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Wood Decks and Open Space Living Areas

Topics: Real Estate

Published: Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wood Deck

Most of Mexico has a year-round mild climate, conducive to spending a lot of time outdoors or in open spaces within the home. In fact, many Mexican families spend most of their time cooking, eating and socializing on an outside terrace or covered patio of some sort…

Tell-Tale Signs of a Good Realty Agent

Topics: Real Estate

Published: Thursday, March 19, 2015

Realty Agent

Finding and working with a reliable local real estate agent can pay long-term dividends when it comes to renting, buying, and selling property in Mexico . . .

One-Way Car Rentals in Mexico

Topics: Transportation

Published: Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Driving in Mexico

When you rent a car in Mexico and take the vehicle back to a different agency to the one you rented it from, it’s called a one-way rental. One-way car rentals attract a “drop-off” fee, which covers the cost of driving the vehicle back to the agency that manages it, and so the fee is directly related to the distance between the two agencies . . .

A Brief Comment On Benito Juarez

Topics: Culture & History

Published: Monday, March 16, 2015

Benito Juarez Quote

March 21st each year marks anniversary of the birth of Benito Juarez, the most famous of Mexican presidents, one of the best known of Mexico’s historical characters, and something of a benchmark for the country’s political life. His most famous saying is that ‘among individuals as among nations, the respect for the rights of others is peace’ . . .

Executive-Class Bus Travel in Mexico

Topics: Transportation

Published: Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Bus Travel in Mexico

The most comfortable buses in Mexico are the ‘executive class’ bus lines which are ideal for longer journeys: these buses feature no more than twenty-five seats on board, laid out in a 2+1 configuration, each one being a third wider than a normal bus seat, and which recline to be near-flat, like a bed. Think of business class on an airplane . . .

Fixed Line Call Charges Drop Sharply in Mexico

Topics: Communications

Published: Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Mexico's Telecommunications Markets

Legislation passed into law in 2014 and fully enacted on January 1, 2015 has shaken-up Mexico’s telecommunications market and effectively made fixed-line telephone calls and internet services from residential lines among the most affordable in the world . . .

Car Rental in Mexico

Topics: Transportation

Published: Monday, March 9, 2015

Car Rental

Car rental in Mexico has never been more affordable than it is today. Foreign expats who live in Mexico but don’t own a car can use car rental services for casual leisure trips, or other times when use of car is needed. Those visiting Mexico for leisure tours will find that renting a car in Mexico provides an excellent way to experience the landscape and gain efficient access to local features and attractions independently . . .

Take Advantage of Your Home’s Views

Topics: Real Estate

Published: Friday, March 6, 2015

Terrace View

By Ed Kunze

It doesn’t really happen very often, but I have seen homes built on the beach, or on a high piece of ground, with small windows and wooden doors. And, even when homes do have decent-sized picture windows and sliding glass doors, they are insufficient. They should be huge, and lots of them . . .

Do I Need a Visa to Visit Mexico?

Topics: Travel Essentials

Published: Thursday, March 5, 2015

Mexico Visa

One of the most frequently-asked questions we receive is whether someone needs a visa to enter Mexico. The answer depends on which country your passport is issued, or where you have legal residency, or have APEC business travel privileges. This article explains who, and who does not, need to apply for a visa before traveling to Mexico . . .

Baby Boomers in Mexico

Topics: Living | Retirement

Published: Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Baby Boomers

The term ‘Baby Boomer’ is a moniker popularized in North America to describe people born between 1946 and 1964. Now, with their own children having grown-up and flown family nests, Baby Boomers are contemplating their situation and looking for ways to exercise their living inheritance. They are beginning to make a series of lifestyle choices not so readily available previous generations, including emigration — part-time or full-time — to Mexico . . .