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Real Estate in the NAFTA Countries

Real Estate in the NAFTA Countries

  Each of the three NAFTA countries has a strong real estate association. This helps buyers and sellers be assured of solid, safe, legal transactions. The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) is the body governing the industry in Canada. It also owns the trade mark for MLS (Multiple Listing Service) in Canada. In November of...

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Mexico Pushes Back Against Texas and U.S. Travel Alerts

We are off to a slow start this year in the Tourism and Real Estate Sectors. Mexico, in large part due to industrial activity, is riding out the global economic crisis. The real estate market in the tourist zone remains soft, but there are some a few bright spots and REALTORS® are entering the year...

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Mexican economy faring well

Mexican Housing Industry Predicted to Remain Stable Ariel Cano Cuevas is the Director General of Vivienda, Mexico’s national housing agency. He delivered the key note speech at the recent Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals (AMPI) Toma de Protesta (Inauguration) in Mexico City. During the presentation he announced new initiatives for two social housing agencies,...

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AMPI news April/May

AMPI and NAR Renew Working Agreement The Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals (AMPI) and the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) have renewed their working relationship and affiliation.   Below are some of the key points outlined in the agreement: ·         AMPI will prepare a marketing program and will encourage its members to become members...

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AMPI and NAR Renew Working Agreement

The Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals (AMPI) and the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) have renewed their working relationship and affiliation. Below are some of the key points outlined in the agreement: AMPI will prepare a marketing program and will encourage its members to become members of NAR’s InternationalSection. NAR will  promote AMPI international...

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More optimism about Mexico’s economy

Despite the global slowdown, multinational CEOs are generally upbeat on Latin America‘s business outlook this year, according to a Latin Business Chronicle survey. Nissan, the Japanese auto manufacturer, will invest more than 1.9 billion dollars in the construction of a new car plant in Aguascalientes. This could be the most important foreign direct investment (FDI)...

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Mexican Housing Industry Predicted to Remain Stable

Mexican Housing Industry Predicted to Remain Stable

Ariel Cano Cuevas is the Director General ofVivienda,Mexico’s national housing agency. He delivered the key note speech at the recent Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals (AMPI) Toma de Protesta (Innauguration) inMexico City. During the presentation he announced new initiatives for two social housing agencies, INFONAVIT and FOVISSTE. He concluded his remarks by predicting the...

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Morelia, City of Light

Morelia, City of Light

Latin America’s Illuminated City Gets More Lights


Morelia is more than the political capital of Michoacan, it is also the cultural center. In 2003, the city embarked on an activity, ”Plan Luz.”  Buildings and historical monuments are lit up at night. The architecture is a true sixteenth century jewel. In 2010, Morelia was named, “Latin America’s Illuminated City,”  by the organization, Lighting...

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REALTORS ® Seize the Day

REALTORS ® Seize the Day

This year’s National Association of Realtors® (NAR) annual Conference and Trade Show was held in Anaheim, California. The theme comes from the fact that with low interest rates and lower prices for homes now is the moment to buy. (Or Seize the Moment) The attendance of 20,000 exceeded expectations that 18,000 would be there. A...

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Busy month for the Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals (AMPI)

October was a busy month for the Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals (AMPI). The association staged two significant conferences. The first was the annual FORUM of the Mexico City AMPI Section. It is always the largest in the country, with more than 600 attending this year. Marcelo Ebrard Governor of the Federal District. District...

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New members Elected to AMPI’s National Advisory Council

New members Elected to AMPI’s National Advisory Council

Ten new members have been elected to the National Advisory Board of the Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals (AMPI). The election took place at AMPI’s Annual General Assembly held in Merida, Yucatan. Armando Trujillo of Guadalajara led the balloting followed by Linda Neil of La Paz/Los Cabos. Others elected were Rogelio Ledesma of Queretaro,...

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FORUM: The future of business and real estate in Mexico

FORUM: The future of business and real estate in Mexico

Miami Based Journalist Speaks to Mexican REALTORS® More than 600 members of the Mexican Association of Mexican Realtors (AMPI) from Western Mexico met recently in Guadalajara. They came to attend the twenty first annual Forum of the AMPI Section in that city. The Key Note address was given by Andres Oppenheimer from the Miami Herald....

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