglas Arizona

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Mexican Beach Bum” (Robin Miller) Realtor® is the Designated Broker for Mexico Real Estate and Document Services in the beautiful resort city of Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point, Mexico, where the desert meets the ocean. Just 210 miles from Phoenix or Tucson and where income producing properties start at $75,000 and homes in town start at $40,000.
Being in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for over 11 years, I have been assisting clients with their Mexico vacation home buying and selling decisions in Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point, and Puerto Vallarta.
**License #442 (licensing required by the State of Sonora)
**Accredited Professional Broker in Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point
**AMPI member (Mexico’s Real Estate Association)
**Executive AMPI Board member of the local chapter 51
**NAR member (U.S. National Association of Realtors®)
**Member of the local MLS, Multiple Listing Service
**Have a full legal team, in house, to assist buyers with obtaining titles.

With my credentials and the support of my in house legal team, I am qualified to represent, and PROTECT BUYERS as they search for and purchase the perfect vacation home or income producing investment property.
It is important that a foreign buyer connects with a properly qualified licensed agent for their real estate search and purchase transaction. Licensed agents, AMPI and NAR members are held to high ethical standards; attend continuing education classes, and keeping up to date on current issues so they can help guide their clients through the buying and selling process in Mexico.
Ask me for my FREE guide to safely purchase Mexico real estate.
Contact me:
US Line in Mexico: (602) 539-3124
Mexico Cell: 011-521-638-109-0443

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Mexico Cruise Ship Home Port-Rocky Point/Puerto Penasco

There have been a few setbacks for the 1.4-billion-peso (US $93 million) cruise ship facility in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, but they appear to have been resolved and the first cruise ship is expected to arrive in the first half of next year.

Construction of the home port, so called because it will be a departure and arrival point for cruise ships, began in early 2013 but strikes by transport workers, issues with construction materials and political and environmental pressures have created delays.

Thank you Tony Richards from Mexico News Daily in English.

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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

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Mexico: A Smart Investment Opportunity?

Mexico: A Smart Investment Opportunity?

Thinking of making an investment in Mexico? Wells Fargo strategists explain why it could be a smart investment decision.wf_invest_mexico_lg
News stories from Mexico rarely highlight the country’s robust economic growth, a burgeoning car export industry or its rising national productivity. But many observers argue that the economic story is defining Mexico’s future. Investors who 10 years ago looked beyond the headlines and found merit in the country’s economic fundamentals and enlightened fiscal policies have seen the Mexican Bolsa equity index average a 21.7 percent annual gain during the 2003–2012 decade, according to Bloomberg and calculations from Wells Fargo Advisors.

https://conversations.wfmagazines.com/create_wealth/investment_planning/article/mexico_a_smart_investment_opportunity/

I am Robin Miller, the “Mexican Beach Bum” and a REALTOR®  with Prudential California Realty Vallarta Division in the South Office in downtown Puerto Vallarta. I have been in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for 7 years, assisting clients with their Mexico vacation home buying and selling decisions.

As 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 buyers as they search for and purchase the perfect vacation home.

Since licensing is not a requirement in most areas of Mexico, it is extremely important that a foreign purchaser uses a qualified agent for the real estate search and purchase transaction.  AMPI members 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.

In Mexico, I have authority to pay ANYONE referral fees upon a closed transaction.
Ask me for a  FREE guide to safely purchase Mexico real estate in Puerto Vallarta or
Puerto Peñasco/Rocky Point Mexico.

I can be reached at:
Prudential Office: U.S. (310)-683-0051
Skype ID: robinmiller999 (602) 399-7141
Mexico Cell:  011-521-322-164-2655

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Puerto Vallarta Kids rights march

Outside my office yesterday I heard what sounded like a parade. Turns out, it was a kid’s march. Kids and adults were marching down the main street in Puerto Vallarta with signs and chanting about kids not being exploited for work. They were all in white, carrying white balloons. As I left my desk to go look, I grabbed my camera as I always do, because you just never know when a good shot comes along. I took a few photos and video taped it. It was a nice “march” and they waved, the people in our building waved, there was a guy with a professional camera looking straight at me, my friend said “Hey Robin, looks look you might be on the Puerto Vallarta news”.  You will see how funny it looked when you see the video. He really looked like he was directing his comments to people upstairs.

It was cool to see all those sweet kids walking the street, carrying their signs and getting involved. It was later in the afternoon, so they were already out of school by the way. Link to my Youtube video: http://youtu.be/FA1bwRwFCBw

 

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I am Robin Miller, the “Mexican Beach Bum” and a REALTOR®  with Prudential California Realty Vallarta Division in the South Office in downtown Puerto Vallarta. I have been in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for 7 years, assisting clients with their Mexico vacation home buying and selling decisions.

As 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 buyers as they search for and purchase the perfect vacation home.

Since licensing is not a requirement in most areas of Mexico, it is extremely important that a foreign purchaser uses a qualified agent for the real estate search and purchase transaction.  AMPI members 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.

In Mexico, I have authority to pay ANYONE referral fees upon a closed transaction.
Ask me for a  FREE guide to safely purchase Mexico real estate in Puerto Vallarta or
Puerto Peñasco/Rocky Point Mexico.

I can be reached at:
Prudential Office: U.S. (310)-683-0051
Skype ID: robinmiller999 (602) 399-7141
Mexico Cell:  011-521-322-164-2655

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Puerto Vallarta, Come to the beach

The beach is just less than 2 Mexican blocks from my office. Mexican blocks are short!  It is nice to know that at any time I can leave and be at the beach in a 5 minute walk for a $1 beer at the Sea Monkey. They have palapas on the sand, and I can have my dog there. Not dog friendly under the building though. Just outside under the bar and under the palapas. Service is great. Food is good, as appetizer types go. I had a burger there once and it was really good.

Time to buy a place in Puerto Vallarta, so search the MLS here and find your place in the sun and head  “To The Beach”!

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Robin Miller is a REALTOR®  with Prudential California Realty Vallarta Division in the South Office in downtown Puerto Vallarta.  She has been in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for
7 years, assisting clients with their Mexico vacation home buying and selling decisions.

Robin is a member of AMPI, the Mexican National Association for Real Estate Agents, and a member of NAR, the U.S. National Association of Realtors®.
Since licensing is not a requirement in most areas of Mexico, it is extremely important that a foreign purchaser uses a qualified agent for the real estate search and purchase transaction.  AMPI members 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.

Robin pays referral fees to anyone referring buyers!
Ask Robin, the “Mexican Beach Bum” for details about real estate in Puerto Vallarta or
Puerto Peñasco/Rocky Point Mexico.

Robin can be reached at:
Prudential Office: U.S. (310)-683-0051
Skype ID: robinmiller999 (602) 399-7141
Mexico Cell:  011-521-322-164-2655

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Puerto Vallarta Olas Altas

Just walking along the street in Olas Altas in the Romantic Zone of Puerto Vallarta, off to see a condo for a client. Shot a few nice pics along the street, plus an updated photo of the new mosaic wall where the farmers market is held on Saturdays.

Also I took a short video of the mosaic wall:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzI8AFBzM1c

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Robin Miller is a REALTOR®  with Prudential California Realty Vallarta Division in the South Office in downtown Puerto Vallarta.  She has been in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for
7 years, assisting clients with their Mexico vacation home buying and selling decisions.

Robin is a member of AMPI, the Mexican National Association for Real Estate Agents, and a member of NAR, the U.S. National Association of Realtors®.
Since licensing is not a requirement in most areas of Mexico, it is extremely important that a foreign purchaser uses a qualified agent for the real estate search and purchase transaction.  AMPI members 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.

Robin pays referral fees to anyone referring buyers!
Ask Robin, the “Mexican Beach Bum” for details about real estate in Puerto Vallarta or
Puerto Peñasco/Rocky Point Mexico.

Robin can be reached at:
Prudential Office: U.S. (310)-683-0051
Skype ID: robinmiller999 (602) 399-7141
Mexico Cell:  011-521-322-164-2655

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