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Bread Shops, Neighbors, and Nostalgia

Topics: Culture & History

Published: Friday, March 27, 2015

Bread Basket

An important part of Mexico’s past and present are its bread shops, which are found on many busy corners of its towns and cities. When you’re hungry, there’s nothing quite as enticing as the smell of fresh baked bread wafting out from the local panadería.

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 . . .

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’ . . .

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 . . .

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 . . .

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.