Financing in Mexico: Is it an option?

In the US and Canada, it is quite commonplace to use financing of some sort to buy a home. Here in Mexico, it varies greatly in that most buyers in Puerto Vallarta are cash buyers. Financing in Mexico is admittedly a little tricky, and a potentially far more costly than what foreigners are used to North of the Border. Nevertheless, it is worth investigating all Read More …

Summerproofing your House: It’s time!

Springtime in Puerto Vallarta is a gorgeous time of year! I am definitely loving the low humidity, gentle breezes, and colorful flowers. It’s hard to imagine that in just a month or so, rainy season will be here. May is the most popular month for Summerproofing homes in PV. Summerproofing is the art of making your home water and humidity resistant, and keeping all your Read More …

Puerto Vallarta Real Estate tip: Jacaranda gardening

Todays Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Tip is something easy and fun to do in PV- gardening. I don’t have a yard so I plant things- especially Jacaranda trees- where I think they will do well and look nice! If you have never seen a Jacaranda in bloom, they are arguably the most beautiful tree on earth. So far, after driving to get seeds, we have planted Read More …

Puerto Vallarta Real Estate tip: Don’t overbuy

I was recently asked to write a column with mistakes that buyers make. As I have 16 years in Real Estate here as co-owner and broker of Boardwalk Realty (http://www.boardwalkrealtypv.com), I have seen hundreds and hundreds of buyers along the way. So…..here is your Puerto Vallarta Real Estate tip! Don’t overbuy. You’re looking for a home, not a hotel. There are millions of factors that Read More …

Vallarta Lifestyles: Whats In A Title? A lot.

Titulos and Formalities In Puerto Vallarta, did you know it’s important to address professionals by their title? Unless you’re on a first name basis with your Doctor, he or she is Doctor (masculine form) Garcia or Doctora (feminine form) Diego. However, just as significant are the titles of your engineer Ingeniero or your architect Arquetecto, who are responsible for the building and design of the Read More …

Medical Matters Will Come Around Next Year – Be Prepared

Medical Matters in Puerto Vallarta The title of my column here somehow became “Medical Matters” but this is never to be confused with what is the REAL Medical Matters! This is a massive event that we have in February at the Hotel Marriott Casamagna. Medical Matters began about seven years ago when the US Consular agent and I decided to have a few physicians and Read More …

Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Tip: Cool Rentals

Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Tip: Cool Rentals Have you ever walked around in town a few days and find yourself thinking “I want to expand my horizons. I’m ready for an adventure”? There are many here but getting out to see the areas in a fun vehicle is a good one! Be it north or south up the coast of Banderas Bay or heading East Read More …

Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Tip: Rock Garden

Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Tip: Rock Garden When a person is an artist, there is nothing that is not their canvas! Many people in Mexico shy away from a green lawn unless their condo building takes care of it. Most of us have pot gardens on our terraces, where Bougainvillea bushes often appear as low-maintenance explosions of color. However, some own homes and take out Read More …

Puerto Vallarta Real Estate tip: Tips about buses!

Thanks for checking out Puerto Vallarta Real Estate tip: Tips about buses! When in PV a mistake many visitors make is presuming they are limited to the area their hotel is in because they only walk. However, this can be overcome and you can see other areas, beaches, towns if you expand your limits by learning how to ride in our excellent buses in Puerto Read More …

Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Tip: Why paint tree trunks?

Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Tip: Why paint tree trunks? While many have guessed, “painting tree trunks” is not for style. It’s also not paint! Gardeners and landscapers put a hard substance on tree trunks called “lime mortar” to protect the trees from ants, termites and other insects that could threaten the health of the tree! Now you know! A couple of other tropical garden tricks: Read More …