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Where do you want to retire in Mexico? City? Beach? Mountains? 7 Replies

Started by Mercy Stirling de Duenas. Last reply by Carlton Cummins Mar 17, 2012.

Medical Care In Mexico 12 Replies

Started by Carol Billups. Last reply by Steve Rockman Feb 7, 2012.

Guadalajara 2 Replies

Started by Reinaldo da Silva. Last reply by Reinaldo da Silva Jan 28, 2012.

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Comment by John K. Glaab, CIPS on March 19, 2012 at 11:35am

If it is a rather Mexican environment near the water, I recommend La Paz, Baja California Sur.

If it is for a university and cultural environment, tough to beat Morelia, Michoacan. A whole new city geared for expats is under way. Altazano has the new modern hopital and second largest shopping plaza in Latin America.

Comment by Brian Blackburn on November 10, 2011 at 8:19am

Hi everyone: I am moving from Cabo San Lucas to PV in January to open an office for this is the link for my article posted today in the Ventana on-line magazine which discusses innovative investment programs offerred by a Mexican-registered financial institution...



Comment by John K. Glaab, CIPS on March 2, 2011 at 11:12am

Help us Celebrate!!
  On May 1st, 2011, the settlement company® will commence its 20th year of operation. Since then, we have served clients with properties in all parts of Mexico.   These people have come from the United States, Canada, Asia, Europe and Australia.
Twenty years ago almost no one in Mexico understood the word, “escrow” or “custodial account” which is now common to people with high value properties.
Twenty years ago no one understood the concept of title insurance which, today, is the norm and accepted in almost any real estate transaction, especially in tourist areas.
Twenty years ago it was rare to use a closing agent in a real estate transaction.   Now it is customary in the “Restricted Zone”. 
With pride,  , the settlement company® has been the pioneer in these important steps which has brought security to real estate dealings between people of different cultures and customs.
With pride , the settlement company® has helped increase confidence and credibility in real property transactions in the resort areas of the country.
To mark this event and to contribute to the history of real estate in this country we are putting together a document containing comments from clients and friends in the real estate industry.   We would love to have your contribution!   A message about your Settlement Company® experience:  where you bought or sold and how it was handled, will add to our history and will help us to serve you, and others, better in the future.
This message is going out, today to all of you who are on our mailing list.  We hope you will respond and will share your feelings and experiences with us!   Looking forward to hearing from you!
linda neil,
Director and Founder
the settlement company®
 your safety net in Mexico
skype:  linda.neil
 from anywhere outside Mexico  (011-52)  612-123-5056, ext 102
Comment by Jo Stewart on February 28, 2011 at 2:56am
Returned yesterday from a trip to Los Cabos; it was hard to leave. I want to spend next winter in Todos Santos.
Comment by John K. Glaab, CIPS on February 22, 2011 at 11:34am

Hotel News From La Paz

By John K. Glaab, CIPS


The owners of the Seven Crown hotels announce that a new Seven Crown will open in La Paz eight days before Semana Santa. (Holy Week.) Located in the center of La Paz adjacent to what has become known as “restaurant row” it will have 54 standard rooms and several suites some with kitchen facilities.

According to Hector Manuel Castro one of the owners and Past President of the La Paz Hotel Association, it will target  the business traveler and tourist who wants to stay in La Paz for five or more nights. The new hotel will create 40 new jobs for La Paz.

In other La Paz hotel news, I recently attended a meeting at the renovated Fiesta Americana Hotel, now operating under the Grand Heritage banner. The newly remodeled hotel operates under the name Costa Baja Resort and Spa, All rooms have a spectacular view either of the marina and resort or the new Gary Player designed golf course. It is the first five star hotel in La Paz and the first Grand Heritage hotel in Latin America. Coming up at the Costa Baja Resort will be an upscale boutique hotel and a new Fiesta Americana.

 For Information:  

Comment by John K. Glaab, CIPS on February 9, 2011 at 9:22am

The Baja Peninsula is considered a FREE ZONE by Aduana. Also cannot give you the exact figure, but so many K below the Arizona/Sonora border is in the same category. Otherwise you need an import permit for your vehicle. In the case  of La Paz you can obtain at the ferry terminal and pay at the military bank, there.

When I ship clothes and/or filed to my home in MIchoacan, I have  process to follow. First I must go to Aduana here in La Paz for a revision. Then the cajas are sealed and then I take to the shipper. Without the customs review, the shipper will not accept the goods.

Comment by Carol Billups on February 8, 2011 at 5:45pm
On the mainland you evidently need a permit to bring a US or Canada plated car in. Baja evidently no. Had some clients moving here last October, they were told they needed the permit so spent the weekend in San Diego waiting for the govt. offices to open on Monday. When they came through no one had an idea what they were talking about, told them to just drive on.
Comment by Cheryl Miller on February 8, 2011 at 5:37pm

Carol, Are you talking about a permit to cross? Or a permit to keep the car in Baja.  I have been told, that a special permit that requires the border people to assure it is not stolen, and takes about 5 days at the border is required if you want to keep a car in Baja indefinitely.  Has that changed?


Comment by Carol Billups on February 8, 2011 at 4:06pm
Look up Diane Gibb on this site, she's the Realty Executives Broker for Rosarito and crosses often. She's a member, if you can't reach her here try through She's the BEST!!
Comment by Cheri Devine on February 8, 2011 at 3:48pm
NExt question would be is driving across the border in SD less dangerous than it is here right now?  Has there been problems from TJ south with the Zetas?

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