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

Buying & Selling Real State in Puerto Vallarta

What Determines Fair Market Value?

Those of us living in Mexico who are from other parts of North America can take the concept of fair market value for granted. We assume that this measure of value is used in other markets and other countries. Actually, it is not common outside of the USA or Canada to commonly have sold market data.  

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Real Estate Professionals in Mexico

The AMPI Code of Ethics

What does the AMPI Code of Ethics say about loyalty of a real estate professional to his local organization and his colleagues? The real estate professional has an obligation to share his experience and knowledge with his colleagues. A real estate professional should not make comments with respect to business actions performed by another Real Estate Professional unless his opinion is official requested. Such opinion must be based on truth and not rumor.

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 Why Are We Here?

Deciding to Live in Puerto Vallarta

Why does a person decide to live in a foreign country when it is not business related?   Some writer has said the reason is to “re-invent ourselves”. This may be true, but we can also experience a recommitment to some of our core beliefs.

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What is the Trust Deed?

The Purchase of Mexican Real Estate

Foreigners (non-Mexican) are able to purchase real estate in Mexico. They may directly own rural or urban land in the interior of Mexico with certain limitations on specific agricultural tracts. In the restricted protected zone, a Trust Deed is used. These protected areas include 100 kilometers along all-natural borders, 50 kilometers along coastlines, and all of Baja California.  Banderas Bay is primarily in the restricted zone.

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