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May 2012 Blog Posts (12)

On Violence in Mexico

On Violence in Mexico

A member of Mexico-My Space recently inquired about violence in Mexico and more specifically…


Added by George Puckett on May 31, 2012 at 1:00pm — 6 Comments

Internaional Real Estate

Linda Neil, ABR, PIC, REB in California, has just returned to La Paz from an extensive trip to the North Eastern U.S.A. and several Mexican cities.

In the U.S. she visited, Wilmington, DE, Kennett Square, PA., Boston, MA and Washington, D.C. In the latter city, she represented Mexico at the annual mid-year meetings of the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) Linda is NAR’s Presidential Liaison to Mexico.

Her travels in Mexico took her to Mexico City, Tepotzlan (Cuernavaca)…


Added by John K. Glaab, CIPS on May 31, 2012 at 8:51am — No Comments

What is a REALTOR?

I have a business license and I am selling real estate in Mexico. Does that make me a REALTOR®? The answer is no unless you have paid a fee to the National Association of Realtors®. In that event you are known as an International REALTOR® and may LLEGALLY use the word and the trademarks of NAR. As well you are then linked with more than 70 national real estate associations around the world. You will receive other benefits, as well.

 NAR spends millions of dollars annually in…


Added by John K. Glaab, CIPS on May 30, 2012 at 11:27am — 1 Comment

Hyatt Votes for Los Cabos

Hyatt Bets on the Future of Los Cabos: Hyatt hotels have sent a signal of confidence in the future of Los Cabos. The large hotel chain has announced construction of new properties in Mexico. The Park Hyatt with 196 rooms and 36 “residences” will be located in the project, Cabo del Sol on the four lane highway connecting San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas.  The Hyatt Place San Jose will have 157 rooms. A new  Hyatt hotel will be built in the Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo.

Added by John K. Glaab, CIPS on May 29, 2012 at 9:23am — No Comments

Oaxaca's Economic Forecast for 2013 and Beyond

Here's a new article about Oaxaca and its economic forecast:

Alvin Starkman: Casa Machaya Oaxaca Bed & Breakfast (

Added by Alvin Starkman on May 28, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

US Tax Return Due Dates for 2011

Your US tax return for 2011 is due on 6/15/12 if you were a resident on Mexico on 4/17/12.  Your TDF 90-22.1 foreign financial account report is due on 6/30/12 and cannot be extended ($10,000 penalty for not filing or late filing).

You can extend your US return until 10/15/12 if you file the required extension…


Added by Don D. Nelson on May 27, 2012 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: The Mexican “Green Card”

Living in Los Cabos: The Mexican “Green Card”


I got an email from someone who is moving to Mexico; I’d sent some info about working in Cabo that he misunderstood. So rather than clarify myself to one person I decided to put it on the blog. So here’s what I think I know about it. Bear in mind that the law…


Added by Carol Billups on May 26, 2012 at 10:44am — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: Safety and Security

Living in Los Cabos: Safety and Security


I had a little conversation with a visitor to Cabo which prompts me to re-visit the topic of safety. Cabo is safe. Period. You can come here on vacation, retirement or work and enjoy yourself with no worries about your personal safety. That said, right…


Added by Carol Billups on May 25, 2012 at 1:59pm — No Comments

24 Hours to Visit Oaxaca: What to Do and Where to Go

Sometimes tourists without any intention of visiting Oaxaca, usually those en route to the coast, get stuck in Oaxaca for a day or so.  Here's a suggested itinerary to make the brief visit enjoyable and jam - packed:

Alvin Starkman - Casa Machaya Oaxaca Bed & Breakfast (…


Added by Alvin Starkman on May 9, 2012 at 1:27pm — No Comments

How to See the City of Oaxaca and its Central Valleys in Just Five Days

If this article helps even one couple to get the most out of a short visit to Oaxaca, then it was worth the effort to write it:


Added by Alvin Starkman on May 3, 2012 at 6:18pm — No Comments

Granola and Sugar-Free Yogurt Now Included in Casa Machaya's Breakfast Selection

It may not seem like much, and granola is readily available in Oaxaca and throughout most urban centers throughout Mexico, but at Casa Machaya Oaxaca Bed & Breakfast we've now added not only granola, but also sugar-free yogurt to our selection of breakfast foods provided to our guests.  It's often a struggle finding sugar-free yogurt here in Oaxaca (plain, natural, and without even splenda), but it appears that at least for the foreseeable future one of the supermarket chains will be…


Added by Alvin Starkman on May 2, 2012 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Mezcal Secret Society Tours Oaxaca Mezcalerias, Palenques & Restaurants

Follow this link to my article about this unique "Sociedad de Mezcaleros" which recently converged on Oaxaca to advance their knowledge of all that is mezcal, agave & pulque:

Alvin Starkman - Casa…


Added by Alvin Starkman on May 1, 2012 at 8:13am — No Comments

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