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Restoring a Mexican hacienda Karen Witynski and Joe P. Carr

In the late '90s we became captivated by the richness of the Yucatan region's hacienda architecture and the history of its multilayered civilizations. Trailing through myriad Maya villages and down ove... read more

A real estate overview of Puerto Vallarta

- around the Bay of Banderas The real estate market can be divided into five distinct zones. The most northern zone, in the STATE OF NAYARIT, is approximately 45 minutes from central downt... read more

The Insider's Guide: Mexico's Lake Chapala and Ajijic Reviewed by Allan Cogan

I'm filled with admiration and respect for The Insider's Guide. Its 368 pages are so complete and comprehensive and so well thought out and so well organized. Teresa Kendrick and her colleagues have done a wonderful job of providing and packaging a full authoritative range of information, not only for long and short-term residents of the Lake Chapala area but also for those many people who seem to be contemplating coming here either to live as permanent retiree-residents or as snowbirds. read more

Head for Mexico: The Renegade Guide by Don Adams Reviewed by Allan Cogan

Don Adams and his collaborators have produced a guide that's aimed directly at those people up north who are contemplating coming here, either permanently or for lengthy annual visits. The resulting volume is, in my opinion, a real winner. The various chapters are divided into topics such as putting your financial affairs in order and arranging for transfers of money.... read more

Six books by Karen Witynski and Joe Carr Reviewed by Allan Cogan

These six wonderful books hit a real soft spot because I'm an ardent admirer of Mexican creativity as it exhibits itself so lavishly in art, architecture, the design of everyday objects and the bold approach to color. And I particularly enjoy good photographic books, which these essentially are. read more

Lloyd Mexico Economic Report May 2004

Table of Contents Good year for investment Business reputations Property as an investment Revival i... read more

Mexico real estate: rental and sales contracts Adriana Perez Flores

We talked about this subject a few months ago, but recently we have worked with three cases of people being ripped off for their deposits on Mexico real estate. Two were deposits on purchasing a Mexico... read more

Buying a home in Mexico Amy Gray Kirkcaldy

Who would have thought that buying a house in Mexico would be such a scandal? Maybe it should have occurred to me beforehand that I would encounter some very unusual problems while trying to acquire pr... read more

Linking up with the Chapala Lakeside: to rent or buy? Marvin West

Once upon a time, in the previous century, an old journalist and his still-beautiful bride were pondering retirement and escape from Washington, D.C. They had roots and land on the original TVA lake i... read more

Lloyd Mexico Economic Report - October 2001


Finding and remodeling a "fixer-upper" home in Mexico Ed Fesler

"Inventory of housing" were words I didn't understand very well - until a friend from the U.S. asked me to find him an inexpensive old "fixer-upper" in this colonial city. He's an environmentalist so I... read more

House Hunting In Aguascalientes Larry Landwehr

Mary and I went to Aguascalientes on the last day of September to look for a house to rent. Harry and Alejandro had left the previous day, traveling by bus. We offered them a ride in the White Bullet (... read more

Buying a new condo in Mexico Karen Blue

On April 1st, I bought a new condo as a rental. That should have been a warning. Fool! If you've been reading my columns you know what I went through to gut out my own house and rebuild it, and you've ... read more

Mexico City: Urban deconstruction Elena Nichols

Calle Moneda in Mexico City dead-ends at the zocalo, and is virtually a pedestrian walkway. © Rick Meyer, 2001 With a population oscillating at around 20 million, streets jammed with cars, and bui... read more

Building a House In Mexico Discussion Thread Forum

As some of you know, Glenna and I bought a building lot just north of Zihuatanejo. We were thinking we wanted to build a little house (600 - 900 sq ft) in a few years. But with the peso appearing to stabilize,inflation projected at 20-30% for the next year, and the recognition that if we don't build, we'll still be paying to stay in a hotel, we're thinking of building this winter.

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A ten year retrospective of Puerto Vallarta real estate Marla Hoover

*Statistics from Multi List Vallarta The last decade of the millennium has brought a multitude of changes to the real estate market of Puerto Vallarta. The effects of this can be seen by the expansion... read more

Mexico real estate: property appraisals Judy King

(Disclaimer: All prices quoted in this article are accurate as of February, 2000. In addition, there are ALWAYS exceptions!) It is helpful for newcomers to Mexico to review the basics of property eval... read more

Buying property in Mexico: Watch out for landmines Karen Blue

Anyone interested in purchasing land Lakeside has watched the prices skyrocket over the last two years. It's next to impossible to find single lots because the contractors are buying open land, subdivi... read more

How foreigners can purchase real estate in Mexico's restricted areas Gaceta Consular

Foreigners can buy or invest in real estate in Mexico without any restriction, except in the coastal and border areas. There, foreign individuals and branches of foreign corporations can have 100% cont... read more

Architecture of Mexico: coastal architecture Tim Street-Porter

From the book "CASA MEXICANA" ©1989 Tim Street-Porter, published by Stewart, Tabori & Chang, New York. Reproduced by special permission of the publisher and author.    The c... read more

Building costs in the Chapala area Discussion Thread Forum

My wife and I have just returned from Ajijic. While there we toured real estate with a very competent man. We are currently negotiating for a property which is a walled lot with all utilities installed, a basic foundation, cistern, etc. for a small home. What we are trying to determine now is what the cost per square foot will be for average construction. We realize that costs can very greatly due to luxury ammenities. That's why I indicated average or middle of the road construction costs. Any help you can offer will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Your home in Mexico: to rent, buy or build? Karen Blue

Updated May, 2009 Are you renting in Mexico or did you buy? Why? Can you own your house outright? These are questions I’m frequently asked. Generally, my recommendation is to rent for at least six... read more

Architecture of Mexico: the houses of Luis Barragan Tim Street-Porter

Although trained as an engineer, Barragán discovered he had a closer affinity with architecture. He did not receive formal training and never officially became an architect (which did not prevent him from receiving the Pritzker Award, architecture’s "Nobel Prize," in 1980). read more

Rental Income Discussion Thread Forum

We have seen long discussions on the subject of working in Mexico. I am curious about how it is to own rental property for income in Mexico. I'm thinking mainly in
terms of a condo or two which would probably be in an area like Ajijic or in one of the coastal resort areas and would probably be rented out to vacationing
Americans and Canadians.

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