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Finding your Happy Place in Mexico!

Happy Planet Index ranks Mexico as 2nd happiest country Source: Mexico News Daily You won’t find many countries happier than Mexico. In fact, there’s just one and that’s Costa Rica, according to the Happy Planet Index. Mexico has been ranked No. 2 in the world by the index, described by its creator as a measurement...

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Daytripping in Michoacan

Daytripping in Michoacan

Uruapan, Michoacan, is a short three hour trip from Zihuatanejo and in addition to being a great place to visit in itself, the surrounding villages offer a wide variety of fascinating daytrips. Many visitors have come to Uruapan and using it as a base, have hired a bi-lingual taxi driver to take in the local...

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Real Estate News - July 2016

Real Estate News – July 2016

Welcome to the Second Quarter, 2016 Newsletter. In this edition we look at Mexico’s economic relationship with the U.S.A. and we check out Canada’s new immigration law. In addition to the VISA regulation, covered in the article below, Canada is seeking an increase of Mexican students for scholarships and an increase in temporary agricultural workers....

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Uruapan, Michoacán – Pearl on the Rio Cupatitzio (Part 1)

Uruapan, Michoacán – Pearl on the Rio Cupatitzio (Part 1)

Uruapan, Michoacán was founded in 1547 by Fry Juan de San Miguel. The sixteenth century city results from the amalgamation of nine barrios. Today, there are six, since San Lorenzo dropped out many years ago. The barrios are; La Trinidad, San Francisco, San Juan Evangelista, San Pedro, Santa Maria Magdalena and San Miguel. Each barrio...

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Global Mexico Comes to Banderas Bay

INSTITUTO IMOBILIARIO GLOBAL MEXICO A.C. (IIGM) was officially founded in 2014, in Mexico, by four real estate professionals, with more than 120 years in the Global real estate arena. The group has always believed that PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION for real estate agents in Mexico should be the foundation for anyone wanting to work or invest in...

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Mexico Resort Real Estate Update

Mexico Resort Real Estate Update

From The Settlement Company®   Welcome to our Second Quarter, 2015 Newsletter. In this edition, we bring you a Los Cabos market report courtesy of Martin Posch of Windemere realty, a report from the National Association of Realtors® and economic news from Mexico   President Peña Nieto wraps up state visit as relations thaw Mexico...

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Semana Santa in Uruapan

Semana Santa in Uruapan

  For 55 years the artisans of Michoacán have come to Uruapan for the largest event of its kind in Mexico.  This year more than 300 came from forty-seven pueblos. Michoacán handcrafts and folk art is a Mexican regional tradition centered in the state of Michoacán, in central/western Mexico. Its origins traced back to the...

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Global Real Estate Institute in Mexico

Global Real Estate Institute in Mexico

Global Mexico Real Estate Institute was recently formed by a group of high profile Mexican REALTORS®. It is a bi-lingual, bi-cultural organization dedicated to delivering international education to the Mexican real estate industry. The four founders have a combined experience of more than 120 years in the international real estate arena. Having searched for courses...

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The Fideicomiso will continue, amendment rejected

The Fideicomiso will continue. Amendment to Article 27 of the Mexican Constitution has been Rejected In May of 2013, the Mexican Chamber of Deputies (the lower house) approved legislation which would have amended the Mexican Constitution to permit foreigners to purchase property outright in Mexico’s Restricted Zone which is 100 kilometers from the borders of...

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Spotlight Mexico wraps up a successful 2013

Spotlight Mexico wraps up a successful 2013

  Janet Jensen & Cindy Stanford of SNELL REAL ESTATE ENGEL AND VOLKERS Luxury Home Sales, promoting Mexico at NAR San Francisco In 2013, the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) announced a new program. It would be called Country spotlight. The first year was Spotlight Mexico 2013. (2014 is Australia and 2015 will be Canada)...

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Excitement is Building in Los Cabos

Excitement is Building in Los Cabos

Only a few days left until the biggest ever international real estate event in Mexico arrives. At the moment, 149 have registered for the Forum and 35 for the CIPS Institute, still time to register at http://www.icabo.com/viva-mexico/ High profile leaders are coming to Los Cabos.  Four Senior executives will attend from NAR. These include the...

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NAR Mid-year Meetings, Washington, D.C.

NAR Mid-year Meetings, Washington, D.C.

As usual the midyear meeting of the National Association of Realtors ® (NAR)  had a truly international flavor. The Global Networking Reception presented an opportunity for REALTORS® from around the Globe to renew acquaintances with old friends and make new ones. Dr. Lawrence Yun NAR’s Chief Encomiast shared the podium with La Vaughn Henry from...

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