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New tax laws Mexico

I read this recently and am sharing now…I don’t have all the legal information but maybe this could be helpful. Seek a legal professional to assist you. (Thank you Jim Ringquist at Sonoran Resorts)

AMLO’s promises for 8% IVA, 20% Income Tax, and doubling the minimum wage:

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador made a promise during his campaign that he would lower the IVA in the border zone to 8%, lower the income tax rate to 20% and double the minimum wage. He should have added a “but” or an “except” to that statement. On December 31, 2018 a disappointing effort was made to complete this campaign promise.

There has been much discussion about this Decree; a lot of people are confused and so a prominent Mexican Tax Attorney studied the Decree, translated it to English and also reviewed the new minimum wages for 2019. Here are his opinions:

DECREE for fiscal incentives in the northern border region.

On December 31, 2018 the President Lopez Obrador (AMLO) published the Decree for fiscal Incentives in the Northern Border Region.

IVA – Value Added Tax

The Decree DOES NOT lower the IVA (Value added tax) to 8%. The Decree offers a “fiscal incentive” to provide a “fiscal credit” for companies that sell tangible products. Those persons or companies can apply during January 2019 for this program with SAT and they can then charge 8% IVA and apply a fiscal credit for the remaining 8%. Stores that are now advertising that the IVA is lowered to 8% are incorrect. The program is not automatic, vendors must apply for it and can opt not to.
The program only applies to persons or companies selling “tangible products” only. It does not apply importations, Real Estate, intangible products, digital content, professional services and internet sales. Persons and companies must have at least 18 months in the region with 90% of their income in the border region.

ISR – Income Tax 20%

To whom does it apply?

Individuals or companies with business activity (actividad empresarial) in the northern border region.
The requirements are at least 18 months in the border region before the Decree was published. It applies to companies with income of 90% in the border zone. Applicants must apply for the program by the end of March 2019 – SAT will respond within 30 days.

 

Excluded from this program are: Maquiladoras, Financial institutions, Fideicomisos, Real Estate, production cooperatives, intangible products, internet commerce, outsourcings, those with problems with SAT, companies in bankruptcy.

Doubling the Minimum Wage

On December 26, the new minimum wages were published by CONASAMI (Consejo de Representantes de la Comisión Nacional de los Salarios Mínimos) – The Council of Representatives of the National Commission of Minimum wages in the DOF and they took effect January 1, 2019. The Decree divides the country into 2 geographical regions, the northern border zone and everyone else.

In the border zone, the general minimum wage and the minimum wage for 59 professions is set at $176.72 per day in the northern border zone which consists of the following:

BAJA CALIFORNIA – Ensenada, Playas de Rosarito, Mexicali, Tecate and Tijuana;

SONORA – San Luis Río Colorado, Puerto Peñasco, General Plutarco Elías Calles, Caborca, Altar, Sáric, Nogales, Santa Cruz, Cananea, Naco and Agua Prieta;

CHIHUAHUA – Janos, Ascensión, Juárez, Práxedis G. Guerrero, Guadalupe, Coyame del Sotol, Ojinaga and Manuel Benavides;

COAHUILA – Ocampo, Acuña, Zaragoza, Jiménez, Piedras Negras, Nava, Guerrero and Hidalgo; NUEVO LEON – Anahuac;

TAMAULIPAS – Nuevo Laredo, Guerrero, Mier, Miguel Alemán, Camargo, Gustavo Díaz Ordaz, Reynosa, Río Bravo, Valle Hermoso and Matamoros.

How does this effect your employees?

All of your employees must be registered in IMSS (Social Security) with at least $176.72 pesos per day if you are in the northern border zone. The new Minimum wages are different in the rest of the country.

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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

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Mexico Immigration article

I read this recently and am sharing now…I don’t have all the legal information but maybe this could be helpful. Seek a legal professional to assist you. (Thank you Jim Ringquist at Sonoran Resorts)

If you plan to live, work, or retire in Mexico, Mexican Immigration Law stipulates that applicants for residency must fulfill certain criteria, including financial criteria.  The financial criteria are intended to ensure that people applying for residency have the means to sustain themselves in Mexico. This is updated information based on the changes in 2019.

The financial criteria required to live in Mexico vary depending on:

  • What type of visa you apply for
  • Whether you have any assets in Mexico (e.g. own a home here)
  • Whether you have certain kinds of family ties in Mexico

By way of an example, if you’re a retiree and intend to apply for temporary residency in Mexico, the law stipulates that you need to demonstrate an income per month over the past six months derived from foreign sources (e.g. pension, investments) of at least 300 days’ worth of minimum wage (approximately US$1,620*) or have a savings balance equivalent to at least 5,000 days’ worth of minimum wage (approximately US$27,000*) over the past 12 months.  If you intend to apply for permanent residency you will need to demonstrate an income per month over the past six months of at least least 500 days’ worth of minimum wage (approximately US$2,700*) or have savings equivalent amounting to 20,000 days’ worth of minimum wage (approximately US$108,000*) over the past 12 months.

Married couples: If you’re applying for residency as a married couple, to qualify financially you will need to demonstrate income or a savings balance in the amounts above plus an additional 100 days minimum wage (approximately US$540*) for the dependent spouse.

Consulate Applications

Most people who apply for residency need to make their application from outside of Mexico.  In a small few situations, it’s possible to exchange a Visitor’s permit for a resident permit in-country, but most people apply through a Mexican Consulate abroad.

Mexican Immigration Law stipulates the minimum income or savings requirements in Mexican pesos; however, Mexican Consulates express the required amounts in the local currency of the country where they are based, and the income or savings they ask to see may or may not reflect the current market exchange rates in relation to the amount required in Mexican pesos. This can cause variations in the specific amounts asked for, and it’s not uncommon for consulates’ requirements to vary from one another.

 

If your income or savings balance is near the cusp of qualification, we recommend you contact your nearest Mexican Consulate to determine how it’s currently applying the rules regarding financial criteria for residency applications. Every application is dealt with individually and the Consulate retains discretion on acceptance or denial of your residency application on a per-case basis.

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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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Rocky Point Beaches

Guide to Rocky Point Beaches

Are you thinking about taking a vacation? Once in a while, we all need some rest. Take some time off from work, find some interesting beaches – and simply relax. Or if you’re up for a bigger investment – maybe look into buying a vacation home? In case you definitely want to do something like this, we’ve got just the location for you – Rocky Point! Of course, there are a lot of choices out there, so you must be wondering, why Rocky Point? Well, one of the top reasons are its beaches and we’re here to enlighten you about the best Rocky Point beaches around!

Know what you want out of your vacation

When you’re looking for the best Rocky Point beaches, as with most things in life, it’s important to know exactly what you’re looking for. Think about it – different beaches can offer vastly different kinds of summer activities. And, while knowing what you want to experience is crucial on a vacation, it’s even more so when you want to buy a vacation home somewhere. So, before you hire a moving company like Move On Relocation Nashville to take you there, make sure you know exactly what you’re trying to find.

Las Conchas – a nice family beach!

 

For example – if you’re looking for a great family beach, Las Conchas is a great choice! If you’re already in Rocky Point, you’ll need to know a few landmarks in order to get around town easily. So, once you learn where Whale Hill is, you’ll be able to spot Las Conchas starting at the base of it. And that first section of the beach is available to the public – that’s where all of the fun barbecues are.

 

After you pass that part, you’ll see a large stretch of sand with small houses on the coast. Now, remember when we told you Las Conchas was perfect for families? Well, this is the part we were specifically talking about. At low tide, you can find all kinds of harmless but interesting sea life here. All kinds of octopuses, crabs and other creatures are here, so you can explore them with your children!

In Las Conchas, you’ll find all kinds of interesting sea life that’s safe to explore!

Sandy Beach – the best mainstream choice

Of course, wherever you go on vacation – there’s always that one place that most people go to. However, while the mainstream beach may not be the best idea in other places – the Sandy Beach in Rocky Point is an exception! Firstly, as we’ve mentioned – most of the tourists in Rocky Point hang out around here. Not only is this the largest beach in the area, but it’s also where most of the local resorts and hotels are. So, if you find yourself needing company, or wishing to meet new friends, all of this is more than possible at Sandy Beach.

Naturally, it was not named Sandy Beach for nothing. It’s the largest stretch of sand on the entire coastline of Rocky Point. Also, it’s quite shallow – which means that if you’re on vacation with children, you won’t have to worry too much about their safety. Unfortunately, there’s a flip side to this – if you’re an avid swimmer and diver, this probably isn’t the beach for you. On days without much wind, the waters remain shallow enough to impede serious swimming. But that doesn’t mean the biggest of Rocky Point Beaches lacks activities! Seeing as it’s the biggest tourist spot around, there are plenty of vendors selling interesting souvenirs here. And if you’re up for some adrenaline-pumping fun, you can rent awesome jet skis on the coastline!

Cholla Bay – one of the best Rocky Point beaches for relaxation

If you’re looking to buy a permanent vacation home somewhere, that means you’re probably looking to add some more fun to your life. On the other hand, this also has to be a place where you can relax. So, while a summer resort is okay for a short vacation, when you decide to move out of Springfield, for example, you want something more permanent. That’s why, among Rocky Point beaches, you want to choose the one which can offer some relaxation as well.

And that’s where Cholla Bay comes in perfectly! We’re practically talking about a residential area with lots of houses, which is great if you’re looking for real estate. But also, everyone has access to the beach here. Although, you should know – this isn’t your typical wide sandy beach. No – with Cholla Bay, what you get are many interesting rock formations. So, in all of Rocky Point, this is the place fisherman love the most; there’s some great fishing to be had on those rocks. Also, with this being a residential area – you’ve got all of the amenities you need out of your own neighborhood.

If you want to buy a vacation home – find a place where you can just relax! 

Conclusion

As we’ve mentioned – when you’re looking for the finest Rocky Point beaches, it all really depends on your own preferences. If you want a short vacation and some great Rocky Point photos to show years down the line, find a good resort near Sandy Beach. On the other hand, if you want a place that’s perfect for a permanent vacation home, find a calmer, less tourist-riddled beach.

 

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“Mexican Beach Bum” (Robin Miller) Realtor® is the Designated Broker for Mexico Real Estate and Document Services in the beautiful resort city of Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point, Mexico, where the desert meets the ocean. Just 210 miles from Phoenix or Tucson and where income producing properties start at $75,000 and homes in town start at $40,000.

Being in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for over 12 years, I have been assisting clients with their Mexico vacation home buying and selling decisions in Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point, and Puerto Vallarta.

**License #442 (licensing required by the State of Sonora)
**Accredited Professional Broker in Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point
**AMPI member  (Mexico’s Real Estate Association)
**Executive AMPI Board member of the local chapter 51
**NAR member (U.S. National Association of Realtors®)
**Member of the local MLS, Multiple Listing Service
**Have a full legal team, in house, to assist buyers with obtaining titles.

With my credentials and the support of my in house legal team, I am qualified to represent, and PROTECT BUYERS as they search for and purchase the perfect vacation home or income producing investment property.

It is important that a foreign buyer connects with a properly qualified licensed agent for their real estate search and purchase transaction.  Licensed agents, AMPI and NAR members are held to high ethical standards; attend continuing education classes, and keeping up to date on current issues so they can help guide their clients through the buying and selling process in Mexico.

Ask me for my FREE guide to safely purchase Mexico real estate.

Contact me:

US Line in Mexico:   (602) 539-3124
Mexico Cell:  011-521-638-109-0443

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

 

 

Moving to Florida

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

 

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

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

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

North Miami Beach is a great idea

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

You’ll have loads of fun here

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

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

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

 

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

Miami is an obvious choice – but still a good one

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

 

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

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“Mexican Beach Bum” (Robin Miller) Realtor® is the Designated Broker for Mexico Real Estate and Document Services in the beautiful resort city of Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point, Mexico, where the desert meets the ocean. Just 210 miles from Phoenix or Tucson and where income producing properties start at $75,000 and homes in town start at $40,000.

Being in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for over 12 years, I have been assisting clients with their Mexico vacation home buying and selling decisions in Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point, and Puerto Vallarta.

**License #442 (licensing required by the State of Sonora)
**Accredited Professional Broker in Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point
**AMPI member  (Mexico’s Real Estate Association)
**Executive AMPI Board member of the local chapter 51
**NAR member (U.S. National Association of Realtors®)
**Member of the local MLS, Multiple Listing Service
**Have a full legal team, in house, to assist buyers with obtaining titles.

With my credentials and the support of my in house legal team, I am qualified to represent, and PROTECT BUYERS as they search for and purchase the perfect vacation home or income producing investment property.

It is important that a foreign buyer connects with a properly qualified licensed agent for their real estate search and purchase transaction.  Licensed agents, AMPI and NAR members are held to high ethical standards; attend continuing education classes, and keeping up to date on current issues so they can help guide their clients through the buying and selling process in Mexico.

Ask me for my FREE guide to safely purchase Mexico real estate.

Contact me:

US Line in Mexico:   (602) 539-3124
Mexico Cell:  011-521-638-109-0443

robin@mexicanbeachbum.com
www.mexicanbeachbum.com
www.facebook.com/mexicanbeachbum
www.youtube.com/mexicanbeachbumtv
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Why do people move from NYC to Rocky Point?

Why do people move from NYC to Rocky Point?

For a long time now, New York City has been considered the perfect place for fulfilling your American dream. Going from rags to riches is an everyday occurrence in NYC – all you need is a bit of talent and some luck. However, as the years go by, the NYC lifestyle takes its toll on you. You start feeling the consequences of a fast-paced life, and all you want is to get away from the concrete jungle. Since you have made all of your dreams come true and earned a considerable sum of money, why not move to a coastal city? Beach life is the epitome of peace, and the best destination for such a life is the neighborly country – Mexico. Lately, the number of people who have decided to pack their bags and move from NYC to Rocky Point has increased. If you too are thinking about moving to Rocky Point, this article was created for you!

People move from NYC to Rocky Point to enjoy the peace and quiet

As previously mentioned, Puerto Peñasco, otherwise known as Rocky Point, is a coastal town. This Mexican town has miles of pristine and sandy beaches, with plenty of resorts that fit every budget. Moreover, Rocky Point`s beaches are perfectly safe for the youngest visitors and residents. And, that is what New Yorkers love about Rocky Point. It is a town where you can let your kids roam free, and not worry about their safety. And you know what else? Unlike in New York, where you can witness snow and blizzards, all you will experience in Rocky Point are days filled with sunshine. There will be no need to worry about planning the activities for your next family day. You will have all of Rocky Point`s beaches at your disposal, and all the vitamin D you will ever need.

Let magical sunsets become a part of your daily life.

If you like what you hear, you know what you need to dofind a mover that can help you move internationally, pack your bags, leave behind your coats and mittens, and get ready for a sun-infused life. It will turn out to be the best decision you have made in a long time!

Rocky Point is a safe place

The crime rates in New York are truly staggering. Not a day goes by without some major crime taking place, which is not surprising, considering how big and populous the city is. If you are sick and tired of having to look over your shoulder day in, day out, the only thing you can do is move. Since you are trying to escape the crime that seems to be typical for big cities, your next destination should be a small and peaceful town. That is exactly when people decide to move from NYC to Rocky Point – when they find out just how safe this coastal town is.

Contrary to popular belief, a big portion of Mexico is rather safe. What people living in Rocky Point will tell you is that crimes here are rare. This is a small town, where everyone knows their neighbors and actually respects them. If you want to get that feeling of a close-knit community, all you need is to give Rocky Point a thought. If you are unsure about moving, why not test the waters and see if it works for you? You can temporarily move to Rocky Point from NYC and see how it goes. And, if you are worried about losing the apartment you are renting, don`t be. You can always find a new apartment and you can keep your belongings in a safe unit until you come back. There is a solution to every problem – you just have to be willing to look for it. 

A safe and, at the same time, fun life is the reason why people move from NYC to Rocky Point.

You can stop living in a cramped up apartment after moving to Rocky Point

New York is a hectic place. With so many residents and not enough space, New Yorkers are forced to live in small apartments that are often shared with a few roommates. If you have had enough of spending one-fourth of your hard-earned paycheck on a tiny room, then the time has come for you to move.

Rocky Point, on the other hand, is an affordable place. In this Mexican town, buying a house on a budget is more than a dream – it is a reality. And when we say house, we do mean a spacious, ocean view house that you can get for less than $250,000. For that sum of money, you would be lucky if you managed to find a small studio apartment located in the Bronx. Besides, the overall cost of living is way lower in Rocky Point than in NYC, so it is only an additional reason why people from New York move to Rocky Point.

 

Who knew life in Rocky Point was so affordable?

Additional reasons why New Yorkers decide to move to Rocky Point

  • Rocky Point is only 62 miles away from the U.S border. You would be able to visit your family and friends in NYC without a lot of hassle.
  • There are plenty of activities and tournaments in Rocky Point. From fishing tournaments to golf tournaments and everything in between, there will not be a dull moment.
  • Great seaside restaurants are one of the reasons why people decide to move from NYC to Rocky Point. And if they are not, they really should be! Even though there are thousands of restaurants in NYC, Rocky Point has something those restaurants lack – fresh seafood paired with a beach view. 

We salute your decision to move to Rocky Point. Even though moving from the USA to Mexico will require some getting used to, after a while, you will realize that you could not have made a better choice. Those that move from NYC to Rocky Point rarely regret it, which is something you can find out for yourself. All you need is some courage and faith, and you could be on your way to living your best beach life.

 

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“Mexican Beach Bum” (Robin Miller) Realtor® is the Designated Broker for Mexico Real Estate and Document Services in the beautiful resort city of Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point, Mexico, where the desert meets the ocean. Just 210 miles from Phoenix or Tucson and where income producing properties start at $75,000 and homes in town start at $40,000.

Being in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for over 12 years, I have been assisting clients with their Mexico vacation home buying and selling decisions in Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point, and Puerto Vallarta.

**License #442 (licensing required by the State of Sonora)
**Accredited Professional Broker in Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point
**AMPI member  (Mexico’s Real Estate Association)
**Executive AMPI Board member of the local chapter 51
**NAR member (U.S. National Association of Realtors®)
**Member of the local MLS, Multiple Listing Service
**Have a full legal team, in house, to assist buyers with obtaining titles.

With my credentials and the support of my in house legal team, I am qualified to represent, and PROTECT BUYERS as they search for and purchase the perfect vacation home or income producing investment property.

It is important that a foreign buyer connects with a properly qualified licensed agent for their real estate search and purchase transaction.  Licensed agents, AMPI and NAR members are held to high ethical standards; attend continuing education classes, and keeping up to date on current issues so they can help guide their clients through the buying and selling process in Mexico.

Ask me for my FREE guide to safely purchase Mexico real estate.

Contact me:

US Line in Mexico:   (602) 539-3124
Mexico Cell:  011-521-638-109-0443

robin@mexicanbeachbum.com
www.mexicanbeachbum.com
www.facebook.com/mexicanbeachbum
www.youtube.com/mexicanbeachbumtv
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Moving to Rocky Point – What You Should Know

Moving to Rocky Point – What Should You Know?

Welcome to Puerto Peñasco, better known as Rocky Point.  A resort in Rocky Point – part of the tips to know before moving to Rocky Point

 

Rocky Point, or Puerto Peñasco as it’s known in Mexico, is a city located in northern Mexico, on the northern coast of the Sea of Cortez/Gulf of California. As such, it is engulfed by a very dry and hot climate, with the average high temperatures reaching  35 degrees C (around 96 F) during the July / August period. During the winter period, the temperatures rarely go below the low average of 7 degrees C (around 45 F). This makes it a prime place for people who don’t like cold weather and are accustomed to living in warmer regions. Read on for some tips on moving to Rocky Point.

Location

As previously stated – Rocky Point is located just north of the Gulf of California. Namely, it is about 100 kilometers away from Arizona. Therefore, it takes about an hour to travel the distance to the nearest US state. This makes it an excellent choice for a tourist resort. Not only that, but for having vacation homes as well. However, you can still opt to move there permanently if you decide to live in a place where the cultural change can affect you positively. It is, unfortunately, not as close to the country’s capital (it is approximately a 26-hour drive from Mexico City), but taking a plane shouldn’t be an issue (from the Mexicali International Airport – a 3-hour drive away from Rocky Point).

With a location like this – Rocky Point has all the excellent components of an ideal city. Very close proximity to sea and the US, warm climate, and a very tropical-looking seaside. After you’ve found a location to settle within the city – the only remaining question is – why Rocky Point?

What to Know When Moving to Rocky Point

One of the first points that need to be brought to attention is that you need to get acquainted with the travel documentation. US citizens do not need a Visa to travel to Mexico, if the stay is up to 180 days. Otherwise, you will need a Visa for staying longer as a resident in Mexico. Be sure to arrange the needed documentation and to have it stamped by the dedicated government offices. You will need to make sure your passport and visa are valid and that the travel documentation is complete. If you are planning to work in Mexico as well, you will also need to make sure that you have the proper documents for that, like the permits if they are required.

Activities to Enjoy
When you come to Rocky Point, you will notice how it has beaches, hotels and swimming pools like those from the world’s best travel magazines – all being a perfect, irresistible eye candy. With the sandy beaches that are perfect for kids to play on to crystal clear water of the Pacific Ocean, Rocky Point is definitely a place to enjoy. The city’s residents relax with activities such as swimming, biking (with the city’s excellent bike network), water and jet skiing, fishing, and can even go to movie theaters, local museums and much more.

Moving Tips

Once you’ve finally decided that Rocky Point is the place for you and your family – it is time to plan the moving part.

Namely – one of the things to have in mind is that you may definitely need assistance with moving all the items from your previous to your new home. There are a lot of different movers for hire, each offering their own relocation, insurance and even packing services. Therefore, you will need to properly research what each moving company has to offer.

Each US state usually has at least some companies that provide international moving services. So, for instance, when moving overseas from Miami, you may want to check what the best companies for moving out of the US are.

Do note that not all companies provide insurance services – so you might end up having to hire a separate company just for that. Having your precious items damaged is the last thing you’d want, especially when moving internationally. Some, however, offer some other services like careful and mindful handling of fragile items or those that are antique. Others, on the other hand, also offer private storage units for rent. In such a case – it may be smart to have a small investment in a temporary storage unit where you might store the items you are not sure what to do with. In which case – perhaps, one of the better options would a company like Orange Movers Miami.

 

As a last pro-tip, make sure you declutter your home before you move. This way, your relocation will be much easier and more painless, placing much less strain on your budget in the long run.

After Relocating

As soon as you’ve relocated – it’s time to unpack and unwind, and get to know Mexico. One of the first things that may seem natural would be to learn Spanish, if you don’t speak it already. As a primary and official language in Mexico, Spanish is a definite must in this day and age. This way, you will be having a much easier time understanding the locals and articulating what you need to someone who doesn’t speak English. There are plenty of schools that teach Spanish – so you might want to enroll in one to get you started.

Moreover, should any unwanted injuries occur after you move to Mexico, feel free to browse through the available clinics to better know where you can obtain first aid.

Additionally, feel free to get to know the people. Mexican people like to take it easy. While American people, the majority at least, got used to much faster living, jumping from meeting to meeting, Mexican people tend to take it much slower. Have a little chat first, talk about some non-important things. Then, get down to business.

To sum up:

  1. Evaluate if Rocky Point is the right place for you; obviously – if you are reading this – you have pretty much already decided that it is.
  2. Find a suitable location to settle in the city.
  3. Hire reputable moving and insurance companies with the services that you need.
  4. Declutter your home, jot down a checklist of tasks to do.
  5. Meet Rocky Point and the Mexican people in person.

Verdict

After you have gone through the above points and topics, you shouldn’t have any issues knowing what you can expect when moving to the city of Rocky Point. Once you finally settle in, get ready to embrace a new culture and a place that’s brimming with new activities – just waiting to be experienced!

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“Mexican Beach Bum” (Robin Miller) Realtor® is the Designated Broker for Mexico Real Estate and Document Services in the beautiful resort city of Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point, Mexico, where the desert meets the ocean. Just 210 miles from Phoenix or Tucson and where income producing properties start at $75,000 and homes in town start at $40,000.

Being in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for over 12 years, I have been assisting clients with their Mexico vacation home buying and selling decisions in Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point, and Puerto Vallarta.

**License #442 (licensing required by the State of Sonora)
**Accredited Professional Broker in Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point
**AMPI member  (Mexico’s Real Estate Association)
**Executive AMPI Board member of the local chapter 51
**NAR member (U.S. National Association of Realtors®)
**Member of the local MLS, Multiple Listing Service
**Have a full legal team, in house, to assist buyers with obtaining titles.

With my credentials and the support of my in house legal team, I am qualified to represent, and PROTECT BUYERS as they search for and purchase the perfect vacation home or income producing investment property.

It is important that a foreign buyer connects with a properly qualified licensed agent for their real estate search and purchase transaction.  Licensed agents, AMPI and NAR members are held to high ethical standards; attend continuing education classes, and keeping up to date on current issues so they can help guide their clients through the buying and selling process in Mexico.

Ask me for my FREE guide to safely purchase Mexico real estate.

Contact me:

US Line in Mexico:   (602) 539-3124
Mexico Cell:  011-521-638-109-0443

robin@mexicanbeachbum.com
www.mexicanbeachbum.com
www.facebook.com/mexicanbeachbum
www.youtube.com/mexicanbeachbumtv
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Positive Rocky Point article BY JUDY HEDDING

I subscribe to several news outlets and came across this article. A very nice positive article about Rocky Point:

https://www.tripsavvy.com/rocky-point-travel-guide-and-tips-4175419  BY   (Thank you Judy!)

Arizona residents have long flocked to Rocky Point to spend some time near the ocean. Still, a very popular Spring Break destination (don’t fall for the Spring Break scam!), Puerto Peñasco, known in the U.S. as Rocky Point, continues to grow as a resort destination. Rocky Point has RV parks, hotels, golf courses and a wide variety of restaurants and clubs. Timeshares are everywhere, and Americans buy beach condos. Many people take their RV to Rocky Point. Beach activities are plentiful. You can fish, snorkel, sail, scuba dive, and go whale watching in the winter months.

Documents Needed to Drive to Rocky Point

What do you need to take with you to drive to Rocky Point and return to the U.S.? You need a passport or passport card. If you are driving (as opposed to taking a tour bus) you must drive a vehicle that is registered in your name.

Rocky Point is south of Phoenix, in Mexico. The drive to Rocky Point is about 215 miles from Phoenix if you take Route 85 through Gila Bend. Once you get to Ajo, you have about 95 miles to go. From the border at Lukeville, it’s 68 more miles to Rocky Point. It is about a four- to five-hour drive from Phoenix, depending on what part of town you are leaving from, what time of day, and how you drive.

Drive west on I-10 from Phoenix to the State Route 85 exit. Go south on SR 85, passing through Gila Bend. Continue south on SR 85 to Ajo, the largest town between Phoenix and the border. It makes a good stop for any last minute shopping. Continue south on SR 85 to Why where you can fill up with gas. Continue south through Organ Pipe National Monument to the border at Lukeville, AZ. You can buy supplies and gas in Lukeville, too.

Cross the border into Sonoita. About 2 miles from the border you will come to a three-way intersection. Stay to the left (towards Caborca). You’ll come to a fork in the road. The signs are clear—follow the signs to Puerto Peñasco or Pto Peñasco. Take this road all the way to Rocky Point.

Protect Your Car

Make sure your auto registration is current. Your American insurance does not cover you when driving in Mexico. Things happen in Rocky Point just like they can happen here—tickets, thefts, fender benders, and other mishaps. If you don’t have Mexican insurance, you could find yourself in a serious situation.

Here are some places where you can purchase Mexican auto insurance for Rocky Point. You can wait until you are driving through Ajo to stop in and personally pick it up or you can get insurance online.

Mexican Auto Insurance Links

  • Get Mexican Insurance, Aho, AZ
  • Mexico Insurance Professionals, Flagstaff, AZ
  • Mexico Trip Insurance Center specializes in RV insurance and in daily policies for tourists visiting Rocky Point.
  • The Insurance House/Farmers Insurance, Tucson
  • San Xavier Mexico Insurance, locations in Tucson and Nogales

Tip: You might encounter Border Patrol inspection stations on the way to the border. Slow down. Follow their directions. Chances are they will just wave you through.

Traveling Tips

Visiting Rocky Point isn’t difficult, but it is different than visiting another U.S. city. Some people would warn you to never go to Rocky Point, because of the bad experience they had there. Please consider these tips when planning your Rocky Point vacation.

  • Do not bring guns or ammunition into Mexico.
  • Do not try to work in Mexico without the proper forms.
  • Do not try to buy property in Mexico without the proper forms.
  • If you will be driving outside of the free zone, you will also need a visa and a permit for your vehicle. If you’ll be going anywhere other than Rocky Point, research this in advance.
  • While in Rocky Point, secure your vehicle at all times. If you have a Club or similar device, use it.
  • Keep your vehicle registration and Mexican insurance policy details with you, and not in the car.
  • If you bring ATVs, jet skis, boats, or other recreational vehicles, be sure to bring the ownership documents with you.
  • If you bring your dog, make sure you carry documents from your veterinarian evidencing rabies shots.
  • Do not try to return to the U.S. with any wildlife, plants, fruit, coral, or fireworks.
  • Keep receipts for items purchased. You may need them for Customs.
  • Did I mention that you should not bring a gun into Mexico? I mean it. Don’t do it.
  • Don’t break the law. Don’t speed, don’t use drugs, don’t get in a fight, and (did I mention?) don’t carry weapons. The Mexican judicial system is not like ours in the U.S. and it could be months before you ever get a trial. When you get your trial, don’t expect a jury.
  • Mexico is one of the top places to find Americans in jail, so take my advice: enjoy the beautiful beaches and the wonderful food and weather of Puerto Peñasco. But be a polite guest and don’t get in any trouble.
  • More ​safety tips for traveling in Mexico.

Rocky Point is the closest real beach to Phoenix, but if traveling across the border makes you nervous, or if you have had bad experiences in the past in Mexico, it takes only a couple of hours longer to drive to San Diego from Phoenix!

Old Port and New Construction

Old Port is the place for shopping, eating, and bars. If you aren’t spending your time boating or swimming in the Sea of Cortez, or on the beach, or taking a nap, this is where you are likely to end up. Across the water, you can see all the new high-rise condos and resorts being built along the shore.

You’ll see many references to Arizona while visiting Rocky Point. They know that many of the people who visit there are from Phoenix. Motels, convenience stores, and bars often use Arizona in their name.

Tip: July/August is probably the slowest tourist season because it is hot and humid. Spring Break is the busiest time.

Shopping

Bring cash and your negotiating skills when you shop in the Old Port section. Many people hate negotiating, but it’s part of the experience! Don’t be rude if they don’t agree to the price you offered. Just leave.

You don’t need to learn Spanish to visit Rocky Point. Most menus are in both Spanish and English. Just about everyone speaks English. For example, if someone says “por favor” in Spanish, you can say “thank you” in English if you aren’t comfortable pronouncing the word “gracias.” They will recognize you as being polite, and that’s what counts.

Spanish Words That You Should Know

  • baño – restroom
  • mujeres – women
  • hombres – men
  • alto – stop
  • abierto – open
  • cerrado – closed
  • por favor – please
  • gracias – thank you
  • camarón – shrimp
  • mariscos – seafood
  • cerveza – beer
  • cuenta – check or bill, in a restaurant

Tip: Businesses in Rocky Point all accept U.S. Dollars (USD), so there’s no need to bring pesos. When you sign credit card slips, make sure it is clear on the slip whether the currency quoted is pesos (MXP or M$) or USD. Try to have the exact amount if you pay in cash so you don’t get your change back in pesos.

How to Get Fresh Seafood

Water activities are very popular in Rocky Point. There’s parasailing, jet skiing, boat rides, sunset cruises, and fishing charters. Don’t forget, Rocky Point was and still is a fishing village. If you weren’t brave enough to hire a charter boat to go out and get your own seafood for dinner, fresh seafood is for sale at the malecón (pier) in the Old Port part of Rocky Point. Bring an empty cooler with you to bring back fresh shrimp.

You’ll be paying by the pound, so don’t let them weigh the shrimp with ice. Understand that the scales used by some vendors might not be accurate. You’ll just have to live with it unless you feel like carrying your own one pound standard in your pocket to test the scale. You might not be getting the bargain of the century, but you’ll get some great shrimp.

Tip: Bring some freezer bags with you to make some smaller lots if you’ll be freezing some of the seafood before you return to the U.S.

Enjoy the Mexican Food

Don’t expect the food or service in Rocky Point to be the same as in the United States. Tacos aren’t the same, beans aren’t the same, desserts aren’t the same. It’s all a matter of expectations. Be a little adventurous and open-minded—the food is wonderful. Those of you that don’t like your food spicy, don’t worry. The food is pretty mild. Those of us who like it hot will use salsas and hot sauces to add an appropriate burn.

As for service, remember you are in Mexico when you are in Rocky Point and you are on vacation. Everything moves a bit slower in Mexico. Typically, a server won’t bring you a check unless you ask for it because they don’t want you to think they are rushing you. Relax.

Tip: You decide if the water is safe to drink or not. Order beer or wine, and you won’t have to decide about the ice.

Visiting Sandy Beach

Sandy Beach is a public beach that has soft white sand. It’s why most people go to Rocky Point. Even though it isn’t the ocean, it serves the purpose!

In case you are wondering, Sandy Beach is not a topless beach.

You will come across vendors on Sandy Beach who will want to sell you beach junk, like jewelry and hats, or offer you services like boat rides or braiding your hair. If you don’t want to be bothered, you are in the wrong place. Just give the vendor a firm “no thanks” and don’t make eye contact. You’ll be left alone until the next vendor approaches.

Tip: The sun and sand are hot and there’s no shade available on Sandy Beach. Bring an umbrella or a canopy with you if you’ll be spending a lot of time on the beach.

Roads and Speed Limits

All the roads from Phoenix all the way to Rocky Point are in good condition. A 4WD vehicle isn’t necessary to make the trip. There are some roads like the one pictured here in the Cholla Bay area, and the neighborhood streets in some parts of Rocky Point aren’t that great either. Still, if you go slowly, just about any vehicle will be fine.

And speaking of speeds, the speed limits in Mexico are s-l-o-w. Much like here, if you drive the speed limit, the locals will be bearing down on your back bumper. The dilemma, though, is that you aren’t a local, and you don’t want to be stopped for speeding in Rocky Point. Add to that the fact that there are times when you can drive for long stretches without seeing a speed limit sign. Use your judgment here.

Tip: Speeds in Mexico are in kilometers per hour, not miles per hour. Don’t panic when you see that first speed limit sign. Look at your dashboard. Your speedometer not only indicates mph but also kph.

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“Mexican Beach Bum” (Robin Miller) Realtor® is the Designated Broker for Mexico Real Estate and Document Services in the beautiful resort city of Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point, Mexico, where the desert meets the ocean. Just 210 miles from Phoenix or Tucson and where income producing properties start at $75,000 and homes in town start at $40,000.

Being in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for over 12 years, I have been assisting clients with their Mexico vacation home buying and selling decisions in Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point, and Puerto Vallarta.

**License #442 (licensing required by the State of Sonora)
**Accredited Professional Broker in Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point
**AMPI member  (Mexico’s Real Estate Association)
**Executive AMPI Board member of the local chapter 51
**NAR member (U.S. National Association of Realtors®)
**Member of the local MLS, Multiple Listing Service
**Have a full legal team, in house, to assist buyers with obtaining titles.

With my credentials and the support of my in house legal team, I am qualified to represent, and PROTECT BUYERS as they search for and purchase the perfect vacation home or income producing investment property.

It is important that a foreign buyer connects with a properly qualified licensed agent for their real estate search and purchase transaction.  Licensed agents, AMPI and NAR members are held to high ethical standards; attend continuing education classes, and keeping up to date on current issues so they can help guide their clients through the buying and selling process in Mexico.

Ask me for my FREE guide to safely purchase Mexico real estate.

Contact me:

US Line in Mexico:   (602) 539-3124
Mexico Cell:  011-521-638-109-0443

robin@mexicanbeachbum.com
www.mexicanbeachbum.com
www.facebook.com/mexicanbeachbum
www.youtube.com/mexicanbeachbumtv
View Puerto Peñasco/Rocky Point Real Estate For Sale
View Puerto Vallarta Real Estate For Sale

 

 

Buying a house on a budget – Rocky Point edition

Buying a house on a budget – Rocky Point edition

Mexico has always been seen as the perfect place for a summer getaway. With its heavenly beaches, Rocky Point is a personal favorite for many people who have visited it. Moreover, Rocky Point is so close to the border that you can drive back and forth on any given day. And, if the safety of Mexico presents a concern to you, you should know that there is nothing to worry about. Contrary to popular belief, a lot of US residents said that they felt safe while living or vacationing in this country. That being said, know that once you step foot in the beautiful coastal city that Rocky Point is, you will forever be lured by it. Whether you are looking for a vacation home or a permanent residence, there is a way of buying a house in Rocky Point without putting yourself in a lot of debt.

Have a budget in place when buying a house

As you might be able to guess, the first thing you need to do is decide how much you can spend. One thing to have in mind is that if you are buying a vacation home, your budget should probably be on the downside. On the other hand, if this is a residence you plan on living in, it is advisable that you give this purchase a lot of thought. You have to think about how much you can spend on a house, but not forget to calculate the cost of your relocation and monthly utilities. After all, buying a home and not being able to afford to live in it is definitely not something you want to do. Get pre-approved

If you are unsure as to how much you can afford for your future home, you should make an appointment at your local bank. See whether you will be pre-approved for a mortgage, and how much money you will be able to get. With a written estimate, buying a house on a budget in Rocky Point will be much easier. Of course, it goes without saying that the only way to have a successful purchase is by sticking to your budget. Don`t get into debts with your friends and family members after seeing the house of your dreams that exceeds your budget.

Create a list of `must haves` and `deal-breakers` when buying a house

Let`s face it, there are certain features all of us find important to see in our future homes. Whether we are talking about a home with a big yard, or one with a nice view, it doesn`t matter. We all have our fair share of features we find essential. Likewise, there are certain things we do not want for our future home to have. Perhaps you want to live in a house with an open-concept kitchen after moving to Rocky Point? Or you want a house with a precise number of rooms? Whatever the situation may be, these are your so-called deal-breakers.

Before you even start your hunt for a perfect house, you need to sit down. Think about it, and make a list of your `must haves` and your `deal-breakers`. This list will help you make a quick decision, as you will not even look at the houses that don`t fit the description.

Work with a licensed real estate agent

In this day and age, there are people who can help you deal with anything. If you are moving to Rocky Point from Miami, you can trust Miami Movers for Less to relocate you safely. If you need to relocate your headquarters, there are plenty of commercial movers that will help you do just that. Likewise, if you are buying a house, you should find a real estate agent. A licensed real estate agent that lives in Rocky Point will know all the details about the housing market. He or she will quickly find what you are looking for, at the price that you can afford.

Cut down on square footage. There is a clear, logical connection between a lower price and less square footage. If you are on a tight budget, the best thing would be to be practical. Perhaps you do not really need that four-bedroom house considering that you are a family of three? Don`t think big, as it won`t do you any good if you are on a limited budget. Instead, look into buying a seaside condo. People that are moving from the USA to Mexico are probably not aware of all of their options. But, in Mexico, you can buy luxurious and spacious condos at an affordable price. This way, you can still lead a grand life, at a price that won`t get you in the red.

Don`t participate in bidding wars

Let`s say you have found the house of your dreams that fits your budget at the same time. How perfect is that? Unfortunately, you are not the only one amazed by it. A few other families have also made their offers, and some of them may even exceed the one you made. What do you do? Well, the worst thing you can do is enter a bidding war. By wanting to end up as a winner, you will offer a price that is way higher than the original one. Chances are you will end up overpaying for a property. We are sure you can see how by being a winner of a bidding war, you will end up as a loser.

Thus, if possible, when buying a house in Rocky Point, try to purchase the one that does not attract so much interest. Just because people are not fighting over a house it does not mean that it is bad. When purchasing a property, being wise and thinking things through is the key to success. 

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“Mexican Beach Bum” (Robin Miller) Realtor® is the Designated Broker for Mexico Real Estate and Document Services in the beautiful resort city of Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point, Mexico, where the desert meets the ocean. Just 210 miles from Phoenix or Tucson and where income producing properties start at $75,000 and homes in town start at $40,000.

Being in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for over 12 years, I have been assisting clients with their Mexico vacation home buying and selling decisions in Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point, and Puerto Vallarta.

**License #442 (licensing required by the State of Sonora)
**Accredited Professional Broker in Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point
**AMPI member  (Mexico’s Real Estate Association)
**Executive AMPI Board member of the local chapter 51
**NAR member (U.S. National Association of Realtors®)
**Member of the local MLS, Multiple Listing Service
**Have a full legal team, in house, to assist buyers with obtaining titles.

With my credentials and the support of my in house legal team, I am qualified to represent, and PROTECT BUYERS as they search for and purchase the perfect vacation home or income producing investment property.

It is important that a foreign buyer connects with a properly qualified licensed agent for their real estate search and purchase transaction.  Licensed agents, AMPI and NAR members are held to high ethical standards; attend continuing education classes, and keeping up to date on current issues so they can help guide their clients through the buying and selling process in Mexico.

Ask me for my FREE guide to safely purchase Mexico real estate.

Contact me:

US Line in Mexico:   (602) 539-3124
Mexico Cell:  011-521-638-109-0443

robin@mexicanbeachbum.com
www.mexicanbeachbum.com
www.facebook.com/mexicanbeachbum
www.youtube.com/mexicanbeachbumtv
View Puerto Peñasco/Rocky Point Real Estate For Sale
View Puerto Vallarta Real Estate For Sale

 

 

 

 

 

Moving to Rocky Point

Have you ever thought about moving to or visiting Rocky Point? No? Well, you should. This little piece of Heaven on Earth has a lot to offer and will meet all your needs. No matter what they are. Ready to give Rocky Point a chance? Keep on reading, and learn why you should at least visit it. But, once you do – you will want to move there. Just saying!

A bit about Rocky Point

Rocky Point or Puerto Peñasco, as many people call it, is one of the most popular Mexican tourist destinations. And for a good reason. One of them being that it is the closest beach to cities such as Tucson and Phoenix. And if you live in one of them, why not visit this heaven on Earth at least once in your life? It will surprise you. We promise! Rocky Point is located between the majestic sea of Cortes and the Sonoran Desert, and if you are someone who enjoys natural beauties – why wait? The largest active dune field, Great Altar Desert, volcanic shields with lava flows, giant craters… They are just the beginning of it all!

 

Rocky Point is about 60 miles from USA border but it is declared to be a part of border ‘’free zone’’. What does that mean to you? Well, you will be able to visit it without having to obtain a vehicle permit. Apart from being so close to the USA, this town attracts visitors from California, Nevada, and Arizona for many other reasons. One of them is fishing. If you are ready to put a stop to everyday stress and rush, you should definitely take some time off and come to relax. Sit back in your chair and start fishing. There is no need for all that anxiety. Not when you visit Rocky Point.

Living in Rocky Point

No matter how old you are or what your interests are – Rocky Point is always the right choice. Living in it is not only fun but also affordable. And if you are a young professional looking to work from home (or from the beach perhaps), why not move here? It is quite close to the USA and once you get nostalgic you will be able to visit your family with ease. But, trust us, you won’t have to. Everyone will want to come and visit you.

You don’t have to be young to live here. Rocky Point is diverse and welcomes everybody. Do you want to retire here? Good! It is a great choice. Enjoy your freedom!

How to move?

Moving isn’t easy. No matter how many times you did it before. It is complicated and time-consuming. And you will need all the help you can get. But, first, you will have to find a house for yourself. Give it some time and thought, and you will find a place to call your own sooner than you think.

Make a plan

Making a solid strategy is a must. It will make this whole process so much easier on you. So, get a notebook and start writing everything down. There are many things you will have to consider, and the sooner you start preparing, the better. You can even make a moving checklist or install an app on your phone. Do whatever you need to do in order to plan and prepare for your relocation properly.

Find a mover that can help

If you decide to start over in Rocky Point, find the right mover on time and make relocation easy. A reliable mover will take care of relocation for you, and you will be able to enjoy your new start with a smile on your face. And that is the main goal – enjoying life. Isn’t it?

Gather packing supplies

Your safety and wellbeing should always come first. No matter what. But, when you decide to move to Rocky Point, you won’t have to think only about your safety. Or the safety of your family. No. You will have to think about your belongings as well. Do you know how to transport your belongings to Rocky Point in a safe manner? Let us give you a hint. You will need some packing supplies. Try to find some before your moving day comes close and save yourself the trouble. That is, if you want to move stress and hassle-free. You can never know exactly how many boxes you might need, and starting early can prevent many troubles.

Packing

Start by sorting your belongings. Get rid of old items that you don’t use or need anymore. You can sell, donate or give away some of them. It is really your choice. But, keep in mind – the less you have to move, the easier relocation will be.

Packing can be quite hard, and if it seems like too much, you should find someone who can help you prepare your belongings for the safe transport. Your mover can be the right person for the job, so ask him if he offers that service before you start looking somewhere else.

Say goodbye

Before you leave for Rocky Point, make sure you say your goodbyes. Don’t forget about the people you love. Have a nice get-together and create a few new memories. Arrange for them to come and visit you once you relocate. Don’t be shy to ask – they will want to. Share some memories, remember the good old times and enjoy yourselves. And once you start feeling nostalgic, remember – your friends are just a call away!

 

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“Mexican Beach Bum” (Robin Miller) Realtor® is the Designated Broker for Mexico Real Estate and Document Services in the beautiful resort city of Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point, Mexico, where the desert meets the ocean. Just 210 miles from Phoenix or Tucson and where income producing properties start at $75,000 and beach view homes and condos start at $150,000.

Being in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for over 11 years, I have been assisting clients with their Mexico vacation home buying and selling decisions in Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point, and Puerto Vallarta.

**License #442 (licensing required by the State of Sonora)
**Accredited Professional Broker in Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point
**AMPI member  (Mexico’s Real Estate Association)
**Executive AMPI Board member of the local chapter 51
**NAR member (U.S. National Association of Realtors®)
**Member of the local MLS, Multiple Listing Service
**Have a full legal team, in house, to assist buyers with obtaining titles, and sellers with capital gains strategies.

With my credentials and the support of my in house legal team, I am qualified to represent, and PROTECT BUYERS as they search for and purchase the perfect vacation home or income producing investment property.

It is important that a foreign buyer connects with a properly qualified licensed agent for their real estate search and purchase transaction.  Licensed agents, AMPI and NAR members are held to high ethical standards; attend continuing education classes, and keeping up to date on current issues so they can help guide their clients through the buying and selling process in Mexico.

Ask me for my FREE guide to safely purchase Mexico real estate.

Contact me:

US Line in Mexico:   (602) 539-3124
Mexico Cell:  011-521-638-109-0443

robin@mexicanbeachbum.com
www.mexicanbeachbum.com
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Sonora Driver License Rocky Point Cruz Roja

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

First go to the fiscal dept to get the application.

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Mexican Beach Bum” (Robin Miller) Realtor® is the Designated Broker for Mexico Real Estate and Document Services in the beautiful resort city of Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point, Mexico, where the desert meets the ocean. Just 210 miles from Phoenix or Tucson and where income producing properties start at $75,000 and beach view homes and condos start at $150,000.

Being in the Mexico Real Estate Industry for over 11 years, I have been assisting clients with their Mexico vacation home buying and selling decisions in Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point, and Puerto Vallarta.

**License #442 (licensing required by the State of Sonora)
**Accredited Professional Broker in Puerto Peñasco-Rocky Point
**AMPI member  (Mexico’s Real Estate Association)
**Executive AMPI Board member of the local chapter 51
**NAR member (U.S. National Association of Realtors®)
**Member of the local MLS, Multiple Listing Service
**Have a full legal team, in house, to assist buyers with obtaining titles, and sellers with capital gains strategies.

With my credentials and the support of my in house legal team, I am qualified to represent, and PROTECT BUYERS as they search for and purchase the perfect vacation home or income producing investment property.

It is important that a foreign buyer connects with a properly qualified licensed agent for their real estate search and purchase transaction.  Licensed agents, AMPI and NAR members are held to high ethical standards; attend continuing education classes, and keeping up to date on current issues so they can help guide their clients through the buying and selling process in Mexico.

Ask me for my FREE guide to safely purchase Mexico real estate.

Contact me:

US Line in Mexico:   (602) 539-3124
Mexico Cell:  011-521-638-109-0443

robin@mexicanbeachbum.com
www.mexicanbeachbum.com
www.facebook.com/mexicanbeachbum
www.youtube.com/mexicanbeachbumtv
View Puerto Peñasco/Rocky Point Real Estate For Sale
View Puerto Vallarta Real Estate For Sale

 

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