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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.

Real Estate Investing 101

2013 … Its time to buy real estate again…  everyone is saying it, all indicators are pointing to it… so do your homework and figure out how investing in real estate can work for you this year.   There are deals to be had in the Puerto Vallarta real estate market and we can help…

8 Tips for Buying in a Tight Market

Don’t let disappointment immobilize you…. We think the following tips apply to any type of market. Article Thanks to DIAN HYMER, MONDAY, APRIL 1, 2013. Care of Inman News® It’s always hard to predict how long it will take to find a home to buy. Given the current low-inventory environment, it may take you longer…

Painting Your Home for Resale

Potential buyers are very critical of everything in your house. Before you put your house up for sale you need to do a walk through and look at the paint on the walls as critically as a buyer would. Walk around the exterior as well. If there is chipped or faded paint, buyers may not…

1st Annual Vallarta Real Estate Fair a hit!

The first annual Vallarta Real Estate Fair took place at the Rivera Molino Plaza on Saturday, March 2nd, 2013. The successful event hosted by Timothy Real Estate Group, included over 12 local businesses and professionals offering free advice ranging from mortgages, health care providers, home owners insurance, real estate, immigration and it’s laws, interior design…

What do home sellers need to disclose?

Basement flooding. Mould behind the walls. Cracks in the foundation. These are just some of the stories that are regularly received from buyers who discovered defects in their home shortly after closing, which were not disclosed by the seller. Sellers must disclose anything that could affect the property’s value or desirability, from big problems such…