• Mar 15, 2016

Vallarta Property Rentals & Taxes

Many people who decide to buy real estate in the Costa Vallarta region do so with the intent to rent out their property when they are not using it. There are a number of options to do so, ranging from taking care of it yourself or having a rental company do so for you.

  • Feb 23, 2016

Mexican Immigration Law Explained

Do you really need a visa or can you just use a Visitor Visa?. Unless there is a reason to go through the process of getting a Temporary or Permanent Visa, it's recommended that you just use a Visitor Visa.

  • Nov 26, 2015

Costa Vallarta Real Estate Market Update 2015

There has been a considerable amount of media coverage recently regarding top retirement areas for Americans and Canadians, and Puerto Vallarta has received a significant portion of it and in a positive light. That shouldn’t be surprising, as Vallarta has been a favorite retirement destination for years, with one of the largest American/Canadian expat communities in Mexico. 

  • Aug 17, 2015

Common Real Estate Designations and Certifications

Glossary of the most common Real Estate Designations and Certifications.

  • Jun 23, 2015

How Realistic and Reasonable is acquiring Ejido Land in Mexico?

Every day more people are hearing about ejidos and are getting more familiar with ejido processes and formalities. Actually, ejidos represent a very interesting topic for investors in real estate and tourism because a considerable amount of land in Mexico belongs to ejidos, and an important amount of these ejidos are located in coastal areas.

  • Jun 19, 2015

The Mexican Maritime Zone Explained

Recently the environmental authorities have partially released an official and general survey of all Federal Maritime Zones that border the coastal areas of Mexico. It describes the areas known as "Terrenos Ganados al Mar" or Land Gained from the Sea that exist between Federal Maritime Zones and beachfront properties.

  • Jun 19, 2015

AMPI - Mexico Real Estate Association

Currently in Mexico there is no licensing required for real estate sales professionals. In order to assure that realtors are performing in a professional and ethical manner, the Mexican real estate association, AMPI, (Asociación Mexicana de Profesionales Inmobiliarios), has taken on this responsibility on behalf of buyers, sellers and the general public.

  • Jun 12, 2015

The Value of Real Estate to the Puerto Vallarta Community

When most people think of real estate as an industry, it brings up images of tracts of single family homes, large commercial and condominium towers and shopping malls. But are there benefits other than providing housing, office space and shopping opportunities? If this is all that is taken into consideration, the real estate industry can seem to be doing whatever it can to fulfill its own interests, sometimes above the best interests of the community. But there are benefits that arise from real estate that too often are not considered, shortchanging the industry and, in some respects, giving it a bad image.