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August 2012 Blog Posts (17)

Living in Los Cabos: Are you a Caboholic?

Living in Los Cabos:  Are you a Caboholic?

 

Hi. My name is Carol and I am a Caboholic. The addiction is pretty strong, so much so that my fellow Caboholic wrote a song about it. And there’s a very, very active group on Facebook who call themselves the Caboholic Support Group. Which of course spawned a Caboholic Support Hour program on LiveCabo Radio with many songs about Cabo. And one of the most popular and requested tracks in that hour is…

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Added by Carol Billups on August 31, 2012 at 12:52pm — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: Green!

Living in Los Cabos:  Green!

 

 

It is simply amazing how green our desert gets after a rainstorm. The amazing green in these photos was due to rain a week or so back, and after this morning’s storm it just looks amazing, doesn’t it?

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Carol Billups is…

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Added by Carol Billups on August 30, 2012 at 1:26pm — No Comments

A Mexicn Cultural Experience

To enjoy a real experience of rich Mexican culture and gastronomy, visit  Michoacan. For details,  go to www.casaserenity1.com  

Added by John K. Glaab, CIPS on August 24, 2012 at 11:14am — No Comments

How Not to be the Ugly Gringo

I often get asked the question, “Sid, do I have to learn to speak Spanish to live at Lake Chapala?"
 
My answer is always something like,”No, but you will want to learn some and it’s not that difficult.”
 
I then proceed to tell them that I can teach them several thousand words in Spanish in less than 5…
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Added by Sid Grosvenor on August 22, 2012 at 9:04am — No Comments

What's in the Future ??

This is interesting... try to readbetween the lines.....................

Stratfor

By George Friedman

A few years ago, I wrote about …

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Added by BOBBY COX on August 21, 2012 at 8:45am — No Comments

Canadians Donating to Worthy Mexican Causes Getting a Tax Break: CANFRO

An article in the September issue of The Eye magazine, out of Huatulco, outlines how Canadians will shortly be able to donate to worthy causes in the state of Oaxaca, to help educate Oaxacan students who would otherwise unlikely realize their potential:

http://issuu.com/huatulcoeye/docs/september2012

Alvin Starkman - Casa Machaya Oaxaca Bed & Breakfast (…

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Added by Alvin Starkman on August 21, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments

Hustle and Bustle Along the Highway in Playa del Carmen

There has been plenty of hustling and bustling along the carretera federal these days.  New construction has been going on for quite some time now with the new overpass being completed and now....

Liverpool

The new Liverpool department store being constructed across the highway, not far from the entrance to Playacar and Sam's Club.  The store coming along nicely and the parking lot area is being expanded and cleared.

Bicipista

The sidewalk/bike path along the…

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Added by Lisa Love Juliot on August 17, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Fascinating Folk in Playa del Carmen! "Beyond the Visual" with Gary Dillard

This Friday, August 17th, at 7pm Zenzi is hosting an artist reception for photographer Gary Dillard.   Gary is presenting this body of work he has entitled, "Beyond the Visual".  The title, in part, refers to the infrared photographic technique he employs.  Infrared spectrum is beyond the visual range, it is taken from light that we can not see.  He uses and infrared camera to capture his images; he literally…

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Added by Lisa Love Juliot on August 16, 2012 at 10:43am — No Comments

Mezcal & Food Pairing Event in Oaxaca Spells More Similar and Better Festivals for Future

Here's a review of last month's festival pairing mezcales with comida, in a wonderful Oaxacan setting:

http://suite101.com/article/inaugural-oaxaca-mezca-gastronomico-mezcal-pairing-festival-a410960

Alvin Starkman - Casa Machaya Oaxaca Bed & Breakfast

Added by Alvin Starkman on August 16, 2012 at 10:23am — No Comments

Full story on CIPS Institute in Chicago, two weeks ago.

Mexico Has Its First CIPS Instructor

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.

Chicago, Illinois

          Linda Jones Neil, ABR, TRC, PIC, CIPS has been  authorized by the National Association of Realtors® (NAR)  to teach Certified International Property Specialist classes.

          The National Association of Realtors® has undertaken an initiative to promote the Certified international Property Specialist (CIPS) designation outside to…

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Added by John K. Glaab, CIPS on August 15, 2012 at 11:52am — No Comments

Rebecca Speaks and So Do Her Readers

Copied From Amazon.com

When I wrote my book first as a blog, these are some of the comments or reviews I got before I published:



Rebecca, I wanted to let you know I just found…

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Added by George Puckett on August 15, 2012 at 7:53am — No Comments

International Real Estate News

INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE NEWS: Linda  Jones Neil, ABR,  TRC CIPS, PIC, and founder of Mexico’s The Settlement Company®    has been accredited to teach the Certified International Property Specialist  (CIPS) classes. The classes are the property of The National Association of Realtors®  (NAR) The classes are taught to REALTORS® around the Globe. Linda will focus on Mexico and Central America, Commenting on the announcement Jennifer Rzeszewski said, “, NAR is pleased to have…

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Added by John K. Glaab, CIPS on August 9, 2012 at 11:56am — No Comments

Back to school

  I've been going to school for the past three months taking a course in Tourism, sponsored by the Secretary of Tourism. Archeology, History, Ethnography, Geography, Art, Gastronomy  and a few other things. Now I'm working on my thesis after which I will give a tour of an old hacienda for 2 judges from SECTURE. Then Hopefully I'll get my Diploma and Federally Accredited  Guide Credentials.

 Its been tough... thank goodness I didnt have to relearn algebra again. I'm the oldest student…

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Added by BOBBY COX on August 9, 2012 at 10:34am — No Comments

New Kindle Book on Amazon, American & Canadian Expat Writings on Mexico

Available as of today: 

 

http://www.amazon.com/American-Canadian-Expatriate-Writings-ebook/dp/B008U2SKQG/ref=as_li_tf_sw?linkCode=wsw&tag=jusfas-20

 

Alvin Starkman - Casa Machaya Oaxaca Bed & Breakfast

Added by Alvin Starkman on August 7, 2012 at 11:55am — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: Some of My Favorites

Living in Los Cabos:  Some of My Favorites

 

I love my job! I get to see and sell some of the most magnificent properties. I put together this little montage of some of today’s favorites, hope you enjoy the show.

 

http://youtu.be/cJufOPvqNS8

 

 

 

Carol Billups is Broker/Owner of Cabo Realty Pros. She has enjoyed working with both buyers and sellers for over eleven years and still thinks hers…

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Added by Carol Billups on August 6, 2012 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Certified International Property Specialists, International Instructors

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NAR’s International CIPS Instructors. Linda Neil of AMPI La Paz/ MLS Los Cabos is fourth from the right.

Added by John K. Glaab, CIPS on August 6, 2012 at 10:47am — No Comments

Hot Gossip~ Chisme Caliente from Playa del Carmen

Our ears are burning with the hot gossip we are hearing around town here in Playa del Carmen! We won't name, names or say for sure what will come to pass or not, but here is the current chimse~gossip we are hearing about proposed changes and upcoming developments in Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya.

New and Gossip from Playa del Carmen

  • OHL will develop 400 hectares of land, including a 9 hectares municipal park in front of Mayakoba, on the west side of the highway. It will have a…
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Added by Lisa Love Juliot on August 2, 2012 at 6:47pm — No Comments

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