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Riviera Nayarit Receives Mexico’s First Blue Flag Marina Designation

The Marina Riviera Nayarit in La Cruz de Huanacaxtle received Mexico’s first Blue Flag Marina certification during the XI National Clean Beaches Conference in Cancun recently and the flag was hoisted in a ceremony at the marina on July 16th. Nuevo Vallarta Norte beach also received its Blue Flag. Riviera Nayarit stands out among all…

Date Announced for 3rd House Hunters Int´l featuring Puerto Vallarta

USA Air Date announced for third House Hunters International episode featuring Puerto Vallarta Mark your calendar to March 13th and set our TV channel to HGTV for the first broadcast of Puerto Vallarta’s third episode on the hit television show House Hunters International. The latest trek follows Karen and Charles as they set their eyes…

House Hunters International Puerto Vallarta Episode #2

  June 6, 2013 on HGTV   House Hunters International hadn’t filmed any episodes in Puerto Vallarta until last year when they contacted Timothy Real Estate Group about auditioning for the show. Our first episode aired March of 2012 and on June 6th 2013 our second episode aired highlighting Puerto Vallarta once again and the…

Proposed Mexican Constitutional Amendment to Article 27 Fraction 1 – Bank Trusts

I have received many communications from clients lately about the proposed changes to the Mexican constitution Article 27 fraction 1 that requires foreigners to own or hold properties located within the restricted zones in a Mexican bank trust.  The rumors are already rampant that it has passed, but this is not true, yet. There is…

Beach Houses by Andrew Geller: Architect of Happiness

  We loved this retrospective From an article in www.boutique-homes.com, a tribute to the Beach House…. definitely… Inspired Living… The New York Times reports that Andrew Geller, the architect of many of the seaside structures we spotlighted in our original article, passed away at the age of 87 on Christmas day. Geller’s work is distinguished by a…

Puerto Vallarta Home Buyer’s Guide

With a super first quarter of 2013 behind us the Puerto Vallarta real estate market looks like it will be following in the footsteps of our neighbors to the north. Mexico’s strong economy and the demand for lower living costs along with the lifestyle foreigners can find in Mexico, Puerto Vallarta is poised for a…

20 ways to get capital-gains tax break

If you’re a stock or mutual-fund investor, then you probably know that investments held for more than a year and sold for a profit are subject to lower tax rates as long-term capital gains. Generally speaking, if you’re in the 25% tax bracket or higher, you will owe 15% of your profits to the Internal Revenue Service. If you’re in the upper-income category, you may owe the maximum 20% rate for 2013 and beyond.

New Real Estate Mobile App: HouseHappy

The app: Househappy Optimized for desktop, as well as iOS and Android mobile devices This new photo-driven real estate platform allows buyers, sellers, and brokers to search and post property for sale around the world––for free. Househappy is a user-generated search engine with the mission to simplify property search and make information accessible to everyone….