Five Reasons You Want to Own in Puerto Vallarta

  If you have ever dreamed of owning a vacation home in Mexico, our destination has likely crossed your mind. Puerto Vallarta is a leading destination for foreigners investing in Mexican real estate, attracted by many factors. Here are just five reasons – and we certainly have many more – why you should consider purchasing […]

Selling Your Home: To Stage or Not to Stage

It is an often-asked question when sellers are listing a home in Puerto Vallarta or elsewhere – is it better to sell a home with the furniture included or not? As anyone who has ever watched a “house-flipping reality show” on television can tell you, professional staging can really make the difference in the appeal […]

Should You Stage Your Puerto Vallarta Home For Sale?

Questions about staging your home for sale is something that our professional Puerto Vallarta real estate agents often hear. A recent study from Stagedhomes.com showed that staged homes for sale can sell up to 82% faster than those which are not. While the Puerto Vallarta real estate market has some differences when compared to Canadian and […]

Deciding What to Bring When Moving to Mexico

  Although the Puerto Vallarta real estate market offers every type of home, from hacienda-style luxury Mexican villas, to cozy apartments, to modern downtown penthouses, many buyers looking to retire in Mexico or move for full-time living, find themselves leaving a larger house to begin their new life in a smaller living space.  Furnished condos […]

3 Steps for Successful Real Estate Transactions in Puerto Vallarta

When Tropicasa Realty opened for business over 20 years ago, summer marked the “slow season” in the Puerto Vallarta real estate market. But as our destination has grown, real estate investment is a 12 month a year booming marketplace, with buyers throughout North American interested in buying property in Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit. The process […]

Protecting Your Puerto Vallarta Property from the Sun

When owning a property, protecting your home from the sun is important for many reasons, including keeping the interior of your home cooler and limiting the use of your air conditioners, and keeping paint and fabrics on indoor and outdoor furniture from fading under the strength of solar rays. Here are two ways to help […]

Tips for Great Summer Gardening in Puerto Vallarta

With the summer months, comes the rainy season in Puerto Vallarta. And while our rains usually roll in hard and fast in the late afternoons, leaving sunny days, for the most part, those heavy rains can both make your garden lush and green, but also cause some damage without proper preparedness. We have a few […]

Forgetting the Fear of the Fideicomiso

Many buyers get nervous when they hear about the “fideicomiso” system, which is the manner in which residential property can be purchased by foreigners in the “restricted zones”, that is land which is 50 kilometers from the coast or 100 kilometers from the border. This system is part of the Mexican Constitution, designed to protect […]