Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Tip: Capital Gain Exemption

Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Tip: Capital Gain Exemption Hi dear readers! Here is a good article discussing the exemptions to taxes allowed by Mexican law. The only exemption is for primary residence though improvements and strategies can help as well. The exemption relates to something called an “UDI”. This was created some years ago to help lenders who were nervous to lend in Mexico due 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 …

Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Tip: Vacations without Electronics

Today’s Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Tip: Vacations without Electronics A vacation should mean no interruptions, but more and more often, we can’t put our phones away for anything, even precious family time. But some hotels and resorts are challenging guests to “chew through the leash” when it comes to technology and lock their devices up for at least some hours. Officials with the hotels that have Read More …

Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Tip: Boveda Ceilings

Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Tip: Boveda Ceilings! What IS a Boveda Ceiling exactly? Of Roman origin, a boveda ceilingis a type of ceiling that is vaulted made from a low arch of brickwork. It is constructed by laying bricks lengthwise over a wood form or “centering”, and has a much gentler curve than most other methods of construction. They are mostly cosmetic, adding a stunning series of Read More …

Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Tip- smoke detectors?

Thanks for dropping by for my latest Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Tip- smoke detectors? A question I am often asked is “Why don’t we see smoke detectors in Mexico?” I have to admit, you rarely see them here. I think there are a few factors that play into the absence of something we get so used to in other parts of the world: The buildings Read More …

PV Real Estate Tip: Activities and Services available for fun!

  PV Real Estate Tip: Activities and Services for fun! I recently saw a rental contract for a very nice Villa and it had a questionnaire of activities and services available here in PV. Thought you might find this interesting if only from a “what is there to do in PV?” aspect. Sport ☐ Sailing lessons – high-season ☐ Kite surfing +15 min ☐ Surfing Read More …

Real Estate Vallarta Tip: Hardwood cabinets

Real Estate Vallarta Tip: Hardwood cabinets      When you are shopping for a home in Puerto Vallarta a sure sign that the builder put money into the construction is easily seen in the kitchen. While one might focus on the appliances, I might direct your attention to something that will last much longer if done right: the kitchen cabinets! Here in the tropics, we Read More …

Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Tip: Top 10 when selling

Puerto Vallarta Real Estate Tip: Top 10 when selling Okay, I admit this is just a joke but we really are experts at handling all your paperwork, gaining you every advantage regarding taxes and making true sales presentations of your home. This month my agency has two agents in the top 10 on the entire bay, something we do regularly. Find out why!! john@boardwalkrealtypv.com

Puerto Vallarta Real Estate tip: What is that purple-flowering tree? Jacaranda!

If you have ever seen the beautiful purple-flowering tree in Vallarta (and even more in the higher altitude cities like Guadalajara) you may have asked “What is that purple-flowering tree? Jacaranda!” Most likely what you have seen has been described as one of nature’s most beautiful trees, the Jacaranda tree. Here is some info on them from Wikipedia:   Jacaranda seedling Jacaranda can be propagated Read More …

Puerto Vallarta Lifestyles Tip: Hummingbirds

Puerto Vallarta Lifestyles Tip: Hummingbirds If you have never been to Puerto Vallarta in the Spring, one thing that you would miss is the major influx of Hummingbirds to the area! We have several varieties that stay year round but many migrate as well. Our hummingbird festival at the Botanical Gardens on the south shore is the first week of June and is super fun. Read More …