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Uruapan, Michoacan - a city of Festivals

Uruapan, Michoacan – a city of Festivals

All year long there are festivals occurring in Uruapan. The two most noteworthy and that fill the hotels are; Noche de Muertos (Night of the Dead) and Semana Santa (Holy Week) The first is November 1 and the second is Holy Week. Michoacan is the center of the part pagan, part Christian celebration of Noche...

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Mexico in Real Estate Spotlight for 2013

International Real Estate Spotlight Shines on Mexico The National Association of Realtors® has announced a new program to Spotlight A level affiliated, premium countries. During the first year (2013) the Spotlight will be on Mexico. Australia will be in the Spotlight in 2014 and Canada in 2015. What does it mean? Below are just a...

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International Real Estate Spotlight Shines on Mexico

The National Association of Realtors® has announced a new program to Spotlight A level affiliated, premium countries. During the first year (2013) the Spotlight will be on Mexico. Australia will be in the Spotlight in 2014 and Canada in 2015. What does it mean? Below are just a few of the features of the Spotlight...

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AMPI’s 41st Annual Conference – a Huge Success

The Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals (AMPI) recently held its annual, conference and trade show in Guadalajara and Tequila. Those attending called it a “HUGE” success.  The word HUGE could refer to the number attending. Nearly 900 came to Jalisco for the event. There were educational events, social events, a trade show, the Annual...

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41st Annual AMPI Conference – preliminary report

While the 41st Annual Conference of the Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals (AMPI), this year in Guadalajara, does not officially start until tomorrow, many preliminary events are already underway. This includes several education courses. Meetings of the National Advisory Board, the Presidents of Sections and the Regional Coordinators. Yesterday, Linda Neil and Mercy Duenas...

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Mexico Resort Real Estate Update

Mexico Resort Real Estate Update

Welcome to our Third Quarter Newsletter. As I write this, there are major political problems around the world and the global economy continues on a rather bumpy road. The International Monetary Fund is working on bailouts and in the United States; The Federal Reserve Board has announced action and will spend $ 40 Billion a...

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Retiring in Mexico, big topic at San Miguel event

San Miguel de Allende was the location of two successful real estate events, recently. Day one was sponsored by AMAR (Retirement Community Association).  Javier Govi made the key note speech to an audience of over 80. Among those attending were architects, investors, developers, some from the medical and related industries (I sat next to the...

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Upcoming (AMPI) sponsored events, Save the Dates

Upcoming Asociación Mexicana de Profesionales Inmobiliarios (AMPI), Mexican Real Estate Association, Sponsored events:   AMPI Real Estate and Tourism Symposium – Sept 20 – 23, 2012, in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato.  Certification courses and conferences, networking and social events, as well as property tours, a golf tournament, and an equine exhibition event.   International...

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Mexico Real Estate Market Mid-Year Wrap Up

David Pullen in Puerto Vallarta, Martin Posch in Los Cabos, and Bob Findlay in Manzanillo, have sent brief reports on the latest in their markets.   From David Pullen of PV Realty, Puerto Vallarta: The Puerto Vallarta market has been through three difficult years and we are starting to see signs of improvement with increased...

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Mexico Elects A New President and Changes Parties

The Mexican electorate has voted to bring back the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) after twelve years of government by PAN.   In elections held July 1, Enrique Peña Nieto, the PRI’s candidate garnered 39.19% of the popular vote. Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador of the PRD party was second with 32.40% of the vote, followed by...

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President Calderon Declares G-20 A Success

  The G-20, (the Group of Twenty), is a group of finance ministers and central bank governors from 20 major economies: 19 countries plus the European Union.  The G-20 was proposed by former Prime Minister of Canada Paul Martin as a forum for cooperation and consultation on matters pertaining to the international financial system. The first Summit was held in...

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REALTORS® Rally in Washington, D.C.

Each year, the National Association of Realtors® presents two meetings for its members and REALTORS® from around the world. The May meeting is known as the Mid Year Meeting and the one in November is known as the REALTORS® Conference and Expo. Attendance at that meeting is usually about 22,000 with the midyeardrawing about 10,000....

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