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Mexico's Economy is Strong, says central bank

Mexico’s Economy is Strong, says central bank

Augustin Carstens, the Governor of the Central Bank of Mexico (Banxico) said last week that the country has the elements necessary to face the problems generated by the U.S. debt and the Euro zone nations. In a media conference, Carstens said that the accumulation of international reserves, low interest rates and fiscal consolidation are some...

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Realtors® Congregate In Washington

More than 8,000 members of The National Association of Realtors® met in Washington, D.C. for the mid year meetings held each year in May. While most were from the United States, others were from around the world including Mexico. Sergio Gomez, Vice President of the Association of Mexican Real Estate Processionals (AMPI) and John Glaab...

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Purchasing Mexican Real Estate

Purchasing Mexican Real Estate

Buyer Beware and other Common Sense Tips


Those of us working in the Mexican real estate industry are frequently asked the same question.  “Is it safe to buy real estate in Mexico?” The answer is “Yes, if you follow certain guidelines.” In which case, your purchase is as safe as it would be in Canada, the United States, or elsewhere. Only a...

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AMPI National Inauguration

AMPI National Inauguration

New Leadership


The Mexican Association of Mexican Real Estate Professionals (AMPI) has a new President: Adan Larracilla of Puebla, Puebla, has been sworn in, replacing outgoing President Hector Obregon of Leon, Guanajuato Also at the ceremony, Sergio Gomez became AMPI’s new Vice President and ten members representing a broad cross section of the Republic, joined the National...

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ProMexico and Mexico Trade Negotiations

ProMexico and Mexico Trade Negotiations

New Head Appointed for ProMexico President Felipe Calderone has appointed Carlos Guzman Bofil as the head of the country’s investment and export authority known as ProMexico. Mr. Guzman has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Iberoamericana, a Masters in engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Master’s degree in business administration...

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Meetings, Developments, Investments

Meetings, Developments, Investments

and Retiring in Mexico


The Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals (AMPI) recently held its 39th Annual Conference and Trade Show in Monterrey, N.L. Members assembled from across Mexico to exchange ideas, hear speakers on various subjects of interest, network, socialize and hold AMPI’s annual meeting. Two special events took place during the week. The first was the signing...

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Major Real Estate Meetings

Major Real Estate Meetings

Both the Mexican Association of Real estate Professionals (AMPI) and the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) will be having educational events, in the middle of the fourth quarter of 2010. The National Association of Realtors will meet in New Orleans November 5-8th, for NARDI gras. A wide variety of educational events will be included along...

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Mexican Competitiveness

Mexican Competitiveness

In the Global Marketplace & A Glimpse of Michoacán


Mexico Has Become the Best-Cost Country for Manufacturing Mexico is now considered the best country for the United States to do business with, according to the business advisory firm AlixPartners’ recent study on manufacturing and outsourcing costs index. The study provides American companies who do international businesses, with more accurate and understandable information of foreign...

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Perspectives on the Real Estate Industry

Perspectives on the Real Estate Industry

The 19th Real Estate FORUM The 19th Real Estate FORUM was presented this year by the Guadalajara section of the Mexican Association of Real Estate Professionals (AMPI) with more than 400 realtors in attendance for talks, Perspectives on the Real Estate Industry.  Following the national anthem and parading of the flag by the drum and...

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Second Annual Resort Homes Conference

If you are interested in Mexico’s dynamic second homes market and want to combine business and pleasure, then save the date and make plans to attend the MINT Second Homes Conference and Expo on April 19-20, 2007 in Cancun, Mexico, which will be officially opened by Lic. Rodolfo Elizando Torres, Mexico’s Secretary of Tourism. TradEx,...

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AMPI Joins Realtors® and Invades New Orleans

It was the largest invasion, including foreigners since the French troops arrived in 1815 for the Battle of New Orleans. A big difference, this group was here to “help rebuild New Orleans.” The Conference set attendance records with over 25,000 Realtors® attending. This resulted from a year long campaign by NAR. Fifty countries were represented...

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AMPI and NAR Sign Joint Venture Agreement

The National Association of Realtors© has formally signed its first joint reciprocal membership agreement with a foreign real estate organization. NAR President-elect Pat Vredevoogd Combs executed the agreement with the Mexican real estate association, Asociacion Mexicana de Professionales Inmobiliarios, (AMPI) at AMPI’s 50th anniversary meeting in Mexico City, in October, 2006 Because of this historic...

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