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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 Enter 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 . . .

Staying Healthy in Mexico

Topics: Food and Drink | Health Care | Travel Essentials

Published: Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Health in Mexico

Statistics published by foreign consulates demonstrate that the overwhelming majority of foreign visits to Mexico pass by trouble-free. Health problems, when they arise, tend to stem from a small group of ailments which are directly related to the climate and local environment. People who stay here longer usually become acclimatized to the local food and water and any upsets—for example digestive issues—they may experience in the early days usually clear as their bodies adapt to the local environment . . .

No Hay Cambio

Topics: Markets and Trade | Money

Published: Friday, February 27, 2015

Mexican Coins

According to the Bank of Mexico there are more than 360 billion pesos in coins and bills in circulation, which works out at about 3,600 pesos for each of the country’s just over 100 million inhabitants. Why then does it seem that no one ever has any change? . . .

Beware of Land Without Water

Topics: Real Estate

Published: Thursday, February 26, 2015

Water

When you’re buying property in Mexico, whether it’s a built home or land upon which you intend to build your dream home, it’s vital to know exactly what the water supply arrangements are, because it may not be as straightforward as you might expect.

Healthcare Center Accreditation in Mexico

Topics: Health Care

Published: Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Helathcare Center Accreditation

By Monica Rix Paxson

In the United States and Canada, the accreditation of hospitals and many other healthcare institutions is ubiquitous. You expect your local neighborhood hospital to be accredited and you’d be surprised if it weren’t. In Mexico the situation is different . . .

The Problem with Predicting Exchange Rates

Topics: Living | Money

Published: Wednesday, February 25, 2015

USD MXN Chart

In recent years, one of the hardest things to predict has been the Mexican peso/US dollar exchange rate. Just when the peso seemed to be making a comeback from the 2008 devaluation something else happened leading investors to move back into dollars . . .

Banking Services in Mexico

Topics: Living | Money

Published: Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Bank

If you’re living or working in Mexico, planning to retire here, or planning to invest in Mexican real estate, the likelihood is that you will need to open an account at a Mexican bank to facilitate your daily financial transactions in Mexico as well as manage money transfers between foreign accounts and your Mexican bank account . . .

Mexico: A Land of Three Lands

Topics: Climate and Environment

Published: Thursday, February 19, 2015

Oceanfront

Mexico’s geographical territory is composed of a diverse topography including coastal plains, temperate highlands, and extensive mountain ranges which climb to heights of over 10,000 feet above sea level. This diversity gives rise to a range of different climate zones . . .