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05 February, 2018
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We are all interdependent and we thought this information may prove interesting.  Article reposted from World Property Journal According to InternationalLiving.com’s recently released 2017 Global Retirement Index, the top retirement destination in the world this year now goes to Mexico. This annual ranking of the world’s top 24 retirement destinations is based on cost of living, retiree benefits, climate, healthcare, and more and compares, contrasts, ranks, and rates good-value havens all around the world. Mexico offers a diverse geography, with…

13 January, 2018
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In the real estate industry, how do you find qualified local vendors for projects or services on your property? Making sure to look for specific and certain criteria can make all the difference. 1. Use a Real Estate Specific Vendor Network Using a website like Angie’s List, Yelp, or Craigslist can bring back results for a large varieties of vendors, but won’t necessarily filter down the results to real estate vendors for your property. You’ll want to use one that…

07 June, 2017
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New Rules for Fido! Just when we think we have all our ducks in a row, they change them to chipmunks! We now have new rules for pets entering Mexico, which apply to Puerto Vallarta. It’s very important to have your veterinarian certificates in order and not just the rabies verification but also treatment for ticks, fleas and heartworm. Some people have felt scammed when arriving at the airport in Puerto Vallarta, thinking they did everything correctly for their beloved…

26 September, 2016
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Whether on the beach, street or in the tianguis (flea market), expectations are to bargain, on both sides of any regateo (negotiation). Though some visitors to Puerto Vallarta find bargaining a bother and even embarrassing, it can also be fun and educational. Try a little bit of your Spanish knowledge of numbers. Know the difference between quince, cinquenta and quinientos and how to say them and half the battle is won! Seriously…bargaining is not rocket science. Many inexperienced tourists are…

15 June, 2016
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Ah, the fruits and vegetables of Mexico.  We love the unique shopping experiences and bringing home food that we are not always certain how to prepare or eat. Learning about these new delectables has been a fun and usually delicious experience. Our first tomatillo (pronounced toe-mo-tio), also known as the Mexican husk tomato, landed in the fruit basket with absolutely no idea what it was or how to prepare it. A knowledgeable friend and neighbor educated us properly and with…

15 June, 2016
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Recently, The Home Advantage Team hosted a seminar ‘From Buyer Beware to Buyer Prepared’’ at Retro Burger in Arlington. It was a fantastic evening with a great turnout and lively discussion. Buyer attendees had questions and our experts in real estate, mortgage lending and real estate law had answers – and we’re going to share these insights with you. If we had to sum up the session in two words it would be these: Process and timing. Process and timing…

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