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Living in Los Cabos: Punta Arena F-1

 

Here’s a brief video of a new listing that would be perfect for someone moving to Cabo as well as a vacation home.

 

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Carol Billups is Broker/Owner of Cabo Realty Pros. She has enjoyed working with both buyers and sellers for over thirteen years and still thinks hers is the best job on earth.…

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Added by Carol Billups on December 24, 2014 at 11:32am — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: Tis the Season…. For Chocolate

 

People sometimes ask “Don’t you miss the changing of the seasons?” No, I don’t miss COLD at all! And besides, we have plenty of seasons here in Cabo San Lucas. Obviously we have high season, windy season, turtle season and whale season (we won’t mention hurricane season just yet). And we’ve got Chocolate…

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Added by Carol Billups on December 3, 2014 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: 10 Reasons to Cabo NOW

Facebook is breaking my heart. On one hand I see wonderful postings about how every man, woman and child is working their buns off in the clean-up/recovery effort and what great strides they…

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Added by Carol Billups on September 29, 2014 at 6:15pm — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: Are We Confused Yet?

Yikes what a day! I’ve been working the phones trying to find the earliest flight home and it’s a mad-house. None of the airlines seem to be taking reservations yet, but they all have a different idea of when the airport will re-open. It’s taken all day to compile this, and I figure there may be someone else who needs the info, too, so I might as well post it. I plan on checking daily… it will be interesting to see how it…

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Added by Carol Billups on September 25, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: Lessons Learned After the Worst

We were prepared for a storm, not a natural disaster. As anyone reading this probably knows Cabo was trashed on Sunday night, September 15, 2014, by Hurricane Odile. On Saturday we went to bed with the prediction of a near miss by a Category 1 hurricane. When we woke up on Sunday the prediction had been changed: a direct hit by a Category 4. By that time there was really not much to do but maybe buy more food and stress.…

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Added by Carol Billups on September 24, 2014 at 3:51pm — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: Stormy Weather Part 3

 

There’s no doubt about it. Getting ready for and actually making it through the storm are a lot easier than living with the after-math. Now is when we need to address the damage.

 

Obviously the first priority is any injuries; that must be the first focus. The reason you got…

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Added by Carol Billups on September 2, 2014 at 2:20pm — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: Stormy Weather Part 2

 

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…

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Added by Carol Billups on August 30, 2014 at 10:13am — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: Stormy Weather

 

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…

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Added by Carol Billups on August 28, 2014 at 3:29pm — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys

 

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…

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Added by Carol Billups on July 19, 2014 at 11:17am — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: Cutting Your Cost of Living

 

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…

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Added by Carol Billups on June 18, 2014 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: We Interrupt This Topic

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…

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Added by Carol Billups on June 9, 2014 at 1:57pm — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: The cost of groceries 2014

 

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…

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Added by Carol Billups on May 30, 2014 at 11:13am — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: Tipping Survey 2014

 

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…

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Added by Carol Billups on May 21, 2014 at 2:48pm — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: Choosing Your Realtor

 

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…

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Added by Carol Billups on April 29, 2014 at 2:58pm — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: Trust Me!

 

Several people have suggested I update the blog with more on the basics; as the blog grows it’s getting harder to find the very important information on how we own property in Mexico safely. And especially in light of the recent news I figure there is no better time to re-visit the topic of Fideicomisos, or trusts.

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Added by Carol Billups on February 13, 2014 at 3:16pm — 1 Comment

Tucson KOLD Channel 13 reports on Cruise Ship Home port

I am so happy that Dan Marries wrote this article and shared it. In the past, several years ago, have you Arizonans noticed that when the Phoenix and Tucson TV stations showed the weather, it showed Rocky Point on their map? They would refer to Rocky Point as having great weather for the weekend, etc. After all the bad press, that really hurt Arizonans, the downturn in the economy , here is the rest of what I wrote, then KOLD's report, and check out the…

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Added by Robin Miller on February 5, 2014 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: Pay Up!

You’ve still got a week left to save big on your property taxes here in Cabo! Yes, depending on your definition of big.

 

When clients ask me about property taxes, especially if they are considering moving here, I always tell them not to worry. Annual property tax is simply not an issue here. For example, one of our listings is a three bedroom home in a gated community known as Maranata with community pool and party area. It is located on the corridor only about 3 minutes…

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Added by Carol Billups on January 27, 2014 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: Real Estate 2013 Stats

 

Year End Real Estate Report: Baja California Sur

 

Summary

It’s traditional at this time of year to look back and see what the old year brought and what that might bode for the year to come. In real estate it’s…

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Added by Carol Billups on December 31, 2013 at 11:12am — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: It’s a Wrap!

 

I feel just like Martha Stewart today, passing on decorating hints. But really, I think my client is just sooo clever that I wanted to pass this along.

 

You know how you’re on the beach and the vendors come by with those gorgeous pareos or sarongs, and you just can’t resist. So you buy one. Which is great while you’re in Cabo; you can wear it anywhere and feel all sorts of glam. But when you get home? Obviously you’re not going to work wrapped up in a sarong…

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Added by Carol Billups on December 26, 2013 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Living in Los Cabos: Cost of Auto Maintenance

 

I shouldn’t admit to this, much less blog about it, but in the interest providing more information about the cost of living in Los Cabos I finally can comment on the cost of auto maintenance. For those who don’t know me personally, I drive a bright blue PT Cruiser. It has been such a wonderful car that, although in my profession it is customary to change cars every year or so, I just can’t give it up. It has been perfectly trouble free, which means that it hasn’t asked for…

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Added by Carol Billups on August 14, 2013 at 1:33pm — No Comments

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