Everything you need to know about buying and selling real estate in Mexico, Puerto Vallarta, and the Banderas Bay region

Advantages and Disadvantages

Mexican Real Estate Buying Resale or New Construction

Buying a resale – This is the most straightforward way to buy a condo. Advantages include: You can see what you’re buying. You don’t have to imagine how it will look from a floor plan. There is no wait. You get to move in as soon as you close. Disadvantages include: If the unit has been lived in for more than a couple of years, you might need to set aside money for renovations.


A country I feel particularly attached to and grateful for

Anthony Bourdain on Mexico

Anthony Bourdain wrote: “Americans love Mexican food. We consume nachos, tacos, burritos, tortas, enchiladas, tamales and anything resembling Mexican in enormous quantities. We love Mexican beverages, happily knocking back huge amounts of tequila, mezcal, and Mexican beer every year. We love Mexican people—we sure employ a lot of them. Despite our ridiculously hypocritical attitudes towards immigration, we demand that Mexicans cook a large percentage of the food we eat, grow the ingredients we need to make that food, clean our houses, mow our lawns, wash our dishes, and look after our children.


The Rule of Law

Understanding Private Property Ownership

Private Property Rights – If you look at the laws of nations, there are: family law, international public law, international private law, criminal law, and property law. If you’re poor, however; all you basically have is a piece of land or a place where you work, whether you’re street vending or milking a cow. There is nothing more precious to you than your property.