G3MEX GOES TO VANCOUVER: Tuning Into the Canadian Perspective of Mexico

GMEX Real Estate Company just returned to Vallarta from the Mexi-Go Expo in gorgeous Vancouver. Mexi-Go is a travel, real Estate, investment and retirement website and magazine for Canadians considering traveling or moving to Mexico. This was our first year at the Expo that they host in Vancouver. We thought it was time to find out more about what our friends to the North want when looking for a property in Mexico.

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Marina Vallarta

Sailing, Golfing, Fine Dining and Now Even a Farmers’ Market!

The Marina Vallarta is relatively new, and it’s a city within a city. Marina Vallarta has condo and hotel high-rises around a protected 450-slip marina, with shops and restaurants on the buildings’ ground floors.

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Rise of the Aztec Tiger

Two decades ago, one of Mexico’s leading social critics proclaimed Los Angeles “the heart of the Mexican dream.” Pedro P. agreed, leaving behind his native Oaxaca for work as a gardener in the city’s San Fernando Valley. After 14 years as an undocumented immigrant, however, Pedro, age 44, is heading home at the end of April, drawn by an economic resurgence south of the border that has led some observers to label Mexico the “Aztec tiger.”

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Casa Iturbide: Affordable Living in Puerto Vallarta

CASA ITURBIDE BOUTIQUE RESIDENCES
CENTRO, PUERTO VALLARTA

Welcome to one of Puerto Vallarta’s newest developments perched on the lush garden stairway of Calle (Andador) Iturbide: Casa Iturbide Boutique Residences. Enjoy panoramic views of the Bay of Banderas in the heart of downtown, within walking distance of restaurants, shopping, sites, the beautiful new Malecon and the magical atmosphere of the historic Gringo Gulch neighborhood.

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Buy Local

We’ve all heard of the trend everywhere in the US and Canada, “buy local”. Even the Mexican government had a campaign a few years back that promoted things made in Mexico. But here in Puerto Vallarta the whole concept has been inverted. Instead, it seems that the motto is “buy imported”. Everyone (who can afford it) heads out to the local super store to make purchases, when similar goods could just as easily be purchased at a local provider. Maybe the local stores are not as fancy or as fashionable as those great big super stores, but they are owned and operated by local residents. Some have been owned by the same family for generations! Sure, the big super stores employ local people, pay taxes and provide a service, but in reality all that these BIG stores care about is their bottom line and making their stockholders happy. And you don’t build the same relationships as you do with local shopkeepers.

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It’s a New Year in Puerto Vallarta!

After several years of uncertainty the only thing that is certain is uncertainty. Remember, that it’s not a steady ship that makes a good sailor. Our uncertain times and stormy economic seas have given us the opportunity to reflect and to think about what we want out of life. Perhaps it is time to stop being so apprehensive, and tentative, and to realize that now, more than ever, is the time to enjoy our life and upcoming retirement. Our future is unknown, so how can we hide behind the drapes, peering out for the next big crisis. Of course, we should show self-restraint and self-discipline—but we also don’t want to miss out on some incredible opportunities coming up on the horizon.

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Puerto Vallarta as safe as ever

Hello I just wanted to let everyone who follows my blog about PV that I really apreciate the great comments that you have had in relation to the articles and content on my website and newsletter. I will try to reiterate that PV is my home and the home to my wife and kids and we have a great time here and feel very safe. There is a scattered amount of crime just like any other city but just like the hurricanes, there is no place for viloent crime in this city. PV local economy is hurting right now and it needs to be helped by the poeple who have come and enjoyed the area in the past. This city does not need much but it does need tourism, it lives and thrives off of tourism and the locals are suffering because the tourism has been now been low for years.

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