The Space for Expatriates
Water! How could I have forgotten that? Going back to ‘before’ stuff for a moment: you’ll want to stock up on drinking water. Big Time. First of all, the aqueduct will break. It always does, but we never know how long it will take to fix. So stock up. While you’re at it, get paper plates so…Continue
Added by Carol Billups on August 30, 2014 at 10:13am — No Comments
After all these many years I do not ever recall being up to N on the hurricane names before it’s even September! YIKES! So I figure a few words on storm season are in order. I think we’ll deal with Before/During/After. Frankly the Before and Afters are the most important.
Most of the…Continue
Added by Carol Billups on August 28, 2014 at 3:29pm — No Comments
I love that phrase going around on Facebook. And it perfectly describes what I’m going through selling Casa OZ.
Casa OZ is the most screaming hot deal in Pedregal right now, and the agents who have seen it all agree it’s a bargain. The main house has three bedrooms and 3…Continue
Added by Carol Billups on July 19, 2014 at 11:17am — No Comments
Dream Weaver Inn-Rocky Point(Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico) - Inn Reviews - TripAdvisor…Continue
Added by George Puckett on July 9, 2014 at 4:22am — No Comments
Read the articles including several about Oaxaca, including mezcal, in the most recent issue of All México, here, and soon on newstands somewhere:
Alvin Starkman - http://www.mezcaleducationalexcursions.com
Added by Alvin Starkman on July 6, 2014 at 5:59pm — No Comments
As promised, we’re back on topic with the cost of living in Cabo. Recently I posted the prices of many commodities at the supermarket. For some time now my shopping habits have been dictated not so much by value as time. I need to get in and out as quickly as possible. But if you have the luxury…Continue
Added by Carol Billups on June 18, 2014 at 3:13pm — No Comments
Good afternoon. I was just surfing Amazon and discovered a neat product. It's a group of bags that you can buy for baking chicken, fish and other items in the oven or on the grill. A friend bought some and he thought they were great. You can order bags with Hickory Alder or Mesquite aroma.
I.m going to order some…Continue
Added by George Puckett on June 14, 2014 at 12:36pm — No Comments
We were discussing the cost of living, and we will go back to it. The last post was the cost of groceries in the store, next we’re going to talk some strategies to cut that pretty dramatically. But in the meantime I got sucked into a Facebook discussion about whether to rent or buy if you’re moving to Cabo. And I think what I have to say may be important to someone out there.
First, obviously I *AM* biased. My work is to sell houses, not rent them. So of course I’d rather see…Continue
Added by Carol Billups on June 9, 2014 at 1:57pm — No Comments
We're making updates to the way series books are listed on Amazon.com. Series books are books with multiple volumes — whether they're each complete books, or individual sections of a longer book. To make these books easier for customers to find, in mid-May we're updating how we organize them in the Kindle Store. Your detail pages will now display the title for series books…
Added by George Puckett on June 5, 2014 at 5:29am — No Comments
This Sale Ends Tomorrow-6/15-Father's Day at Midnight
We call it our Hotter Than July book sale. Believe me,…Continue
Added by George Puckett on June 2, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments
Believe it or not, this is the most popular and most heavily read topic on my blog. But it certainly is not the most exciting to write. But, it’s time for an update. So anyway, here are some prices taken from my recent grocery receipts. Most are from MEGA in Cabo San Lucas, with some Costco thrown…Continue
Added by Carol Billups on May 30, 2014 at 11:13am — No Comments
Watching a recent episode of HGTV, a couple from Texas were looking for a Vacation Home in Oliva, Spain. They, as most, would like a lot for a low price.-The view, 3 bedrooms, great location, a private pool, not to old so there was not much or any renovation and all for their budget price.
The realtor kept mentioning “compromise”, and rightly so, as it normally does not matter…Continue
Added by Don & Linda Wright on May 23, 2014 at 3:43am — No Comments
OK, it’s official. I am a tight-wad. Yesterday I put a survey up on Facebook about tipping in Cabo. A lot of the 99 responses were from the Caboholic Support Group, so we need to start with a big THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to take the survey. Now, as promised, here are the results which will…Continue
Added by Carol Billups on May 21, 2014 at 2:48pm — No Comments
Amazon.com: "Mexico-More Expatriates Insights the Sequel" (Mexico Insights Volume 2) eBook: George Puckett, Alvin Starkman, Marla Kostis, Jane Onstott, Kevin Simpson, David MacLean, William Michael, Robin Miller, Roxana McDade: Kindle Store …Continue
Added by George Puckett on May 21, 2014 at 1:59am — No Comments
If you have combined highest balances in foreign bank accounts, financial accounts, including accounts not owned by you but on which you sign, you must file an FBAR each year or incur a $10,000 per year penalty for failure to file. The Banks in Mexico will this year start reporting that information to the IRS who will then match it against filed FBARs and start assessing those penalties. We recommend you begin filing immediately and look into filing for past unfiled years.
Added by Don D. Nelson on May 4, 2014 at 11:08am — No Comments
This morning someone started a thread on a popular group about Cabo on Facebook. Her question was ‘who is the best realtor to work with in Cabo?’ Reading the suggestions (and thanks to those who nominated me) I realized that very few people know what to look for in a realtor. And trust me: the nice guy…Continue
Added by Carol Billups on April 29, 2014 at 2:58pm — No Comments
Here's my latest artist about a talented young minuatures artist from Oaxaca, who deserves greater exposure:
Alvin Starkman - Mezcal Educational…Continue
Added by Alvin Starkman on April 29, 2014 at 10:56am — No Comments
It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood! Is that familiar?
I really feel good today because the weather here in Tucson is perfect. I might work in my Patio Office today.
I have a gift for everyone today. It's a copy of my new book, Mexico-Places in the Heart. It will be available as a fr-ee download until April 30. I am including a link for the USA &…Continue
Here's a link to a brand new article, a down and dirty two hour walking tour of downtown Oaxaca, just to get you started: http://www.casamachaya.com/1/category/walking-tour-oaxaca/1.html
My specialty, however, is Mezcal Educational Excursions of Oaxaca (http://www.ads.oaxacacalendar.com/MEE/)
Added by Alvin Starkman on April 15, 2014 at 3:49pm — No Comments
Here's a link to my latest article: Mezcal & Chocolate: The Ties That Bind, And Undo:
Alvin Starkman: Mezcal Educational Excursions of Oaxaca
Added by Alvin Starkman on April 12, 2014 at 8:55am — No Comments