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October 2009 Blog Posts (51)

Develop a little gratitude

I had a social network on one of my sites a few years ago. We had about a thousand members. I finally took it down when the stress of dealing with the ungrateful ones outweighed (in my opinion) the appreciation of those who were thankful for having somewhere to converse with like-minded people. Now it looks like George is getting some flack from people who don't appreciate the classifieds section. Here are my two cents.

I placed a free ad with MMS Classifieds touting my map-making… Continue

Added by Mexico Mike on October 31, 2009 at 9:40am — 3 Comments

TGIF Where's Happy Hour?

In Puerto Vallarta that means Thank Goodness It's Fun. Please come visit me:

Added by William Michael on October 30, 2009 at 8:23am — No Comments

Now we're talking paradise, Sailing

Sailing on the Banderas Bay, Puerto Vallarta and the living is easy. Beautiful Seas, Pleasing Staff, Food, Beverage and enjoying life. Visit my Web Site for more details:

Added by William Michael on October 29, 2009 at 8:55am — No Comments

Viva Veracruz – Not Just Ancient History!

Veracruz, Mexico will fill your senses and satisfy your adventurous spirit with hidden treasures to entice any investor or tourist. With so much to offer, it is a wonder why North American tourists are only now discovering its unique beauty, though European and Mexican tourists have long chosen Veracruz as a favorite destination for vacation properties.

So Much To Explore!

The incredibly diverse terrain along with the rich history, provides so much to explore and… Continue

Added by Staccey Wright on October 29, 2009 at 4:48am — No Comments

Merging AMPI and the Puerto Penasco MLS or real estate asscoaition

I am a 24 year veteran RE Broker in Cabo. I have heard that the Puerto Penasco AMPI group has absorbed a grass roots MLS type organization there and I wonder how that happened, what the logictics were, etc. I'd like to talk to a veteran there.
I helped start our local MLS and now the members who joined AMPI as well are interested in us merging. We are well along the negaotiating path, but I'd like input from any who have accomplished this and will gladly share our experience.

Added by Dooglas PI on October 28, 2009 at 12:51pm — 1 Comment


Wednesday, October 28, 2009


The cost of living in Guadalajara is much lower than the USA - see my previous blog on this. But what many people don't realize is that also salaries are very low compared to the USA.

In a recent report from the Secretaria del Trabajo y Prevision Social, which got its date from a national survey on jobs ( best paying job are in transportation… Continue

Added by Mercy Stirling de Duenas on October 28, 2009 at 12:13pm — 1 Comment

Margarita Mind: How to Avoid It; A Guide to Buying Mexico Real Estate Safely & Sanely Here's the first chapter!


It's ready! I did it! I beat my deadline and completed my first e book! It wasn't easy, my computer started overheating, the internet went down just when I needed to send it to my webmaster, and my Adobe 8.0 just refused to let me secure the document.

My web designers are angels and have taken a lot of the load off of me.

Without the editing expertise of my husband Ira, I would never been able to meet the deadline. He is a professional editor, my… Continue

Added by Susan Fogel on October 28, 2009 at 11:21am — No Comments

Nuevo Vallarta & Puerto Vallarta Residents

My friend Paul is opening his latest restaurant, Willows. Today, Wednesday 28 October 2009 at 3:00 P.M. Paul is having his Grand Opening with free food and beverages. For details please visit my web site:


William Michael

Real Estate Services, Just of… Continue

Added by William Michael on October 28, 2009 at 8:17am — No Comments


REAL ESTATE all around the strongest economies in the world has been severely damaged due the economic global financial crisis, that is not new news.

There are so many marketing strategies Real Estate Professionals, national and local governments are using to mitigate those effects or to reactivate the market in which each realtor do business.

Mexico is not an exception. As everyone knows the Real Estate global crisis… Continue

Added by Heidi Wosak on October 27, 2009 at 12:58pm — 1 Comment

It's All About Art in Puerto Vallarta

Paradise and Art is like chocolate and good wine. The combination is too satisfying for words. Each Wednesday ectasy is reached in Puerto Vallarta. Please visit me at:

Added by William Michael on October 27, 2009 at 12:13pm — No Comments

On the Road in Mexico! Puerto Penasco to Yuma!

The new coastal highway between Puerto Penasco and El Golfo de Santa Clara, and then the new "connector" between the coastal highway and Highway 2, just east of San Luis, is my destination. Actually, Yuma to see my friends Kathy and Lee is my destination, but this new route is exciting! I am told it will save an hour and a half from the "usual" route of Puerto Penasco to Sonoita/Lukeville to Gila Bend to Yuma, or the more adventurous route along the treacherous Mexico Highway 2 through the… Continue

Added by Gretchen Corpe Ellinger on October 27, 2009 at 7:39am — No Comments


Cost of living in Guadalajara Oct. 2009 Wow – Mexico on 20 dollars a day? Yeah…right…I don’t think so – maybe back in the 50’s!!! But there is still a BIG difference between the cost of living in the US and Mexico. My daughter lives in San Jose (Silicon Valley) and believe me, there is a huge huge HUGE difference between Guadalajara (our Silicon Valley of the South!!!)

• Housing in Guadalajara ( I am NOT talking Chapala here I am talking the… Continue

Added by Mercy Stirling de Duenas on October 26, 2009 at 10:17pm — 3 Comments

Time to Tango in Puerto Vallarta

TangoFor this and other fun things, please visit me at:

Added by William Michael on October 26, 2009 at 9:53am — No Comments

On November 19 and 20, producers for the Jim Lehrer News Hour on PBS will visit Puerto Vallarta

On November 19 and 20, producers for the Jim Lehrer News Hour on PBS will visit Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

The News Hour reporters will be preparing a segment on various aspects of healthcare issues for U.S. expats living in Mexico. The News Hour is interested in exploring questions such as how expats access and pay for care in Mexico, and what their opinions are regarding quality of care available in both private and public healthcare settings.

Americans for Medicare… Continue

Added by George Puckett on October 26, 2009 at 12:27am — No Comments

Run for your Life!

Tomorrow is the first half marathon in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. This and more on Puerto Vallarta Daily:

Added by William Michael on October 24, 2009 at 8:57am — No Comments

Special: Cancel Your Timshare

I was reading my Google mail this morning and I saw an ad with the title, "Timeshare Fraud." It attracted my attention because I feel that I was a victim about 10 years ago in Mazatlan. I clicked on the ad and was taken to a very interesting website of the Mexican Law firm of "Gonzalez & Gonzalez." They are located in Zapopan, Jalisco.

I skimmed their website and found it very interesting. If the claims they make are true, then they… Continue

Added by George Puckett on October 24, 2009 at 3:30am — 1 Comment

Monarch Butterfly Migration Update 10/23/09

Monarchs Crossing Mexico by the Thousands At last! Thousands and thousands of monarchs appeared across northern Mexico this week. Observers in the state of Coahuila say this is the best migration they’ve seen in years. Señora Rocío Treviño, who coordinates Mexico's migration-tracking program Correo Real, forwarded the news. She wrote late Tuesday night after her spectacular monarch-watching day:

October 20: Saltillo,… Continue

Added by David Moulton on October 23, 2009 at 10:32am — 1 Comment

Time to Fall Back

In Mexico we set our clocks back one hour before we go to bed this Saturday. The US and Canada will catch up with us November 1st.

Added by William Michael on October 23, 2009 at 10:11am — No Comments

US hits back at drug cartel


US hits back at drug cartell

300 arrested in swoop on 'La Familia,' ultra-violent Mexican meth network

By Elliot Spagat and Sean Murphy


Tucson, Arizona | Published: 10.23.2009

OKLAHOMA CITY — In the largest single strike at Mexican drug operations in the U.S., authorities arrested more than 300 people in a sting that demonstrates an upstart cartel's vast reach north of the border.

The… Continue

Added by George Puckett on October 23, 2009 at 9:55am — 1 Comment

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