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Espanol - abajo!! We are 1,200 miles from the US border...and Mexico has been trying to recouperate from the decline in the housing in the USA! See, most of our buyers on the border and coasts are foreigners - the #1 buyer being from the USA. Because most of the buyers here pay CASH based on refi...
Posted about 4 years ago
Want to see what mortagages are like here in Mexico? Here is a link to a web page that compares all the different large banks that lend..looks like the average is about 13% annual interest rate..with 20% down.   http://www.metroscubicos.com/m3/Articulo.m3?titulo=Distintas%20ofertas%20de%20financi...
Posted about 4 years ago
  Construction costs are different all over Mexico. I remember when I lived in Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point, Sonora) I couldn't believe the amount of construction that was going on - and yet I thought, where are they getting the workers from!? Penasco was closer to Phoenix and Tucson than it was t...
Posted about 4 years ago
Lordie!     Thank goodness I have my own house and don't need to get a mortgage! This article (in Spanish) by Metrocubicos out of Mexico City has a graph (above) that shows that type of salary you need to make in order to qualify for a mortgage loan in Mexico - and based on the fact that you put ...
Posted about 4 years ago
I attended the NAR convention last year and had such a great time going through the incredible stands that they had. I purchased a  few scarves with houses on them, some earings and pins with little diamonds (well, crystals!) in the form of a house!! I have gotten so much attention when I wear th...
Posted over 4 years ago
Saludos a todos - soy Mercy Duenas y tengo una inmobiliaria en Guadalajara. Soy originaria de Tucson, Arizona pero tengo casi toda mi vida viviendo aqui en la tierra tapatia!! Creo que deberian de promover mas este sitio ya que hay muchos que se dedican a bienes raices en los EUA que podrian comp...
Posted over 4 years ago
La tercera edad - that is way they say SENIOR CITIZENS in Spanish. So I guess, the first age must be from 1-30, the second age 30-60 and the third age is probably 60 and up...oh Lordie...the third age is coming up fast!! All the sudden, in Guadalajara - Mexico's second largest city, they are find...
Posted over 4 years ago
I had the opportunity in 2008 at the Orlando NAR convention to be a speaker (presenter? trainer?) on the DOING BUSINESS IN MEXICO course that they have prepared in order to help NAR convention attendees to understand a little bit more on what exactly the process for purchasing property is in Mexi...
Posted over 4 years ago
You have been offered an incredible opportunity of working outside the USA! Your family is excited about the move but a little concerned about what to do with the kids schooling. Will you send them to a local public school? Will you send them to a private school? Who  is going to pay for that?!! ...
Posted over 4 years ago
Many times it is hard to get information on Mexico real estate that actually can site official numbers and sources. There is a magazine called INMOBILIARE that is in English and Spanish and I think that it is a great source for information on their ONLINE edition. Check it out http://inmobiliare....
Posted over 4 years ago
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Though I am an American - I have lived most of my life in Guadalajara Mexico. I love this city! I love the people, the culture, the values and the weather!!! I want to share with all of you information about our city and perhaps, one day, you might have a referral to send our way!